Conference Day 1 | 2 October 2019

Registration & networking


Chairperson’s opening remarks

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



Guest-of-Honour Opening Speech



Opening Keynote


Scaling Up and Digital Readiness

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


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

Michelle Peh, Group GM, MindChamps, Singapore


Speed networking


Morning networking refreshment


Innovation to Enable Business Growth

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


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

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

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



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



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



Networking Lunch


Local Brand, Global Presence 

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


Cheryl Gan, Managing Director, Hysses, Singapore

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

Barb de Corti, Founder, ENJO Australia, Australia


Networking Break


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


Closing remarks


Networking Tea Extravaganza & Lucky Draw


End of event

Masterclass Day 2 | 3 October 2019

H.E.R Leadership Masterclass

Who should attend:
Business owners, Entrepreneurs, Corporate executives & Leaders


The number of female leaders and entrepreneurs have risen gradually over the years, and the roles and responsibilities of a female leader and entrepreneur have also increased due to the need to care for their families and team members. They need to be versatile and adaptable to be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and win the trust of their followers. They need to know what their leadership style is in order to lead effectively and to know how best to portray themselves. They also need to manage their time well and lead effectively at home and at work. Most newly appointed leaders may also be judged and receive criticisms from the colleagues. Such challenges can be daunting to a new leader or entrepreneur which can lead to negative thoughts and actions and even depression when managed poorly.

In this course, we will teach you how to identify your leadership style to lead with poise, how you can manage people around you with more effective communication, how to portray yourself like a leader, how to be an effective holistic leader at home and at work, how to uplift your personal branding effectively, andhow to groom yourself socially and physically through activities, videos, hands-on exercises and presentations. We will end off the course for a site visit to better understand how others manage their business, processes and people effectively.

Course outline:

– Understanding mindfulness and how it can impact your leadership

– Applying your Emotional Intelligence to leadership

– Authentic leadership: Discovering your leadership style and leading with poise

– Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur: Mind-set shift to improve business performance

– Developing an effective holistic leadership at home and Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship: How a mindset shift can improve business performance and productivity

– Managing business, people and yourself through persuasive communication

– Overcoming difficult situations and communicating confidently

– Uplifting team members

– Next-generation team members and retaining talent effectively

– Personal branding: Increasing visibility among industry peers, colleagues and building importance to self

– Social and personal grooming for a positive portrayal of self

Site Visits

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit sites of offices or factories as part of the H.E.R Leadership Masterclass Agenda.