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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 Thirstday
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

The Great Thirstday

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 70 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. 

Enjoy delicious fresh icy cold Peroni beer straight from the tap as the Peroni bar is back! Tuck into an Italian feast by Grain as you get aquainted with other friendly faces in The Great Room. Take on one of our "Office Personalities" and strike a pose - nobody does a Photo booth better than us!

The untold female start up stories
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

The untold female start up stories

Complimentary for Members
$22 for Non-members

Exclusively for female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs
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The untold female start up stories featuring Lynda Williams (Vim & Vigour PR), Sarissa Rodriguez (SJS Group), Sunita Gill (E&N Global Holdings) and Su Anne Mi (The Great Room). 

Defining Hospitality: Spend the Night with The Warehouse Hotel, Adler Hostel & Andaz Singapore
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Defining Hospitality: Spend the Night with The Warehouse Hotel, Adler Hostel & Andaz Singapore

Complimentary for Members
$25 for Non-members

Includes light bites and drinks
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Join us for a fireside chat and learn more about unlocking the hotel business.
Our discussion will be focused around:
- How to design a new hotel concept
- How to stand out in comparison to traditional hotel brands
- How to cultivate a guest experience
- How to define the future of the hospitality experience

The Great Thirstday
Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Thirstday

Members and Invited guests only

The Great Thirstday is our signature monthly social where members gather to share laughter, ideas, food and drinks, where no one leaves Thirsty. 

April highlights: 
* Laksa Live Station
* Peroni Beers
* Wine Tasting session in collaboration with WEA Wines

The Great Thirstday
Mar
30
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Thirstday

Members and Invited guests only

The Great Thirstday is our signature monthly networking event where members gather to share laughter, ideas, food and drinks, where no one leaves Thirsty. 

March highlights: 
* Hot Dog Station
* Peroni Beers

The untold female start up stories
Mar
30
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 Carrie Nooten (Topotogo), Anna Vanessa (The New Savvy), Carol Chen (Covetella), Jacqueline Ye (Delegate) and Su Anne Mi (The Great Room).

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

 

Digital Marketing Magic: The Secrets to SEO, Social & Content Success
Mar
30
12:00 pm12:00

Digital Marketing Magic: The Secrets to SEO, Social & Content Success

Complimentary for Members
$32 for Non-members

Includes 2 great speakers and a juicy Park Bench Deli sandwich
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Timotheus Lee, a veteran Digital Marketer will present tips on how to capture your audience, and boost your online presence. Bucu Inc’s Christian Barker covers what Content means and why it’s vastly more effective than advertising. 
 

Spend the Night with Al Ramadan (Play Bigger) and Alex Campbell (Xero)
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Spend the Night with Al Ramadan (Play Bigger) and Alex Campbell (Xero)

Complimentary for Members
$38 for Non-members

Includes light bites and Peroni beers
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Join us for a fireside chat on How To Make Your Company a Category King. 

How do companies and tech innovators define and dominate certain markets?
What does it take to create a Category King?
What key trends do we see in the Singapore, USA and Australia markets?

Come meet a Silicon Valley legend and Head of one of Asia's Category Kings and participate in a powerful discussion!

Introduction to Mindfulness
Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction to Mindfulness

Complimentary for Members
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Looking for ways to alleviate your stress, enhance your focus and to rise above
the chaos of today's relentless grind? The session will include instructor-led secular meditation exercises, Q&A, and an opportunity to learn from others in a group setting.

The Great Thirstday
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Thirstday

Members and Invited guests only

Skinny people are easy to kidnap. Stay safe, eat pizza, drink beer.

Our monthly social networking event is back. 
The community gets together for Pizza, Peroni beers and a GREAT time!

Spend the night with Angels
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Spend the night with Angels

Members and Invited guests only

In collaboration with BANSEA and Nest, join us for a fireside chat with Dr Mark Hon, Chairman, BANSEA as well as Ramesh V. Raghavan,Director, BANSEA and James Tan, Director, BANSEA, moderated by Ethan Pierse, Managing Partner, Nest Ventures. 

