Speaker Directory

Alan Wong Alan Wong
Principal Business Advisor, SME Centre@Central

Mr. Alan Wong has been in the business development, marketing and real estate investment industry since 2000. Based at the Toa Payoh HDB Hub satellite centre, he focuses on assisting SMEs in developing marketing and HR capabilities. Additionally, guidance on overseas expansion is also his forte.
 
Catherine Chai Catherine Chai
Brand Strategist, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator & Transformative Coach
Managing Director, Broc Consulting

Ms. Catherine Chai's career spans over 20 years in branding, training, facilitation, and coaching. She is the Managing Director of Broc Consulting, a brand consulting firm based in Singapore.

Catherine works passionately with forward-looking companies to increase their brand building capabilities and train their employees to live and breathe their brands. Having worked with hundreds of business leaders to build their brands in Asia, she knows that successful and purposeful brands are not the result of more resources but the result of clarity, coherence, and commitment.

Catherine is a well sought-after speaker at industry events and the author of From Bland To Brand - The Essential Branding Handbook for Asian Businesses.
 
Jabez Lim Jabez Lim
Strategic Relations Manager, Impossible Marketing

Mr. Jabez Lim is the Strategic Relations Manager of Impossible Marketing. Since graduating from University at Buffalo with an Honours Degree in Bachelors of Arts and Communications, he dived into the marketing industry and served clients from various industries – Automobile, Banking & Finance, Education, Engineering, Social Services, just to name a few. At the same time, he continued to study and now holds Google Ads and WordPress Certification.
 
James Paul Pilande James Paul Pilande
Brand Director (Exstopod), Exsto Asia Pte Ltd
Principal Designer, ARID Builders Pte Ltd

The Brand Director of Exstopod from Exsto Asia, James Paul is also the Principal Designer of a regional corporate ID firm ARID Builders Pte Ltd and a council member for the Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS), a leading professional non-profit organisation in Singapore.
 
Kimming Yap Kimming Yap
Executive Committee, Design Business Chamber Singapore
Managing Director, Creativeans

Mr. Kimming Yap currently serves on the executive committee of Design Business Chamber Singapore and is the Managing Director of Creativeans, an interdisciplinary creative company based in Singapore, Milan and Jakarta. An expert on brand and design strategies, Kimming has served clients in a broad range of industries, including lifestyle, fast-moving consumer goods, healthcare, beauty, food & beverage, furniture, consumer electronics and government. He regularly conducts presentations on the subject of branding and design, and sits on the judging panel of Singapore Prestige Brand Awards. Kimming holds a Master's Degree in Design.
 
Lionel Heng Lionel Heng
Minto Studios

Lionel Heng is a professional photographer from Minto Studios, specialising in corporate shoots.
Shooting for almost 10 years, he is based in his own studio space in Sembawang. He has done work for Shell, Casio Singapore, and Estee Lauder.
Previously working in a marketing agency as General Manager that also dealt with corporate gifting, he understands the needs of the industry and its clientele, bringing his experience into his photography.
Whether you are a content creator, a new brand looking to make an impact, or just looking to have your corporate portraits taken, Lionel and Minto Studios will have the skills, tools, and experience to give you what you need.

Find Minto Studios on Instagram and Facebook.
 
Nafisah Nafisah
Nuffypuffy

Nafisah's journey into calligraphy started in 2016 when she was obsessed with how normal alphabets could be so beautifully written. Together with her desire to create a scrapbook as an anniversary gift, she was motivated to start her Lettering journey and looked for free worksheets online.

After a month of practicing, Nafisah made her own creations and discovered her style. She posted her journey on Instagram daily and a friend contacted her for a custom card – the way Nafisah's first client's face lit up fuelled her excitement and spurred her on.

A few months later Nuffypuffy was born. It's time for Nafisah to share her passion with everyone. By adding some basic watercolour skills to her lettering, she hopes that her colourful creations will fill the world with positivity and joy!

Nafisah's creations are all handwritten, digitised, and printed from her lovely loft and are made with love!

Find Nuffypuffy on Instagram or Facebook.
 
Rehyphen<sup>®</sup> JJ Chuan
Founder, Rehyphen®

J.J. Chuan, the founder of Rehyphen®, graduated from Parsons The New School of Design in New York. She founded the Rehyphen® studio with the mission to lead and inspire a sustainable way to be fashionable. MusicCloth® has been recognised by Material ConneXion® and University of Pennsylvania and is stored in their worldwide libraries. This material has also been included in RedDot 21 for excellent 21st-century world of design and was recently selected by the British designer Kevin McCloud as his Top Green Heroes of 2018 and 2019, showcased in Grand Design Live and Excel in the United Kingdom. MusicCloth® products were also showcased in the 2018 and 2019 editions of NYC x Design.

Check out www.rehyphen.org and join Rehyphen® in being craftivists (craft + activists)!
 
Ricky Tay Ricky Tay
Digital Marketing Consultant, Ice Cube Marketing

Mr. Ricky Tay is one of the founders of IceCube.asia, a performance-focused digital marketing consultancy in Singapore and Malaysia. He helps clients like Dian Xiao Er, Singaporebrides.com, PSB Academy, and even government bodies like the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Education (MOE), and Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Ice Cube Marketing is also an accredited Google Partner and SAP partner agency. Ricky is also the co-founder of DigitalSenior.sg, a tertiary and adult education portal in Singapore.
 
Suds & Such Suds & Such
Pastel Ink Style & Design

Suds & Such is an imprint of Pastel Ink Style & Design - a brand reflecting their passion in floristry, perfumery, design, the written word, and mindful and thoughtful gift-giving.

Find Pastel Ink Style & Events on Instagram, Facebook, and Lazada.
 
Selina Seah Selina Seah
Director, The Ninth Concepts Pte Ltd

Internationally Best-Selling Author
Success Strategist Award-Winning Entrepreneur
The Energy Alchemist

Join Selina Seah, The Energy Alchemist, best-selling author as she shares the 5 critical Energy Tips to help you not only survive, but thrive in the future. The knowledge to the art of 'Energy Intelligence' is not an alternative, but instead, a resource that all champions must acquire.
 
Shaun Hou Shaun Hou
Director, Place and Train Programmes, Singapore National Employers Federation

Mr. Shaun Hou is the Director, Place and Train Programmes of SNEF. He has been with the organisation for 14 years, with his most recent posting to the Training Institute as programme lead for WSG Place-and-Train Programmes. During his stint in SNEF, he was also seconded to the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices to assist employers to put in place fair and progressive HR practices.
 
Yen-Lu Chow Yen-Lu Chow
Founder, WholeTree Foundation

Mr. Yen-Lu Chow is the Co-Founder and Executive of WholeTree Foundation / Over The Rainbow, Co-Founder and Chairman of Singapore Creations, Managing Partner of WholeTree Ventures, and a Founding Partner of Fatfish MediaLab. He was a former distinguished technologist at Apple.

Yen-Lu currently serves on the boards of several start-up ventures and works actively as a consultant in the social space. He also serves on government advisory panels for innovation, lending a hand in bringing national R&D projects to commercialisation. With the launch of his family non-profit and social initiatives, Yen-Lu now devotes nearly all of his time serving the society as well as the nation in his various capacities.
 
Yulia Saksen Yulia Saksen
Director, Creativeans

Ms. Yulia Saksen, a certified consultant, strategist and co-author of branding book Are You Brand Dead? will unravel the mystery of branding through light-hearted illustrations and practical examples, and introduce methodologies so you can build a strong brand for yourself.