Empowering changemakers for greater reach

Meet Asia’s top industry experts in the community engagement scene live in Singapore.

Critical strategic discussion, diverse regional experience sharing, and meaningful networking opportunities.

Only at #CommunityEngagementAsia.

5 July 2023

Paradox Merchant Court



The community engagement game has changed significantly. Are you keeping up?

Community engagement is not a box-to-tick activity – it goes deeper than that. Industry practitioners in this space are constantly finding new ways to better understand the nuances and complexities of different community groups’ needs and concerns, while tailoring initiatives to tackle these challenges.

From asset-mapping to find the right community partner to collaborate with, the challenges facing this industry are never-ending. However, it is not all impossible to overcome. By having a strategic roadmap and a strong team who share similar vision and mission, you are one step closer to achieving success. One step closer to engaging minds and empowering communities.


Targeted at community engagement practitioners in the region, Community Engagement Asia 2023 will be deep diving on addressing challenges such as designing an engagement plan that fits target group, overcoming engagement fatigue, streamlining volunteer management, engaging disengaged communities, encouraging ground-up initiatives from target communities and many more. ​

Join us on 5 July 2023 in Singapore to learn from industry experts in the region who have been weathering the storms in this space and their best practices on engaging your community groups more effectively. Don’t miss the chance to build your network with your industry peers as your next partner may be in the room with you!

Why Community Engagement Asia 2023

“One-of-a-kind” conference on all things community engagement

The agents for social transformation includes the 3P – people, public and private. At Community Engagement Asia 2023, you get to interact directly and learn from these groups of people to keep up with the latest trends and not be left behind.

Exclusive insights on successful case studies from the region

Learn the best practices on what makes a successful community engagement programme from our panel of regional experts, and immediately apply it back to your organisation to replicate the success!

Expand your industry network and find your next collaboration in the room

Community engagement is a team effort, and it involves many community partners with shared goals and objectives to make it an effective one. Leverage this opportunity to build your network and find your partner for your next project.

Interactive learning experience to stimulate critical thinking and discussion

This is not your usual conference. We want you involved in the discussion as much as you learning from our world-class speakers. Get ready to participate in facilitated roundtable discussions, case studies-driven keynotes, networking sessions and many more!


  • Hear how to identify different community concerns and define a strategy that works.
  • Discover how to create innovative programmes with long-term impact that addresses community needs. ​
  • Uncover how to identify disengaged and hard-to-reach communities, and reengage them. ​
  • Learn how to tap on the digital era to create a hybrid engagement strategy to fit the current zeitgeist. ​
  • Hear the dos and don’ts when driving ground-up initiatives to get authentic community involvement and participation for the long-term. ​
  • Examine the best practices to get different community partners to “speak the same language”. ​
  • Discover how to recruit, retain and sustain the interest of Gen Z volunteers. ​
  • Takeaway practical tools and frameworks to assess engagement impact with success metrics that fit your organisation’s goals.


If you would like to enquire about speaking opportunities, or suggest topics for 2023, please contact Prassana Pillay, Group Content Director at prassanap@marketing-interactive.com or +65 6423 0329.

Serlina Huang

Serlina Huang

Head, Community Partnerships

Children’s Aid Society
Esther An

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer

City Developments Limited (CDL)
Pratibha Kurnool

Pratibha Kurnool

APAC Lead & Head of Community Impact & Strategic Tech Partnerships (ESG – Outreach)


Laetitia Lienart

Laetitia Lienart

Head, Corporate Citizenship & Foundations APAC

Credit Suisse

Tamara Weaver

Tamara Weaver

Director, Community Engagement

Disability Royal Commission (AU)
Bryan Choong

Bryan Choong

Principal Consultant, Strategy & Client Solutions


Yap Keng Hwee

Yap Keng Hwee

Deputy CEO


Karen Kee

Karen Kee

Deputy Director, International and Community Development

Government Technology Agency, Singapore
Ivy Tse

Ivy Tse

Chief Executive Officer

Halogen Foundation Singapore

Dawn Yip

Dawn Yip

Coordinating Director, SG Partnerships Office

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Patrick Tay

Patrick Tay

Member of Parliament, Pioneer SMC

Assistant Secretary General, NTUC

Jessie Lim

Jessie Lim

Regional Director (Europe), Network and Partnership Development

Singapore Global Network
Chia Ai Ling

Chia Ai Ling

Director, Communications & Community Engagement

SG Enable

Tan Wei Zhi

Tan Wei Zhi

Regional Head of Impact & Engagement Asia

Standard Chartered Bank

Veera Swaminathan

Veera Swaminathan

Chief Executive Officer

Sustainable Living Lab

Andrew Buay

Andrew Buay

Vice President, Group Corporate Sustainability

Singtel & Optus
Dickson Lim

Dickson Lim

Head of Philanthropy & Community Impact, Singapore



If you fall within any of the following category, then Community Engagement Asia 2023 is for you!

Public sector

Mid-senior level community engagement practitioners responsible for the development of outreach programmes, community, building community relations, fostering long-term 3P (people-private-public) collaboration, and involved in on-the-ground engagement of different community groups.

Private sector

Mid-senior level professionals responsible for corporate citizenship, community outreach, building 3P Network, corporate social responsibility, and fostering long-term community relations.

What our 2022 conference attendees had to say


Looking at expanding your brand reach within the community engagement industry? You’ve landed at the right page.

If you are looking for the perfect platform to leave an unforgettable impression with industry leaders, or excited to showcase your latest brand offering to these practitioners, being part of Community Engagement Asia 2023 is the way to go.

Let us help you get closer to your overall business objectives by simply getting in touch with Naomi Cranswick, General Manager, Business Development, at naomic@lighthousemedia.com.sg.

If your brand provides services or solutions in the following areas, Community Engagement 2023 is the perfect stage for you:

  • Community management tools
  • Digital engagement tools
  • Asset mapping tools
  • Measurement tools
  • And many more!

Past partners from Human Resources Online & MARKETING-INTERACTIVE 2022 conferences


Part of the Forum Media Group which has offices in 26 countries around the world, Lighthouse Independent Media is the publisher of the market-leading media and events brands MARKETING-INTERACTIVE and Human Resources Online. Lighthouse Independent Media has a fast-paced, high-performance culture and the company’s products are market-leaders, driven by a team of high-achieving professionals.


Established in June 2002, MARKETING-INTERACTIVE is Asia’s leading source of advertising, marketing and media intelligence reaching out to CMOs across Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. Credible, fiercely independent, and always first with industry-breaking news. We reach out to more advertising and marketing professionals across Asia than any other publication.

For more than a decade, we have produced many flagship events across Asia, bringing together thousands of thought leaders, marketing and communications practitioners, agencies, mar-tech enablers and business leaders. Our high profile and prestigious awards are celebrated by both brands and agencies across Asia.


Human Resources Online is a media & events brand that is passionate about the progression of HR, through our platforms ranging from digital content to in-person events, roundtables, and webinars, for Asia’s HR practitioners and solution providers. Established in 2004, we have since expanded throughout Asia which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Human Resources Online is Asia’s leading HR platform for CHROs and decision makers who are passionate about affecting positive change in their organisation. We are complemented by a portfolio of events, that includes two-day conferences, one-day interactives, award shows, masterclasses, online learning, and bespoke event partnerships.

#Throwback to Human Resources Online & MARKETING-INTERACTIVE conferences