Agenda APSC 2020

The program for 2020 will be continuously updated.
Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020

What’s Happening:
The world
and us

Day 2 - 1 Sept 2020

Who You Need to Be:
Your message, influence
and reach

Day 3 - 2 Sept 2020

Where To Focus:
Business models and
revenue opportunities

Day 4 - 3 Sept 2020

How To Do It:
Technology and tools of
today’s speaking business

Day 5 - 4 Sept 2020

Who You Are:
Your mindset
and potential

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020 - 8:15am-9:00am
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020 - 9:00am-9:05am
Simone Heng - Professional Keynote Speaker, Sought-after International MC, Former Broadcaster

Simone Heng MC
Simone Heng, Emcee

APSS President Speech

Writing your future and making it happen
Kenneth Kwan, President - APSS, Author, Global Leadership Speaker

Kenneth Kwan
Kenneth Kwan

In a Crisis, How do We Plan for The Future?

We ask the right questions
Dr. Bertice Berry PhD, American Sociologist, Author, Lecturer, Educator, Speaker

Dr. Bertice Berry
Dr. Bertice Berry

The Business Impact 2020 – What’s Next?

The global impact on business, the fallout and where to look for opportunities
Tiffani Bova, Global Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce, WSJ Best-Selling Author of GrowthIQ

Tiffani Bova, Global Growth and Innovation Evangelist, Salesforce, WSJ Best-Selling Author of GrowthIQ
Tiffani Bova

From the World to Asia – Realities and Opportunities (An Interview)

New realities, an executive mindset and future business implications
Susan Breniman, Digital Transformation Executive Asia, Nominated Top 100 Most Influential Women in Supply Chain

Susan Breniman
Susan Breniman

MAGIC: You as a Legend

Ponder that for a moment
Paul Dunn, Chairman B1G1, Senior Fellow World’s Leading Think Tanks, Mentor

Paul Dunn
Paul Dunn

Community Connect

Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020 - 11:05am-11:20am
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

LAB: Talk Like TED

Tips on how to get ready to talk on the red carpet from two TEDx curators
Fenella Kernebone, Ideas Curator, MC, Speaker, Presentation Trainer
Elena Crescia, Organizer, Social Entrepreneur, Curator, Speaker Coach

Fenella Kernebone
Fenella Kernebone
Elena Crescia
Elena Crescia

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020 - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020 - 6:00pm-6:05pm
Joe Augustin, Emcee - Professional Emcee with 30+ years of International Hosting Experience, Renowned Entertainer

Joe Augustin, Emcee
Joe Augustin, Emcee

Same Planet, Different World

Why the world will never be same, and what to expect in the new future
Dr. Graeme Codrington, Futurist, Strategist, Disruptive Forces Expert

Dr. Graeme Codrington
Dr. Graeme Codrington

Business in Asia-Pacific: Impact and Opportunities

Where to focus and thrive in the next 12 to 18 months?
Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor, economics columnist at The Straits Times
Leanne Robers, Investor, Start-up Advisor, Entrepreneur, Community Builder
Jana Marle-Zizkova, Co-founder and CEO Meiro, Co-founder and MD SheLovesData

Vikram Khanna
Vikram Khanna
Leanne Robers
Leanne Robers
Jana Marle-Zizkova
Jana Marle-Zizkova

Science, the Virus, Misinformation and Trust

Aka when can we really get back on planes?
Jerome Boyd-Kirkup, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Hummingbird Bioscience

Jerome Boyd-Kirkup, PhD
Jerome Boyd-Kirkup, PhD

Warrior Leadership

With a heart of humility
Claire Chiang, Co-founder of Banyan Tree, Chairperson Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund, Activist, Singapore Women's Hall of Fame Inductee

Claire Chiang
Claire Chiang

Community Connect

Day 1 - 31 Aug 2020 - 8:00pm-8:15pm
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 2 - 1 Sep 2020 - 8:30am-9:00am
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 2 - 1 Sep 2020 - 9:00am-9:05am
Wayne Chan, Emcee – Former Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and 93.8 Presenter, Voice talent

Wayne Chan, emcee
Wayne Chan, Emcee

The Promise To The One

Find the integrity in your message and being
Jason Hewlett, Leadership Expert, Author, Speaker Hall of Fame

Jason Hewlett
Jason Hewlett

Social Media Strategies for Thought Leaders in a New Era

Redefining your voice, message, and audience for relevancy and impact
Niklas Myhr, PhD, CSP, The Social Media Professor

