FairStival 2019 Workshop Speakers

Aaron Anand & Abraham Tan

Alpha Malaysia

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith and is targeted to people who are curious about Christianity.

WORKSHOPS
  • [E-A1] Alpha: A tool to share Jesus with Centennials

Aaron Lui

A.RON

A.RON is a talented home-grown rapper who writes his own rhymes. At 15, he won his first Rap Competition called The Rap Attack, organised by Hitz.fm. At 17, he did a solo performance for a 2,000 over crowd at a concert. Today, A.RON is a 7-time champion in various competitions, carries a decade of onstage experience, possessing numerous accolades to his name, appearing on national television, national radio and at international events.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-E1] STAGE 1: PEN - Inspiration & Lifestyle
  • [WM-E2] STAGE 2: PAPER - Analysis & Crafting
  • [WM-E3] STAGE 3: STAGE - Approaching the Stage

Acts Hospitality Team

Acts Hospitality Team

Acts Hospitality Team looks into the hospitality ministry of the church. They help make our visitors & guests experience a memorable one every weekend. They prepare beautiful & tasty morsels of food that amaze our visitors & guests. They put their heart and soul into it. It's our way of saying, "Thank you for taking the time to visit us."" The team is often engaged for in-house big church events and they give the "wow" factor every time with their creativity and love.

WORKSHOPS
  • [H-A1] Hearty Hospitality: Beyond Just Biscuits
  • [H-A2] Hosting a Guest Speaker

Albert Ling & Rachel Ann Ling

Lightbulb Productions

Lightbulb Productions, an Acts Church dance ministry, leverages on their passion for dance and uses their ministry as a platform for discipleship.

WORKSHOPS
  • [A-A1] The Why's, What's and How's of dance ministry
  • [A-A2] Choreography With Purpose

Albert Low & Chandreshan

Dream Village Football Academy (DVFA) & Dream Village Cricket Academy (DVCA)

In Dream Village Football Academy (DVFA), we believe every young person has a unique story and we aspire to inspire our young talents to build great stories and live their fullest potential. DVFA is the dream destination and grassroots development for boys and girls, aged 6-14 years old, who have an interest in learning to play football as well as those who are keen to pursue a career in football. Dream Village Cricket Academy aspires to reach and raise potential elite cricketers who will possess amazing cricketing skills, spirit and positive values. It’s a place for every child who dares to dream and who are keen to learn the growing sport of cricket and be a part of it’s growth.

WORKSHOPS
  • [S-B1] Reaching The World of Sports: Becoming A Better Athlete
  • [S-B2] Reaching The World Through Sports: Worldchanger in The Game

Alvin Keng

Flatfish

Flatfish Media is a media company founded in Malaysia that produces original and responsible content mainly for community development and nation building especially amongst the youths.

WORKSHOPS
  • [ME-B1] Telling Stories with a Purpose (Chup.TV)

Avis Ng

Bible School Malaysia

Avis Ng is a Malaysian License counsellor, BCM Counselling Dean, life- skill facilitator who is passionate in people-helping and impacting young lives. Before practicing as a mental health clinician, Avis also co-founded a non-profit organization AGAPE Vision since 2012 mentoring underprivileged and at-risk youths, where young teens are empowered to be leaders in their lives and be contributors to the community.
Avis grew up in a Christian home and has been member of Tabernacle of David ever since. As a young mother she enjoys simple things like joining toddler playgroups, family holidays and playing board games.

WORKSHOPS
  • [HE-B1] Why are teens more susceptible to depression these days? How to nurture resilience among young people.
  • [HE-B2] Are you spiritual, emotional and mentally fit? How to prevent burnout from all your commitments.

Ben-Ji & Jonathan Poon

The Userguide

An award-winning broadcasting and media production company, The Userguide was started by two individuals in 2010. What started out as weekend projects covering weddings, two friends instantly realised that they have a touch for making films. Backed with passion to make an impact in the film community by producing good quality videos/ films, also to help train and inspire young film- makers to tell stories.

WORKSHOPS
  • [ME-A1] Filmmaking 101
  • [ME-A2] Welcome to the wonderful world of Filmmaking.

Chad Corman

Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Chad came to Malaysia in 1997 to attend a Discipleship Training School with YWAM. More than 20 years later, he still comes alongside young Malaysians, empowering them to know God and make God known.
As a father of four and a leading elder of YWAM in Penang, Chad loves to call out the potential in those around him. He helps individuals and teams gain awareness of their unique contributions and opportunities to bring Heaven’s reality to Earth.
In his spare time, Chad can be found trail running through the jungle.
YWAM is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christians traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. They are known to send out youth into short-term missions that prepare them to serve Jesus.