Angel investing has become the go-to funding source for startup entrepreneurs. Join us to meet angel investors to learn and discuss what is Angel Investing and what kinds of returns can you expect. Discussions on active Angel networks in SEA and how investors and VCs indentify the next generation of startups will be explored.

Art of public speaking by Multimedia Journalist Uptin Saiidi
Feb
10
12:00 pm12:00

Art of public speaking by Multimedia Journalist Uptin Saiidi

$16 (members) | $32 (non-members) 
Inclusive of lunch
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Learn to gain the confidence in sounding both dynamic and authoritative. Whether you're in an elevator and meeting a potential new business partner, pitching your idea in front of hundreds of people or being interviewed on live television, with practice, your voice can start to become confident and unique to you.
 

Spend the night with Claus Sendlinger (CEO and Founder, Design Hotels™)
Feb
6
6:00 pm18:00

Spend the night with Claus Sendlinger (CEO and Founder, Design Hotels™)

Members and Invited guests only

In collaboration with Design Hotels, join us for a fireside chat
with Claus Sendlinger, CEO and Founder, Design Hotels™
moderated by Su Anne Mi, Co-founder, The Great Room

Shared spaces. Meaningful bonds. Super charging ideas. Today’s modern hospitality landscape is buzzing with the collaborative spirit that connects today’s jetsetting nomads, uniting people to share, immerse and create together. How will immersive experiences change the way we co-live and co-create? What is next in blending work and play for global nomads?

The Great Thirstday
Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Thirstday

Members and Invited guests only

The Great Room's monthly networking event where the community get together to share ideas, opinions, viewpoints and drinks.  Members can look forward to a pop-up Stoli vodka cocktail bar  serving complimentary cocktails. 

The Great Thirstday with Dr. Philip 'Flip' Stander
Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Thirstday with Dr. Philip 'Flip' Stander

Members only

In collaboration with Lightfoot Travel, join us for networking drinks and a night of interesting travel stories by Dr. Philip 'Flip' Stander. 

From his childhood in Namibia, to working as a ranger and a subsequent 36 years of studying, Dr. Flip Stander has devoted his life to researching and protecting desert-adapted lions, rare and precious animals that fight to survive in the unforgiving Namib Desert. In this fascinating, eye-opening talk, Dr. Flip reveals the journey he has taken and just how important sustainable tourism is to protecting wildlife across the world. Most recently he has followed a pack of five lions, ‘The Five Musketeers’, on their fight for survival, and his journey has now been turned into an award-winning documentary. Watch a clip here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQqgnDr0Lls 

 

LaFutura – Global Innovation and Trends Conference and Workshop
Nov
15
9:00 am09:00

LaFutura – Global Innovation and Trends Conference and Workshop

Limited seats for Members

The culture of trends have shifted, it’s imperative to think on a global level, what is impacting Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East influences all of us, what happens everywhere else happens to us. The four corners of the globe continue to get closer. LaFutura 2016 will investigate and celebrate global trends through the Trend Triangle: Europe, Asia and Americas.

Join us on a full day of conference and intimate workshops at The Great Room as we explore:
• What are the top global technology and society trends?
• How do we innovate in Asia, US and Europe?
• How do I transfer trends to my business?

 

Venture Debt: An Alternative Financing Mechanism for Start-up Ecosystem
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

Venture Debt: An Alternative Financing Mechanism for Start-up Ecosystem

Members and Invited guests only

In collaboration with BANSEA and Innoven Capital, The Great Room will play host to the CEO of Innoven Capital and venture debt specialist, Chin Chao, angel investors, venture capitalists and start-ups.

Entrepreneurship requires risk takers across various capacities. The most important ingredient is the entrepreneur. And we all know about the important of venture capital already. Venture debt is the next logical layer of risk capital and can be a great supplement to venture capital, yet many start-ups have not been considering this as an alternative financing mechanism.

