2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017

Organised by Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS) and International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC)

Business Valuation is gaining prominence with the increase in M&A activities in the region and Singapore’s growth as an international centre for litigation proceedings and arbitration.  The demand for Business Valuation as a valued skill set is also growing rapidly together with the rising importance of fair value measurement in financial reporting and intellectual property in business.

The IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference will bring together a prominent line-up of speakers from the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific, including Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah, as guest of honour; and Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council as keynote speaker. They will discuss key trends and developments in Business Valuation with an expected turn-out of more than 300 Business Valuation professionals from the region.

The Singapore Accountancy Commission set up IVAS, or the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore in 2013 to develop Singapore into a Centre of Excellence for Business Valuation.  IVAS is a member of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation. Together, they are bringing the IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference 2017 to Business Valuation professionals from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region to share knowledge and experience, and possibly, build friendships for mutually beneficial collaborations.   


Date:    2 - 3 November 2017
Time:    2 Nov: 8.30am - 5.30pm
             3 Nov: 9am - 5.30pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 3, Heliconia Ballroom


2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017


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Day 1: 2 November 2017 (Plenary)
8.15am - 9.05am Registration
9.05am - 9.15am Opening Address by Mr Eric Teo, Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA)
Chairman, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore
9.15am - 9.30am Welcome Address by Ms Indranee Rajah
Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance
9.30am - 10.00am Keynote Address by Sir David Tweedie
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Internation Valuation Standards Council
10.00am - 10.30am Tea Break
10.30am - 11.00am

Business Valuation Market Study 2017: Understanding ASEAN

Mr Andre Toh, CVA
Partner, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
ASEAN Valuations & Business Modelling Leader

11.00am - 12.00pm

Business Valuation Trends and Developments in ASEAN


Mr Andre Toh, CVA
Partner, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
ASEAN Valuations & Business Modelling Leader


Mr Chaly Mah
Chairman, Singapore Accountancy Commission

Sir David Tweedie
Chairman, Board of Trustees, International Valuation Standards Council

Mr Lie Kok Keong, CVA
Partner, Valuation Leader, PwC

Mr Vishal Sharma, CVA
Executive Director, KPMG Corporate Finance Pte Ltd

12.00pm - 1.15pm Networking Lunch
1.15pm - 1.45pm

State of Adoption of International Valuation Standards in APEC

Mr Nicholas Brooke
Chairman, Professional Property Services Limited and Project Leader, APEC/IVSC Valuation Initiative

1.45pm - 2.45pm

Harmonising Valuation Practices in APEC


Mr Jay Moorthy, CVA
Partner, PwC Malaysia


Mr Eric Teo, CVA
Chairman, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore

Professor Jiang Wei
Head, Department of Finance, College of Economics, Shenyang University

Ms June Sim
Senior Vice President and Head, Listing Compliance, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX)

Mr Nicholas Brooke
Chairman, Professional Property Services Limited and Project Leader, APEC/IVSC Valuation Initiative

2.45pm - 3.30pm  
Business Valuation in Action: Lessons from the Arbitration Centre and Courts

Mr Nish Shetty
Partner, Head, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (Asia Pacific)
Clifford Chance

3.30pm - 4.00pm Tea Break
4.00pm - 4.30pm

Value and Innovation: Creating Value through Intellectual Property

Mr Tay Woon Teck, CVA
Partner, RSM

4.30pm - 5.30pm

IP Financing for Value Creation


Mr Tan Shau En
Chief Financial Officer / Assistant Chief Executive, Commercialisation,
Intellectual Property Office of Singapore


Mr Jay Shaw
Partner, Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd

Mr Keoy Soo Earn, CVA
Regional Managing Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Southeast Asia

Mr Sean P. Flanigan
Director, Industry Liaison Office, NUS Enterprise,
National University of Singapore

Mr Tay Woon Teck, CVA
Partner, RSM

The programme is subject to changes.


Day 2: 3 November 2017 (Please select ONE track only)
  Breakout Session A: Professsional Services Track Breakout Session B: Corporate/In-house Track
8.30am - 9.00am


Please bring along your name badge issued to you on 2 Nov 2018 for entry into the conference venue.

9.00am - 9.45am

The Acid Test of a Professional Valuer: Valuation of Young and Start-up Companies

Mr Adam Sutton, CVA
Managing Director, Valuations, PwC

Dr Jeffrey Chi
Vice Chairman (Asian Investments), Vickers Capital Group

Unlocking the Hidden Value: Valuation of Companies with Substantial Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets

Mr Jay Shaw
Partner, Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd

9.45am - 10.30am

Pushing the Technology Envelope: Benefits and Limitations of Computer-Generated Business Valuations

Mr Chay Yiowmin, CVA
Partner and Head of Corporate Finance, BDO Singapore

Unlocking Value: How Valuations Shape Corporate Strategy


Mr Vishal Sharma, CVA
Executive Director, KPMG Corporate Finance Pte Ltd


Mr Andreas Duerst
Co-Founder and Director, 1GV Prime

Mr Mahboob Mahmood
CEO, Knowledge Platform

Mr Sajjad Akhtar, CVA
Executive Chairman, PKF-CAP LLP

10.30am - 11.00am Tea Break
11.00am - 11.30am

Unlocking the Value of Conglomerates with Multi-Business Segments

Mr Andrew Ooi, CVA
Partner & Leader - Valuation & Modelling Services, Southeast Asia, Deloitte LLP

Portfolio Valuation for Alternative Investment Industry: An Investors’ Perspective

Ms Srividya Gopalakrishnan, CVA
Managing Director, Duff & Phelps Singapore Pte Ltd

11.30am - 12.30pm  
Conglomerate Redux: Valuing Asia’s Family-Owned Conglomerates


Dr Andrew Lee, CVA
Associate Professor of Accounting Practice, Singapore Management University


Mr Andrew Ooi, CVA
Partner & Leader - Valuation & Modelling Services, Southeast Asia, Deloitte LLP

