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Hospitality is a way of life for us—a living philosophy. It permeates everything
we do at The Great Room. Though workplace styles change, our dedication to changing the way people feel about going to work never will. We set the stage
for you to gather your ideas, to be inspired by others and to do great work.

Events


The Great Thristday Celebrates The Opening of The Great Room Ngee Ann City
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

The Great Thristday Celebrates The Opening of The Great Room Ngee Ann City

  • The Great room Singapore (Centennial Tower) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We would like to share the exciting news of our soon-to-launch third location at Ngee Ann City. We will be creating great times into the heart of Orchard Road!

The Great Thirstday in May will be held in celebration of The Great Room Ngee Ann City’s opening in June. This Thirstday, we will be bringing the buzz of the fashion and shopping district into our Centennial Tower office. 

The evening will kick off with a fireside chat featuring Vinnie Lauria (Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures) and Danny Tan (Co-founder and CEO of HipVan) at 530pm, followed by the party at 630pm. 

Party highlights include: 

•  A Complimentary Shopping Bag
Thanks to our neighbours at Ngee Ann City, it’s filled with gifts from NARS, Shunji Matsuo, Diptyque, Skin Inc, Angus House and more.

• The "Great Times” Cover Shoot
Let the experts get you cover-ready at our Pop-Up Studio by NARS and Shunji Matsuo, dress in your business best and step into our photo studio for your very own Cover shoot! 

• Peroni Bar
We’re bringing back the Peroni bar, enjoy crisp cold beer from the tap. 

• Paneco Bar
Paneco.com (world's largest online liquor store and new member at The Great Room) will be hosting a tasting session with a selection of vodka, gin and bourbon.  

• The Scent of Greatness
Explore how you can create your own scent at the Fragrance Bar by Diptyque.

Great music, company and a great time guaranteed! 

*Strictly for members and invited guests only* 

Members can invite a guest to the party. Due to limited seats for the fireside chat, please RSVP here by 17 May 12 noon.  

https://bit.ly/2HTRyBg

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Modern Day Motherhood: Understanding Your Fertility Options
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Modern Day Motherhood: Understanding Your Fertility Options

  • The Great Room Singapore Centennial Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an intimate conversation about women's fertility. Especially important in Singapore where most women work and it is common to delay having children, explore the options you have to have kids when you are ready for them. Is egg-freezing an option for you.... what is the process like, where to go, how much does it cost, how do you find the right support, and is it something you should consider? How does this relate to mental health and wellness, and achieving all your personal and career goals? Be empowered to make the best decisions for you. 


On the panel: 
Catherine Mi, clinical embryologist who works with the most respected IVF clinics and labs in the US (Beverly Hills, San Diego, etc) and consults around the world. She's based in LA but travels internationally to speak at conferences and meetings. She's got 4 kids, has done IVF once herself, and just donated a kidney to a lucky stranger last week! 

Carol Chen runs Covetella, a fashion platform which provides designer rentals in Singapore. She successfully transitions between glamour queen, tomboy, and non-stop hustling entrepreneur. Recently, Carol documented and shared her personal IVF journey, and has been a role model for many trying to strike a balance between work and personal life.

Please click on the link below to register
https://bit.ly/2w56XJA

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Spend The Night with Yuan Oeij, Dawn Neo and Yian Huang
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

Spend The Night with Yuan Oeij, Dawn Neo and Yian Huang

  • The Great Room Singapore Centennial Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yuan Oeij (Chairman, The Privé Group) and Dawn Neo (Corporate Outreach Manager, Humane Society International) will be sharing on the links between mindfulness and a healthy lifestyle in the context of working life of running a business more effectively and happily. The discussion will be moderated by Yian Huang (Co-Founder, The Great Room)

Speakers:

Yuan Oeij is a Chartered Accountant by training, Yuan left a successful career in the fund management industry to pursue his love for good food. He started off as a Chef For Hire before opening the first Privé outlet at Marina At Keppel Bay in 2007. He is the Chairman of The Privé Group and one of the 2010 honorees of the Spirit of Enterprise Awards.

Dawn Neo works with Humane Society International, an NGO that works to improve the lives of animals worldwide. Specialising in corporate outreach, she works with food companies, producers, restaurant and hospitality chains throughout Asia on farm animal welfare in their supply chain. Prior to this, she spent years in the publishing industry, as a writer and editor covering lifestyle, health and the latest in the food industry.

