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Key Note Speaker

Dr Jerome Joseph, CSP
CEO, The Global Brand Academy


Dr Jerome Joseph is Global Brand Thought Leader & Speaker who achieved the impressive distinction of being ranked Number 2 in the World in 2020 for Branding. He is the only Asian to make this list.  With his past experiences as a CEO & Board Member of a publicly-listed brand agency & group, Dr. Jerome brings real-life brand expertise to the stage blended with high impact brand led thought leadership. 

Dr Jerome Joseph is a best-selling Author of 8 books on Branding and has over 26 years of experience, having worked with over 1000 brands, including numerous notable Fortune 500 companies, in 37 countries. He has spoken to audiences of up to 5000 people on multiple stages across the world bringing his passion for branding through powerful frameworks and engaging stories.  

As an award-winning speaker, Dr Jerome brings of real-life consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies, global expertise, and proven speaking skills that make him a sought-after speaker in the market. In 2022, he was inducted into the Asia Speaker Hall of Fame for Lifetime achievements and expertise in Speaking. He is the youngest ever inductee.

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Dr. James Ong - Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII)

Founder and Managing Director,


Dr. James Ong is an entrepreneur and ecosystem builder with more than 35 years of tech industry experience. He founded Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII), a think tank advocating Sustainable AI for Humanity and is co-author of “AI for Humanity: Building A Sustainable AI for the Future” (ISBN: 9781394180301), to be published by Wiley. 


He is CEO of Origami Frontiers, a venture building firm, Venture Partner at Delight Capital and Adjunct Professor at SUTD and AI Mega Centre. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin specializing in AI for Governance and Business Process Automation.

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Ms Chan Sue Meng is Deputy Director of Sustainability and Capability-Building at UN Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) overseeing a team that develops and manages capability-building initiatives, encompassing training, trainer and alumni engagement, partnerships, thought-leadership publications, and conversations in sustainability.

She is also the trainer for the Enterprise Sustainability Programme - Foundations in Corporate Sustainability, a partnership with Enterprise Singapore.Sue Meng has 14 years experience in developing sustainability programmes and along with that,  20 years in stakeholder engagement and change management. 

She has served companies and NGOs in China, Malaysia and Singapore. Her journey in sustainability began in 2003 when she took a module in Alternative Development in Southeast Asia as part of her M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies.  She is a published author of an untold history of her hometown, Ipoh, and has built a marker trail based on this book to lead the way in responsible tourism.


Kimming Yap is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Creativeans, an interdisciplinary brand and design management consultancy headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Jakarta, Vancouver and Milan.
With over 15 years of experience in branding and design strategies, he has transformed brands across a broad range of industries including technology, retail, healthcare, beauty, food and beverage, furniture, industrial, and government.
Kimming’s works are a recipient of multiple design awards, and have been widely published and exhibited at international platforms such as Salone del Mobile, London Design Festival, and Triennale Design Museum.
He is also the co-author of branding book ‘Are You Brand Dead?’, and is currently an Executive Committee Member of Design Business Chamber Singapore, a Council Member of Singapore Manufacturing Federation and Chairman of Lifestyle IndustryGroup, an Enterprise Singapore Management Consultant, and a Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts.

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Johnathan Dorneles Francis or Big John as he is affectionately known has years of experience in marketing and advertising roles where he served as a copywriter and later on as a Strategy Consultant advising local and regional companies.
His role required him to formulate communications and branding strategies for companies seeking to re-brand or to expand overseas. His work with various industries such as fashion; pharmaceutical; architectural; music; and food and beverage, has allowed him to look at challenges from different perspectives. Johnathan’s portfolio of clients include notable brands such as Sentosa, DBS, Singtel, Ryde, Saniton, Mint Museum of Toys, Pokka, Campbell’s, Termi-mesh, CIAP Architects, Spring Maternity/Bove, TongMingXi, and Capitol Piazza.
He also serves on the board of directors of the Economy of Communion, a movement which works towards promoting economic activity that serves real human needs, and it is a concrete attempt to address acute social problems by creating businesses that are integral parts of their communities. Johnathan also holds a Master in Business Administration.