Mr Ashish R. McLaren, CVA
Director, Duff & Phelps Singapore Pte Ltd

Mr Philip Lee
Head of Asia-Pacific, Desktop Product Operations, S&P Global Market Intelligence

11.30 am – 12.00 pm: Valuation of Companies with Substantial Biological Assets

Mr Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan
President, Olam International Ltd

12.00 pm – 12.30 pm: In Conversation with Mr Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan


Mr Chris de Lavigne
Principal, KPMG Singapore

12.30pm - 1.45pm Networking Lunch
1.45pm - 2.30pm  
Taking the Stand: A Look at the Quantification of Damages, Loss of Profits and Expectations of Valuation Experts

Mr Paul Tan
Partner, International Arbitration, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Business Valuation in Developing Economies: Determining the Cost of Capital

Mr Navin Vohra
Partner - Transaction Advisory Services
India Head - Valuation & Business Modelling, Ernst & Young LLP

2.30pm - 3.30pm
Getting a Second Wind: Valuation of Mature Companies in Transition


Associate Professor Edmund Keung
Head of Accounting Department, National University of Singapore 


Mr Alex Tan
Chief Executive Officer, ZICO Capital Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mr Leonard Woo, CVA
Partner, Financial Advisory, Deloitte Southeast Asia

Mr Liau H.K. 
Managing Director, Asian Corporate Advisors

Mr Will Hoon
Partner, Stern Stewart & Co.

Communicating Value: What Investors Look For


Ms Doris Yee
Director, Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association


Mr Desmond Teo
Partner, Financial Services Tax; International Tax Services, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Mr Mah How Soon
Managing Director, RHT Capital Pte Ltd

Mr Mun Siong Yoong, CVA
Partner, Deal Advisory, Baker Tilly Consultancy (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Mr Simon Chan, CVA
Regional Director, JLL Corporate Appraisal and Advisory Ltd

3.30pm - 4.00pm Tea Break
4.00pm - 4.30pm

Assessing the Value of Frontier Market Companies: Lessons from a Fund Manager in Vietnam

Mr Jason Ng
CEO & Executive Director, VCG Partners Pte Ltd

Valuation of Declining Companies: Finding Gems in Distressed Assets

Mr Barry Lau
Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer (Private Credit), Adamas

4.30pm - 5.30pm

View from the Foxhole: Conducting Valuation with Incomplete Data


Professor Jiang Wei
Head, Department of Finance, College of Economics, Shenyang University


Mr Jason Ng
CEO & Executive Director, VCG Partners Pte Ltd

Mr Joseph Yap
Partner, Equity Capital Markets, SAC Capital Private Limited

Mr Mun Siong Yoong, CVA
Partner, Deal Advisory, Baker Tilly Consultancy (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Distressed and Special Situations: The Track Record


Mr Terence Ang, CVA
Partner, Valuation Advisory, RSM


Mr Barry Lau
Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer (Private Credit), Adamas

Mr Gary Doran
Partner, Restructuring Services, Hong Kong, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Mr Sushil Nair
Deputy CEO and Co-Head of Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Practice Group, Drew & Napier LLC

The programme is subject to changes.



2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017


Speakers & Panellists


Ms Indranee Rajah is the Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1987 and had an active practice in Civil and Commercial Litigation and international arbitration. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003. She was Deputy Head of Drew & Napier’s Dispute Resolution Department until October 2012, when she left to join the government.

Ms Rajah has been the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001. She chaired the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Law & Home Affairs from 2004 to 2006 and the GPC for Defence and Foreign Affairs from 2006 to mid-2009. She was a Deputy Speaker of Parliament from 2006 to 2011.

She was appointed Senior Minister of State for Law and Education in 2012. Under her law portfolio she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the committee on Strengthening Singapore as a Restructuring Hub. She also helmed the Steering Committee on the strategic direction of Singapore’s third law school at UniSIM.

In her education portfolio she led the Committee for Applied Studies in Polytechnics and ITE (ASPIRE) resulting in SkillsFuture, a national movement to align education with economic demand, career guidance and lifelong learning.

Following the 2015 General Election, she relinquished her education portfolio, and was appointed Senior Minister of State for Finance concurrently with her Ministry of Law portfolio.  

Ms Rajah co-chaired the Working Group (WG) on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee for the Future Economy, the recommendations of which are aimed at transforming the legal and accounting industries in Singapore and catalysing the internationalisation of such professional services.

Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972. In 1990 he moved from a role as national technical partner at KPMG to be the first full time chairman of the UK Accounting Standards Board.

In January 2001 he was selected by the trustees of the IASC Foundation to be the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and CEO of the Foundation. He led the Board for ten years until his term ended in June 2011.

In 2001, only a handful of countries used international standards (IFRS) but by 2011 over 120 countries required or permitted their use. During his tenure at the IASB he met on a regular basis with government ministers and senior officials in many of the world’s major economies. He was a member of the Financial Stability Board and came into regular contact with national and international financial regulators.

He is a visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School at Edinburgh University, having previously held visiting professorships at the Universities of Lancaster and Bristol and a Fellowship at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He has received honorary degrees from nine British universities.

He was knighted in 1994 and has received many other honours and awards in recognition of his for service to the accounting profession. Sir David was elected President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the world's oldest professional accountancy body, in April 2012. He chairs the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant. He is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame.

Eric Teo is the present and founding Chairman of the Council of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS).  The IVAS is an institute set up to advance the business valuation profession under the auspice of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, a statutory body of the Ministry of Finance, Government of the Republic of Singapore.  He was also the founding Chief Executive Officer of the institute from 2013-2015.  At present, Eric is an adjunct associate professor with both the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Nanyang Business School in Singapore and the School of Business and Governance, Murdoch University in Australia.  He also serves as a consultant to a regulatory agency and is a board member of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), a statutory board of the Ministry of Law, Government of the Republic of Singapore.   Eric is the present Chairman of the Membership and Standards Recognition Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and was a member of the Professional Board of IVSC from 2015-2016.

