Visual Asia Expo 2016’s two-day conference will feature distinguished speakers hailing from visual design, display technologies, digital signages, photography, imaging, lighting, printing and architecture sectors – to offer a multifaceted perspective of Asia’s booming visual communication industry.
President-elect, Design Business Chamber Singapore
Andrew Pang, founder of design consultancy Lavaworks, also manages Egg Creatives – an integrated design agency with presence in Singapore and China. Backed by a mix of design flair, commercial acumen, strong design integrity as well as innovation in business development, Andrew is well regarded among his peers as an influential thought leader. Impassioned with nurturing young minds, he was an adjunct lecturer in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and juror for numerous design competitions.
A strong advocate of the power of design, Andrew has been playing an active role in Singapore’s design industry. He was invited to be a member of the Board of Examiners for the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) from 2008-2010. From 2008 to 2014, Andrew also served on board the Executive Committee of the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) as Vice Chairman of the Design Advisory Committee. He was the driving force and the co-chairman for SingaPlural – a design festival that went on to become the anchor event of Singapore Design Week. Andrew was elected as Vice President of Design Business Chamber Singapore since 2013 and is the President-elect.
The 4th industrial revolution requires a rethink in the approach of branding to shape identities that can unite communities.
Lawrence serves as CEO of Consulus, a global innovation and design firm, which specialises in redesigning business and organisational models for higher and sustainable growth.
He is a featured keynote speaker at global events such as the World Marketing Summit, World Brand Congress, Business of Design Week, a Featured Columnist on ideas of innovation and design for Asian businesses. His insights appear regularly in regional media such as the TheEdge, Prestige Magazine, Radio938, Marketing, Business Times Singapore, VTC(Vietnam), Ceylon Today, Brunei Times. He is a featured thought leader on LinkedIn, and he served as the 8th President of Design Business Chamber Singapore from 2009 – 2013.
CEO, LiveTechnologies and LiveStudios, and Managing Director, Kids Pictures
A former IT consultant, Willy began his journey as a professional photographer in 2003 when he wired his camera to a notebook carried in a backpack. The pictures he took at events were projected live wirelessly with instant printing. This ‘live’ coverage was a hit and Willy turned his hobby into a business founding LiveStudios Interactive Photography. The company grew from a 2-man company to one of the most sought after photography companies in Singapore covering more than 800 shoots annually.
LiveStudios celebrates it’s 11th year and has expanded to LiveTechnologies, Kids Pictures and MovingStills. He shares his experience and knowledge on this facebook page with 1.9m followers at facebook.com/willyfoo.
Analyst, Digital Signage & Professional Video, IHS Technology
Yoke Yuin is in charge of Digital Signage and Professional Displays (including LCD and LED Displays) research in the APAC region. She is an analyst in IHS Technology‘s Digital Signage group with a research focus on the Asia Pacific and Chinese market for all technologies, including LCD public display, LED video, front projector, and rear projection. She contributes to the quarterly market analysis and database publications for the Digital Signage & Professional Displays Intelligence Service and is involved in several ongoing consultancy projects. Yoke Yuin’s area of expertise is LED video; she leads the LED video syndicated and custom research in the group.
Prior to joining IHS, Yoke Yuin was in Marketing at IOI Oleochemical Industries, where she developed and conducted analyses of regional market shares, sales performance and raw materials price trends. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Hons) Biotechnology from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia.
Director, Emerging Applications Centre, Large Area Processing, SIMTech–A*STAR
Rick is currently Director of Emerging Applications Centre of Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) – a research institute under A*STAR organisation. The Emerging Application Centre of SIMTech has been spearheading business development and application development of various printed electronics and functional film products using SIMTech ‘state of the art ‘roll-to-roll manufacturing technology.
Prior to joining SIMTech in 2012, Rick Yeo was Product leader and Business Development Director of Photoflash SBU of PerkinElmer since 2001. When the Photoflash SBU of PerkinElmer was span-off in Jun 2010 to become an independent company funded by Venture Capitalist, Rick Yeo continued my career with the new company as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development.