A Sensory Experiential Platform
30 September 2019 | Esplanade Annexe Studio
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2019 Themes & Experiences

Sustainable Cities & Communities
  • New Mobility & Transportation for Safe, Inclusive, Accessible, Green Spaces
  • Sustainable and Resilient Buildings
  • Resource Efficiency / Climate Adaptation
Responsible Consumption
& Production
  • Responsible and Conscious Fashion
  • Product Lifecycle and Packaging
  • Tech for Waste Reduction & Management
  • Corporate Sustainability Practices and Reporting
Good Health & Well-Being
  • Health Tech / Eldercare / Insurtech
  • Med Tech - Disease Prevention
  • Alternative Food Choices - Science and Tech
New Technology & Innovation
from food science to e-mobility, the latest in sustainable tech to zero-waste innovations.
The Full-On Sensory Experience
including curated 'experiential rooms'.
Controversial Dialogues & Sessions
with some of the best minds, to drive and push for solutions, action, and impact.
who you'll be hearing from

Our Speakers

Fionn Ferreira

Google Science Fair Winner 2019

Prof. Jeff Obbard

Founder of Living Planet

Carrie Liauw

Founder & Director of Tabula Rasa

Dr Reid Lim

Founder of MEDGIC

Dorjee Sun

Co-founder of Perlin

Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng

Founder of uHoo

Stephanie Dickson

CEO & Founder of
Green Is The New Black

Jonathan Tostevin

Chief Development, revolv

Matthias Gelber

The GreenMan

Lekha Patmanathan

Founder of ηEXERGY

Joyce Tay

Programme Director of StartupX

Hareld van den Brink

Director, Asia at Metabolic

Vinese Kwa

Associate at SecondMuse

Elias Tan

Vice President of Innovate360

Marc Allen

Technical Director of engeco

Russ Neu

Venture Partner, Impact, at Quest Ventures

Quentin Vaquette

Co-Founder and Managing Director at ENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific

Christopher Quek

Managing Partner at TRIVE

Jon Max Goh

Programme Manager at The Bridge Fashion Incubator

Jovan Tan

Founder at RIGHT Foundation

Christian Cadeo

Managing Partner, Asia at Big Idea Ventures

Ken Machado Sugita

Global Head of Sustainability at CHARLES & KEITH Group

Schedule

30 September 2019

Monday

9:00 - 9:45

Registration

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Remarks
Carrie Liauw, Event Curation Director, Tabula Rasa

10:05 - 10:15

Video Keynote Speech by Fionn Ferreira, Student, Google Science Fair Winner 2019 and Lecturer at Schull Planetarium.

10:15 - 11:00

Opening Panel: Can Earth 5.0 Exist? - How Do We Build A Sustainable World That Lasts?
Speakers:
Cheryl Chung, Executive Director, LKYSPP
Hareld Van de Brink, Director Asia, Metabolic
Lekha Patmanathan, Founder, Nexergy
Quentin Vaquette, ENGIE Factory Asia Pacific
Moderated by Susanna Hasenoehrl, ​Director, Growth & Commercialisation - Asia, Yara International

11:00 - 11:30

Keynote Speech: Technological Innovation to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change
with Prof. Jeff Obbard, CEO & Founder, Living Planet

11:30 - 11:50

Fireside Chat: Tech for Climate Change and our Planet
with Prof. Jeff Obbard, CEO & Founder, Living Planet & Marc Allen, Founder, Engeco

11:50 - 12:30

Fireside Chat: Building Communities to Sustain Cities
with Elias Tan, Vice-President / Deputy Head, INNOVATE 360 & Russ Neu, Co-Founder and CEO, Social Collider
Moderated by Vinise Kwa, Associate, Second Muse

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and Tour of Exhibition Booths and Sensory Rooms

14:00 - 14:45

Panel: The Way We Produce and Consume: Can We Achieve Zero-Waste Living?
Speakers:
Matthias Gelber, World’s Greenest Man
Jonathan Tostevin, Chief Development, revolv
Jon Max Goh, Programme Manager, The Bridge Fashion Incubator, the Textile and Fashion Federation
Moderated by Stephanie Dickinson, Founder, Green Is The New Black

14:45 - 15:15

Part 1: Make It In China Startup Contest 2019, Singapore Semi-Finals, Presented by Brinc and THero ▾
China is the world’s largest market and manufacturing hub and you need to start thinking about it now! THero and Brinc are bringing the ‘Make It In China’ Startup Contest to 9 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions to see if you have what it takes to ‘Make It In China’! The Singapore Semi-Finals are held at Empiricon as a partner event.

