Asia Pacific's leading Business Valuation conference is back with the theme 'Creating Value in Dynamic TImes' (10 & 11 October 2019).  Discover new strategies on how to sustain a competitve edge in today's rapidly changing global business environment.


The 2-day conference will cover how corporates and funds leverage on  Business Valuation to make the right strategic decisions; derive appropriate value from transactions; raise funds; and improve transparency and governance when reporting to stakeholders. Hear from more than 20 industry leaders, valuation experts and regulators; and network with over 400 delegates from Singapore and the region.


The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), a global standards setter, will be holding the IVSC 2019 Annual General Meeting in Singapore (7 - 9 October 2019) in conjunction with this year's conference.  This AGM will attract over 120 valuation leaders from around the world.


Both the conference and the AGM will draw the best in valuation on thought-leadership discussions in Singapore, a centre of excellence for Business Valuation in the region.

 

EVENT DETAILS

 

Date:

10  & 11 October 2019

Time:

9.00 am to 5.30 pm  (Registration starts at 8.15am)  

Join the Networking Cocktail after the conference on 10 October 2019.

Venue:

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

Level 3, Cassia Main Ballroom

 

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

 

 

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ORGANISERS

 

INSTITUTE OF VALUERS AND APPRAISERS, SINGAPORE (IVAS)

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 Singapore into a Centre of Excellence for Business Valuation through:

  • 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, upload 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 the UN recognised, independent and not-for-profit organisation that produces and implements universally accepted standards for the valuation of assets across the world.

The IVSC consists of representatives from a wide range of sectors, including professional valuation institutes, valuation providers, standard setters, regulators 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 www.ivsc.org.

 

DAY 1: 10 OCTOBER 2019

8.00am - 8.55am
 
Registration
 
8.55am - 9.00am

Welcome Remarks by Mr Harsha Basnayake, CVA
Chairman, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore
EY Asia-Pacific Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services

9.00am - 9.05am

Welcome Remarks by Lord Alistair Darling
Member, Board of Trustees, International Valuation Standards Council

9.05am - 9.15am

Opening Address by Ms Indranee Rajah
Minister in the Prime Minister's Office,
Second Minister for Finance and Education

9.15am - 10.00am
Interview
In the Spotlight:
Value Disruption Through Innovation
 
Interviewer
Mr Mun Siong Yoong, CVA
Founder & CEO, Vallaris Private Limited
 
Interviewee
Mr Johnson Chen
CEO & Co-Founder, Capbridge
 
10.00am - 10.30am

Tea Break

Venue: Heliconia Ballroom, Level 3

10.30am - 11.15am
Presentation
Getting Better Value Out of Valuation - Sharpening Management Strategies for Effective Value Creation
 
Mr Andre Toh, CVA
Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
 
11.15am - 12.15pm
Panel Discussion
Traditional Business Models - Re-inventing in Dynamic Times
 
Moderator
Mr Jason Tan
Executive Director, Business Valuation & Advisory, 
Savills Valuation and Professional Services (S) Pte Ltd
 
Panellists
Mr Adler Poh
Owner and Founder of Adler Hostel
 
Ms Josephine Hong, CVA
Director, Corporate Advisory, Singapore, BDO Advisory Pte Ltd
 
Mr Sean Lim
Director of Strategies - APAC, Mintel Group Ltd
 
Ms Theodora Lai
Director (Business Development), Tembusu Partners
 
12.15pm - 1.15pm

Networking Lunch

Venue: Heliconia Ballroom, Level 3

1.15pm - 2.00pm
Presentation
Investing in Intellectual Assets in a Disruptive World
 
Mr Keoy Soo Earn, CVA
Regional Managing Partner, Financial Advisory
Leader, Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Deloitte Southeast Asia
 
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Panel Discussion
Why Valuations are a Key to Good Governance?
 
Moderator
Mr Harsha Basnayake, CVA
Chairman, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore
EY Asia-Pacific Managing Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
 
Panellists
Lord Alistair Darling
Member, Board of Trustees, International Valuation Standards Council
 
Mr David Gerald
Founder, President & CEO, Securities Investors Association (Singapore)
 
Ms Jocelyn Ang
Managing Director, NETS
 
Ms June Sim
Senior Vice President & Head, Listing Compliance, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX)
 
3.00pm - 3.30pm

Tea Break

Venue: Heliconia Ballroom, Level 3

3.30pm - 4.15pm
Interview
In the Spotlight:
In Continuous Pursuit of Stakeholder Value Creation: Strategies & Lessons From ASEAN Unicorns 
and Other High Growth Companies
 
Interviewer
Mr Oliver Wilkinson
Deals Strategy Partner, PwC Singapore
 
Interviewee
Mr Nick Nash
Managing Partner & Co-founder, Asia Partners
 
4.15pm - 5.15pm
Panel Discussion
Defining Value Amongst Early Stage Companies
 
Moderator
Mr Ong Woon Pheng, CVA
Director, PKF-CAP Advisory Partners Pte Ltd
 
Panellists
Mr Chng Zhen Hao
Chief Executive Officer, Cap Vista Pte Ltd
 
Mr Dilip Kothari
Managing Partner, Stone Capital Advisors Pte Ltd
 
Mr Jamesy Laya, CVA
Head of Valuation, Deal Advisory, KPMG in Singapore
 
Ms Vaishali Cooper
Chief Financial Officer, Jungle Ventures
 
5.15pm - 7.15pm

Networking Cocktail (Open to all delegates)

Venue: Foyer (Outside Cassia Ballroom), Level 3

The programme is subject to changes.  

