Friday, March 20, 2015

SMART expo

SMART expo had been around organizing events and seminars for quite a while. This March is their 38th one running in the series. The event is free and it's good if you're interested or want to find out more about investing in properties around the region or if you want to know more about investing/trading in the stock market and achieving financial freedom. The list of speakers include Ken Chee, Dato Eric Cheng, Conrad Alvin Lim, Vina Ip from Property Soul, Jeff Sun, Getty Goh, Calvin Yeo from DrWealth and many more.

There are many interesting seminars and I even discovered one of my long lost secondary school classmates giving one of the talk! What a coincidence! Here's some of the seminars that I'm personally interested in:

1. The mastery of money, what I didn't learn in school - Jameson Chia
2. How to setup basic asset allocation - Calvin Yeo
3. Dirty truths and profitable secrets to building wealth through properties - Vina Ip

There are many many more such free seminar, so do check the full timetable for the different seminars and their timing by clicking here.

Frankly, I'm not so interested in the property part of the seminar, especially those that deal with overseas market. I think it's the lack of information and mostly fear from the unknown. I'm more interested in the personal finance, stock market investing/trading and perhaps some fortune telling, tarot reading and fengshui seminars. Nevertheless, this seminar provides a free platform for people who want to find out more. No obligations of course, so just take this as an opportunity to educate yourself further.

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall B
Date: 28th and 29th March
Time: 11am to 7pm
Price: Free with registration

For the first 150 visitors each day, you can also stand a chance to win free supermarket gift vouchers worth $10 SGD. No harm right? Free to attend, can educate yourself and possibly get some gift vouchers for your supermarket groceries. So if you're free to attend, do register early if you want a shot at the free gifts ;)

Good luck!


SMK said...

this is what Ken Chee wrote on his facebook posting:
"My team shared with me an incident happened recently at one of the third party event. Our investment and education team took part in the event and there is one session where a group of financial bloggers were invited for Q&A session. One of my team member saw one of them happened to be an old school mate and decided to walk up and reconnect.
Guess what the financial blogger said? "We are running on a different business model, there is no common ground" and walk away.
Firstly, I'm not there to witness the incident. However, if this is true, 3 key lessons especially if you are an entrepreneur (or inspire to be);
1. Always ask questions and listen for response because it might leads to new opportunity.
2. Never assume. The blogger in question assume he/she know our business model or vision. This is one of the most egoistic statement coming from a blogger who does not even run his own business.
3. Always be humble regardless how famous you might think your blog or how talented you think you are. The day we think we know it all is the day we stop growing and die. By the way, even as a listed company status, many in our team are still extremely hungry to learn; 3 of them are taking CFA, 1 taking CPA, 1 on Investor Relations & Corporate Governance, 1 got accepted for a Master in a top university and many other courses that we invested in our team annually."

la papillion said...


Thanks for sharing with me :) He has a few brushes with a few financial bloggers, and that's all I know about it.

What do you think about his facebook posting? Why do you want to share it with us?

SMK said...

I think it is a grandiloquent and highfalutin facebook posting.

petty even. (and perhaps i am petty for posting the above comment. lol)

i don't know what happened or pretend to know what happened. so no comments on those.

but if you like, you can choose to clarify or choose to not clarify.

la papillion said...


Well, he has the right to decide how he wants to interpret the situation. So is the financial blogger lol

I also don't know what's the feud (okay lah, I know a wee bit only), but that's between them. I have no interest in what Ken Chee do nor what his rivals do :)

SMK said...

Thumbs up