Leap Inspire is excited to launch the First Asia Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs in the Special Events and Retail Industry. Our aim is to provide an educational and empowering platform for creative entrepreneurs in the region to network as well as to equip them with tools to grow their businesses into the next leap.
Leap Inspire Conference is like no other. It is tailored for the Asian Market, addressing the unique business needs of artisanal creative entrepreneurs via relevant sharing platforms that are positioned to equip you with the tools and inspiration from success stories of fellow entrepreneurs. Our goal is to empower every participant to inspire and to motivate like-minded peers.
Leap Inspire LLP is founded by 2 veterans in the special events industry, Hannah Chong and Kim Tay, who are the leading special events and wedding planners in Singapore and in South East Asia. They are all for empowering and grooming the next generation of creative entrepreneurs towards excellence and success. They strongly believe that an artisan must be passionate about what he does and excel in his art, but most importantly, must be able to perform well in his business. There is really no short cut in entrepreneurship, more so in an artisanal trade. Inspired by their regular participation in overseas conferences and sharing platforms, Hannah and Kim saw the need for a sharing community in the Asia region. Both understood that starting up and growing a creative business into profitability stage is not easy. They desire to create collaborative platforms and provide practical business tools to enable the next generation of artists to be more equipped to start up their trade and grow their business profitably.
Hannah Chong, the Visionary of Leap Inspire, has been the force behind one-of-a-kind weddings and celebrations in Singapore. She has single-handedly started up Heaven’s Gift Pte Ltd, a special events company 12 years ago and has turned the firm into today’s leading wedding design and planning company in Singapore and in the region. Her innate ability to perceive future trends and needs has allowed her to consistently penetrate new grounds and introduce profitable ideas to further expand the capacity of Heaven’s Gift and her strategic partners.
Prior to her starting up Heaven’s Gift, Hannah has brought with her 10 years of corporate experiences in the sales & marketing arena, closing and project managing million-dollar contracts. She was the former Group Account Director for Raytheon Professional Services, overseeing and developing the South East Asia business units, as well as serving her regional marketing role for Raytheon Asia. Today in the wedding industry, she is not just a special events planner, the players know and see her as “the Visionary and Marketer of her generation”.
Kim Tay, the Business Administrator of Leap Inspire, believes in creating the right foundations and attributes for any aspiring artisan. She understands the needs of an artisan is often the pursuit to excel in his/her dream, and she sees that a systematic administration is needful to empower the artisans further to grow their business. Kim who has been an entrepreneur herself for past 14 years, has demonstrated how she has grown from a home based company into today’s merging strategic alliance with Hannah. Prior to starting on her own, Kim has been actively involved in the event planning business, project managing and executing launches for brands such as Nokia, Pentax, Galderma. She is well versed in the interactive media platforms and was part of the Singapore team that piloted ground breaking IT projects which were launched on international platforms such as Internet World 2001 and Asia Television Forum 2000.
Through her entrepreneurial experiences, she wishes to coach and equip the next generation of artisans to be reliable and productive, and to inspire them to know that pursuing a career of their dreams can actually be possible.
Pauline Oh, Business Consultant of Leap Inspire Series of Conferences, is an industry veteran in the conferencing industry, having had over 15 years of professional experience in the programming, sales and management of high-level industry events throughout Asia Pacific.
For most of her career, Pauline lent her talents to Terrapinn – a world leader in trade exhibitions and conferences, where she was a key member of the Asia leadership team. She was the driving force behind growing the client base and has strong credentials in strategic business planning and sponsorship sales. She is widely credited for the huge success of Real Estate Investment World Asia (REIW Asia) – which became Terrapinn’s highest grossing conference with an annual revenue in excess of $2 million. In 2008, REIW Asia attracted nearly 1000 delegates from all over the world.
Supporting companies by using her years of conference planning experience to ensure the events deliver meaningful impact on the communities which they serve, Pauline finds great joy in starting with an idea and turning it into an exceptional event.