Date : Thursday, 26 October 2017 | Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue : Singapore EXPO, K Room, Level 1

Organised by the Prestressed and Precast Concrete Society, Structural Engineering World Congress and Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd, the inaugural Skilled, Motivated, Articulate, Resourceful, Transformed – SMART Women in Built Environment conference addresses the current progression and empowerment of women professionals in the built environment sector within the region. 
The conference features discussions by leading women professionals from Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore as well as female representatives from various Government agencies. It will examine roles, responsibilities, challenges and personal journeys of women professionals in the industry, as well as various national initiatives to empower them to excel in the built environment sector. The event is supported by Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), BCA, Engineers Australia and the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).



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1-day conference only                                                 
$160.50                                                $214.00 

NTUC members**                                                        $160.50                                                $160.50    

Singapore Manufacturing Federation members**        $160.50                                                $160.50   

Approved Accreditations: PDUs - 5 Units
Pending Accreditation: BOA - SIA

* Conference is open to all. All prices includes GST.
** Please send in your interest to attend the conference by submitting the form to





09.00am - 09.05am       Welcome Speech
                                      by Er. Emily Tan, Conference Organizing Chairman

09.05am - 09.30am      Topic: Towards Industry Transformation and Better Workplaces in the Built
                                      Environment Sector

                                      Er. Grace Mui, Group Director, Manpower Strategy and Planning Group,
                                      Building & Construction Authority

09.30am - 10.00am      Coffee / Tea Break

10.00am - 10.20am      Topic: Empowering Competent Women Workforce in the Construction Industry
                                      of Malaysia

                                      Ms. Zainora Zainal, State Director, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya,
                                      Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia

10.20am - 11.10am       Panel Discussion
                                      Topic: Deep Diving into A Women's Journey: Special Focus of Involvement, Roles
                                      and Challenges in Construction sector in Asia Pacific

                                      Moderator: Er. Emily Tan, Managing Director,
                                      TSM Consultancy

                                      Ms. Chan Hui Min, Director,
                                      DP Architects
                                      Ms. Juana T. Torrano-Tapel,  PRB for Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Regulation Commission
                                      Board of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
                                      Ms. Sheridan Ingram, Finance Manager, 
                                      John Holland

                                      Ms. Kylee Schoonens, Director, 
                                      Fratelle Group

11.10am - 11.30am       Topic: From Concrete to Steel to Timber: Journey of a Women Engineer
                                      Er. Serena Yap, Technical Director / Head of Building Structure, 
                                      Aurecon Singapore

11.30am - 12.15pm      Tour of BuildTech Asia 2017 Exhibition @ Singapore EXPO, Hall 3
m - 1.10pm        Lunch at Singapore EXPO, Hall 3

1.10pm - 1.25pm          Keynote Speech by Guest of Honour
                                      Ms. Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State
                                      Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry 

1.25pm - 1.40pm          Presentation of token of appreciation to Speakers and Sponsors

1.40pm - 1.45pm          Presentation of token of appreciation to Guest-of-Honour

1.45pm - 2.05pm          Topic: Creating Change: How Design And Innovation Brings Opportunity
                                      Ms. Kylee Schoonens, Director, Registered Architect, 
                                      Fratelle Group

2.05pm - 2.25pm          Topic: Creating Tomorrow's Industry Spaces - JTC's Next Generation Estates
                                      Ms. Finn Tay, Director, New Estates Division 1, 
                                      JTC Corporation

2.25pm - 2.45pm          Topic: Journey from Marina Bay to Jurong Lake
                                      Ms. Estella Kueh, Director (Development Coordination 2),
                                      Urban Redevelopment Authority

2.45pm - 3.05pm          Topic: The Soft and Hard; and the Long and Productive
                                      Er. Ho Pui Ming, Director, Commuter & Road Infrastructure,
                                      Land Transport Authority

3.05pm - 3.45pm          Panel Discussion
                                     Topic: Empowering Women in Built Environment

                                     Professor Florence Ling
Department of BuildingNational University of Singapore

                                     Ms. Estella Kueh, Director (Development Coordination 2),
                                     Urban Redevelopment Authority
. Ho Pui Ming, Director, Commuter & Road Infrastructure,
                                     Land Transport Authority
                                     Ms. Helen Badger, Director/Chairperson,
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

3.45pm - 4.00pm         Closing Speech by Ms.Helen BadgerDirector/Chairperson,
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

4.00pm                        End of Conference & Happy Hour at Sundowner Lounge, Hall 3 



For more information about the conference and registration interest, please contact:
Ms. KSanti at 
DID: +65 6319 4040 or email:
Mr. Foo Meng at DID: +65 6590 3415 or email:


Interested to be a sponsor for SMART Women in Built Environment conference?
Please contact Mr. Foo Meng at DID: +65 6590 3415 or email: for more details.



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