Upcoming Events

Nanyang Business School (NBS) Focus Point: How to Build a Strong Brand and Stay on Top using Neuromarketing

Wednesday, 20 Jun, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
The Great Room, One George Street Building

In today’s crowded marketplace, brands have to try harder than ever before to stand out from their competitors and build solid relationships with their consumers. In an environment where success or failure can reside with a few brief words on social media, brands need to stay highly attuned to the constantly shifting needs and expectations of their customers. At this NBS Focus Point, you will learn from Professor Gemma Anne Calvert of NBS about the latest developments in neuromarketing, from effective machine-based lie-detectors to web-based attention monitors, and tinder-type apps that can uncover people’s unconscious attitudes and biases on mobile devices. Successful brands understand the market, great brands get deep inside consumer’s brains and anticipate the future. Learn how you can do this too by leveraging on brain science.

Cost: $20 per NBS/NTU Alumnus, $40 per CFA/DUAL Member, $70 per Guest

RSVP: http://web.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/eNewsletter/NBSFocusPoint_20180613/index.html

Contact: Adeline (adelinelim@ntu.edu.sg / 6908 1946)

Note: Date change to Wed, 20 Jun 2018.

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DUAL Drinks - hosted by LSE

Thursday, 21 Jun, 2018 19:00 - 22:00
Barnacles, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House

Do come down and join us for our monthly DUAL Drinks (3rd Thursday) at a venue with a great view! It will be a wonderful time to relax, catch up with old friends and meet new people! LSE will be hosting June's DUAL Drinks - come and meet their alums!

Cost: Cash Bar. Happy Hour

RSVP: Just Come! No need to RSVP!

Contact: Questions: please email Hau Yee at hauyee.ng@gmail.com

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Blockchain Pt2: Enterprise

Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2018 18:30 - 22:00
1 Marina Blvd, #21-00, Singapore 018989

This event is organized by the alumni associations of Cornell, Columbia, HKUST, Berkeley, Harvard, NYU, Oxford, Northwestern, University of London and INSEAD.

Since 2014, different industries, from finance, to medicine, to entire supply chains, and yes, even the music industry, have found applications for the technology, whether it be for trading securities, smart contracts, digital currencies or record keeping. Join our distinguished panelists for a detailed discussion on a few of these topics.

Panelists: Vito Chin – Microsoft – Technical Lead for Special Projects

Varun Mittal – ASEAN Fintech lead for E&Y Singapore

Joe Duncan – Senior Advisor to Sqreem Technologies

Dipesh Sukhani – Co-Founder of Indorse.io


Cost: $20 including dinner and refreshments

RSVP: blockchainsg.peatix.com

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DUAL LGBT Drinks - 27 June 2018 (DATE CHANGE)

Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2018 18:30 - 21:30
Wine Connection, 25 Church Street, #01-01 Capital Square 3, Singapore 049482

DUAL LGBT is DUAL's arm for members and allies of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We're having drinks (and food if you'd like) at Wine Connection at Capital Square in the CBD. The venue's number is +65 6438 0258 if you have any difficulty finding it. We'll be at a corner outdoors. Come by yourself, or with others ; we're a welcoming bunch! We also have a Facebook (secret) group, where events get posted quicker. To join, please send a friend request with a message to https://www.facebook.com/007AnnaTan

RSVP: Email "Yes" to dual.lgbt@gmail.com

Contact: dual.lgbt@gmail.com

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Professor's Lecture with Martin Gargiulo on Informal Networks & Career Progression

Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Crescent Singapore 138676

Join us as Professor Martin Gargiulo discusses Informal Networks and Career Progression. Martin Gargiulo is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He earned his PhD in Sociology at Columbia University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Uruguay's national university. Professor Gargiulo has taught MBA and executive audiences in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. His teaching focuses on informal networks, leadership, influence without authority, and on the management of change in organisations. He teaches an advanced PhD seminar on theory and methods of social network analysis. In executive education, he is particularly interested in the development of high-potential executives. He currently directs the High Impact Leadership Programme, and has designed and directed programmes targeted to high-potential managers for leading multinational firms.

Cost: DUAL & INSEAD Non-NAA members and a guest each: $45

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/professors-lecture-with-martin-gargiulo-tickets-46352592853

Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.edu

Professor Gargiulo studies the formation of social networks and its effects on performance in business organisations. His research has appeared in leading academic journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and the Academy of Management Journal, as well as in several books and other reputed journals. His most recent research focuses on the effect of knowledge exchange networks on the performance of global investment bankers, as well as the dynamics of informal collaboration among software engineers. He designed a widely-used online assessment tool to measure the social capital of an executive’s informal network.

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Trip to Malacca with King’s College London

Saturday, 30 Jun, 2018 08:00 - Sunday, 01 Jul, 2018 21:00

Come join us for a trip back in time in amiable company as the combined King’s College London alumni societies of Singapore and Malaysia take you on a weekend trip to Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 1400, Malacca has a rich and diverse history, with Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences – many of which can still be seen today. Have you been curious about old Malacca? Learn about the origins of Malacca and experience it first hand as we take you on a tour of the cultural heart of Malacca.

