British Chamber of Commerce Singapore

The British Chamber of Commerce Singapore is an independent membership organisation committed to helping strengthen the ties between the UK and Singapore. We have done so since 1954.

Whether you are just starting your research into ASEAN by scoping the market opportunities in Singapore, have established your business and seeking growth, building connections to the UK Government, or looking for brand exposure and employee development opportunities, the Chamber is here to support your needs at every stage of your journey.

With a full calendar of activities throughout the year including events, publications and opportunities to collaborate with our members, the Chamber team is available to help as a point of resource, introductions, networking, learning and profile-raising.

Our goal is to deliver Member Value through the services we offer that all work towards supporting our members in achieving your business objectives and aligning with our Mission of Building Networks, Connecting Businesses, and Creating Opportunities.

All benefit from our leading position as a strong and credible voice for our members and British businesses in Singapore and beyond.

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About the Webinar

The business community regularly struggles with understanding the media, not only how to pitch and place stories and ensure your quotes are not taken out of context but also how to cope with the media fallout when managing an issue or crisis. Understanding the motives of a journalist, and the mania of a newsroom, can send fear into many corporate PR spokespeople.

This webinar featuring speakers from major news outlets will use current news stories to attempt to demystify the mechanics of navigating the media, how to successfully win coverage, build and nurture effective media relationships and how to cope during a crisis.


Former Bloomberg TV Prime Time Anchor and feature writer John Dawson has over 20 years of journalism experience and will moderate this discussion on behalf of our Marketing & Communications Committee, of which he is an active member. John will be joined by Manisha Tank, an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in news and current affairs for outlets such as CNN and the BBC; Steven Chia, Mediacorp Snr Editor/ Presenter CNA, who currently hosts current affairs programme Talking Point and previously anchored Singapore Tonight; and Low Shi Ping, a writer, editor and content strategist with 20 years of experience in the media and communications roles. Shi Ping has contributed to The Peak and Prestige Singapore magazines and was the editor of design and architecture magazine d+a.


  • Understanding journalists and their motives
  • Pitching to the media, using news hooks
  • Successfully engaging with the media – interviews
  • Managing an issue, or escalating crisis

Opportunities for Q&A will be included in the session.


Manisha Tank (Award Winning Journalist)

Manisha Tank

Award Winning Journalist

Steven Chia (Mediacorp Snr Editor/ Presenter CNA)

Steven Chia

Mediacorp Snr Editor/ Presenter CNA

Low Shi Png (Writer, Editor and Content Strategist)

Low Shi Png

Writer, Editor and Content Strategist

John Dawson (CEO of Acara Strategy)

John Dawson

CEO of Acara Strategy


Member PriceFree


Public PriceS$23.36


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