Employee Benefits Asia 2016

Senior HR Forum is pleased to support as a media partner for Employee Benefits Asia organized by Human Resources Magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the Employee Benefits Asia official website.

Employee Benefits Asia 2016 is tailored for HR leaders who need to stay abreast of compensation & benefits trends and be equipped with results-proven strategies that transform their human resources practices to help achieve business goals and strategies.

Since its launch in 2012, Employee Benefits Asia has grown to become Asia’s biggest conference for senior HR professionals looking to exchange ideas and learn about cutting edge C&B strategy from regional and global thought leaders.

    Hong Kong Session

Venue: The Mira, Hong Kong
Date and Time: August 9 – 10, 2016

    Singapore Session

Venue: Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore
Date and Time: August 2 – 3, 2016

    Malaysia Session

Venue: Connexion@Nexus, Malaysia
Date and Time: August 17 – 18, 2016

    Topics to be discussed include:

Inside Asia’s talent management; navigating foreign and local workforce considerations; developing talent for growth and innovation; HR’s growing importance as a strategic business partner; preparing a pipeline of tomorrow’s leaders; technology and talent management; the talent marketplace; assessing, hiring and developing the best; embracing diversity; and cultivating loyalty and employee engagement.

A number of first class speakers are arranged for the event, including:

– Theresa Chong, group human resources director, Amoy Food
– Vanessa Yen, head of HR Asia, institutional banking and markets, Commonwealth Bank
– Dawn Soo, chief wellness officer and head of Hong Kong office, CXA Group
– Gordon Bedford, global director environment, health & safety and corporate social responsibility, Mattel
– Sunny Fong, senior director, HR business partner and total compensation, Asia Pacific/ME/Africa, McDonald’s
– Liana Attard, AMEA consulting leader, employee health & benefits, Mercer
– Ceyda Kamhi Ozyel, director compensation & benefit, Asia, Phillip Morris International
– Grace Xu, human resources director, Hong Kong and Macau, Richemont
– Rizwan Masood Raja, head of human resources, Standard Chartered
– Deborah Mannas, group head of human resources, Wallem
– Elaine Chan, chief health officer, general insurance, Zurich Hong Kong

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Training & Development Asia 2016

Senior HR Forum is pleased to support as a media partner for Training & Development Asia organized by Human Resources Magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the Training & Development Asia official website.


Training & Development Asia 2016 offers a platform for senior HR leaders to discuss the latest trends and challenges surrounding the subject matter. Training & Development Asia organized by Human Resources Magazine goes beyond training methods and focuses on how companies have increased revenue, lowered costs and raised profitability through smart L&D strategies.

Training & Development Asia 2016 if you are eager to:

  • Discover how other companies have increased revenue, lowered costs and raised profitability through smart L&D strategy;
  • Improve the value your company gets from your training and corporate learning programmes;
  • Learn from the experiences of 200 other HR leaders and senior L&D specialists.


Dates and Time:

Hong Kong Session – 14 June 2016, The Mira, Hong Kong
Singapore Session – 22 – 23 June 2016, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Malaysia Session – 01-02 June 2016, PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Some Confirmed Speakers for Training & Development Asia 2016 include:

  • Angelo Pinto, Regional Head of Learning & Development & Head APAC Campus, BNP Paribas Singapore
  • Sormishtha Ghosal, Head of L&D and Organisational Effectiveness, Cargill
  • Harpreet Singh, Human Resources Director, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Sara Roberts, MD APAC & Head of Talent & Recruiting, Citibank
  • Ilja Rijnen, Regional HR Director, APAC & India, Edrington
  • Phillip Raskin, Learning & Development Director Asia, Golin
  • Abhilasha Krishnan, Head of HRJTI
  • Rajan Krishnakumar, Head of Talent APAC, Mastercard
  • Bernard Ho, Head of Talent Development & Learning Asia, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Rupali Gupta, Head of Talent Development, APAC, LATAM and MEA, Mundipharma
  • Michael Wulff Pedersen, Head of Human Resources APAC, Sandoz

As Senior HR Forum is one of the media partners for the event, Senior HR Forum Subscribers get to enjoy 10% off delegate pass’s prices by booking your delegate ticket today!

