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Our Facilitators


Professional Conference Management (PCM) Course

Janet Tan-Collis
Chief Executive, East West Planners

Chief Executive of East West Planners with over 35 years in the Meetings, Incentives, Congress, Events Industry.

Actively involved in the industry in Asia, having expanded East West Planners with offices in China and Malaysia, growing from a destination management company to a full service experiential solutions provider with specialization in meetings, incentives, conferences and events, in addition to leisure travel catering to a very niche market.

Harnessing technology, in mid-2015 East West Planners launched their own Interactive, web management portal serving the B2B audience. Users have access to current content and pricing with the ability to customize and book arrangements covering the Asia region. Future plans are to include more Asian destinations.

Other areas of Janet’s work encompass business tourism development and consultation, working closely with major industry players, national tourism boards, locally and overseas.

Currently Janet is serving in the following capacities:
• President SACEOS Singapore Meetings, Incentive, Congress, Exhibition & Events Association
[Previous positions SACEOS Hon Treasurer, SACEOS VP M & I since 2002]
• Committee Member of SKAL – [Previous positions SKAL Vice President, ex-committee member of SKAL since 2013]
• Board Advisory Member MDIS – Management Development Institute of Singapore
• Board Director Social Enterprise - I’m Soul Inc.
• Advisory Board Publication - Business Events

Training and Speaking Engagements – as early as the 1990s Janet’s commitment to training took her throughout Asia where she facilitates, teaches, shares and lectures to industry practitioners and students. Recognized as a MICE Industry expert, her speaking engagements span across the Asia region and other parts of the world.

Throughout her career, Janet has won several accolades for the company as well as for herself. She was recently conferred the Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2017, and was bestowed with the PCMA 2016 Global Meetings Executive of the Year award. Other prestigious awards include the DOM Benedictine Working Mother of the Year award in 1990, and the Travel Personality of the Year for Asia Pacific award at the EIBTM Show, Geneva, Switzerland, 1995.

Her key aspiration is to contribute to the future growth and progress of the “Meetings, Congress, Incentive and Events” industry in Asia Pacific, by mentoring and nurturing young talent to be leaders and champions of the future. She lives by example where her personal curiosity and passion for the business drives her to continued personal growth. She has finished her ACTA professional training course, to equip herself to further champion her cause for ‘Service Quality’ and ‘Service Management’ excellence. She believes that technology will help in the growth of the Tourism industry, and, in the past 2 years, has invested in a B2B interactive technology platform, which she conceptualised. She is now working with her partners to introduce this platform to the industry so that the industry can also benefit from it.

Janet firmly believes in work life balance and whenever possible she spends time with her family members who live abroad. In addition, she enjoys travelling, fine dining and music and feels these exposures add to the enrichment of her personal life and well-being.

Herve Joseph-Antoine
Chairman, Pacific World and Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific, Destination Services, Intercruises, Hotelbeds Group

Since 2012, Herve Joseph-Antoine is the Global Managing Director of Pacific World, global Destination and Event Management company leader headquartered in Asia and operating in 30 countries around the world including Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Pacific World formed an alliance with ACCESS Destinations in the United States, forming the first and largest MICE integrated Destination offering with more than 100 destinations and 500 MICE experts worldwide. In the past 2 years, Pacific World received many awards such as “Top Business Events companies” in Asia by CEI Magazine, and also leading Inbound Travel Agent in Indonesia and Best Incentive Award in Malaysia.

Herve was previously since 2008 the Vice President Meetings & Events Europe Middle East and Africa at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, based in Paris. Herve managed 26 countries and a team of 500 employees and led the European region move to Strategic Meetings Management with clients such as Pfizer, Apple, Eli Lilly.

Herve has been working the travel industry for 20 years, starting with airlines and travel agencies. He has degrees in Applied Mathematics, Financial markets and with experience in Consulting, Sales, Account Management and Marketing. He is a regular speaker at MICE conferences and in the media, member of industry boards and faculty member at Paris-East University from 2008 to 2012.

Born in Morocco, Herve holds both French and Indian citizenships and resides in Singapore with his family.

