Pest Management Industry Visioning Workshop


As part of efforts towards developing pest management industry under Environmental Services Industry Transformation Map (ESITM), National Environment Agency (NEA) organised Pest Management Industry Visioning Workshop with KPMG Services Pte Ltd on 9 September 2019 in Suntec City Convention Centre. This half-day workshop was declared open by SPMA President Mr Andrew Chan and attended by over 150 participants from all levels of stakeholders, from Singapore Pest Management Association and its members, to tertiary education institutions.

This workshop provided a platform for the industry to shape the future of the industry, to co-develop a bold achievable vision for the industry and to inspire transformation efforts. Before the participants were engaged in facilitated group-level discussion on critical aspects of the industry needs, there was a joint presentation by NEA and KPMG on their preliminary findings from a recent manpower study conducted by them since August to explore the challenges faced by pest management industry.

The focus of the workshop was to: (1) develop a vision for the future of Pest Management industry, (2) to articulate goals for the Pest Management industry’s transformation effort, and to (3) co-create strategies to achieve the desired vision for the industry. It was a common hope shared by all that through this series of efforts, all industry partners would be motivated to shift mindset on the ways to run businesses in this complex operating environment, and to continue exploring all areas for transformation to ensure that Pest Management industry will be built into one that is vibrant, sustainable and professional.

Article provided by Hazel Lim, SPMA Secretariat.

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