 

DAY 2:  11 OCTOBER 2019

9.00am - 9.30am

Registration & Refreshments

9.30am - 10.30am
Case Study
Alternative Investment Fund Valuation
 
Mr David Larsen
IVSC Standards Review Board Member
Managing Director, Duff & Phelps San Francisco 
 
10.30am - 11.30am
Presentation
Applying IP Fundamentals in Business
 
Mr James Cheah
IP Strategist, IPOS International Pte Ltd
 
11.30am - 1.00pm

Networking Lunch

Venue: Heliconia Ballroom, Level 3

1.00pm - 2.00pm
Interview
Valuation Framework in Systematic Investing
 
Interviewer
Dr Aaron Low
CEO, LUMIQ
 
Interviewee
Mr Peng Chen
CEO, Asia ex Japan, Dimensional Fund Advisors
 
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Presentation
Data Analytics and Valuation 
 
Dr Teoh Teik Toe
Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of MSc in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University
 
3.00pm - 3.30pm

Tea Break

Venue: Heliconia Ballroom, Level 3

3.30pm - 4.30pm
Presentation
Understanding Non-Financial Liabilities in an Ever-Changing Global Economy
 
Mr Andreas Ohl
 
Chairman, IVSC Business Valuation Standards Board
Standard Setting Leader for Business Combination, PwC US
 
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Presentation
How to Add Value as an Expert Witness in Valuation
 
Mr Benedict Teo
Director, Dispute Resolution & Head, Banking & Financial Disputes, Drew & Napier LLC
 

The programme is subject to changes.  

 

 

Ms Indranee Rajah is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. She is also Second Minister for Finance and Education.

Ms Rajah has been the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2001.

She was in practice as a lawyer and Senior Counsel before joining Government.

Under her law portfolio from 2012 – 2018, she co-chaired the Committees on Family Justice, the formation of the Singapore International Commercial Court as well as the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring. She also helmed the Steering Committee on the strategic direction of Singapore’s third law school at UniSIM.

Under her MOF portfolio, Ms Rajah co-chaired the Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services, a sub-committee of the 2016 Committee on 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.

In her first tour of the Education Ministry from 2012-2015, 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.

As Second Minister for Education, Ms Rajah currently chairs UPLIFT – the “Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce”, an inter-agency team convened in 2018 aimed at strengthening support for students from disadvantaged families


 

Harsha is a transaction advisory specialist and has more than 20 years of experience with EY in our Southeast Asian offices working in Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) as well as in the Assurance business.

Harsha specializes in valuations, financial modelling, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring.  He has led numerous engagements relating to a wide range of clients including private businesses, investment banks, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, public listed companies and statutory boards. The nature of these engagements he has led includes provision of advice relating to mergers and acquisitions, due diligence reviews, valuations, financial modelling, debt restructuring and litigation support.  He has significant experience across Asia having advised on numerous, complex, cross border transactions and investments.

Harsha also plays an active role within EY and has several core responsibilities. He is the Asia-Pacific Transaction Advisory Services Leader. He pioneered and led the Valuation & Business Modelling practice in the Far East and has been a member of EY’s Global Valuation and Business Modelling Steering Committee. He is regularly consulted on various valuation related issues.

Harsha also worked with a number of family owned businesses advising them on corporate restructuring, unlocking values as well as optimum strategies for carving out businesses as part of succession planning.

Harsha’s qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
  • Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants, Australia
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chairman of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS) Council


 

Alistair Darling was UK Chancellor of the Exchequer – the UK government’s chief financial minister - from 2007 to 2010. Prior to this, he held a number of Cabinet positions, being one of only three people to have served in Cabinet continuously since Labour was elected in 1997.

He entered Parliament at the 1987 General Election in Edinburgh Central and, following the 1997 General Election, he entered Cabinet as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. From then on he served as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1998-2002), for Transport(2002-06), for Scotland (2003-06) and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (2006-07).

In June 2007, Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed him Chancellor of the Exchequer, against the backdrop of the most turbulent and far-reaching economic crisis the world had seen for 60 years. He introduced the measures needed to avert a collapse of the banking system, and played a central role alongside other political and financial leaders in restoring stability to global financial markets.

Alistair was appointed to the House of Lords in 2015. In 2012 he authored the book ‘Back from the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11’ which documents the British government's handling of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe. He holds a number of leadership roles in the public and private sectors including as Honorary President of Chatham House; as Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research; and as a member of the Board of Directors of multinational bank, Morgan Stanley.


 

Siong Yoong champions clients in deals and disputes. He helps business owners monetize value created through blood, sweat and tears and not lose it to the other party.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Deal Strategy
  • Due Diligence (Commercial, Financial, Operational)
  • 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

He has advised government, private sector and not-for-profit Boards 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.

Advisory Roles

  • Standards and Technical Committee, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore
  • Financial Reporting Surveillance Programme, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
  • Investigation and Disciplinary Panel, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants; and
  • Master Workshop Facilitator & Curriculum Reviewer, Singapore Qualification Program.

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

Siong Yoong is a registered Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) with the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS), a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has a Bachelor's of Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University. 

Mr Johnson Chen Founder & CEO Johnson Chen is Founder & CEO of global private capital raising platform CapBridge, which together with secondary trading private exchange platform 1exchange (1X), provide a holistic private capital solution for global growth companies. CapBridge and 1X are formed in partnership with Singapore Exchange (SGX).

With CapBridge and 1X, global growth companies and family businesses can accelerate their growth through intelligent primary capital raises and secure trading of shares, while remaining privately held. CapBridge and 1X provide both growth capital and integrated partial liquidity solutions for private companies and investors alike. This form a comprehensive private markets capital eco-system for deserving companies and sophisticated investors.

An active angel investor and experienced business builder, Johnson has spent over 20 years incubating and steering growth companies. Johnson has founded and listed two companies. He is the Founder and Nonexecutive Chairman of Clearbridge Health (SGX ticker: 1H3, Bloomberg ticker: CBH.SP), a pan-Asia precision healthcare company. Johnson is also the Founder and Non-executive Director of Biolidics (SGX ticker: 88Y, Bloomberg ticker: BLD.SP), a microfluidic based liquid biopsy tumor diagnosis company. Earlier in his career, Johnson co-founded and successfully exited two tech startups.

