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Training & Development Asia 2017

We are excited to support the Training & Development Asia 2017, organised by Human Resources magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the Training & Development Asia official website.

Training & Development Asia 2017

Training and Development Asia 2017 is a premier platform for HR leaders to discuss L&D challenges, and discover the insights and approaches taken by leading organisations across all sectors with regards to addressing employee development needs.

See how senior HR leaders have successfully proved the financial and business value of training initiatives in their respective organisations.

Date and Times:
Hong Kong(7 July 2017)
The Mira

Malaysia(15-16 August 2017)
The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Singapore(17-18 August 2017)
Shangri-La Hotel

Confirmed Speakers for Training & Development Asia 2017
– Ellie Argyrou, Talent Management and Development Director, Abbvie
– Angelo Pinto, Regional Head of Learning & Development, BNP Paribas
– Gill White, Knowledge and Capability Director, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
– Susan Cheong, Managing Director, DBS
– Geeta Singh, Head of People Development, Google
– Mackarand Tare, Chief Talent Officer, McCann Worldgroup
– Aye Wee Yap, Head of Learning and Development, OCBC Bank
– Grace Wong, Regional Head of HR, Samsung
– Eric Yim, Global Head of Learning, Shell
– Michael Haberzettl, Head of Human Resources, Siemens
– Betty Lau, Global Learning Director, Unilever

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Recruitment Asia 2016

Senior HR Forum is pleased to support as a media partner for Recruitment Asia organized by Human Resources Magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the Human Resources Recruitment Asia 2016.


Now in its 3rd year, Recruitment Asia is an annual recruitment strategy focused event gathering senior HR leaders from across industries in Asia. This is your one-stop shop to stock up on talent acquisition strategies and benchmark against your own practices.

Previous Speakers Include:

– Andrea Loke, Grad Recruitment, BNP Paribas
– Dave Ansell, Head of Talent, Ericsson
– Annastasia Raj , Head of Talent, Hong Leong Bank
– Michael Khoo, Regional HR Director, IRC
– Alexander Trost, Vice President HR , Infineon
– Ungku Harun, VP Human Capital, Johor Corporation
– Zubair Raffiq, Head of Talent, L’Oreal Malaysia
– Eli Wong, Head of Cluster HR , Maersk Malaysia
– Nora Abd Manaf , Group Capital HR , Maybank Group
– Ezekiel Vicente, CIO, Mindvalley
– Irene Leng, HR director. NKF
– Azlin Yusof, Head Talent Sourcing, PETRONAS
– NC Prakash, Regional Director HR, Rohde & Schwarz
– Anuradha Katyal, HR Director, Scania SEA
– Rachael Pogson, Global VP HR, Seagate
– Daniel Zhang, Recruitment Lead, Shell
– Su Ta, Head of HR, Sri Kota Medical
– Brandon Lew, Head of HR Ops, T-Systems
– John Nolan, SVP HR, Unilever
– Adam Abdullah, HR Director, Weir Minerals

To view the latest 2016 agenda and confirmed speakers, click here .

Contact The Human Resources Magazine at +65 6423 0329

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!

HR Excellence Awards(Singapore)

Senior HR Forum is pleased to support as a media partner for HR Excellence Awards organized by Human Resources Magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the  HR Excellence Awards.

HR Excellent Awards

Since it’s inauguration in 2013, the HR Excellence Awards has celebrated organizations in Asia that push for excellence and outstanding human capital strategy and execution. Featuring new categories – Workforce Mobility and Employee Healthcare, that reflect the increasing growth and diversity in the Asian workforce.

Panel of Judges:

– Ken Hoskin, Head of APAC Talent, Airbnb
– Leigh Stewart, Vice President, Human Resources, Amcor Flexibles
– Annella Heytens, Vice President Human Resources, APJC, Cisco Systems
– Cindy Dermawan, Head, Talent and Learning Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Citi
– Sylvia Koh, Chief People Officer, CrimsonLogic
– Theresa Phua, Managing Director, Singapore Head of Human Resources and Head of Business HR for Consumer Banking and Wealth Management (CBG), DBS Bank
– Tiffany See, Executive Director, Human Resources Global Commercial Sales & Enterprise Solutions Organization, Dell
– Franck Gourlaouen, Human Resources Vice President, Asia, Gemalto
– Roshni Wadhwa, Director, Human Resources, L’Oreal
– Benjamin Nominé, Human Resources Director, Asia-Pacific, M+W Group
– Makarand Tare, Regional Talent Director, Asia Pacific, McCann Health
– Susana Garcia Bernal, Head of Human Resources, Asia Pacific, NBCUniversal
– Jonathan Tan, VP, Regional HR, NEC
– Sue Olivier, Regional Director Talent Development, Asia Pacific, Ogilvy & Mather
– Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, RedMart
– Grace Wong, Vice President & Head of Human Resources SEA & Oceania, Samsung
– Freddie Chow, Chief Talent Officer, APAC, Sanofi-Aventis
– Archana Bhaskar, Vice President Human Resources, Talent and Development, Shell Eastern Petroleum
– Ng Ying Yuan, Director Human Resources & Organisation Development, Singapore Economic Development Board
– Peter Hatt, Regional Head, HR, ASEAN & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
– Sue Anne Lee, Vice President, Human Resources, Volvo Trucks
– Lip Gee Ng, Human Resources Director, Watsons
– Heather Lim, Director and Chief Operations Officer, ZEISS Southeast Asia

To view the latest Panel of Judges  click here.

Contact The Human Resources Magazine at +65 6423 0329



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HR Innovation Awards(Hong Kong)

Senior HR Forum is pleased to support as a media partner for HR Innovation Awards organized by Human Resources Magazine. For more details, you may directly refer to the  HR Innovation Awards.



The HR Innovation Awards, proudly brought to you by Human Resources Magazine is back! This prestigious awards ceremony brings together industry leaders to celebrate excellence in the HR profession, recognising individuals, teams and companies for their outstanding achievements in people management and strategies.

Panel of Judges:

– Wilfred Chan, Director, compensation and benefits, Asia Pacific, AECOM
– Michelle Leung, Vice president of human resources, Cigna
– May Chan, Director, human resources – commercial, Asia Pacific, Fossil Group
– Collin Lam, Regional director, human resources and administration, FANCL
– Laura Parkes, Senior director human resources GIS, Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain
– Cindy Wong, Head of human resources, Greater China, Invesco Hong Kong
– Kelly Wong, Head of human resources, Kimberly Clark (Hong Kong)
– Benjamin Wong, HR director Asia Pacific, Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific
– Annie Suen, General manager – learning and organisational development, LF Logistics
– Janet Man, Senior director, talent and diversity, McDonald’s High Growth and Foundational Asia
– Alison Wong, General manager – human resources, MTR Corporation
– Mimi Fu, Director of learning and development, Ocean Park Corporation
– Steve Wilson, Talent sustainability director, PepsiCo
– Gagan Bhargava, Secretary – group HR committee and special program leader global human resources, Schneider Electric
– Mukta Arya, Head of human resources, South East Asia and head of people and talent development, Asia-Pacific, Societe Generale

To view the latest Panel of Judges  click here.

Contact The Human Resources Magazine at +852 2861 1882

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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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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.

3rd Employer Brand Strategy (EBS) Summit Asia 2014

Senior HR Forum is supporting Asia’s number one Employer Brand learning event returns in November hosted by LInLEAD.

Detailed information about the event can be found in this link: http://www.linlead.net/attendee-info.asp?ac=overview&id=21

Following several years of success, The 3rd Employer Brand Strategy Summit Asia(EBSS 2014) has been scheduled to take place in Shanghai on 13-14, November, 2014. To facilitate your quest for employer brand know-how, the independent learning event organizer, LinLead has joined forces with our Platinum Sponsor TMP Worldwide, the global leader in employment marketing and the Gold Sponsor Career International, the Asian leader in total recruitment solution providing.

The EBSS summit will showcase how an effective employer brand strategy fuels organizational momentum and business success, through helping you attract, engage and retain the very best talent in your industry.

Themed “Engaging the RIGHT Talent to Deliver BETTER performance, meanwhile to Attract the Like Minded”, this event will cover a wide range of employer brand related topics, including recruitment marketing, employee engagement and retention, brand equity measurement. It will feature case study presentations from leading global and regional employers as well as a key note presentation and masterclass from Richard Mosley, the World’s leading authority on employer brand management.

Other Speakers fully confirmed including:

Alibaba , Group Senior HR Director
adidas, Asia Talent Management Director
AstraZeneca, HR Director – Talent Management and Engagement, China
Siemens, China Head of Talent Acquisition
Fiserv, VP, HR, India
Metlife, CHO, China
Chinese Elegant.Prosper, HR Director
BUAA Universtity, National Fund supported research project leader & Professor

In the exclusive learning workshop, Richard Mosley, author of the first and latest books on Employer Brand Management will conduct a highly interactive learning course covering the very latest thinking and best practice in this fast evolving discipline.

write to eb@linleadmeeting.com to request for an Event Brochure and learn more.

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Talent Management Forum: Ice . Fire . Iron . Humour

WHEN: August 28, 2014 (Thursday), 9:10 am – 12:50 pm
WHERE: Cliftons, L5, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Registration: Invitation Only. Email dannycheung@seniorhrforum.com for details.

1. Talent Acquisition Game Changers from Sourcing to Succession Planning
2. Team Building and Collaboration Activity
Greg Basham & Andrew Cheung

Greg is an experienced executive with a background leading a large Human Resources Management and Organization Development group for one of Canada’s largest P&C insurers. His success in leading in HR led to a non-HR role as an executive vice president & officer and acting CEO.

Andrew is an inspiring marketer, event organizer and successful leader of groups and teams where he has worked with Managing Directors and CEOs and voluntary teams of varying sizes.

3. Sales Performance in the 21st Century – Tackling the Elephant in The Room
David Lambert

Co-author of Smarter Selling, the best-selling book (now in its second edition) that describes how to work with customers, colleagues, partners and suppliers to build trusted relationships that deliver enduring value for all parties.

Principal of IOWEU International, a networked training organization comprising over a hundred certified affiliates who deliver coaching and training programs based on the approaches detailed in the Smarter Selling book, working with leading organizations from many sectors and many countries.

David began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1983, in London, before co-founding TraQs Consulting in 1990. He moved to Hong Kong in 1995, where he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). At PwC he held positions as Business Development Director, Marketing and Communications Director and Head of PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Academy.

4. How Humour Encourage Positive Mindset at Work
Vivek Mahbubani

Vivek is a Hong Kong-bred bilingual stand-up comedian performing in both Cantonese and English. Having been crowned the Funniest Person (in Chinese) in Hong Kong in 2007 followed by his victory in the English category at the Hong Kong International Comedy Competition in 2008, Vivek has had the opportunity to take his sense of humor all over Asia including Hong Kong, China, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Sri Lanka and India. When not doing comedy, Vivek is a self-employed web designer running his own business and plays drums for his loud, metal band Eve of Sin. One of Vivek’s passions is reading and his favorite book is Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Oddly, his favorite color is hot pink.

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Asia Pacific Leadership and HR Best Practice Forum 2014: Hong Kong Session

This is the first session of the Asia Pacific Leadership and HR Best Practice Forum 2014. There will be a total of 4 sessions across Asia Pacific in 2014: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Singapore.

Topic and Speaker:
2:15pm – 2:45pm  Background Check Best Practice
– Greg Basham, CEO, eeVoices Limited

2:45pm – 3:15pm
Talent Acquisition Best Practice Panel
-Greg Basham, CEO, eeVoices Limited
-Teresa Cheuk, Director, The Executive Centre
-Ada Yeung, HR Manager, English Schools Foundation

3:25pm – 3:55pm
Corporate Wellness and Engagement Best Practice
– Dr. Joseph, Chiropractor, Chirocare Chiropractic Centre Limited

3:55pm – 4:25pm
Employee Engagement Survey Best Practice
– Deborah Negrash, HR Director, The Executive Centre

4:25pm – 4:55pm
Employee Engagement Best Practice
– Connie Chan, Head of HR, Hong Kong, Yahoo

4:55pm – 5:25pm
Training and Development Best Practice Panel
– Trevor Smith, Founder and Executive Coach, The Orchard Partnership
– Aparna Sachar, Executive Coach, Zen@Work
– Deborah Negrash, HR Director, The Executive Centre
– Dr. Joseph, Chiropractor, Chirocare Chiropractic Centre Limited
– Connie Chan, Head of HR, Hong Kong, Yahoo

Speaker Bios

Greg Basham, BA, MBA – Chief Executive Officer, eeVoices Limited, currently heads one of the leading organizations in pre-employment background check, employee engagement survey and exit interview in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining eeVoices, Basham led the human resources development group for one of Canada’s largest property and casualty insurers where his group pioneered leading edge concepts in organization development, performance planning and review, leadership and training. His success led to the executive suite where as Vice President with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia he held a unique mix of executive responsibilities including: government relations, corporate policy, strategic planning, customer fairness and complaints, freedom of information and privacy, Ombudsman Investigations, internal audit, leadership development and youth road safety. Prior to this Basham served as Project Director led a reorganization of the Vancouver Police Department and authored “A planning, implementation, and organization theory guide to the team policing model” published in 1977, by the Ministry of the Attorney‐General (Victoria, B.C).