WORKSHOPS
  • [MI-B3] Who Are You / What Are You Doing Here?
  • [MI-B4] Ruling the World: How to Waste Your Life

Charis Ow

Heartcore

Heartcore is a movement of Christ-centred artistes who make positive influences in our generation through their art.
Our mission is to discover, support and raise these artistes to make the love of Christ famous by using their gift of music and culture to make a positive, life- transforming impact especially amongst the youth.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-D2] Called to Influence

Colin Kirton

Colin Kirton

Colin freelances as an actor, director, producer, theatre skills trainer, musician, singer, emcee and voice actor/talent.
His heart is to see artist-Christians being salt and light in shaping contemporary culture, and to see Christians encouraged and equipped to use the arts in the life of the Church, to the glory of God. He regularly teaches on the arts and faith, consults on creative projects and conducts practical theatre skills workshops in churches across Malaysia, and has also taught at international seminars overseas.
Colin founded Kirton Call Productions, which produces theatrical productions shaped by a Christian worldview, as well as award-winning theatre company Footstool Players (www.footstoolplayers.com), which has toured Malaysian churches presenting biblical truth through the medium of theatre. They have also performed beyond church doors in mainstream theatre spaces to critical acclaim.

WORKSHOPS
  • [A-B1] Basic Drama Skills (Part 1)
  • [A-B2] Basic Drama Skills (Part 2)
  • [A-B3] Basic Drama Skills (Part 3)
  • [A-B4] Basic Drama Skills (Part 4)
  • [A-B5] Basic Drama Skills (Part 5)
  • [A-B6] Basic Drama Skills (Part 6)

Derek

Timoz

Founder of Timoz Percussion (a missional business that makes cajons & percussion instruments), Derek’s first foray into drumming was playing on table tops. He learnt how to play drums for real during his college CF days. A fan of jazz, fusion and world music, he slowly began learning to play various percussion instruments whilst traveling around for missions and later, work as an IT engineer. Made his first cajon in 2010 and has been making and playing cajons ever since... and the occasional table top! He founded Timoz Percussion in 2011 with the belief that God placed us here to reach out and touch lives as Jesus did, to teach skills, provide jobs, and point others to our heavenly Father.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-B1] Cajon for Beginners!
  • [WM-B2] Intermediate Cajon Playing

Dorothy Tan & Chegne Eu Jin

Focus on the Family (FOTF)

Focus on the Family is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping families thrive. FOTF’s vision is to strengthen families and they are committed to encourage and promote an enriched family life for all.

WORKSHOPS
  • [R-B1] Ctrl+Alt+Del

Dr Karen Kow

Dr Karen Kow

From 2002, Dr Karen has since worked in research, hospital, clinical and organisational settings. Over the years she has gathered her experiences to now provide specialised therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences.
Her main focused method of treatment is cognitive behavioural therapy allowing for client flexibility. In simple terms, she appreciates and try to understand past events and automatic behaviours but look forward and move towards future change, acceptance and growth through mental clarity, emotional stability and motivational behaviours.
Areas she currently focus on are clinical depression, stress related symptoms, general anxiety disorders, pain management, eating disorders, personal challenges due to childhood trauma or major life changes (loss of a loved one, sudden death, retirement etc), and couple and family therapy.
She is affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA), a registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is compliant to HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) as well as HPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
Due to her cross cultural and cross border organisational and clinical work in Singapore, United Kingdom, Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, she is frequently invited to give talks and conduct workshops on mental health and mental health care including and especially caring for the caregivers.
Not exempted from the harshness of life and the reality of mental health challenges, she has developed great compassion as she acknowledges the fragility of human life. Therefore she strives to understand the human beyond the clinical labels and stigma, building resilience in individuals and not only share the message of recovery and hope but to equip them with skills and techniques to thrive in the most challenging of times.

WORKSHOPS
  • [HE-D1] Coping with Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • [HE-D2] Caring for those in need of mental and emotional support - *FOR CARE GIVERS ONLY

Dr Ng Wai Sheng

Growing Space Psychology Center

Previously a Senior Lecturer at HELP University, Wai Sheng designed and spearheaded the first Master of Clinical Psychology programme among private universities in Malaysia. Wai Sheng has broad experience working with children, teenagers and adults in various settings including schools and special needs learning centres, community-based social services, as well as inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. She is trained in spiritual companionship (Maranatha Retreat House), which inspires her to integrate spirituality and psychology in ways that facilitate holistic growth towards greater freedom and authentic living.

