InterSME Breakfast Seminar: Handling Crisis and Change as an SME

Entrepreneurs are constantly managing critical situations. Join this breakfast seminar to learn from our experienced panelists.

The critical situations Entrepreneurs face can take a myriad of forms – changes in direction, a new (urgent) business opportunity, key staff turnover, financial pressure and legal situations – just to name a few.
Join us to hear real-world advice on specific scenarios you may face and how to best handle them or prevent them entirely, such as:

– When should you handle a crisis yourself/internally, and when should a 3rd party expert be employed?
– How do you create a team that has the flexibility and resilience to manage change?
– How can you manage your own emotions to prioritize and lead a team through a crisis?

Our esteemed panel includes successful entrepreneurs and crisis management experts, and promises to be an insightful, practical discussion that will benefit managers and leaders regardless of the size of your business.


Totti KarpelaMr. Totti Karpela, Peace of Mind Ltd.

Totti is currently the CEO of two threat management companies, one in Europe and one in Hong Kong. He is the President of European Threat Assessment Professionals Association and a board member of the Australasian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.
He previously worked nine years as a member of the hostage negotiations team at the National S.W.A.T. unit. Nowadays his role in the private sector is to provide behavioural and security consultation in numerous global corporations. His customer portfolio displays a wide range of members, going from presidential candidates and celebrities to bank and insurance companies. He also holds a CTM-accreditation as the only threat management professional outside of the United States.

Argha SenMr. Argha Sen, Gormei

Former CMO of Toys R Us Asia and ecommerce/ omnichannel director of Li & Fung, Mr. Argha Sen decided to leave the corporate world to pursue his own food startup that brings bespoke dining experiences to clients, from intimate Michelin-star dinners to nose-to-tail BBQ parties, Gormei

Stefano PassarelloMr. Stefano Passarelo, People & Projects
Stefano is the Managing Partner and Founder of People & Projects. After graduating from Bocconi University (Italy) in 2003 and Tulane University (USA) in 2004, Stefano gained international accounting experience at KPMG Florence before moving to Hong Kong. He started P&P in 2005 and has grown the company from Hong Kong to nine other cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Singapore, Tokyo and Barcelona. To further enhance his local knowledge, Stefano topped up his prestigious degrees with the Master of Accounting from City University of Hong Kong in 2009.


Joshua Miller

– Mr. Joshua Miller,
Joshua is the CEO of since 2011 and he brings close to 20 years of experience in finance, leadership and Hong Kong Property to the company.
Born in the Hawaii and raised in Hong Kong, Joshua obtained his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his BA at Dartmouth College. His experience in real estate began with Asia Pacific Properties.
Previously Joshua was the Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 8 years working in the Global Capital Markets and Investment Banking divisions in Hong Kong and New York. His focus is on strategy, growth, investor relations and building scalable operations that empower Hong Kong Real Estate professionals to improve their services.

Information about the event

When:Thursday, February 16, 8-10am
Where:UniCredit, Prague Room, 26/F, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Cost:Fee: Members 150HKD // Non-Members 250HKD (including light breakfast)
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