Eric was an Executive Director with Ernst & Young (EY) Transaction Advisory Services Group and has worked in both the Singapore and Australia offices. He was a founding member of EY Global Valuation & Business Modelling (VBM) Network’s Technical Standards Group (TSG), served in the EY Global VBM TSG Steering Committee and led the EY Asia Pacific VBM TSG from 2012 to 2015.  He was also a member of the EY Global VBM Learning & Development committee and was involved in the development of learning curriculum and training materials for the global valuation practice.   He has over 25 years of work experience and his expertise includes the provision of advice in relation to corporate strategy, investments and divestitures, fairness opinions and business valuation.  

Eric is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia), Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Curtin University, Bachelor of Economics from The University of Western Australia as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from Finsia.   

Mr. Andre Toh is a partner with more than 20 years of experience in Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services in Singapore. He is the ASEAN leader for valuation & business modelling, and market segment leader for Government & Public Sector. In his daily work, he assists clients in their capital agenda through advanced decision modelling, assessing business sustainability, and valuations. 

Other than being a member of the working committee with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore on the accreditation framework for valuers, Andre speaks regularly at forums and conferences on valuations, and has written various thought leadership articles on the subject. He has appeared as an expert in the Courts of Singapore as well as arbitration proceedings.

Andre is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser with the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS), a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Chaly Mah is Chairman of the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC). He was appointed to the role of Deputy Chairman in April 2015 and Chairman, in April 2016. As Chairman of the SAC, he leads the SAC Board and team in driving the implementation of key initiatives that will help transform Singapore into the global accountancy hub by 2020. Mr Mah recently retired as the CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Chairman of Deloitte Singapore. He has been with the firm for over 38 years, including five years with its Melbourne office. He was the CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific and member of Deloitte Global Executive in 2007-2015.

Mr Mah is also Chairman of Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant of Australia and Singapore and a Fellow Member of CPA Australia, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Vishal is a partner in KPMG’s Valuation Services Group.

Vishal has 20 years of experience advising major Singapore and Global clients on a full range of complex commercial valuations in the context of mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, minority shareholdings, fairness opinions, strategic reviews, restructurings, brand and IP, accounting and disputes.

Vishal has extensive experience in valuations for public and private corporations across a broad range of industries.  Over the years, Vishal has performed and supervised in excess of 500 valuations and valuation-related work, including the valuation of illiquid, privately-held companies or assets in the Asia Pacific region, quarterly and annual financial instruments valuation and reviews for financial reporting, purchase price allocation and intangible asset valuations relating to some of the largest transactions in the Asia Pacific region and portfolio valuations for regional and global private equity/debt funds.

Vishal has advised notable clients such as Unilever, Kellogg’s, Mars Inc, IDA, FNN, WBL, Singapore Power, Raffles Hotels, Mediacorp, SEACO and Auric Pacific, just to name a few.

Nicholas Brooke is the Chairman of Professional Property Services Limited which is a specialist real estate consultancy, based in Hong Kong, providing a selected range of advisory services across the Asia Pacific Region and he is a recognised authority on land administration, valuation and planning matters.  

He is a former Trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) which is responsible for the setting and policing of valuation practices and standards worldwide and is currently leading an initiative endorsed by the APEC Business Advisory Council to enhance valuation standards and practices across the region.

Mr. Brooke is also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Harbourfront Commission, the role of which is to co-ordinate the planning, design, implementation and management of the various initiatives around Victoria Harbour.  He is also a member of the Hong Kong Commission on Strategic Development

Mr. Brooke is a past global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a former member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority and the Hong Kong Town Planning Board.

Mr. Lie Kok Keong has over 20 years of work experience and is a Deals Partner with PwC Singapore. Kok Keong currently leads the Valuation Practice and co-heads the Merger & Acquisition Practice of PwC Singapore.

He has extensive experience in providing deals advisory services to clients in their M&A activities across the entire deal spectrum, from due diligence reviews, M&A valuations, negotiation support, assistance in drafting Sales & Purchase Agreements, completion reviews to purchase price allocation. He has been involved in many cross-border M&A transactions across the Asia Pacific region such as China, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia with multi-billion deal value. Kok Keong has also acted for numerous corporate buyers / sellers and financial investors, including private equities and sovereign wealth funds. In addition, Kok Keong has also acted as expert advisor and/or witness to several litigation cases involving valuation matters.

Mr Lie is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) (formerly ICPAS) and has served as a member of its Valuation sub-committee since 2007. Kok Keong has also served as a member in the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) Valuation work group in 2011 and subsequently in the business valuation work group leading to the formation of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS)

Jiang Wei is professor and head of the Department of Finance in the College of Economics at Shenyang University in China, and visiting research scholar both at Oxford University and Cambridge University. He has a PhD in economics from Liaoning University.

Before he began his teaching career, Professor Jiang had experience as CEO of a Chinese valuation firm, general manager of the securities trading department of a State-owned trust and investment company and general manager of overseas development department of a State-owned foreign trade company.

He is a member of the Membership and Standards Recognition Board of the IVSC, international observer for the China Appraisal Society (CAS), vice-president of Liaoning Provincial Appraisal Association (LPAS), chairman of the Education and Consultation Board of the LPAS, and deputy director of the Law & Finance Research Institute of Liaoning Law Society, actively involved in valuation projects and research programs for both the public and private sectors. He has contributed to the translation of the International Valuation Standards into Chinese.

Professor Jiang’s research interests include business valuation, policy-oriented finance, financial systems and regional economics, etc. He holds the credentials of Psychological Counselor and Financial Planner (CFP) in China.

Nish Shetty leads the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in Asia Pacific for Clifford Chance. He has advised on many complex cross-jurisdictional disputes in the past 22 years including arbitrations in Europe and Asia.

Nish is on the panel of arbitrators of most of the key arbitral institutions in the region and beyond.

He is the founder and ex-chairman of the SIAC’s Users Council; the Co-Chair of the Council of Arbitration of MCIA  and the first in Asia to be appointed as a Judge of Appeal on the FIA International Court of Appeal in Paris.  Nish is qualified in both England & Wales and Singapore.

