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This event occurred on
August 31, 2011
7:00pm - 11:30pm +08
(UTC +8hrs)

Clarke Quay, the hub of singapore nightlife is buzzing with life and activity. The waterfront godowns play host to a colourful kaleidoscope of restaurants, wine bars and entertainment spots.
Bringing together a community of innovative and socially conscious residents of Singapore, TEDxCQ aims to celebrate the spirit of sharing ideas through a unique after hours event.

Inspiring entrepreneurs and starting conversations, TEDxCQ, is the first ever after-hours TEDx event being organized in Asia. It is expected to expose, connect and celebrate people from all walks of life. From aspiring entrepreneurs and students to scientist and executives, TEDxCQ is of value to all.

Clarke Quay
3A River Valley Road
Singapore, 179020
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Michael Smith

Michael is a part of a virtual team focused on the Emerging Markets growth for Yahoo!. He determines which product strategies will benefit Yahoo! in dynamic markets like Southeast Asia, India, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East. Michael also works with the Yahoo Developer Network in Asia Pacific. He is the evangelist for open platforms and Yahoo!’s APIs. At TEDxCQ Michael along with his brother Christopher would be giving us a brief idea on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore.

J C Sum

J C Sum is a Singaporean illusionist and illusion designer. Nicknamed "The Thinking Man's Magician", J C is one of the most highly regarded illusionists and illusion designers from Asia. AsiaOne named him as "one of the most celebrated illusionists in Asia. In July 2009, J C was awarded the coveted Merlin Award for "Most Original Illusionist 2009" by the International Magicians Society. At TEDxCQ, J C would be giving us a peek into the mind of a magician.

Tay Guanhin

Since joining JWT in 2005 as Regional Executive Creative Director, Guan Hin has made history by being the first South-East Asian creative to be inducted into the JWT Worldwide Creative Council for his outstanding work. As a much sought-after judge, he has shared his views at Cannes Lions. His insightful thoughts and infectious enthusiasm have made him a popular speaker. On top of his position as JWT’s Regional Executive Creative Director, Guan Hin is currently the Global ECD of Lux, Unilever, a role that allows his boundless imagination to continue to push boundaries.

Paul Dunn

Paul Dunn is the marketing guru behind the success of many ground-breaking business ventures. People call him 'Wizard of WOW' because Paul is about turning normal into abnormal - ordinary into extraordinary. Paul has been travelling around the world - speaking, mentoring and inspiring hundreds of thousands business people for over 30 years. He is also one of the founders of B1G1 (Buy1GIVE1) initiative.

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