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The Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) Congress

Senior HR Forum is supporting The Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) Congress. Members of Senior HR Forum enjoy a 10% discount on participation.


The Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) Congress is Malaysia’s leading international event for public & private sector human capital management and development leaders. This congress combines leading world class programme, workshops and exhibition to engage directly with international thought leaders, world renowned educators, business leaders & suppliers that collectively drive competitive advantage and market leadership.

Confirmed Speakers 2016 include the followings:

– PRAKASH CHANDRAN, President & Chief Executive Ocer, SIEMENS MALAYSIA
– HMAD FAUZI YAHYA, Regional Human Resources Head for Zone Asia, Oceania & Africa, NESTLÉ PROFESSIONAL
– BRECKON JONES, Director Global Compensation & Benefits and Head of Reward, Australia & New Zealand, AMERICAN EXPRESS
– ELI WONG, Head of Cluster, Human Resources, Malaysia & Singapore, MAERSK LINE
– R. HAZLEE BIN ABDUL HADI, Head, Occupational Health Specialist & Medical Advisor Occupational Health Services, PRINCE COURT MEDICAL CENTRE, MALAYSIA
– DATUK JOHAN IDRIS, Managing Partner, KPMG
– SUBHANKAR ROY CHOWDHURY, Global Head HR Strategy, M&A and Analytics, LENOVO

Visit http://www.mihrmcongress.com today to register for your seat!

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HR Summit & Expo Hong Kong

Senior HR Forum is supporting the HR Summit & Expo Hong Kong happening on 12 & 13 May 2016. Please see below for the information:

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The expo opens its door for free-of-charge to business and HR leaders who are constantly looking for innovative and reliable solutions to improve their companies’ efficiency and to solve their human capital challenges.

To register for the Free Expo, click here


With three conference streams and cost options to choose from, you can look forward to a stimulating mix of renowned global experts and esteemed people management leaders presenting on today’s top HR issues, challenges and opportunities.

Please see below for a few of the conference speakers:

– Mr. Kabir Julka, Director & Head HR – Hong Kong & Taiwan, American Express
– MR. Charles Caldwell, Human Resources Director, English Schools Foundation
– Mr. Hussain Afeef, Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance, LUX* Resorts and Hotels
– Mr. Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive, Ocean Park Corporation
– Ms. Michelle Loong, Director of Strategic Global Talent Acquisition, Johnson Electric
– Ms. Bianca Wong, Group HR & Corporate Communications Director, Jebsen & Co. Ltd
– Mr. Eddie Choi, Executive Director, Milton Exhibits Group
– Mr. Bernard Coulaty, Former VP HR, Pernod Ricard Asia
– Mr. NiQ Lai, Head of Talent Engagement, CFO and Co-Owner of Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

Please click here to view more speakers for the conference.

To view the programme agenda and register for the conference, click here

For enquiry, please contact info@hrsummit.com.hk

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In the Q4 of every year, we get together and discuss about the current talent acquisition trends and future strategies for the upcoming year. This year, we have invited experts specializing in recruitment technology, social media hiring, and pre-employment screening to share with us their latest best practices to inspire us and get us ready for 2016!

Date: November 18, 2015
Venue: The Executive Centre, Level 23, One Island East, Hong Kong
Session I: E-Recruitment Trend
“Global Recruitment Trend and Social Media Recruitment” – LinkedIn
“A Closer Look at the Impact of Big Data and Recruitment” – Lumesse
Session II: Pre-Employment Background Check
“Pre-Employment Screening Best Practice and Trend for 2016” – eeVoices
“TransUnion’s EmployeeView” – TransUnion

The event was successfully co-hosted with Business Exchange Club with over 80 HR professionals from reputable organizations in both Hong Kong and the Greater China region.

