CEO Luncheon:
Grow, Guard, Globalise – Navigating IP In the Next Leap
(Closed-door session)

6 September 2022, Tuesday
1:00pm – 2:30pm (SGT)
Physical |Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

Organised by IPOS and the Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

This event is by-invite only. 


Businesses in Singapore have shown resilience by staying on top of their game through innovation in their product and services, as well as branding strategies. Internationalisation remains a strong focus with 73% of companies already expanded overseas, according to the National Business Survey 2021/2022 by the Singapore Business Federation.

As companies enter new markets through setting up branches, franchises or even forging alliance with local partners, some may find challenges in protecting and utilising their valuable intangible assets for business success. How can companies maintain their strong competitive edge as they enter new frontiers?

Join us in our exclusive c-suite luncheon and dialogue session as we discuss global trends, how you may unlock the value of your intangible assets (such as your trademarks for your brands and patents for your technology), and how you can raise funds to expand your business with them.

Programme Breakdown

1.00pm Welcome Remarks
1.10pm Presentation by Lally Rementilla, Managing Partner, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
1.45pm Presentation by Iain Potter, Executive Vice President, J.S Held LLC
2.30pm End of Programme 


Ms Lally Rementilla
Managing Partner
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Lally Rementilla is Managing Partner, Intellectual Property-Backed Financing at BDC Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada.  She oversees and provides strategic guidance to a national team that helps intellectual property-rich companies accelerate their growth.

Following nearly two decades of experience as a financial executive in the technology sector, Lally moved into investment as Chief Executive Officer of commercial lender Quantius. At Quantius, she structured and launched the company’s main IP-focused fund. Prior to that, she held senior finance roles at Nulogy Corporation, Lavalife and Lucent Technologies Canada.

Lally is a board member of the Innovation Asset Collective - Canada’s first patent collective program.  She is also an Associate Fellow at Creative Destruction Lab.

Lally derives great satisfaction from partnering with founders and management teams to help them scale.  A Chartered Professional Accountant, she also holds a Master of Business Administration from York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Ateneo de Manila University.

Mr Iain Potter
Executive Vice President
J.S Held LLC

Iain Potter is a Chartered Accountant, qualified in both the UK (ICAEW) and Singapore (ISCA), specializing in complex loss of profit and valuation engagements and he has been based in Singapore since 2014. During his time in Europe and Asia, Iain has worked on cases involving a wide range of industries across six continents.

Outside of his expert appointments, Iain is pursuing a number of lines of research, currently including a PhD focusing on the extent to which awards of damages reflect risk and uncertainty.

Iain is most frequently retained as an independent expert on damages, valuation, and accounting issues. However, he also accepts expert determination engagements and appointments as a mediator for loss quantum, accounting, and other financial disputes.

Professional Affiliations:

Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Chartered Accountant, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
Fellow, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments
Fellow, Expert Witness Institute
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Chartered Valuer and Appraiser, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers Singapore
Islamic Finance Qualification, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments
Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners