FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

What are the benefits of membership?
As a member of AmCham Singapore, companies have unique opportunities to connect with other corporations and individuals with similar interests and discuss relevant issues within their industries.  Click here to see a list of complimentary benefits and how to optimize your membership.

 

How do I qualify to become a member of AmCham?
Membership is open at the corporate level to companies with a business interest in the U.S. or relationships with U.S. businesses. Please complete the membership inquiry form and a representative from our membership team will contact you.

 

Does my company have to be a U.S. company?
No. However, your company must have a vested relationship with the U.S.

 

Does my company need to have an office in the U.S. to qualify for membership?
No. Your company does not need to have an office in the U.S. to become a member. However, we do require your company to have a relationship or business operation that influences U.S. commerce.

 

Can I sign up as an individual member?
No. Unfortunately, we do not offer individual memberships. If you are an employee of a company and your employer is not a member, we encourage your company to consider the many benefits of joining our organization. To inquire about membership, please complete the membership inquiry form here and a representative from our membership team will contact you.

 

How do I check if my company is a member of AmCham?
You may do a quick search through our Membership Directory using the “find” function. If your company is not listed and wishes to apply for membership, please complete the membership inquiry form and a representative will contact you. Alternatively, you may email our membership team directly.

 

Are there membership fees/dues? If so, how much does it cost?
Yes. There is a yearly membership fee to be part of AmCham Singapore. The fees vary based on global company size and classification of your company in our membership categories. Register your interest here so that we can assess your company and determine the correct category, and thus the overall cost. Membership is via an annual rolling basis.

 

Does our membership give us access to other chambers in the ASEAN region?
AmCham can help facilitate connections; however, please note that each AmCham is an independent organization and membership fees are not transferrable.

 

Can I have access to AmCham’s database or member information?
No. Our member database is confidential out of respect for our members and in accordance with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act. However, as an AmCham member you can send emails to other members through our online member portal. Please note that AmCham Singapore neither encourages, nor condones spamming members.

 

How do I update my company’s or personal member information?
To update both your company and personal member information, please see our portal guide (Attach guide) for step by step instructions. You will need your log in to do so. If you have misplaced or forgotten your log-in, you may email our membership team, or reset your password here. (You may only update your company’s information if you are the Primary member of your company’s membership.)

 

I do not have a login ID and I would like to register for an event. How do I do that via the website?
If your company is a member of AmCham but you do not have login details, you may contact Nathan Sivarajah for event registration. Alternatively, a member with login details may also register you for the event.

 

I am not a member of AmCham but I would like to attend an event. How do I register?  
Unfortunately, if your company is not a member of AmCham, you are unable to attend or register for our events. Events are exclusive to AmCham members.  If you wish to find out more about membership, please register your interest here.

 

Can we pay by cash for the events?
No. We only accept credit card payments. An automated receipt will be provided once your payment has been processed.

 

Is there a limit to the number of guests that a member can bring?
Members can bring up to five guests per event. Please know that your guests are to be accompanied by you, and cannot attend events alone. To view the guide on how to register yourself and guests, click here.

 

How do I register non listed employees of my company for an event?
If non listed employees of your company wish to attend an event they can be registered in one of the following ways:

 

1. Add as an Employee Member (EM) on the portal. The Primary Member (PM) can make this change or can request this addition.

 

2. Be registered by an EM or PM through our web portal. Please note the employee registering the non listed employee does not have to attend the event.

 

3. Send an email from the PM or their assistant  to our events team to confirm their attendance at an event (if it is a paid event, then a payment form will be sent to the employee we are registering).

 

Can I register at an event?
While walk-in registration is possible, we suggest that all registration be done prior to the event.  We may have to turn members away if the event is full.

 

Can you please provide me with my login details?
Your login ID is your company email address; to reset your password click here.
If you are part of a member company but do not have a login ID, please email the membership team at membership@amcham.org.sg and provide your name, company, and job title.

