Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

When and where will the AVPN Conference 2020 take place?

AVPN Conference 2020 will be held from 9 to 12 June, Tuesday to Friday, at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3. Find out what are the transportation options to get here.

What can I expect at the AVPN Conference 2020?

Every year, AVPN aims to bring highlights that are new and relevant to the table, and 2019 is no different. View past speakers, deep dives into pertinent impact areas, with workshops pitched at varying experience levels, and interactive sessions including the Deal Share Live and Asia Policy Forum. Stay tuned to the latest updates on our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Who can attend the AVPN Conference?

The AVPN Conference is open to all members of AVPN as well as non-members who qualify AVPN’s selection criteria to attend the conference.

AVPN is a membership network made up of organisations that are deploying financial, human and intellectual resources to increase social impact in Asia. This includes philanthropic foundations, family offices, corporations and financial institutions, impact funds, government entities, international non-governmental, universities, incubators and accelerators, intermediaries and service providers.

If you are not yet a member and would like to attend the event, please contact us at conference@avpn.asia for assistance.

How do I find out about changes or updates to the programme?

Changes and updates will be communicated via the following channels.

  • The AVPN Conference website for regular updates
  • Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Announcements will be made at the Conference venue.
  • Bulletin boards at the Conference venue.
  • Our Conference app — please download the free app from Google Play Store of iTunes App Store

What should I wear at the event?

Dress code for AVPN Conference 2020 is business casual, though a jacket will be helpful to transit between the aircon and sun. The conference venue may get chilly, so remember to bring something to keep you warm indoors!

Can you put me in touch with a speaker on the programme?

In accordance with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act, we will not be able to pass on anybody’s contact details or messages without permission. The best way to contact our guest speakers or any of the delegates is through their organisations or our Conference app.

I would like to set up side meetings with delegates at the Conference, can you suggest where I can do this?

To connect with delegates during the Conference, do make use of our AVPN Connector, which is available on our conference app, downloadable for free, or on our conference website.

We recommend that you take advantage of the ample seating areas within the Conference venue where you can comfortably network and set up side meetings.

Alternatively, you may refer to Suntec City’s directory listing for cafes and dining options.

I am unable to get responses from delegates via the Conference app. Can AVPN help?

Please contact conference@avpn.asia for assistance.

What kind of disability access do you offer?

Enjoy smooth accessibility around Suntec Singapore with wheelchair-friendly elevators and wide, open space for easy movement.

If you have any specific questions, please contact us at conference@avpn.asia for assistance.

Are there Muslim prayer rooms at the conference venue?

AVPN will be allocating a room. Please stay tuned for updates.

Where are the nursing rooms at the conference venue?

There are nursing rooms around Suntec Convention Center. We will share the exact location in our online and app-based venue directory once it is ready. 

Where is a good place to stay?

We invite our members to stay at our conference partner hotels to receive a specially negotiated rate. We have a full range of options on our Accommodation page. Please arrange the booking directly with the selected hotel.

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

Please contact us at conference@avpn.asia for assistance.

TICKETS

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets will be on sale from 6 January 2020. Please take advantage of our Early Bird Ticket Sales from 6 January to 15 March 2020 when you can enjoy close to 30% discount off the standard ticket price.

In order to qualify for this rate, payment must be received on or before 15 March 2020.

How much does it cost to attend the AVPN Conference 2019?

  • Early bird sale (from 6 Jan 2019 to 15 March 2020): USD 1,200
  • Standard Ticket: USD 1,700
  • All members will have access to additional discounted member tickets at USD 975.

In order to qualify for the early bird rate, payment must be received on or before 15 March 2020. Please register for your tickets here.

How can I get a ticket?

AVPN Conference 2020 is open to AVPN members and non-members who qualifies AVPN’s selection criteria to attend the conference. All registrations will be reviewed and subject to approval.

AVPN is a membership network made up of organisations that are deploying financial, human and intellectual resources to increase social impact in Asia. This includes philanthropic foundations, family offices, corporations and financial institutions, impact funds, government entities, international non-governmental, universities, incubators and accelerators, intermediaries and service providers.

Access to complimentary member tickets will be tiered based on the level of membership contribution.