Nancy Tan, CMP 
Founder & Managing Director, Ace:Daytons Direct (International) Pte Ltd

One of the original architects of Ace:Daytons Advertising, Nancy is a pioneering member who has nurtured many Singaporean institutions. In 1994 she mooted Ace:Daytons Direct, an offshoot agency specializing in events management, conferences, conventions, exhibitions and promotions.

Currently, she is also the Honorary Treasurer at Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS). She has held the position of Vice President :Conference Organisers (2009-2014) and a Co-Chair of SACEOS’ MICE+E Database & Statistics project (2011 – 2012).

A leading Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) and respected veteran of the Conventions industry in Asia, Nancy brings with her more than 20 years of experience in managing regional and international business events. She is also active in giving talks as an invited speaker at tertiary institutions, business summits and conferences within the Asian circuit, and a regular trainer with SACEOS.

As one of the key players in the Business Events industry, Nancy works with Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB) and local societies/associations to pitch for renowned Asian and World congresses; including medical congresses, to be hosted in Singapore.

Recognized as a trendsetter, Nancy offers a fully-integrated platform at Ace:Daytons Direct. Ace:Daytons Direct created and administered a whole spectrum of online solutions for ITB Asia for four consecutive years since year 2009; including online exhibition booth bookings, allocation, online exhibitors’ manual, online registration management system of hosted buyers and exhibitors with e-commerce facilities, buyer and seller matchmaking programme, online diary. Ace:Daytons Direct also provides a complete suite of on-site. registration, logistics, speakers’ management, rooms management services as well as hotel accommodations.

Ace:Daytons Direct has also developed and launched a 3in1 Mobile App for International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) Congress 2013 in October 2013. This Mobile App was made available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets. Participants could Access to Congress Information, Connect via the real-time Q & A and Engage via the Scheduler – by simply using the 3in1 Mobile App.

In a keenly contested competition in the recent MICE CoLab 2014 organised by Singapore Tourism Board, Ace:Daytons Direct’s MICEapps exceeded all expectations to bag the 1st Prize. Its mobile application prototype impressed the judges with its ability to incorporate existing trending technologies into its applications and enhance users’ experience at strategic event touch points while simultaneously gathering and analysing data.

With her guidance, her team at Ace:Daytons Direct has won the “Best Association Conference” for the “10th Asia Pacific Congress for Endoscopic Surgery 2011” at the inaugural “Asian Conference Awards 2012”, held in Singapore.

Ace:Daytons Direct was one of the two finalists in the “Association Conference of the Year” category for the “International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Singapore 2012 Congress” at the “Singapore Experience Awards 2013”

Nancy continues to pursue higher excellence by upgrading current resources and technologies for her growing clientele list.

Wee Min Ong, CMP 
Executive Director, Marina Bay Sands.

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated property with 2,561 hotel rooms, 1.2million sq ft of Meeting & Expo space, 300 retail shops and 60 restaurants. Marina Bay Sands is the leader in the hosting of Business Events and is the main meeting facility in Singapore.

Wee Min’s portfolio encompasses Marina Bay Sand’s sales and marketing processes and activities for the various market segments in Association Meetings, Tradeshows and Events both locally and internationally.

Prior to joining Marina Bay Sands, Wee Min last served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Suntec Singapore where he oversees all commercial activities and strategic development for both Suntec Singapore (which manages the award winning Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre) as well as Suntec International (An international venue management consultancy firm that serves convention & exhibition facilities globally).

At Suntec Singapore since 1999, Wee Min has worked in various leadership positions across both operations and sales; leading the organization’s Operations Division and Sales Division from 2008 – 2010 with over 230 staff under his charge. He has accumulated extensive experience in the planning, execution and delivery of the largest and most iconic events that Singapore has hosted in the past 10 years.

Wee Min was the overall lead for the successful planning and execution of the Annual Meetings of the Governors of the World Bank & IMF (2006), the International BAR Association (2007), APEC Leaders’ Week (2009) and the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Wee Min represents Singapore at various international tradeshows and works closely with international associations to position Singapore as a premier destination for global events.

Wee Min is passionate about the Meetings and Business Events Industry. As part of his effort to contribute to the industry, Wee Min serves on the Global Taskforce of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) since 2009, the International Sections Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) from 2010 – 2013.