Johnson was one of the pioneering team members of Hong Kong based information and incumbent communications technology service company Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited (PCCW). He was subsequently appointed President of CyberWorks Ventures, PCCW’s direct investment arm where he led a team to build up and oversee a multi-million dollar investment portfolio. The youngest member of PCCW’s M&A/investment executive committee at that time, he was responsible for much of PCCW’s strategic expansion, including many of its successful acquisitions and investments.

Johnson sits on the Singapore National Research Foundation Proof-ofConcept grant panel and is a member of the Strategic Research Innovation Fund committee of NTUitive, Nanyang Technological University’s innovation and enterprise company. As the top graduate in the officer cadet course during his National Service with the Singapore Armed Forces, Johnson was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour by the President of Singapore.

Johnson holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) from the University of Cambridge, UK.

 

Mr. Andre Toh is a Partner with more than 20 years of experience in Ernst & Young.  He is the ASEAN leader for Valuation, Modeling and Economics.  In his daily work, he assists clients in their capital agenda through advanced decision modelling, assessing business sustainability and valuations.

 

Andre is a Council Member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS).  He is a member of the Financial Reporting Surveillance Program on valuation issues with Singapore Accountancy Commission.  He is also a member of the IVAS Standard & Technical Committee.

 

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

 

 


 

Jason Tan is an Executive Director in the valuation and advisory firm, Savills Valuation and Professional Services (S) Pte. Ltd. In his 20 years of professional services experience, as a project director, he has led a broad multitude of business advisory projects in areas including strategic planning, market and business feasibility studies, performance management and balanced scorecard, business process re-engineering, cost and profitability management, finance function transformation, shared services design and implementation, programme management and corporate governance. Jason has extensive experience working with clients across both the Government sector as well as the private sector. He has assisted clients in value creation by guiding them through their strategic transformation journeys and helping them to drive performance improvement. Prior to joining Savills in 2019, Jason has worked for Ernst & Young Advisory and Arthur Andersen in both Singapore and Australia.

Jason has a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is a Professional Singapore Certified Management Consultant.


 

Born into a family of strong hospitality and entrepreneur background, Adler Poh has cultivated a strong passion of serving people since a young age. His father works for the world-renowned Singapore Airlines, which places the highest emphasis on service culture. He taught young Adler the refinery of service etiquette and develop an astute eye for detail.

On the other hand, his mother is involved in a family-operated restaurant, located in Den Haag, Netherlands. Growing up with his entrepreneur minded maternal grandparents with sharp business minds, they have taught Adler the essential skills of having a keen eye for business and more importantly, the ethics of being a businessman. These has shaped his young mind and firmly established his passion and his calling to build a business of his own with the highest standards of hospitality and ethics, as taught and exemplified by his earliest mentors, his family.

However, road to success was not always smooth. Being a late bloomer, Adler faced difficulties in his academic studies. Being placed in the National Technical Stream did not daunt him; in fact, it spurred him to work even harder to ensure that he is not disadvantaged in other ways. He actively volunteered to plan for major school functions and managed to be the first and only deputy head prefect from the Normal Technical Stream. He took his private O levels and successfully placed himself in the course that he always wanted, Hospitality and Tourism Management in Temasek Polytechnic. 

In Temasek Polytechnic, Adler devoured this opportunity and slowly shaped his crafts under the tutelage of the experienced veterans in the hospitality industry. He snatched at the chance to intern at Cathay Pacific Airways, one of the Top 5 airlines in the world, where he was exposed to crisis management, following the Bangkok Riots. During Adler’s stint at Cathay Pacific, he has successfully implemented new marketing campaigns to  promote Cathay’s 7 daily flights out of Singapore’ and many important Corporate Social Responsiblities (CRS) initiatives. The experience has strengthened and further enhanced his passion for hospitality, giving him a firm foundation to the business that he will open in future. 

After graduation, Adler took a 1 month backpacking trip around Europe and realised that there was a gap for quality budget accommodation in Singapore. Bearing his father’s words in mind, he understands that service staff plays an important aspect to the overall experience. 

Adler enlisted for the National Service, and clinched ‘Plantoon Best’ during Basic Miltary Training and then streamed to the Air Force as an Air Warfare Officer. Taking this opportunity to further enhance himself, Adler conceptualised and choreographed the Dynamic Defence Display (D3), earning him Air Defence Operations Command (ADOC), NSF of the year for 2011.

Fresh out of National Service, Adler is ready to put his plan into action. Equipped with the rich knowledge and experience that Adler has accumulated since young, Adler carefully curated every tiny detail of the hostel, ranging from the casual yet refined service culture, to the material of the bedsheets that were used. Critics were sceptical and condemned the oxymoron of a luxury hostel. However, armed with unwavering positive attitude and his never-ending passion to refine his crafts, Adler Hostel won respect and high compliments from its guests, termed affectionately as ‘Residents’. Local and international media also took notice of Adler Hostel and gave many accolades, putting Adler Hostel firmly on the world map.

Refusing to rest on his laurels and encouraged by the success of Adler Hostel, Adler further expanded Adler Hostel within a short span of three years. Being attuned to the ever-changing market demand, Adler introduced Istana Signature Cabins, the largest  of its class in Singapore for the couple and family segment and Ivory Signature Cabins, first of its kind in Singapore exclusively for two ladies.   

Against all odds, Adler managed to garner success and achieve his young dream of achieving an ethically-sound and service-based business. Despite all, Adler remains hungry for more and hope to bring Adler Hostel to greater heights and introduce the Singapore based brand overseas. He continues to  prove his naysayers wrong that with hard work and right attitude, one will succeed eventually.

As a strategic solutions provider, Josephine has spearheaded and worked with over 300 clients in over ten industries to assess the value of their enterprises and intellectual property. She has also performed valuation reviews for various investments held by large sovereign wealth funds and private equity funds. With more than twelve years’ experience specialising in the Asian region, she was formerly a Valuations Director with a big-four accounting firm.

