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Theme: Finding your calling

Cyberjaya, Malaysia
July 6th, 2013

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Confirmed Speakers

  • Eugene Hennie
    Eugene Hennie describes himself as an ambitious, norm challenging, knowledge seeking, young professional. Born in New York City, he grew up in a fast paced environment. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in business management, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in telecom. Not long after, he realised that his job was not giving him the adventure and excitement that he wanted from life. He went on a soul searching trip in South America before ending up working as a project manager at Mindvalley in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Johnson Oei
    Johnson Oei is one of the pioneers of EPIC Homes, an initiative that focuses on building sustainable housing for underprivileged Malaysian communities. Coming from a background in business, Johnson’s endeavour into the world of social entrepreneurship began when him and his friends made a Facebook event calling for volunteers to help build a toilet and paint some Orang Asli houses. The project was immensely successful and quickly grew from there. Johnson believes that all of his companies’ doings must give back to society to make the world a better place.
  • Suzy Sulaiman
    Suzy is a trained architect with a flair for historical and cultural research involving local communities. She has worked with many local institutions and non-government organizations like National Visual Art Gallery (NVAG), University Sains Malaysia (USM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Arts-ED. Her works focuses on the convergence of community-building aspects through education, architecture and digital technology. She is also the managing director of DAM Interactive.
  • Wivina Belmonte
    At age 33, Wivina became the youngest person and only the second woman to run the London office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. As a TV news producer, she went around the world, covering global events from “the front row of history”; going to war zones in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, reporting on the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the Hong Kong handover, and as she puts it “seeing the world at its best – and worst”. Three careers and more than 100 countries later, she now lives in Kuala Lumpur and is UNICEF’s Representative in Malaysia.
  • Wong Ee Lynn
    Volunteer Extraordinaire Wong Ee Lynn once said that “volunteering empowers you to be the difference you want to see”. For years, the professionally trained lawyer has actively and extensively volunteered to be that difference for causes close to her heart, primarily animal welfare and environmental ones. The senior SPCA volunteer who started in 1996 has also been a member of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) since 2001. She started a personal animal rescue project called Project Second Chance 7 years ago. The list goes on. The extent of her activism and voluntary work done during her spare time would put most to shame.
  • Zikry Kholil
    Zikry Kholil is an MMU graduate who is the co-founder of a global movement called Incitement, a platform dedicated to encouraging people to stand up and take ownership of the world they live in and make a change for the better. Having lived around the world all his life, he describes himself as an extroverted, outspoken third culture kid who dares to dream big and envisions a prosperous life for humanity. Zikry has a tremendous passion for connecting with like-minded people and working with them towards a common goal.

Venue and Details

MPH Theater
MMU Cyberjaya
Cyberjaya, 63100

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Khalid Marbou
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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