09:15–09:30Conference Welcome

09:30–09:45CEO Welcome / Opening Remarks

Peta LatimerCEO Singapore, Mercer

09:45–10:30Keynote Address: Why HR Should Have a Seat at the Table

Robin SpeculandFounder and CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int.

10:30–11:00Networking Break

11:00–12:00Talent Trends and Future of Work

Puneet SwaniPartner, Global Business Solutions, Career Leader, International Region, Mercer

12:00–13:00Panel Discussion: Driving an Innovation Focused Culture




Nikhila RangaswamyGlobal HR Head for Operations & Engineering, Dyson

Suresh PunjabiDirector, Business Development and Programme Consulting, NUS

13:00–13:45Lunch Break

13:45–14:05Fast Focus #1: How Intelligence Solutions can Elevate the Interaction Between HR Processes and Employees

Baohe LinDigital HR Solutions Leader, Mercer

14:05–15:05Client Case Study #1: CandEx 2.0 – The Future of Candidate Experience: The Consumerization of the Candidate and Employee Experience

John KivelAsia Pacific Recruitment Head, GlaxoSmithKline

15:05–15:35Networking Break

Executive Remuneration – Emerging Trends

Nishant MahajanPrincipal, Executive Remuneration Practice, Mercer

New Reward Models in an Agile Work Environment

Puneet SwaniPartner, Global Business Solutions, Career Leader, International Region, Mercer

New Age of Digital Health & Wellbeing

Liana AttardPartner, Mercer

Personalizing Employee Experience

Lynette YeeMercer

Vincci LooMercer

Mobility – How to Make it Work for the Employer and Employee

Mario FerraroRegional Practice Leader – Global Mobility Asia, Middle East & Africa, Mercer

16:35–16:50Moving Rooms

16:50–17:20Building a Culture of Innovation and Empowerment

Lewis GarradPartner and Business Lead for Mercer’s People Science Consulting Practice


17:35–19:00Networking Drinks


09:00–09:15Day 2 Welcome

09:15–10:15The Lens of the Future: Rewards Trends

Godelieve Van DoorenPartner, Regional Industry Leader for Asia-Pacific, Mercer

10:15–10:35Fast Focus #2 Future Trends in Benefits

10:35–11:05Networking Break

11:05–12:05Client Case Study #2: Does Prevention Pay? Mitigating the Risks of a Globally Mobile Workforce

Aditya LuthraSecurity Director – Security Solutions, Asia Pacific, International SOS

Dr Low Kiang WeiMedical Director, International SOS

12:05–13:05Client Case Study #3 Travel Policies – The Secret Weapon of Employee Engagement

13:05–14:05Lunch Break

Emerging Trends in Vietnam

Hoa NguyenSenior Principle, TalentNet

Emerging Trends in China

Elley CaoSenior Principal, Career Products, Mercer

Decoding India – From Brick and Mortar to Block Chain

Shanthi NareshMercer

Leveraging Modern Assessment Tools to Create Future Ready Workforce

Anirban Barman RoyCRO, Mercer | Mettl

Financial Wellness

Dimitris EfthyvoulouPrincipal, Asia Regional Employee Health & Retirement Practice, Mercer

Ivan ChangSaxo Advanced Solutions APAC

15:05–16:05Client Case Study #4

Susan CheongGroup Managing Director for Talent Acquisition, DBS

16:05–16:20Conference Close

16:20–16:40Networking Break

Draft Agenda. Subject to change.