Niklas Myhr, PhD, CSP
Niklas Myhr, PhD, CSP

Interview: Defining a World-Class Content Marketing Strategy

Because if you’re not owning your digital stage now, will there be a physical stage later?
Simon Kearney, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Click2View, Content Marketing Strategist

Simon Kearney
Simon Kearney

Win Your Audience Over in The First Minute

Or you'll never win them over at all
Marion ‘Maz’ Farrelly, The CEO Whisperer, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Author, Producer

Marion ‘Maz’ Farrelly
Marion ‘Maz’ Farrelly

Community Connect

Day 2 - 1 Sep 2020 - 11:00am-11:15am
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

Want to Write a Book This Year? How About 10?

A creative look at the author opportunity – you'll be surprised and inspired
Pravin Shekar, The Outlier Marketer, Professional Speaker and Author
Shraddha Anu Shekar, The Teen Mythologist

Pravin Shekar and Shraddha Anu Shekar
Pravin Shekar and Shraddha Anu Shekar

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 2 - 1 Sep 2020 - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 2 - 1 Sep 2020 - 6:00pm-6:05pm
Simone Heng - Professional Keynote Speaker, Sought-after International MC, Former Broadcaster

Simone Heng MC
Simone Heng, Emcee

Be Thumb-Stopping!

The long and short of video storytelling
Julian Mather, Speaker, Trainer, Author, Adventurer, and Videographer

Julian Mather
Julian Mather

Timbre – Developing the Resonance

Make the impossible possible to speak and coach globally
Cynthia Zhai, CSP, Voice Coach, Best-Selling Author and TEDx Speaker

Cynthia Zhai
Cynthia Zhai

Stepping into Your Bravest Message

And Prince Harry's role in her journey
Nazhath Faheema, Founder hash.peace, Advocate for Racial and Religious Diversity, TEDx Speaker, Lecturer

Nazhath Faheema
Nazhath Faheema

Double “Why”

What the Russian language can teach us about deep connection, trust and integrity
Artem Mushin-Makedonskiy, Business Storyteller, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant

Artem Mushin-Makedonskiy
Artem Mushin-Makedonskiy

Community Connect

Day 2 - 1 Sep 2020 - 8:00pm-8:15pm
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 3 - 2 Sep 2020 - 8:30am-9:00am
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 3 - 2 Sep 2020 - 9:00am-9:05am
Robbi Mack, Emcee – Keynote Speaker, World Class Emcee, Masterclass Trainer, Stagecraft Mentor

Robbi Mack
Robbi Mack, Emcee

Think Like an Inventor

The mindset and motivation to spot opportunities, take initiative and embrace change
Julie Holmes, Professional Speaker, Technology and Innovation Strategist

Julie Holmes
Julie Holmes

Innovative Speaker Business Strategies for a Changed World

How to embrace creativity in a time of massive disruption
Josh Linkner, Tech Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker and Professional Jazz Guitarist
Peter Sheahan, Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader, Consultant, CEO Karrikins Group

Josh Linkner
Josh Linkner
Peter Sheahan
Peter Sheahan

How to Build a Business with a Backend That Would Make a Kardashian Jealous!

The business you benefit from in your sleep
Brad Hauck, Mr Web Marketing, Digital Agency Owner and Keynote Speaker

Brad Hauck
Brad Hauck

Community Connect

Day 3 - 2 Sep 2020 - 11:00am-11:15am
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

Lab: The Power of Leverage for Impact and Income

How to successfully create additional leveraged income streams through online courses and digital products
Bryan McAnulty, entrepreneur, interaction designer and developer, founder of Heights Platform

Bryan McAnulty
Bryan McAnulty

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 3 - 2 Sep 2020 - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 3 - 2 Sep 2020 - 6:00pm-6:05pm
Wayne Chan, Emcee – Former Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and 93.8 Presenter, Voice talent

Wayne Chan, emcee
Wayne Chan, Emcee

Panel: Future of Learning & Development

New Skills, New Capabilities and New Solutions
Moderator: Su-Yen Wong, Professional Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Trainer
Panelists: Dr Kevyn Yong, Chief Learning Officer, Singapore Institute of Management and
Pallavi Srivastava, Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader for IBM Global Technology Services
Jessica Zhang, HR director, Asia Region, Arconic
Emma Hawker, CEO and Co-Founder, ALTAFY