 

What is your cancellation policy? Can I get a refund for my registration if I am not able to attend an event?
Yes, you may receive a full refund if you provide us with a minimum notice of two business days. If notice is received less than two business days in advance, no refund will be issued. However, you may send a colleague to fill your seat.

 

If I am not able to attend an event I already registered for, can I send a replacement to take my place?
Yes. You may send a replacement from your company, email us at amcham_events@amcham.org.sg with the replacements name and job title.

 

How can I speak at an event or host an event with AmCham?

All speaking engagements and event collaborations are subject to approval by our programming committee. These opportunities are reserved for AmCham member companies. If you would like to recommend a topic or a speaker, please submit a topic synopsis and speaker biography to AmCham’s events team at amcham_events@amcham.org.sg.

Is AmCham a governmental agency?
We are a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-governmental agency.

 

Does AmCham provide information about how to set up a company in Singapore?
No. AmCham does not advise, facilitate, or recommend individuals or companies in this matter.  For information on how to start a business in Singapore please click here.AmCham works closely with the U.S. Commercial Service to produce an annual publication, ‘Crossroads: Doing Business in Singapore and Southeast Asia’, a comprehensive guide to conducting business in Singapore and the wider ASEAN region for American business leaders.  It provides key insights on Singapore’s business environment, highlights regarding top prospects for U.S. exports, investment approaches, key contacts, and helpful information for American firms to establish an office in Singapore.

 

What is AmCham’s connection to the U.S. Embassy in Singapore?
AmCham is a non-profit organization that works closely but independently of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.  Two senior officials from the U.S. Embassy serve as non-voting members of our Board of Governors.  We work closely with officials from the U.S. Embassy – including the U.S. Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission – on jointly sponsored events and programs that promote American business in Singapore and strengthen the longstanding ties between our two countries.  We work cooperatively on shared goals of increasing the U.S. presence in Asia by facilitating opportunities for senior business leaders and U.S. government officials to engage with one another.  The U.S. Ambassador also leads AmCham business missions to other countries within the region.

 

What forums with government officials are available to AmCham members?
AmCham members have plenty of opportunities to interact with government officials. To see upcoming meetings with guest speakers from both industry and government sectors, simply visit our events calendar or read through our e-newsletter that is distributed once a week on Sunday.

 
As a member of AmCham, can I use AmCham rooms/facilities for my next event/meeting?
Yes. As a member, you may rent our meeting and event spaces at exclusive member rates. Please contact Luqman Ramly at lramly@amcham.org.sg.

 

What rooms are available for rental and how much do they cost?
We have four available spaces: Stamford Auditorium, Visa Boardroom, Manpower Talent Suite, and the PayPal Coworking Space. Each room caters to different group sizes and
functions. View our rooms and rental details here.

 

Is rental available to non-members?
No. Unfortunately, room rentals are exclusively to AmCham members only.

 

How much notice do I need to give in order to book the rooms?
AmCham hosts numerous internal events, so availability of the rooms can only be booked one month prior to your event date.

Can I advertise to the AmCham community if I’m not a member?
Yes. We have a variety of advertising platforms to choose from. Please see our Media Kit and contact Kelli Lane at klane@amcham.org.sg.
 
Does AmCham offer job matching services with member companies?
No. At this time, we do not offer job matching services. Job seekers can approach The American Association of Singapore for career development seminars and job postings.You may also consider exploring other job search platforms such as LinkedIn, Jobstreet, JobsDB, or Indeed.
 
Where can I find out if there are available internship opportunities?
Please visit our Internship Program page to find available opportunities. The page is updated as internship opportunity become available.

 

Are internships paid?
No. Our internships are unpaid and are on a volunteer basis only.  Successful candidates are responsible for their housing, travel, and other expenses. Successful candidates who are not Singaporean or Permanent Residents are responsible for applying for their own visas and necessary workpasses.