Investor Summit – “Deal Day”


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As part of the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2017, an Investor Summit – “Deal Day” on 17 November 2017 will bring together the best of the best in terms of innovations, giving investors an opportunity to be part of the FinTech ecosystem.

We have an exciting program lined up for participants, including: 

Programme for Investor Summit – “Deal Day”
Date: 17 Nov 2017
Venue: Ritz Carlton

9.00 – 9.20 am

Registration & Refreshments

9.20 – 9.30 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Gary Hwa, Global FS Markets Executive and Regional Managing Partner, Asia-Pacific FSO, EY
9.30 – 10.00 am

Opening Keynote: Transforming Economies and Emerging Champions (30 mins)

Temasek’s investment activities are guided by four investment themes: (i) Transforming Economies; (ii) Growing Middle Income Populations; (iii) Deepening Comparative Advantages; and (iv) Emerging Champions. What are the next big megatrends, and how does Temasek intend to reinvent itself to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world?

  • Dilhan Pillay, President Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group
10.00 – 10.45 am

Fireside Chat 1: The Innovator’s Dilemma and the role of Corporate Ventures  

(45 mins)

The speakers will share how their respective organisations approach investments through strategic and financial lenses. How does one balance strategic imperatives with the pursuit of financial returns?

  • George Sartorel, Regional CEO, Allianz
  • Jonathan Larsen, CIO, Ping An Group
  • Todd Forest, Managing Director, NAB Ventures
  • Paul Ark, Managing Director, Digital Ventures  

 Talking points

  • Investment theses
  • Geographical focus
  • Emerging trends (e.g. ICOs)

Identifying prospective investments (strategic/financial objectives)

10.45 – 10.55 am

Break & Light Refreshments

10.55 – 11.40 am

Fireside Chat 2: The ASEAN Elevator Pitch (45 mins)

4 seasoned entrepreneurs will share the lessons learnt from their trials and tribulations in building a company.

  • Nguyen Hoa Binh, Group Founder & Chairman at NextTech Group of Technopreneurs
  • Alex Kong (江庆恩), Group CEO of TNG Wallet
  • Walter de Oude, CEO, Singapore Life  
  • Dr. Julian Hosp, Founder, TenX

 Talking points

  • What challenges and opportunities exist in different ASEAN regions?
  • What is the future of fundraising?
  • How can FinTechs and FIs establish meaningful partnerships?
11.40 – 12.30 pm

Closing Keynote & Fireside Chat: Investing in crazy ideas and creating startup ecosystems  (50 mins)

The speaker will share his unique approach towards investing, which eschews detailed business plans in favour of outlandish ideas that could potentially change the world.

  • Taizo Son, Founder and CEO, Mistletoe Inc
12.30 pm


Attendance is by invitation only for participants who have submitted their applications to join our matchmaking process. For other enquiries about this programme, please click here.