44 guests invited for 44th celebration of life, friendship and opportunities – Andrew Chow

Business and Pleasure Mixer

These 8 pictures were taken within 3 min and I myself am amazed of the different kind of hand gesture I can create :)

( The left froggy was done by the wonderful staff of Jean Tan from Aago Pte Ltd :D)

Background:

I can’t remember the last time i organised a networking event for business friends whom I know for opportunities. I can remember the last time I celebrated my birthday in a party was 23 years ago when I turned 21. I couldn’t decide what to organise and end up doing a hybrid event – Business and Pleasure Mixer on 18 Feb 2011.

Details: My email invitation in a previous post

Sponsors:

Venue : Smartspace Singapore - a multidisciplinary co-working space based in Singapore. We aim to provide a zero to launch platform in Singapore for student entrepreneurs, start ups and non-profit organizations by taking care of their work space, office furnishing and business support services for their core business at an affordable cost.

  • 3 distinct zones.
  • Infinite ideas.
  • Infinite SmartSpace.

The gentleman in white is Mr Michael Zhan, the founder of Smartspace Singapore, giving a quick overview of Vision, Mission and future direction of the company. Michael is also a lawyer by training.

Wine : Angels Share Wines Pte Ltd - Angels’ Share Wines specialises in sweet, sparkling and sophisticated wines. Ancient winemakers believe that as wines age in barrels, a magical process occurs. When some of the wine evaporates, an Angel accepts it as her share, and in return, imparts many lovely, sophisticated flavours into the remaining wine.

Theme: Business and Pleasure Mixer

This nice balloon is a gift from my friend - Rachel Lee

Some of my guests captured on photo deserve special mention :

Min Zhen – a wonderful and bubbly up and coming top agent in DTL Property Network Pte Ltd, she can be contacted at minzhen75@gmail.com. She is someone I have known for 8 years and had numerous corporate experiences with leading banks of Singapore.

David Wee – CEO & Founder at Asia Speakers Bureau (ASB), David Wee can tell you how to improve corporate entrepreneurship in the New future, create new space in a crowded market, lead by serving, and let your business achieve the highest level of growth with more vibrant workplace.

Sophia Lim & Rachel Minn Lee, are consulting managers (Executive Search) of Anverson Consulting Pte Ltd

L1 : Eric Chan, Account Manager of Nanyang Tech Pte Ltd which specialises in IT Support, PC Sales/Rental and Trade-in/repair.

L2 : Charlene Ng, Business Manager of Star Fish Net

L3 : Au Yeong Yuen Mun, Strategist in Hospitality Star, a eUniversity.

George Wong – WineMBA, Founder of Wine Lovers’ Club, often described as “God of Wine” by local media. He is one of the most sought after speaker for wine in business and social events.

Gin Wong – A Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger who enjoys and love life at the beautiful moment, staying happy and constantly looking out for beauty remedy with a mixed of FUN and APPRECIATION to gorgeous things around. She is also one of the 3 lucky winners of a bottle of Moscato. Gin is the proud owner 0f Blog – Ginevi

Left : Ezen Ho – Manager of Eroma Marketing, a business for SPA, Beauty and Wellness.

Right : Yvonne Lim – Event Manager of Smartspace Singapore, she is a highly efficient event planner and organiser.

Aaron Koh – Business Development Manager of Taggo Pte Ltd, a social media channel for facebook fan recognition.

Left : Aik Boon, CEO of Crazy Bid, a online auction business. Right : Ellen Shi Min, Founder of Smart Translation, a professional multi-language translation agency.

Left 1 : Ocean Wang, the most under-rated oil painting artist in Singapore. She produced 3 oil on canvas portrait for F1 drivers in 2010 for Charity auction. Yes! she also produced 2 oil paintings of 2 Andrew Chows

Left 2 : Valerie Song, the founder of Match Resources Pte Ltd, which does ‘match great companies with great people’ and naturally ‘great people with great companies’ on a daily basis.

Left 1 : Kim Chua, Team Manager of Walton International Group (S) Pte Ltd

Right 2 : Teck Beng, Director of Performance Leadership.

Right 1 : Kent Chan, Asst Associate Manager of PropNex

Right 1 : Gavin Choo, Business Development Director of Chris Cooper Group. Together we manage the biggest family entertainment show in Singapore – Walking with Dinosaurs in 2010.

Right 2 : Richard Chew, a volunteer in Corporate Communication for Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS)

Left 2 : Serene Pan, Vice Director of Biz Asia, serenepan@gmail.com

Right 1 : Prasanna Srinivasan, the Senior Consultant of Skynapse, a Microsoft Technologies Solutions Provider. His company was the consultant to develop the website of Romancing Singapore.