Wee Min has been voted into the Executive Committee of the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organizers & Suppliers (SACEOS) in 2012 by his industry peers. SACEOS is the association that represents the interests of the Business Events, Meetings and Tradeshow industry in Singapore. In 2013, Wee Min was voted unanimously by his peers as the Honorary Secretary of SACEOS where his duties include the overseeing of the Secretariat operations, charting of regional growth strategies for the industry and defining the direction of continuing education in the local industry.

Wee Min holds a Bachelor in Economics from the National University of Singapore with a second major in Political Science. He is Singapore’s first graduate of the Public Venue Management School in Australia and holds a CMP certification from the Convention Industry Council.

Socially, Wee Min serves on the Advisory Board of Singapore Polytechnic for the curricular development in Business Events Management. Wee Min also serves on the School Advisory Council for his alma mater. Wee Min is married to a fellow Meeting Professional from 2008 and enjoys a quiet game of golf with his wife and friends in his free time.

Sam Lay, CMP
Meetings Operations Director, BCD M&I

Sam Lay is the head of Asia Pacific meetings operations for BCD M&I where he is responsible for driving the implementation of strategic meeting management programme (SMMP) initiatives across the region. Prior to this, he was the regional meetings lead for MSD in Asia Pacific and Japan where he led a regional team in developing SMMP capabilities for the organization. Before MSD, Sam spent more than 5 years in Suntec Singapore as the Assistant Director of Business Research where he oversaw the incubation of new business accounts and the development of key convention center projects in the region. Sam brings with him more than 15 years of experience spanning across diverse business sectors in the MICE industry. He has a business degree specializing in International Tourism and he is also a CIC certified meeting professional.

Selina Chavry
Global Managing Director, Pacific World

Selina, a Global citizen and Australian National, has been in the events industry for twelve years living and working all over the world before moving to Singapore in 2012.

In addition to her role as Global Managing Director of Pacific World, Selina is the Chair for Education @ SACEOS and sits on the advisory board for Business Events Asia and Incentive, Conference & Event Society Asia-Pacific.

Carol-Anne Ho, CMP, CEM
Operations, dmg events

Carol has been working in the MICE industry for over 15 years. Starting in hotels, Carol has since worked in both the private and public sectors including Reed Exhibitions, Pacific World and Singapore Tourism Board. She has degrees in Marketing and International Business, with experience in Operations, Project and Account Management; and Business Development.

Carol’s passion for events has taken her overseas to Hong Kong, Canada and Dubai where she is currently based.

Grace Lim
Founder and Trainer, Aeventage LLP

Grace has close to 10 years of experience in the MICE industry, in both local and international market. She spent the first three years of her career in Singapore Expo, and coordinated the logistics for events ranging from a few hundred to more than a thousand participants.

Grace then ventured into the China market in 2004. In her five years in Shanghai, she set up an overseas office for a Singapore event company, before joining Munich International Trade Fairs (Shanghai) Pte Ltd in 2005 to manage bauma China 2006 and 2008, Asia’s biggest construction machinery show. She was also engaged as a consultant by the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium to organise the 7th International Aquarium Congress, which was held in China for the first time. Grace decided to move back to Singapore in December 2008 and was a team member of the inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Games (SYOG) 2010 Organizing Committee.

Upon completion of SYOG, Grace entered the education sector and became a lecturer in the Republic Polytechnic. Due to her diverse experience in venue sales, event, conference and exhibition organising, she was appointed the Academic Lead to review the module structure, lesson packages and examination papers of all events related modules under the Diploma in Integrated Event Management. In her six years as a lecturer (she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017 and nominated for the President’s Award for Teachers in the same year), her scope of work was not limited to teaching. She was also appointed the lead advisor of an event management interest group. She guided six batches of management committee to coordinate an average of 15 external events as well as ensuring that at least one event is organised annually. Due to her continued passion to groom more event professionals, Grace decided to set up her own training school - Aeventage in July 2017.

As the founder of Aeventage, Grace developed customised event management courses for adults and youths. She was the course developer and trainer for six runs of the A*Star Event Management workshop from Years 2018 to 2019, and the event management workshop under the Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion) in April 2018 and 2019.

