*The event programme is subjected to change without prior notice

10.00 AM – 10.05 AM

Welcome Remarks

10.05 AM – 10.30 AM

[Keynote Address] Modern HR: Unleashing Human Ingenuity

The way people work has forever changed. Businesses have had to change and do it fast.

More than ever, HR is looked on to be a key strategic partner to the business and to solve tough people problems, both brought on by the pandemic and others brought to the fore by the communities we serve.

In the session, we will discuss:

  • How to unleash human ingenuity – such as creativity and imagination – the “secret sauce” that people bring to an organization to help it grow and change
  • What are the pillars of Modern HR and the evolving role of the Modern CHRO

This discussion will bring to light how today’s CHRO needs to embrace the Modern HR mindset to move beyond efficiency to resiliency and create a culture of innovation that enables us to see the future differently. They need to create experiences grounded in care for people and concern for their communities while accelerating the performance of the business.

Modern HR is an ethos, not a function, that focuses on designing and shaping work and experiences that unleash the full potential of individuals, teams, organizations and communities. The future of HR depends on how we seize this moment and our future.

Gaston Carrion
Strategy & Consulting, Managing Director, T&O/Human Potential APAC Lead & Global Employee Experience Lead, Accenture

10.30 AM – 11.00 AM

Managing Your Workforce As The Pendulum Swings Back

The economic and political landscape has become extremely challenging amid issues such as rising inflation and supply chain delays.

Against this backdrop, the sentiment and needs of the global workforce today are changing rapidly. All of which combines to create a formidable mix of pressures that will affect businesses for some time to come. Employers need to understand employees’ attitudes towards the current world of work and what they expect and hope for from the workplace of the future so that they can attract and retain talent to create stronger, more resilient businesses.

Join the session as Stephanie will share the key emerging and escalating workforce trends.

Stephanie Silvester
Senior Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, ADP

11.00 AM – 11.20 AM

Coffee and Networking

11.20 AM – 12.00 PM

[Fireside Chat] Critical HR Strategies Shaping The Next Year Of Work: Perspectives From The Private And Public Sector

Join us for this unique and insightful discussion to hear how organisations across both the private and public sectors are adapting to health and wellbeing urgencies, latest tech trends, as well as managing new ways of working that will carry forward into the future workforce.

Low Peck Kem
Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development)
Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

Dr Bob Aubrey
Founder & Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO)

12.00 PM – 12.30 PM

Making Agility More Than A Mindset

Ceridian’s 2022 Executive Survey shows 70%+ of executives are confident about managing disruption. But our findings also show that organisations need to do more to build a change-ready culture, resilient leadership, and agile systems to prepare for changes. Join our session to learn how to build organisational resilience and manage tomorrow’s disruptions.

Rob Squires
Vice President and Head of Sales for Asia and Japan, Ceridian

Suyin Enriquez
Vice President, International HR, Ceridian

12.30 PM – 1.30 PM

Networking Lunch and Expo

1.30 PM – 2.00 PM

Develop A Community-First Approach For The Future Of Workplace Wellbeing

Traditional Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are reactive (and often passive) solutions to workplace wellbeing that unsurprisingly struggles with low utilization and awareness. A community-driven approach enhances psychological safety, reduces social stigma and promotes open conversations on topics related to mental health and wellbeing. Employees are engaged and empowered with community assets and resources that they can leverage to proactively enhance their wellbeing and productivity.

Leon CK Leong
Co-Founder, MindFi

2.00 PM – 2.45 PM

[Panel Discussion] Industry Sector Insights: Leadership Perspectives on Data and Trends For Retaining Talent Across Asia

Looking ahead to 2023, around half of Asia Pacific organisations expect to still face attraction and retention challenges. Aside from targeted pay-related actions, many organisations are taking steps to incorporate workplace flexibility, a personalised employee experience, delivering on total wellbeing and being intentional about diversity.  For HR leaders, this means a focus on understanding the talent drivers and the use of data and tools to support this.

Listen to this panel of senior HR leaders from across the region discussing how their workforce retention strategies are helping to attract and retain top talent to their organisations.


Alvin Goh, Executive Director, Singapore Human Resources Institute


David Hendrick Jr, Director, People Development, Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Federico Donato, President, Eurocham Singapore

2.45 PM – 3.15 PM

Coffee and Networking

3.15 PM – 4.00 PM

Reimagining A Changing Workplace: Where HR Leaders Should Focus As They Head Into 2023

The recent huge shift in the way companies are viewing the new work model no longer relates simply to the bottom line and successfully growing a business. To start, HR managers and their teams need to create a talent experience to create a game-changing employer brand, help their leaders inspire creativity and purpose in the age of hybrid working, create a culture of empathy with authentic human connections and refocus recruiting on human potential.

In this concluding session, you will hear expert advice and revealing new insights on the best practices for succeeding in the HR field into 2023.

Elisa Mallis, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Center for Creative Leadership

4.00 PM

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