Josephine is a facilitator of the Business Value, Governance and Risk module of the Singapore Qualification Program under the Singapore Accountancy Commission. She has served as a Senior Adjunct Lecturer for Singapore University of Social Sciences’s Valuations Module. She has also taught the Valuations module for Singapore Management University’s Bachelor of Accountancy. Her industry expertise includes healthcare, telecommunications, real estate, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, food & beverage, retail, consumer goods and logistics, spanning across China, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea and Africa. Some of her professional qualifications and affiliations include the following:

  • International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS)
  • Chartered Valuer & Appraiser (CVA)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Singapore
  • Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Accredited Mediator
  • Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) Accredited Mediator

Areas of Specialisation

  • Business Valuation
  • Purchase Price Allocation
  • Impairment Analysis
  • Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets Valuation
  • Share-based Payment Valuation
  • Financial Instrument Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Transaction Support
  • Litigation Support and Dispute Resolution
  • Business Planning and Financial Modelling

 

Sean led Mintel’s business in China and Korea for the past 6 years, working with clients on their business intelligence solutions. He has recently moved back to Singapore to head Mintel’s strategic growth and partnerships in the region, including the continued partnering with clients to deliver upon their business intelligence needs. Prior to Mintel, Sean has 9 years of FMCG experience with Heineken in business analysis and controlling. His experience covers working with commercial teams on commercial related analysis e.g. ROI on commercial investments, route-to-market analysis, value chain studies, new product launch projects and new market entry studies. Prior to that, he was part of the Transaction Services Team in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte, supporting Merger & Acquisition transactions through due diligence in both sell-side and buy-side.  Sean is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. 

Theodora Lai is Director of Business Development at private equity fund manager Tembusu Partners. She is responsible for investment sourcing & exits, leading portfolio value creation and business development initiatives with a focus on China. Prior to joining Tembusu Partners, Theodora held investment and operational roles as Director at Veev Interactive Pte Ltd (educational technology company) and Special Assistant to Chairman at SGX-listed Viking Offshore and Marine Ltd. She is also co-founder of Instachk Pte Ltd (product discovery mobile technology company). Theodora obtained her MBA from Tsinghua University in 2016 and was a recipient of the Tsinghua University Scholarship. She graduated from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance in 2009. Theodora is an active youth volunteer and was appointed District Councillor of the Northeast Community Development Council in 2017.

 

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

Soo Earn was a work group founding member and advisory council member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore from 2013 to 2018.  He was also a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants from 2011 to 2018 and chaired the Valuation sub-committee from 2011 to 2017.  He has served as a Board member and Audit Committee Chairman of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore from 2011 to 2017, as a Board Member of the CFA Singapore Society from 2006 to 2014 and a member of ACCCIM Finance and Capital Market Committee from 2016 to 2018.

Active in the community, Soo Earn is an advisor to the Singapore Chapter of AIESEC, the largest youth-run organization in the world that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural experience as well as a Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Singapore.  He is also a member of the Panel for the Copyright Tribunals, Singapore Ministry of Law.

He was recognized as one of the world top 300 IP Strategists in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 by the Intellectual Asset Management.  He was selected by Who’s Who Legal from 2015 to 2018 as one of the leading Due Diligence Accountants in Singapore.

Soo Earn is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and has a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Laws.

David Gerald, has been at the helm as Founder, President and CEO of Securities Investors Association (Singapore) or "SIAS". He founded SIAS in 1999 to successfully contest the freezing of shares of 172,000 Singapore investors in Malaysian companies by the Malaysian government.

SIAS, is the voice of retail investors in Singapore, actively promotes investor education at all levels in the community, investor rights and corporate governance standards.

Mr Gerald received the Special Achievement Award by Singapore Exchange (SGX) in 2009 for championing individual investors' interest, advocating corporate governance and investor education.

He was appointed in 2010 by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to the Singapore Corporate Governance Council and as well in the current Council, tasked to review the Corporate Governance Code. In 2012, he was also appointed by MAS to serve on the Financial Advisory Industry Review (FAIR) panel to review the financial advisory industry. He is also been appointed to the Listing Advisory Committee of SGX.

SIAS was awarded the Gold Standard Award for Good Governance by Public Affairs Asia, Hong Kong in January 2011, an award usually reserved for governments and statutory bodies.

 


 

Jocelyn is currently Managing Director of NETS.                                                                                                                                                         
In her tenure with NETS, Jocelyn has held various leadership positions including Business Development and Strategic Planning, Operations and Customer Service and Merchant Services and Network.                                                                                                                                               
Jocelyn has over 20 years experience in the payments and electronic commerce industry, having previously worked at Singapore Network Services (now Crimsonlogic) and the National Computer Board.                                                                                                                                 
Jocelyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the National University of Singapore, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Singapore Institute of Management and an MBA from the University of Durham, UK.

 

 


 

Ms June Sim is the Senior Vice President and Head of Listing Compliance in SGX, who oversees the compliance of all SGX-listed companies with the Listing Manual.

The Listing Compliance function monitors listed issuers’ compliance with the continuous listing obligations under the Listing Rules. This includes direct supervision over the entire spectrum of continuing listing activities comprising corporate actions, continuing disclosure obligations, and investigation and enforcement of listing rule breaches. The function further provides regulatory oversight over the Catalist sponsors and monitors sponsors’ performance through inspections to assure that market intermediaries maintain high standards on the Catalist platform.

Ms Sim has extensive experience in the regulation of companies on both the Main Board and Catalist Board, including review of initial public offerings and monitoring compliance with the listing rules. Her span of experience also includes regulatory actions against listed companies for breaches of listing rules. She has also participated as a panel member on various Corporate Governance seminars as well as seminars organised for listed companies in relation to compliance with SGX’s continuing listing rules.

Ms Sim graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada with Honours in Business Administration.

 

 


 

Oliver is a Deals Strategy Partner with PwC Singapore, working across Asia. He has over 15 years of experience advising management teams on their growth strategy which includes developing business plans, implementing M&A strategy, supporting with financing and market entry. 

