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Are you ready to take control of your finances but don’t know where to start? Is 2018 the year that you take your career to the next level and take action to reach your full potential?

We will hear from industry leaders who, just like you, chose to make a difference and never looked back. Be a part of a growing community taking control and supporting others in their journey towards financial independence.

The New Savvy is Asia’s leading financial, investments & career platform for women. We empower women to make smarter financial decisions, transform your relationship with money and supercharge your career.

Join us for our launch event this January to find out how you can take steps to be the best version of yourself.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing a glass of wine or two!


6.30pm: Registration and networking
7.00pm: Panel discussion starts
7.45pm: Q&A session
8pm: Networking and drinks


Ashley Dudarenok – Alarice International

Ashley Galina Dudarenok, Alarice Interntaional

Ashley is a China marketing expert with twelve years of professional experience in the region. She lived in mainland China for over four years and has worked in Hong Kong for the past seven. Ashley is fluent in Mandarin, Russian, German and English. Her specialties involve marketing in China, Chinese social media, KOL promotions and creative campaigns.

In 2011 Ashley established Alarice International, a social media agency that offers creative marketing solutions for China. In 2013 she co-founded the Russian Business Club in Hong Kong and in 2015 started aJournal, a China-focused media project. In 2016, she and her team launched ChoZan, a membership platform for China-focused marketers. Then, in February 2017 Ashley started her dedicated business blog, AshelyTalks, on YouTube. She is now the world’s No.1 China marketing blogger with thousands of followers from around the world.

Ashley is a member of Alibaba’s Global Influencer Entourage and works with Tencent’s core founders on conquering Western social media.

In the past seven years, Ashley has worked with more than 100 brands and organizations from more than 30 countries, helping them enter the China market smoothly and efficiently.

Ashley often shares her knowledge and experience in a variety of magazines, including Forbes, CNBC, Huffington Post, SCMP, China Daily, Hong Kong Economic Times, Ming Pao, Jing Daily, Wen Wei Po, The Asian Entrepreneur, Jumpstart Magazine, HK01, Macau Business Daily and others.

Ashley is a frequent speaker at TEDx, China Marketing Summit, WeChat Conference, InvestHK, HKSTP, The Women’s Foundation, GSMA, General Assembly, Metta and others.

Tariq Dennison, CFPCM – AGFM Group Limited

Tariq Dennison, The New Savvy Hong Kong LaunchTariq Dennison, CFPCM, is a Hong Kong-based financial planner and retirement investment specialist.  He runs GFM Group Limited, a Hong Kong Type 9 licensed asset management firm and US SEC-registered investment advisor.

Tariq has been active in stock, bond and currency markets since 1998, and has worked at Societe Generale, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns, Commerzbank and Accenture in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, and now Hong Kong.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on bond investing, retirement planning, ETFs, Asian small-cap companies, and Bitcoin and regularly speaks at CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, and on RTHK Radio 3’s “Money Talk”.  Tariq is married with two boys and enjoys taking his boys on train trips around China and the rest of Asia.

Tariq holds a Masters in Financial Engineering Degree from the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Marquette University.  He also teaches fixed income and alternative investments at ESSEC Business School in Singapore.

Siobhan Barnes – The Neon Life Society

Siobhan Barnes – The Neon Life Society

Siobhan Barnes is the Founder of The Neon Life Society which is dedicated to supporting visionary women to step into their next level of leadership. Siobhan guides women to activate all of their unique strengths, trust their own intuition and confidently create meaningful careers and business that align to each woman’s unique purpose and version of success. Siobhan is a big believer in tossing out the old fashioned rules of success and instead creating a path that marries both head and heart.  Prior to founding The Neon Life Society Siobhan worked at Goldman Sachs and Jones Lang LaSalle in commercial and corporate real estate. She is married with three young children and passionate about supporting the next generation of global conscious women leaders.

Fyiona Yong – Wholistic Coachsulting

Fyiona is a Millennial Engagement Expert and Founder of Wholistic Coachsulting Ltd. She helps companies and executives create effective and engaged multi-generational teams.

Fyiona’s professional background, while diverse, isn’t traditional: Within 14 years in a Fortune 50 company, she rotated through roles from Finance, Digital Transformation to Customer Operations in various locations. Most recently, before transitioning into entrepreneurship, she was appointed as the worldwide youngest Head of Customer Operations in Shell and led a multi-cultural and multi-generational team in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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Natalie Pringle – The New Savvy Hong Kong Lead

Natalie Pringle, The New Savvy Hong Kong Launch

Natalie is the Hong Kong Chief Ambassador of The New Savvy.

She relocated to Hong Kong from London in 2015 to establish the International division of a rapidly expanding Real Estate company which perfectly combined her interests in property, investment and growing new businesses.

With a degree in Law and a love for public speaking, she has always been focused on developing her knowledge and understanding of business as well as supporting and empowering those around her to push the boundaries of their capabilities and to become their best selves.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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