A discussion on the advantages of starting operations in Singapore.
Hosted by In.Corp, In.Corp Live was set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for executive decision makers of prominent firms in Manila to discuss, debate and share experiences over good food. Aperitif’s famous designer grazing tables will be served at the cocktail reception.
Build your Business: The Singapore Movement
As a global superpower, Singapore continues to take the lead in attracting global investors and companies in doing business within its jurisdiction. With a tech-friendly market and a strong talent pool, starting and expanding businesses in Singapore has become a popular option for start-up enterprises and established multinational corporations around the world.
But even with these overwhelming opportunities present, penetrating an unfamiliar market requires thorough discussion and study. It brings up concerns regarding culture, government policies, and new business processes. With foreign direct investments moving towards the lucrative ASEAN market, it is noteworthy to examine how companies can prepare in entering a booming economy like Singapore and using it as a springboard to penetrate Asia and the world.
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The Ortus Club hosts knowledge-sharing discussions in the best private dining rooms in the world. These venues provide an elegant high-end atmosphere and impeccable table service.
Attendance was complimentary, but was open only to executive decision makers of prominent firms in Manila, and was subject by approval.
3:00 pm: Registration, Networking, and Cocktails
4:30 pm: Speech by EDB
5:00 pm: Presentation by In.Corp Global’s Group CEO, Atin Bhutani
5:15 pm: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
6:00 pm: Networking
Group Head, Business Development | In.Corp Group
Eric has extensive experience of working with local SMEs/Corporates as well as Regional Headquarters/Subsidiaries of international MNCs based in Singapore and across the APAC region. With 11 years of track record as a corporate banker along with a sound understanding of most type of businesses, his expertise lies in corporate structuring for startups and mature MNCs, as well as advisory in areas of debts and fund raising. Before joining In.Corp Group, he has held senior and management roles with OCBC and HSBC.
General Manager | Potato Corner International Operations Group
Kathryna Manalo brings with her 20 years experience in business development in the areas of retail & corporate banking, information technology, telecommunications and business solutions. Graduated from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila with a degree in Marketing. She pursued her studies earning an MBA degree at Ateneo Graduate School of Business
She started her career in relationship management and business development with BPI and international banks Chinatrust and HSBC. She further enhanced her skill in territory expansion for PGE Business Solutions Pte Ltd, an IT company in Singapore and expanded in other Southeast Asian countries.
Under her leadership in the International Operations of Potato Corner, she opened Singapore as the brand’s international hub in the global market. Potato Corner is set to conquer the Asean territory with their store openings in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar in 2018.
Today, Potato Corner has over 170 stores in Australia, USA, Indonesia, Panama, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Kuwait, Vietnam, Singapore and over 1,100 stores in the Philippines.
Head of Investment Development | Fundnel
Fundnel is a licensed private investment platform that offers unlisted securities in growth and pre-IPO stage companies across industries to a qualified network of investors, comprising of both professional corporate venture, private equity, venture capital funds, family offices, angel investor networks and individually accredited investors actively looking to diversify their current portfolio. Total deal origination value on Fundnel’s network exceeds US$100m with 24 transactions completed to date.
Regional Director | Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)
The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation and talent.
The EDB works with companies by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments, as well as their transformation and growth initiatives.
They also work closely with other Singapore government agencies to constantly improve the pro-business environment, and ensure that industries are supported by globally competitive workforce through talent development.
Group Head, Accounting Advisory | In.Corp Group
Paul’s 25-year career in accounting includes extensive exposure to audit and assurance, tax advisory and investigation, internal audit and corporate recovery. More recently, he was the lead consultant for several Spring Singapore-supported business consulting engagements. He has been a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) since 1995 and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 1996. Paul is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax and GST), an Approved Liquidator and Practicing Management Consultant. Prior to joining InCorp Group, he was the Founding Partner and Managing Director of CA Trust Group, a full-fledged professional services group. Paul currently serves as an independent director on the Boards of four Singapore public listed companies; Sin Ghee Huat Corporation Ltd, Serial System Ltd, Second Chance Properties Ltd and China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd.