4th September 2019 (Wednesday), 6pm - 9pm
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Carigos X-Change aims to inspire and connect individuals from SMEs and Startups through a series of powerful talks where entrepreneurs, professionals and industry experts share their personal stories, experiences and insights across a spectrum of topics. 
Join us for the launch of the X-Change talk series where we have arranged an exciting lineup of speakers who have led Startups to success within the region. Speak to our ecosystem of partners whom you can collaborate with and seek professional advice for your business! 

Guest of Honour & Speakers


Teo Ser Luck

Member of Parliament
Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC

Mr Teo Ser Luck is an entrepreneur and Singapore Member of Parliament. He was a former Minister of State in the cabinet and a Mayor. Now in the private sector, he has started a few of his own ventures and building others. He also chairs and advises a few listed companies in SGX mainboard.

He has built his own ventures in various sectors and mostly technology related in the areas of finance, education, food, hardware, general commodities, sports and fitness, event management, and other sectors. Mr Teo is also currently an adviser to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Singapore (ISCA) and Singapore Fintech Association.


Soong Chuan Sheng

General Manager of SEA Region – Klook

Soong Chuan Sheng is the General Manager of Klook, a world leading travel activities and services booking platform. Prior to joining Klook in 2015, he accumulated professional experience in corporate finance and investment banking where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions with Deutsche Bank Hong Kong for 3 years. 

Now, he leads Klook’s expansion across the SEA region where he oversees business development, strategic planning and operations. He plays a pivotal role in the establishment of partnerships and launched 8 offices across SE Asia, India and the Middle East, growing the team into one of the most important regions for both inbound and outbound travels for Klook. 


Willis Wee

CEO and Founder – Tech in Asia

Willis is the founder of Tech in Asia and spends his time driving the company closer to its mission of building and serving Asia’s tech and startup ecosystem. Day-to-day, he thinks deeply about the content and products the company pushes out to its users. He also spends significant time talking to users, founders, and his colleagues to get feedback and gain new perspectives.

Willis has been fortunate to count East Ventures, Fenox Venture, Hanwha, Softbank, Walden International, Y Combinator, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin among Tech in Asia’s list of investors and partners.

Before Tech in Asia, Willis founded an education center, did door-to-door sales selling vacuum cleaners, and sold grasshoppers to his classmates in school to make ends meet. In his spare time, Willis enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.

Over the last 8 years, the company has gone through major phases of growth and worked through some challenges as well. Come listen as Willis Wee, CEO and Founder, shares Tech in Asia’s journey.


Maria Li

Chief Operating Officer – Tech in Asia

Maria is a tech strategist with an operations and consulting background. She is currently the COO for Tech in Asia, the largest English media technology company focused in Asia. As part of Tech in Asia, Maria is helping to build the tech and ecosystem in Asia by telling the stories of the companies, founders, and innovators from this emerging tech region.

Previously, Maria spent almost four years at Apple in their business operations and commercial strategy group. She began her career as an international development consultant focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, leveraging her MBA from Wharton and MPP from the University of Virginia.

Over the last 8 years, the company has gone through major phases of growth and worked through some challenges. Come listen as Maria Li, COO, shares Tech in Asia’s journey.


Rachel Lim

Co-Founder – Love, Bonito

Rachel Lim is the Co-Founder of Love, Bonito, an online fashion business grown to be the leading women’s brand with presence across Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia. Having co-founded the business at the tender age of 19 when e-commerce was minimal, the brand was immediately propelled to the forefront of the retail industry and redefined the fashion scene in Singapore. In 2016, Rachel was honored by Forbes as Asia’s 30under30. 

Love, Bonito has just recently opened its third and largest physical store in the revamped Funan Mall. Come hear Rachel share her personal experience of transforming the industry. How much of it was luck, and how much was foresight, and how much was just grit and courage?  


Nick Nash

Co-Founder and Managing Partner – Asia Partners

Nicholas A. Nash is the Managing Partner and a co-founder of Asia Partners, a leading growth equity technology investment firm in Southeast Asia. 

Prior to Asia Partners, Mr. Nash was the Group President of SEA, Greater Southeast Asia’s leading internet company, from 2014 to 2018. SEA is today a $9.5bn U.S. public company and the region’s market leader in e-commerce and e-sports. 

Mr. Nash will be there to join a fireside chat with Ms Rachel from Love, Bonito on the topic of “Changing the Game”. Come hear their powerful insights and leadership lessons!  


X-Change Agenda
X-Change Agenda

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Early Bird – $50
(Register by  23 Aug 2019)
Standard Price – $65

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DUO Tower, 3 Fraser Street #05-21 Singapore, 189352

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