WORKSHOPS
  • [HE-C1] Mental Health from a Wholistic Perspective
  • [HE-C2] Mental Health Case Consultation: Ask All You Can

Heidy Quah

Refuge for the Refugees (RFTR)

Heidy Quah is an advocate for refugees. At the age of 18 years old, she founded Refuge For The Refugees; a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness regarding the status of refugees in Malaysia as well as provide education for refugee children.
Refuge For the Refugees (RFTR) is a Non-Governmental Organisation who work closely with the refugee communities, especially children, concerning their education.

WORKSHOPS
  • [C-A1] The Invisible Among Us : Unseen, unheard and forgotten
  • [C-A2] Missions In Our Backyard

Jeff Kumar & Pr Tim Lim

Heartcore

Heartcore is a movement of Christ-centred artistes who make positive influences in our generation through their art.
Our mission is to discover, support and raise these artistes to make the love of Christ famous by using their gift of music and culture to make a positive, life- transforming impact especially amongst the youth.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-D1] How to Write-Record-Release Your Songs Online!

Jody Counts

Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Jody Counts is from Glynn County, Georgia, USA and first came to Malaysia 19 years ago. Working with YWAM since 1995, Jody has had the opportunity to visit over 40 nations and loves to speak about Jesus. Jody has a degree in Biblical Studies from the University of the Nations, Kona, Hawaii as well as a Masters of Missiology degree from the Malaysian Baptist Theological Seminary. Jody is an ordained Baptist pastor in Malaysia serving at Hillside Baptist Church in Tanjung Bungah. Jody’s wife, Joanna, is from Penang, and they have been married for over 15 years.
YWAM is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christians traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. They are known to send out youth into short-term missions that prepare them to serve Jesus.

WORKSHOPS
  • [MI-B5] Bold Speaking: Overcome your fears
  • [MI-B6] Tell His story: Become more effective

Juwita Suwito

Four Forty Records (Juwita Suwito)

Singer-songwriter Juwita Suwito started off in the professional music scene in her teens as a backing vocalist and sessionist for prominent Malaysian artistes, award shows and post production studios. She has since released three studio albums, one live EP, and various singles; featured on television and movie soundtracks; and has had multiple AIM (Anugerah Industri Muzik) nominations. Her debut album 'Brand New World' clinched the Best Local English Album award at AIM 2005. Juwita was also the vocal coach for Malaysian Idol, and is currently the lead coach at the annual Vocal Fest organised by Four Forty Records in collaboration with Rockschool and Connexion@Nexus, Bangsar South.
Four Forty Records was established in 2006 by a group of friends with a passion to produce great, positive music. The 440 Family has released over 60 tracks in studio albums, EPs, singles and live sessions in a variety of genres including pop, rock, urban, R&B, gospel and world music.
Their mission is to inspire and build bridges in Malaysia and Asia Pacific through the universal language of music, which has led us to perform, conduct workshops and initiate community events throughout Malaysia as well as in Singapore and Australia.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-F1] Exploring Songwriting
  • [WM-F2] Songwriters Circle & Masterclass

Kanesh Fisherman & Marc Chow

Marco & Varma

Marc & Kanesh serves in the youth ministry of Acts Church and have been emcee-ing for numerous services and events for the past 5 years. They are known for their stage characters, Marco & Varmaa, and has impacted ministries by providing comedic impressions on stage. Both are not professionally trained or accredited, but frequently host corporate and social events as well as wedding. They believe in having good stage charisma as show host to keep the audience participative in and throughout the event.

WORKSHOPS
  • [CM-A1] Dos & Don'ts of Show Hosting

Karmun Ooi

Karmun Ooi

Karmun Ooi, a KL-based Malaysian RnB singer-songwriter. Graduated with Bachelor of contemporary music from UCSI Institute of Music, majoring in vocal. Aside from being a professional vocal and piano tutor, Karmun is also actively involved in conducting workshops, and judging various singing and talents competition. The young singer ventures not only in the local music scene, but has also performed in other Asia countries, including Hong Kong and Korea! Earlier this year in April, Karmun has released a single called the with a Malaysian rapper, A.RON, currently airing on all active online platforms, including Spotify.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-G1] Vocals Workshop: Your voice as an instrument and the fundamentals of singing

Koujee

Koujee

Koujee is one of the most highly interactive, impromptu, and multi- element beatboxer in Malaysia. He has also performed internationally in Australia, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Koujee is also Malaysia’s pioneer beatbox instructor who trains children and adults in beatboxing. His most outstanding student, Jay Lau, became one of the Top 4 finalists in Germany’s SuperKids International Talent Competition 2016 at the age of 12. Another student, Sawyer Leong, won the championship in Malaysia’s Astro ChiChi ChaCha Kids Talent Competition 2014 at 7 years old.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-C1] Workshop Title 1: Beatbox Basics
  • [WM-C2] How to Use Beatboxing as a Tool in Ministry

Lex Low

Othrs.

After being in the hairdressing industry for over 15 years, founder of Othrs. Lex Low found himself at a barricade in his career, which almost caused him to let go of it entirely. Even though he had come to own his very own salon, it could not mask the sense of mundanity and aimlessness in his career.
In search of real meaning in his work, Lex decided to make a radical move. He embarked on a soul-searching adventure by going back to basics.
Back to basics meant giving haircuts; just haircuts – not at a salon, and not for any paying client. Lex stripped all he had been doing down to its essence to find the joy he first had when he pursued this career. He did that by visiting orphanages and old folks’ homes to give free haircuts. This decision resulted in a profound awakening that reignited his passion for hairdressing and ultimately redefined his career from there on.

WORKSHOPS
  • [EP-A1] So You Wanna Be an Entrepreneur?
  • [EP-A2] Making Social Impact through Entrepreneurship & With What You Have

Michael Lam & Pr Tabitha Lam

Life Generation

Pastor Tabitha and Michael Lam heads LifeGeneration, the Campus Youth Movement of SIBKL. Their heart is to inspire and train the body of Christ to boldly preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to impact the world with miracles, healings, signs and wonders.

WORKSHOPS
  • [E-D1] The Supernatural : Power Evangelism
  • [E-D2] The Supernatural : Healing Ministry

Nicholas Perera

Malaysian Care

WORKSHOPS
  • [C-D1] Youth-At-Risk: Urban Context

Pastor Cheryl Lai & Denise Ng

World Vision

Pastor Cheryl Lai is serving as the Church Relations Officer in World Vision Malaysia. She holds the credential of a Licenced Minister from The Assemblies of God of Malaysia. She graduated with a Master of Ministry from BCM (Bible College Malaysia) in 2010. She is serving in Faith City Church AOG, Subang Jaya.
Cheryl is also a Certified Practicing Accountant. She now serves in World Vision because she believes that the heart of Christ reaches out to the broken world, to mankind who are all made in the image of God. Her passion is to see churches actively engaged in missions that reach out and journey with the poor.
World Vision is an international Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. They serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

WORKSHOPS
  • [C-B1] End Violence Against Children

Penny Khoo

Gateway Sports Network (GSN)

Gateway Sports Network (GSN) believes sports is one of the many paragons of communicators. GSN sees the potential sports has to empower and to impact the masses. As far as their tag line goes – Building Champions! – we want to see individuals tapping into their respective potential, to be the Champions that they are meant to be in every possible area of their lives.

WORKSHOPS
  • [S-A3] Bridging & Building Champions: Creating Sports Culture

Peter Shankar

Malaysia Center for Global Missions (MCGM)

Peter serves on global missions bodies ie. ETHNE, the official network for Unreached People Groups for the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission (WEA MC), and SEALink, the regional network for missions in Southeast Asia. Peter is also a Missions Associate with the WEA MC, and a Mentor for Lausanne Movement, Younger Global Leaders. Peter Shankar has a passion in social and personality psychology, and is trained in motivational and behavioral assessments, ie personality, thinking, behavior patterns, and temperaments. Peter is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).
MCGM is a national body for missions in Malaysia, steering missions initiatives by collaborating with local churches to reach all peoples. They are all about encouraging the Malaysian Church towards a greater involvement in cross-cultural missions, and to facilitate and provide a platform for networking (sharing of strategy, information and resources) in order to maintain Christian unity in missions.

