Join us at 4pm on 11 September 2020 to hear from industry leaders how the design fraternity can Respond, Reset and Rebound from the impact of COVID-19.

In collaboration with Design Asia 2021, Frost & Sullivan, our Strategic Knowledge Partner, is delighted to extend its widely successful thought leadership series, “Impact of COVID-19 on the Design Industry: How to Respond, Reset, and Rebound” in a webinar dedicated to the design fraternity.

As the world prepares to enter a new era, designers from every industry will benefit from hearing from the industry experts on how they can share and equip their businesses to face new hurdles and embrace the opportunities presented to the world in the New Norm, and move the industry forward.

This webinar is specially curated as part of the activities leading up to the inaugural presentation of Design Asia 2021 – the region’s ultimate celebration of the best in architecture, interior, furniture, spatial and visual communications design. Design Asia 2021 will be hosted alongside the Architecture & Building Services 2021, a long-running exposition covering all facets of the build environment. 

Registration is free!

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Abhineet Kaul
Senior Director
Frost & Sullivan, Public Sector & Government
Asia-Pacific, Singapore

Abhineet Kaul is a Senior Director with Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Public Sector & Government Practice. He covers a broad range of areas, leveraging domain knowledge and relationships with senior executives. Since joining Frost & Sullivan, Abhineet has completed several consulting projects with government agencies across Asia Pacific. His area of expertise are industry trend identification, impact assessment, infrastructure development support, tourism policy development and sector productivity improvement.  Abhineet has been a speaker in industry forums on topics related to mega trends, trade development and manpower development issues. 

Ar. Theodore Chan
Senior Director, CIAP Architects
Past-President & Fellow,
Singapore Institute of Architects

Ar. Theodore is Senior Director at CIAP Architects Pte Ltd where he was instrumental in the design and implementation team of several award-winning healthcare projects: Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, NUHS Medical Centre and Yishun Community Hospital. In 2019, he was a Finalist at the World Architecture Festival (Amsterdam 2019) and Recipient of the Green Architect Award 2019. He served as President of Singapore Institute of Architects (2012-2015) where he developed the curriculum for the Architectural Practice Course and the National Competency Standards for Architectural Practice.

Prof. Keat Ong
Society of Interior Designers, Singapore

Architect by training and multidisciplinary designer by profession, Prof. Keat Ong is a celebrated, award-winning designer in Asia. He is the founder of Nota Design Group and Keat Ong Design as well as the current president of Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS). Keat has been named one of Asia’s Top Designers in Singapore Design Awards 2014 and as Designers of the year2016/2017 from the famed INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine. Keat has also been appointed chief judges and jury members for many well-known awards such as A’Design Awards & Competition (Italy) , Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (Hong Kong), Singapore Interior Design Awards (Singapore), Asia Young Designers Award (Asia) and so on.

Mark Yong
Singapore Furniture Industries Council

Mark Yong is the Executive Director of Ewins Pte Ltd, a major regional provider of furniture components, architectural hardware and surface materials, overseeing sales and marketing, as well as Director and Co-Founder of UberGARD, a company dealing with security systems for facilities management in Asia, Australia and the UK. Mark has been an Executive Committee member at the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) since 2008 and was elected as SFIC’s President in 2016. He is also the Chairman of the SingaPlural from 2015 to 2019, an annual design festival organised by SFIC. Concurrently, he is on the Board of Directors for the SFIC Institute (SFIC’s training and education arm). He is also a member of DesignSingapore Council’s Industry Development Panel and Co-Chairman of DesignS.

Kelley Cheng
Founder and Creative Director
The Press Room

An architect by training, Kelley Cheng is a modern day polymath who has immersed herself in the roles of editor, writer, curator, spatial designer, graphic designer, video director, interactive designer, and educator. She is the Founder and Creative Director of The Press Room, a publishing & design consultancy that designs everything from books, brands, exhibitions, documentaries, and even stage and film set design. From F&B businesses to an art gallery, her “creations” are diverse and unpredictable. She founded the iconic design magazine ish in 1999 and after ending it in 2009, she took on the role of the Editor-in-Chief of Singapore Architect magazine from 2009-2016. As a designer, her graphic and branding projects include the Youth Olympics Games 2010, Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo Yeosu 2012, The National Art Gallery Singapore, Artstage Singapore, Singapore Writers’ Festival 2014, etc.

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