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Theme: Breaking Barriers

This event occurred on
June 4, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)
Serdang, Selangor

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Auditorium Jurutera
UPM Faculty of Engineering
43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Serdang, Selangor, 43400
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Neela Mehan

Senior lecturer
He is a scholar-practitioner. Former Deputy CEO of Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB), a corporatized company under the Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia. now residing as a Senior lecturer in UPM’s Faculty of Economics and Management, specialized in HRM and HRD. He is immensely passionate about developing the youth. Mehan is a Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapist and also a certified Interstrength 16 Types™ Personality Profiler.

Ariffin Marzuki bin Mokhtar

Consultant Anesthesiologist
with over 20 years of experience in the medical field, Doc Ariffin is an esteemed physician (Cardiac anesthesia) and Critical Care Certified Professional in Health Management and Systems (CPHIMS).

Asra Faris

Bachelors Student
A passionate young student, and survivor of war, Faris is an advocate for peace, understanding, and tolerance. Facing the repercussion of conflict personally she perceives the concerns and consequences of the conflict in the Middle East at a subjective, intimate and personal manner; Asraa believes that trough understanding and communication conflict resolution can be achieved.

Christophe Wiart

General Secretary for the Asian Society of Pharmacognosy. Editor in Chief for The Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy. Author
Associate Professor Dr. Christophe Wiart PharmD, PhD, ASP; is the General Secretary for the Asian Society of Pharmacognosy, and the Editor in Chief for The Asian Journal of Pharmacognosy. with over 16 years of experience in studying the medicinal plants of India, Southeast Asia and China. He has Collected, identified and classified several hundred species of medicinal plants, and is regarded as the most prominent authority in the field of Asian ethnopharmacology, chemotaxonomy and ethnobotany.

Emmanuel Balami

PhD Candidate
With over ten years of experience working as an educator and researcher, Balami is an intellectual innovator, studying in Distinction Maths & Computer. He believes in the power of innovative thinking and is an advocate for Human Resource management with a deep passion for conserving Resources and Protecting the Planet. Balami was awarded the winner of the smarter planet project 2015.

Getrude Johnson Navis

Over the past years, she has been actively involved in conducting corporate training courses and worked with a large International Bank for 15 years. She won the ‘Great Performer Award’ twice whilst serving in the banking industry.

Jacky Cheng

Businessman. Author. Trainer
'Dare to dream. Never Give Up. Do or die' These words will describe Jacky Cheng best. From humble beginnings, he managed to achieve financial freedom by the age of 27. Finding his passion to transform people's life, he had been actively educating people from all walks of life. He has impacted more than 300000 people across Asia and Europe, with his dynamic way of educating and sharing. a visionary, & an idealist, He had always been thinking out of the box, challenging himself and his students to achieve the impossible, breaking limits and defying odds

Mahaletchumy Arujanan

Executive Director Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)
Dr. Mahaletchumy Arujanan is the Executive Director of Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC) and Editor-in-Chief of The Petri Dish- the first science newspaper in Malaysia. Maha is listed as the worlds 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American Worldview 2015. She is also listed in the honorific list of Women in Biotechnology Law and Regulation as part of Biotechnology Law Report 2015 published by Mary Ann Liebert Inc, among 23 other women scientists and lawyers. Maha won the 2010 Third World Academy of Science Regional Prize for Public Understanding of Science for East, Southeast Asia and Pacific Region.

Maher Ibrahim Sameen

PhD Candidate
A PhD candidate, Maher is passionate about mathematics and the power of numbers. Woth research focusing on improving and developing new methods for extracting information from remote sensing data, he Studies understanding geometry using advanced sensing techniques.

Majidah Hashim

Founder & CEO of Seven Tea One
Majidah Hashim is Founder and CEO of Seven Tea One, a social enterprise with a mission to alleviate poverty through economic empowerment and education. She is also currently the Director of Measurements and Reporting for the UN Global Compact Malaysia Network. Majidah has headed Sustainability, CR and CSR departments for various MNCs and GLCs in Malaysia for over ten years. She is a Certified Sustainability Report Specialist (CSRS) and Assurer (CSRA) and co-author of the GRI Airport Sector Supplement (AOSS), currently the most widely used sustainability reporting framework for airports used in the world today. Majidah is an environmentalist and a fan of Futurism, Emerging Technologies, Disruptive Innovation and Urban Farming. Majidah is inclined towards visual and performing arts and regularly contributes to the theater industry as a playwright, libretto, director and actor.

Matthias Gelber

Founder of Eco Warriors Malaysia
A passionate advocate of green living. Equipped with a Masters in Environmental Science from Brunel University in the UK, he is the Founder of Eco Warriors Malaysia, a community movement focused on taking positive action to combat climate change. In 2008, he was voted ‘Greenest Person on the Planet’ by 3rdWhale in Canada. Matthias lives without a car and a monthly USD$10 electricity bill. He is an environmental activist, innovator, and author.

Mushtak Alatabi

Pro Vice Chancellor- Strategy Taylor's University. Founder & President - The Technopreneurship Institute
Professor Mushtak Alatabi is a Mechanical Engineering expert , author, trainer and consultant. He is strong willed, visionary, and innovative individual who thrives on converting challenges into opportunities. He is a passionate educator and engineer who always believes in the innate potential each individual has. He ultimately dedicates his work to the achievement of the human potential. Mushtak has led a number of educational initiatives including pioneering Project Based Learning and CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate) framework in Malaysia. He also developed and delivered the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Malaysia in March 2013 and pioneered the use of MOOCs for corporate training and human development.

xavier Lim

Engineering Student
Xavier is an engineering student with a passion and curiosity about how things work. With an interest in creating new invention and new ideas for better life styles. He believe that every weaknesses can be turned into strength, and that approaches to innovation in creating and developing is not only applicable to things, but can also be a perception towards life.

Zainah Anwar

NGO Leader
Zainah Anwar is the co-founder of two ground-breaking women's rights groups, Sisters in Islam in Malaysia and Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. She is a passionate advocate for women's rights in Islam, and argues for the possibility and necessity of equality and justice for women living in Muslim contexts.

Zamira Kumar

Bachelors Student
Zemira is a conservative soul that believes that the state of the mind is always on a constant battle in finding its own value. Completing her Diploma in English Language, Zemira wishes to begin her interest in writing and hopes that one day, her soul would be able to obtain the answers that are left hanging in life.

Organizing team


Kajang, Selangor , Malaysia


Serdang, Malaysia
  • Chyna Yong
  • JQ Fan
  • Maryam Almiskry
    Post production
  • Meishaleny David
  • Rahma AlMuqbali
  • Taz Islam