Nish is ranked as a "Leading Individual" in dispute resolution by the major legal directories including Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and is identified amongst the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world by International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Woon Teck is a Partner in RSM's Corporate Advisory division. He advises private equities clients on value creation ideas that help to enhance the value and performance of their portfolio companies. His works increasingly involve valuing startups, new technologies and disruptions, intangible assets and monetizing the investment value of these intangibles. Woon Teck is concurrently the Managing Director of RSM's Risk Advisory division. He works closely with Boards and the C-suites in designing a risk management framework that links corporate strategies to risk management and corporate governance practices to preserve the values of his clients’ assets including intangible assets.

Currently, Woon Teck serves as a council member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisals of Singapore, Chartered Management Institute Singapore, The Society of Modern Management and Australian Institute of Company Directors, Singapore.  

Woon Teck is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), a Chartered Valuer & Appraiser, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore Limited and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Mr Tan Shaun En joined the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) in March 2017 as its Chief Financial Officer/ Assistant Chief Executive (Commercialisation). He is concurrently the Executive Director of IP ValueLab (a subsidiary of IPOS). He is responsible for developing an ecosystem that promotes innovation and drives future growth. 

Mr Tan has more than 20 years of experience in strategy development and financial management. Prior to joining IPOS, he was with Royal Dutch Shell for 16 years. During his tenure with Shell, he held senior positions and led diverse global teams for the implementation of strategic reviews, benchmarking and data analytics capabilities for various business units. Notable deliverables included an annual profit uplift of approximately US0 million and identification of new business opportunities for Shell’s Global Commercial Division. Leveraging on his expertise, he was tasked to redefine the strategic and operational options for Brunei Shell Petroleum. Further to his review, options were delivered to enable cost savings of approximately US0 million. In his earlier years, Mr Tan was the Head of Finance and Chairman of the Contract Board at Shell’s Pulau Bukom Refinery during a period of rapid expansion. Under his leadership, strategic contracts were renegotiated and cost savings were achieved despite an inflationary environment. 

Mr Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He enjoys art, painting and sports such as water and snow skiing.  

Soo Earn leads Deloitte Southeast Asia Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He has extensive experience in leading and supporting strategic investors, financial investors and lenders in their domestic and cross border transactions.  He has also supported vendors in divesting their business and entrepreneurs in accessing growth capital. 

Soo Earn also handled numerous valuation and modelling engagements for M&A, regulatory & taxation, and financial reporting purposes.  Given his technical expertise and objectivity, he has acted as an independent expert on valuation and accounting matters for a number of dispute cases.

Soo Earn is a work group founding member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore.  He is a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and chairs the Valuation sub-committee.  Soo Earn has served as a Board member of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore from 2011 to 2017. He has also served as a Board Member and Treasurer of the CFA Singapore Society.

Active in the community, Soo Earn is an advisor to the Singapore Chapter of AIESEC, the largest youth-run organisation in the world that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural experience so that they can make a positive impact on society. He also serves as a Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Singapore.

He was recognised as one of the world top 300 IP Strategists in 2013 and 2014 by the Intellectual Asset Management.  He is selected by Who’s Who Legal in 2015 and 2016 as one of the leading Due Diligence Accountants.

Soo Earn is a Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Senior Practising Management Consultant.  He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and has a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Laws. 

Jay Shaw is a Partner at Grant Thornton New Zealand and leads their valuation and forensic accounting service line. He sits on the Business Valuation Board of the International Valuation Standards Council. Jay has significant intangible asset and IP valuation experience in both NZ and in the UK. He regularly undertakes valuations of shares, businesses, and intangible assets for both commercial and dispute related purposes, and across a wide range of industries and sectors. Jay is a Chartered Accountant with CA ANZ and an Associate Chartered Accountant with ICAEW. He is widely published and a regular presenter on valuation topics.

Sean Flanigan is a lawyer, technology transfer practitioner and Past-President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the largest professional organization of technology transfer professionals in the World.  Mr. Flanigan studied law at the University of Ottawa and has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1993. Since joining the National University of Singapore in 2015 Mr. Flanigan has lead the Innovation Management team responsible for intellectual property (IP) commercialization and industrially supported research.  Prior to joining NUS Mr. Flanigan lead the team responsible for industrial liaison, technology development and transfer, new company creation and student entrepreneurship at the University of Ottawa for thirteen years.  

He has created student incubator programs, applied research programs for small and medium sized enterprises and personally attended to the negotiation of dozens of early stage technology licenses. Mr. Flanigan has served as a Board member of several early stage technology based companies. In 2008 Mr. Flanigan became Vice President of AUTM for Canada and in 2012 was elected by his peers as President-Elect of AUTM.  During his Presidency of AUTM in 2013-2014 Mr. Flanigan championed a wholesale strategic shift in the organization’s structure including development of an entirely new governance structure and strategic plan while overseeing one of the most financially successful years and annual meetings in AUTM history. 

From 2010 through 2014 he served as the Chair of the Governance committee of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the Global certification body for Academic Technology Transfer Professionals and between 2015 and 2017 he was Global Chair of ATTP. Mr. Flanigan has lectured extensively on technology transfer around the World and has published studies of the profession and the practice.

Dr. Jeffrey Chi is a Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners, Vice Chairman of Vickers Capital Group and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also currently Chairman of the Singapore Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.

Dr Chi has investments in China & SE Asia in online games, education, online travel, e-commerce and financial services (including fintech). He is a member of the board of directors of Jing Jin Electric, Matchmove Pay, Alo7.com, Cardvalue, Roomorama, Tenfen Technology and CoAssets. He was formerly a board member and was instrumental in the successful exits ofCambridge Real Estate Estate (IPO SGX: J91U & Trade Sale, Singapore), Sunfun Info (IPO TT:5278, Taiwan) and UUCUN(trade sale, China) and the Asian Food Channel (Trade Sale, US – alternate director). He was also involved in the partial exits of Real Time Gaming Asia (Trade Sale, Netherlands) and TWG Tea (Trade Sale, Singapore).

