CONFERENCE AGENDA
26
Nov, 2019
DAY 1
8:15 AM -
6:00 PM
Registration
8:30 AM -
6:30 PM
Exhibition

Free Access

9:00 AM -
9:30 AM
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
ENGLISH
Presentation
Speakers
Sir C K Chow, GBS, JP
Margaret Cheng
Ian Choy
Teddy Liu
9:30 AM -
10:15 AM
Keynote Plenary - Bracing For The Future of Work To Win The Battle For Talent
ENGLISH
Presentation

In an increasingly complex world, buffeted by shifts in demographics, technological advances and geopolitical strife, the world of work will change dramatically in the future. For some organisations, the future has already arrived.  HR needs to reexamine its approach in supporting organisations to insure that efficient work processes, skilled workers, engaged and inspiring leaders are in place to successfully execute business strategies. The annual Conference Board survey of global leaders, C-Suite Challenge 2019: The Future-Ready Organization, cites the number one internal concern across the globe among CEOs and HR leaders as "the attraction and retention of talent."  Dr. Ray will share what C-Suite leaders around the world told us about the future they envision and the questions they are trying to address:

  • What will organisations look like in 2025?
  • What are the key areas that the HR function should focus on?
  • What measures can be taken in talent development, attraction and retention, as well as the employee engagement and experience to prepare for this new world of work?
  • How can HR best prepare for the unexpected?
  • Are HR leaders prepared for the future organisation and its workforce?
  • How can HR professionals lead through disruptions and digital changes?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

 

Speakers
Rebecca Ray
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Refreshment Break
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A1 - 3 Startup HR Tactics that Boost the Growth of Digital Talents
ENGLISH
Presentation

A successful digital entrepreneur, a venture capitalist and a startup trainer, Mr Lam will share with you practical tactics to groom innovative digital talents. With his past experience in growing his startup PacificLink to become Hong Kong's largest digital agency and nurturing 20 startups in his investment portfolio, Mr Lam wishes to inspire his audience with his mixed strategy for digital talent development.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Alvin Lam
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A2 - How Learning Culture Improves NextGen’s Employee Experience
CANTONESE
Presentation

With more young workers entering the workforce, the workplace is changing.  Young workers are more motivated if their work is purposeful and if they are in the driving seat with opportunities to learn new things every day.  This is very different from the traditional mode of corporate training where employees were sent to training courses their company felt they needed.  Therefore, it is imperative that a learning culture be built to encourage the NextGen employees to learn and grow by themselves – from an agile workspace, to embracing digital communication and upholding innovation. What kind of employee experience we can create to nurture this type of company learning culture for our NextGen employees?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Alvin Leung
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A3 - Holistic Transformation: Business, Employee Experience, HR Profession
ENGLISH
Presentation

In the era of disruption, businesses are facing tremendous external and internal challenges. Externally, corporations need to transform their business models and processes to cope with reshaped value chains and altered customer expectations. Internally, how can employees equip themselves to seize the opportunities? How can we transform the workplace and employee experience accordingly? Last but not least, how can the HR function be an evangelist for championing the whole process?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Ellis Ku
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A4 - AQ, EQ, Employment of the Disabled
CANTONESE
Presentation

As stakeholders of the society, people with disability form part of the workforce and contribute to our society with their talent. There are different reasons behind their disability, but one thing in common is that they are all seeking personal development. How to empower this underestimated demographic group and use their talents for generating company growth, is the topic every leader should think about. In this session,  Rabi Yim, a car accident survivor and a wheelchair user, will share her own story on overcoming adversities. She will also talk about how her organisation empowers people in a similar situation.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Rabi Yim
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A5 - How would Data and Insights Support Future Workforce Planning?
ENGLISH
Presentation