Moderator:

Yian Huang was a management consultant at Bain & Co. in Silicon Valley and have advised several tech start-ups and LBOs. More recently, he has spent his time in private real estate investments and research in the future of commercial workspace trends. His astute aesthetic is honed by his passion for photography and design - his works most famously was hung at the prestigious Palais du louvre in Paris and collected by Standard Chartered Bank, UOB, Unilever and so on.

For invited guests and The Great Room members only. Kindly RSVP to singapore.events@thegreatroomoffices.com.

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The Great Roomies Go Boxing
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Great Roomies Go Boxing

  • 155A, Telok Ayer St, 157A, Singapore 068611  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Uppercut is a boutique boxing studio that combines workout, music and lifestyle elements all in one centrally located space. There’s no reinventing the wheel here- staying true to classic boxing, we’ve added a touch of new flavors that would be sure to pack a punch. From curious first-timers to veteran boxers, anyone can enjoy the technically precise, cardio heavy sessions.

We break down the anatomies of traditional boxing and distill technique-driven skills, pairing them with high-intensity group workouts for a complete physical conditioning. We’re a non-combat studio, which means it’s all about mastering a boxers elite’s skills and movements, without getting socked in the face. It’s no hit, with a lot of HIIT."

Please email singapore.events@thegreatroomoffices.com for more information.

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The Great Thirstday - A Gin Garden Edition
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Thirstday - A Gin Garden Edition

  • The Great Room Singapore Centennial Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Step into our very own gin garden filled with bodacious botanicals for a gin tasting hosted by Paneco. 

Catch up with the friendly faces in the community over Mac & Cheese, Yakitori and ice-cold Peroni beers!

Event highlights
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• Gin Tasting
Paneco.com (world's largest online liquor store and new member at The Great Room) will hosting a gin tasting session with a selection of gin. 

Exclusively for members of The Great Room only. 
Kindly RSVP via https://goo.gl/forms/WPYZeF38F8GdRrKy2

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Fireside chat with Arrif Ziaudeen, CEO of Chope 
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Fireside chat with Arrif Ziaudeen, CEO of Chope 

  • The Great Room  Centennial Tower  (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Arrif Ziaudeen is the Founder and CEO of Chope, Asia’s premiere online restaurant reservation provider.

Chope powers online bookings for over 2,000 restaurants in seven cities, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, and Jakarta.

Working with Asia’s most exclusive restaurants, Chope helps them to provide better service and operations. Through Chope, diners can make reservations 24/7 from anywhere in the world, in multiple languages.

With over 20 million diners seated, Chope is committed to making restaurant dining and discovery easier than ever before.

The company has raised over $24 million USD to date, most recently raising $13 million USD in a Series D fundraising round in October.

Come hear Arrif’s story and the plans he has for Chope, only at Startup Grind!

Complimentary tickets available for members.

Please email singapore.events@thegreatroomoffices.com or check with our friendly Member Relations Officers for more details!

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An Insider's Peek to Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

An Insider's Peek to Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar

  • The Great Room Singapore One George Street (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An Insider's Peek into Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar 

Showtime 12.15pm 

We're thrilled to invite our members to join us for yet another insider's peek into Singapore’s biggest outdoor cultural production which will be staged at Fort Canning Park. 

Join us as director, Guy Unsworth introduces more on how Shakespeare’s political thriller is brought to life against a backdrop of modern-day international relations and global current affairs.


12.15pm – Short Introduction/Trailer
12.20pm – Guy Unsworth share more on his vision
12.30pm – A scene from the production by actors
12.40pm – Q&A

Check with our Member Relations Team for more details!

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Spend The Night x By Founders Series: Growing Your B2B Tech Business
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Spend The Night x By Founders Series: Growing Your B2B Tech Business

  • The Great Room Singapore Centennial Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a fireside chat with Anna Gong (CEO and Founder, Perx), Melissa Lou (Co-Founder, Delegate) and Tan Wei Ting (Country Manager, Wantedly) to explore how their companies grow their B2B technology platforms and businesses in Asia so successfully.

In a world facing rapid digitalization, providing consistently high quality customer interactions will set your business apart. What strategies are involved in growing your market share and position? How do you start building your go-to-market strategy? What type of marketing channels work best for your business?

Discover more about the world of B2B Businesses as we join established founders share about their journey in an intimate fireside chat.

The event is co-hosted by The Great Room, in collaboration with CRIB Equip and Delegate.

