A discussion on the advantages of
starting operations in Singapore



3:00 to 6:00 PM // 29TH MAY 2018 // ROBINSON’S CYBER SIGMA


Hosted by:


Build your Business: The Singapore Movement


As a global superpower, Singapore continues to take the lead in attracting global investors and companies in doing business within its jurisdiction. With a tech-friendly market and a strong talent pool, starting and expanding businesses in Singapore has become a popular option for start-up enterprises and established multinational corporations around the world.

But even with these overwhelming opportunities present, penetrating an unfamiliar market requires thorough discussion and study. It brings up concerns regarding culture, government policies, and new business processes. With foreign direct investments moving towards the lucrative ASEAN market, it is noteworthy to examine how companies can prepare in entering a booming economy like Singapore and using it as a springboard to penetrate Asia and the world.

Join the discussion!

Attendance was complimentary, but was open only to executive decision makers of prominent firms in Manila, and was subject by approval.

Applications are now closed.

The Panelists

Eric Chin

Eric has extensive experience of working with local SMEs/Corporates as well as Regional Headquarters/Subsidiaries of international MNCs based in Singapore and across the APAC region. With 11 years of track record as a corporate banker along with a sound understanding of most type of businesses, his expertise lies in corporate structuring for startups and mature MNCs, as well as advisory in areas of debts and fund raising. Before joining In.Corp Group, he has held senior and management roles with OCBC and HSBC.

Group Head, Business Development
In.Corp Group

Kathryna Manalo

Kathryna Manalo brings with her 20 years experience in business development in the areas of retail & corporate banking, information technology, telecommunications  and business solutions.  Graduated from St. Scholastica’s College in Manila with a degree in Marketing.  She pursued her studies earning an MBA degree at Ateneo Graduate School of Business

She started her career in relationship management and business development with BPI and international banks  Chinatrust and HSBC.  She further enhanced her skill in territory expansion for PGE Business Solutions Pte Ltd, an IT company in Singapore and expanded in other Southeast Asian countries.

Under her leadership in the International Operations of Potato Corner, she opened Singapore as the brand’s international hub in the global market.  Potato Corner is set to conquer the Asean territory with their store openings in Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar in 2018.

Today, Potato Corner has over 170 stores in Australia, USA, Indonesia, Panama, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Kuwait, Vietnam, Singapore and over 1,100 stores in the Philippines.

General Manager
Potato Corner International Operations Group

Carlos Camacho

Fundnel is a licensed private investment platform that offers unlisted securities in growth and pre-IPO stage companies across industries to a qualified network of investors, comprising of both professional corporate venture, private equity, venture capital funds, family offices, angel investor networks and individually accredited investors actively looking to diversify their current portfolio. Total deal origination value on Fundnel’s network exceeds US$100m with 24 transactions completed to date.

Head of Investments Development

Eugene Yam

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry and is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation and talent.

The EDB works with companies by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments, as well as their transformation and growth initiatives.

They also work closely with other Singapore government agencies to constantly improve the pro-business environment, and ensure that industries are supported by globally competitive workforce through talent development.

Regional Director
Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

Paul Tan

Paul’s 25-year career in accounting includes extensive exposure to audit and assurance, tax advisory and investigation, internal audit and corporate recovery. More recently, he was the lead consultant for several Spring Singapore-supported business consulting engagements. He has been a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) since 1995 and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 1996. Paul is also a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax and GST), an Approved Liquidator and Practicing Management Consultant. Prior to joining InCorp Group, he was the Founding Partner and Managing Director of CA Trust Group, a full-fledged professional services group. Paul currently serves as an independent director on the Boards of four Singapore public listed companies; Sin Ghee Huat Corporation Ltd, Serial System Ltd, Second Chance Properties Ltd and China Sunsine Chemical Holdings Ltd.

Group Head, Accounting Advisory
In.Corp Group

Hosted by In.Corp, In.Corp Live was set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for executive decision makers of prominent firms in Manila to discuss, debate and share experiences over good food. Aperitif’s famous designer grazing tables will be served at the cocktail reception.

Learn more about Aperitif

Aperitif Catering was founded last August 2016 by entrepreneur Karla Zulueta. With a passion for entertaining guests at home and styling food, she started selling cheese and cold cuts platters carefully curated and styled with an artistic flair. She then discovered the culture of grazing, a term used in food preparation commonly found in Australia and from there the grazing tables were born. Every box and table are now served “grazing” style, meant to be for sharing with loved ones and guests.

You can find some pictures and videos of past events on our Instagram: All discussion abide strictly by Chatham House Rules.

On the day

3:00 pm

Registration, Networking, and Cocktails


4:30 pm

Speech by EDB


5:00 pm

Presentation by In.Corp Global’s Group CEO, Atin Bhutani


5:15 pm

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A


6:00 pm


The Venue

The Host


In.Corp Group is Singapore’s leading corporate solutions and consultancy company, with presence in multiple countries and serving thousands of clients in Asia. The Group has 20 years of know-how in company incorporation, statutory compliance, accounting, taxation, immigration, recruitment and consultancy. In.Corp is recognized as the official Corporate Services Partner of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE)  and the Connections Concierge Partner of the Singapore Government’s Economic Development Board (EDB).

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