Nazran Ahmad, is the producer of SUPER, dealing with events, productions and design. Nazran has helped me to co-organise many social events for singles including Dating@Sea in 2007

Douglas Quek, the Account Manager of Signetique IT Pte Ltd

Anita Ho, Programme Manager of Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA)

Right 2 : Rina Neoh, Co-Founder and Director of Mercatus Capital

Lady at centre : Jean Tan, a lawyer by training but a Brand Consultant in practise. She is the managing director of Aago Pte Ltd.
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I gave out 20 copies of my book in final draft. “Romancing the Media” is a business book written for the SME by the SME, equipping business owners with management skills and social media strategy.

The winners of Moscato : Aaron, Gin and Kent

Proudly sponsored by Angels Share Wines Pte Ltd


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Effective Social Media Strategies (Case Studies)


I am invited to speak on the “Effective Social Media Strategies” on 31 Jan – 2 Feb at the Social Media Enterprise Forum in Dubai, UAE.

Effective Social Media Strategies
• Fan recognition vs Fan acquisition
- Taggo.me – new recognition strategies for retail
- Response Strategy Map
• Community Awareness through Community Advocates
- Walking with Dinosaurs Project
- Mary Chia’s Wellness Program for Men
- Samsung LG – Life’s Good!
• The Art of Aggregation

I can be contacted for consultancy – andrew@ideamart.com.sg

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My Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in 2010

What’s your top 10 moments in 2010?

Before you set new resolutions for 2011, it is always wonderful to reflect on the year and celebrate every wonderful moments so that we can grow from strength to strength.

My very best Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in 2010 are:

10. “The backup Plan” movie launch

On 29 April, Sony Pictures and my company (Table For Six) jointly organized the Back up Plan Movie and Dinner event. Our company conducted a survey on Singapore’ ladies’ backup plans should they remain single for the rest of their lives. The results were insightful and the press/media given us a lot of coverage.

9. Authorised Training Provider for NCSS

In early Jun, I was informed by National Council of Social Service (NCSS)  that I am granted the status to be the Authorised Training Providers for Charitable organisation and VWOs under the VCF Training Grant. I created courses:

  • Developing a Winning Social Media Strategy for NPOs
  • Social Branding for NPOs
  • Getting Sponsorship for VWOs and Publicity for Business
  • Coaching and Developing your Volunteers

8. Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment – Certification.

From 9 Apr till 15 June, I took 6 modules, get through the assessments under Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). With this Advanced Certificate, I am able to Develop, Train and Assess courses under WSQ framework from WDA.

7. Singles Cruise Asia

Many people would have heard of Dating@Sea since 2007 where it is only open to singles from Singapore. It was all along done with Star Cruises as our cruise partner. Finally from 6-10 Dec, the 1st ever Singapore-Malaysia social event (Single Cruise Asia), a 5D/4N cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas was organised.

6. Interviewed by Ian Wright for Discovery Channel

It’s not everyday you get to be interviewed by a host from a international media, much more a international celebrity host – Ian Wright. He was in Singapore in May to do a special 10-part episode on Singapore. At the very last part, there is always the angle of singlehood issue in Singapore. I was contacted to create a social event where his team can film the entire event with interviews about myself and some of my participants.

Picture with Ian Wright & Vernetta Lopez

5. Marrying Charity with Art

I had always wanted to do my bid for charity in forging strategic alliance between charities and business entities. I am glad in 2010 I have helped my good friend Ocean Wang to launch her career by painting 3 portraits of F1 drivers : Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber. The Alonso portrait was successful auctioned silently for $4000 in the charity dinner of Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS) with the kind planning and organising service of Annie Chan.

LCCS Gala Dinner - 191110

Ocean’s blog – www.oceantheartist.wordpress.com. The Hand over ceremony is done on 24 Nov

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4. 938live guest speaker for Positive Business Minute

3. 1st Malaysia media exposure

Though I have enjoyed more than 120 media and press interview and coverage of myself, business or events in Singapore and international main media, Malaysia was not one of them. This changed in August where I was invited to be interviewed on Malaysia radio BFM 89.9. From then on, i enjoyed 4 weeks of NTV 7 Breakfast show as a regular guest, 2 Newspaper features about being a Dating Coach for Singles Cruise Asia

2. Hosting 200 friends for Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs is the most successful and money-making family entertainment theatrical production in the world. For the first time ever, it came to Singapore from 1-12 Dec for a 10-day 20-show performance. My company won the tender to manage the social media marketing platform. One of my deliverables was to raise social brand ambassadors. I was given 200 tickets for the very first show and I invited charities and brand ambassadors to be the first few people to watch it. The turnout was 4000 so I had 5% of the stadium on 1 Dec.