Complimentary for Members. To RSVP, please click here

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The Great Room x T Magazine: How to Go From Local to Global
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Room x T Magazine: How to Go From Local to Global

Join us and be a part of our inaugural T Magazine panel session with our three esteemed guests who will be sharing their thoughts on how to go from local to global.

Speakers:
Javier Perez (Kilo)
Lai Chang Wen (Ninja Van)
Christopher Chan (Redmart) 

They will explore the challenges of setting up a local brand in Singapore, the issues faced with scalability as well as the expansion and branding at an international level.

RSVP to Joe Ng at joe@atlaspress.com.sg

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The Great Thirstday celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Thirstday celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Members and Invited Guests Only

Location: The Great Room, One George Street

Tuck into Shepard's Pie, sip on Peroni Beer and Irish Whiskey as you get to meet friendly faces in the community. 

Event highlights
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• Irish Whiskey
Paneco.com (world's largest online liquor stores and new member at The Great Room) will also be bringing Irish whiskey to the party! 

Exclusively for members of The Great Room with a minimum purchase of $100 at https://goo.gl/uxR6RM from now 19 Mar to 13 April, you will receive a set of 4 Paneco whiskey rocking glasses worth $41. 

• Lucky Clovers
Put your name on a clover and you might just get lucky! 
10 members will be invited to enjoy complimentary lunch with a view hosted by The Great Room at our Studio in Centennial Tower.

For members and invited guests only. To RSVP, please email singapore.events@thegreatroomoffices.com

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A Primer on Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchain and Crypto-Currency
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

A Primer on Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchain and Crypto-Currency

A Primer on Initial Coin Offerings, Blockchain and Crypto-Currency
16 March, Friday, 630pm - 830pm | The Great Room Centennial Tower

2017 was, by some accounts and for the tech community: the “Year of the ICO”!
Join the fireside chat with Collyer Law on some of the legal, regulatory and commercial issues in connection with making an Initial Coin Offering. '

Complimentary for Members, limited invites.

To RSVP, please email us at singapore.events@thegreatroomoffices.com.

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Embrace ICOs The Right Way
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Embrace ICOs The Right Way

15 March Thursday, 630pm - 10pm | The Great Room Centennial Tower

Hosted by Spartan Group in collaboration with The Great Room. 
Indulge in a conversation with leading blockchain investors on upcoming trends. Understand the difference in ICO investing and equity investing, and the pitholes to avoid or lookout for.

Complimentary for Members, limited invites.

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A Token After Party for Blockchain Enthusiasts
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

A Token After Party for Blockchain Enthusiasts

14 March, Wednesday, 630pm - 9pm | The Great Room, Centennial Tower

In collaboration with The Great Room and Plug and Play,  A Token After-Party brings together the blockchain community, fintech partners, and attendees of the Money 20/20 Asia Conference.

We are hosting three top projects from Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel in industries ranging from insurtech, fintech, and edutech. Join us to learn from disruptive blockchain business models, mingle with fintech fanatics, and unwind with drinks and canapes.

Complimentary for Members, limited invites.

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CFTE Global Alumni Drinks Reception
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

CFTE Global Alumni Drinks Reception

CFTE Global Alumni Drinks Reception
13 March, Monday, 630pm - 10pm | The Great Room, Centennial Tower

The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is an education platform supported by senior leaders from the largest institutions, startups and universities. It addresses the needs of professionals in finance and technologists to up-skill in a rapidly changing industry being transformed by emerging technologies. Meet CFTE Co-founders Huy Nguyen Trieu and Tram Anh Nguyen, connect with fellow CFTE Alumni and speakers, network with Money2020 Asia attendees. 

Complimentary for Members, limited invites.

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Filling the Void: Post Co-working Market Gap and Opportunities
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Filling the Void: Post Co-working Market Gap and Opportunities

Filling the Void: Post Co-working Market Gap and Opportunities
12 March, Monday, 630pm - 830pm | The Great Room, One George Street

Spend the Night with: 
▸Jaelle Ang (The Great Room)
▸Dr Agustin Chevez (HASSELL)
▸Lauren Cameron (Johnson & Johnson)

Join us for a fireside chat on ‹ Filling the Void: Post co-working market gap and opportunities › moderated by HASSELL Studio's Head of Workplace Design, Kirsti Simpson. 

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The Great Minds at The Great Room
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

The Great Minds at The Great Room

Venue: 3 Temasek Ave, 18th floor, Centennial Tower, The Great Room

Today's Insight to inform Tomorrow's Decisions. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion.