WORKSHOPS
  • [MI-A1] Mobilizing Youth for Missions
  • [MI-A2] Maximizing Short-Term Missions Experience

Pr Andy Yeoh

rEVOLution

Pr. Andy Yeoh, is an engaging and high-spirited youth pastor whose passion for the young generation is as fired up as his passion for Christ. He’s the lead vocalist for Altered Frequency, a home-grown band that garnered a nomination for "Best New English Artiste" in the 2005 edition of Malaysia’s premiere awards "Anugerah Industri Muzik". Currently, the Associate Pastor leading the Teens Ministry in Acts Church, Subang Jaya - and the National "Recess Revolution" Facilitator (a national movement of young people in schools who are bringing change through love, being a force for good and a movement of generosity) - he's constantly on the go inspiring young people to live a life of purpose and passion!
Revolution, or Revo, for short, is a movement birthed through the Holy Spirit to inspire young people to make a difference in the places they are in.

WORKSHOPS
  • [E-B1] REVOLUTION - PART 1: How to Start a Revolution of Love & Change Your World!
  • [E-B2] REVOLUTION - PART 2: Pray, Listen, Obey, Witness... to bring a Revolution!

Pr Edward

Gateway Sports Network (GSN)

Gateway Sports Network (GSN) believes sports is one of the many paragons of communicators. GSN sees the potential sports has to empower and to impact the masses. As far as their tag line goes – Building Champions! – we want to see individuals tapping into their respective potential, to be the Champions that they are meant to be in every possible area of their lives.

WORKSHOPS
  • [S-A1] Sports Ministry: From Ground Zero

Pr Ignatius Wong

Grace Rehab Centre

Pr. Ignatius survived through extreme circumstances of 21 years in drug addiction since the age of 14. In 2003, he went through a program in a Christian rehabilitation, The Vineyard Keeper Centre, Ipoh where he accepted Christ the following year. Upon completing the two- year rehabilitative programme in 2005, he accepted God’s call to serve in the centre, providing biblical teaching and counselling support. Pr. Ignatius has been involved in drug rehabilitation ministry and support since then.

WORKSHOPS
  • [HE-A1] Introduction of Drugs in the Market Today
  • [HE-A2] The Dangers and Side Effects of Drugs

Pr Julian Saw

Actstream

Actstream is the worship ministry of Acts Church. Actstream strives to be on the cutting edge of what God is doing in church. Currently, this ministry serves a total of 8 service plants in Malaysia every week. There are 200 people serving in this team, consisting of choir members, musicians, singers and sound engineers. Aside from weekly ministry, Actstream is also passionate about songwriting and have launched 5 EPs to date.

WORKSHOPS
  • [WM-A1] Worship & Sound Ministry
  • [WM-A2] Worship Band

Pr Kenneth & Pr Sandra

Acts Church

Kenneth Chin, a lawyer by training, has dedicated the past 23 years of his life to help inspire people to believe. Nineteen years ago, Kenneth founded Acts Church, a dynamic family church that has grown from 3 to nearly 3,000 to date, across 26 churches in 8 nations – with a clear mission to “make disciples that will make the difference.
Sandra Chin, a company secretary by training, currently serves as the Senior Associate Pastor of Acts Church in Subang Jaya, with over 20 years of experience in the worship ministry and being involved in the pastoral ministry.

WORKSHOPS
  • [D-A1] Parenting & Pastoring Teens Today

Pr Selina Khoo Lim

Gateway Sports Network (GSN)

Gateway Sports Network (GSN) believes sports is one of the many paragons of communicators. GSN sees the potential sports has to empower and to impact the masses. As far as their tag line goes – Building Champions! – we want to see individuals tapping into their respective potential, to be the Champions that they are meant to be in every possible area of their lives.

WORKSHOPS
  • [S-A2] Leading the Support Team

Rev Tryphena Law

Pursuing Liberty Under Christ (PLUC)

Rev. Tryphena overcame same- sex attraction herself and acquired deep insights into gender identity, which have uniquely equipped her to journey with homosexual strugglers. Over the past 14 years, Tryphena has gained vast experience in counselling both struggling individuals and families impacted by the gender issues.

WORKSHOPS
  • [R-A1] Embracing Love and Truth: Understanding and Ministering to those with Same-Sex Attraction - PART 1
  • [R-A2] Embracing Love and Truth: Understanding and Ministering to those with Same-Sex Attraction - PART 2
  • [R-A3] Porn Addiction
  • [R-A4] Sexual Abuse

Richard Stephenson

Generasi Gemilang

Yayasan Generasi Gemilang (GG) is a non-for-profit social welfare organisation, focusing on raising an exemplary next generation in Malaysia.

