BUSINESS FASTFORWARD 2019

 1 March 2019  | 1pm - 5.30pm | Fort Canning Lodge

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Get market updates from global and major corporations that addresses the challenges relevant to local businesses

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Get involved in general discussions with fellow business owners and peers

Business FastForward 2019 delves into key challenges faced by local businesses in this evolving market. Featuring global and major corporations, it provides delegates with key insights into the current economic climate, knowledge to sustain and grow businesses and capabilities.


Over 150 business owners joined us last year to 

INNOVATE. TRANSFORM. ADVANCE

INNOVATE. TRANSFORM. ADVANCE.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Suan Teck Kin

Head of Research, Executive Director - UOB Group

Speaker's Bio: 

Teck Kin joined UOB as an economist in 2006. In his current role as Executive Director in Global Economics and Markets Research, he is responsible for macroeconomic and foreign exchange research with a primary focus on China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and secondary coverage for the ASEAN region.


Teck Kin has more than ten years of experience in macroeconomic and equity research.

Speaker's Bio:

Mr Romin Lim is a Business Advisor with the SME Centre @ SMF, he has brought with him his past 17 years of experience in the Retail Industry as well as 14 years of experience in the Infocomm Technology. 


Being a Serial entrepreneur, Mr Romin empathise with the challenges faced by the business owners and he enjoys meeting SMEs owners to explore ways to tackle the challenges faced.


Romin Lim

Business Advisor - SME Centre

Speaker's Bio:

Mr. Chew is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ZACD Group Ltd. (ZACD). As the COO, he is responsible for charting the business strategies and leading the company operations across the group’s diverse business portfolios.


Darren Chew

COO - ZACD Group

Speaker's Bio:

Anand studied Industrial Design at IDC, IIT Bombay in 1997 after his graduation in mechanical engineering. 


At Elephant Design, Anand leads a team of designers and engineers in Product innovation vertical. He has worked on several design programs for Indian and multinational brands notably Nissan, GE, P&G, Standard Chartered, CEAT Tyres, Godrej, Nirlep Appliances, Symphony Coolers, Paperboat and works on medical & healthcare devices amongst others. 


He believes that for designers, having a good understanding of human behavior and motivations is key to a successful design solution.


Anand Palsodkar

Design Director, Product Innovation - Elephant Design

Speaker's Bio:

Derrick co-founded Elitez in 2010, with its humble beginnings in handling supermarket promotions program.Now, the company has grown into a full suite HR solutions provider that achieved annual turnover S$16 million in just under 8 years. 


Elitez Group now operates in 5 countries across S.E.A. Derrick and the team takes great pride in the company's significant impact on the lives empowered by the opportunities provided via Elitez.


Derrick Teo

Co-founder - Elitez

Speaker's Bio:

Irena has been working in Aviva for 10 years, specializing in Employee Benefits (EB) schemes and helping direct clients in finding the right coverage based on the needs of the organization. 

She was a EB broker before joining Aviva, specializing in flexible benefits under the EB programme.



Irena Tan

Business Development Manager - Aviva

Speaker's Bio:

Richard inspires, motivates and educates businesses on how to overcome challenges in digital transformation and digital marketing to stand out from the noise and reach their target audience.


With more than 20 years of corporate and entrepreneur experience, he has extensive market exposure from North to South Asia, and has solid corporate experience in sales, marketing and general management in various reputable multi-national companies overseas and locally.


Richard Wong

Director - Embark Social

Speaker's Bio:

Davin has been in the role as a business advisor with SME Centre to assist SMEs to understand more about the relevant government initiatives based on their business needs.


Davin Tan

Business Advisor - SME Centre

LOCATION

FORT CANNING LODGE

6 FORT CANNING ROAD S(179494)

BUSINESS FASTFORWARD 2019

1:00 PM Registration


1:30 PM UOB- Ecomonic and Market Outlook 2019


1:45 PM SME Centre- Excel your Business Forward


2:15 PM ZACD- SME Case Study


2:40 PM Elephant Design - Integrated Customer Journeys that Delight Customers


3:05 PM Break


3:35 PM Elitez- Good Multi-generation Culture in Workplace


4:10 PM Aviva- Importance of Employee Benefits for both Employers and Employees


4:25 PM Embark Social- Avoiding Digital Marketing Mistakes


4:50 PM SME Centre- Government Assistance Schemes for SMEs


5:05 PM Appreciation to Speakers & Sponsors


5:15 PM Networking


5:30 PM End

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