Speakers and Exhibitors

Market Outlook

Andy Sim, Senior Vice President with DBS Group Research

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Andy Sim is a Senior Vice President with DBS Group Research and has been an equities analyst for the last 11 years. He heads the ASEAN Consumer team at DBS and also looks at the healthcare and land transport sector. Andy has achieved numerous awards and has been voted in investor polls, such as AsiaMoney, Starmine, and Fact Set-Wall Street Journal awards. 

Before joining DBS, he worked in the corporate office of a FMCG assisting the CEO on strategic and corporate matters.

 

Keynote - Digital Marketing Landscape by Google Singapore

Mark Teo, Strategic Partners Manager, Channel Sales, Google Asia Pacific Ptd Ltd

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Mark Teo leads the channel sales business for Singapore for Google. He focuses on helping SMEs get more businesses through Google Premier Partners on the Google AdWords platform. Today, with more than 50,000 employees in 50 different countries, Google makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Smartbox and, of course, Google Search.

 

Panel 1

Vincent Tan, founder, and Managing Director of Select Group

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Mr Vincent Tan Chor Khoon is the founder and Managing Director of Select Group since 1991. Mr Vincent Tan is responsible for the overall management, strategic planning and business development of Select Group. Mr Vincent Tan has over 25 years of experience in the F&B industry and has grown Select Group from its humble beginning of a catering company to a multi brands F&B consortium.

Mr Tan is also the President of Restaurant Association of Singapore.

 

Jocelyn Chng, co-founder and CEO of JR group

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With her passion, hard work and keen business acumen, Jocelyn transformed Sin Hwa Dee from a traditional sauce manufacturing family shop to a global manufacturing company. Jocelyn is also the co-founder and CEO of JR group (formed in 2001). Under her leadership, JR has been growing steadily, and aims to be an international supplier of quality ready-to-eat meals. An inspiring local woman entrepreneur, Jocelyn has been invited on Bloomberg, BBC, The Straits Times, Channelnews Asia et cetera. Jocelyn has also received numerous awards, such as the NUS Eminent Alumni Award 2016, Montblanc Businesswoman of the Year and more.

 

David Yang, Chief Operating Officer of Koufu Pte Ltd

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Mr David was appointed as COO in March 2017. As COO, he is the overall in charge of the operations of Koufu Group. Overseeing the various brands under the Koufu umbrella, he is actively involved in overseas expansion and working to elevate digitalisation in the organization including tapping on technology to bring Koufu into the next phase of our business. Prior to joining Koufu, David was the Co-CEO of Harrys International operating under the umbrella of Everstone Capital. David has more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry of which 10 years was spent in Europe

 

Tay Woon Teck, Managing Director, Risk Advisory, RSM Singapore

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Woon Teck is currently the Managing Director of RSM's Risk Advisory division. He works closely with Boards and the C-suite in designing a risk management framework that links corporate strategies to risk management activities, corporate governance and internal control activities

 

Panel 2

Chua Keng Liat, Clarus, Director of Food Junction & Delifrance Singapore

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Clarus joined Food Junction and Delifrance Singapore as Financial Controller in May 2016 and was subsequently appointed as Director. With his dual appointment, Clarus is responsible for both business units' finance, tax, information technology, risk management, legal, corporate secretarial and operational matters.

Prior to joining Food Junction and Delifrance Singapore, Clarus was the Financial Controller of Spa Esprit Group, overseeing the corporate finance and financial accounting of beauty wellness brands, Strip and Browhaus, from 2011 to 2016.

 

Lawrence Lim, Chief Commercial Officer, PurpleClick Media Pte Ltd

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A management professional, Lawrence brings with him more than 10 years of experience in Strategic Planning & Execution, Business Development and Sales & Marketing management. The Digital space is an ever-changing playground that excites him and he is always happy to share his love for anything that connects and engages the audience

 

Evangeline Leong, CEO & Founder, Kobe Global Technologies Pte Ltd

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With almost 10 years of experience in embracing digital marketing, Evangeline is the Founder & CEO of Kobe Global Technologies – a fast growing social media technology company in Singapore. 

Having managed 60-man regional company across Southeast Asia and USD 10M ad revenue, she has experience in building high performance teams across all kinds of online advertising products including PPC advertising, SEM, SEO, Display, Remarketing on platforms such as Google, Yahoo, Baidu, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

Rebecca Tan, Food Correspondent, The Straits Times

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Rebecca has been covering the food beat at The Straits Times since 2008. As ST's Food Correspondent, she keeps abreast of the latest food and F&B industry trends. The self-confessed foodie, who loves dining out at eateries which run the gamut from hawker to high-end, also writes food recommendations and reviews for the newspaper. In the last two years, she has transitioned to producing food-related videos and digital media content for The Straits Times' website.

 

Exhibitors

 

cafebond

Asia's largest selection of specialty coffee.

When you shop at Cafebond.com you're tasting specialty coffee beans from farms around the world, ethically sourced and expertly roasted for you directly by our cafe and roaster partners everywhere from Melbourne to San Francisco, from Singapore to Tokyo, and we only work with the very best in the business.
Cafebond.com was founded in 2016 with offices in Singapore and Malaysia and is invested by Quest Ventures, China's leading venture capital fund

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EASI develops a Self-Service & Automation Solutions to increase productivity for the F&B & Retail sector. Self-Order/Payment Checkout with Cash Management Solutions are identified as manpower-saving technologies. 

It simplifies and automates from Food Ordering/Payment to Preparation to Serving Processes. It promotes all cash activities with high speed bulk notes and coins acceptances and automated change calculation and dispensing

foodrazor

FoodRazor offers a simple platform to manage orders & invoices, giving insights to succeed in the F&B industry. It's easy-to-use software replaces time consuming & inefficient manual back-office operations, allowing restaurants to heighten their focus on customer service.

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JR Group is an international company with business in manufacturing, institutional contract catering, event catering and management, restaurant operation and hot-food vending machine. Starting out in 2001 as JR Foodstuff Pte Ltd, they have rapidly expanded into JR group today. JR Foods is the core business, manufacturing ready to eat meals for consumers and food service market.

kobe

Kobe is a media platform where companies can connect with influencers based on what the company does, as well as the interests of the influencer. Matching "everyday influencers" to companies, Kobe can empower brands with affordable yet efficient marketing while influencers get paid for their services, leveraging on their ability to broadcast messages to millions of users so that businesses can get represented in front of their target audience in a credible manner. Kobe present collaboration opportunities to corporates and brands, especially SMEs, and help them with advertising their products or services.

kurve

Kurve Automation is an Industrial Design Automation House that helps to design and develop various customize solution engaging very strong principal in Design Thinking and focus on delivering Human Centric solutions. Kurve aims to provide inexpensive, efficient and simple customised solutions for small-scale food manufacturing processes. It focuses on applying Universal Robots, a robotic arm developed in Denmark, to the production line.

purpleclick

PurpleClick is an award winning, 11-year old home grown Digital Marketing Agency. As a proud Premium partner of Google, we continuously strive to provide Cost-effective, Performance-driven and Best Practiced Online Marketing solutions to SME's, Government agencies and Fortune 500 companies alike.

xero

Xero is a beautiful, easy ­to­ use online accounting software for small businesses. Ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company two years running.

DBS and Xero join forces to revolutionise how SMEs manage capital. A strategic ‘First-of-its-kind’ collaboration with DBS will provide SMEs with real-time access to their financial data and insights to make efficient business decisions.

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