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26 July 2017


One Farrer Hotel and Spa

1 Farrer Park Station Road

Singapore 217562


Business Convention:
9.00AM - 05.00PM

Business Dinner:
06.00PM - 10.00PM


The Convention will be a gathering of thought leaders and experts in the fields of 1) Financial, 2) Digital & 3) Legal to provide insights and understandings of current trends and opportunities in the various sectors.

The Convention will expound on how Corporate Business advisory, Legal, Digital transformation, and Global Business Services can be integrated together to provide seamless pioneering solutions in an ever-changing landscape across the globe. 


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Meet Our Financial Speakers

Anson Zeall

Co-Founder & CEO


Brian Teng

Co- Founder & CEO

Invoice Interchange

Brian is co-founder and CEO of InvoiceInterchange and an advocate for alternative finance. Having worked in accounting firms and investment banking, he understands the financial constraints business owners face and how the lack of access to funding is holding back good businesses. Brian is driving innovation at InvoiceInterchange using technology to connect businesses to non-bank funds and making obtaining short-term finance online and simple for today’s businesses.

Brian has over 14 years of experience of which 8 years were with investment banks in London including Credit-Suisse, Lehman Brothers and HSBC. His focus was on asset valuations, credit risk, product profit & loss and business management with exposure to Fixed Income and Credit derivatives products.

Qualifying as a professional accountant (CPA Australia) in 2006, Brian worked on statutory and internal audits, due diligence and forensic investigations at Ernst & Young and Deloitte


Daphne Ng

Founder & CEO


 Daphne notably spent close to 10 years in the corporate banking sector, starting from SME lending in the early years and then for most part of her banking career specializing in supply chain finance, receivables finance and trade credit insurance for large corporates and global MNCs. Currently, she is the Founder & CEO of JEDTrade – a B2B digital trade solution, and Managing Director of Good Tree Partners – a trade finance consulting firm. Daphne is also a Mentor of MAS PolyFinTech100 Program, and a regular trainer and industry speaker on topics relating to supply chain finance, and applications of blockchain and new technologies in trade. Daphne graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor in Business Administration and has a professional accreditation in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance.


Eddie Lee

New Union Group

Mr. Eddie Lee is currently the Group CEO of New Union Holding. He is responsible for overseeing the business performance of its offices across Singapore, Taiwan and Cambodia. New Union has grown to be Singapore’s largest debt based online alternative financing platform. Across the Asia region,New Union has funded over SGD 1 billion to businesses.

Eddie started his technology solutions company in 1998 and had successfully sold it off for a seven figure sum in 2014 so that he may focus on his interests in the Fintech industry. During this short span of sixteen years, he was nominated as the most inspiring entrepreneur by the Spirit of Enterprise Singapore and awarded the 2012 Promising SME 500 Award by the Small Medium Business Association Singapore.


Chua Khai Lin 

Co-Founder & CFO


Khai Lin is the co-founder and CFO of Fundnel, a private investment platform that offers unlisted securities in growth and pre-IPO stage companies across industries to a qualified network of investors. She co-founded Fundnel to make a difference to small and medium-sized enterprises that experience insufficient access to growth and expansion funding.

At Fundnel, she is primarily responsible for the company’s financial and operational strategies, whilst providing foundation to a strong team of visionaries with her execution-driven work ethos. More than just a gatekeeper, she fulfils the role of ‘leader-by-example’ with aplomb.

Khai Lin has significant expertise in banking and private investments, having had more than five years of experience working at JP Morgan, Citibank and CIMB-GK Securities. She graduated with top honours from University College London (UCL) with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics degree.

Out of the office, she is a passionate supporter of animal rights, clocking in hundreds of hours to marine mammal conservation and research projects.


Rolf Haudenschild

Co-Founder & Head of Compliance and Internal Audit Services

Ingenia Consultants

Rolf Haudenschild is Co-Founder and Head of Compliance and Internal Audit Services at Ingenia Consultants and Country Head for BRP Singapore. He has over 10 years experience working with law firms, consulting, as well as working in the legal and compliance departments for the Swiss financial regulator and international banks in Switzerland and Singapore.

At Ingenia, Rolf is assisting financial institutions with the implementation of their compliance processes, execution of compliance tasks, licensing and AML/CFT services. At Ingenia Rolf also oversees our outsourced compliance service and is responsible for our internal audits services. In his position as the Country Head Singapore for BRP, Rolf is supporting financial institutions to provide their services in cross border jurisdiction through the implementation of country manuals, trainings and advisory service.


Meet Our Legal Speakers

Andrew Cooke

Regional Director - Legal Affairs
Microsoft Asia Pacific and Japan

Andrew Cooke is the Regional Director of Legal Affairs for Microsoft Asia Pacific and Japan, with responsibility for providing commercial legal support across these markets with a particular focus on the legal and regulatory aspects of cloud computing. Andrew has been with Microsoft since 2007, initially providing legal support for the Australian and New Zealand operations before moving to Singapore in 2012. Prior to joining Microsoft, Andrew worked in private practice in London and Singapore before moving to in-house legal roles in Banking and Information Technology in Australia. Andrew holds degrees in Economics from the University of Sydney and Law from the Australian National University (ANU). 


