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Brand Finance Asia Pacific Forum 2019

31 July 2019, 08:30–14:00

Join us as we launch the Brand Finance Singapore 100 2019 Report, celebrating the nation’s most valuable and strongest brands. The results presentation and awards ceremony will be followed by a reception.

Our theme for this year's event is 'Brand 4.0' where we will explore how technology is impacting the markets, consumers, competition and pricing, as well as discuss how all these will impact business and brand management.

To view last year’s Brand Finance Singapore 100 2018 report, click here.

For more information on the event, please email or call +65 6727 8388.




08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Welcome

09:00 - 09:05


Opening Address 

Mr Roger Wang, President, Marketing Institute of Singapore

09:05 - 09:10


Keynote Address

Mr Samir Dixit, Managing Director, Brand Finance Asia Pacific Forum

09:10 - 09:30


'Brand 4.0 and How it Affects Your Business'

Mr Samir Dixit, Managing Director, Brand Finance Asia Pacific Forum

09:30 - 09:50


'How is Trademark Important in the Technology Space'

Mr Seth Hayes, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific INTA

09:50 - 10:10


'Challenges of Brand Building in the Digital-Driven Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution'

Mr Sattar Bawany, Chief Learning Officer & Master Facilitator, Training Edge

10:10 - 10:30


'Modern Day Marketing'

Ms Anna Wong, CEO & Co-Founder, Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Networking

11:00 - 11:20


'The Cultural Impact on Brands Due to Technology Revolution'

Mr Robin Nayak, Chief Strategy Officer, TBWA Group

11:20 - 12:00


Panel Discussion

Moderated by Mr Samir Dixit, Managing Director, Brand Finance Asia Pacific Forum

12:00 - 12:20 Presentation of the Brand Finance Singapore 100 Report Findings
12:20 - 12:30 Awards Presentation
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking
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In association with
Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS)

Founded in 1973, the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS), a not-for-profit organisation, is the National Body for Sales and Marketing. Over the years, MIS has nurtured more than 50,000 sales and marketing practitioners through its professional learning and development programmes and provided ample networking opportunities for thousands of members through its diverse series of events.

MIS is the one place that connects you to the largest fraternity of sales & marketing professionals in Singapore. Through the regular, high quality networking events it organises, the Institute has become a hub where markerters congregate, network and exchange knowledge.

MIS also plays a leading role in providing training, learning & development solutions to professionals and corporations in Singapore and around the region. A comprehensive range of Executive Development Programmes is offered that caters to the skills upgrading and professional development needs of executives and managers to keep themselves abreast with industry trends, knowledge and skills.

Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) Website
International Trademark Association (INTA)
The International Trademark Association is the global association of brand owners and professionals. The not-for-profit organisation supports trademarks and related intellectual property to promote consumer trust, economic growth and innovation.
International Trademark Association (INTA) Website


Samir Dixit
Managing Director
Asia Pacific

With a global career spanning over 20 years across brand, marketing, communications, consulting and financial Industry, Samir has a wealth of experience across global strategy, research, IP management, corporate communication, PR, global brand management, M&A branding, and advertising.Previously, as a global brand controller at Standard Chartered Bank, Samir managed the global brand agenda with strong focus on global brand strategy, global brand tracking research/KPIs, internal communication, brand and business integration and brand architecture & alignment during M&A.In his various roles across marketing communications and advertising, Samir has worked across industry segments including FMCG, retail, hospitality, industrial products, automobiles, electronics, beverages, mobile telephony, pharma & healthcare, NGOs, airlines etc.Samir is an i-advisor with IE Singapore, an external speaker, contributes to teaching and curriculum inputs at Marketing Institute if Singapore and at other reputed management institutes.In the past 12 months, Samir has been driving marketing and business acceleration strategies for B2B and B2C segments alike, across industry and consumer segments like pharma, insurance, banking and finance, education, retail, internet/on-line and advertising communications.

Robin Nayak
Chief Strategy Officer, Singapore & South East Asia
TBWA Group Singapore

Robin is an award-winning strategist, with over 25 years of experience in developing brand, marketing and creative communications strategies for many of the world’s leading corporations: among them Visa, BMW, Caltex, DBS Bank, M1, Adidas, Corona, The Ritz-Carlton, AIA and both Sony’s consumer electronics and TV networks. He has been the global strategic leader for both Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore Airlines for close to ten years. Over the years, Robin has been responsible for nurturing some of the finest disruptive thinkers to emerge in the region. He also leads the group’s consulting unit, is a member of the agency’s management team in Singapore, has been leading the evolution of Disruption across South East Asia while raising the quality of strategic planning across all of its regional offices. Robin has been with TBWA for 17 years and has been based in Asia since moving from the UK in 1991.

Roger Wang
Marketing Institute of Singapore

Mr Roger Wang is the current President of the Marketing Institute of Singapore since 2014.  He had previously served as the Honorary Secretary of MIS before being elected as the President. Roger is also the current President of Karate-do Union of Singapore (KUS), Managing Director of Essential Werkz Pte Ltd and President of Pixel Inc. Marketing Pte Ltd.   In June 2016, Roger was appointed as the Chief Representative for The China Council for Promotional of International Trade (CCPIT) Commercial Sub Council for Singapore.

With more than 25 years of industrial, marketing and event management experiences, Roger has a phenomenal reputation as an entrepreneur.  From the development of marketing strategies to market research, his ability to create innovative and breakthrough ideas, products and events enable him to stay abreast of the MICE industry.  The wealth of marketing and event management knowledge and skills Roger has amassed over the last 17 years have proven him to be an invaluable leader in the MICE industry.  

As a firm believer of lifelong growth and upgrading of both academic and practical knowledge, Roger is also a regular guest speaker for the Executive Certificate in Event Management course organised by MIS and University of Technology, Sydney.  

Seth Hays
Chief Representative
Asia Pacific International Trademark Association (INTA)

Seth Hays manages INTA’s China operations and policy portfolio. Additionally, he is responsible for INTA’s Asia-Pacific policy development and advocacy.

Mr. Hays has a JD from Brooklyn Law School, an MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai’i, and a BA from Vassar College. He speaks Mandarin and has lived and worked in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

Anna Wong
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Female Entrepreneur Worldwide

Anna is the co-founder of Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide, an international platform of businesswomen, professional and corporate leaders. 

Anna is strong at strategic planning, stakeholders engagement, crisis management, project execution, market entry and growth, and cost effectiveness analysis. She worked for world's leading communications agencies, O&M and Edelman, responsible for designing integrated communications and marketing strategies to promote global brands especially in Asia Pacific. Accounts include GSK, Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer, Starbucks, Wyndham Hotel Group, The Economist, eBay and BOC.

Anna loves technology, new generation businesses and disruptive business models. She is a speaker at conferences, universities and TEDx, and PR partner/advisor for local and overseas start-ups, and leading companies.

Satta Bawany
Chief Learning Officer and Master Facilitator
Training Edge International

Sattar Bawany is the Chief Learning Officer and Master Facilitator with Training Edge International.

Sattar has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with leading global management consulting firms.

He started his career in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years in various sales, marketing, and operations role. He transitioned into the professional services and management consulting industry for over 20 years having assumed various senior management roles.

In addition to his business and consulting career, Sattar has over 20 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities including Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) of Curtin University, Western Australia.

He holds an Executive MBA and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Marketing). He is a Fellow of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practicing Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the International Association of Coaching (IAC).


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