Professional Exhibition Management (PEM) Course

Eileen Hair
Assistant Director, Projects Management, SingEx Exhibitions

Eileen leads the Automotive and Commodities cluster of SingEx Exhibitions, a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings which is wholly-owned by Temasek Holdings. She is responsible for defining the strategic directions and driving the execution of the events under that cluster including Tyrexpo Series which spreads across Africa, India, Singapore and United Kingdom.

With a strong passion for the MICE industry, Eileen has led, mentored and developed project teams, managed and launched regional tradeshows for some of the leading event organisers in the world. Before joining SingEx Exhibitions, Eileen worked with Reed Exhibitions, Spinergy Inc, IIR Exhibitions (now Informa Exhibitions) and Koelnmesse. Over the last 13 years, Eileen had the opportunity to work on exhibitions across different genres such as media, automotive, commodities, building, road & rail, maritime and clean energy.

Her past event portfolios included Asia Television Forum, Asia Film Market & Conference, Asia Animation, International Design Forum, UIA Regional Forum, Asia Pacific Maritime, Maritime Vietnam, INMEX China and Viet Transport (Road & Rail), Clean Energy Expo Asia and Macao International Environmental Co-Operation Forum and Exhibition (MIECF) 2011, a clean energy exhibition initiated by the Macau government.

An individual with a strong passion to mentor and groom the next batch of exhibition organizers, Eileen was an Associate Lecturer and eventually a full time Lecturer with the School of Hospitality at Republic Polytechnic. She was in charge of developing academic materials for the MICE modules, served as the industry liaison and spearheaded various taskforces for academic research. She was also part of the academic team to develop and lecture the inaugural Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP) intake in Republic Polytechnic.

She graduated from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia with merit in Bachelor of Commerce, and a double major in Marketing and Japanese Business Communications.

Chandran Nair
General Manager, SingEx Holdings

Mr Chandran Nair is the General Manager (Project Management) of Singex Venues Pte Ltd, the company managing Singapore Expo. He has brought with him 29 years of vast experience in the exhibition and convention industry, as well as venue management.

In addition, Mr Chandran has served as a committee member in the Trade Fair & Trade Mart Committee, World Trade Centre Association, USA and as a General Manager in the World Trade Centre Club, Singapore.

Fuelled by his passion to raise the new generation, he have been actively lecturing in various educational institutions, allowing the new generation an opportunity to glean from his industry experience.

Jimmy Lau
Adult Educator/ Facilitator

Jimmy spent 40 years in the MICE industry. He served in various appointments, including President of Reed Exhibitions Singapore and Managing Director for Experia Events where he co-founded Singapore Airshow.

Having been closely associated with the commercial aviation and aerospace defence industry for more than 20 years, he co-founded Singapore’s first low-cost airline “Valuair” in 2005.

He is a member of the Youth Aviation Advisory Board Singapore and Chairs the Licensing and Disciplinary Committee for the Malaya Racing Association and the Marketing Communication Committee for Singapore Turf Club.

Today, he runs his own security firm, providing manpower and security equipment for hotels and commercial buildings.

Jimmy is ACTA certified and as an Adult Educator, his job relates to the direct development of people within the security industry.

He is particularly keen in international marketing, working in cross-cultural environment and brand building. Jimmy also served as President of SACEOS from 1998 – 2002.

Grace Lim
Founder and Trainer, Aeventage LLP

Grace has close to 10 years of experience in the MICE industry, in both local and international market. She spent the first three years of her career in Singapore Expo, and coordinated the logistics for events ranging from a few hundred to more than a thousand participants.

Grace then ventured into the China market in 2004. In her five years in Shanghai, she set up an overseas office for a Singapore event company, before joining Munich International Trade Fairs (Shanghai) Pte Ltd in 2005 to manage bauma China 2006 and 2008, Asia’s biggest construction machinery show. She was also engaged as a consultant by the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium to organise the 7th International Aquarium Congress, which was held in China for the first time. Grace decided to move back to Singapore in December 2008 and was a team member of the inaugural Singapore Youth Olympic Games (SYOG) 2010 Organizing Committee.

