In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxKL, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxKL event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized

Rajiv Bhanot

CEO of H2GO Global

A Medical Practitioner by profession, Dr Rajiv moved on to pursue the path of social entrepreneurship after having spent some years working at a government hospital. Over a 5 year period, he has helped build up a few different startup companies – converting them into high-growth, sustainable businesses.

He is currently the Managing Director of a technology based company that works on providing a cutting edge solution that he believes will eventually be able to end water poverty and is the co- founder and CEO of Face Factors Clinic – a premier aesthetic and wellness clinic located in Kuala Lumpur.

Besides his involvement in the corporate sector, he is also very active in various NGO’s and organizations namely as chairman of FORWARD – an NGO that works on tackling issues related to education as well as poverty faced by numerous Malaysian communities. He is also the Chairman of Maruma that is an organization that connects Malaysians who have studied or are looking at venturing into the Russian Federation.

As Dr Rajiv was planning his mother’s 60th birthday sometime in 2015, he realised that there was  huge vacuum in the market for people in his position especially having spent hours of his time visiting potential venues much to his frustration. When the idea of having a platform to efficiently source venues, manage and plan out events was put forward to him, Dr Rajiv immediately jumped on board and Venuescape was born.

His simple philosophy in life is if you start doing something, do it with 100% commitment, always reach for the unreachable while always protect  the fun and joy that should come from doing it.