Bangkok to host first-ever ASEAN-ISRAEL Security Summit on Feb 21

The premier Cyber and Homeland Security Conference will witness industry leaders, decision makers, academicians and government officials exchange ideas on security trends and best practices.

Bangkok, January 18, 2017: The realisation of ASEAN Economic Community has thrown open a significant opportunity for security systems integration business — be it Homeland or IT security. Systems integrators in the region are now looking to expand their business beyond their native markets to other countries within this region.

In order to bring all security stakeholders on a common platform, a first-ever one-day conference titled ASEAN – Israel Security Summit ( will be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand on February 21, 2017 at Arnoma Grand with parallel tracks on Cyber & Homeland Security.

The event will also feature an exhibition by the participating companies from Israel and other parts of South & South East Asia. The Summit will provide opportunity to understand the new technologies being implemented in these areas and also enable collaborations and long-term business partnerships for interested companies.

The ASEAN – Israel Security Summit is a joint initiative of Singapore-based Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd & Israel-based IBO Connection Group Ltd.

According to Mr. Vishwesh Iyer, Managing Partner of Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd, “The threat of an attack disrupting public and private network and infrastructure has driven up the spend on security across the ASEAN region. Hence, the urgent need to mitigate threats have led to countries and industry integrating latest technologies for identification, security check, and access control to critical infrastructures.”

The premier Cyber and Homeland Security networking platform is an opportunity for industry leaders, corporate decision makers, academicians and government officials to exchange ideas on security trends and best practices. It will also showcase the latest developments in technologies, tools and techniques.

The day-long conference will see experts from Government and the industry discuss and debate issues for smart and effective Homeland and Cyber Security management.

The Thai-Israel Chamber of Commerce, CITEC, Bangkok Ventures and Startup Bangkok have already come on board as Supporting Partners. Among the media partners supporting the event are, COPS Today International, The Counter Terrorist (Asia Pacific Edition), Source, Media Kindle and

About BERG:

Business Excellence & Research Group Pte Ltd (BERG), is a Singapore-based entity committed to nurturing and promoting business excellence across diverse sectors. In this quest, BERG has gone on to establish thought leadership platforms over the past three years since its inception through various initiatives  in the form of summits, conferences, business networking sessions and recognition through awards.

About IBO Group:

 I.B.O – International Business Opportunities is an Israeli corporation that promotes business and joint ventures among Israel and the Far East. IBO uses a vast array of knowledge, contacts and networking in the Israeli market to help foreign companies and investors accomplish their needs both successfully and with integrity.

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Bringing gastronomical delights from ‘God’s own country’

Sneha Nair, Home Chef, specializing in Kerala cuisine.

A Developmental Economist by education, Sneha spent four years working in Private Equity and Asset Management in Mumbai. Two years back in June 2104, she started a service called ‘Poppaddum’ which aims to bring people together for a simple home cooked meal (Keralite). The idea is to help revive recipes, food habits and the culture of eating together which is slowly getting lost in this fast paced life.  It also helps people meet new people who aren’t from their peer group, or existing social circles.

Every weekend Sneha serves up sadyas (traditional and often festive Keralite meals involving a selection of dishes served on a banana leaf) inspired by traditional Syrian, Malabar Muslim, and Kerala Hindu cuisines. The theme and menu varies with each lunch which — like all of Poppaddum’s lunches – are served in the informal setting of Nair’s home on banana leaves.

Having started as a weekend hobby, today, she has successfully retailed her products, worked with restaurants in Mumbai to help with menus, catered, done pop up markets and also started a Youtube show he is also in the process of working on a food tour that will take Keralite food across and help create an awareness that extends beyond Idli and Dosas. 

High point in career
There have been so many really. Each holds a special memory. Poppaddum was one of the first in the “home chef” scene in Mumbai. It being recognised as the pioneer in the city was quiet a memorable moment. Another time, at a party, someone asked me to “check out” Poppaddum, and having a complete stranger know about my work, was fantastic to say the least. The most memorable moment has to be when New York Magazine picked Poppaddum as the “underground” place for the most authentic south Indian food in Mumbai. Featured in the list were industry giants and also old time tested establishments. It really was quiet something to have Poppaddum featured there.

Most challenging assignment so far
After two years in Mumbai, it was time to explore new places. So in October 2015, I moved to Bangkok. Starting all over again has been the most challenging aspect. It is also a great leveller. 

Greatest Inspiration
My Father. I never quiet understood what it is like to be an entrepreneur. Having come from a background of business, I was convinced, it is not that something that I’d ever do because of the challenges. But the last two years have been an eye opener of sorts. Small habits imbibed into me when I was young, now seem to make a lot more sense than what it did back then. My father is my greatest inspiration because he is a survivor and has always added value to the lives of people around him and continues to stay humble through it all.

Most important milestone in life
Choosing to quit a comfortable job, and following my passion for food and history. 

Women are the better halves. What does it mean?
It is really a matter of perspective for me. In my relationship with my husband, he is most definitely the better half. He is more grounded, patient, and a better listener than me. I consider myself quiet lucky for the same. However, having said that, in society, women are the better half. Women are survivors and the keepers of the world. There is a Goddess in each and every woman whose struggles we barely even understand.