Su-Yen Wong
Su-Yen Wong
Dr Kevyn Yong
Dr Kevyn Yong
Pallavi Srivastava
Pallavi Srivastava
Jessica Zhang
Jessica Zhang
Emma Hawker
Emma Hawker

Ecosystems: The New Playground to Make Big Change Happen

And how speakers can help leaders succeed
Greg Bernarda, Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Consultant, Adviser, Strategyzer Coach

Greg Bernarda
Greg Bernarda

Delivery, Adaptation and Mindset

These are the three ingredients that helped me thrive
Vinh Giang, Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Magician

Vinh Giang
Vinh Giang

Community Connect

Day 3 - 2 Sep 2020 - 8:00pm-8:15pm
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 4 - 3 Sep 2020 - 8:30am-9:00am
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 4 - 3 Sep 2020 - 9:00am-9:05am
Robbi Mack, Emcee – Keynote Speaker, World Class Emcee, Masterclass Trainer, Stagecraft Mentor

Robbi Mack
Robbi Mack, Emcee

Hybrid Reality: Write The Future… On the Go

Thriving in the emerging human-technology future ahead
Dr. Ayesha Khanna, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, Entrepreneur, Strategic Advisor

Dr. Ayesha Khanna
Dr. Ayesha Khanna

How Speakers Should be Marketing Themselves Now

And for the next 18-24 months
Marty Wilson, Resilience and Change Speaker, TEDx Veteran, Comedian
Michael Arnot, Founder and Head Speaker Agent at Encore Speakers, Speaking Coach

Marty Wilson and Michael Arnot
Marty Wilson and Michael Arnot

Taking Your Business to the Next Level with Digital Mastery

The power of video to create your brand
Avi Arya, Social Media Influencer, Digital Marketing Expert, Founder Internet Moguls

Avi Arya
Avi Arya

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

Leverage the power of the virtual assistants to scale up your business
Gina Romero, Entrepreneur, Ecosystem Builder, Inclusive Innovation, Women's Economic Empowerment
Shaun McEwan, Global MC Fundraiser, Events Auctioneer
Lorilie de Guzman, a Virtual Assistant to Shaun McEwan

Gina Romero
Gina Romero
Shaun McEwan
Shaun McEwan

Building and Leveraging the Power of Virtual Communities

Learn to build, manage and sustain vibrant virtual communities for your brand
Winston Liew, TEDx Curator and Coach, Community Builder

Winston Liew
Winston Liew

Community Connect

Day 4 - 3 Sep 2020 - 11:00am-11:15am
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

LAB: Unpacking the Trainer’s Essential Virtual Engagement Toolbox

The tools and tech for speaking success
Andrew Chow, CSP, Speaker, Trainer, Social Media and PR Strategist, Entrepreneur, Author

Andrew Chow
Andrew Chow

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 4 - 3 Sep 2020 - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 4 - 3 Sep 2020 - 6:00pm-6:05pm
Kishvin Sirinavin, Emcee – Global Speaker, Trainer, Business Coach, Holds the Malaysia Book of Records for Speaking 15 hours Non-Stop back in 2013

Kishvin Sirinavin
Kishvin Sirinavin, Emcee

14 New Tech Tools to Super-Charge Your Speaking Business

It's time to make friends with technology
Dale Beaumont, Technology Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Founder Bizversity and Best Selling Author

Dale Beaumont
Dale Beaumont

How to Design and Sell Virtual Workshops to Corporate Clients

That will get you booked over and over again
Susan Armstrong, Talent Development Expert, Speaker, Master Trainer And Author

Susan Armstrong
Susan Armstrong

Why You Need to Start Your Own Podcast

Five compelling reasons to start your Podcast… and how you can launch in 30 days!
Sha Nacino, Speaker on Gratitude and Creativity, Podcaster, Author, Event Creator

Sha Nacino
Sha Nacino

COVID19 Pivot Live Session

How COVID-19 put us back in the box
Mario Castagnetta - The Founder and Director of Synchronicity SA
Janet Yung - Author, Speaker, Consultant
Caleb Low, Millennial Brand Coach, Helping Sales and Business Leaders Connect
Low Boon Seong, Founder and Managing Director, Align Group

Mario Castagnetta
Mario Castagnetta
Janet Yung
Janet Yung
Caleb Low
Caleb Low
Boon Seong
Low Boon Seong

It’s Not (all) About The Tech!

