6 - 8 Sept 2013

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Celebrating Diversity
Connecting Minds
Embracing People
Singapore is a cultural melting pot, an east-meets-west cornucopia of wonders.
Just like Mensa.Mensa
Mensa members are as diverse as the myriad cultures on the planet.
This AMG aims to make a small contribution to the harmony and betterment of all citizens of the world.
We will do so by celebrating our diversity, connecting our minds and embracing one another to show that in the end,
We are all one.

Thursday, 5 Sept 2013

7:00 pm
Welcome Dinner
Optional, Self-Paying (approx. SGD 15 to SGD 30)

Friday, 6 Sept 2013

8:30 am
AMG 2013 Registration
9:00 am
Official Programme Introduction
› Lion Dance Opening Ceremony
› Welcome Address
› Mensa Hogwarts Sorting Hat
10:00 am
Coffee / Tea Break
10:30 am
Getting to Know Each Other Icebreakers and Group Team Building
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
Treasure Hunt Group Competition
3:00 pm
Coffee / Tea Break
3:30 pm
Interactive Workshops
› TeeKay
› Lee Yee Dian
5:10 pm
Rest and Refresh for Attendees
7:00 pm
Singapore Food Culture Experience Dinner @ Chinatown District
Optional, Self-Paying (approx. SGD 5 to SGD 30)

Saturday, 7 Sept 2013

8:30 am
Seminar Registration (Local Residents Only)
8:45 am
Seminar Session 1
› Jim Werdell
› Annelaure Vuillermoz
10:20 am
Coffee / Tea Break
10:50 am
Seminar Session 2
› Kris Childress
› Q & A
12:00 pm
1:10 pm
Seminar Session 3
› Tan Kin Lian
› Jahabar Sadiq
› Eugene Tan
3:40 pm
Coffee / Tea Break
4:10 pm
Seminar Session 4
› Yap Su-Yin
› Q & A
5:30 pm
Rest and Refresh for Attendees
5:30 pm
Asian Mensa Chairs / Reps Meeting
7:15 pm
Gala Dinner and Dance Registration (Local Residents Only)
7:30 pm
Gala Dinner and Dance
Dress Code: Formal or National/Traditional Dress
› Competition Results
› Performance by FightSaber Singapore
› Performance by Tay Sia Yuen, Janette Low
› Party with DJ Electrokat!

Sunday, 8 Sept 2013

8:30 am
Departure for Singapore Tour
Optional, Self-Paying (SGD 80, includes dinner)
› Gardens by the Bay, Singapore's latest attraction
› Visit to Singapore's unique public housing: Pinnacle @ Duxton
12:30 pm
Lunch at Harbourfront Seah Im Hawker Center
Optional, Self-Paying (approx. SGD 5 to SGD 15)
2:00 pm
Singapore Tour Continues
› Experience a combined perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilizations at the Asian Civilization Museum
› See Singapore's mascot: The Merlion
› Learn about the history of Peranakan culture at the Peranakan Museum
6:45 pm
AMG After Dinner - Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ & International Seafood Buffet
10:00 pm
AMG After Party: "The Bali Party"
Optional, Self-Paying
› Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at Hotel Re!, the main AMG 2013 venue.
› Items marked "Optional" are side activies and events not part of the official AMG 2013 programme.
› Items marked "Self-Paying" means that the cost of the activity is NOT included in the AMG 2013 Registration Fee.
› Programme is subject to change.

Seminar Speakers and Topics


Eugene Tan

Eugene K.B. Tan is a law academic at the School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU). An advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, Eugene is a graduate of the National University of Singapore, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Stanford University where he was a Fulbright Fellow. His inter-disciplinary research interests include the mutual interaction of law and public policy, the government and politics of Singapore, and the regulation of ethnic conflict. A frequent resource person for the international and local media, Eugene also writes a regular column on law, society and politics for the TODAY newspaper. In February 2012, he was appointed a Nominated Member of Parliament by the President of the Republic of Singapore.

Jahabar Sadiq

Jahabar Sadiq is chief executive officer and editor of The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia's fastest growing news portal, and has been a journalist in print, news wires, television, radio and internet since 1988.

Tan Kin Lian

Mr. Tan Kin Lian is a Singaporean business executive and social activist, the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NTUC Income (top 3 life and general insurance company). During his leadership the company has grown from having S$28 million in assets in 1977 to more than S$17 billion in assets and over one million policyholders in 2007. Since then, his activities have included organising public rallies for people who lost their money due to investing in Lehman Brothers' Minibond products to seek redress and writing several books. Mr. Tan stood in the 2011 Presidential Election. He is now the President of the Financial Services Consumer Association (FISCA), an organisation to teach people about long-term financial security. He enjoys solving as well as making IQ puzzles, like Einstein Intelligence Quiz and Discover the Hidden Code (his version of the game Mastermind).

Kristav Childress

Kris is CEO of a Singapore cleantech startup as well as an Executive Advisor at the National University of Singapore's Enterprise Incubator. He has worked on several US startup teams - some with global reach - in fields as diverse as laboratory equipment, enterprise software and energy. In his varied roles, he has been a noted guest lecturer at several American universities and presented testimony before the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Kris currently helps young companies, particularly very early stage firms with disruptive technologies, to understand and develop new markets. He is particularly strong at helping startups that are still wrestling with their UVP (Unique Value Proposition), revenue models and overall marketing strategy. Kris joined US Mensa at age 18 and transferred his membership to Singapore Mensa after moving here in 2007 to chase his Singaporean sweetheart.