Dr. Chi’s experience covers a variety of industries including information technology, healthcare and media. Formerly a corporate finance specialist with and Executive Director at Pegasus Capital, he has managed engagements for large and small clients in both the public and private sectors. Prior to Pegasus Capital, Dr. Chi was a senior consultant with the Monitor Group. Dr. Chi's operational background includes seven years on the management team of an engineering group with operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Indonesia. As its Managing Director, he led the group into the Enterprise 50 in 1997 in Singapore.

Dr. Chi is a C.F.A. Charter holder and graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Engineering. He earned his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in organizational knowledge and information technology.

Adam is a Managing Director in PwC’s valuation practice in Singapore, leading valuations for the purposes of transactions, disputes, fairness opinions, financial reporting and tax. Prior to Singapore, Adam led the technology, media and telecoms valuation team in PwC’s London office, where he built up over 15 years of sector specific experience.

His career literally started with a “bang” at the height of the dot com bubble, where he cut his teeth valuing start-ups. Through the subsequent economic cycles Adam has applied his extensive experience to support clients ranging from SMEs to the largest global corporates. His historic focus on the technology and media sectors has given him significant exposure to start-up and IP valuations and he has spoken publicly on these topics in a number of forums.

Adam is a qualified chartered accountant with an MSc from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Yiowmin leads BDO Singapore’s Corporate Finance Department, providing business advisory services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, financial modelling, corporate and financial instruments valuation, and financial and operational due diligence. Yiowmin is also considered a specialist in the field of treasury and financial risk management. Yiowmin has more than 18 years of public accounting experience in Singapore and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining BDO LLP in 2012, Yiowmin worked with various large multinational accounting and audit firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and Moore Stephens where he was admitted as a partner in January 2010 in the latter.

Yiowmin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) and a Master of Business from Nanyang Technological University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Birmingham. Yiowmin  is also a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”), an Associate Chartered Accountant (“ACA”) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”), a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (“CVA”) of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers Singapore (“IVAS”) and a Certified Finance and Treasury Professional (“CFTP”) of the Finance and Treasury Association (“FTA”).

Leigh Miller is a Partner in the New York office and is the Global Leader of Ernst & Young's Valuation & Business Modeling Group. Chair of the Global VBM Steering Committee. Member of various professional bodies, including Governing Council for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council.

Leigh has over thirty years of experience in the valuation of tangible and intangible assets, financial instruments and closely held business interests. He has prepared closely-held business and security interest valuations for a variety of applications including: financial reporting, buy-side and sell-side acquisition analyses, estate and gift tax purposes, income tax purposes, and litigation support. Leigh has valued businesses in many diverse industries including, buit not limited to; industrial products, consumer products, life science, media, technology, retail, food service/restaurants, hotel/motel, mining, specialty chemical, plastics, banking & other financial services.

Leigh also has significant expertise in the valuation of intangible assets including: patents, customer-based intangibles, technology, software, contracts and many others. These intangible valuations are typically prepared in connection with purchase price allocations for financial statement reporting and tax reporting purposes.

Leigh's valuations are routinely scrutinized by third parties and have been successfully defended to tax authorities (US and Ex-US), the Securities Exchange Commission, as well as independant audit firms. Prior to joining the Valuation group, Mr Miller obtained his CPA as an auditor for Ernst & Young's assurance

Andrew brings with him more than 19 years of valuations, capital markets, financial modelling and financial advisory experience in serving local, multinational and listed companies in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region.

Andrew currently leads Deloitte Southeast Asia’s Valuation & Modeling Services and he is a member of Deloitte’s Global Valuation Technical Committee. Outside of Deloitte, Andrew is also involved in Singapore’s valuation industry, being a member of ISCA’s Property Valuation Workgroup.  He is currently a member of the IVAS Professional Development Committee which was instrumental in the development of the Singapore Skills Framework for Business Valuation.”

Andrew is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Valuer & Appraiser under IVAS.

Philip Lee is Head of Desktop Product Operations in Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He manages a team of desktop product specialists that focus on support, pre-sales and implementation across all products and workflow solutions at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

He has over 14 years of financial product expertise with a particular focus on data and analytics in M&A and capital raising. Philip joined S&P Global Market Intelligence in 2008 in New York and relocated to Hong Kong in 2012.

Prior to that, he spent 4 years with Banc of America Securities, where he was an Associate in the Technology and Media M&A group. He also spent a year with AGM Partners, focusing on Media M&A advisory and private equity. Philip holds a BS in Commerce, concentrating in Finance and International Business, from the University of Virginia.

Cavinder has a vibrant international arbitration practice, representing governments, financial institutions and corporations in complex commercial and investment disputes. Cavinder is also actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of Singapore's Courts, handling an expanse of complex litigation matters including corporate disputes, fraud, insolvency, private equity disputes, banking, telecommunications, trusts and property. He is the only Senior Counsel in Singapore with a proven track record of antitrust work, having practised competition law in New York and Singapore for over a decade.

Cavinder is a Vice-President of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Court of Arbitration. He is also Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group.

He was named “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 2015” at The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2015.

Cavinder graduated with First Class Honours in law from Oxford University in 1992 and received his LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1996. He is called to the Bar in Singapore (1994), England (1993) and New York (1996). He is one of a handful of Senior Counsel appointed by the Chief Justice of Singapore before the age of 40.

Edmund Keung is Head of the Department of Accounting at NUS Business School since 2017. His research mainly focuses on financial analyst behaviour and how capital markets react to information provided by financial analysts. He graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with first class honours. He got his PhD degree from Washington University in St. Louis and joined National University of Singapore in 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor with tenure. He has published in top-tier international journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies. He has also served as referees and discussants for various journals and conferences.  He is a non-practising member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a fellow of CPA Australia.

