Welcome to the era of Workforce 2.0

Where the boundaries between humans and machines blur, and amazing possibilities await 

Get ready to dive into the intricate world of people risks at the 2024 Asia HR Conference. The advent of new technologies like Gen AI is having a profound effect on work and the work experience. For businesses eager to embrace these advancements, aligning talent strategies with technology roadmaps is crucial. At the same time, reimagining work processes and aligning skills with compensation and career progression can create sustainable enhancements in productivity and employee well-being.

Don’t miss this chance to grow as a leader, gain valuable insights and drive success in the strategic realm of human-machine partnership. Together, let’s unlock the full potential of our workforce, drive productivity and achieve tangible business outcomes with real-world impact.

Register now to secure your place among the region’s top business and HR leaders and be part of the 2024 Asia HR Conference.

5 reasons to attend

  1. Deep dive into the latest workforce trends:
    Immerse yourself in the world of AI, talent, risk and strategy as you hear from leading global speakers and regional experts. 
  2. Action-oriented insights:
    Stand at the vanguard of the most topical trends and best practices for delivering the highest value in people challenges with insights from our latest research and client case studies.
  3. Renowned speakers:
    Glean knowledge from leaders of top multinational organizations, Mercer experts and industry thought leaders.
  4. Inspire, and be Inspired:
    Prepare to be inspired as you network with like-minded professionals who are passionate about driving change and shaping the future of work. 
  5. Connect and collaborate:

    Engage with your peers from diverse companies, countries and industries in interactive workshops.

    Share experiences, discuss challenges and explore innovative solutions together as you forge valuable connections that will extend beyond the event.

Agenda

Day 1 - 2 September 2024

Speaker:

Kabir Nath, Strategic Initiatives Leader, Mercer Asia

Speaker:

Lewis Garrad, Career Business Leader, Asia, Mercer

In a world of shifts and shocks, businesses are on shaky ground: employee expectations are changing, exhaustion is high and there’s a new kid on the block in the form of Gen AI. It’s time to throw out the old rulebook and address what fundamentally drains our productivity and saps our creativity.  The need to think different, and work different, has never been a bigger imperative.

AI is redefining how we work, amplifying human intelligence and making human-machine teaming a reality for all. The pressure is now on for organizations to modernize their talent models for this new era, embrace skills as the new currency of work, and realize the potential of their humans with greater talent intelligence. 


Speaker:

Kate Bravery, Global Leader, Talent Advisory & Insight, Mercer

Speaker:

Lewis Garrad, Career Business Leader, Asia, Mercer

Speaker:

Sean Tan, Career Business Leader, Mercer

Speaker:

Dan Blackburn, Global Head of HR - Transformation & Technology, Standard Chartered

Speakers:

Lionel Low, Director - Compensation Consulting, Mercer
Disha Kaushal, Regional Industries Leader, Asia Pacific, Mercer

Looking beyond pay in China: Why 'just pay' isn't enough


Speakers:

Elley Cao, Head of China Career Products, China, Mercer
Eric Lu, Partner, Mercer


Going Global: Asian Organizations becoming MNCs  Part 1- A deep dive on mobility

As globalization gains momentum, talent mobility has become a crucial strategy for businesses to gain a competitive edge. This session will delve into how to utilize mobility initiatives to attract, retain and develop talent, particularly in the vibrant and culturally diverse Asian region. On a related topic, we will take a deep-dive into localization, this includes the what, when and how of the challenging task of expat to local process with specific market insight for Singapore. We look forward to engaging with you in this exciting topic.


Speaker:

Tracey Ma, Regional Mobility Leader, Asia, Mercer


Tackling the shifts: How to navigate the evolving landscape of executive remuneration practices

In the course of delivering executive remuneration projects, we have encountered organizations adopting fairly unique practices. This session seeks to showcase these practices and consider their applicability to other organizations.


Speaker:

Lionel Low, Senior Client Solutions and Executive Remuneration Leader, ASEAN Mercer


Beyond the norm: Unveiling the Future of Benefits
 

Speakers:

Dimitris Efthyvoulou, Senior International Consultant, Mercer
Chen Ding, Senior International Consultant, Mercer

Join us for a discussion with experts from around the world who will discuss the possibilities as we approach the exciting intersection of the human/machine collaboration at work. Consider how to best navigate the world of AI as it floods into our businesses and people processes. The discussion will delve into the ethical considerations, challenges and opportunities enhanced human/machine teaming will present and what the new EU AI law will demand of employers.

The session will also explore the various AI risks and biases that employers need to be aware of, hear how companies are governing AI at scale and explore how to get the balance right between governance and innovation as we embrace Workforce 2.0.