Llewellan Vance - Visionary Tech Leader & Startup Catalyst emerges as an accomplished and dynamic leader at the forefront of enterprise innovation and the transformation of startups into scaleups for Huawei in Singapore. 

Renowned for his remarkable contributions to nurturing innovation, guiding burgeoning companies, and fostering valuable industry connections, his profound impact is undeniable. 

With a multifaceted background steeped in incubator leadership, strategic partnerships, and entrepreneurial mentorship, he wields substantial influence, consistently propelling businesses towards triumphant outcomes.


Mr. Toshitaka Uemura is the Corporate Senior Vice President and Division President of the Professional Print Business Headquarters at Konica Minolta, Inc., with a close to 40-year tenure in the printing industry. 


During the early years of his service, Mr. Uemura optimized analog printing using innovative technologies like Computer-to-Film (CtF), Computer-to-Plate (CtP), and digital proofing. In his subsequent role, he continued to champion the shift to digital printing through advanced toner and inkjet technologies, contributing to the industry's ongoing digital transformation. 


With 17 years of global leadership roles in Europe and the United States, Mr. Uemura now leads Konica Minolta's professional print business. His mission is to establish a sustainable print supply chain, enhancing print's value while reducing waste and transportation costs. He is also actively engaged in expanding digital printing in the realm of industrial printing, where digitalization has remained relatively limited. His visionary approach and dedication to pushing the boundaries of digital print technologies continue to shape the industry's future.

Introducing our emcee, Steve Dawson


Steve is a consummate host of sporting and non-sporting events, driving content, awards, panel discussions and interviews.


At ESPN / Star Sports, Steve anchored Formula 1 for 8 years, while also helming the lead anchor role for the channel’s flagship news shows SportsCenter Asia and SportsCenter India. He was also an occasional presenter of English Premier League football. When ESS became Fox Sports, Steve was the main presenter of Fox Sports Central, the channel’s sports news show, before becoming their sole live football host, presenting the Bundesligia, AFC Champions League and AFC Cup football, plus a football magazine show, Fox Sports FC.


Steve has also anchored the 2012 Olympics, content that ONE Championship has created since its inception, as well as providing commentary for the J-League, FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, world championship boxing, mixed martial arts, numerous motor racing series, tennis, golf, athletics, volleyball, archery and table tennis.


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Day 1 - 9 November 2023 
Raffles City Convention Centre

Congress Programme
0800    Registration
0900    Opening Address by Ms Josephine Low, PMAS President

0910    Opening Address by Guest of Honour, Mr Gary Goh, Deputy CEO e2i
0920    Keynote Presentation: Dr Jerome Joseph, Winning in a Disruptive Landscape
1010    Presentation: Mr Yap Kimming, Differentiation through Branding
1050    Morning Tea Break
1120    Presentation: Dr James Ong, Artificial Intelligence - Threat or Opportunity to Printers

1200    Presentation: Ms Chan Sue Meng, Sustainability Practise wins Businesses
1230    Lunch Break
1400    Presentation: Mr Llewellan Vance, Design Thinking - Reinventing of Printers
1440    Presentation: Mr Toshitaka Uemura, Pri
nt Trends
1510    Panel Discussion: The Future of Print

1610    Presentation: Mr Jonathan Francis, Death and Resurrection: A Company's Journey
1650    Closing Address by Ms Josephine Low, PMAS President
1700    Cocktail, Networking and Mini Exhi
1900    Asian Print Awards Dinner

*Topics may be subject to change

Day 2 - 10 November 2023 
Customised Site Visits

On Day 2 of the event, Friday 10 November 2023, we have lined up a host of interesting site visits for you to choose. From visiting print houses to equipment supplier’s premises seeing the latest technology available. We have also included fun filled local day tours for you to explore the beauty of Singapore as seen below. 

Option A


In a new era for the industry, where stories and experiences are brought to life through colourful, creative designs and detailed textures, the demand for versatility, creativity and efficiency continues to grow. How do print businesses leverage on their current expertise and tap on the latest print technologies to meet everchanging market needs?


Join us, and glean insights and innovative methodologies that could ignite print possibilities:

  • Hear firsthand from Mr. Aaron Lim, Managing Director of Refine Printing on how he grew the company from a small stationery printer to an established and reliable multi-faceted printer with extensive experience in digital, offset, and large format printing.