Upon completion of SYOG, Grace entered the education sector and became a lecturer in the Republic Polytechnic. Due to her diverse experience in venue sales, event, conference and exhibition organising, she was appointed the Academic Lead to review the module structure, lesson packages and examination papers of all events related modules under the Diploma in Integrated Event Management. In her six years as a lecturer (she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017 and nominated for the President’s Award for Teachers in the same year), her scope of work was not limited to teaching. She was also appointed the lead advisor of an event management interest group. She guided six batches of management committee to coordinate an average of 15 external events as well as ensuring that at least one event is organised annually. Due to her continued passion to groom more event professionals, Grace decided to set up her own training school - Aeventage in July 2017.

As the founder of Aeventage, Grace developed customised event management courses for adults and youths. She was the course developer and trainer for six runs of the A*Star Event Management workshop from Years 2018 to 2019, and the event management workshop under the Youth Corps Leaders Programme (Immersion) in April 2018 and 2019.

Professional Events Management (PEvM) Course

Daniel Chua, CMP
Head MICE Architect, AONIA

Daniel Chua is Founder and Chief Executive of AONIA Private Limited, a client-enabler that architectures and delivers highly-customized motivational and inspirational Events that help organizations attain the fullest potential of their team and stakeholder relationships.

Daniel has managed successful Programmes and Experiences in cities including Bali, Bangkok, Beijing, Barcelona, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kathmandu, Taipei and Singapore for clients SME and MNC clients involving C-suite leaders, senior scientists and management personnel.

Daniel is Passionate about partnering clients to architecture and deliver highly personalized Programmes and Experiences that help motivate and inspire client stakeholders for optimal organizational effectiveness, leveraging upon his global network of partners and associates including award-winning speakers, management consultants, coaches, and subject matter experts across a range of industries, skills and geographies.

Daniel has valuable business experience and networks in Education & Training, Branding, Marketing Communications, Travel and Events working with clients and stakeholders in the Automobile, Agricultural, Association, Aviation, Beauty, Chemicals, Energy, Finance, Fashion, Hospitality, Luxury, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Travel, Water, Government and Not-for-Profit sectors.

Daniel is keenly involved developing the Business Events industry, he has been VP (Meetings & Incentives) of SACEOS and chair of the SACEOS Young Leaders (2012-present); he mooted the idea of the Singapore MICE Challenge now in it’s 3rd year running (2016), and is a winner of the inaugural AFECA Young MICE Professional Awards 2015. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board member of regional trade publication BizEventsAsia.

Marine Debatte
Head of Events Solutions, Asia Pacific

Marine started her career by founding the first professional hospitality agency in Shanghai, China. Joining forces with MICE giant, GL Events (GL EVENTS SA – GLO) she managed the operations team, recruited, trained and managed 250 staff members during Shanghai World Expo 2010. After producing political events and high-end exhibitions in China, Marine joined BI Worldwide China in 2012 and is now Head of Events Solutions for South East Asia and Greater China, based in Singapore. Marine’s mission is to make a lasting impact on people through events; engaging people, service & quality are set in her DNA. Her clients and colleagues call her “mum” for a reason! Marine’s favourite moment is discovering new destinations and especially finding one of kind experiences for the participants. You will meet her at industry events, speaking about multi-cultural management and ethics. After work, you will find Marine enjoying food & wine with friends, spending some quality time with her family or planning her next trips or parties. Spartan racer , Marine’s advocacy for women’s rights and environment protection has brought her trekking to the largest cave in the world in February 2019, raising funds for a UN Women Vietnam program for Vietnamese farmers.

Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Programme by SACEOS

Chandran Nair
General Manager, SingEx Holdings

Mr Chandran Nair is the General Manager (Project Management) of Singex Venues Pte Ltd, the company managing Singapore Expo. He has brought with him 29 years of vast experience in the exhibition and convention industry, as well as venue management.

In addition, Mr Chandran has served as a committee member in the Trade Fair & Trade Mart Committee, World Trade Centre Association, USA and as a General Manager in the World Trade Centre Club, Singapore.

Fuelled by his passion to raise the new generation, he have been actively lecturing in various educational institutions, allowing the new generation an opportunity to glean from his industry experience.

Edward Liu, PBM
Group Managing Director, Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS)

Mr. Edward Liu is the Group Managing Director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS), which operates in Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In China, CEMS organizes four tourism exhibitions, including the Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE) series, which is the largest event of its kind in Beijing.

Mr. Liu is the current President of the Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations (AFECA) and an Honorary President of the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS), which was founded in 1979.

