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Level 4, Hall 405 from 8:00am to 10:00am. Thereafter, Registration at Halls 403 and 404

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Opening Address

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Building a Disruptive Innovation Culture - Challenge The Status Quo

The forces of change are upon us.
How can leaders instil an entrepreneurial, growth mindset and ‘attacker’ start-up energy to proactively shape their businesses in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? – Even in traditional highly-regulated, capital-intensive industries?

Coming from the traditional Airline industry, Azran Osman-Rani, former CEO of AirAsia X, shares his wealth of experience in taking on global giants in the long-haul arena, and challenging the accepted and deep-seated rules of the low-cost carrier game.

For the first time at HR Summit & Expo Asia, Azran show you ‘how to’:

  • Build a fast-moving, bold and agile culture through his ’30 Day and 30 Years’ operating horizons framework that embeds purposefulness into company culture.
  • Embed curiosity, courage, focus, speed and humility through the right hiring decisions, organisational communication and performance management practices.

Speaker(s) of this session

Azran Osman-Rani

Former CEO of AirAsia X and iflix Malaysia

10:30

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:45

VIP Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

14:15

Lead Your Organisation to Greatness - Master the 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence

Exclusive Master Series
“Leaders are never satisfied; they continually strive to be better,” suggests world-renowned business and success coach, Brian Tracy. With the disruptive nature of the current global economy and workplace and evolving employee needs, business leaders face constant scrutiny and must consistently improve their leadership qualities to drive maximum effectiveness and growth for their organisations. 

Whether your company needs to innovate and raise productivity, enhance problem-solving or increase sales and boost income – when put into practice, Brian’s straightforward and proven disciplines of leadership excellence will create long-lasting positive changes in the day-to-day management of your people and organisation. 

With change being the only real constant today, strong leadership practices, agility, and the ability to build an effective and motivated team are keys to success in management.

In this invaluable and insightful session, Brian will leverage on his ground-breaking research and best-selling book; 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence to help you master the fundamentals of great leadership and transform your organisation. Discover the tenets of leadership and learn:

  • How to apply 12 timeless leadership principles and manage the forces of change    
  • How to develop a clear personal plan of action that will transform your life into exactly what you want it to be    
  • How to build a disruption proof team and lead your company to maximum results

Speaker(s) of this session


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Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:15

End of Day 1 Conference

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08:50

Opening Address

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Speaker(s) of this session

Tadhg Bourke

Director, Global Employee Services
Netflix

10:30

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:00

More information to follow

12:45

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:45

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:15

End of Day 1 Conference

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Registration Opens (Level 4)

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Opening Address

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The State of Employee Experience (EX) - How Organisations are Closing the Employee Experience Gap

Hear first-hand how organisations are delivering world-class EX programs to close the employee experience gap.

In this insightful session, Employee Experience (EX) Subject Matter Expert, Steve Bennetts, will discuss the critical competencies for successful EX programs and share innovative tools organisations are using to help employees become ambassadors. He will also provide a rare glimpse into the future of EX and what outcomes HR can expect.

 

Speaker(s) of this session

Steve Bennetts

Employee Experience Management Expert
Qualtrics

10:30

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:45

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:00

More information to follow

15:45

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:15

End of Day 1 Conference

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

08:50

Opening Address

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More information coming soon.

Speaker(s) of this session

Adele Png

Head of Talent Acquisition, Emerging Markets
Takeda

10:30

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

11:15

Championing Seamless HR Alignment Across the Region

With popular dining brands, now including Ding Tai Fung, Food Republic, Toast Box and Carl’s Jr, BreadTalk Group opened its first outlet in Singapore about 18 years ago.

Over the years, their HR department has of course played a crucial role in the business’ expansion, overseeing some 7,000 employees working in almost 1,000 outlets across 17 countries.

While the group's old growth formula allowed it to expand rapidly into new territories, this acceleration of events also led to various distinct HR practices across different countries and overall misalignment between markets.

Having witnessed first-hand the challenges, as well as opportunities, that such a quick expansion entails, Bryden Toh, is well versed with the fact that every country is unique and will always aim to champion its own culture, different labour laws and employments practices.

Join his session to understand how you can:

  • Align your HR practices across all your regional offices
  • Understand and embrace the behavioural shifts that underpin this process
  • Support strong employee engagement and empowerment practices to create harmonious, inclusive and resilient workplaces throughout the region

Speaker(s) of this session

Bryden Toh

Vice President, Human Resources
Food Republic - BreadTalk Group

12:45

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:45

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:15

End of Day 1 Conference

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Registration Opens (Level 4)

08:50

Opening Address

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Building a World Class HR Brand: Lessons from Top Global Organisations

Today's HR departments are the backbone of their company's success. From recruiting top talent, implementing new HR technologies and processes, creating a world class employee experience, and diagnosing and offering creative solutions, todays’ HR practitioners rely on influence, innovation and value creation to keep their organisations on the cutting-edge of competition.

Join this insightful session as Dr. Davis details best practices from some of the world's most admired organisations and how HR revolutionised their culture, practices, and systems to significantly contribute to a world-class employer brand.