Speakers:
Vinnie Lauria, Founding Partner of venture capitalist company, Golden Gate Ventures
Ayesha Khanne, CEO of artificial intelligence advisory firm, ADDO AI

To RSVP, please email us to confirm your attendance.

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The Great Thirstday - A supersize 2018 edition
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Thirstday - A supersize 2018 edition

Our monthly social drinks is the perfect place for members and invited guests to get to know the friendly faces in our community. Home to more 150 businesses in a diverse range of fields including finance and investment, technology,lifestyle and media - our eclectic array of individuals and companies make for a vibrant networking blend. 

To kickstart 2018, we bring you a supersize edition of The Great Thirstday in collaboration with Pilsner Urquell. 

Event highlights: 

« Masterclass by Head Tapster of Asia, Adam Vlcek »
A 20-minute session on the history behind the word's golden lager since 1842, production process as well as introducing 3 special Czech pours. The Head Tapster of Asia will demonstrate how to serve the Perfect pour. 

« Ice cold perfect pours from the Pilsner Urquell beer tap »

« Tasty bites from Park Bench Deli »

This is an invite only event for members and Invited guests. 

RSVP here https://goo.gl/4Fxu8j

In celebration of our new location opening soon at Centennial Tower and the launch of our Business Club, we have limited invites available for those who would like to experience The Great Room & find out more about our membership.  Please email us if you are keen to explore. 

6.30pm to 6.45pm: Welcome drink
6.45pm t0 7.20pm: Masterclass by Adam Vlcek
7.20pm to 9.30pm: Pilsner Urquell beers and Light bites

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Monday Breakfast Club: A Welcome Back Special
Jan
8
8:30 AM08:30

Monday Breakfast Club: A Welcome Back Special

Members Only

We get you looking forward to work with a special Welcome back Monday Breakfast Club, as we serve up good food, good tunes with great company! 

☼ Smoothie Bar by Virgin Active
Start the first Monday of 2018 with a healthy cup of tasty goodness! Pick from a selection of customised blended smoothies. 

☼ Breakfast Spread by All Things Delicious
Look forward to a delectable menu of frittata, buttery scones, assorted viennoiseries and more! 

Monday Breakfast Club is designed to banish Monday Blues. Instead of grabbing a plate and sitting alone in front of the computer staring at your inbox, take some time to start your Monday right. Head into the office a little earlier, enjoy breakfast and your favourite cuppa brewed by our Barista while you catch up with the community. 

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Lunch and Learn: Singapore's Smart Nation Director on North America
Jan
4
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Singapore's Smart Nation Director on North America

$16 for Members | $32 for Non-Members
Inclusive of Lunch

Sign up here.

The Women's Leadership Initiative is delighted to host a lunch and learn discussion with Karen Tay, Smart Nation Director (North America), Strategy Group & Smart Nation Programme Office in the Prime Minister's Office. Participants will hear first-hand from Karen about women in tech, thoughts on smart nation and her personal journey building a network in the Silicon Valley.

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ZIPCODE: A 2-day Fashion Tech Summit
Oct
27
to Oct 28

ZIPCODE: A 2-day Fashion Tech Summit

Exclusive Zipcode package at $80 for Members
Includes access to 2-day summit talks, Invite to Asia Fashion Designers Showcase and the SGFW + SUPREME+ Official After Party
Sign up here.

The Great Room x Singapore Fashion Week 2017 presents a two-day fashion tech summit, in collaboration with Knowledge Partner, multinational professional services firm, EY. The strategic partnership combines Singapore Fashion Week’s strong luxury content and network, The Great Room’s community of thought leaders and innovation-driven members, and EY’s digital capabilities, capital advisory services and industry knowledge in the consumer products and retail sector. More details at www.zipcode.asia

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Volume 1: Women in Investing
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Volume 1: Women in Investing

20% off for Members
$120 for Non-members

Sign up here.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Great Room is unable to host this event at our venue. Please take note that this event will be held at The Black Swan's Powder Room. 

SoGal Ventures and Galboss Asia have joined forces in 2017 to create SOGALBOSS, a four-part quarterly half-day summit aimed at educating and empowering women in the areas on business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Co-presented by The Great Room, Women In Investing is the first of the four-part quarterly summit. 

Featuring guest speakers: 
Pocket Sun – Co-founder & Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures
Michael Lints – Partner at Golden Gate Ventures

Virginia Cha - Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NUS Business School
Cooper McGuire - COO & CFO, SKIN INC
Lee Xueling - Case Team Leader at Bain & Company
Lisa Enckell - Angel Investor, Interim CMO

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OMG, the future of Change!
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

OMG, the future of Change!

