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DAY 1 PROGRAMME

15 AUGUST 2018 (WEDNESDAY)

8.15am

Registration

9.15am

OPENING CEREMONY   Hall 404                

Welcome Address by: Mr Roland Ng, President, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND DIALOGUE WITH GUEST-OF-HONOUR  Hall 404  

Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance

 

10.00am

Networking Tea Reception

10.30am

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11.00am

SPECIAL INVITED GUEST SPEAKER  Hall 404 | Mandarin 

Mr Andy Yan, Chairman, Zall Holdings Co., Ltd

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11.00am

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1.00pm

PLENARY I   Hall 404 | Mandarin

FACING OFF THE COMPETITION – WHO ARE YOU TODAY?    

As businesses grapple with the unprecedented pace of technological advances and consumerism shifts, leaders have to give their business a clear identity and accentuate their business strategies uniquely from competitors to set a strong foothold in their industry.


Distinguished panelists share how they reset their operating assumptions and management intuition to face off competition to create unparalleled opportunities for their companies.

Panelists:

Mr Anthony Tan, Deputy CEO, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Professor Mao Daqing, Founder and Director, Ucommune (Beijing) Venture Investment Co., Ltd

Mr Sean Lee Yun Feng, CEO, Marco Polo Marine

Ms Yvon Bock, Founder & Managing Director, Hegen Pte Ltd

 

Moderator:

Mr Chia Kim Huat, Regional Head, Corporate & Transactional Practice, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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10.30am

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1.00pm

TRACK 1.1    Room 309 & 310 | English

ENGAGE AND CONVERT - REINVENTING BUSINESS IN THE DISRUPTIVE ECONOMY

Disruption is the new normal; the marketplace is bombarded by forward thinking business models that challenge the status quo with breakthrough innovation and efficiencies. 

 

Learn how these future SMEs revolutionised their traditional businesses and achieved impressive growth at unprecedented rates.

Special Speaker:

Mr Avi Liran, Chief Delighting Officer, Honeycomb SMTM Asia Pte Ltd

 

Speakers:

Ms Jamie Lim, Regional Marketing Director, Scanteak

Mr Damien Tan, Chief Operating Officer, The Benjamin Barker Group

Mr Gary Loh, Vice Chairman & CEO, SunMoon Food Company Ltd

 

Moderator:

Mr Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, Risk Advisory, RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd

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TRACK 1.2   Room 324 | English 

 

SMEs GO DIGITAL – MAKES GOING DIGITAL SIMPLE FOR SMEs by IMDA

The evolving digital landscape is redefining the way we live, work and play. While rapid digitisation has ushered in disruptions to traditional businesses and value chains, it also brings forth much opportunities to SMEs.  Find out how IMDA’s initiatives such as the SMEs Go Digital programme will enable SMEs with digital capabilities to achieve internal efficiencies, cost reductions, and better service offerings for sustained growth in the digital economy.

Speakers:

Mr Shaik Umar, Assistant Director, SMEs Go Digital, IMDA

Mr Alan Chua, Executive Director, Concorde Security

Mr Dickson Tan, Business Development Manager, Ilahui Pte Ltd

Mr Allapitchay Wahid, Owner, Tash Tish Tosh

Mr Chiam Wee Leong, Chief Executives Officer / Managing Director, Sim Yee Holdings

Mr Fong Chee Cheong. Founder & CEO, Char Grill Bar

Er Dr Mike Teng, Assistant Secretary General, Singapore Manufacturing Federation

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TRACK 1.3   Room 325 | English

HOW TO BE A SMART FACTORY OF TOMORROW

 

The manufacturing sector is transiting into Industrie 4.0 where the Internet-of-Things, robotics, cognitive computing and digital fabrication come together in fully connected and automated smart factories.

 

Our panel will discuss the game-changing innovations that are disrupting the way products are manufactured and services are delivered, and what future generations of humanity have to look forward to.