Speaker(s) of this session

Dr. Shirley Davis

Former Global Head of D&I and Workplace Strategies, SHRM, Author and Global Workforce Management Expert

10:30

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:45

Lunch Break & Expo Viewing

15:00

More information to follow

15:45

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:15

End of Day 1 Conference

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Registration Opens (Level 4)

08:50

Opening Address

09:00

Unconventional Practices Through Agile HR For Business Success

Titansoft started its Agile transformation back in 2014 and with the adoption of an agile framework across all work processes. Naturally affecting the organisation on various levels, the HR function was also heavily disrupted but ready for this much needed refresh.

Numerous HR policy and procedure changes were required to support the Agile environment, thus triggering changes to, as well as the introduction of, non-conventional HR practices  - such as no minimum working hours, removal of performance reviews, self- organising teams and self-promotion practices.

Join Jasmine to hear a fresh perspective on the application of Agile HR and factual data to support this as she takes us through:

  • Ideas of non-conventional Agile HR practices that positively impact employee retention
  • The creation and implementation of a safe and engaging work culture for Gen Y/Millennials
  • Lessons learned from this transformational journey – what worked and what didn’t

Speaker(s) of this session

Jasmine Huang

HR & Operations Manager
Titansoft

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Building High Performance Teams On a Lean Budget

Creating, motivating and growing a high-performing team with limited manpower and resources is no easy feat. Up-skilling is now not only a requirement in order to adapt to a constantly evolving workplace and volatile environment, but also amongst employees’ expectations. Not only does learning and development contribute to engagement, it also encourages employees to ‘give their all’ to their organisation, which in turn prospers. However, no matter how important this may be, it is often a factor that is overlooked because of one main reason; the cost.

In this competitive market, Fitness First understands the need to develop and upskill their workforce – without having to set aside a huge budget. Being one of the largest fitness brands in the world with 92 clubs and over 222,000 members, Fitness First has over 558 employees to engage and retain, in Singapore alone.

Hear about how the group transformed their learning practices, developed their employees and increased retention rates over a period of 6 months.

In this informative session, join Eric Goh as he shares:

  • How to achieve more with a lean training budget
  • How to implement bite-size and social media training
  • The behavioural shifts within the organisation
  • How to make every department a training department

Speaker(s) of this session

Eric Goh

Human Resources Manager
Fitness First Singapore

10:30

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:45

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:45

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:15

End of Day 1 Conference

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

10:45

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

13:00

VIP Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

14:30

Busting Bureaucracy & Building a Change Platform

Exclusive Master Series
Change is inevitable in the digital age. To remain competitive, many organisations are in the midst of a large scale change programme. The end goal may be a strategy reboot, a cultural transformation or a capability upgrade.  The problem is, most change programmes are defensive—they’re more about catching up than leading; they’re expensive—they consume vast quantities of organisational time and money; and they’re shallow—they fail to change the fundamental DNA of the organisation.

Given this, it’s no wonder that so many companies get caught out by the future.  What’s needed is a fundamentally new approach to change. Instead of being episodic, change must be continuous.  Instead of being scripted at the top, it must emerge from below. Instead of being “rolled out,” it must be “rolled up.”

Leveraging his research and pioneering work on strategic “resilience”, Professor Gary Hamel will lay out a blueprint for Management 2.0 and help you to create an organisation fit for the future.

Join Prof Hamel in this highly provocative hands-on workshop as he equips you with the skills to help your company:

  • “Hack” the management processes and recognise the warning signs of “strategy decay”    
  • Overcome the risks of denial    
  • Manage the make-or-break challenges that will drive competitive success in the “creative economy”    
  • Build a future-oriented vision that is powerful enough to overcome the gravitational pull of the past    
  • Accelerate the shift of resources from legacy programmes to future-oriented initiatives    
  • Weave the principles of resilience into every management process and practice

Speaker(s) of this session

Marcus Buckingham

World’s Leading Expert on Talent, Internationally Renowned Thought Leader & Business Expert

16:00

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Day 2 Conference

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

10:00

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:15

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

16:00

More information to follow

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:45

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Creating Successful Collaborative Workspaces

Nowadays, workplace strategy is focused on creating spaces that allow employees to realise their full potential. Gradually turning into ‘destinations’ that individuals look forward to coming to every morning (rather than just a place to work), organisations are increasingly determined to overhaul their offices to enable better employee engagement, foster connectivity, encourage collaboration and stimulate innovation and creativity.

 

Showcasing some of the most exciting and progressive working environments in Singapore, Eileen Oh, Associate Director, People Services from Changi Airport Group, Dr. Andrew Epaphroditus, Director Health & Productivity from GSK and Bhawna Gandhi, Head of HR from Danone will take you on a journey to discover how they encourage their employees to think out of the box, break down the silos in their companies and promote better work flow and relaxation to create high-performing organisations through effective and innovative use of space.

Speaker(s) of this session

Eileen Oh

Associate Director, People Services
Changi Airport Group

Dr. Andrew Epaphroditus Tay Swee Kwang

Director (Health & Productivity) – Singapore, Health Shared Services
GlaxoSmithKline

Bhawna Gandhi

Head of HR
Danone (Singapore)

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

10:00

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:15

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

16:00

More information to follow

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Day 2 Conference

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

10:00

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:15

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

16:00

More information to follow

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Day 2 Conference

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

10:00

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:15

Lunch Break & Expo Viewing

15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Day 2 Conference

08:00

Registration Opens (Level 4)

10:00

Morning Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

12:15

Networking Lunch & Expo Viewing

15:15

Afternoon Coffee Break & Expo Viewing

17:30

Closing Remarks

17:45

End of Day 2 Conference