Date: 31 March, 2016
Venue: NTUC Centre Auditorium, Level 7, 1 Marina Boulevard
Organized by: General Assembly
Join SGAG's Co-Founder and Business Director Karl Mak for a presentation on the evolution and future of SGAG!
Speakers: Karl Mak, Co-Founder & Business Director, SGAG | Juan Foo, U Creative
Duration: 7:00 - 9:00pm SGT
About This Event
This session is co-presented with U Creative.
We’re excited to have Karl Mak, Co-Founder of SGAG, join us for an exclusive sharing session on SGAG at GA Singapore. Karl will share candid insights into SGAG’s journey, what it takes to reach an audience, what drives their brand today and what is next for the brand. Afterwards, we'll open up the floor for questions, networking and drinks.
The SGAG team will be around to meet and mingle!
About the Speakers
Co-Founder & Business Director,
Karl is the co-founder and business director at SGAG. Karl’s key responsibilities at SGAG is to oversee the business growth in local and international markets as well as to spearhead the formation of strategic partnerships and new growth platforms for the company. His has also played a key role in leading the transformation of SGAG into a media company with strong partnerships with top agencies and brands in Singapore. Outside of his role at SGAG, Karl advises on the board of various private and non profit organisations. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Economics) from the Singapore Management University in 2013.
Juan is a producer, educator and activist. He is part of U Creative, which outreaches and develops career progression programmes across the creative media industry. He has worked in government organisations in talent development, content assessment, and media CET Training. As a film producer, he is candidly regarded as the filmmaker who is ‘still around’ doing independent work. Juan also lectures in filmmaking and producing at tertiary institutions and private organisations. He is also a frequent jury member and speaker at film-related activities.
A pioneer of film education, motion picture content development and creative producing, Juan started out freelancing as production crew and then moved to producing tele-movies and features. Other past professional experiences include being a video editor, journalist, a script coverage-reader and distribution assistant for a film finance company. He also developed and sold a movie project to a Hollywood studio.
Juan was involved in Singapore’s pioneering independent features such as The Road Less Travelled, Return to Pontianak, Dirty Laundry and Perth. He was also trained in traditional cel animation and worked in Japanese animation.
About Our Partners
Started in 2012, SGAG is new media company that connects with Singaporeans on a daily basis through localised digital content. SGAG reaches over 2 million Singaporeans weekly through its 6 content distribution channels. SGAG’s mission is to bring a smile to every Singaporean’s face by creating quality content that engages and entertains. SGAG distributes 5-10 pieces of content daily through its Website, App, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram accounts.
U Creative is a creative media community for professionals to network, share practices and grow together for career progression, skills application and job opportunities. This initiative is set up by the labour movement NTUC with aspirations to have the creative media industry organise themselves. U Creative organises workshops, seminars and even an annual U Creative Summit to bring all the industry sectors together.