Oliver has been based in Southeast Asia since 2013. Prior to that he was with PwC’s Deals Strategy team in the UK and Spain. He has also served as a business advisor to HRH Prince Andrew from 2009-2010. Working across industries, Oliver is especially focused on the TMT (Telecommunications, Media, Technology) sector, driving PwC Singapore’s yearly thought leadership publication - Entertainment & Media Outlook. He is also the strategy leader for PwC Myanmar, where he has worked with a range of MNCs entering the market since 2013. 

Oliver has two young sons, and apart from spending time with the family enjoys travelling, reading and tennis. 


 

Nicholas A. Nash is the Managing Partner and a co-founder of Asia Partners, a leading growth equity technology investment firm in Southeast Asia.

Prior to Asia Partners, Mr. Nash was the Group President of Sea, Greater Southeast Asia’s leading internet company, from 2014 to 2018. Sea is today a .5bn U.S. public company and the region’s market leader in e-commerce and e-sports.

Mr. Nash led Sea’s landmark initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SE), which raised approximately billion of primary capital and which was the largest ever U.S. IPO of a company from Southeast Asia. It was one of the largest IPOs worldwide in 2017 and was also the largest ex-China emerging markets technology IPO in the U.S. since 2011.

Mr. Nash joined Sea after more than a decade with General Atlantic (GA), most recently as the co-founder and head of GA’s Southeast Asia business. Three of Mr. Nash’s successful investments while with General Atlantic are now multi-billion
dollar NYSE publicly traded companies. Prior to GA, Mr. Nash was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York.

Mr. Nash was a member of the World Economic Forum’s ASEAN Regional Strategy Group from 2017-2018. Mr. Nash was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2013-2018 and is a member of the global Kauffman Society
for leadership in venture capital, a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a board member for Room to Read in Singapore, and a board member of Endeavor Indonesia.

He received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2007, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Chemistry and Physics, magna cum laude, in 2000. In 1996 he was named a United States Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest academic honors for graduating secondary school students.

 


 

Woon Pheng is Director of the Financial Advisory Services department at PKF-CAP Advisory Partners Pte Ltd, a member firm of PKF International. He focuses on business valuation, valuation for financial reporting, financial due diligence, M&A advisory and litigation support assignments.

He is a Chartered Valuer & Appraiser, Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Financial Analyst
and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Occasionally, he conducts Continuing Professional Education workshops organised by ISCA, ACCA Singapore, CPA Australia and Wolters Kluwer relating to valuation, financial reporting and ethics topics. In 2016, Woon Pheng was invited to speak at ACCA Finance and Accounting Technical Conference on business valuation.

As an adjunct faculty of Singapore University of Social Science and Murdoch University, he teaches business valuation and corporate finance related subjects for the Masters and Degree programmes.

Currently, he serves as a member of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of the ISCA and a member of ACCA Singapore Professional Expert Forum.

 


 

Zhen Hao was awarded the DSTA Undergraduate Scholarship in 2006 to pursue Engineering Management and Electrical Engineering in the USA at Columbia University and the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, respectively. He returned in 2010 to a career in the Defence Technology Community, starting with a one year stint at the DSO National Laboratories working on underwater sensors. 

He joined DSTA’s Naval Systems Programme Centre in 2011, and through the course of his career, managed several high value defence acquisition projects for RSN. These include combat systems for the ARCHER-class and INVINCIBLE-class submarines, as well as the Unmanned Surface Vessels. 

In 2017, Zhen Hao took on the role of Senior Programme Manager in the Cybersecurity Programme Centre, where he developed cybersecurity implementation plans for the Republic of Singapore Navy and designed cybersecurity solutions for naval platforms. He was also responsible for facilitating international collaborations in cybersecurity R&D through the strategic engagement of governments. 

In Nov 2018, Zhen Hao assumed his current role as CEO Cap Vista, where he leads an investment team to provide early-stage funding for startups working on deep, dual-use technologies that could be applicable for defence and security. He also sits on the boards of the various investee companies to provide strategic advice.


 

Mr. Kothari is currently on the Strategic Advisory Board of L Catterton Asia, a US billion global consumer fund post recent merger with L Capital. He is also an independent board member on some of their portfolio companies in the Asia Pacific region. 

Mr. Kothari launched and co-managed a 0 million private equity fund, L Capital Asia, sponsored by the LVMH Group. As a Managing Partner of the Fund, he served on the Board of Directors as well as a key Member of the Investment Committee. The consumer sector fund was focused on investing growth capital in in listed and unlisted companies across the Asia Pacific region. 

Prior to that, Mr. Kothari was the Founder and Managing Director of JM Financial India Fund (joint venture partners of Morgan Stanley) which was a US5 million sector agnostic private equity fund in India. 

From 1998-2005, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Olympus Capital Holdings Asia, a large Pan Asian private equity fund, responsible for investing in financial services across the Asia Pacific region. 

From 1992-1998, he was the CEO of HSBC Consumer Bank based in Singapore overseeing billion in Assets, including Consumer Loans & Deposits, Branch Distribution Network, Offshore Banking Center, Operations and Technology. 

Mr. Kothari started his career in financial services at Citibank in the United States for 10 years in various senior management roles and relocated to Singapore in 1990 as Director of Credit Policy and Risk Management. 

Mr. Kothari has over 17 years of private equity experience in the Asia Pacific region. Prior investments include significant minority stakes in luxury consumer brands, F&B, Retail, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, IT enabled services, Education, Healthcare and Financial services. 

From a fundraising perspective, Mr. Kothari has raised over .3 billion from family offices and institutional investors globally. He has invested over 0 million across the Asia Pacific region with a realized IRR of 53% and 3.5x cash multiple on a blended basis. 

He is a Singapore citizen and has worked in the United States as well as various countries in Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and India. 


