YBhg. Dato’ Norman Abdul Halim
Group CEOKru Music Sdn Bhd Session : 1st Keynote – Future Trends of Music Cities
Dato' Norman Abdul Halim was exposed to the world of business at the early age of 20, after graduating with a Diploma in Accountancy. Through his strategic leadership, he has masterminded KRU’s prolific success, putting his unique combination of skills, talent and business acumen to the test. His vision and strategic leadership has earned him the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award in 2007 from the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards and Asia – Pacific Copyright Educator (A.C.E.) Award. Today, more than twenty years later, he has propelled the Group to the forefront of the world of media and entertainment both domestically and across foreign shores.
Dato' Norman’s expertise is sought by many other organizations as reflected by his posts in numerous associations including President of the Malaysian Film Producers Association, Chairman of IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) Asia-Pacific Region.
From private equity to corporate entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dato’ Nazif Najib is set to become one of Malaysia’s leading role model for our youth.
Dato’ Nazif Najib started his career as a private banker in Hong Kong. Upon his return to Malaysia, he ventured into the oil and gas and manufacturing industry. Coming from a strong political family background, it was only natural that he set up his own NGO and philanthropist movement amongst his corporate network and old school friends.
His vision for his NGO Youth on Unity is aligned with country’s vision of 1Malaysia. He is passionate on promoting multiracial unity among youth in a vibrant, positive way.
Currently he is on board several company directional committees and advising listed companies. His advisory role in current management and business growth is highly sought after.
With his recent involvement in politics, Dato’ Nazif is able to contribute even more for the community. From doing various CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programs with organizations in rural communities to empowering Malaysian youth in schools and universities, he wouldn’t miss the opportunity to lend a helping hand. It is with high hopes that these programs would have a positive impact towards nation building in the long run.
YBhg. Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib
Vice President Olympic Council of MalaysiaSession - 2nd Keynote: Future Trends of Sports Cities
International Speaker / CSP Christian Chua Training AcademySession – Body Language for the Major Events Industry
Christian Chua, is an international master class motivator. He has helped thousands of individuals achieved success in their lives. With over 18 years of professional speaking experience, he incorporates good, clean humours in all his presentations. Coupled with cutting edge content he has established himself as a choice speaker for local and international events.
Christian's career spans over a decade. He is well respected for his expertise in Human behaviour transformation, Change management, People Skills, Sales Motivation, Communication and Life Strategies. Christian has also authored seven successful books, including the hugely popular ‘How to be a Success Magnet’, 'Making a Fortune while Sipping Coffee’ and ‘The Referability Factor’. He has been featured in the media regularly, from the radio, television and the Internet to magazines and newspapers. His articles have been published in The Straits Times and other periodicals.
Most notably, Christian has been accredited as a Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers’ Association of America. He is one of only a small number of Singaporeans ever to achieve this accreditation.
Oskar Feng is the founder of the Global Electronic Sports Championship (GESC). Based out of Singapore, GESC is organizing the biggest circuit of eSports events in the history of Southeast Asia, including GESC: Kuala Lumpur at the Axiata Arena on 2-4 March, 2018.
A lifelong gamer, Oskar is a seasoned entrepreneur. He is a graduate of McGill University in Canada and INSEAD in Singapore.
Founder & CEO Global Electronic Sports ChampionshipSession – Esports : Understanding the Opportunities of the 21st Century Entertainment
Dr. Graham Ong-Webb
Dr. Graham Ong-Webb draws from a 15-year professional track record as a researcher, analyst, and consultant in the areas of strategy, geopolitics, and business intelligence. He is currently a Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and an Associate Faculty at the Singapore University of the Social Sciences. He is also an Advisor to Jane’s by IHS Markit’s Asia Pacific team based in Singapore. He has held previous positions as Chief Operating Officer at the Future-Moves Group specialising in foresight, and as Senior Consultant at the Control Risks Group specialising in political and business risks. He has recently established a geopolitical intelligence service called FirstSight. Graham holds a PhD in Intelligence Studies from King’s College London. He also has degrees from the London School of Economics and the National University of Singapore.
An entrepreneur at heart, the business-savvy Muhammad Iqbal Ameer has continued to motivate himself through the ups and downs of running multiple businesses. Previously a young restaurant owner in Melbourne, his passion for live events brought him to create the now 7-year old Livescape Group, one of Southeast Asia’s largest experiential event companies.
The company now boasts over 300 events in their portfolio; the most notable platform being the award-winning IT’S THE SHIP, Asia’s Largest Festival At Sea which will expand globally in 2018. Within 7 years, the once humble company consisting of 5 employees is now one of Southeast Asia’s pioneers in the live entertainment industry, with regional offices now in Jakarta and Singapore.
Group CEO The Livescape GroupSession : Panel Discussion – More Than Barricades
General ManagerKuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Alan Pryor was appointed General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) in April 2014 following three years as the Deputy General Manager.
Prior to joining the Centre in 2011, Pryor was Director of Operations at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) where he worked from pre-opening in 1997 for 10½ years. During this time, he also oversaw the opening of the Arena extension. Shortly before moving to Malaysia, Pryor was lead consultant of the Architectural Department of the Municipality of Durban City on its Priority Zone development which included the Durban ICC and Arena, as well as consulting on several conference facility projects namely, Durban’s Olive Conference Centre and Ballito Conference and Convention Centre, and the Pietermaritzburg Royal Agricultural Showground Conference Centre.
A respected industry professional, Pryor’s introduction to the hospitality industry began in 1978 in London, England, with experience at numerous hotels. His involvement in the exhibition and conference sector came about working with the Kensington Exhibition Centre and the Connaught Rooms from 1986 to 1993. He then moved to South Africa and was with Durban’s The Royal Hotel for four years before joining the Durban ICC pre-opening team.
Pryor has a Diploma in Hotel and Catering Operations from the Bournemouth College of Technology, Dorset, England, where he also completed the college’s two-year Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management Association (HCIMA) course.
Tajudin Mydin has over 26 years of experience in the security industry, with exceptional strengths in security risk assessment and management, operational design and safety protocols, emergency management, and executive protection and event security. He is a certified anti-terrorism specialist, as well as a certified corporate security management specialist. He is also a member of Chartered International Institute of Security & Crisis Management and International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners Inc.
He was the Head of Security for concerts in Malaysia involving Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, and Michael Jackson, as well as for sporting events such F1, MotoGP and EPL club tours. He was also involved in providing security support for US President Barrack Obama’s visit in Malaysia.