Founder, Unlisted Collection
Dynamic hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng attended law school in England, University of Sheffield, and postgraduate studies at London School of Economics followed by bar exams in London before returning to Singapore in 1997. Loh became a corporate litigator upon his return before leaving the profession to venture into the hospitality industry. Since then, Loh has started ventures across Singapore, Shanghai, London and Sydney under the Unlisted Collection.
Loh is a member of Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) Tourism Consultative Council. In 2004, STB awarded Loh with the “New Tourism Entrepreneur Award” for his work in transforming a simple shop house into Hotel 1929. He was once again awarded the “Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year” award at the Singapore Experience Awards 2011, the most prestigious awards platform in Singapore’s tourism industry. Recently in 2016, he was awarded World Gourmet Summit’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” which recognises individuals who have made significant contributions in the food and beverage industry.
Loh served as Chairman for Singapore Philatelic Museum from 2012 to 2016 and director of Mercy Relief from 2014 to 2017. Currently, he is the Chairman for Asian Civilisations Museum, The Peranakan Museum, Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd and Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre. He is also serving on the Conservation Advisory Panel convened by Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore. He holds the Directorship for National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre and Singapore Land Authority as well.
Singapore is facing a demographic time bomb at a time when technological disruption threatens to upend whole industries and change the nature of work and jobs. What is happening with Singapore’s demographics? How does it affect work and jobs? What are some of the technological advances happening today (and tomorrow) that will change the way we work, and the very notion of a job? How we should prepare the workforce to meet these challenges and face the future with confidence is a conundrum with no easy answers, but it will be crucial to our continued success as a nation. As technology evolves and advances more rapidly today than ever before in history, what can we do to remain relevant and productive? What will the future of work be and what are we doing to prepare for this ever more dynamic and protean future? Topics in relation to the hospitality, food and beverage and tourism industry will be explored in relation to these concerns.