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Daniel Chua is the founder and Chief Executive of AONIA Private Limited, a client-enabler that architectures and delivers highly-customized motivational and inspirational Programmes and Experiences that help organizations attain the fullest potential of their team and stakeholder relationships. Daniel has business experience and networks in Education & Training, Branding, Marketing Communications, Travel and Events related responsibilities working with clients and stakeholders in the Automobile, Agricultural, Association, Aviation, Beauty, Chemicals, Energy, Finance, Fashion, Hospitality, Luxury, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Travel, Water, Government and Not-for-Profit sectors.

He has managed successful Programmes and Experiences globally for clients including Allergan, AstraZeneca, GSK, DSM, CitiGroup, DuPont, Lamborghini, NEC, SHARP, Symantec, Samsung, Standard Chartered Bank, Shell, MHD, McDonald's, Merck, PWN Technologies and VESTAS, amongst others. Daniel is passionate about partnering clients to architecture and deliver highly personalized Programmes and Experiences that help motivate and inspire client stakeholders for optimal organizational effectiveness, leveraging upon his global network of partners and associates including award-winning speakers, management consultants, coaches, and subject matter experts across a range of industries, skills and geographies. Daniel believes in knowledge-sharing and has been a guest presenter at international fora on topics including Business Events Industry Development and Destination Marketing.

In recognition of his contributions to the Business Events industry, he was awarded the inaugural AFECA Young Professional Awards in 2015. He served as Vice-President (M&I) and as Young Leaders' Chair for SACEOS for three terms (2013-2019), during which he conceived the Singapore MICE Challenge, a platform for youth development that has seen hundreds of students participating. He created the Professional Events Management Course (PEvM) for SACEOS, for which he has been Principal Trainer since 2017. 

He was also Editorial Board Advisor to industry magazine BizEventsAsia from 2014-2018. Daniel possesses Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credentials awarded by the Convention Industry Council and a Certificate in Exhibitions Management (CEM), in addition to an Honours Degree in International Business from the prestigious National University of Singapore. He is also a CoachU-trained Corporate Coach.

Daniel’s sources of motivation and inspiration include: Architecture, History, Science & Technology, Sports, Music, Traveling, Reading, the Performing Arts and Volunteer work.