Alan Lee, LinkedIn

Alan Lee, LinkedIn

Erik Schmit, Lumesse

Erik Schmit, Lumesse

Crystal Kong, eeVoices

Crystal Kong, eeVoices


Trends and Challenges of Talent Development in Asia

This session will uncover the disparity between employees with high and low manager talent, and how a strengths-based approach to people development is gaining popularity as an effective means of attracting and retaining talented leaders, managers and employees in the Asian region.

Gallup-Certified Coach & Strengths Ambassador for Hong Kong, Joseph Palumbo, will also share findings from a recent employee engagement study on keys to developing senior leaders in the region.

Following the keynote presentation, Mr. Palumbo will moderate an expert panel of HR, Learning & Development Leaders and Executive Coaches to discuss and see how each sees Employee Engagement and Talent Development in their organizations and in the region.

During this session, participants will learn:

– the state of employee engagement in Asia
– best practices in driving employee engagement
– the prevalence of great managers and the disparity between that and how many are currently in managing roles
– findings from the employee engagement study on keys to developing senior leaders in the region
– the effectiveness of taking a strengths-based approach to people development on employee engagement

This event is co-organized by: Business Exchange Club and Senior HR Forum on September 30, 2015.

Gallup-Certified Coach & Strengths Ambassador for Hong Kong, Joseph Palumbo, chairing the panel at the event.

Gallup-Certified Coach & Strengths Ambassador for Hong Kong, Joseph Palumbo, chairing the panel at the event.

Talent Acquisition Trend 2015

On July 31, 2015, Senior HR Forum has hosted the Talent Acquisition Trend event with Business Exchange Club with a focus in employer branding, orientation, coaching and how HR could work as a business partner in an organization. In this session, several reputable trainers and coaches in the Hong Kong region were invited to share their views:

– Carole Lewis, Executive Coach, Professional Certified Coach, ICF
– Lily Ting, Lumières
– Manfred Lau, Graval

A discussion was also facilitated with attendees from the hospitality, retail and financial industries discussing their key challenges and keys to success in attracting and working with Generation Y.

Best Practice in Building a Proactive Workforce in Service Industry

To compete and win in today’s competitive marketplace, building up a proactive workforce that would always go an extra mile in every possible way to add values for our customers becomes a key determining factor for success in the service industry. On May 13, 2015, we have invited a series of speakers to share with us the keys to success in screening, selecting, training and leading a proactive workforce.

Session I: Screening and Selecting a Proactive Workforce in Servicing Role – eeVoices
Session II: “Be Proactive” in Taking Servicing Role – FranklinCovey Division
Session III: “Training and Leading a Proactive Workforce – inSkin Aesthetic Solutions, Philip Wain

Alan Lai, Operations Manager, inSkin Aesthetic Solutions, Philip Wain, sharing at the event.

Alan Lai, Operations Manager, inSkin Aesthetic Solutions, Philip Wain, sharing at the event.

APAC Leadership Forum VIII: S C Storage and Headway Team Sharing

In the APAC Leadership Forum series, we are delighted to have the opportunity to invite two top leaders in Hong Kong to share their keys to success and journey in leading organizations to achieve their mission. This session will be focused on sharing practical and real life challenges, examples and cases to stimulate inspiration and learning among the audience. The event will be ended with an open discussion for participants to share their views, build on each other’s ideas and facilitate learning via interactions.

Kevin She, S C Storage, speaking at the event.

Kevin She, S C Storage, speaking at the event.