  • From Screen to Print to Life: Hands-on Session with Mr. Mike Ebrahim, IP Product Marketing Manager from Konica Minolta


An exclusive sneak peek into Digital Embellishment Masterclass - Volume 1: 3D Spot UV & Digital Foil Technology

  • Networking Lunch


Ready to embrace new techniques, create unique customer experiences and conquer new markets? Register now!


Meet Kodak @ Refine Printing Singapore 2023

Where we will Demonstrate Cutting-Edge Prepress and Print Technologies

You are invited to attend Kodak’s open house at Refine Printing Singapore on November 10th 2023 from 12:00pm to 15:00pm. 


At the Kodak Open House, we will demonstrate Cutting-Edge Prepress and Print Technologies.  Join us to see live demos of the TRENDSETTER 800 Platesetter, MAGNUS 800 Platesetter , SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates and PRINERGY Workflow Solutions. 

To create greater profit margins for your business Kodak continues to innovate and develop new products and services which help commercial, publication and packaging printers.

We are looking forward to meet you at our open house. 

Register Now


Option B

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Cyber established since 1976, has been serving the printing industry in the region to help printers to progress by providing innovative quality and productive machinery for them to meet all challenges ahead. As in many businesses, there are challenges, our aim is to turn these challenges to opportunities.

At Cyber, we have arranged a wide range of top binding machines for your bookbinding needs. In addition, we are organising a ZOOM link to Horizon Innovation Park, Kyoto, Japan, for more exhibits


Participants will also be visiting Times Printers, one of the leading and oldest printers in Singapore, to see the Ryobi/RMGT 8-colours 4/4 printing presses, equipped with the latest state of the art, inline RMGT PQS-D (Printing Quality Control System), consisting of printing density tracking function, automatic register adjustment and quality inspection function.


Option C


Innovation Never Stops at FUJIFILM Business Innovation’s Customer Experience Centre

The mission of the Customer Experience Centre (CEC) in Singapore is to demonstrate and inspire businesses to confidently embrace the challenges and opportunities in the Future of Print.  Of the more than 2,500 customers that have visited the CEC since it’s opening in 2021, 35% have visited multiple times to enjoy a multitude of experiences.
At the CEC, we offer a full range of digital print technology and end-to-end solutions within a print service provider’s value chain including Variable Data Printing, hyper-personalization, colour management across hybrid environments, and Web-to-Print e-Commerce Solutions.  A key feature of all CEC experiences includes future innovation discussions around key topics and trends such as workflow automation, sustainability, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
We look forward to welcoming you at the CEC on the 10th of November to discover the difference that FUJIFILM delivers.  Your customised CEC experience will take approximately two hours and will include a multi-channel experience that is certain to delight, along with the opportunity to view the digital cut-sheet portfolio and learn more about what the future holds with our range of industrial toner and inkjet technologies, including B2 and label presses.  Your experience is further enhanced as you will be surrounded by a wide collection of award-winning “real-world” print applications that inspire the Future of Print.


SPH Media is Asia's leading media organisation with operations across major news titles and lifestyle content, served through omnichannel platforms.


Ever wondered how your newspaper is produced, gets printed and arrives at your door by breakfast time?

Join us for a rare look inside News Centre and Print Centre, one of Asia’s largest printing plants and be guided through the various editorial, prepress, printing processes and operations. Marvel at each six-storey high German press which can roll out 80,000 copies of newspaper per hour.

Newspapers still have an important function to keep the community informed and SPH Media is proud to fulfil this responsibility.


Option D

Private Singapore Tours 


Registration for this option has been closed.


Congress Venue

The International Print Congress will be held at Raffles City Convention Centre, Level 4, Canning and Padang Ballroom.

80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Recommended Hotel

Fairmont Singapore

80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Swissotel The Stamford

2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882


Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar

33 Jalan Afifi, Singapore 409180

Aqueen Prestige Hotel Lavender

178 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207577


To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in touch

Print & Media Association, Singapore

Address: 627A Aljunied Road, Biztech Centre, #04-07, Singapore 389842

Telephone: +65 6336 4227 


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International Print Congress

November 9-10th 2023

Raffles City Convention Centre

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