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.