Mr Lim Geok Khoon, PMAS President
The PMAS Manpower Study Executive Summary was distributed to all participants in March 2018. The full report will be made available to Members in June 2018. Members should study the PMAS Manpower Study Report in order to improve their human resource policies and systems and to initiate progressive wage models in their companies.
The PMAS Training Academy launched the NITEC Offset Printing Module 1 course on 9th September 2017 using the Sinapse Print Simulator. The course ended on 26th May 2018 with the Module I examination. The NITEC Offset Printing Module 2 Course and NITEC Computerised PrePress Module 1 Course will commence on 14th July 2018. The PMAS Training Academy will continue to conduct courses with the aim to upgrade and certify the skills of the print media industry.
PMAS celebrated its 80th anniversary with a dinner at the Chui Huay Lim Club on 17th November 2018. 450 people joined us for the celebration. We were honoured to host invited guests from government bodies and educational institutions.
In November 2017 a delegation of five from PMAS participated in the Asean Printing Forum 2017 held in Manila, Philippines from 21st to 22nd November 2017. Nine Asean Countries were represented at Asean Printing Forum 2017 which provided the opportunity for the Asean printing fraternity to meet and interact.
PMAS has been invited to organise the Asean Printing Forum 2018 in Singapore as Singapore is the Chair of Asean in 2018. PMAS is planning to hold the Asean Printing Forum 2018 in November 2018. It will be held over 3 days with a printing industry conference on the 2nd day. With the full support of Members I am confident that PMAS will be able to organise the event successfully.
The term of the PMAS Management Committee 2016/2018 will come to an end in June 2018. At the PMAS 80th Annual General Meeting on 28th June 2018, Members will elect the Management Committee for 2018/2020. PMAS has improved substantially with the move to larger and better premises in Tai Seng and the launch of the PMAS Training Academy. The in-coming Management Committee for 2018/2020 will be tasked to improve PMAS even further.
The local print media industry has been dealing with the challenges and disruptions resulting from the digital revolution over the last few years. We have to identify the new trends in printing and move ahead using the tools and technologies available. This is an ongoing process as companies restructure and adopt new business models. I am confident that the print media industry in Singapore will transform itself for a prosperous future.
I thank all PMAS Members for their strong support during the year especially the sponsors for the PMAS Golf Tournament 2017 and the PMAS 80th Anniversary Dinner. I also thank the Members who continue to advertise in the PRINT Singapore magazine and the Singapore Printing Industry Directory.
Finally I would also like to express my appreciation to Spring Singapore and IE Singapore (merged into Enterprise Singapore), the Employment & Employability Institute (e2i) and Workforce Singapore for their continued support to PMAS
Lim Geok Khoon