Will Hoon serves as the Partner and Head of Asia-Pacific for Stern Stewart.  Prior to joining Stern Stewart, he served as a senior management officer of several companies.  Will served previously as the Chief Executive Officer of Sateri, INTRACO, and Mississippi Capital.  He was the President of Eu Yan Sang too.  He was also the Executive Vice President of Transpac Capital.  In addition, Will was the Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at the Crosby Group.  He has worked for Bain & Company, following his employment with the Boston Consulting Group.  Will has extensive experience in leading private equity businesses, management consulting practices, and operating companies.  He has an excellent track record of creating significant value for investors and shareholders.  He has outstanding success in managing substantial funds and organizations.

Will received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Computer Science from the School of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as completing his graduate research in Computer Science at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge (Trinity College).  He was elected to Sigma Xi.  In addition, he has received the George B. Morgan ’20 Award and the Great Dome Award.

Jason Ng Bak Huat is the CEO and Executive Director of VCG Partners Pte Ltd, the Singapore office of the VinaCapital Group. VCG Partners holds a full Retail Capital Market Services Licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). VinaCapital Group manages a total AUM in excess of USD 1.5b. Jason is the Chairman of the London Stock Exchange mainboard-listed VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) investment committee with close to USD 900m invested into both listed equities and private equity. Concurrently, he is a also a member of the investment committee for 3 other funds : (1) London AIM-listed VinaLand fund  and (2) Vietnam Infrastructure fund as well as the (3) Luxemburg domiciled open-ended UCITS fund, Forum One VCG Partners Vietnam fund which focus on listed equities.

Prior to joining VinaCapital, Jason held the position of Financial Controller at Keppel Land based in HCMC, Vietnam. Besides that, he also held positions at Price Waterhouse, Citibank and Econ International. With total over 20 years of work experience in the financial industry, Jason is a registered fund management professional with MAS and is both a CFA & CAIA Charterholder. In addition, he is also a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.  Jason holds an executive MBA from RMIT and a Bachelor degree of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. He is currently attending the Asian Financial Leaders Program conducted by Singapore Management University & Temasek Management Services which will complete in August 2017.

Mr Yap has over 17 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr Yap began his career in the financial industry as an equity research analyst in 2000. Since 2006, he has been working in the Equity Capital Markets department in of various financial institutions, handling a wide range of equity offerings and M&A transactions.

Mr Yap heads the Equity Capital Markets department since joining SAC Capital in 2012 and is responsible for the clients’ fund raising and M&As. Since 2006, Mr Yap has been involved in more than 50 equity offerings and M&A transactions in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Mr Yap holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and a Master of Arts from Nanyang Technological University.

Sajjad Akhtar is the Executive Chairman of PKF-CAP LLP Singapore, a member firm of PKF International. He qualified as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MBA from the University Of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Sajjad is a fellow member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Panel of Mediators of Singapore Mediation Centre.

Sajjad was formerly a Senior Partner of Arthur Andersen, Singapore and worked with the firm for 27 years. He has extensive attest and business advisory experience with clients ranging from listed companies and large multinationals to small and medium growing enterprises operating in a diverse range of industries includes electronics manufacturing, software development, oil and petrochemicals, banking and financial services, shipping, construction, advertising and hospitality.

In advisory work, Sajjad has led numerous assignments relating to business valuation. In addition, he has extensive experience in claims and disputes consulting and forensic services including testifying in court as expert witness. He has advised in various type of disputes, including construction claims, minority rights issues, business valuation types of claims, commodity futures trade disputes, lender liability claims and partnerships dissolutions.

Srividya is the managing director of Duff & Phelps Singapore Pte Ltd. She set up American Appraisal Singapore operations in 2012, which later got acquired by Duff & Phelps, the largest global independent valuation advisory firm.

She has about 20 years of experience in valuations, M&A, corporate finance and management consulting. She has advised numerous companies on valuations for the purposes of transaction, restructuring, taxation, financial reporting, dispute resolution and financing.

She is a member of the Institute of Valuers & Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS) Council as well as the IVAS Professional Development Committee. She is an empaneled valuer with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) for their IP Financing Scheme.

Prior to joining American Appraisal, Srividya was the Partner and Practice Leader – Valuations at Grant Thornton India. She established their valuation practice in 2004. Under her leadership, the practice grew to one of the largest, at a national level. Srividya has also worked with Baring Communications Equity Asia (BCEA), a private equity fund in Singapore, part of the ING-Barings group and with A.F. Ferguson & Co (part of Deloitte) earlier in her career.

Srividya has advised several global and Asian clients across a variety of sectors such as technology, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer products, energy & resources etc.

Srividya has published various articles on valuation, PE/VC and M&A, and has been interviewed by several television channels, newspapers and magazines. She is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars.

Srividya is a registered Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA) with IVAS and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (equivalent to MBA), is a Graduate of the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Srinivasan Venkita Padmanabhan (known as Venkat) is the President of Olam International Limited & Global Finance Head-Products.  He also heads and drives worldwide Corporate Planning Department, Capital Investment and Review Committee and Sustained Cost Management initiative.  He is also the CFO of Invenio Group (Subsidiary of Olam).

Venkat has more than 25 years of extensive experience in Leadership areas, oversight on multiple subsidiaries & Product Verticals, Risk Control & Management, Processes reviews, multi global Systems implementation, Mergers & Acquisitions and post-merger Integration, Fund raising, Corporate Treasury and so forth.

Venkat is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Associate member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, and holds a Master of Commerce from Kerala University, India. A competent toastmaster & NLP certified coach, he is currently Director of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vice Chairman of Meyer Neighborhood committee and Assistant Treasurer in Citizens Consultative Committee at Mountbatten Constituency.

He is also a regular speaker & contributor in professional/industry forums such as CFO Innovation, CFO Show Asia, CFO Thought leadership round table, CFO Asia Congress, ISACA, CFO Executive Board, Agricultural Investment Summit, Annual Asian Shared service conference, ACCA, SAC & CFO Connect Symposium, Institute forums, CPA Australia etc.

He is also the Past Chairman of Meyer Neighborhood Committee, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Singapore Chapter and a member of the national-level committee on Population and Integration under REACH.