Judges:
Chirayu Wadke, Founding Member, Xoogler Angels
Kelvin Tan, ​Programme Director, Corporate Innovations Startup Ecosystems, NUS Enterprise
Shaun Hon, Partner, Trive Ventures
Suan Suk Lee, Head of Investments, ENGIE Factory

15:15 - 1530

Presentation: How Do We Innovate for the Sustainable Development Goals
Speaker: ​Jovan Tan, Restorative Innovation

15:30 - 16:00

Part 2: Make It In China Startup Contest 2019, Singapore Semi-Finals, Presented by Brinc and THero

16:00 - 16:15

Presentation: The Rise of Plant-based and Clean Meat Food on the Global Landscape - Trends in Consumer and Investment Opportunities.
Speaker: ​Christain Cadeo, Managing Partner at Big Idea Ventures

16:15 - 16:45

Panel: The Future of Health and Well-Being using Technology
Speakers:
Dr Reid Lim, Founder, Medgic
Dustin Onghanseng, Co-Founder and CEO, uHoo
Verleen Goh, Chief Food Fighter and Co-Founder, Alchemy Foodtech

16:45 - 17:30

Closing Panel: Next-Gen Trend in Tech for Sustainability: What Are We Creating?
Speakers:
Dorjee Sun, Co-Founder, Perlin
Christopher Quek, Managing Director, Trive Ventures
Gautam Prabhu, Founder, Actigage
Moderated by Joyce Tay, Programme Director, StartupX

17:30 - 17:45

Announcement of Results & Closing Speech

18:00 onwards

Networking & After Party

Make it in China Semi-Finals
Held at Empiricon 2019

China is the world’s largest market and manufacturing hub and you need to start thinking about it now! THero and Brinc are bringing the ‘Make It In China’ Startup Contest to 9 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions to see if you have what it takes to ‘Make It In China’! The contest hopes to introduce international hardware startups to China’s manufacturing ecosystem to establish strong supply chains with local partners so they can scale their product manufacturing successfully.

The Singapore semi-finals will be held during Empiricon, Asia's premier conference advocating knowledge-driven conversations through sensory experiences, held for the 2nd time, with a thematic focus on Tech x Sustainability: Your Future, Your Decisions on 30 Sep at Esplanade Annexe Studio.

Judges:

Chirayu Wadke

Founding Member of Xoogler Angels

Kelvin Tan

Programme Director, Corporate Innovations Startup Ecosystems at NUS Enterprise

Shaun Hon

Venture Manager at TRIVE Ventures

Suan Suk Lee

Head of Investments of ENGIE Factory
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Platinum Sponsor
SGD $20,000
2 Sponsor Slots Only
  • 15 x Conference Passes
  • 1 x Presentation Opportunity
  • 1 x Exhibition Space (Premium)
  • Co-Branding OR post-event dinner
  • Logo Placement on all event assets
  • Marketing and PR inclusion on pre-event coverage, mailers, and website listings
  • Stage mentions and video inclusion
  • Post-event mentions
  • 2 x inserts into delegate Goodie Bag
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SGD $12,000
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  • 8 x Conference Passes
  • 1 x Panel Speaking Opportunity
  • 1 x Exhibition Space
  • Logo Placement on all event assets
  • Marketing inclusion on pre-event coverage, mailers, and website listings
  • Stage mentions and video inclusion
  • Post-event mentions
  • 1 x inserts into delegate Goodie Bag
Exhibitor
SGD $3,000
Subject To Availability
  • 3 x Conference Passes
  • 1 x Exhibition Pop-Up Booth
  • Logo Placement on all event assets
  • Marketing inclusion on pre-event coverage, mailers, and website listings
  • 1 x inserts into delegate Goodie Bag
Room Sponsor
SGD $15,000
1 Sponsor Slot Only
  • 10 x Conference Passes
  • Solo Branding and Co-Curation of Experiential Room
  • Logo Placement on all event assets
  • Marketing and PR inclusion on pre-event coverage, mailers, and website listings
  • Stage mentions and video inclusion
  • Post-event mentions
  • 1 x inserts into delegate Goodie Bag
Breakfast Sponsor
SGD $8,000
1 Sponsor Slot Only
  • 6 x Conference Passes
  • Solo Branding as "Breakfast Sponsor"
  • Logo Placement on all event assets
  • Marketing and PR inclusion on pre-event coverage, mailers, and website listings
  • Stage mentions and video inclusion
  • Post-event mentions
  • 1 x inserts into delegate Goodie Bag
After Party Sponsor
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Customisable
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  • Key Branding as "After Party Sponsor"
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  • Marketing and PR inclusion on pre-event coverage, mailers, and website listings
  • 1 x inserts into delegate Goodie Bag

About the Organiser

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is a Singapore based events curation company founded on the spirit of generating experiences.

Latin for blank slate, Tabula Rasa is a philosophical theory stating that all humans are born without perceptions and expectations. Throughout life, we find meaning by experiencing and learning. Through curating knowledge-based and industry driven conferences, and designing campaigns and festivals with a good cause, Tabula Rasa shares experiences and builds communities.

Empiricon is a step further in this pursuit of knowledge and meaningful experiences.

Talk to us at empiricon@tabularasa.com.sg