The Great Thirstday
Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Thirstday

Members only

Our monthly networking drinks for Members and Partners of The Great Room. Enjoy a festive spread by Megu Catering and Personalise your own Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve. 

Shoot like a Pro
Oct
19
12:00 pm12:00

Shoot like a Pro

$16 (members) | $32 (non-members) 
Inclusive of lunch

A Talk and Demo on Photography for Your Business by Award winning photographer Yian Huang.

Yian is an award-winning lensman who has exhibited at the Palais du Louvre in Paris, photographed the conflict in the Palestinian Territories for the Associated Press, shot for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, worked for the Newark Star Ledger in New York City, and interned at Magnum Photos—where he almost tried his best to rub shoulders with Josef Koudelka and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and he put on James Nachtwey's flak jacket when he wasn't looking. 

Yian's valuable photography tips will ensure that you leave the class producing better pictures and a good looking Instagram page for your business.

The Peak Wine Club Presents: Finding The Unicorns
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

The Peak Wine Club Presents: Finding The Unicorns

$87.50 (members) | $125 (non-members) 

Featuring Darius Cheung (99.co) and Mike Holt (gridComm)

A high-energy investors meet startups session where we seek to find the new opportunities in the tech and property sector, and learn from experienced serial entrepreneurs where the next investment wave would be. Expect to meet other like-minded investors, C-level executives and business elites who have interest in expanding their investment horizons in the startup circle. 

At this event, you will also participate in a wine tasting session, with wines handpicked by 3-Michelin-Star Sommelier based in France, Nicolas Rebutpaired with great food at this networking cocktail.

L'Aperitivo Di Peroni
Sep
22
6:30 pm18:30

L'Aperitivo Di Peroni

Members only

PERONI is delighted to host L'Aperitivo Di Peroni at The Great Room. 

Beginning in Northern Italy and dating as far back as late 1700s, Aperitivo is an authentic Italian tradition that combines delicious small plate food with light refreshing alcoholic drinks during the early hours of the evening, as a relaxing prelude to dinner. 

It will be an evening of Networking and Drinks exclusively for Members and Partners of The Great Room.  

MindGym: Morning meditation and yoga
Sep
14
8:30 pm20:30

MindGym: Morning meditation and yoga

$10 (members) | $15 (non-members) 

Start your day right with morning meditation and yoga.

Just as a musician tunes her violin before a performance and an athlete warms up his body before a race, this MindGym morning work-outs are designed to get you in the flow and shine through daily challenges at work.

To prime your mind and body with mindfulness, over this 1 hour session, we will practice various meditation styles, including hatha yoga poses. Bring an open mind, yoga mat (optional) and get ready for a 360 workout of the mind and body.

Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards (ACIAs):  Private Pitch Day for Start-ups
Sep
6
1:00 pm13:00

Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards (ACIAs): Private Pitch Day for Start-ups

Members only

As part of the collaboration with Millennial 2020, the Accenture team is responsible for running the Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards (ACIAs). 
The ACIAs is a competition designed to identify start-ups that are leading the way in helping brands, retailers and hospitality to engage better with millennials. 
This competition will bring together an exclusive panel of Retailers, CPG , Travel & Hospitality Brands and Venture Capitalists who will select nominated start-ups that best exemplify the four themes of competition. 

The Great Room will be hosting this private Pitch Day where Start-ups will make their case for their applicability to the millennial themes. Members are welcome to gather in the Drawing Room to watch the start-ups pitch.

Tech in Asia (TIA) Founders Meetup
Aug
30
6:30 pm18:30

Tech in Asia (TIA) Founders Meetup

with the ‘Codefather’ Chang Sau Sheong, Managing Director at Singapore Power

Insights on how you can scout for your technical co-founder or lead, motivate engineers or manage a technology team.

Member Welcome Drinks
Aug
25
6:00 pm18:00

Member Welcome Drinks

Members only

Every Thursday, humans of The Great Room gather at the Bar in our Drawing Room to share ideas, laughter and a drink (or 5). If you like, bring  bottle and join the party.