CONFERENCE AGENDA
27
Nov, 2019
DAY 2
8:15 AM -
6:00 PM
Registration
8:30 AM -
6:30 PM
Exhibition

Free Access

9:15 AM -
9:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
9:30 AM -
10:15 AM
Keynote Plenary
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion
Presentation
Speakers
John Tsang, GBM, JP
Teddy Liu
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Refreshment Break
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session C1 - The 3 Main Obstacles in Appreciating Your Employees, and the Solutions
ENGLISH
Presentation

While numerous research findings support the notion that appreciating your employees makes business sense, many organisations and business leaders still cling on to the traditional approach: focusing on flaws rather than highlighting the merits. If we observe from a wider perspective, is it that the same phenomenon occurs in our families, social circles, and society? Everyone welcomes and deserves appreciation over criticism.  So, what went wrong? This sharing is going to unveil not only the three main obstacles to showing appreciation at the workplace, but also the practical solutions. Praise to cheer – are you ready?

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

Speakers
Danny Chan
Winnie Wong
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session C2 - How Digitisation Impacts on the L&D Function and Opportunities ahead?
ENGLISH
Presentation

The speech will cover how digital learning can supplement physical learning to make it more convenient, at all time, and easier to manage, track and trace, and allow everyone to provide content while being a learner. The speech will also discuss means of blended learning for both trainers and trainees.

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

Speakers
Eric Au Yeung
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session C3 - Disrupting Gender Stereotypes for Diverse and Inclusive Executive Leadership Pathways
ENGLISH
Presentation

A key focus of HR and talent management systems must be to attract and retain the best senior leaders for the organisation in terms of qualifications, experience and perspectives which should be as diverse as the organisation itself and its stakeholders. The number of executive leadership positions available in any organisation each year is small. It is a very competitive environment, and women are underrepresented at the executive leadership level compared to the level of women participation in the workforce and their counterparts at middle management levels. Facilitating gender diversity in executive leadership pathways is one important element (among others) of best practice in HR and talent management. In this presentation, Dr Leahy will attempt to deconstruct some common gender stereotypes and provide strategic information on how to optimise women’s opportunities to compete fairly at the executive leadership level.

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

Speakers
Dr Trisha Leahy, BBS
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session C4 - #HRSELLSMOREJEWELRY (HR SELLS MORE JEWELRY)
ENGLISH
Presentation

The HR function may normally be perceived as a supporting pillar of organisations – working at the back of house and ensuring compliance with labour laws.  In Pandora, a pioneer jewelry retailer, its HR team not only supports regulatory compliance, but also cares about the company's business and people. In the session, Ms Lui will share the key formula of her rewarding journey and Pandora's HR transformation roadmap – how HR adds value by walking into business, interacting with "customers", and "selling more jewelry" to support business transformation and achieve company goals.

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

Speakers
Theresa Lui
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session C5 - Latest Trends and Innovation on Employee Wellness Programmes for Corporates in Hong Kong
ENGLISH
Presentation

How shall we stay healthy in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong? And how could technology and innovation enhance our wellbeing for a stronger, more productive mind at work? We will talk about the trends of holistic wellness programmes that address not only the physical health of employees, but also other dimensions such as mental, intellectual and occupational wellness. We will also introduce the latest technological innovations in the wellness industry and illustrate how Humansa adapts these innovations for enhancing employees’ awareness of holistic wellness and their own wellbeing. Humansa is a health and wellness brand under New World Group that provides holistic wellness solutions by combining industry expertise with the latest technology to enhance people’s lifestyle and peace of mind.

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

Speakers
Kenneth She
12:00 PM -
1:45 PM
Lunch (Not included)
1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
Young HR Forum
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion
Speakers
Akiko Takahashi (Facilitator)
Anthony So
Carmen Chong
CY Chan
Queenie Kwong
2:45 PM -
3:15 PM
Coffee Break
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session D1 - Reimagine Talent and Society: Value, Versatility, Vocation
ENGLISH
Presentation

The world is entering a purpose-driven era, where evolves a new order of how our society and workplace are operated. We need to rethink disruptively how to engage with talent since "employees" have new social and career aspirations. In this session, Mr Ngai will explain some observations on the latest talent development and engagement trends, drawing on his experience in social innovation projects, e.g. Hatch co-working factory, Extra Mile community investment project (a CSV case with the Airport Authority), etc. 

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

Speakers
Francis Ngai
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session D2 - The Evolution of Attracting and Retaining Talents
ENGLISH
Presentation

The future is NOW. If you are finding it difficult to attract and retain talents in today's era, then you might need to think about transforming your HR strategy.
By 2020, the majority of the workforce will be made up of millennials. How is your current approach catering to this new generation of workers? Join this talk to get some tips and actionable insights while listening to a real example of how a company transforms itself into a modern-era organisation.

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

Speakers
Tom Chan
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session D3 - Technological Disruption in HR: Risk or Opportunity?
ENGLISH
Presentation

From automation to gig economy to generation Z, organisations are confronted with several disruptors today. The rapidly changing business environment and workforce nature put direct pressure on HR to step into a new era of technology. HR professionals in the age of disruption need to acquire emerging skills and tools for the journey ahead.

Highlights of session

  • The drivers of change
  • New focus on HR technology:  employee experience, productivity, wellbeing and AI
  • Implications of adopting technological disruption
  • Case sharing:  How do chatbot and facial recognition help to improve employee experience in a multinational company? 

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

Speakers
Erik Kwok
Akina Ho
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session D4 - What Does “Disruptive Innovation ∙ Workforce Dynamics” Mean to Us as HR/L&D Professionals? (An interactive session to deepen our thoughts through Ocean Park's corporate communication strategies/tactics)
ENGLISH
Workshop

We talk to our colleagues every day at work, but are we really communicating? From individual to corporate, communication remains to be a challenging issue, why? At Ocean Park, we strongly believe “Happy Employees serving Happy Guests”. It is through effective communication, our employees are motivated to deliver highest quality total experiences to our guests. By joining this workshop, you will tap into your inner thoughts through some of the communication challenges Ocean Park faced. In forms of story-telling, Mimi will share the types of communication strategies/tactics the Park developed when dealing with those challenges. Discussion in groups, audience will explore different possibilities to enhance communication within their organizations. Participants walk away with their own insights on this topic is the ultimate goal of this workshop.

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

Speakers
Mimi Fu
4:15 PM -
5:00 PM
Refreshment Break
5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Inspirational Plenary - Do You Have What It Takes to be A Humanitarian?
ENGLISH
Presentation

Is sympathy the sole requirement of the humanitarian profession? Are leadership and management skills key attributes for mitigating humanitarian crisis? What are the myths surrounding humanitarians that need busting? Through his first-hand experience from the battlefield, Jason will explain the skill set and personality traits compatible with this dynamic and challenging profession.

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

Speakers
Jason Yip