Complimentary for Members
$38 for Non-members

Includes light bites and drinks
Sign up here.

Featuring Vansa Chatikavanij, Managing Director at OmiseGO and Francisco Bernardo, CMO at Change Bank, moderated by Jeffrey Chua, Analyst at Golden Gate Ventures. We will be discussing the Ethereum projects that OmiseGO and Change Bank are working on, and its intended impact. Go to: https://www.sli.do/, enter event code: #ASK to send a question. Our guest speakers will do their best to answer all of them.

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The Future of Work
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Future of Work

Members only
Includes light bites and drinks

Workplace transformation is disrupting employers, landlords, tenants, and investors alike. It is not enough to give people a job and a place to work – you need to create a place they want to be. Whether as a reflection of corporate culture, evolving demographics, new technologies, or imaginative design trends, office space keeps evolving. An expert panel discusses the changing world of work, its impact on the next generation commercial real estate, pros and cons of creative workspace and its outlook for the future.
 

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The Great Thirstday celebrates Oktoberfest!
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Great Thirstday celebrates Oktoberfest!

Members and Invited guests only

Our monthly social is the perfect place for members and invited guests to get acquainted with the friendly faces in our community. Home to more than 100 businesses in a diverse range of fields including finance and investment, technology, creative, design and more - our eclectic array of individuals and companies make for a vibrant networking blend. 

Join us for pretzels, sausages and beer as we celebrate Oktoberfest! For the Ladies: Let Vaniday take you from day to night. Guests can sign up for a complimentary makeup or hairstyling session at the Vaniday pop-up. 

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The Untold Female Start Up Stories
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

The Untold Female Start Up Stories

Complimentary for Members
$22 for Non-members

Exclusively for female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs
Sign up here.

Featuring lifestyle entrepreneurs who have built a successful business: Dee Teo (Bless Inc Asia), Charmaine Seah (Elementary Co), Serena Adsit (Mint Singapore), Moderated by: Jacqeline Ye (Delegate)

Among the stories, you will learn:
- How to turn weaknesses into strengths
- How to 'go on the offense' in life/ business with a start-up budget
- How to get unstuck in your creative work
- How to push through fear and stress

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Spend the night with Tech Savvy Lawyers
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Spend the night with Tech Savvy Lawyers

Complimentary for Members
$38 for Non-members

Includes light bites and drinks
Sign up here.

Join the fireside chat with our powerhouse legal line up - Christopher Chan (RedMart), Joshua Looi (Lazada), Keemin Ngiam (Netflix) and John Cordova (Grab), moderated by Darrell Chua (Discovery Communications)

Learn how tech savvy lawyers are shaking up the industry, staying relevant, and guiding companies and investors to success.

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Spend the Night with Aun Koh, Loh Lik Peng and Wee Teng Wen
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Spend the Night with Aun Koh, Loh Lik Peng and Wee Teng Wen

Complimentary for Members
$30 for Non-members

Includes light bites and drinks
Sign up here.

In collaboration with CRIB, this fireside chat gives entrepreneurs, business owners and ones who are interested, the opportunity to link up with experienced mentors who have scaled their businesses both locally and regionally. This casual Q&A session on the topic of the future of Hospitality will be moderated by Dr Elaine Kim, CEO of CRIB.

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The Great Thirstday Special
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Great Thirstday Special

Members and invited guests only

In collaboration with Employees Only Singapore & Series of Intentions, The Great Thirstday is back with an August special. Moderated by CNBC Journalist Uptin Saiidi, we will be chatting with Michael (Employees Only Singapore) and Javier (Kilo, Grain Traders) on "What's the magic sauce?" and how they have stayed on top of the game. 

Members can also look forward to Peroni beers and Employee Only's famous Chicken soup. 
 

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The Untold Female Start Up Stories
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

The Untold Female Start Up Stories

Complimentary for Members
$22 for Non-members

Exclusively for female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs
Sign up here.

The untold female start up stories featuring Ang Jinyuan (Style Lease), Dana von der Heide (Parcel Platform) and Priyanka Shahra (One With Earth), moderated by co-founder of Delegate, Jacqueline Ye. 

Among the stories, you will learn:
- How to turn weaknesses into strengths
- How to 'go on the offense' in life/ business with a start-up budget
- How to get unstuck in your creative work
- How to push through fear and stress

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