Chris is based in Singapore and leads the Agriculture and Chemicals team as part of KPMG’s Global Strategy Group.  He has 20 years Consulting experience covering; Transformational Growth Strategies and Innovation, Operational Excellence, Organization Redesign, Turnaround and M&A and has worked across numerous crops covering oilseeds and grains, agricultural inputs such as fertilizers and agrochemicals, as well as key technologies in Agriculture and Chemicals for Governments, Corporates and Banks.

Navin heads the valuation and business modelling practice of Ernst & Young in India. Navin is a CFA Charterholder and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Navin started his career as a sell side analyst with SBI Mutual Fund, and thereafter with DBS Securities, a subsidiary of DBS Bank Singapore, before joining the Transactions Advisory practice of EY in 2000. In 2010, Navin was appointed the leader for the valuations practice. Over the years, he has played a pivotal role in growing EY’s valuation practice to be the market leading practice in the country, with expertise in valuations of businesses, intangibles, real estate and capital equipment, and expertise in financial modelling and economic advisory.

Navin has been involved with various initiatives to develop the valuation profession in India. He has authored India specific valuation studies, like ‘Cost of Capital: India Survey’ and ‘Control Premium in India’. In partnership with CFA Institute, EY undertakes various valuation workshops for CFA students and CFA charterholders. He has also contributed to the development of valuation rules and standards through interactions with Ministry of Corporate Affairs and with Industry bodies.

Siong Yoong heads Baker Tilly TFW Deal Advisory.  He advises on deals and disputes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Deal Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Financial Modelling
  • Business Valuation
  • Financial Instrument Valuation
  • Intangible Asset Valuation
  • Share-based Payment Valuation
  • Purchase Price Allocation
  • Goodwill Impairment Testing
  • Litigation Support and Dispute Resolution
  • Forensic Accounting

He has advised government, private sector, and not-for-profit Board and Management across Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Greece and the United States of America.

His work has been submitted to the Singapore Exchange, High Court as well as Family Justice Courts of the Republic of Singapore. 

Mr. Lau is a Co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer (Private Credit) of Adamas. Prior to the founding of Adamas, he was Head of Fund Derivatives Asia at BNP Paribas focused on structured collateralised lending on hedge fund assets. Prior to BNP Paribas, he was at ABN AMRO focused on structuring dynamic guarantees and credit derivative instruments. He was formerly a lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP, London, focused on private equity and hedge fund establishments and investments. Mr. Lau obtained a law degree from University College London.

Terence has over 18 years of experience and is a partner with RSM’s Corporate Advisory division.  He currently heads the firm’s Valuation Advisory practice and leads the industry group serving the Private Equity sector.

Terence has extensive experience in valuation advisory work comprising business valuations, intangible assets and intellectual property valuations, purchase price allocations, and valuation of financial instruments.  He spent two years in New York where he focused on the valuation of mortgage-backed securities, debt and other financial derivatives.

Terence has also advised clients on merger and acquisition transactions across a wide spectrum of industries.  He also advises growing businesses and private equity firms in their value creation initiatives.

Prior to joining RSM, he spent two years as Head of Financial Control at the Singapore branch of a multinational investment bank incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Terence is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser as well as a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

Mr Nair is the the Deputy CEO of Drew & Napier LLC and is the co-head of its Corporate Restructuring & Workout practice group.  In his 25 years of practice, Mr Nair has been involved in some of the largest restructuring exercises in Asia Pacific, particularly in Indonesia and China. In 2011, he was named Singapore’s Restructuring Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.

Mr Nair chairs the Insolvency Sub Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and is a member of the Insolvency Law Review Committee set up by Singapore’s Minister for Law. He is also a member of the Committee to strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring, also established by the Ministry of Law. Mr Nair is on the Board of Trustees of the KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital Health Endowment Fund.

Gary leads Deloitte’s China—Asia Pacific Special Situations team.

Gary has over thirty years experience working in the corporate restructuring sector in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China. He has advised clients in a wide variety of industries and has led both company side and lender side restructurings.

Until recently moving to Hong Kong he was an official liquidator of the Supreme Court of Australia and has extensive experience in all types of insolvency appointments and has represented creditors (secured and unsecured creditors) in various forums and meetings.

Gary has deep industry experience in the hospitality and leisure industry, having run an Asia regional hospitality and leisure consulting business. For the last 12 years he has focused on mining and mining services and has worked extensively across the supply chain of this industry, was the CRO of a listed mining company and has been the receiver and manager of a number of operating miners.

Since relocating to Hong Kong he has been involved in a number of large cross restructurings involving HK Listcos and PRC SOEs.


2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017


About the Organisers

Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore

Established under the umbrella of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS) seeks to foster professional excellence in the areas of Business Valuation and develop and grow Singapore into a Centre of Excellence for Business Valuation: 

  • Development of competency frameworks;
  • Promotion of professional valuation standards;
  • Setting of ethical and professional standards of practice;
  • Contributions in thought leadership, research and development;
  • Provision of quality education and training curriculum; and
  • Promotion of professional qualification and certification in Business Valuation

Through these initiatives, IVAS will seek to broaden the talent pool, deepen the expertise of Business Valuation professionals, uphold the public trust in the role they perform and enhance the reputation of the Business Valuation profession in the region.

For more information, please visit www.sac.gov.sg


International Valuation Standards Council

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that produces and implements universally accepted standards for the valuation of assets across the world in the public interest.

The IVSC consists of representatives from a wide range of sectors, including professional valuation institutes, valuation providers, standard setters, regulators of valuation services and academia.

The organisation’s mission is to establish and maintain effective, high-quality international valuation and professional standards, and to contribute to the development of the global valuation profession, thereby serving the global public interest. 

For more information, please visit https://www.ivsc.org/


2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017



Gold Sponsors


About Baker Tilly TFW

Baker Tilly TFW is one of the 10 largest accountancy and business advisory firms in Singapore. Our expert team provides a comprehensive range of services to businesses, including assurance, tax, deal advisory, governance and risk, restructuring and recovery, outsourcing, and corporate secretarial services. Our diverse client base ranges from family-owned businesses to listed companies and multinational organisations in a variety of sectors. 