Cost: To be determined, but roughly SGD250 for one night stay hotel and return coach fare, excluding meals and drinks.

RSVP: Places are limited to 30 and are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact George/Emerik at emerik@georgehwangllc.com to sign up by Fri 18th June 2018 or for more information.

Contact: George/Emerik at emerik@georgehwangllc.com

Some of the places of interest that we will stop at include: - The private Peranakan Chee Mansion, built by the first chairman of the Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation - A dinner at a Chinese Mansion in Bukit Cina - Heeren Street (the residential heart of old Malacca where beautifully preserved shophouses still stand) - Jonker Street (the shopping and entertainment district of Malacca) Of course, the trip will not be complete without partaking of the local Peranakan cuisine for which Malacca is famous! The trip will begin in Singapore and includes an overnight stay at a hotel (two options are available, please enquire). Transport to and from Singapore can be arranged with the others going from Singapore. Departure Date: 30 June 2018 Departure Time: morning. Precise time tbc. Return Date: 1 July 2018 Estimated time for journey between Singapore and Malacca is 3 hours.

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World Cities Summit 2018

Sunday, 08 Jul, 2018 09:00 - Thursday, 12 Jul, 2018 18:00
Singapore, Sands Expo & Convention Centre at the Marina Bay Sands

The World Cities Summit (WCS) would like to invite members of the Distinguished Universities Alumni League (DUAL) to this year’s Summit. WCS 2018 will explore how cities can be more liveable and resilient through better governance and planning, technology and social innovations, as well as collaborations with various stakeholders and with other cities. WCS is a platform for knowledge sharing and an opportunity for alumni members to dialogue with city and industry leaders from around the world. Over 500 mayors, city leaders and industry representatives have confirmed their participation

Cost: We are pleased to extend a 20% discounted rate (discount code: ACA20) to WCS 2018 conference and premium passes for all DUAL members.

RSVP: http://www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg/registration-details

Contact: Questions, please contact Michael Koh at Michael_KOH@mnd.gov.sg

For more info, please visit http://www.worldcitiessummit.com.sg/

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NBS Focus Point in Hong Kong: Leading Across Cultures

Monday, 09 Jul, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Conrad Hong Kong, Hennessy Room (Level 7)

With the growing globalisation in today’s economy, global leaders inevitably have to lead teams of diverse cultures. It is essential for top leaders to equip themselves with cross-cultural management skills to maximise organisation performance and results. Join us at NBS Focus Point in Hong Kong this July, as Professor Guido Gianasso, NBS Associate Dean for Corporate Engagement and Relations, shares his insights on global leadership across cultures. Professor Guido is a leading expert in global leadership and human resources with over thirty years of management and teaching experience in the Education, Security, Aviation and Banking sectors as well as with the World Bank and United nations. Take this opportunity to hear thought-provoking views and insights from Professor Guido.

Cost: Complimentary for NBS/NTU Alumni, S$40 per CFA/DUAL Member, S$90 per Guest

RSVP: http://web.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/eNewsletter/NBSFocusPointHK_201807/index.html

Contact: Adeline (adelinelim@ntu.edu.sg / 6908 1946)

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NBS Focus Point in Jakarta: Business Opportunities in Indonesia and Rest of ASEAN

Thursday, 02 Aug, 2018 19:00 - 21:00

As Asia is taking a more dominant role in the global market, NBS Focus Point will be looking beyond China and India to focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organisation of ten Southeast Asian countries and is the world’s fifth-largest economy. Join us to find out more about business growth opportunities in ASEAN.

Cost: Complimentary for NBS/NTU Alumni, $40 per CFA/DUAL Member, $90 per Guest

RSVP: http://web.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/eNewsletter/NBSFocusPointJakarta_201808/index.html

Contact: Adeline (adelinelim@ntu.edu.sg / 6908 1946)

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Mindfulness: Leveraging Neuroscience for Leadership & Performance

Thursday, 23 Aug, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Crescent Singapore 138676

Leadership is challenging, requiring not only delivery on KPIs, but also a great depth of self-awareness, self-management and understanding of interpersonal relationship dynamics. Mindfulness as part of leadership development has become very popular, but what kind of mindfulness is effective, and how does it actually work? Join us for this practical workshop where you will explore the neuroscience behind mindfulness and self-management to: Learn about your brain’s operating system. Understand how women’s and men’s brains are different. Experiment with simple techniques to gain greater awareness of limiting thoughts, emotions and behaviours to overcome roadblocks that stand in your way. Understand how to rewire your brain. Experience a hands-on mindfulness practice to start embodying new beliefs and behaviours to drive performance at work, at home, and at play.

Cost: DUAL & INSEAD Non-NAA members and a guest each: $45

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/mindfulness-leveraging-neuroscience-for-leadership-performance-tickets-46831739995

Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.edu

The event will be facilitated by Avalyn Lim, INSEAD EMBA 2014, a NeuroChangeSolutions® Consultant and coach on INSEAD’s Executive programs as well as the new MBA Personal Leadership Development Program.

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