Speakers Connect Singapore Showcase March 2012

Thinking Forward!


Mike Walsh ShowcsaeWe at Speakers Connect & China Speakers Agency invite you to experience, learn from and be inspired by our most extraordinary speakers. Join us for a half-day filled with new ideas, strategies and tactics for growth… and a lot of laughter and fun.

Date:     29 March 2012 (Thur)
Time:      9:00am
Venue:    Maxwell Chambers, Singapore
Fee:       Early bird discounted rate till 16 March 2012:  SGD 70.
               Registration on or after 17 March 2012:  SGD 90.

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Tentative Rundown

8:30am – 9:00am Registration & Networking
9:00am – 9:10am Opening Remarks
9:10am – 9:40am  Mike Walsh – Futuretainment
9:40am – 10:10am   Sattar Bawany – Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders
10:10am – 10:40am Andrew Grant – Who Killed Creativity and how to get it back ….
10:40am – 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am – 11:30am  Emma Reynolds – The New World of Work
11:30am – 12:00noon  David Lim – Lessons from the Everest
12:00noon – 12:30pm Darryl Lovegrove – The Operatic Entrepreneur
12:30pm – 12:35  Closing

Speakers Line Up

mike-walshMike Walsh

Leading futurist Mike Walsh helps to prepare business leaders for what’s next. Rather than focusing on the distant future, Mike takes an anthropological approach – scanning the near horizon for disruptive technologies and consumer innovations on the verge of hitting critical mass, and then translating these into usable business strategies.  Mike’s expertise is explaining new patterns of consumer behaviour and disruptive technologies in emerging markets. His advisory work and keynote presentations provide unique insights into the growing influence of new markets on breakthrough innovation and business transformation.  A global nomad constantly traveling the world for the best ideas – Mike distills the most relevant insights into tailored keynotes that allow any audience to not only understand, but also start to influence the future direction of their industry.

Sattar BawanySattar Bawany

Prof Sattar Bawany is the Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific of Bridge (a CIPD Company). He is also the Honorary Academic Advisor & Master Executive Coach of The International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and Adjunct Professor of Strategy from the Paris Graduate School of Management.  Former Managing Director of Singapore and Coaching Practice Head of DBM Asia Pacific, Prof Bawany today help organisations to transform their next generation of leaders through his speaking and coaching. Prof Bawany is one of the contributing authors for the first-ever book on “Coaching in Asia: The First Decade” which was published in September 2010. His Chapter is on “Maximising the Potential of Future Leaders: Resolving Leadership Succession Crisis” which focusses on how to develop a company’s leadership pipeline with the view of delivering its “next generation” of ready-now leaders.

Andrew GrantAndrew Grant

Andrew Grant is CEO of Tirian and author of the newly released book on creative thinking and innovation “Who Killed Creativity”. Andrew has worked on strategic leadership, and team and organizational development for top executive clients in multinational companies throughout the world for more than 15 years, and he has been ranked as one of the world top 30 leadership gurus in the world. Andrew has been in high demand as an international keynote speaker on leadership, innovation and creative thinking sharing the stage with such high profile speakers as Stephen Covey and Jonas Ridderstrale. Andrew has been featured in a number of media including BBC and ABC TV and The Asian Wall St Journal, as the go-to expert for his insights on creative thinking and innovation in organisations. Andrew not only talks about creativity but he is creative, and as a result of his unique design concepts Tirian’s programs are licenced internationally. (Be the first to see this book in Singapore)

Emma Reynolds

Emma Reynolds is Founder & CEO of e3 Reloaded, a Workforce Innovation Company that is on a mission to change the way the world hires and engages talent in the 21st Century. Named 35 Women Under 35 in the Sunday Times, Emma travels the world for research and help organizations to totally re-think, re-invent and re-design their Resourcing, Recruitment, Employer Branding and Talent Attraction.   Emma’s consulting clients include Nestle, Virgin, PepsiCo, Tata Steel, Merrill Lynch and the BBC and many more.

David LimDavid Lim

David Lim, CSP is best known for leading the landmark 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998 (as well as the second in 2001). Partially disabled from a devastating rare nerve disorder since 1998, his comeback story of overcoming the odds made the cover of the Readers Digest magazine in 2001, and has since been translated into eight languages. He was in management at a publishing house for nearly a decade until 1998.  Since 1999, David has been a sought-after leadership coach and motivational speaker.

Darryl Lovegrove

Darryl Lovegrove

The name ‘Darryl Lovegrove’ is synonymous with entrepreneurialism, quality and innovation in the world of entertainment. Well known in the events industry as the co-creator of world renowned corporate entertainment Act “The Three Waiters”, Darryl (and his former business partner) grew their business from a small Australian operation to become the most booked Act in the world with offices in  London, Los Angeles, New York and Colombia, South America. An honest look at the challenges involved with a start-up operation and the obstacles faced establishing  a business overseas, he credits his success to simple principals such as leadership, passion, being pro-active, striving for innovation, quality control and maintaining focus and vision.   In a manner unique to the professional speaking circuit, Lovegrove punctuates his story with the live performance of operatic arias making it as entertaining as it is informative.

Testimonials of previous showcases


The seminar was very thought-provoking, excellent speakers, just the right length, gave food for thought and I left a better person from when I arrived. I also met some great people, so a good networking opportunity.


This is the first time I had the opportunity to attend Speakers Connect Showcase.  I was very pleased with the mix of speakers whose similar expertise yet different content and delivery style provides a well rounded perspective.  Mike Walsh was particularly polished with impressive content however I was able to gain knowledge from all of the speakers.


Thanks a million for arranging our attendance.I am amazed that Speakers Connect was able to bring six extremely effective and very different speakers together in one half-day event. Four of our team attended and we all felt it was extremely worthwhile.  We learned a lot, not only about the various topics, but also about presentation skills. We each came away with several important new ideas, often different ones, that we picked up. Thank you very much.


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