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Keynote Speakers
Ailson J. De Moraes

Keynote Speaker

Ailson J. De Moraes
Royal Holloway School of Management, University of London

Ailson J. De Moraes is a Human Behavioural Scientist, holds an fulltime academic position at Royal Holloway School of Management, University of London. Ailson teaches Clusters and Entrepreneurship and International Strategy. Ailson teaches in the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong, as well as giving key lectures and workshops in a wide range of countries including Brazil and Argentina, Ailson seeks to inspire leadership and creativity all around the globe through his speeches and interactive workshops. He is the author of several academic publications and a popular book: ‘Where is My Honey’? a five star Amazon book.
Yow Wei Quan

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yow Wei Quin
Assistant Professor,Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Dr Yow Wei Quin obtained her PhD (Psychology), MA (Psychology) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University, USA. She also received her MBA (Strategic Development) from Nanyang Technological University and BSocSc. (Honors in Psychology) from National University of Singapore. She has published in several peer-refereed international journals and book chapters and presented papers in various international conferences on the impact of bilingualism on socio-cognitive development and academic motivation in education.

Key Publications

Yow W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (in press).  Bilingualism and children’s use of paralinguistic cues to interpret emotion in speech.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2011).  Young bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential cues.  Journal of Cognition and Development, 12 (1), 12-31
Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2010). Bilingual children’s integration of multiple cues to understand a speaker’s referential intent. In K. Franich, K.M. Iserman, & L.L. Keil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 480-490)
Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2009). Understanding a speaker’s communicative intent: Bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential gestures. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord & G. Rheiner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 646-657)
Lepper, M.R., Master, A., & Yow, W.Q. (2008).  Intrinsic motivation in education.  In M.L. Maehr, S. Karabinick, & T. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement (Vol 15, pp. 521-555).  Bingley, UK: Emerald
Jane Montague

Conference Chair

Dr Jane Montague
Discipline Lead for Psychology; Assistant Head of Department of Life Sciences, University of Derby

Dr. Jane Montague is the Discipline Lead for Psychology within the Department of Life Sciences. Her teaching and research interests are based within critical approaches to social psychology, particularly in relation to gender, identity and the use of qualitative methods. She currently teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervise a number of PhD students. I am an active member of our psychology research team and engage externally with our accrediting body, the British Psychological Society, as the Conference Officer for the Social Psychology Section.
Dr Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Dr Tan Jing Hee
Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.


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