 

Jamesy is a Partner at KPMG and leads the valuation practice in Singapore. He has over 20 years of experience providing corporate finance advisory services to clients, advising on debt and equity financing, business and
intellectual property valuation for investment decisions, trade transactions and M&A, restructuring and financial reporting. Jamesy advises businesses in various growth stages from start-ups to large public companies and sovereign wealth funds, in a wide range of industries across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to KPMG, Jamesy was with the Commodity Structured Finance team at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and an investment house under the San Miguel group of the Philippines.

Jamesy holds a Master of Business Administration from IESE Business School in Spain and a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA).

 


 

Vaishali is a seasoned finance executive with 25 years of experience in working with technology based startups in Asia and Silicon Valley. Her professional journey has focused on building teams, fund raising & M&A, running finance operations, driving initiatives and process improvements across the organizations that she has been a part of. At Jungle she is responsible for running operating functions covering finance, accounting, compliance, fund administration, taxation, legal and HR operations.

Prior to joining Jungle, she was the CFO of Komli Media, Inc, an Asia based ad-network with its presence across India, Singapore, Australia and South East Asia and the CFO of PubMatic, Inc, a sell-side ad-platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. Prior to that she was CFO of eBay India and part of the founding team at Baazee.com which was acquired by eBay, Inc. Vaishali is a Chartered Accountant from the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants and did her accountancy from KPMG India where she worked within the corporate finance, transaction advisory and audit groups.


 

David Larsen is a managing director in the San Francisco office of Duff & Phelps and part of the Alternative Asset Advisory service line, and a fellow at the Duff & Phelps Institute. David has more than 35 years of transaction and accounting experience. He specializes in fair value accounting issues, and specifically in valuation, accounting, and regulatory issues faced by Alternative Asset managers and investors.

David advises leading Private Equity Managers and Institutional Investors and has advised numerous strategic and private equity acquirers in all areas of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and valuation related matters. He provides valuation policy and process assistance to a number of the world’s largest institutional limited partner investors and some of the world’s largest aAlternative Investment managers. David is a member of the International Valuation Standards Council Standards Review Board, an advisor to and has served as Vice Chair of the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuations Board (IPEV), which in 2018 released updated International Private Equity Valuation Guidelines and serves as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) PE/VC Practice Guide Task Force. David has served as a special advisor to the Institutional Limited Partners Association; board member, project manager and technical advisor to the Private Equity Industry Guidelines Group and was instrumental in developing and drafting the Private Equity Industry Guidelines Group’s Valuation and Reporting Guidelines; member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Valuation Resource Group responsible for providing the Board with input on potential clarifying guidance on issues relating to the application of the principles of FASB ASC Topic 820 (formerly SFAS No. 157), Fair Value Measurements and a member of the AICPA Net Asset Value Task Force. 

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, David was a Partner in KPMG LLP’s Transaction Services practice, where he was the segment leader of KPMG’s U.S. Institutional Investor practice. He served 13 years in KPMG’s Seattle, Düsseldorf and Prague audit practices prior to moving full time to advisory work. 

David received his M.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School, his B.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a certified public accountant licensed in California and Washington. David is also a member of the AICPA and the California and Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 registered representative.


 

James Cheah started his career in private banking and multi-asset class investment strategy with HSBC Private Bank, in London.  After a stint in Beijing, he spent six years leading a media consultancy and production house in Singapore, before joining IPOS International to develop high touch IP strategy solutions for enterprises in Singapore and overseas.  James graduated in Economics from the University of Cambridge.


 

Aaron is CEO of LUMIQ, a FA investment and client management platform. He is also Principal at Lumen Advisors, a global asset management firm based in San Francisco & Singapore. He serves on the boards of Triumph Capital (Singapore), Guotai Junan Fund (Hong Kong), Oakbridge Capital and board editor on the Journal of Futures Markets. He is a Board Trustee at the Research Foundation and is Board Advisor at WMI, SMU and at the CFA (Singapore Society).

 

Previously, Aaron was Head of Portfolio Management (Asia x Japan) at PIMCO managing global and EM bonds, overseeing Asia investment strategies. Prior to PIMCO, he was Head of Fixed Income, Asia for RCM Global Investors (San Francisco), managing global balanced and fixed income portfolios. While at PIMCO, his investment team won several Lipper and Morningstar investment awards for global bonds and emerging markets.

 

Aaron was Chairman, Board of Governors of the CFA Institute and was Board Governor from 2010-2016. He was Board Trustee for Singapore Government Pension Fund and was on the boards of WMI, iMAS, BNP Paribas Bank Hedge Fund Center (SMU).

 

He has served as Senior Advisor to Harvest Fund Management (Beijing), Bosera Asset Management (Shenzhen) and Minsheng Tonghui Asset Management (Shanghai).

 

Aaron is Adjunct Professor at CEIBS, NUS, NTU and SMU. He has a PhD in International Financial Economics from Anderson School, UCLA, and complete programs at Stanford University and University of Chicago. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


 

Peng Chen joined Dimensional in 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of Asia ex-Japan. He is a member of Dimensional's Investment Research Committee.  In addition, he serves as Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

Prior to joining Dimensional, Peng served as president of Morningstar's global investment management division, which consists of Morningstar's investment consulting, retirement advice, and investment management operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with approximately 0 billion in assets under advisement or management.  Before that, he was president and chief investment officer at Ibbotson Associates.  Peng is an editorial board member of the Financial Analysts Journal and a contributing editor for the Asian Financial Planning Journal.  He was selected to the Chicago Crain's Business "40 under 40" in 2007.  He was also named to the Investment Advisor list of the "25 Most Influential Individuals" in 2008 and won the Financial Analysts Journal's Graham and Dodd Scroll Award three times, in 2011, 2007, and 2003.  He also won the Retirement Income Industry Association's 2012 Academic Thought Leadership Award.

Peng holds a PhD and MS in consumer economics from Ohio State University.  Before going to the US to pursue his graduate studies, Peng grew up in Harbin, China, and holds a BS in industrial engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China.


