Meet the Co-Founders

Jason Chew
Co-Founder & Producer

Jason has had the opportunity to be involved in various career adventures, before settling into his passion for producing business events.

Starting off in his journey with The Royal Malaysian Navy Reserved Unit while pursuing his Degree, he later joined Lawrence Walter Seminars, a corporate training agency based in Kuala Lumpur, and then had a stint as food and beverage operators in Kuching.

It was in 2006 when he had a taste of the business events industry, when he was involved with the launch of the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB). And there has been no looking back ever since.

His versatile and varied work experience till then was useful in his new career journey. Fueled by his passion for the industry, he eventually founded Events Horizon, which is today one of the biggest event management companies in Sarawak.

With his dedication and commitment, he and his team have successfully produced creative and high profile events for key clients which include the Sarawak Convention Bureau, Sarawak Energy, IBRACO, Nestle Malaysia, Maxis, Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Sarawak Tourism Board, AirAsia and Mercedes Benz.

In 2016, they provided Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) services for the 4th Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities (HAPUA) Conference, followed by their involvement in the prestigious 55th International Conference and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress held in Kuching. And more recently, the 19th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) Conference and Veterinary Association Malaysia (VAM) Congress 2016 and 2018.

As an active industry participant and through his international networking skills, Jason was awarded the SCB Convention Scholarship to attend the Incentive Conference and Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) Conference in Singapore in 2016. At the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) 2018 in Xiamen, China, he received his Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) and was invited as a Panelist for the sharing session.

With the success of Kuching as one of the best 2nd tier MICE cities, Jason looks forward to the collaboration with Ronald Lim via their new entity - Conference People Sdn Bhd - and will be involved with the forthcoming 21st Federation of Asia Veterinary Association (FAVA) Conference in 2020 and 25th Annual Scientific Meeting for Malaysian Society of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (MASPHO) in Kuching, Sarawak.

Ronald Lim
Co-Founder & Producer

Ronald is a self-confessed software-geek-turned-avid-Events-Producer.  Historically, Ronald attributes his passion for events as sparked in 2001, when he was asked to create events to promote the movies showing at a local cinema chain in Sarawak.

Ronald co-founded Think Tank Productions in 2013, operating from their base in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, he has been involved in numerous conferences in the Asia Pacific region and worldwide, working alongside established agencies and government organisations to manage and execute a wide range of conferences.

In 2014, Think Tank Productions conceptualized and produced their own event brand called Urban Mom, partnering with DoktorBudak to provide educational events on child healthcare in West Malaysia for young parents. They also help to run DoktorBudak’s online platform, where parents can send in questions on their children’s health to their group of doctors for free.

In 2016, Ronald had the distinction of being the first Sarawakian appointed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency which specializes in information and communication technologies, to be the Technical Consultant for the Telecom World Congress 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. In this event, Ronald had the opportunity to manage and execute the Leadership Summit, Forum sessions and most importantly the Ministerial Roundtable Discussion involving over 24 Prime Ministers, Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers from various countries. Ronald was appointed to the same position in 2017, when the event was held in in Busan, South Korea, and again in 2018 in Durban, South Africa. In 2019, Ronald has once again retained his prestigious position, with his appointment by the ITU as its Technical Consultant for the Telecom World 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

 

With his expertise in creative conceptualizing, event marketing, stage management and organizing of corporate events, he has managed a varied range of business events and worked with trusted brands which include Wyeth Nutrition, Allergan, Quintiles, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer Healthcare, Danone Dumex, Shell, Chevron, Novartis, MCI, Novo Nordisk, and the former Starwood Asia Pacific.

In 2018, he co-owned Creative Rock Malaysia and joined the Creative Rock Group in Asia with its  network of offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chengdu and Seoul. In 2019, he co-founded Conference People – homegrown PCO brand in Sarawak, Malaysia and has won numerous APAC and national level congresses since its inception.

In recent years, Ronald has gained further international exposure, having executed conferences in Durban, Brussels, Budapest, Shanghai, Bangkok, Phuket, Seoul, Busan, Bali, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.

Ronald was on the Regional Panel of Advisory of ICESAP-PCMA for South East Asia Region 2018, and is the only Sarawakian on the Editorial Advisory Board of Asia’s leading Business Events magazine, Biz Events Asia for 2019.