1. Successful Entrepreneur award 2010

Since receiving the Spirit of Enterprise award as an honoure in 2008, this is the 2nd business award I have received in the space of 3 years.


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Walking with Dinosaurs – A Small step for Andrew, A Big Leap in using Social Brand Ambassadors

Who says “Walking with Dinosaurs” is just for children? The adults love them just as much especially when they stand 9m tall with heads almost touching the ceiling of the Singapore Indoor Stadium. On 1 Dec, 4000 people were among the very first group to watch the international acclaimed theatrical production – Walking with Dinosaurs. It was here in Singapore for 20 shows in 12 days (2 days break)

It is also the first time, a international company has budget for social media brand management and my company was awarded to manage the social campaign for 3 months. My allotment was 200 tickets, about 5% of the entire stadium on the very first night. 40% of them were given to charity (yes, I believe we are blessed to be a blessing to others).

Some of the VIPs created many wonderful user-generated content which help to promote Walking with Dinosaurs. The show ended just last weekend will be in Hong Kong from 22 Dec – 2 Jan.

This is the first time I have activated so many social brand ambassadors and the result has been great! Social business should leverage on social media for effective marketing and positioning.

It was such a good show that even our Prime Minister Lee and wife went on 11/12 to watch it

My VIP list on 1 Dec includes:

1. Merry Riana and family (check out her youtube video on Walking with Dinosaurs)

2. Magicbabe, JC Sum and Adeline

3. My good friend and great portrait artist Ocean and family

4. Joe Augustin and family

5. Aaron and family

6. Valerie Song and family

7. Samson and family

8. Annie Chan and friend

9. Estelle and friends ( Check out her home-made “promotional” video)

10. Willy Foo and friends (check out Willy’s wonderful pictures on Walking with Dinosaurs which I think is one of the best)

11. Karen Goh and family

12. Jenny Liew and family

13. Ellian and family

14. Gladys Chung and partner

15. Sharon Tan and partner

16. Valentine Low

17. Felicia Wang

18. Gavin Choo

19. Gin Wong (check out her blog)

20 Danny Pang & Family

21. Sebestian and girlfriend

22. Eric Feng and friend

23. James Leong (my NLP instructor) and family

24. Simon Foo and family

25. Cris Lu and her mother

26. Timothy and family + relatives

27. Last but not least my mother

Companies

1. Bole Business Consultancy (proud owner of www.myheartland.com.sg)

Charity

1. Staff and client of Young Women Christian Association

2. Staff and client of Student Care Services

3. Staff and client of Lutheran Community Care Services + 2 lucky draw winners from 19 Nov Golf event.

4. Staff and client of Singapore After Care Association

5. Staff and client of WINGS

6. Staff and client of Restroom Association of Singapore

7. Staff and client of B Well

Here are some of them captured on pictures

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The Most Comprehensive Behind-the-Scene videos about Walking with Dinosaurs Production

Razor TV makes a special trip to Australia to understand more about the people and work behind Walking with Dinosaurs before they arrive in Singapore to perform from 1-12 Dec 2010 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

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Win tickets to 'Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular'

Watch the 3 videos below and answer three questions correctly.

That’s all you have to do to win 1 of 10 pairs of tickets to “Walking with Dinosaurs” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

We’ll even let you choose from:

1) 5 pairs each for Opening Night, Dec 1, Wednesday, 8pm

2) 5 pairs each for Dec 5, Sun, 7pm + 10 Meet & Greet passes

Contest closing date is 25 November 2010.

Indicate which passes you want and we’ll try best to our ability to allocate them to you.

Winners will be chosen based on number of correct answers.

Please include these details in your email titled ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ to a1admin@sph.com.sg.

Full Name
IC number
Mobile number
Email addresses

Questions:

1. What are people who drive the dinosaurs called?

2. How much did the original Velociraptor suits weigh?

3. What are the 2 projects The Creature Technology Company are working on?

Videos:

» Walking with Dinosaurs in Singapore
» Fit for a Velociraptor
» Star Wars vs Dinosaurs

Read also:

» Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular debuts in Singapore

Check out photos & videos on Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular

» Baby T-Rex coming to Singapore
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Have you wonder how the Walking with Dinosaurs, The Arena Spectacular is being put together?

