Conference Day 1 | 2 October 2019

0800
Registration & networking

0900
Chairperson’s opening remarks

Renee Tan, Founder, Rendeur (H.E.R Entrepreneur)

 

0910 

Guest-of-Honour Opening Speech

0930

Opening Keynote

Scaling Up and Digital Readiness

0950
Opening plenary: Scaling up a local business to global heights through innovative strategies

– Accelerating business growth regionally through partnerships & franchising strategies

– Transforming business value proposition, organisational processes and people 

– Developing an effective transformation roadmap to be digital ready for the new economy

Panelists:

Michelle Yong, Director, Aurum (Part of the Woh Hup Group), Singapore

Michelle Peh, Group GM, MindChamps, Singapore

 

1040
Speed networking

1050
Morning networking refreshment

 

Innovation to Enable Business Growth

1120
Panel: Applying New-Gen Technologies To Drive Business Growth

– Leveraging on data and business analytics to increase business profitability

– Integrating AI and machine learning to automate businesses and analyse user behaviour

– Disrupt or be disrupted: Adapting to technological trends to drive business growth

Panelists:

Violet Lim, Co-Founder & CEO, LunchActually Group, Singapore

Grace Park, Co-Founder & President, DocDoc, Singapore

Ng Aik-Phong, Managing Director, Fave (Formerly Groupon), Singapore

1210

Panel: Developing an Innovative Business for the Sustainable Future

– Exploring opportunities and overcoming challenges in building a high-tech firm

– Implementing innovative and green solutions to drive productivity and efficiency in the workplace 

– The perfect balance: Doing good for the people and environment while sustaining a viable business model

Panelists:

Swati Pandey, CEO, Arboreal Innovations, India (2018 Cartier Women’s Initiatives Award Laureate)

Imelda Harsono, Founder, Managing Director, Samator Group, Indonesia

Atchara Poomee, Founder, PAC Corporation, Thailand

 

 

1240
Networking Lunch

 

1340
Sharing: Building Talent in the Workforce

Manisah Sapari, Business Advisor, SME Centre @ SMCCI Singapore

 

 

 

Local Brand, Global Presence 

1400
Panel: Dominating the Local Market with Expansion Strategies

– Discovering opportunities and challenges in expanding into untapped markets

– Regionalising a local brand: Exploring Trademark, IP, Franchising, Distributorship strategies

– Exploring brand & legacy strategies to ensure business sustainability

Panelists:

Alexander Pang, Chef & CEO, New Ubin Seafood Group, Singapore

Rehan Amarasuriya, Executive Director, BP de Silva Group, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., Singapore

Laura Berttoto, CEO, VMV Group, Philippines

 

1450
Networking Break

 

1510
Round Table Discussion 

Opening of the round-table discussion:

A round-table discussion is like a mini workshop. Attendees get to choose their roundtable topic of choice. Each round table discussion takes 30 mins where the roundtable facilitator will be presenting about the topic and attendees could share their challenges and ask questions during the intimate round-table session. Attendees may rotate to another topic of choice on the next round.

Round-table A: Financing & Funding Strategies for SMEs

Round-table B: Legal & IP for Businesses

Round-table C: Marketing Automation Strategies to Increase Business Efficiency

Brendan Yong, Founder, Scale-Up Marketing, Singapore

Round-table D: Attracting and Retaining Millennial Talents

 

1620
Closing remarks

1630
Networking Tea Extravaganza & Lucky Draw

1800
End of event