Conversations about applying data analytics to HR management aren’t new. Despite more than a decade of discussion, organisations are at different maturity levels when it comes to its adoption. The need for high-performing talent has never been greater, thus it is more important than ever to leverage data in human resources. Data analytics can help organisations hire the right candidate, for the right job, at the right time. But building a data-driven function across all dimensions of HR – from talent acquisition, performance, and workforce planning to workplace policies, employee engagement, and retention – can be complex and challenging. Some use it for simple reporting, while others have gone deep and implemented sophisticated predictive analytics. The discrepancy in adoption levels can be attributed partly to varying objectives by industry. Some need to justify investments and predict risks, while others are more concerned with workforce planning business decisions and peer benchmarking. Mr Wong will speak about how talent data and insights can help you answer tough talent-related questions.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Jeff Wong
12:00 PM -
1:45 PM
Lunch (Not included)
1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
CEO Forum
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion
Speakers
Angela Lee (Facilitator)
David Yeung
Isabel Fan
Jennifer Tan
Ray Chan
2:45 PM -
3:15 PM
Coffee Break
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B1 - Visible Blissfulness 看得見的幸福
CANTONESE
Presentation

Nowadays, the boundary between work and personal life has become blurred.  Instead of thinking about monetary rewards, the HR function should evolve by extending support to areas beyond the workplace and cultivating an environment conducive to work-life harmony.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Eliza Ng
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B2 - Building a Future-Ready Organisation in the Digital Era
ENGLISH
Presentation

Yum China is China’s biggest restaurant operator with leading brands such as KFC and Pizza Hut. Currently, Yum China operates 8,600+ restaurants in 1,300+ cities with 450,000+ employees. In November 2016, Yum China became independently listed in NYSE with a new vision of becoming "The World’s Most Innovative Pioneer in the Restaurant Industry". Going digital becomes a big part of the strategic agenda. At  the end of 2018, 86% of transactions were settled by digital means and Super APP of KFC and Pizza Hut attracted 210 million members. This session will capture learning and insights on building organisational agility and innovation capabilities critical to this digital journey.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Aiken Yuen
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B3 - Driving Inclusive Leadership and Culture in Asia: A Real Case Study of Gilead Sciences
ENGLISH
Workshop

Continuous disruption is driving the need for teams and organisations to think and interact differently. There is growing recognition of how critical diversity and inclusion is to business performance. Diversity of ideas, talent, customers, and markets is driving the need for inclusion as a new leadership capability. While many business leaders now believe having a diverse and inclusive culture is critical to performance, they do not always know how to achieve that goal. The session on Inclusive Leadership and Culture will delve into a real issue of a young and upcoming regional organisation faced moving from a contained culture to creating a collaborative environment where feedback and divergent views were encouraged. This interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to explore tools and solutions that help leaders and the workforce adapt to new attitudes and organisational values, making diversity and inclusion part of their everyday organisational culture.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Andrew Hexter
Mingmin Dai
Monica Stroehle
Seth De Grow
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B4 - Marrying Technology with Engagement
ENGLISH
Presentation

An estimated 85% of employees around the world do not consider themselves engaged at work. The harsh reality is that employee disengagement will have a direct impact on the bottom line of companies. Employees who are less engaged are less productive, leading to reduced profitability for the business. Best-in-class companies recognise the need to reward their staff; few of them are investing in new technology to make HR processes more efficient. Quokka is introducing Human Resources 2.0 – allowing companies to integrate new technology into traditional strategies and processes as well as adding value to the HR management cycle from recruiting, learning and development, performance management to engagement and recognition using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Herbert Siu
Teresa Poon
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B5 - Talent on Tap – Are you ready?
ENGLISH
Presentation

In an unpredictable and fluctuating economy, how can your company achieve a high degree of flexibility and gain cost efficiency in the long run? Furthermore, talents are becoming a scarce commodity in the labour market as the ongoing talent war shows no sign of abating. Under such economic climates and conditions, how do HR professionals look for and acquire qualified talents? This is where “Giggers” and “Slashers” play their role in the on-demand staffing, forming a human capital solution called Talent on Tap. In this session, we will explain what is “Talent on Tap”, guide you through some topical issues, and give you an opportunity to evaluate your companys overall readiness in adopting this potential solution.

  •    Where can companies find such Talents?
  •    What are the key benefits in adopting Talent on Tap?  How to upsell this concept for Managements buy-in?
  •    How ready is your company for Talent on Tap?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability. 

Speakers
Portia Tang
4:15 PM -
5:00 PM
Refreshment Break
5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Senior HR Forum
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion
Speakers
Bianca Wong
Connie Lam
Francis Mok, F.I.H.R.M. (HK) (Facilitator)
Tony Reynolds
Wai Quen Chan