FAQs Speakers

Timeline for 2019 Singapore

May 29 – Send over the slides for your presentation
June 7  –  Deadline for modifications on slides
June 8  – AV team starts testing slides
June 16  – Speakers’ Dinner, venue to be confirmed – Marina Bay
June 17 – Conference kicks-off. If you are requested to meet with AV team before your talk, please be on time!
June 18 – PMF Women in Product Management event (requires registration) at Shopee offices
June 18 – Festival is over! See you at another PMF event (PMF Zurich 13-14 November 2019, PM Nights (various cities), PMF APAC 2020!


1. Do you have some tips for preparing my talk for PMF?

Watch Ram Papatla, PMF APAC 2018 Conference Board member on tips and tricks for PMF talks.

In addition, here are some tips from the PMF organizer team (for all PMF talks).

2. What does PMF APAC 2019 audience look like? 

Please don’t forget, your target audience is Product Managers (as per proposal submission). This year’s audience is over 250 PMs of all levels, from Associates to Heads and VPs of Product, CPOs, Product Owners, UX designers, customer experience folks. Most of the attendees are experienced product leaders, about 5% are in junior roles.

3. What will be the duration of my presentation?

The presentation slot is 30 minutes, which is broken down into a 21 – 26 minute presentation with a 4 – 9 minutes Q & A session at the end. You have to submit your slides by May 29. Keynotes have a length of 45 minutes. Don’t forget about the Speaker Pitches! You will also be assigned a moderator to your session, someone from the Conference Board. They will contact you in advance to walk through your presentation.

4. What are the Speaker Pitches?

We will do a “1 minute pitch” on the stage for all the parallel tracks in the morning and afternoon. The reason for this is to allow the attendees to make an easier choice of which sessions they want to attend. Experience shows that this is when a lot of attendees make their minds up which sessions to attend.

**Important for this:

  • Please prepare to tell the audience who you are and what makes your presentation interesting.
  • Please limit to 1 minute.
  • We will send a calendar invite for the pitch so you know when and where you have to be.

5. Why do I need to submit my presentation so early in advance? 

Most importantly, we want to make sure you enjoy your time on the PMF Stage and your talk is enjoyed and understood in its full by the audience as well. We want to avoid technical glitches on the day itself. For this, the AV team is running tests on all presentations the week before the conference. In addition, your session moderator (someone from the Conference Board) will get in touch with you in advance to walk through your presentation, discuss special requests.

6. What format does my presentation need to be in?

Ideally the presentation is 16×9 and a PDF or powerpoint. Please note, all presentations in Keynote will be converted and used on a PC. It is possible to send us a Keynote (with font type files included). We will then convert it into powerpoint. Alternatively, it is also possible for your to convert it yourself and send us the converted file.

7. What does the room layout look like? Will I have a comfort monitor? 

All three rooms are lecture style rooms. (Venue: INSEAD Asia Campus).

Main Track: fits 300, comfort monitor (showing slide behind your back)

Expert Track: fits 60. NO Comfort monitor.

Connect Track: fits 60. NO Comfort monitor.

8. Can I use special animations, embedded videos, live demo, etc.? 

Special animations and embedded videos can be used as long as they are available offline. The AV team will make sure they all run smoothly. Please note live demo is not possible. 

9. Can I use Google Slides or other online accessible formats? 

We don’t recommend you to rely on the WIFI on site, it is always risky. We have a fully packed schedule, very little time for testing slides before the talk.  So as a rule of  thumb your slides will be converted into PPT or PDF for the presentation.

10. Can I use my own computer to present from? 

We recommend you to use the laptop provided by the AV team, if you really need to present from your computer, it is at your own risk AND it is subject to technical testing in advance. Please inform us in advance, before 5 June. Afterwards, presenting from your own laptop will not be possible. 

NB: It is not possible to present from own laptop for the 17 June morning sessions. 

11. Will my presentation be shared after the talk?

Please note that directly after the conference we make the PDF copies of each presentation available to attendees through the Product Management Festival website, on a password protected page. It is possible to have two versions of your presentation, 1) for internal use of  presentation only 2) edited version for distribution. By default we share the file you send us in a PDF format.

12. Do I get a free ticket to the conference?

A free ticket will be made available to all speakers. The respective code was sent out to all speakers. Please register yourself via this code by going to the Ticket page and selecting Regular Tickets.  This code is for you only. You are free to share your discount code with your network.

13. Who covers the costs for travelling and accommodation?

As a Speaker you will benefit from free entrance and free meals during the conference. Transport and accommodation costs fall into your/your company’s responsibility.