2 October 2019

Registration & networking


Chairperson’s opening remarks

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


Guest-Of-Honour’s Speech

Joan Pereira, Member of Parliament, GRC Tanjong Pagar



Opening Keynote

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


Scaling Up and Digital Readiness


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

– Accelerating business growth regionally through partnerships and franchising strategies

– Transforming business value proposition, organisational processes and people

– Implementing innovation and business transformation solutions to accelerate business growth


Michelle Yong, Director, Aurum (Woh Hup Group), Singapore

Michelle Peh, Chief Brand Officer & Global Group GM, MindChamps, Singapore

Imelda Harsono, Director, Samator Group, Indonesia


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


Speed networking session


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


Kamlesh Mahtani, Director, Emerging, Oracle NetSuite



Panel: Developing an Innovative Business for the Sustainable Future

– Exploring opportunities and overcoming challenges in building a business for good

– Implementing innovative and sustainable 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 

Atchara Poomee, Founder, PAC Corporation, Thailand

Koh Seng Choon, Executive Director, Project Dignity, Singapore

Claire Sancelot, Founder, CEO, HIVE, Malaysia



Joelle Chia, Board Member, BANSEA




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


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



Rebekah Woo, Managing Director, Fosun, Singapore



Sharing: Building Talent in the Workforce

Manisah Sapari, Business Advisor, SME Centre @ SMCCI Singapore


Afternoon Networking 


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: Developing Your Digital Transformation Roadmap

       Michael Chua, Independent Digital Technology Consultant, Singapore

Round-table B: Scaling Up Through International Market Entry Strategies

       Jeffrey Nah, Growth Consultant & AdvisorManaging Director, JN Capital & Growth Advisory, Singapore

Round-table C: Stop Leaking, Start Reaping

Brendan Yong, Founder, Scale-Up Marketing, Singapore


Closing remarks


Networking Tea Extravaganza & Lucky Draw


End of event

Official H.E.R® Asia Summit
Post Event Party

3 October | 6pm | 1-Altitude @ Raffles Place

Free Entry to 1-Altitude Restaurant & Bar, including 1 complimentary drink!

Simply show your pass at the door and enjoy a free drink and free entry to Singapore’s tallest al-fresco bar!