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Brand Finance Malaysia Forum 2019

11 October 2019, 08:30–14:30

Join us as we launch the Brand Finance Malaysia 100 2019 Report, celebrating the nation’s most valuable and strongest brands. 

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.

The results presentation will be followed by a networking lunch.

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

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


08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Breakfast & Registration
09:00 - 09:15

Opening Address

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

09:15 - 09:45

'Brand 4.0 and How it Affects Your Business'

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

09:45 - 10:15

'How is Trademark Important in the Technology Space'

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

10:15 - 10:45 Networking & Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15

'The Cultural Impact on Brands Due to Technology Revolution'

Mr, Robin Nayak, Chief Strategy Officer, TBWA Group

11:15 - 11:45 Panel Discussion
11:45 - 12:30 Announcement of Malaysia’s Top 100 Most Valuable and Strongest Brands 2019 & Awards Presentation
12:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch
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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.

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.


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