Yap Su-Yin

Ms Yap Su-Yin serves as the CEO of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. She stewards its philanthropic activities in Singapore. In addition, she oversees the grants and programmes of The Tan Sri Tan Foundation in Malaysia, and spearheads the developmental work of the Tan Chin Tuan Charitable Trust in the ASEAN region. Active in the charity sector, Ms Yap contributed to the Refinement of the Code of Governance for Charities and Institutions of a Public Character. She served on the judging panel for the inaugural Charity Governance Award, which is an initiative of the Charity Council. She was a contributor for the book "Changing Lanes, Changing Lives" by the Centre for Non-Profit Leadership. A former journalist, Ms Yap’s reportages have been published in newspapers, including the Asia Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post; as well as The Straits Times, where she initiated its weekly Charity-at-Home series. Ms Yap is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore. She is a Licentiate with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the United Kingdom, and holds an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester.

Annelaure Vuillermoz

Annelaure is an Executive Coach, a Corporate Facilitator and a Business Developper. On the coaching side, she focuses on partnering with Gifted and ADHD professionals and champions an unconventional approach of diversity & inclusion. Her career includes 10 years in world leading multinationals (ArcelorMittal, Peugeot and Lafarge) where she earned management and global responsibilities. An experienced facilitator, Annelaure delivered trainings that spanned 4 continents and 11 countries. Leading change in organizations, she began her own change journey along the way: one of the tipping points was to discover her high IQ and ADHD at age 34. She holds a Master in Engineering, a MBA and INSEAD Executive Master in Coaching and Consulting for Change. Over the past 15 years, she has lived, studied and worked in France, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.

Jim Werdell

Jim has been a Mensa member for 34 years and is presently a member of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation (MERF) Board of Directors. His past Mensa positions include: Chairman, Mensa International; member of the Mensa International Board of Directors (11 years); and, member of the American Mensa Board of Directors (12 years). In his personal life, Jim is retired, but he still serves as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff in California.

Lee Yee Dian

Mr. Lee Yee Dian graduated from Osaka University, Japan, in 1984 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Currently he serves as the General Manager of Innovation (Malaysia) Sdn, Bhd, a company that designs, develops and delivers programs and courses in Creativity & Innovation. He is active in the Malaysian Association of Creativity & Innovation (MACRI), serving as its Vice President. In his free time, Mr Lee pursues a deep interest in puzzles, or anything that teases and challenges the mind. He is the foremost puzzle expert in South-East Asia, and has more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in this field. He is also an avid Sudoku player who can solve very difficult Sudoku puzzles. He is married with two teenage children, and the family lives in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

Thorsten Kreissig

Enjoying a career in the performing arts as dancer, actor and singer Thorsten Kreissig soon moved into the fields of choreography and direction. Educated at the prestigious John-Cranko School in Stuttgart he performed as a solo dancer with different companies before moving as ballet director to Lucerne (Switzerland) in the early nineties where on top of brushing up famous classical ballets created he developed a fresh repertoire of pieces anticipating on media reception we now experience with the Internet. He then studied psychology in Berlin and while still working as director for theaters in Europe has been facilitating and training the communication skills of scientists, businessmen and teachers by introducing them to concepts such as storytelling and proper dramatic build-ups of lecturers. In 2007 he was responsible for one of the largest public dancing events worldwide. Celebrating the 80th birthday of the creator of the Stuttgart Ballet Miracle John Cranko, he set a whole city dancing. He is also very active as a TED translator and in 2011 he was responsible for creating the TED inspired conference "Smart Cologne" (Köln denkt mit) for Mensa Germany.
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Hotel Re! @ Pearl's Hill
175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879
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Room Rates

All rooms are non-smoking and comes with free wireless Internet!
› SGD 148++/night Deluxe Room (Special AMG 2013 Rate)
› SGD 218++/night Premier Triple Room
› SGD 248++/night Executive Room (Incl 1 breakfast)
› SGD 258++/night Business Room (Incl 1 breakfast)
› SGD 388++/night Family Suite Room (Incl 4 breakfast)
› Room availability is limited.
› Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis only.
› Room rates are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

Room Reservation Procedure

Fill in this Excel Spreadsheet [ Link ] with your details and credit card information and email it to reservations (a) [ Link ] or print and fax it to +65-6827-8289.

Alternate Accommodation

Unless otherwise stated, all events will be held at Hotel Re!, the main AMG 2013 venue. However, alternate accommodation is available, and some suggestions are listed below:
› The Seacare Hotel [ Link ]
› RiverView Hotel [ Link ]
› Miramar Hotel Singapore [ Link ]
› Furama Riverfront [ Link ]
› Copthorne King's Hotel Singapore [ Link ]
› Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore [ Link ]
› Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore [ Link ]
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No of Attendees for Full AMG 2013 Programme:
› Normal Price: SGD 250/ea
@ SGD 250.00/ea
Local Singapore Residents Only
No of Attendees for Day 2 Seminar Only:
@ SGD 40.00/ea
No of Attendees for Day 2 Gala Dinner and Dance Only:
@ SGD 80.00/ea
No of Attendees for Day 2 Seminar + Gala Dinner and Dance:
@ SGD 110.00/ea
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› These are OPTIONAL and SELF-PAYING items, and are not included in the AMG 2013 Programme fee above.
› Confirmation and payment will be done on-site on the first day of the AMG 2013 official programme.
Yes, I am interested to attend the optional Welcome Dinner (Thu, 5 Sept)
Yes, I am interested to attend the optional Singapore Food Culture Experience Dinner (Fri, 6 Sept)
Yes, I am interested to join the optional Singapore Tour (Sun, 8 Sept)
Yes, I am interested to attend the optional AMG After Dinner (Sun, 8 Sept)
Yes, I am interested to attend the optional AMG After Party: "The Bali Party" (Sun, 8 Sept)

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