About BDO

BDO LLP Singapore is a full-service professional tax, accounting and business consulting firm with a long history of serving both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large privately-held businesses and multinational companies across a broad spectrum of industries in Singapore.  Our clients come from industries as diverse as legal, marine, government, manufacturing, transportation, publishing, hospitality and real estate.

From a start-up in 1972, we have grown to be one of the leading and highly-respected accounting and business consulting firms in Singapore. With a strength of over 400 employees, we offer a comprehensive range of services including Audit and Assurance, Business Restructuring and Forensic Accounting, Tax Advisory, Risk Advisory, Business Advisory, Financial Risk and Governance, Management Consulting, Outsource Accounting, Technology Risks and Advisory.

Since 1979, we have been an independent member firm of BDO International - the world’s fifth largest accountancy network. We are part of a global brand and accounting network with over 1,401 offices in across 158 countries.



About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is a premier independent advisor with expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. Our clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, law firms, government entities and investment organizations such as private equity firms and hedge funds. We also advise the world’s leading standard setting bodies on valuation issues and best practices. Duff & Phelps’ nearly 2,500 professionals are located in over 70 offices in 20 countries around the world.  Our team differentiates ourselves in our commitment to question assumptions, be the independent eye, critically analyze facts and tell our clients what they need to know to make sound decisions. Duff & Phelps cuts through complexity and creates clarity for our clients to ensure compliance, reduce risk, overcome emerging challenges and enhance value.





About Ernst and Young

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.





PKF is a global network of legally independent firms operates in 150 countries 5 continents and specialised in providing high quality audit, accounting, business advisory and tax consulting. PKF-CAP is the Singapore member of PKF International network of independent firms. We share the same commitment with all other member firms of PKF internationally in providing high quality, partner-led services tailored to each client's requirements and grounded in local knowledge.

We provide a wide range of financial advisory services to enhance our clients’ success by specialized professional guidance. Our advisory services include business valuation, litigation support, corporate recovery, insolvency and fraud investigation.



About PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.  

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

© 2017 PwC. All rights reserved.



About RSM

RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally, with a global reach of over 800 offices in 120 countries. We serve internationally active businesses and companies aspiring to go global.

Building a presence in Singapore since 1985, we have been providing a comprehensive range of services, including audit, tax advisory & compliance, company formation & global compliance, corporate risk advisory, valuation advisory, and corporate finance . In addition, we provide business solutions through our Stone Forest  group of companies for our clients’ non-core yet important areas of their business so that they can focus on the core revenue-generating aspects. With a total staff strength of over 950 in Singapore and 320 in China, we are the largest accounting, business advisory and solutions group outside the Big 4 in Singapore.

Our lines of service are also strategically aligned to industries to provide clients with more insightful, practical and effective advice. Focusing on growing businesses, we help our clients improve their profits, enhance their business value and chart their growth strategies for cross-border expansion.

Our clients come from a wide spectrum of industries such as real estate & construction, NPOs, retail, F&B, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  We have also built up a strong reputation for successfully helping Chinese companies set up operations in Singapore to further expand in the region as well as assisting Singapore-based companies in entering the China market.



Silver Sponsors

About Ascent Partners

Ascent Partners is a leading provider of corporate valuation and advisory services. We offer a wide range of independent valuation and advisory services, with a specific interest in risk management and growth opportunities. The breadth of our knowledge and our client-centric approach allow us to deliver personalized solutions to meet the specific requirements of our clients in the capital market. Our core competent includes: Valuation Service, Corporate Advisory and Technology Advisory.



About Truscel Capital

Truscel Capital is a Merger & Acquisition Advisory Firm specialized in Corporate Finance, Valuations, M&A, Fund Raising and Privatization. Supported by an internationally qualified and professional team of experts, Truscel Capital has developed an extensive track record in assisting successful cross-border M&A transactions since 2002.

We have independent office in Indonesia, where we affiliated with KJPP Rao, Yuhal & rekan, an OJK Registered Financial Advisor for Property Valuations, Business Valuations and Fairness Opinions. Truscel Capital is also a Member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( KADIN ), National Association of Indonesia Consultants ( INKINDO ) and certification for Non – Construction Consultancy Service  No. 1.07-20201-12-1246



About JLL

JLL Corporate Appraisal & Advisory (“CAA”) is a fully owned subsidiary of JLL (NYSE: JLL), a Fortune 500 company which is focused in real estate services and investment management. With 2016 revenue of more than US$6.8 billion, JLL’s 77,000 colleagues serve clients in over 80 countries across 300 corporate offices worldwide.

CAA is an ‘integrated’ valuation service provider. We help clients understand what their business, shares, property, assets or financial liabilities are worth in the context of fund-raising, transactions, financial reporting, dispute or restructuring purposes. We also provide advisory services where we focus exclusively on real estate. Many mega-listings on Asian bourses and the financial reporting of blue-chip companies have been supported by the opinions made by our practice.




Download the sponsorship brochure for IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference 2017 here.

Contact us to find out about the sponsorship opportunities.


2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017


Registration is closed.

Ticket Fees (Inclusive of GST)
Early Bird Fee
(Closing Date: 15 September 2017)
Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA) $963.00
Members of Strategic/Supporting Partners $1,117.00
Standard Fee $1,498.00



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By submitting this Registration Form and making payment, you agree to the Terms and Conditions stipulated below:

  1. Registration and payment
  • Registrations are on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Registrations must be followed by immediate payment and admittance will only be permitted upon receipt of full payment. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.
  1. Cancellation/Substitution policy
  • There will be no refund for cancellation. Substitutes are allowed. Participants' information must be submitted in writing by 25 October 2017.
  1. Others
  • 12 CPD/CPE hours will be awarded to delegates who have signed for and attended the event on both 2 and 3 November 2017.
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  • The Singapore Accountancy Commission and the International Valuation Standards Council reserve the right to cancel the event, or make changes to the schedule, venue and speakers


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2 Nov - 3 Nov 2017