From “Work from home” to “awe walk”, employees have seen all of it over the last 18 months. We have come a full circle from job insecurity and job losses in 2020 to an aggressive employees’ market with double-digit attrition in 2021. It has been our endeavor to enable you with strong insights around talent and rewards and help make informed decisions. So come and be a part of our three months’ of conversations, collaboration and co-creation of future readiness.

 We at Mercer, are pleased to invite you to experience Mercer thought leadership across rewards spectrum with insights from industries as well as specific solutions over the next three months. As much as we look forward to sharing our research-based insights for specific industries, we have woven industry thought leaders’ speak to share distinct industry responses to stay ahead of the curve as well as personal journey and expertise around areas of broad based rewards, incentives, executive remuneration and expatriate compensation distinctly.

Manufacturing, Automotive and Chemical Conclave
10th December, Friday | 2:30 pm IST

The future of buying a car will be experiential as much as the car will be driverless and electric! Agri tech, agility in manufacturing, technology facilitated work and workspace; so much is changing in the business paradigm. Let us congregate to explore people centric strategies equipped with insights to create an impact.

2-hour virtual thought leadership sessions where we bring the eminent industry leaders together, to share their leading practices, challenges and learnings as well as Mercer POV.

Senior executives, industry experts, CHRO’s, Reward leaders  and thought leaders who are eager to take advantage of this unprecedented moment in time to share, collaborate, and make a difference for themselves, their companies and society.

Renowned Speakers

Learn from and engage with renowned guest speakers and Mercer Local & International speakers

Peer Learning

Learn from peers and global organizations addressing challenges similar to yours


Lead your organization to the next level by enabling the next generation with engaged, connected and virtual employee strategies


Time (IST)   Session Title Mercer Speaker / Moderator
2:30 - 3:15 pm Key Note Session - Fireside Chat
Future of Work, Workplace and Workforce - driving exponential growth through innovation, personalization and all things digital
Uma Rao
VP HR, Ashok Leyland and 
CEO Gulf Ashley Motors

Manoj Sharma
Joint President and CHRO
Aarti Industries

Arvind Laddha
Merer India
3:15 - 4:00 pm
Mercer Session - China and India Story
Hot Off the Press - Talent and Rewards Trends
Aries Li
Mercer China

Namita Bharadwaj
Mercer India
4:00 - 4:45 pm Moderated CHRO Panel
Driving employee experience - culture, career, compensation, communication, what's your EVP?
Dr. NIdhi Dhanju
Praj Industries

Ajay CHowdhury
President & CHRO
SRF Limited

Ajay Kumar
Country HR Head
Continental India

Shanthi Naresh
Career Business Leader
Mercer India
4:45 - 5:45 pm Rewards Session - Presenation by each HR Practitioner
Evolving total rewards proposition with changing environment and employee aspirations
Aniruudha Manerikar
Joint VP, Group Head-COE Rewards and Performance Management, Indorama
Venture PLC

Zubin Palia
Chief Group HR and HR Head
Tata Steel

Vikas Arora
Head HR
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI)
5:45 - 6:00 pm Closing Remarks and Thank you Note Junaid Shiekh
Senior Associate
Mercer India

Are you a business or human resource leader interested in learning, networking, and collaborating to shape the vision of the future? Come join us.

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