Furthermore, Mr. Liu sits on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), based In Dallas, USA and is also advisor, exhibition industry, to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Chengdu Municipal Government, Sichuan; the Chongqing Convention & Exhibition Bureau (CCEB) and the Macau Convention & Exhibition Association (MCEA).

Mr. Liu, who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Brunel University in the United Kingdom and a Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Chicago, USA; is also the Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire in Singapore .

In addition, Mr Liu is the Chairman of the Tanjong Pagar United Football Club (TPUFC), a Council Member of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), Patron of the Queenstown Citizens Consultative Committee (QCCC) and an adjunct faculty member of the National Community Leadership Institute (NACLI) under the People’s Association (PA).

Lloyd TAN
General Manager (Government & Lifestyle), Experia Events

Lloyd is passionate about Exhibition & Conference and he believes that “it really works!”

With more than 30 years of combined experience in the media, and exhibition industry, he has gained considerable on-the-ground experience and insights of the industry to make events work.

Lloyd’s experience and expertise covers strategic marketing, sales and project management as well as marketing communications, attendee marketing and conference departments. He is currently with Experia Events Pte Ltd as the General Manager – Government & Lifestyle Group.

Armed with a Master degree in Communication Management, Lloyd is able to effectively use his academic knowledge, professional experience and leadership abilities to actively serve the business and academic communities. He is currently a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE). He is also a Mentor under the NUSS-Residential Colleges Mentorship Programme. He was a past Honorary Secretary in SACEOS - Singapore Association of Exhibition and Convention Organisers & Suppliers.

Jimmy Lau
Adult Educator/ Facilitator

Jimmy spent 40 years in the MICE industry. He served in various appointments, including President of Reed Exhibitions Singapore and Managing Director for Experia Events where he co-founded Singapore Airshow.

Having been closely associated with the commercial aviation and aerospace defence industry for more than 20 years, he co-founded Singapore’s first low-cost airline “Valuair” in 2005.

He is a member of the Youth Aviation Advisory Board Singapore and Chairs the Licensing and Disciplinary Committee for the Malaya Racing Association and the Marketing Communication Committee for Singapore Turf Club.

Today, he runs his own security firm, providing manpower and security equipment for hotels and commercial buildings.

Jimmy is ACTA certified and as an Adult Educator, his job relates to the direct development of people within the security industry.

He is particularly keen in international marketing, working in cross-cultural environment and brand building. Jimmy also served as President of SACEOS from 1998 – 2002.

CMP Alignment Workshop 

Wee Min Ong, CMP 
Executive Director, Marina Bay Sands.

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated property with 2,561 hotel rooms, 1.2million sq ft of Meeting & Expo space, 300 retail shops and 60 restaurants. Marina Bay Sands is the leader in the hosting of Business Events and is the main meeting facility in Singapore.

Wee Min’s portfolio encompasses Marina Bay Sand’s sales and marketing processes and activities for the various market segments in Association Meetings, Tradeshows and Events both locally and internationally.

Prior to joining Marina Bay Sands, Wee Min last served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Suntec Singapore where he oversees all commercial activities and strategic development for both Suntec Singapore (which manages the award winning Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre) as well as Suntec International (An international venue management consultancy firm that serves convention & exhibition facilities globally).

At Suntec Singapore since 1999, Wee Min has worked in various leadership positions across both operations and sales; leading the organization’s Operations Division and Sales Division from 2008 – 2010 with over 230 staff under his charge. He has accumulated extensive experience in the planning, execution and delivery of the largest and most iconic events that Singapore has hosted in the past 10 years.

Wee Min was the overall lead for the successful planning and execution of the Annual Meetings of the Governors of the World Bank & IMF (2006), the International BAR Association (2007), APEC Leaders’ Week (2009) and the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Wee Min represents Singapore at various international tradeshows and works closely with international associations to position Singapore as a premier destination for global events.

Wee Min is passionate about the Meetings and Business Events Industry. As part of his effort to contribute to the industry, Wee Min serves on the Global Taskforce of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) since 2009, the International Sections Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) from 2010 – 2013.

