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Signature Events

Bonding Beyond

Borders Cohort #2

Expanding Horizons, Rebuilding Trust

Why Bonding Beyond Borders ?

To build international relationship between our participants by allowing them to understand and appreciate different cultures and inspiring positive, collaborative changes from youths in their communities.

Bonding Beyond Borders (BBB) is a 7-days cross border event focused on bonding and developing relationship between international youths of age 18 to 30 in Singapore and China. BBB will be held virtually from 26 June 2022 to 2 July 2022.



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The objectives of
Bonding Beyond Borders


relationship of youths globally and encourage sustainable and meaningful cross-border relationships.


cross-border understanding and appreciation of both Singapore and China’s history and cultures;


stimulating open-minded discussions on current affairs to understand issues from fresh perspectives.

Road map to a better world

26 June

0900 - 1730

27 - 1 July

2 July

0900 - 1700

Meet & Learn


Singapore Participants: 
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Block C, Room 4.12

Chinese Participants: VOOV Meetings

0900 - 1200 Ice Breakers
1200 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1730 Plenaries

Case Study Preparation


Online for all.

Group-based discussions to create a case study project

Presentations & Reflections


Singapore Participants: Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Block C, Room 4.12

Chinese Participants: VOOV Meetings

0900 - 1200 Presentations
1200 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1730 Reflections

#youth4trust Dialogue

Supply Chain

Transformation and reconfiguration of regional value chains

The ratification and implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) represents a new milestone for China-ASEAN relations. As economic and trade integration intensifies between the two, the challenge of securing efficient and reliable supply chain networks grows increasingly vital to ensure seamless transit of goods and resources. New geopolitical headwinds have also ushered in new uncertainties for decision makers, who have to traverse in an increasingly fragmented business landscape demarcated by political allegiances. 

26th June , 1330-1500
Voov / Physical


Advent of Web3.0 and its impact on Fintech

The increasingly cashless and virtual economy of today exemplifies how FinTech has integrated into modern economies with its promise of greater levels of intelligence, connectivity, and transparency. Cryptocurrencies, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), and other FinTech innovations have taken the world by storm, their influence accentuated by the advent of Web 3.0 — the next generation of the Internet powered by machine-based understanding of data to create new opportunities in the financial services industry. However, governments and regulators have been cautious in embracing this paradigm shift, with many citing concerns over potential risks and uncertainties surrounding the nature of decentralised financial architectures. 

26th June , 1530-1700
Voov / Physical

* Physical, venue will be located at : Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Block C, Room 4.12

BBB 2022 Speakers

Topic : Transformation & Reconfiguration of Regional Value Chains

Koh Chaik Ming

Chief Executive Officer, OIG Asia Pacific



Mr Koh Chaik Ming is the Chief Executive Officer of OIG Asia Pacific, a Shenzhen-based company and is the largest platform company facilitating frozen produce import into China. Mr Koh is responsible for the Asia Pacific region and spearheading the Group’s new industrial real estate initiatives in China.

Xu Zhong Hua


Chief Operating Officer,

Worldwide Logistics Group


Mr Xu Zhong Hua is Chief Operating Officer of Worldwide Logistics Group where he manages the overall business development of the Group's overseas Offices in addition to overseeing trade management of the Asia, Africa, and Oceania regions.

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Ervin Lim


Vice President,

ReefKNot Investments

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Mr Ervin Lim is Vice President at ReefKNoT, an early stage US$50m venture fund focued on investing into the supply chain and logistics space globally. Prior to Reefknot, Mr Lim was VP at Lazada running logistics operations projects and as well as group strategy, M&A and government affairs.

Topic : Advent of Web 3.0 and its Impact on Financial Technology (FinTech)

Leslie Tay

Vice President Commercial Banking, Green Link Digital Bank



Mr Leslie Tay is the Vice President for the Commercial Banking division of Green Link Digital Bank (GLDB). GLDB is the first digital bank to be launched in Singapore, having won the approval for a digital wholesale banking license to be issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in 2020.

Nikhil Ratnam

Executive Director

FinTech Academy

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Mr Nikhil Ratnam has an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business and has over 20 years of Global Banking experience working in Wall Street and then in Singapore with global banks advising global corporates. He specializes in structuring working capital solutions, developing financial products for payables, receivables and global liquidity management services.

Kevin pang


Legatus Global


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Mr Kevin Pang has 23 years rich experience as a veteran in the Global IT and Telecommunications industry with the likes of IBM, HP, CSC, BT, Orange, TaTa, Telstra and other global brand names. Kevin has extensive experience in the areas of IT and Telco Technologies, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Fintech, covering various verticals.

Jean Foo

Associate Director

FinTech Academy


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Ms Jean Foo is Associate Director of Fintech Academy. As part of the Healthcare FinTech Alliance (HFA) Innovation Challenge co-organized by Pfizer, Alibaba Cloud and FinTech Academy, Jean served in moderating HFA’s signature webinars “Entrepreneurship and Investing in Healthcare” and “Investing in Vietnam”.

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Expand Horizons and Rebuild Trust

  • Network with like-minded peers and guest professionals.

  • Learn through dialogues sessions with invited speakers.

  • Explore a new city with your buddy while borders are closed.

Be inspired to explore beyond what the world has to offer

Bonding Beyond the Borders is designed to build bonds and trust between Singapore and Shanghai youths through collaborative projects and heart-to-heart talks. Though the days have gone by quite quickly, but the friendships forged have been enjoyable. To sum up this experience, it is a rather eye opening and fruitful journey to understand the lifestyles of our peers in another country such as their pain points and hobbies.


- Ling Yin Tay 

Participant of BBB 2021

Why Bonding Beyond Borders ?

Supporting Organizations

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Our Program Partners

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