  • Regional Members: 3 tickets
  • General and Corporate Members: 2 tickets
  • Reduced-contribution Members: 1 ticket
  • In addition, all members will have access to additional discounted member tickets at USD 975.

Non-members’ tickets will be processed once registration is approved.

The Early Bird Rate for non-members will be applicable till 15 March 2020. For registrations received thereafter, regular rates will apply. In order to qualify for the early bird rate, payment must be received on or before 15 March 2020.

Please register for your tickets here.

What are the modes of payment accepted?

Payment may be made via bank transfer or PayPal. Specific payment details will be shared once registration of the tickets are confirmed.

What is included in a Conference ticket?

A conference ticket includes entry to all the Plenary and Breakout sessions, as well as networking lunches and partner workshop sessions.

Additional benefits for AVPN members include a full-day Members’ Day forum which discusses deeper topics on social investing, as well as an exclusive VIP networking dinner for invited members and funders.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, your ticket may be transferred to another person within the same registered organisation as yourself. Kindly inform us of the name change in writing via conference@avpn.asia at least two weeks in advance.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any name changes and ticket transfers on the actual day of the event.

Can I get a refund if I am not able to come?

Unfortunately, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no-show. Substitutions should be made in writing to conference@avpn.asia at least two weeks in advance.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate any name changes and ticket transfers on the actual day of the event.

Where and when can I collect my conference delegate badge?

Please ensure that you collect your conference delegate badge when you register at the registration area before participating in any of the sessions.

Please wear your badge within the Conference grounds at all times for identification purposes.

How do I know my tickets are assigned?

Once the payment for the tickets are confirmed, AVPN will send the e-ticket(s) to the email address registered under your name. Please look out for it in the email.

I cannot find my ticket, how can I get it resent to me?

Please email us at conference@avpn.asia and we’ll be able to assist in re-sending you the tickets.

Can I pay my ticket at the entrance?

No, payment has to be made before your tickets can be issued. Please ensure that you have a conference ticket before you arrive at the Conference.

I am a speaker at the Conference. Am I eligible for a complimentary conference ticket?

Yes, as a speaker, you are eligible for a complimentary conference ticket. Please contact us at conference@avpn.asia for assistance.

I am an EVPA member, am I eligible for a discounted ticket?

All EVPA members would be able to enjoy the discounted member tickets at USD 900.

INVOLVEMENT

How do I register my interest to be a speaker or a moderator?

For members, please contact your AVPN representatives directly to express your interest. As AVPN receives hundreds of speaking opportunities, we will unfortunately not be able to respond to every request.

How can my organisation become a conference sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so act today. To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact AVPN at partnerships@avpn.asia and we’ll attend to you.

In addition, the AVPN Conference aims to advocate for sustainable practices.We are constantly on a look out for in-kind sponsors who can provide provide green printing services, reusable water bottles, and more.

If you wish to help us in making the event a greener one, please contact us at contact us at conference@avpn.asia for information.

Can I be a volunteer?

Yes, you can! We’re always in need of volunteers. Without them, the Conference would not be where it is. If you’re interested, please visit Call for Volunteers page on our website.

I am a non-profit organisation. Can I present my work at the conference?

Invitations are issued at the discretion of AVPN, well in advance of the Conference dates. AVPN receives hundreds of unsolicited submissions received, and we are unfortunately unable to respond to every submission sent for consideration.

I am a member. Can I promote my event at the conference?

If your event takes place during the Conference dates and you would like to promote it as a fringe event, AVPN is able to assist you in listing your event on our conference website and disseminate the information through our network. Please contact us at conference@avpn.asia for assistance.

I would like to showcase some publications and reports at the Conference, how can I do that?

Due to insufficient space to allow all delegates to display their materials, we only have an Outreach Partners booth that offers our outreach partners a dedicated space to share their publications and/or reports. Please contact marketing@avpn.asia to find out how to be an outreach partner.  

PROGRAMME

How do I get to the AVPN Members Day Dinner?

The Members Day Dinner is a by-invite-only dinner for AVPN members. The dinner venue will be confirmed in due course. 

Shuttle buses will be available bring members from the main conference venue to the dinner venue. Please follow our volunteers who will escort you to your bus bay.

Who can attend the Members’ Day programme?

This is a by-invite-only one-day forum for AVPN members. To sign up as a member, please contact membership@avpn.asia.

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