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A fun day at Borders for Walking with Dinosaurs road show – 3 Oct 2010

Buy 3 get 1 Free!

This is the Children’s Day promotion weekend for Walking with Dinosaurs team.

We were at Borders from 1-3 Oct and with the help of TV advertisement and social media sharing, we managed to sell almost 10,000 tickets in just 3 days!

BBC Knowledge magazine was also there.

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We will be having more than 10 shows over 10 days from 1-10 Dec 2010

Tickets available – www.dinosaurslive.com.sg

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CHILDREN’S DAY WEEKEND (OCT 1-3) FAMILY DAY OFFER, BUY 3 TICKETS AND GET 1 FREE!

CHILDREN’S DAY WEEKEND (OCT 1-3) FAMILY DAY OFFER, BUY 3 TICKETS AND GET 1 FREE!

6 NEW SHOWTIMES ADDED FOR TOP-RATING,

MULTI-AWARD WINNING ‘LIVE’ ARENA SHOW

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND!

FIRST-EVER MANDARIN PERFORMANCE BY AN IMPORTED ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PRODUCTION TO PREMIERE ON DEC 9, 2010, 8pm

SINGAPORE, 23 September 2010 Get a FREE ticket with the purchase of three tickets of same value*! This is a special Family Day tickets offer for WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular from 1st – 3rd October 2010, in conjunction with Children’s Day.

In addition, six new shows have been added to the run of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, the critically acclaimed ‘live’ arena show, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. The extended run is now from 1st – 10th December 2010 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, with tickets on sale now at all SISTIC outlets.

A Mandarin show has also been included on Thursday, 9 December, 8pm. Presented in Singapore by AEGThemeSTAR, Mr Mark Avery, CEO of AEGThemeSTAR, says, “We are very proud to be the first English-language imported “live” show of its kind to also present a Mandarin performance in Singapore. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, is an engaging performance designed to thrill, amaze and yet educate, so it is relevant to have a show that caters to Singapore’s large Mandarin-speaking audience.”

Witness 20 life-like and life‑sized dinosaurs roam the earth once again – see them move, roar and feed like they did 65 million years ago – in this awe-inspiring, spectacular “live” performance as they fight for survival and supremacy!

A spectacle that cost over SGD$25 million to produce, and a year for a team of more than 50 engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists and painters, and animatronics experts working alongside actual paleontologists to build, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular will bring its audience, young and old, to a whole new level of unrivaled excitement and entertainment.

*Other terms and conditions may apply.

Do not miss your chance to be mesmerized by these enthralling giants of the ancient world in this world-class theatrical performance that has played to over 5.2 million people worldwide, and broken records in arenas in over 142 cities!

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular

NEW SHOW DATES:

  • 5 Dec (3pm & 7pm)
  • 8 Dec (8pm)
  • 9 Dec (3pm & 8pm+)
  • 10 Dec (8pm)

+show will be performed in Mandarin

Tickets are on sale now at $38 – $148 from www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348 5555.

For more information, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com.sg

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About WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is presented by The Creature Production Company.  With tours still going on in North America, Europe and Asia, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS– The Arena Spectacular is ranked #4 in the top 100 worldwide tours of 2009 by Pollstar just behind U2, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Brought to Singapore’s audience by M1 and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, tickets for WALKING WITH DINOSAURS– The Arena Spectacular will open from December 1, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with tickets on sale now at all SISTIC outlets.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Digital Media, Sales & Distribution, Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands. In 2008/09, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £102.6 million (before exceptionals) on sales of over £1 billion. BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April 2009. This prestigious award for International Trade recognised the company’s substantial growth in overseas earnings and its commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years’ trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer. BBC Worldwide Channels is one of seven BBC Worldwide businesses.

About M1 Singapore

M1, Singapore’s most exciting and innovative mobile, broadband and IDD service provider, was launched in April 1997. Since then, it has made significant inroads into the local mobile communications market, gaining considerable brand presence and market share. M1 aims to be the leader in personal voice, business and data communications, focusing on value, quality and customer service. More information on M1 is available at www.m1.com.sg

About AEG ThemeSTAR

AEG ThemeSTAR is a world-renowned producer and presenter of family entertainment, who has since 2008 toured productions in seven languages in over 40 countries. The company promotes and produces theatrical and arena productions with Walking with Dinosaurs, Cirque Du Soleil, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, HIT Entertainment, Mattel, and Universal Studios. For more information, go to www.aegthemestar.com

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