Speakers:

Dr Antonio Feraco, Managing Consultant of Industrie 4.0 & Vice President of Digital Services, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Mr Steffen Endler, Senior Vice President, Digitalization Hub ASEAN, Siemens Singapore

Asst. Professor Yeong Wai Yee, Assistant Chair (Students), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Mr Ronald Leng, Lead, Enterprise System Framework Initiative, A-Star / SIMTech

 

Moderator:

Dr Chong Chee Leong, Managing Director, Aviation Virtual Pte Ltd

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BOOSTER LAB A   Room 308 | English

LEADING SUCCESSFUL CHANGE IN A DISRUPTIVE WORLD

All leaders agree that you will need an agile workforce that is ready to change rapidly to the disruptive demands of the economy. The question is how do you do it when there is a sea of negativity and resistance?

 

How do you create a compelling future that your team is excited about? Learn how to initiate change

and gather momentum to build a successful high performing team. 

Speaker:

Mr Kenneth Kwan, Author and High Performance Strategist, Deep Impact Pte Ltd

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企业升级实验室B   Room 311 | Mandarin

人力资本转型:通过职场赞赏提升员工参与度

在职场中所有员工都渴望得到雇主或上司的赞赏。企业在重视员工的价值,通过表扬来激励员工把工作做得最好,提升工作的投入气氛和参与度,增加公司业绩。作为一名有效的领导者或管理者,赞赏式激励将能帮助建立高绩效团队,成功实现最佳成果。

工作坊让参会者深入了解除金钱奖励之外,中小企业如何善加利用赞赏的五种语言和激励团队的方法

来留住人才。
 

主讲嘉宾:

突破组织学习与培训学院培训与发展总监廖嘉薇女士

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BOOSTER LAB C   Room 326 | English

THREE KEY TIPS TO PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS TO BE COMPETITIVE IN TODAY’S ECONOMY

In today’s competitive landscape, creating and building valuable relationships, or customer lifetime value in today’s context, is crucial for long term success and sustainability. Instead of jumping on the “new” or seemingly “technological”, examining its relevance to your business and your purpose - the WHY – is of utmost importance.

 

Move from disruption to creation by understanding and differentiating your brand, identifying the

value of your product, and optimising the use of business analytics.

Speaker:

Mr Nick Goh, CEO of YP Digital, Yellow Pages Pte Ltd

Mr Swami Sekar, Head of AI Chat, YP Digital, Yellow Pages Pte Ltd

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1.00pm

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Networking Lunch

2.30pm

2.30pm

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5.00pm

PLENARY II   Hall 404 | Mandarin

BLUEPRINTING THE NOW, NEXT STEPS AND THE FUTURE  

Most businesses find themselves lagging behind the fast market movements due to change resistance, complacency, or lack of resources. Leaders need to understand the past, be sensitive to the present, and proactive about the future, in order to formulate timely and impactful strategies.

 

Get proven insights on how successful leaders shaped their business blueprint to be future-ready.

 

Panelists:

Mr Gao Jungang, Group Executive President, Inner Mongolia M Grass Ecology and Environment (Group) Co., Ltd.

Mrs. Angela Zhang, Senior Director, Tmall Mom & Baby Category, Alibaba Group 

Ms Nancy Mao, Managing Director, BYD (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Mr Tan Hock Seng, Executive Chairman, Tech-Link Group

 

Moderator:

Mr Chan Hian Siang, CEO, SP Chemicals Pte Ltd

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TRACK 2.1   Room 309 & 310 | English

EXPORTING THE LEGACY – THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER BUT ARE YOU GAME TO TAKE IT?

The call has come in loud and strong for SMEs to expand and go global. But the confluence of technological, social, and geopolitical developments has altered the economics of doing business globally. New capabilities, approaches, and organisational structures are needed to capitalise and navigate through this new transformed global economy.

Follow the journey of the next-generation business owners who have taken on the challenge of building upon the legacy of a successful family business to open new growth in the new global era.

 

Speakers:

Ms Cindy Goh, CEO, Meiban Global Pte Ltd (China)

Ms Lam Shumei, Owner & Managing Director, Poultry East Africa Ltd (Africa)

Mr Kelvin Chua, Chief Financial Officer, I Apparel International Group Pte Ltd (Cambodia)

Ms Teresa Chong, Executive Director, ITC Holdings Pte Ltd (Myanmar)

 

Moderator:

Mr Ng Siew Quan, Partner & Asia Pacific Leader, Entrepreneurial and Private Business, PwC Singapore

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座谈会2.2   Room 325 | Mandarin

由新加坡南洋理工大学-国际贸易卓越研究中心与人民币国际化研究中心呈现

区块链、人工智能、金融科技 — 新科技,新机遇?  