Dr. Joseph Wong received his Honors Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto, Canada. His major was in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology. After earning his first degree, he decided to continue his study, not in Medical Genetics, but in Chiropractic Medicine. Chiropractic is a hands-on health care profession. He entered the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in September, 2001 and graduated with the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in April 2005. After obtaining his degree, he continued in his post graduate study in Pediatric Chiropractic. He earned his F.I.C.P.A. (Fellow International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) at the end of 2005. He opened his own Chiropractic centre in 2007. He is currently the medical consultant for the Hong Kong government discipline services such as the Junior Police Officers Association, the Customs Officer’s union, the Immigration Service Officers Association, the Fire Service Department Association, the Ambulancemen Union, the Immigration Assistant Union, the Leisure Services Staff General Union, etc.

Deborah Negrash, Corporate Director – Human Assets of The Executive Centre,overseeing the human resources function covering team member relations, recruitment, training and professional development, diversity and benefits. She focuses on promoting the “Oneness” culture in every aspect of the business in every region to deliver a team-based work environment; and improving upon and developing an efficient HR System that is in line with the company’s vision and values as well as perceived as the foundation of The Executive Centre for further business growth. Deborah joined The Executive Centre as Business Development Manager in 2008 and was later promoted to Group General Manager of South China in 2009 and Group Head of South & West China in 2013. Prior to joining The Executive Centre, Deborah worked for Riverdale International, a property developer in Washington DC as Marketing Director. She also managed part of the family business focused on a club/restaurant in Washington DC after graduation. Deborah holds a Bachelor Degree in International Affairs with a focus on Asian Studies and International Business, from George Washington University.

Trevor Smith, Founder and Executive Coach, The Orchard Partnership is an experienced executive coach, trainer and sales performance consultant working across a variety of industries. He founded The Orchard Partnership in order to share his 29 years of front-line business and sales experience accumulated whilst working in both Europe and Asia. He has been resident in Hong Kong for over 12 years. Trevor is a member of the Executive Management Team of a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the UK’s most respected Insurance and Investment groups. This C-corridor experience and front line sales know-how gives him great credibility when working with leaders, sales executives and managers at all levels. He is able to apply this practical business knowledge as a highly effective executive coach and trainer.

Teresa Cheuk, Director, Business Systems, The Executive Centre, has strong background of administration management in her career life and is capable to enhance the effectiveness of business tasks through technology. She has been assisting companies to grow their business from a preliminary idea into multi-national company level.

Aparna Sachar, Founder and Chief Trainer, Zen@Work, is the president of the Hong Kong Toastmasters club. Aparna excels at motivational speeches with seasoning of humour thrown in. Her powerful messages, inspiring tone and unique presentation topics empower listeners to excel. Aparna’s experience as a teacher and also as a member of Toastmasters has turned her into a coveted speaker who people enjoy listening to. Aparna has been voted the Best Table Topic Speaker and Best Speaker multiple times.

Ada Yeung, Human Resources Manager at English Schools Foundation, is a Human Resources professional with diversified experience in HR policies, Training and Development, Recruitment, Employee Relations and HR Administration. Yeung has invaluable experience in executing new HR initiatives and managing big scale events.

Connie Chan, Head of Human Resources, Yahoo Hong Kong  has over 13 years experience in human resources management, talent acquisition and consulting in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific. She has made outstanding accomplishment in change management, employee engagement, organizational effectiveness and workforce management in leading technology companies and investment bank. She currently heads up Human Resources for Hong Kong, Korea and Japan office.   She holds a Master Degree in Human Resources Management from Macquarie University and a Bachelor Degree in Business from Huddersfield University.

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Bossini Company Site Visit – The 7 Habit Culture

Bossini is a very successful company regarding its corporate culture.  They issued a guideline entitled “the bossini way” in 2002 to share it’s value, mission and vision to their staffs. Besides, they provide training programs to employees, promoting the “7 habits” and “7practise” in order to cultivate it’s corporate culture, that is really essential to keep a vibrant and energetic working environment within the company.

Due to the success of Bossini, eeVoices wanted to share their management strategies to others enterprises. Therefore, eeVoices organized “Bossini Company Site Visit – The 7 Habit Culture” on the October 27, 2011. We invited Dana Tse, Associate Director of Human Capital Development to be the host of this event. More than 20 HR professions from apparel industry participated in it.

During the visit, Dana shared her views on how to implement “seven habits” in her company. Besides, she leaded participants to have a office tour to see how these beliefs affect the working atmosphere inside the company.

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