BE A SPEAKER

Each year, we receive hundreds of proposals from outstanding presenters from all over the world. We also see an incredible hunger for business leaders and experts to share their stories, their work, their experiences, their passions, and their thoughts. If you would like to contribute as a speaker this year, we’d love to hear from you!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
  • Media exposure
  • Market entry support
  • Speaker pass to access the whole virtual conference segments
  • Two complimentary passes for your colleagues

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Who can apply for speakers?

You can apply for yourself or recommend other speakers or experts. We are looking for the following:

  • Industry experts
  • Decision-makers
  • Founders

 

What kind of content are we looking for?

We are interested in insightful and practical content that the audience can implement right away in their daily jobs or help solve some of their work-related problems. We hope it will help the audience gain a new perspective and knowledge in the areas that fall within your expertise. (However, if your goal is to promote or sell a product, we are not interested.)

Please pay attention to your session title. It should already present a clear idea or message so that the audience is immediately briefed on what they will get from your session.

We’ll be asking our potential speakers many questions because it’s important for us to understand their areas of expertise and help them deliver the best and relevant content to the audience. Please consider this carefully when filling the form: What value do you want to share?

 

What format would the Conference session have?

The session can be in a presentation format, a panel discussion including a Q and A session, a focus group discussion called Roundtable, or a fireside chat, which is optional. The duration will vary, depending on the format of your session.

 

What language must the speaker use?

Speakers have to use English in all sessions.

 

When can I submit?

Now! Or as soon as possible. Go for it! We’ll close submissions on Sept. 13 at 11:59 pm GMT+7, and we’ll be reviewing entries on a rolling basis. However, it’s possible that the deadline will be closed sooner or later depending on our lineups, so please complete your submission as soon as possible if you’d like to be considered.

We’ll be in touch as soon as we have a relevant session for you!

SPEAKERS’ FINE PRINT

  • Content has to be original, new, or adjusted to this event.
  • Successful applications are chosen based on the proposed content and the suggested speakers. Changes in subjects or speakers have to go through the content team and may lead to the deletion of a session.
  • Sessions on the agenda are limited, and some applicants may be offered a slot in a different format or stage than what was originally applied for.
  • Once offers are accepted and the speakers and session content are confirmed, we will onboard and then make the announcement on the website and on related marketing collateral.
  • Speaker participation is not related to sponsorship participation, so there’s no charge. If your company wants to be a sponsor, please contact our business development team (bizdev@techinasia.com).

THE SEGMENT

Content-sharing Sessions

Calling all the movers and shakers in the tech industry! Share your stories and experiences and discuss cutting-edge trends and the best practices in the tech and startup scene for 2021 and beyond. Think keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions with experienced industry experts.

Roundtable Session (Ask the Expert)

We will hold roundtable sessions for you to discuss more deeply the trending topics in the startup and technology industry. The discussion will be led by several experts amid a small audience. 

We’ll be in touch as soon as we have a relevant session for you!

THE TRACKS

We have several topics in focus. Please ensure you read and understand which track you want to be involved in based on your expertise

People & Operations

In normal times, startups have to manage their people and operations in an environment where resources are limited and there’s never enough time to improve. Learn from the experts in people and operations management so you can prepare to scale in 2021 and beyond.

Startup
Finance

Financial management, sound investing, and profitability have reemerged as essential skills to survive in competitive and dynamic industries. Learn from the best practices of industry leaders so you can wield financial management as a strategic and business tool.

Marketing & Sales

The rapid pace of digital transformation has picked up even more in 2020, placing more pressure on sales and marketing to quickly adapt touser behavior and adjust their strategies accordingly. Learn about the most important trends and tips on how to leverage digital technologies so you can identify great opportunities and watch out for potential risks.

Technology & Product

Whether you’re a startup or an enterprise, it’s important to keep an eye on technology and product trends and integrate those that align with your business goals so you don’t miss out.. Learn about the latest updates and developments that help you seize the moment and secure the future.

Green
Shoots

2020 has irrevocably upended the world as we know it, but opportunities for new ways of working and living abound. There will be incredible tech, product, and services winners emerging from this crisis. Get a head start on the innovations and startups that will lead the charge into Southeast Asia’s Golden Age.

We’ll be in touch as soon as we have a relevant session for you!

SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

Anthony Tan, founder of GrabTaxi, stands on the balcony of his new home overlooking the cityscape of Singapore. The company is currently one of the big startup success stories of Southeast Asia. Tan founded the company in 2012 in Malaysia. Today the taxi app is available in 21 cities across the region, and has raised a total of US$340 million in funding.

Anthony
Tan

Co-founder & CEO, Grab
1

Adi
Tatarko

CEO,
Houzz
2

Eduardo
Saverin

Co-founder, Facebook
3

Claire Hughes Johnson

COO,
Stripe
4

Ben
Horowitz

Co-founder,
a16z
William Tokped

WILLIAM
TANUWIJAYA

Co-Founder & CEO, Tokopedia
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AMIT
SABERWAL

Co-founder & CEO, RedDoorz
Willson Cuaca

WILLSON
CUACA

Managing Partner,
East Ventures
7

Helen
Wong

Partner,
Qiming Venture
8

Takeshi
Idezawa

CEO,
LINE Corp
9

Min-Liang
Tan

CEO,
Razer Inc
10

Max
Bittner

Co-founder,
Lazada

We’ll be in touch as soon as we have a relevant session for you!

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