Celebrating 15 years of great HR

Join us at the Largest Workforce Management Show in Asia








Concurrent Sessions

15th Anniversary




What does it take for HR to lead in a digital age constantly disrupted by new technology and social platforms?



In managing today’s globalised and highly diverse workforce, how should organisations adapt and engage employees to stay ahead and remain competitive?



 The future is now. How can HR transform to embrace change and meet constantly evolving business needs in the future economy?

Get your answers to these pressing questions, HR concerns and practical solutions @ HR Summit Asia 2017 - Asia’s leading workforce management event for the last 15 years!
Join more than 4,000 HR and business professionals, management gurus, and learn how to mitigate the evolving workplace and take HR to the ‘next level’.

Confirmed Speakers

Conference Streams


Playing host to a vibrant new line-up of headline Plenary speakers for 2017, HR Summit Asia brings you exciting, entertaining and thought-provoking presenters from around the world. Visionary strategists, management experts and business leaders will be gracing the Plenary stage this coming year in what promises to be the best HR Summit yet.

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C-Suite Symposium

Exclusively for CxOs and CHROs this conference is the most senior gathering of business and management professionals at the event, shining the spotlight on the collaboration between business strategy and human capital management.

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This stream challenges HR managers to rethink their strategies in the midst of a disruptive environment. Hear first-hand how leading HR practitioners have successfully moulded and altered their operations and processes to meet today and tomorrow's most pertinent strategy, leadership and talent challenges – whilst maximising business opportunities.

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Experience stream addresses crucial issues around everything the workforce values in their employment relationship – rewards, benefits, work-life balance and more. “It’s all about the Experience”.

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Attracting the right candidates and developing sustainable talent pipelines is vital to making your organisation a formidable talent magnet. This stream brings you the latest innovations and best practices, that will get you right on track to tackle today's staffing and labour challenges.

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Covering a diverse mix of hot HR and management topics all in one dynamic stream, THRIVE offers the biggest ROI with 2 full days of presentation and case study sessions for only $295!

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SME Summit

This stream provides THE platform for HR and management professionals at the helm of local small and medium sized organisations to be inspired and informed, as well as small business leaders, on how to develop and manage effective HR strategies.

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Playing host to a vibrant new line-up of headline Plenary speakers for 2016, HR Summit brings you exciting, entertaining and thought-provoking presenters from around the world.

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For the first time in HR Summit, there will be a selection of new workshop streams on a wide range of issues beyond the usual HR offerings, providing stimulating discussions to inspire and enrich your Summit experience.

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Site Tours

A unique opportunity that will enable you to experience first-hand the inner workings of organisations that have successfully implemented HR best practises, cultures, systems and processes which have enabled them to achieve their sustainable growth and ongoing excellence. Learn how these companies have become leaders in their industries.

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“I found the HR Summit to be wonderfully organised, and extremely detailed with many different sessions on a wide range of topics. The attendees were very focused and passionate to learn.”

- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers50 Global Management Thought-Leader, Best-Selling Author & World-renowned Leadership Coach

“Thanks again for letting me work with you! I enjoyed my sessions a great deal.”

– Prof. David Ulrich

Management Expert & HR Guru

“Great to work with the team. It was organised extremely well!”

– Ram Charan

Global Advisor to CEOs and Business Guru

“Everyone is really eager to learn, willing to participate and they are all representing a lot of big companies as well as government. Everything was top draw!”

– Jack Canfield

America’s #1 Success Coach, Peak Performance Strategist & Co-Founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul

“There’s a wide range of exhibitors here. They’re really representing the best cutting edge opportunities for people to think about in their next stage of their development.”

– Eldon Pascoe

Director, Professional & Teacher Development
British Council

“Having presented at many events, I can safely say, yours is in a league of its own.”

– Laura Goodrich

Global Workforce Innovator and Author

Media Centre

NEWS by HRM Asia

Ex-Uber employee's sexual harassment claims: "We all gave up on HR"

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has since ordered the company's new Chief HR Officer to launch an "urgent investigation" into the US allegations. 

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The State of the HR Profession in 2017: Out-of-the-box ideas
In the second part of our State of the HR Profession in 2017 report, we look at some out-of-the-box ideas proposed by senior HR leaders that could make the field become more strategic and business-focused. Read more
Singapore bank to hire 100 developers through hackathon

Called DBS Hack2Hire, the hackathon will put applicants' collaborative computer programming and problem-solving skills to the test. 

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Impact of leadership and culture on productivity
Prof Sattar Bawany, CEO & Certified C-Suite Master Executive Coach of Centre for Executive Education (CEE), shares why it may be time for organisations to think of their employees first before their customers and explains why leadership can impact the organisational culture.Read more
Singapore companies endorsed for progressive practices

Some 74 Singapore companies were unveiled as the first batch of Human Capital Partnership Programme members, including the likes of GlaxoSmithKline, Discovery Networks, and Charles and Keith. 

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The wind of change?
Two seismic events that rocked 2016 are threatening to change the face of talent mobility across countries and continents. HRM Asia investigates how Brexit and the US Presidential Election will impact HR and the free movement of skilled talent across borders in 2017.Read more
Why flexible benefits are unpopular in Hong Kong

Research show that flexible benefits help to reduce attrition rates. So why are adoption rates of these schemes still lagging in Hong Kong, compared to other developed Asian economies?

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Managing employees resistant to organisational changes

Peter Chew, Head (Organisational Excellence), Corporate Development and Emergency Preparedness Division, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, shares insights gleaned from his own organisation with HRM Asia.

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California dreaming

My next career goal is to move outside the region – I’d love to work in the US for a few years. However, my current company has no operations (or ambitions) outside of Asia.

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HR Talent Ladder - 17 February 2017

HRM Asia highlights some of the latest promotions and job moves in the HR industry.

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