Date: Wednesday, 29th April, 2015
Time: 14:00 – 16:15
Venue: The Executive Centre @ Level 23, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Island East, Hong Kong

Leading a Start-up to Success: Challenges and Keys to Success in the Journey

Kevin She, founder, S C Logistics Co. Ltd.
Kevin She introduced the mini storage concept to Hong Kong, launching SC Storage in 2001. Today it is the biggest storage service provider in Hong Kong, with 18,000 rooms in 56 different locations providing a wide variety of collateral services including transportation, mail delivery and small offices. SC Storage was the first in Hong Kong to develop a chain-store/retail format, opening new outlets near MTR stations and other convenient areas to create strong brand consciousness. The company also reduced operating costs by relocating its call and invoice center to Shenzhen, opening a moving company in 2005 to provide combined moving and storage services and launching specialty bicycle storage and wine storage facilities in 2009. Starting as a one-man operation, the company has grown to more than 70 full-time employees recruited on attitude and abilities rather than experience and credentials. Kevin She believes in developing a good corporate culture, aligned with the group’s strategic goals. He sets common goals and targets for the company and individual departments, and rewards individual staff based on effort. In 2009, Kevin She won the Innovative Entrepreneur Award, he also won the Young Entrepreneur Award of DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards in 2011. He also promotes a culture of learning and sharing, and has established an education fund to help employees pursue continued education. The net result has been steady growth and positioning itself for future expansion.

Keys to Success in Driving Performance for Organizations of Varying Size

Simon Lee, Principal Consultant, Headway Team
Simon has an Education heart, Business mind, with a keen eye on Technology. Simon’s career work spans 25 years in Education ranging from policy to classroom, from camps to homes to board rooms, and pre-school to University, Simon started his own tutoring program at 19 years old. He’s served as Executive Director for 10 years for San Francisco’s Growth & Learning Opportunities, which empowers student leaders and systemic change through partnerships with schools and learning programs.
Simon also had the opportunity to assist Sara Beattie with the following key initiatives:
– Lease renewal negotiation, strategy, analysis, and planning
– Revenue & Business Development Planning in services and finances
– Business Strategy organising for HK and Shanghai Offices
– Expansion research, planning, strategy, and implementation
– Organisation structuring – including Job Descriptions, KPIs, and Organisational Chart

Additionally, Simon is an advisor for SnapAsk, an Education Mobile App Company based in Hong Kong and recent spoke at General Assembly’s Education Conference on Education Technology.

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Developing and Implementing Employee Value Proposition

To improve capability in attracting and retaining talent, many companies are proactively identifying its differentiating factor as employer of choice – a unique employee value proposition (EVP). How shall a company develop its sustainable EVP? What are the critical success factors in its implementation? How do we learn from our marketing colleague in promoting internally and externally our EVP? Jebsen will be sharing its journey thus far in developing and deploying its EVP across the Group with different business units, as well as its learning along the way.

Event Details:

Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Capacity: 60 HR Practitioners
Location: Futain, Shenzhen

Featured Speaker:

Bianca Wong
Jebsen Group Human Resources
and Corporate Communications Director

Bianca Wong has been in the human resources field for more than 13 years. As Group HR and Corporate Communications Director, she is responsible for the overall strategy and programmes related to human resources across all Business Units within Jebsen. She supports the Group’s growth strategy in Greater China with the full spectrum of HR initiatives on effective recruitment, ensuring the leadership pipeline, engaging employees to achieve excellence as well as preparing them for career development. She also leads and oversees the Group’s Corporate Communications strategy, including but not limited to Group’s public relations efforts, branding, crisis management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes across the Greater China region, to promote and cultivate a credible Jebsen brand and uphold its reputation.

Prior to joining Jebsen, she worked for FedEx as Managing Director, Human Resource Services for North Asia, responsible for all HR functions for the region, as well as overseeing the HR process and system design for the Asia Pacific division. She was based in Tokyo, Japan prior to returning to Hong Kong in 2009.

She holds a Master of Science degree from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Pennsylvania in the US.

Outside of work, she is member of a singing group, Brio, and enjoys watching a variety of movies.

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