Mercer 2018 Asia HR Conferences - Singapore


SINGAPORE, 29 - 30 August

Event Agenda

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09:00–09:15Conference Welcome

Tim StanscheitMercer

David AndersonMercer

09:15–10:00Keynote Session: Navigating the Innovation Ecosystem in South East Asia

Arnaud BonzomEntrepreneur-in-residence at INSEAD and Angel Investor

10:00–10:45Plenary Session: Stay Ahead - Delivering the Workforce of the Future Now

Ilya BonicMercer

10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:00Panel Discussion: Building a Future-ready Workforce - What's at Stake?


Peta LatimerMercer


Eugene LamRegional Human Resources Director, Kimberly Clark

Wing Git ChanHead, Human Resources, Administration and Training, BreadTalk

12:00–12:45Plenary Session: Designing an Informed Rewards Strategy Armed with the Latest Trends

Puneet SwaniMercer

12:45–13:45Lunch Break

13:45–14:45Megatrends Session

Megatrends offers a new approach to global issues that organizations are living with and must address.

The session will focus on three key trends impacting the future of work in three rapid 20 minute presentations.

14:45–15:15Framestorming Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to join in a deeper discussion on one of the Megatrends in a smaller group of peers to highlight the most important questions when navigating change and disruption.

These questions will be highlighted and answered during a panel discussion on Day 2.

15:15–15:45Networking Break

16:00–16:15Fast Focus: Understanding the People of Growth Cities

Pearly SiffelMercer

16:15–17:00Plenary Session: Exploring Virtual Learning for Efficient Reskilling

Leslie HaywardVice President, Human Resources, Shell

17:00–17:15Fast Focus: The Future of Work: Through the Eyes of a Robot

Jeanniey MullenMercer

WarrenMercer Robot


Tim StanscheitMercer


09:00–09:15Day 2 Welcome

Tim StanscheitMercer

09:15–10:00Keynote Session: The Disruptive Clout of Emerging Technologies

Charlie AngBusiness Futurist and Innovation Expert

10:00–10:45Panel Session: Megatrends Takeaways: Unpacking the Key Questions

Sean TanMercer

Godelieve van DoorenRegional Industry Leader Asia Pacific, Mercer

Vidisha MehtaMercer

10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:00Workshop Session A

Unpacking HR Challenges and Opportunities in China

Maggie LiMercer

Unpacking HR Challenges and Opportunities in the ASEAN Frontier Countries (Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam)

Kulapalee TobingMercer

Hoa NguyenTalentnet Corporation

Delivering Sustainable Performance Through Improved Sales Incentives

Lionel LowMercer

Managing International Assignments in Asia: Challenges, Strategies and Trends

Mario FerraroMercer

12:00–12:15Moving Rooms

12:15–13:00Plenary Session: Exploring Transformation with Cognitive HR

Xu XianManager, Cognitive People Services, IBM

13:00–14:00Lunch Break

14:00–14:45Workshop Session B

Unpacking HR Challenges and Opportunities in India

Raghav DattaMercer

Enhancing Employee Benefits in the Digital Age

Liana AttardMercer

Unpacking HR Challenges & Opportunities in Japan – Aging Workforce

Masashi WatanabeRegion Mobility Practice Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer

Hiroki MiyaderaPrincipal, Global M&A Consulting, Mercer

Driving Governance in Executive Compensation


14:45–15:15Networking Break

15:15–15:45Plenary Session: Implementing Smart Workplace Analytics


15:45–16:00Fast Focus: Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion

Godelieve van DoorenRegional Industry Leader Asia Pacific, Mercer

16:00–16:45Plenary Session: HR in the Age of Ignorance

Lewis GarradMercer


Puneet SwaniMercer

Tim StanscheitMercer

Mercer reserves the right to make changes in the agenda or speaker roster at any time without prior notice.

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For information about the event, please contact:

Andrew Davy

Amanda Myers

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The 2018 Asia HR Conferences qualify for recertification credit for the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®), Certified Benefits Professional® (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®), Work-Life Certified Professional® (WLCP®), Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP)®, Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP)®, Advanced Certified Compensation Professional (ACCP)™ and Master Certified Compensation Professional (MCCP)™ designations granted by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.

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