Conference Day 1 | 2 October 2019

Registration & networking

Chairperson’s opening remarks

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


Guest of Honour Speech

Digital Edge for Business

Swati Pandey, CEO & Co-Founder, Arboreal Innovations (2018 Cartier Women’s Initiatives Award Winner)

Innovation and Digital Transformation
Opening plenary: Scaling up a local business to global heights through innovation & transformation

– Accelerating business growth through innovation

– Transforming business value proposition, organisational processes, and people to facilitate technology adoption

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

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

Michelle Peh, Group GM, MindChamps

Speed networking

Morning networking refreshment

Digital Innovation & Enabling Business Growth
Panel: Applying New-Gen Technologies To Drive Business Growth

– Leveraging on data & business analytics to increase businesses profitability

– Exploring how AI and machine learning can automate businesses and increase productivity

– Exploring blockchain technologies to increase data security & product integrity

Violet Lim, Co-Founder & CEO, LunchActually Group

Grace Park, Co-Founder & President, DocDoc

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

Panel: Discovering Digital Transformation Opportunities for SMEs

– Implementation of New-Gen Business Technologies in Small/Medium Enterprises

– Utilizing Emerging Tech to facilitate Frictionless & Anticipatory Services

– Leveraging on Government Support to enable Business Expansion & Growth

Networking Lunch

Regional Growth & Partnerships
Panel: Implementing Business Strategies For Regional Growth

– Discovering opportunities and challenges in expanding into untapped markets

– Implementing IP and data protection strategies for cross-border operations

– Developing public-private partnership strategies for cross-border business opportunities

Cheryl Gan, Managing Director, Hysses

Alexander Pang, Chef & CEO, New Ubin Seafood Group

Networking Break

Round Table Discussion Briefing


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: Omni-Channel Marketing Strategies

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.