Wee Min has been voted into the Executive Committee of the Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organizers & Suppliers (SACEOS) in 2012 by his industry peers. SACEOS is the association that represents the interests of the Business Events, Meetings and Tradeshow industry in Singapore. In 2013, Wee Min was voted unanimously by his peers as the Honorary Secretary of SACEOS where his duties include the overseeing of the Secretariat operations, charting of regional growth strategies for the industry and defining the direction of continuing education in the local industry.

Wee Min holds a Bachelor in Economics from the National University of Singapore with a second major in Political Science. He is Singapore’s first graduate of the Public Venue Management School in Australia and holds a CMP certification from the Convention Industry Council.

Socially, Wee Min serves on the Advisory Board of Singapore Polytechnic for the curricular development in Business Events Management. Wee Min also serves on the School Advisory Council for his alma mater. Wee Min is married to a fellow Meeting Professional from 2008 and enjoys a quiet game of golf with his wife and friends in his free time.

 

Integrated Communications in MICE Workshop 

Felicity Zadro
Founder and Managing Director, Zadro Agency

BA in Social Sciences (Journalism) UTS, MA (Communications Management) UTS

A passionate, committed and energetic communicator, Felicity Zadro has more than 16 years’ experience in designing and managing communications for a range of organisations.

In 2007 Felicity founded Zadro (previously Zadro Communications) to provide an integrated strategic communications solution to market and to enable her to work with her passion to support the growth and development of companies through excellent communications. Today, Zadro employs 16 highly skilled and dedicated communications and design professionals.

In 2017, Felicity was nominated as one of the most influential female entrepreneurs by a panel of business leaders organised through Fairfax. With her extensive education and experience, Felicity brings a unique approach to communications. Her training in sociology and anthropology, love of strategy, experience in leading numerous market and social research projects, training in change management and leadership, combined with her business acumen, allows Felicity to broaden the standard scope of communications practice.

In 2009 Felicity designed and launched Zadro Agency’s own strategic planning tool COMM*BAT™ which has seen many organisations articulate their offering and take their business to the next level through powerful facilitated strategic planning programs.

Felicity has held positions on Association Boards, is a published author, having written numerous articles and resources on a variety of communication management topics many of which can be found on her personal blog at felicityzadro.com and has been a keynote speaker locally and internationally speaking on integrated communications topics.

In 2004 she received the International Prize in Public Relations Research (Asia/Pacific Region) for the highest academic result for her Master’s thesis.

Technology in MICE Workshop

Felix Rimbach
Regional Director of Research & Development, Globibo

Dr Rimbach was identified in very young age with extraordinary talents in math and analytics. He earned multiple degrees in computer science, engineering and business administration to finally earn his PhD in Marketing and Algorithmic Science. With multiple books and academic research contributions in A-journal publications and functions in top universities, he has become a leading researcher on Marketing, Technology and Analytics. As the youngest General Manager in the DaimlerChrysler Group, he ran the Asia, Australia and Africa analytical IT operations for all Finance companies for around 10 years. In cooperation with the largest global IT hardware and software suppliers, he developed a wide range of finance portfolio quants, business process applications and marketing solutions. In the last 5 years, Dr Rimbach successfully launched several start companies with strong and unique market position and multi-million revenues in Asia, Europe and the US. Dr Felix Rimbach is now the regional director for R&D at Globibo (one of the largest event technology companies managing over 1000 events a year) as well as Turnkey Business Solutions (a market-leader for sophisticated payment clearing and loyalty analytics solutions)

Bidding to Host Association Events Workshop

Chester Chu

Chester graduated from the University of Reading, England with a BA (Hons.) in Business Economics in 1987. Upon graduation, he joined Singapore Airlines and over his 10-year experience with the airline, held a variety of management positions in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Chester moved to Reed Exhibitions Singapore in 1997 as the Project Director for Asian Aerospace, the largest aerospace and defence event in Asia at that time. He subsequently developed and managed a portfolio of international trade shows and conferences in Singapore in a variety of industries including electronics manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare and education. After 11 years with Reed Exhibitions, Chester joined MCI Singapore in 2008 as Director – Institutional Division. In addition to his role as Regional Director (Asia Pacific) for the Million Dollar Round Table (based in Chicago, USA), he led the MCI Singapore Association Management & Consulting team in developing and implementing strategic plans in the Asia Pacific region for international professional associations to grow their presence in the region.

 


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