EASTWEST would like to send our well wishes to Caroline Fernandes on the arrival of her beautiful girl, Elise Alyson Fernandes. Congratulations on your new phase of life. Additive manufacturing has opened up a plethora of opportunities for various industries, from aviation to healthcare and from medicine to fashion. It offers new alternatives not just to stakeholders in the technology industry but also to the average consumer. The team experienced the technology first-hand at Inside 3D Printing, the largest professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event worldwide that was on its Singapore leg of their tour. Thanks to 3D printing enthusiasts, 3D printers are becoming more and more commercialised, and you may soon own one of these machines in your home at an affordable price. The Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (IPRS) held it’s annual get-together for members to gather and catch up with each other. Our associates attended the event for the first time to meet fellow practitioners and gained insight into the industry while speaking with the IPRS President, Mr Robert Conceicao ( pictured below), who is a seasoned practitioner with invaluable advice for his juniors. The team had the opportunity to hear the UK’s plans for trade and investment priorities directly from the Secretary of State for International Trade. Dr Liam Fox’s visit reaffirmed the long-standing relations between Singapore and the UK and emphasised Singapore’s importance in the ASEAN region.