Basil C.Bitas


Basil C. Bitas has substantial practice experience in international legal and business matters, having been in-house counsel to a major multinational corporation in Lausanne, Switzerland and subsequently the Managing Partner of the Geneva office of a US law firm. The nature of his practice has involved intensive interaction with the legal systems of North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The latter region became a sub-specialty of his practice, with particular focus on certain countries in both Northeast and Southeast Asia, including Japan, Korea, China and the Philippines. Mr. Bitas is currently an international research fellow of a Hong Kong-based think tank charged with examining issues relating to regional integration. From 2008 to 2016, he was also an Associate Professor of Law (Practice) at the Singapore Management University, where he taught Comparative Legal Systems, the Economic Analysis of Law, and Ethics and Social Responsibility. He has increasingly focused his research on legal convergence in general and its implications for ASEAN integration in particular, setting these issues within a broader political and economic frame. Mr. Bitas holds Bachelor's degrees in History and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, having graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1981. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree (1987, cum Laude) from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and maintains active bar memberships in the State of New York and Washington, D.C.


Bryan Tan

Pinsent Masons

Mr. Bryan Tan represents major internet and software companies as well as governments and government entities and has led many industry firsts including the first mass e-mail defamation case in the world, Singapore’s first publicized telecoms competition dispute, a pan-Asian co-branded travel portal, the first privately-funded cable landing project in Singapore and the world’s first registrar-level domain name dispute. Since 2004, Mr. Tan is also named one of the leading individuals in IP, IT and telecoms law by Best Lawyers, Chambers, Legal500, Who’s Who and AsiaLaw. He is a partner at international law firm Pinsent Masons.

For the last 8 years, Mr Tan has also been a legal advisor to the ASEAN Single Window project and was recently appointed to the UN working party on paperless trade facilitation in the Asia Pacific. Mr. Tan is the author of Halsbury's Laws of Singapore - E-Commerce and Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia - E-Commerce (both editions). He also co-wrote the Singapore chapter of Electronic Evidence (three editions) with Prof Daniel Seng, the practitioner’s chapter in Data Protection Law in Singapore and the Singapore chapter on The Comparative Law of Higher Education. He is also an editor for the soon-to-be-published e-Discovery in Asia.


Locknie Hsu

Professor, School of Law
Singapore Management University 

Locknie Hsu is a full Professor of Law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University. She received her legal training at the National University of Singapore and Harvard University, and is a member of the Singapore Bar.

Locknie specializes in international trade and investment law, international dispute settlement, ASEAN trade law and economic integration, trade and public health, and sovereign wealth funds. She has published extensively and her book, Trade, Investment, Innovation and their Impact on Access to Medicines – An Asian Perspective, was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2016.

Locknie was one of two amici curiae (impartial experts) appointed by the Singapore Court of Appeal during 2015-16, to provide an expert legal opinion in a significant investment treaty dispute.

She is also a Research Fellow in the International Academy of the Belt and Road (Hong Kong) and a member of the Advisory Panel of the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. In the ASEAN Law Association, Locknie is Chair of the Trade and Investment Group, a member of the Legal Harmonization Working Group, and a member of the Singapore National Committee’s Executive Council.

In the International Law Association, she is a co-rapporteur of the Committee on Sustainable Development and the Green Economy in International Trade Law and a member of the FTA Study Group. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Journal of World Investment and Trade. She has been invited to speak at numerous international conferences and has also done work for international bodies such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. 


Tony Nguyen

Managing Director

Mr. Tony Nguyen (MCiarb, mediator & arbitrator, LLM) is a Vietnamese qualified lawyer with English law background. He practices in the areas of project finance and construction with heavy emphasis on cross-border commercial transactions and energy related projects.

Tony spent seventeen years practicing in the energy industry. Prior to founding EPLegal in 2009, Tony worked in managerial and legal positions in the leading oil & gas operators and contractors in Vietnam such as PTSC, Cuu Long JOC, and PVTrans. He has legal experience through various projects related to drilling campaigns; oil and gas production operations; sales, purchasing, and technical services contracts; chartering of vessels/FPSO/FSO; production services; and EPC contracts. Tony also played the driving legal role in various Mio financing projects and investment projects within the energy and infrastructure sector.


Welly Tantono

Country Counsel
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Welly Tantono is the Country Counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Singapore operations. Before joining HPE, Welly co-founded, and was the CEO and GC of Singapore’s first healthcare co-operative, which is widely considered to be a disrupter in the local healthcare scene. Welly started her legal career in large New York and California law firms as a litigator and corporate lawyer working on securities and bet-the-company patent litigations, as well as cross-border M&As, joint ventures and IPOs. As an in-house practitioner, she works in the technology and management consultancy sectors where she partners with the business to drive strategies that grow the business while sandboxing risks in the most diverse region in the world. Welly graduated with honors with a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard University and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Duke University. She is qualified to practice in California and New York. She is a founding member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Singapore Chapter and currently sits on its board.


New & Emerging Leader Series $750.00
Advanced Leader Series $1,550.00

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