Digitalisation and Scaling Up for Business Success

Kuala Lumpur | 6 November 2019 | 9am - 5pm

Asia’s Most Inclusive Gathering of Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Investors.

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Datuk Wan Suraya, Secretary General
Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED)

Datuk Wan Suraya has over 24 years of experience working across the different divisions in the ministry including International Trade Division, ASEAN, economic affairs, investment policy and trade facilitation, and JUSA A (Strategy & Monitoring). She is also part of the Board of Directors team at TEKUN Nasional, UDA Holdings Bhd and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad (Bank Rakyat).

Kent Chua, Co-Founder
Rhombus Connexion

Rhombus Connexion’s co-founder has successfully evolved the group into an F&B entrepreneur platform—one that boasts 19 brands and 51 outlets across four nations. His proudest achievement is establishing the Happiness Office, which serves as the guiding principle and foundation of the corporation.

Chua, 32, hails from Kuching and is a certified accountant. His journey into entrepreneurship began when he met a colleague who shared his passion for diving. The pair came together to birth ‘The Beer Factory’, which has over 12 branches in Malaysia including Kota Kinabalu.

As one of Malaysia’s fastest growing F&B conglomerate, RCX owns and operates more than 19 brands with over 50 outlets regionally. The Group’s footprints includes Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Myanmar.

In line with its mission to nurture talents and empower entrepreneurs, RCX’s sustainable ecosystem encompasses important pillars that contribute to the overall growth in the F&B industry. These pillars include Education (F+B Academy), Brand and Marketing  and Food Production.

RCX completes the ecosystem for its F&B retail and pillars through its Shared Services of Corporate Strategy, Legal, Human Resource, Finance and Technology department. All business units under the Group is entitled to these Services, which plays a vital role in the brand expansion.

RCX’s organic and inorganic growth strategy sees the organisation moving towards greater partnerships with more F&B entrepreneurs as well as replicating its ecosystem regionally.

Mohd Khairul Fidzal, Chief Operating Officer
Bioeconomy Corporation

Mohd Khairul Fidzal holds a Bachelor of Economic from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and has 20 years of experience in government, industry and financial institution.  He developed his interpersonal and analytical skills with United Overseas Bank (UOB) in 1997 when he was a Business Management Officer.

He joined Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT) in 2002 and served in various strategic position and department in MiGHT and Group of Subsidiaries. Due to his vast expertise and knowledge in the financial industry, Mohd Khairul Fidzal has been mandated by (MiGHT) to lead the MiGHT Technology Nurturing in order to nurture local entrepreneur and SMEs.

Previously, Mohd Khairul Fidzal was the Private Secretary to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Special Officer in Prime Minister’s Office which enabled him to acquire the most valuable knowledge and experience in liaising with various ministries and government agencies. He took part in formulating important national policies, roadmaps and action plans ie National Innovation Policy, National Biotechnology Policy, Industrialised Building System and Science to Action Program (S2A). He played a vital role in addressing pressing issues such as in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STI governance, innovation, haze, and disaster risk reduction through his role in the Science Advisor’s Office and as well as in S2A. He also undertook the role in popularising and promoting STI through key national programs namely Angkasawan Program and Pameran Kegemilangan Sains dalam Tamadun Islam (Exhibition of Scientific Excellence in Islamic Civilization) to name a few.


He then headed Malaysia-Korea Technology Centre (MYKOR) to promote the technology transfer and commercialisation of local SMEs to international countries.  He further developed his business skills and acumen during his tenure as the Head of KE Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MiGHT, a knowledge management outfit that he established and built.  This strengthened his leadership and business management skills.

Mohd Khairul Fidzal joined Bioeconomy Corporation as the Chief Operating Officer on 1 April 2018.

Christy Ng, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Christy Ng Shoes

Christy Ng started Christy Ng Shoes in her living room in 2013. Christy Ng shoes are made in Malaysia by a select team of shoe making artisans. Christy has been the top nominee of EY Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. She is also the Grand Prize Winner of Alliance Bank BizSmart Challenge. Christy Ng shoes has 6 retail stores nationwide and an e-commerce store which serves a global audience.

What is H.E.R Malaysia Summit?

We are Harnessing the power of women in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Relationship.

We believe in the education, empowerment, and support of women in Entrepreneurship. The H.E.R Summit was born out of the belief that entrepreneurial women should gather together, support each other, and learn from each other.

The H.E.R Summit serves as a massive networking conference, where C-Level Executives and local SME Business Owners can gather and make meaningful connections.

Attendees come from SMEs & MNCs alike, and part of the proceeds from the H.E.R Platform will go to beneficiaries supporting the empowerment, education & support of marginalized women.

This conference is not restricted to ladies – men are welcome too!

What can you expect?

Distinguished Keynotes

In previous years, we've had Minister Grace Fu (Minister for Culture, Community, and Youth) to grace the event, as well as Former Olympian, May Ooi from ONE Championship Singapore.

Panel Discussions

The conference will be hosting 3 full length panels discussing the latest (and most relevant) topics in local & regional business realms. Previous years, we've had panelists like Steen Puggaard (Former CEO, 4Fingers Crispy Chicken), Anna Lim (Founder, The Soup Spoon), and Wendy Liu (Co-Founder, EzBuy), etc.

Roundtable Workshops

Mini-Workshops to discuss business strategies, aimed to be educational, practical, and relevant to day-to-day business processes. Ie. Previous years, we've had Simone Heng (Radio Personality, Class95FM) coming in to talk about Personal Branding in the Business Setting, as well as Bansea & Moolahsense to discuss growth & financing for SMEs.

Speed Networking

We are expecting nearly 350 Business Owners & Key Decision-Makers in our midst, coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China, etc, to participate in our massive speed networking session. Expand your network!

Data collected from H.E.R Asia Summit 2018, available in the H.E.R Post Event Report.

H.E.R Advisory Board

Rebekah Woo

Partner, Crimson Capital

Ravi Govindan

Executive Chairman, Mercatus Capital

Steen Puggaard

Operating Partner, Archipelago Capital Partners

2019 Sponsors & Partners

Silver Sponsor 


Supporting Partners

Official Radio Partner

Lifestyle Partners

Media Partners