Think Red Dot

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Plug and Play Tech Center

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Photos: 2009-03: Think Red Dot



With the start of another year, are you looking to …


Take on an exciting new career opportunity?

Upgrade yourself through executive programs?

Expand your business interests in Asia?

Discover a new lifestyle in a cosmopolitan society, rich in Asian culture?


If so, join us at “Think RED DOT” – a professional networking session jointly presented by NUS Extension (NEX), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), ContactSingapore & InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

We cordially invite professionals & executives, new graduates, post-graduate students, undergraduates and business people in Bay Area to join us at “Think RED DOT” to discover the opportunities in Singapore and South-east Asia.  


The session will feature:

  1. “Careers@Singapore” opportunities for global talents in technology and R&D sectors in Singapore (presented by ContactSingapore), 
  2. IT Startup Companies Attraction Program (presented by IDA Singapore)
  3. "Singapore Education" - Singapore Educational infrastructure and programs for adults and children (presented by NEX & STB)

Date/Time:  March 5, 2009

6:30 – 8:30 pm


Venue: Plug and Play Tech Center,

440 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, Ca 94085





Registration & refreshment


Welcome Message and Keynote speeches


Questions & Answers


Close of session


Registration & Admission

Admission is complimentary for guests pre-registered with the participating agencies and our supporting organizations before March 4, 2009, 12:00 pm:




Supporting Organisations:

ContactSingapore/Singapore EDB


IDA Singapore                                 

World Affairs Council of Northern California

NUS Extension


STB Education Services

Plug & Play Tech Center


Singapore America Business Association


Chinese Software Professional Association


You may also email your interest to attend, along with your name and contact number to


Drop in at gate will be admitted at $10/head based on availability of seats.


Participating Agencies


Contact Singapore (


Contact Singapore is an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower. It aims to attract global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore. With offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Contact Singapore is the one-stop centre for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in Singapore, as well as individuals and entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in or initiate new business activities here. 


Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with global talent and provides updates on career opportunities and industry developments in Singapore. We work with private sector partners to facilitate the interests of potential individual investors in Singapore.


You can reach us at


IDA Singapore (


InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is the lead government agency that is responsible for the growth of the IT and Telecommunications industry in Singapore.  The strategic goal of IDA is to cultivate a vibrant and competitive infocomm industry in Singapore - one that attracts foreign investment and sustains long-term GDP growth through innovative infocomm technology development, deployment and usage in Singapore.  IDA seeks to achieve this objective in its roles as the infocomm industry champion, the national infocomm master-planner and developer, and the Government CIO.  As part of our industry development role, IDA helps U.S. based IT startups that are looking to leverage on Asia for their future growth.  IDA provides attractive incentives for startups to establish an Asian presence in Singapore.  IDA's program helps accelerate your startup's market expansion while increasing the capital efficiency of your existing funding.  Startups are welcome to participate in the many innovative IT projects and programs that IDA manages in Singapore.  Singapore serves as a test bed for your technology and your launch pad to Asia.  


NUS Extension (

NUS Extension (NEX) is the continuing education arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), the nation’s premier university. For more than 40 years since our inception in 1966 as the Extra-mural Studies Department of the then University of Singapore, NEX is dedicated to providing a meaningful and enriching experience for lifelong learners.

Lifelong Learning at Its Best
As an integral part of NUS, NEX seeks to support the University’s philosophy for quality education and innovation. NEX is always keen to develop new ideas and ready to respond promptly and dynamically to learning needs.

NEX engages experienced instructors and adopts well-researched and time-tested training methods, as well as innovative learning resources. Leveraging on the University’s pool of academia and network of leading industry practitioners, NEX imparts up-to-date knowledge and skills that maximizes your potential and sharpen your competitive edge, so as to help you better meet the ever-changing trends of the knowledge economy and work climate. 

Areas of Expertise
Today, NUS Extension offers a comprehensive suite of courses in the following learning platforms:

  • Professional and Management (Staying Relevant) 
  • Enterprise Leadership (Cultivating Leaders) 
  • Entrepreneurship Development (Nurturing Entrepreneurs) 
  • Personal Enrichment (Enhancing the Individual) 

NEX covers an array of disciplines such as risk management, strategic planning, sales and marketing, customer service, computing, language, culture and the arts, as well as health and wellness, just to name a few.


Singapore Tourism Board - Education Services (

Education Services was established to position Singapore as a premier education hub in the region. Education in Singapore draws from the latest and best in knowledge around the globe, blending the finest from the east and the west. Here, students have an extensive choice between local and foreign schools, and a wide and diverse array of courses to prepare them for the workplace. Our commitment to education has attracted some of the most prestigious international education institutions such as INSEAD, Chicago Graduate School of Business, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and ESSEC to establish a presence in Singapore. Being at the crossroads of Asia, Singapore is also a great place for students and executives to make friends from around the world and build contacts for future networking possibilities. 


This event is supported by Plug & Play Tech Center, SingaporeConnect, World Affairs Council of Northern California, National University of Singapore Entrepreneur Association (NUSEA), Chinese Software Professional Association and Singapore America Business Association.



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