WORKSHOPS
  • [C-C1] Reclaiming Your Digital Life

Rozanne Yong, Tina Yap

Malaysian Care

WORKSHOPS
  • [C-D2] Saying ‘Hi’ to children with disAbilities

Rubina Rubeca

Explain Apologetics

Rubeca obtained a Certificate in Archaeology (University of Leicester), a Degree in Computing (University of Greenwich) and a Masters in Astronomy (Swinburne University of Technology). She is currently working towards obtaining her PhD in Archaeoastronomy, working on a project reflecting on Ancient Lanna astronomy and volunteers as a social media communicator for ISAAC (International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture). She left her role as Service Management Advisor with World Vision International in 2018 and is currently working towards building her own brand. She loves inspiring people and as an idealist, inspires others to make the world a better place. Apart from academia and saving the world, she enjoys staying healthy by eating well, swimming and playing tennis.
Explain Apologetics are an independent evangelical ministry dedicated to explaining the hope we have in Christ Jesus in a gentle and respectful manner. They seek to address questions and objections with a clear conscience, communicating a reasonable gospel not only to the mind, but also to the heart of both believers and sceptics.

WORKSHOPS
  • [E-C6] How can I reconcile my faith with science?

Samuel Nesan

Explain Apologetics

Pr. Samuel Nesan serves as a Youth Pastor in Pantai Baptist Church (Petaling Jaya). He completed his Masters of Christian Studies in Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (STM) and publicly dialogued and debated Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist and Hindu apologists in local universities.
Explain Apologetics are an independent evangelical ministry dedicated to explaining the hope we have in Christ Jesus in a gentle and respectful manner. They seek to address questions and objections with a clear conscience, communicating a reasonable gospel not only to the mind, but also to the heart of both believers and sceptics.

WORKSHOPS
  • [E-C2] Is the Bible really the Word of God?
  • [E-C3] Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
  • [E-C4] Does God permit evil?

Samuel Wee

SAYS

Samuel Wee (Sam) is a 2007 graduate in Business, Finance and Management from the University of Technology Sydney. One year before graduating, he won the prestigious 'Best in Asia' HSBC Young Entrepreneur Award 2006, beating 1,700 other teams in Asia.
He was able to secure a short stint to study entrepreneurship at the University of California Berkeley, prior to kickstarting his career at HSBC Malaysia.
Sam joined SAYS at its infancy in 2011 to grow the business. His passion in building a freedom-centered workplace helped SAYS maintain its position as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world for three consecutive years (2012 - 2014), as ranked by Worldblu.
Sam specialises in strategy and management and leads the growth of SAYS.com, Malaysia's fastest growing social news network and 8Share.com, Malaysia's largest social rewards network.

WORKSHOPS
  • [EP-B1] Entrepreneurship: Don't Follow Your Passion

Shaun Low

Actsposure

Actsposure is the photography ministry of Acts Church. With a small team of photographers, we advance the vision of the House by creating and curating images, telling stories of the life and happenings of Acts Church with photography. We have a 20-strong team of passionate and enthusiastic photographers serving 9 services all around Klang Valley.

WORKSHOPS
  • [ME-C1] Pixels vs Passion
  • [ME-C2] From Snapshots to Great Shots

Steve Wells

Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Steve grew up in the UK but has since lived most of his life in Australia and South East Asia region. Married to a beautiful Australian with 2 grown up children who are both involved in missions full time. He has been involved in pioneering new works, youth ministry and leadership training of young leaders for over 25 years. Passionate to see this generation encounter God, discipled, trained and released into their giftings and calling. A keen road cyclist, enjoys the outdoors, photography and loves Malaysian food!
YWAM is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups and Christians traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. They are known to send out youth into short-term missions that prepare them to serve Jesus.

WORKSHOPS
  • [MI-B1] Adventures with God: The Journey of Hearing God's Voice
  • [MI-B2] Raising up a New Generation of Young Leaders

YB Hannah Yeoh

YB Hannah Yeoh

Hannah Yeoh is the Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development. She is also the current Member of Parliament for P117 Segambut, a parliamentary constituency in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur which she contested for in the historic General Elections of 2018 as a Pakatan Harapan candidate. She was the Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly from 2013-2018, making her the first woman Speaker and the youngest of any legislative body in Malaysia. Prior to her election into Parliament, she served two terms in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly as the State Assemblyman for the constituency of N31 Subang Jaya (2008-2018). She holds a Bachelor of Laws and was a practising lawyer in Australia and Malaysia before venturing into politics. Hannah is married to Ramachandran Muniandy and they are parents to two beautiful girls.

WORKSHOPS
  • [P-A1] The Church & Nation-building in Malaysia Baharu