 

Dr Teoh Teik Toe is currently the Senior Lecturer in NBS, NTU teaching AI subjects. He is also the Academic Director for NBS Master of Science in Business Analytics. Prior to this, he is the Associate Director in SUTD and Fellow in SUTD Academy. He has more than 25 years of research experience including Big Data, Deep Learning, Cyber-security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Software Development. He also has more than 15 years of teaching experience in AI, Data Science and Analytics, Statistic, Business, Finance, Accounting and Law. In addition, he has 14years of experience as a listed company director (NTPM Berhad) including Audit Committee Member.

He has obtained PhD in Computer Engineering from NTU, Doctor of Business Administration and MBA from University of Newcastle, Master of Law from NUS, LLB and LLM from UoL.

He also holding professional certifications include CFA, ACCA, CIMA, Chartered Accountant Singapore, Chartered Accountant Malaysia and CPA Australia. 


 

Andreas Ohl is responsible for standard setting in the Firm’s US national office. He is responsible for technical matters related to transactions and fair value measurements from a US GAAP and IFRS perspective. Currently he is the chair of the Business Valuation Board and a member of the Standards Review Board at the International Valuation Standards Council.

Previously he was the leader of the PwC Transaction Services valuation practice in New York and oversaw the value measurement (valuations for financial reporting and tax purposes) nationally. Throughout his 20 year in Transaction Services, he provided advisory services to global companies in areas where accounting and finance intersect; specifically, M&A and other types of transactions, such as leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and joint ventures. As one of the Firm's experts in fair value, Andreas has worked extensively to help clients navigate the challenges of fair value accounting. From an industry perspective, Andreas has experience in a variety of areas including pharmaceuticals, entertainment/media, technology and industrial products. In addition to working with corporates, Andreas has advised on private equity transactions, from the perspective of the fund, investors and the portfolio company. Finally as a citizen of the EU, Andreas has worked extensively with European companies, particularly on cross-border transactions.

Andreas received his MBA in finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and BS in accounting from Penn State University. Andreas is also a CPA in New York and New Jersey. Andreas served as a member of the FASB's Valuation Resource Group and the AIPCA's IPR&D Task Force.


 

Benedict’s practice covers a wide range of commercial and criminal litigation, investigations, as well as complex arbitration matters. He is actively involved in all levels of trial and appellate advocacy before the Singapore courts.

He is regularly sought to advise and act for prominent individuals, as well as major Singapore and foreign companies in multi-million dollar corporate disputes, with a particular focus on contentious banking and real estate matters. Benedict’s clients include a number of major financial institutions, as well as leading property developers and investors.

Between 2008 and 2010, Benedict was an adjunct tutor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS). He has also been a member of the Rules of Court Working Party (ROCWP) since 2010. The ROCWP reviews and proposes changes to the procedural rules for civil litigation in Singapore.

The Court of Appeal commended Benedict in a challenging appeal, for ‘the candour, fairness and tenacity with which he advanced his case.’ – [2017] SGCA 70.

He is a recommended lawyer in Asia-Pacific Legal 500, and named by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015.

Benedict was placed on the Dean’s List in his final year in NUS and was the chief editor of the Singapore Law Review from 2003 to 2004. His articles have also been published in foreign magazines and The Business Times.

 

 

 

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS  
 

Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and legal and related services. Our network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 286,000 people make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com.

Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a member firm of DTTL. Members of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and their related entities provide services in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, The Marshall Islands, The Northern Mariana Islands, The People’s Republic of China (incl. Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), The Philippines and Vietnam. In each of these, operations are conducted by separate and independent legal entities.

Our experience includes valuing different asset classes such as businesses, financial instruments & derivatives, plant & machinery, intangible assets and intellectual property rights. It also extends to a variety of commercial areas including mergers & acquisitions, regulatory & taxation, reorganisation & restructuring, litigation & dispute resolution and financial reporting.

 

EY

EY is 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 www.ey.com

 
   

 

KPMG

 

KPMG in Singapore is part of a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. With 207,000 outstanding professionals at independent member firms in 153 countries worldwide, we offer a globally-consistent standard of service based on professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

 

In the ASEAN region, KPMG member firms operate across all 10 countries. Our professionals work closely with clients to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities in their pursuit of business growth, enhanced performance, governance, and compliance objectives.

 

For more information, visit www.kpmg.com.sg.  

 

  

PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with over 250,000 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/sg.

 

SAVILLS

Savills is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange with more than 600 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Savills Singapore is part of this international network offering a broad range of specialist advisory, management and transactional services to clients in our marketplace and the region. Our Valuation and Advisory practice provides valuation services across a wide range of asset classes which include the full spectrum of property, businesses, intangible assets and intellectual properties, biological assets and financial instruments.

Our valuation services are provided to fulfil various objectives, such as business strategy, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, tax & statutory compliance, shareholder dispute & litigation support, restructuring and other strategic planning purposes. For more information, visit www.savills.com.sg.

 

VALLARIS

Vallaris is a strategic advisory firm. We seek solutions that defend and multiply stakeholder wealth.  Vallaris provides expertise across

  • Deals (mergers & acquisitions; business, intangible asset and financial instrument valuation, financial, commercial and operational due diligence);
  • Disputes (litigation support; expert witness services);
  • Tax Advisory; and
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence.

To learn more, visit www.thevallaris.com.

 
GOLD SPONSORS  
   

Baker Tilly

We are the 7th largest accountancy and business advisory firm 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 operating in a variety of sectors.

In 2015, we spearheaded the ASEAN firms’ efforts to capture opportunities in the region with the launch of the Baker Tilly ASEAN Resource Centre. The ASEAN Resource Centre enables us to better meet the needs of intra-regional clients with the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community, whose goals are to create a highly competitive economic region through a single market and production base, equitable economic development and full integration into the global economy.

To Learn more, visit www.bakertilly.sg

 

BDO LLP

 

BDO LLP is a full-service professional tax, accounting and business advisory 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 retail & distribution, natural resources, legal, marine, manufacturing, transportation, publishing, hospitality and real estate. 