No really, it isn't
Adam Khoo, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Master Trainer

Adam Khoo
Adam Khoo

Community Connect

Day 4 - 3 Sep 2020 - 8:00pm-8:15pm
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 8:30am-9:00am
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 9:00am-9:05am
Kishvin Sirinavin, Emcee – Global Speaker, Trainer, Business Coach, Holds the Malaysia Book of Records for Speaking 15 hours Non-Stop back in 2013

Kishvin Sirinavin
Kishvin Sirinavin, Emcee

We’ve All Got What It Takes… But Where Is It?

Uncovering your hidden potential
Lisa McInnes-Smith, Speaker, Sports Psychologist, Life Member PSA, International Speaker Hall of Fame (CPAE)

Lisa McInnes-Smith
Lisa McInnes-Smith

Leading From Within

Unlocking our purpose to lead through difficult times
Milena Nguyen, Life Purpose Coach, Personal Brand and Business Strategist, Writer, Artist, and Yogi

Milena Nguyen
Milena Nguyen

The Art of Suffering

Develop a "Just Race" Mindset and Tackle Problems like a Professional Athlete
Toh Wei Soong, Para-Olympian, Competitive Swimmer, Inspirational Human

Toh Wei Soong
Toh Wei Soong

Community Connect

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 11:00am-11:15am
Join us as we connect with our fellow delegates, sharing key take-aways and insights learned from the sessions so far.

LAB: The Collective Genius of a Mastermind

An effective instrument to overcome crisis times!
Gil Petersil, Business Strategist, Networking Expert, Mastermind Methodologist

Gil Petersil
Gil Petersil

Virtual Hallway Opens & Community Connect

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 5:30pm-6:00pm
Join us for networking and connection with APSC20 attendees prior to the official event kick-off.

Emcee Welcome

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 6:00pm-6:05pm
Joe Augustin, Emcee – Professional Emcee with 30+ years of International Hosting Experience, Renowned Entertainer

Joe Augustin, Emcee
Joe Augustin, Emcee

Panel: Nurturing Relationships in the New Era

How do we build or strengthen relationships in a digital world?
Moderator: Kerrie Phipps, Professional Speaker, Best-Selling Author
Panellists: Coen Tan, International Speaker, Facilitator, Speaker Coach
Brenda Tan, Author, Coach
Amelia Marican, Trainer
Rainer Wolf, Vice President & General Manager of Edwards Lifesciences Operations

Kerrie Phipps
Kerrie Phipps
Coen Tan
Coen Tan
Brenda Tan
Brenda Tan
Amelia Marican
Amelia Marican
Rainer Wolf
Rainer Wolf

Deep Human Super-Skills in a Brave New World

Understanding the importance of adaptive resilience
Crystal Lim-Lange, Future-Readiness Expert, Education Pioneer, Public Speaker, Author
Dr Gregor Lim-Lange, Expert in Clinical and Positive Psychology, Social Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness, Author and Counselor

Crystal & Dr Greg Lim-Lange
Crystal & Dr Greg Lim-Lange

Generative Responsibility. Historic Opportunity.

Are you ready to devote yourself to uplifting humanity?
Ron Kaufman, Author, Columnist, Management Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Founder of UP! Your Service

Ron Kaufman
Ron Kaufman

Charity Auction

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 7.40pm-8.00pm
Shaun McEwan, Global MC Fundraiser, Events Auctioneer

Shaun McEwan
Shaun McEwan

APSS President’s Speech

Writing your future and making it happen
Kenneth Kwan, President - APSS, Author, Global Leadership Speaker

Kenneth Kwan
Kenneth Kwan

Convention Chair’s Thank You

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 8:05pm-8:15pm
Wendy Tan, CSP, Author, Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker and Learner

Wendy Tan
Wendy Tan, Convention Chair

Farewell and Celebration

Day 5 - 4 Sep 2020 - 8:30pm-9:30pm

Day 1 – 31 Aug 2020

What’s Happening: The world and us

Day 2 – 1 Sept 2020

Who You Need to Be: Your message, influence and reach

Day 3 – 2 Sept 2020

Where To Focus: Business models and revenue opportunities

Day 4 – 3 Sept 2020

How To Do It: Technology and tools of today’s speaking business

Day 5 – 4 Sept 2020

Who You Are: Your mindset and potential

All The APSC20 Labs

A brief introduction of all APSC20 labs