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The Future of Consumption

Aspire Asia Aotearoa

The future of consumption is constantly evolving, with new technologies and innovative practices transforming the way we consume foods to the sustainable practices we adopt. From sustainability and vertical farming to cell-based cuisine, the future of consumption is full of exciting developments.

To help you stay ahead of the curve and gain valuable insights, you will learn about the impact of sustainability, vertical farming, and cell-based cuisine on the future of food, as well as how these practices are being implemented in the industry.

Join the Asia New Zealand Foundation and the Auckland Business Chamber for two sessions delivered digitally on the 20th of June.  These sessions will take a deep dive into these seismic changes with business leaders from the Asia region to discuss the forces, the opportunities, and the challenges that are shaping the future of consumption.

The Future of Consumption Digital Replay

Session One, featuring Brian Cu, CEO and Co-founder of SariSuki

Session Two, featuring Sandhya Sriram, Group CEO and Co-founder of Shiok Meats

Keynote Speaker – Session One

Brian Cu

CEO and Co-founder of SariSuki

Brian Cu is a highly accomplished serial entrepreneur, renowned for his success in building multi-billion dollar companies. He was a co-founder and CFO of Gojek, Indonesia’s first unicorn company, and served as the head of Grab Philippines, overseeing the operations of the country’s largest ride-hailing and food delivery platform. With his latest venture, SariSuki, Brian aims to revolutionize the agricultural supply chain and provide income opportunities to individuals through social commerce.

In addition to his achievements with Gojek, Grab, and SariSuki, Brian is also the co-founder of Zalora Philippines and served as the Managing Director, where he introduced the cash-on-delivery service to the Philippine eCommerce market. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, he worked as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where he gained experience in sales and distribution, and marketing for various industries.

Brian holds a major in Finance and a minor in Technopreneurship from the National University of Singapore, graduating with first-class honors. He is a firm advocate of leveraging technology for social impact and empowering individuals through entrepreneurship.

Keynote Speaker – Session Two

Dr. Sandhya Sriram

Group CEO and Co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the Group CEO and Co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore, the first cultivated seafood & meat company in Southeast Asia and the first cultivated Crustacean company globally.

With her at the helm, Shiok Meats has raised USD 30 Million in funding since its inception in 2018 from a global suite of investors – USA, Europe, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. Shiok Meats also acquired Gaia Foods, a cultivated red meat company headquartered in Singapore.

A stem cell biologist and scientist by training and education, a former business development professional, a serial entrepreneur, and a thought leader, Sandhya was recently named as part of the 2021 class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts and as one of Forbes Women in Tech.

She is also an advisor and investor to trailblazing Food Tech start-ups and has spoken at leading industry conferences worldwide. A proud mother to a 9-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter, a conscious lifestyle blogger, and an avid traveller, Sandhya likes to call herself a productive juggler.

Panel Speakers


Chia Yi Ching


Manager, QL Resources

Chia Yi Ching is a family member and manager of QL Resources, a 3rd gen family business and the largest surimi and egg producer in Malaysia, and owners of all Family Marts. QL operates businesses in integrated livestock farming, marine products manufacturing and convenience store chains.

Hui Qi Low


Head of Growth, Aonic

Hui Qi Low is the Head of Growth at Aonic, a Malaysian all-in-one drone solutions provider including high-precision agriculture spraying, aerial mapping and flight telemetry. 

Thawanhatai Kruayatidee


Manager, Mae Fah Luang Foundation

Thawanhatai Kruayatidee is the manager of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, the Thai Royal Family’s farming and rural project based on sustainable alternative livelihood development. The foundation conducts work in an integrated, people-centered approach towards economic, social and and environment development.

Tri Gunadi Widjaja


President, PT Putrabali Adyamulia

Tri Gunadi Widjaja is the President Director of PT. Putrabali Adyamulia, a family business founded in 1955.  It has multiple divisions and is now one of the leading coffee, cloves, and pepper exporters in Indonesia with warehouses, processing plants and branches in Lampung and Bangka with an annual turnover of over $100M USD.

Tung Ngoc Pham


CEO & Founder, Foodmap

Tung Ngoc Pham is the CEO & Founder of FoodMap, the fastest-growing agricultural e-commerce platform in Vietnam. FoodMap’s platform connects farmers and food producers directly to B2C and B2B customers. FoodMap increases farmers’ income for their raw materials and it gives farmers insights for future harvest planning.

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