Thursday 13th June 2019


Registration opens


Opening remarks from the chair

Renee Conklin, Founder, RC HR Consulting


Opening remarks from the Event Partner

John Antos, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Asia Pacific, ADP


Building a future-ready workforce for digital transformation

One of the biggest challenges in HR today is keeping up with the skills required for digital transformation. How can you prepare employees to adapt to the digital age?

  • How to develop effective programs that help employees thrive in the digital age
  • How will emerging technologies assist in attracting and retaining talent required for the workforce of the future?
  • What do HR professionals need to prepare for future talent needs?

Lelia Konyn, Head of HR and Corporate Affairs, Shun Shing Group


HCM Trends in Asia: Moving from Future Ready to Future Prepared

In the face of multiple business growth and technology automation mega trends sweeping across the Asia Pacific region, affecting businesses of every size, understanding these trends so that you can help your company ahead is critical to success. How do you manage these transformation changes and the effects on your employees? John Antos, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Asia Pacific, ADP, will share with you

  • His perspective on trends in human capital in Asia
  • What leaders can do to not just be ready for future changes, but to get your organization prepared for transformation
  • Provide suggestions on how to get the most out of your talent management during this time

John Antos, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Asia Pacific, ADP

10:10am Morning tea & refreshment break

How to effectively use artificial intelligence for recruitment

Artificial intelligence (AI) has created a more efficient recruitment process, allowing HR leaders to streamline and automate workflows and tap into diverse talent. This session will outline how to:

  • How to effectively collect and analyse applicant data
  • Using predictive analytics throughout the recruitment process
  • AI in recruitment: how it is applied and assists in solving barriers to recruitment
  • New era, new jobs: how to leverage AI in evolving roles

Sushil Asar, Cognitive Process Transformation Leader - Analytics, Automation & Blockchain Solutions, IBM


Identifying employee trends using workforce analytics

Analysing data can provide significant insights into employee behaviour. How can we effectively analyse data to manage talent?

  • What type of information can data show on an individual and team level?
  • Determining key metrics to monitor during the employee journey
  • Using predictive analytics to support talent management

Esteban Espeleta, Director - Head of HR & Payroll Services, TMF Group


Case study: How Yat Fai Group leverages its HR analytics

As one of Asia’s largest logistics companies, the Yat Fai Group successfully manages employees across countries, cultures and locations. In this dynamic session, hear how the HR team uses insights from workforce analytics data to drive its recruitment and talent management strategies.

  • Tailoring recruitment and talent management strategies using data
  • Using predictive analytics to identify skills required for future teams
  • Applying evidence-based decision making through tracking HR analytics

Winnie Lai, Group HR Director, Yat Fai Group

12:30pm Networking lunch

PANEL: Consumerisation of the workplace – what does this mean for the employer?

Organisations are increasingly expected to deliver a customer-centric employee experience that is seamless, digital and personalised. How can HR leaders evolve their processes and strategies to provide a competitive and rewarding experience throughout the employee lifecycle? This session will address:

  • Using technology to create a personalised candidate experience during the recruitment process
  • Strategies for promoting continuous communication and feedback to evaluate employee goals and performance
  • Using people analytics to predict employee interests and needs
  • Creating accessible and customised content from learning programs

Harshit Anand, Head of HR, Hong Kong & Regional Head of HR Operations/Delivery, QBE Insurance
Angee Chan, Head of People and Culture, Hong Kong and Macau , Philip Morris International
Maria Hui, Director, HR HK Lead, Microsoft
Mabel Wong, Vice President - People, Talent & Organizational Development, Lane Crawford

2:20pm Developing an effective employee value proposition to create a positive experience

How can you create an effective employee experience program that will keep employees engaged and productive?

  • Creating a conducive working environment
  • Fostering a collaborative company culture through communication and leadership
  • Providing career development programs
  • Recognising personal achievements
  • Identifying rewards that tailor to employee interests and needs
  • Using data analytics to help design a compelling experience

Brett Cooper, General Manager Hong Kong & Macau, Philip Morris Asia Limited (PMAL)

2:50pm Afternoon tea & refreshment break

Bridging the gap: Understanding a multi-generational workforce

Faced with ever changing expectations of consumers and the impact of disruptive entrants into the retail landscape how can ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers respond and what are the implications for HR?

  • How is the changing retail landscape affecting HR?
  • Managing a diverse workforce
  • Identifying and overcoming current HR challenges

Trevor Blackman, Vice President, Global Reward & Mobility, DFS


Creating the right mindset for organisational change

The future of work is disrupting existing structures, roles, and technology. How can HR professionals help optimise organizational change?

  • Increase employee capability and sustain performance through change
  • Manage organisational change roles and accountabilities
  • Leading change – effective communication strategies to support successful change

Helena Green, Head (Executive Director), Leadership & Team Effectiveness for Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

4:30pm Conference concludes




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