科技发展日新月异,崭新的科技犹如雨后春笋般地大量涌现。区块链、人工智能、金融科技等颠覆性科技的面世,将不仅改善您我的生活,也会对传统的经商模式和环境造成一定的冲击。

 

您对这些新科技有多少了解,而当中这些科技又将会对您的生意起着怎样的帮助?

主讲嘉宾

ICOra Asia顾问林志乐博士

AI Singapore战略联盟主任 邱胜铭先生

普华永道合伙人王宛仪女士

XinFin联合创始人饶众允先生

 

会议主持

新加坡南洋理工大学国际贸易卓越研究中心主任兼人民币国际化研究中心主任兼应用金融教育研究中心主任

李文庆博士

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TRACK 2.3   Room 326 | English

MANAGEMENT TRANSFORMATION - WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A BOSS OF THE FUTURE  

Being a leader in the future economy must have a transformational mindset to agilely tweak the business model and pivot to capture market trends and opportunities.

 

Gain insights on the future demands in leadership, human capital, business operations and management to transform and unlock your business into the future.

Speakers:

Mr Andrew Thomas, Regional CEO, Asia Pacific, Eagles Flight Asia

Mr Wee Zihuan, Founder & CEO, Savant Degrees

Mr Angelo Tirhas, Director, Angelo Tirhas Pte Ltd

Mr Kwa Kim Chiong, Founder & CEO, JustLogin Pte Ltd

 

Moderator:

Mr Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, Risk Advisory, RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd

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TRACK 2.4   Room 324 | English

FUELLING THE FUTURE WITH THE GOVERNMENT

With the implementation of the Industry Transformation Map, local enterprises need to keep their transformation in line with the national agenda. Hear from various agencies on how you can partner with the government to drive innovation and advance your business to the next level.

 

Speakers:

Mr Daniel Kuek, Deputy Director, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

Mr Aaron Toh Heng Hui, Senior Business Advisor from SME Centre @ SCCCI, on behalf of Enterprise Singapore

Mr Terence Goh, IP Strategist, IP ValueLab Pte Ltd (IPOS)

Mr Freddy Low, Senior Assistant Director, Retention Support, SCORE

Ms Peggy Lim, Deputy Director, SkillsFuture Singapore

Mr Anderson Ee, Deputy Director, Enterprise Development Group, Workforce Singapore

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BOOSTER LAB D   Room 308 | English 

NINE TIPS FOR LEADING IN A DISRUPTIVE WORLD   

With business life cycles growing ever shorter, leaders are under greater pressure to deliver high performance and to do it right the first time in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Research have identified nine uncommon practices of high performing leaders and organisations. Glean

tips to execute your strategy successfully and find out why most strategy implementations fail.

Speaker:

Mr Robin Speculand, Founder & CEO, Bridges Business Consultancy Int Pte Ltd, Singapore

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BOOSTER LAB E   Room 311 | English 

THRIVE! – FOSTERING A HIGH PERFORMING MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE   

Today’s workforce is becoming more diverse with as many as four generations working together, each with their own set of preferences, values, attitudes and perspectives. Fostering and leading a high performing and cohesive multigenerational workforce has become a key component for organisational survival and business success.

 

Gain valuable insights into the psychographics of each generation - Baby Boomers, Generation X,

Millennials and the incoming Generation Z and learn what drives today's workforce.

Speaker:

Mr Nick Jarvis Tan, International Speaker, Xcelerate

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5.00pm

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6.00pm

Hall 404 | Bilingual

Engagement Session with Tmall & SpicyTrend International

Get your questions on Tmall Entry answered in this open dialogue!

Speakers:

Mrs. Angela Zhang, Senior Director, Tmall Mom & Baby Category, Alibaba Group 

Mr Tor Chee, Founder, SpicyTrend International (Shanghai) Pte Ltd