One of Asia’s most highly regarded journalists and new media entrepreneurs will talk about values and staying true to yourself through challenging times

As the co-founder of Rappler, a leading news organisation in the Philippines, and the former CNN Bureau Chief in Manila, Maria Ressa is a globally respected journalist, best known for her courageous fight against the spread of disinformation.

We are delighted to confirm Ressa as the closing speaker at our upcoming virtual event, Gen.T Stream. Taking place on May 15, the event is themed “Reimagining our shared future: Taking control of the next chapter”. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented us with a unique opportunity to reassess the way we live. Our speakers will tackle this challenge head on, providing new ideas for how to move forward with purpose post-pandemic.

During the fireside chat, Ressa will discuss the impact of social media on Asian society, how to build resilience as an entrepreneur, the danger of "situational ethics" and the importance of staying true to your values.

Other Featured Speakers

Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna
Author of The Future is Asian, Partner at FutureMap

An international relations expert with an eye on the future, Khanna is founder and managing partner of FutureMap, a data- and scenario-based strategic advisory firm. An influential international relations expert, he has worked for organisations such as the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, and has also served as a senior geopolitical advisor to the US government. Khanna, a best-selling author, just released his sixth book, The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict & Culture in the 21st Century.

Matthew Brimer

Matthew Brimer
Co-Founder, General Assembly, Daybreaker & The Fund

From education to entertainment, Matthew Brimer is a serial entrepreneur cultivating an ecosystem of startups. Brimer is the co-founder of new businesses including entrepreneur education organisation General Assembly, which recently added its philanthropic arm Opportunity Fund; early morning dance party organiser Daybreaker; and The Fund, an early-stage venture fund that aims to nurture the next generation of startups.

Special Performance

Shila Amzah

Shila Amzah
Singer-Songwriter, Entrepreneur & Record Producer

Shila Amzah is an award-winning singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer. Shila is the first and only Malay artist to have success in Chinese-speaking countries and Chinese record charts, having broken into the market by winning the Chinese talent contest Asian Wave. She is also the first Malaysian artist to be nominated at the World Music Awards.


10:00am – Opening Remarks

10:10am – Keynote with Parag Khanna: 
Why the future is still Asian - opportunities for entrepreneurs in a post-covid world

10:45am – Fireside chat with Matthew Brimer:
Creating Real Impact in a Socially Distant World

11:20am – Performance by Shila Amzah

11:45am – Fireside chat with Maria Ressa:
Overcoming adversity – the values and trends that will see you through challenging times

12:15pm – Closing remarks

12:25pm – Virtual networking

Register now for Gen.T Stream.

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