We are one of the leading and highly-respected accounting and business consulting firm in Singapore. With a strength of 450 employees, we offer a comprehensive range of services including 

Audit & Assurance 

Business Restructuring & Forensic Accounting 

Tax Advisory 

Risk Advisory 

Business Advisory 

Financial Risk & Governance 

Management Consulting 

Outsource Accounting 

Technology Risks & Advisory 

BDO LLP is an independent member firm of BDO International - the world’s fifth largest accountancy network. BDO is a global organisation with over 1,500 offices in 162 countries and territories 

For more than 40 years, we have helped local and international businesses grow by providing the highest quality tax, audit and assurance, financial advisory and business consulting services. Our clients can draw on our global network of in-depth resources to keep informed of the latest market trends and industry developments and seek astute professional advice on doing business, not only in Singapore but anywhere in the world. We take great pride in maintaining our excellent track record in providing exceptional client service at BDO in Singapore.

 

CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. As part of The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (The Association) its members and students operate in 179 countries, working at the heart of business. CIMA members and students work in industry, commerce, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. CIMA works closely with employers and sponsors leading-edge research, constantly updating its qualification, professional experience requirements and continuing professional development to ensure it remains the employers’ choice when recruiting financially-trained business leaders.

 

DUFF & PHELPS

Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximises value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cyber security, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.  We work with clients across diverse sectors, mitigating risk to assets, operations and people.  With Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps since 2018, our firm has nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. 

For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com

 

PKF

“Local expertise wherever you are" is the PKF promise. PKF-CAP and other member firms of PKF International share the same commitment: high quality, partner-led services tailored to each client's requirements and grounded on local knowledge. At the same time, membership of the network allows the sharing of knowledge, experience and skills that is so vital for our clients who do business in more than one country.

Most importantly, PKF-CAP being part of PKF International means a global standard of quality for you. Wherever you take your business, you can be sure of a trusted PKF firm to support you with the same care and skill that you find at home.

We are an advocate of International Valuation Standards, which is recognised or adopted in more than 100 countries. Members of our valuation team hold designations such as the Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA), International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore.

Visit www.pkfsingapore.com for more information.

 

Roma Appraisals Limited

Roma Appraisals Limited is a well-established independent valuation and consulting firm. We provide a broad range of specialized services from business & intangible assets valuation, natural resources valuation, financial instruments valuation, property valuation, purchase price allocation, machineries & equipment valuation to, work of art valuation and corporate advisory.

 

Our dynamic & experienced professional team is committed to deliver credible, professional and the highest quality services to our clients because “We value Assets | We value our Clients”.

 

Roma Appraisals has performed numerous sizable valuation and advisory assignments worldwide. Our customized solutions comply with standards and regulations of major countries in a fair and accurate manner. Our extensive networks and connections with professional groups and financial institutions enable us to add value to your business.

 

 

RSM

RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally. In Singapore, we are the largest outside the Big 4, serving internationally-active businesses. We provide professional valuation services to help our clients ascertain the value of their business for financial reporting, transactions, internal business planning, litigation and dispute resolution.We focus on growing businesses, helping them to improve profits, enhance business value and internationalise.We provide audit, tax, corporate and risk advisory, as well as business support services.

For more information, please visit www.rsmsingapore.sg.

 
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CONFERENCE FEES

 

TWO-DAY PASS (10 & 11 OCTOBER 2019)
Fees include GST & Networking Cocktail on 10 Oct.
Early Bird Fee 
(Closing Date: 31 July 2019) *Save 40%
 SGD $720.00 Eligible For Claims under the Financial Training Scheme
CVA / Associate CVA / CVA Programme Candidates   SGD $840.00

Members of Strategic & Supporting Partners

 SGD $960.00
Standard Fee  SGD $1,200.00

 

 

ONE-DAY PASS (10 OCTOBER 2019)
Fees include GST & Networking Cocktail on 10 Oct.
Early Bird Fee 
(Closing Date: 31 July 2019) *Save 40%
 SGD $480.00 Eligible For Claims under the Financial Training Scheme
Standard Fee  SGD $800.00

 

 

FINANCIAL TRAINING SCHEME

 

This programme is recognised under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.
 

The FTS is available to eligible entities based on the prevalent funding eligibility, quantum and caps.  FTS claims may only be made for recognised programmes with specified validity period. Please refer to www.ibf.org.sg for more information. 
 

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme.  Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.

 

CPD HOURS

 

14 CPD hours will be awarded to the participants who have signed for and attended the conference on 10 October and 11 October 2019.

7 CPD hours will be awarded to the participants who have signed for and attended the conference on 10 October 2018.

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

 

The conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.  Marina Bay Sands (MBS) is located at 10 Bayfront Avenue, and is accessible by MRT, bus and taxi.

 

 

Visit MBS website for more information on the directions to MBS.

 

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION (FOR OVERSEAS DELEGATES)

 

SINGAPORE VISA

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ACCOMODATION

Marina Bay Sands Singapore (MBS) is the recommended choice for the conference. Please contact MBS to request for their Best Available Rates for this conference.  Kindly note that rooms are subject to availability. 

Marina Bay Sands Singapore 

Email Group Reservation team at groups@MarinaBaySands.com for booking. (Quote Event ID: 46111 - Singapore Accountancy Commission (IVAS-IVSC))

 

CONTACT US

 

Should you have any queries on the conference, please contact us at events@sac.gov.sg.

 

 

Make your brand present at this gathering of Business Valuation leaders from around the world.  

The IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference 2019 will cater for 400 C-Suite executives, Heads of Business Valuation, Investment Analysts and Investment Managers, among others.

 





 

 

Sponsorship Packages are now available.

 

 

Click here to download the sponsorship brochure.

 


 

Contact us for more information on the sponsorship

Mr Nick Leong

Associate Director, Industry Development 

E: Nick_Leong@sac.gov.sg

Ms Candy Chio

Senior Manager, Industry Development 

E: Candy_Chio@sac.gov.sg

 

 

Business Valuation Conference 2018

 

 

 

 

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