Programme

  • Day 0 | 26 July 2023
  • Day 1 | 27 July 2023
  • Day 2 | 28 July 2023

6.00pm | Registration

6.00pm to 8.00pm | Singapore MICE Forum Chill Out @ Simply Jazz by Tin Box at CHIJMES

  • Event:¬†Singapore MICE Forum Chill Out
  • Date:¬†26 July 2023
  • Venue:¬†Simply Jazz by Tin Box
  • Dress Code:¬†Casual

The Singapore MICE Forum Chill Out that will be held on 26 July 2023 from 6pm to 8pm at Simply Jazz by Tin Box, 30 Victoria Street, #B1-03/04, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996.¬†To RSVP, please email¬†[email protected] (This chill out session is limited to the registered Singapore MICE Forum delegates only)

8.30am to 9.30am | Registration & Coffee @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace 

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace!  

9.30am to 9.40am | Welcome address

  • By Richard Ireland, President, Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS)

9.40am to 9.55am | Opening address

  • By Alvin Tan, Minister of State Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

9.55am to 10.40am | Panel ‚Äď The Game Changers of the Future

  • New business eco-systems
  • Innovation and adaptability to new rules of engagement
  • New event experiences

Panelists:

  • Michelle Mason, President and CEO, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • Pat Patel, Executive Director, Elevandi Limited
  • Mark Temple-Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Informa Markets
  • Edward Koh, Executive Director, Conventions, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Singapore Tourism Board

Moderator  

  • Dylan Sharma, Chair, Singapore MICE Forum 2023¬†

10.40am to 11.10am | Networking Break @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace! 

11.10am to 11.55am | Panel ‚Äď The Rising Importance of Community Building to Remain Relevant and Keeping Audience Engaged

Panelists:

  • Charles Ross, Managing Director, ART SG
  • Kim Underhill, CEO/Founder, SHE BRILLIANCE¬†
  • Ng Chong Geng, President, Singapore Esports Association
  • Michele Lee, Managing Director, O4X, The O4 Company

Moderator: 

  • Ian Wu, Co-Owner and Group CCO, HUONE Singapore Pte Ltd

11.55am to 12.40pm | Panel ‚Äď Engagement from Lens of Customers

  • Applying the new dynamics into marketing and events
  • Understanding and adapting to customers‚Äô new and evolving needs
  • Engaging the client with technology

Panelists:

  • Brenda Quek, Asia-Pacific Travel, Meetings and Events Program and Engagement Leader, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
  • Leo Hwa Chiang, Director, Singapore Operations, IEEE Asia-Pacific¬†
  • Ginny Lee, Head of APJ Regional Events, SAP Asia
  • Sabrina Tan, Founder & CEO, Skin Inc Supplement Bar

12.40pm to 2.20pm | Lunch @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace! 

2.20pm to 2.35pm | The Future of Event Professionals ‚Äď Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Competitive Market

  • Fleur Kearns, Vice President, Human Resources, APAC, RX Global (Reed Exhibitions)

2.35pm to 3.20pm | Panel – Resetting the Talent Pool and Collaborating across Boundaries for Synergy (including DEI)

Panelists:

  • Andrew Chan, Founder & CEO, ACI HR Solutions
  • Fleur Kearns, Vice President, Human Resources, APAC, RX Global (Reed Exhibitions)
  • Jesher Loi, Branding and Market Development, Ya Kun International¬†

Moderator:

  • Wong Waikin, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

3.20pm to 3.50pm | Networking break @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace 

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace! 

3.50pm to 4.20pm | Wellness activity

4.20pm to 5.05pm | Next Gen / Emerging Talent Perspective: Making the MICE Industry Relevant and Keeping up the Momentum (A Panel of Early Career from Organisers)

Panelists: 

  • Philip Pang, Assistant Business Development Director, Hustle and Bustle¬†
  • Jarah Lachica, Project and Partnerships Management, Koelnmesse¬†
  • Denise Fong, Event Manager, Realm Events Pte Ltd¬†

Moderator: 

  • Cara Puah, Deputy Director, Tourism, NTUC LearningHub¬†

Singapore MICE Awards and Gala Dinner

6.30pm to 7.30pm | Registration for Singapore MICE Awards

7.30pm to 10.30pm | Singapore MICE Awards and Gala Dinner

8.30am to 9.00am | Registration & Coffee @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace   

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace! 

9.00am to 9.05am | Opening and Recap

  • Dylan Sharma, Chair, Singapore MICE Forum 2023

9.05am to 9.45am | Fireside Chat: The Larger World and the Impact on ASEAN

  • Building the bridges with various Asian nations and understanding their interactions with the bigger boys
  • China and role of ASEAN
  • Singapore‚Äôs role

Panelist: 

  • Robin Hu, Vice Chairman Asia, Temasek and Chairman, Constellar

 Moderator: 

  • Dylan Sharma, Chair, Singapore MICE Forum 2023¬†¬†

9.45am to 10.00am | Keynote Address ‚Äď What’s with the Economy? Making Sense of it all

  • Paul Kent, Partner, Head Economics, Data and Analytics, KPMG Singapore¬†

10.00am to 10.45am | Panel ‚Äď Partnerships and Collaborations

  • State of the industry
  • Will these recent trends sustain and do they reset our industry?
  • Learning experiences that bring about greater impact.

Panelists:

  • Jasper Donat, Co-Founder and CEO, Branded
  • Elaine Chia, APAC CEO, Comexposium
  • Ryan Yuen, Managing Director, Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd¬†

Moderator: 

  • Richard Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Clarion Events¬†

10.45am to 11.15am | Networking Break @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace 

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace! 

11.15am to 12.00pm | Panel – Making Business Sense of AI, Data, New Value Creation

  • Data adoption in the events industry and the challenges faced in implementing data-driven approaches.¬†
  • Incorporating data insights to identify business opportunities, develop innovative models, and enhance event experiences.¬†
  • Embracing an AI-powered future while prioritizing data privacy and security.¬†¬†

Panelists:

  • Laurence Liew, Director AI Innovation, AI Singapore
  • Nedved Yang, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Constellar Group¬†
  • Wendy Lai, Vice President, Global Sources Exhibitions, Global Sources
  • Nina Xiao, Vice President, Product Management, Informa Markets

 Moderator:

  • Chinab Chugh, CTO and Co-founder, Jublia ¬†

12.00pm to 12.45pm | The Future of Sustainability ‚Äď Understanding the Corporates and how MICE can Play a Role

  • The importance of ESG and what strategies have companies put in place to be accountable to the company, the stakeholders and the environment
  • How can MICE stakeholder support and collaborate with their clients

Panelists:

  • Dr Zhou Wenwen, General Manager of Energy Cloud, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Group
  • Mathias Posch, Chairman and President, International Conference Services
  • Kenneth Ng, Global Sustainability Lead, Razer Inc

Moderator:

  • Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview Hospitality¬†

12.45pm to 12.50pm | Grand Summary

Dylan Sharma, Chair, Singapore MICE Forum 2023 

12.50pm to 2.00pm | Lunch @ MICE Sustainability Innovation Marketplace 

Explore various solutions to improve the sustainability performance of organizations, as well as innovative ways to host sustainable events. Learn more about leveraging data and analytics, robotics, energy optimization, sustainable materials and food & beverage from the Marketplace! 

Singapore MICE Challenge

1.00pm to 2.00pm | Registration for Singapore MICE Challenge

2.00pm to 5.00pm | Singapore MICE Challenge – Finals

 

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