Cheng & Co
SME Conference 2018


The SME Conference 2018 is a platform for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)s, relevant industrial players and experts to gather and have in-depth discussions and gain thorough understanding of developments and specific current business challenges, opportunities and trends.

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Financing Transformation

The theme of the conference is “Financing Transformation” which is to promote best practices, financing and funding learning, solutions and options, funding investments on Fintech, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Block Chain, Digitalisation and Big Data across MNCs, PLCs, and SMEs within the Malaysia business landscape.

We do believe that this is one of it’s kind Financing plus Business Solution Technology Conference in Malaysia and we are excited to be facilitating this platform for discussion.

Event Schedule

8.00 AM

Breakfast & Registration

9.05 AM

Arrival of GOH, VIP and Speakers

9.10 AM

Welcome Speech

Prof. Dato Chua Hock Hoo
(CC International Berhad)
9.20 AM

Opening Speech

Mr. Neil Foo
9.35 AM

Token of Appreciation to GOH and Partners

Prof. Dato Chua Hock Hoo
(CC International Berhad)
9.50 AM

Leap Market – Why it is so near and yet so far for SMEs?

Mr Tan Wae Leng
(Cheng & Co Group)
10.35 AM

Networking & Tea Break

11.05 AM

New Finance, New Retail O2O & AI

Mr. Neil Foo
11.50 AM

P2P Financing : Alternative Financing for SMEs

Mr. Wong Kah Meng
(Funding Societies)
12.15 PM

Equity Crowdfunding – Raising Smart Money from the Crowd

Mr. Sam Shafie
1.00 PM

Networking Lunch

2.00 PM

SophiaTX: The Blockchain Set to Disrupt Businesses Models

Mr. Marian Hires
2.45 PM

How Cloud Computing Rewiring SME Economy

Mr. Kevin Lam
3.20 PM

How Fintech change SME Environment

Mr. Wayne Lim
3.55 PM

Closing Speech

4.00 PM

Networking & Tea Break

Who Should Attend

  • New Startups
  • Existing Startups
  • Upcoming Entrepreneurs
  • Current & Veteran Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owner
  • Founders & Co-Founders
  • Angel Investors
  • Veteran & High Profile Investors
  • Private Equity Professionals
  • Crowdfunding Professionals
  • Fund Managers
  • Working Professionals
  • C-Level Officer & Decision Makers
  • Venture Capitalist


Meet Our Speakers


Prof. Dato Dr Chua Hock Hoo

Executive Chairman, CC International Berhad
Prof. Dato Dr Chua Hock Hoo serves as the Executive Chairman of CC International Berhad and he was the Managing Director of the Cheng & Co, Chartered Accountants.

Prof. Dato Dr. Chua co-founded Cheng & Co (Chartered Accountants) in 1993. He distinguishes himself in the practice as an Auditor and a licensed liquidator as well as services to the community.

He is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA and PhD. He has completed several executive courses with the Harvard Business School. Prof. Dato Dr. Chua obtained his Accounting qualification from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK in 1990, followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oklahoma City University, USA in 1995. He holds Doctorate from University of Malaya.

Mr. Wong Kah Meng

Chief Executive Officer at Funding Societies
Kah Meng pioneered peer-to-peer (P2P) financing in Malaysia by setting up and launching Funding Societies’ operations in Malaysia, being the first P2P financing platform locally. Prior to Funding Societies, Kah Meng specialized in strategy and risk management and worked across Southeast Asia (including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan), Australia and the Middle East.

Previously based in Singapore, Kah Meng worked for the leading management consulting firm specializing in financial services, Oliver Wyman, where he counseled senior management of leading banks, regulators, and wealth managers.


Mr. Kevin Lam

Senior Account Manager at Xero
Kevin is a Senior Account Manager at Xero, leading the Malaysian market. He supports Xero’s accounting and bookkeeping partners in Malaysia with the planning and implementation of their cloud rollout strategy, training, and converting to Xero.

Kevin has a strong background in advisory and consulting roles in professional services.


Mr. Tan Wae Leng

Managing Partner of Cheng & Co Group
Mr. Tan is a qualified accountant and a specialist in Corporate Financial Advisory with more than 15 years of experience. He successfully brought the first Malaysian home-based furniture manufacturing company to be listed in Taiwan. Currently there are a few SMEs, under his advisory, preparing for listing both locally and internationally.

Mr. Tan started his career with Chengco LLP (formerly known as Cheng & Co) as a junior associate in 2011 and was later promoted to Branch Manager of the Melaka office. In 2011, Mr Tan was transferred to the Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur as the Deputy Managing Partner of Cheng & Co Group and was recently promoted as Managing Partner of Chengco LLP.

Mr. Sam Shafie

CEO and Co-Founder of PitchIN
Sam is the CEO and Co-Founder of pitchIN, a registered market operator by the Securities Commission to offer Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) and a pioneer of crowdfunding in Malaysia. pitchIN is best described as Malaysia’s premier crowdfunding platform, having championed crowdfunding since 2012 and offering both Equity and Reward crowdfunding services. In 2017, 60% of the funds raised ECF in Malaysia was done on pitchIN. In 2018, to date, more than 85% of the funds raised on ECF was done on pitchIN.

pitchIN is also responsible to have hosted 3 issuers that raised the maximum RM3 million and the fastest, which was Fundaztic that raised RM3 million in 38 minutes.

He has been named by Digital News Asia in their 2016-2017 Digerati 50 that will shape the digital economy of Malaysia and most recently, FinTech’s Prominent Personality of the Year in 2018.


Mr. Wayne Lim

Founder of MALAYSIA SME & Qu Exchange
Wayne Lim has been actively involved with the SME community for over 23 years. His involvement with the SME community began when he was attached to a Singapore PLC. There he started the SMI Business Directory with the SMI Association of Malaysia in 2001 and ever since, he has been deeply involved in the business of SMEs.

He founded the MALAYSIA SME® media group in 2005 and subsequently conceptualised the MALAYSIA SME® media brand. Within 3 years he propelled the group from being the publisher of a single SME directory to becoming an established SME media corporation in Malaysia.

He is currently developing an alternative financing exchange to help SMEs solve their cash flow problem. Qǔ is an SME Sharing Economy Exchange and was launched on September 9, 2017.

Mr. Neil Foo

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
The Member of Chairman Group – Malaysia Representative
Neil Foo, embraces Internet + & Capital Market + to help the SMEs to outreach to the world, graduated from Australia, has 24 years of international and domestic business experiences in more than 30 markets.

In October 2014, Mr Foo was appointed to head the Secretariat for the Advancement of Malaysian Entrepreneurs (SAME), a unit under the Prime Minister’s Department to complement Government efforts in helping SMEs of all levels.

Mr. Marian Hires

Executive of Strategic Accounts at SophiaTX
Marian Hires is a technology innovation and business transformation executive, with over 13 years of proven track record in delivering SAP consulting and business transformation promises for various industries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Marian is currently the Managing Partner of Venaco Group, a Swiss-based SAP innovation firm, and Co-founder of Equidato Technologies AG, a blockchain technology firm primarily focused on bringing blockchain innovation into the B2B space.

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