Speakers:

Kate Bravery, Global Leader, Talent Advisory & Insight, Mercer
Jason Tamara Widjaja, Executive Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Singapore Tech Center, MSD

This insightful session will highlight the significance of cultivating trust in the workplace through fair pay, equity and inclusion. Discover how prioritizing these elements creates a positive work environment where employees feel valued, respected and motivated. By fostering trust, organizations can unlock increased productivity, collaboration and overall success. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to build a strong foundation for long-term growth and prosperity through trust, fairness and inclusivity.
 

Speaker:

Jackson Kam, Regional Leader, Talent Strategy, Asia, Mercer

This session will examine age within the framework of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and discuss various strategies organizations can employ to embrace generational diversity.
Drawing on examples from Japan, a fast pacing aging society, we will delve into the challenges and opportunities that many Asian countries will face.
 

Speakers:

Reiko Sasaki, Senior Manager - Talent Strategy Consulting, Mercer
Satomi Murata, Senior Talent Strategy Consultant, Mercer

Speaker:

Kabir Nath, Strategic Initiatives Leader, Mercer Asia

Day 2 - 3 September 2024

Speaker:

Kabir Nath, Strategic Initiatives Leader, Mercer Asia

Speaker:

Jean Martin, Global Head of Product, GBS and Career, Mercer

Speaker:

Richard Cooper, Mercer Marsh Benefits Leader, Singapore

Speaker:

Steven Yu, Mercer Marsh Benefits Leader, Asia

Speaker:

Sean Letz, Asia Cyber Leader, Marsh

Speaker:

Manisha Mehta, Senior Principal, Regional Careers, Asia- Pacific, Mercer
Nikhil Arora, Total Rewards Director, APAC, Eurasia & Middle East, The Coca-Cola Company

A new era for Japan: Adapting to shifts in the Japanese labor market

This breakout session will provide a comprehensive overview of the shift in the Japanese labor market, the changes in corporate governance and executive compensation and the challenges posed by an aging society. It highlights the need for proactive measures and strategic adaptations to ensure the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of Japanese companies in the face of these evolving trends.


Speakers:

Yasuhiro Tanaka, Senior Talent Strategy Consultant, Mercer
Riko Gimbayashi, Senior Talent Strategy Consulting Analyst, Mercer


Going Global: Asian Organizations becoming MNCs (Mobility & M&A) - Part 2: a Deep dive on M&A
 

Speakers:

Haze Zhang, M&A Advisory Services Leader - Greater China & SEA, Mercer
Sean Mei, Principal, Mercer


Riding the India Growth Story by Unleashing Talent Potential
 

Speaker:

Sukhmeet Singh, Senior Director - Talent Strategy Consulting, Mercer


Beyond participation: Ideas for measuring corporate health and well-being initiatives

In this interactive workshop, we will explore essential metrics for assessing corporate well-being programs at various stages of design and implementation. We will share some stories from our clients, highlighting what they measure and how they try to make their program more successful. Expect to leave with fresh ideas on how you can build or improve your well-being program to more impactful and engaging.
 

Speakers:

Julia Radchenko, Health Consulting Leader, Singapore, Mercer
Vanessa San, Wellness Leader, MercerMarsh Benefits

Speaker:

Helmi Yusoff, Principal Consultant, Rewards, Singapore, Mercer

We explore how HR can embrace a digital-first culture by integrating technology with human-centric approaches.

Discuss how we can unlock HR’s full potential, reimagining HR practices, roles and enhancing the employee experience.

Learn why a mindset shift is key to make HR future-ready and how to leverage digital innovations while maintaining core human values.

Speaker:

Miriam Daucher, Senior Manager - Talent Strategy Consulting, Mercer

Speaker:

Kabir Nath, Strategic Initiatives Leader, Mercer Asia

Topics listed are subject to changes as the agenda develops

Meet the speakers

Meet our sponsors

 

Event venue

Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Singapore 039595
  
Located in the heart of the vibrant Marina Bay, the Pan Pacific Singapore is a five-star hotel ideal for business or leisure, with easy access to local tourism sites, the Central Business District and just a 20-minute drive from Changi Airport. Guests can enjoy a perfect blend of comfort and elegance that evokes the warmth and tranquility of the Pacific, backed by sweeping panoramas of Marina Bay and the city skyline.

Pricing

  • Early bird

    Register by 15 July: US$1,299 + taxes

    Standard price: US$1,599 + taxes

  • Group discounts available.

    • 2-4 registrations: 25% off
    • 5 or more registration: 40% off
  • Contact us

    Please feel free to contact us with any queries:

    Mercer Global Events
    mercerglobalevents@mercer.com

Terms and conditions

  • It is important that all delegates represent the target audience for the conference.
  • Mercer has the right to decline any registrations received from companies with conflict of interest (instead of “competitors”) and other potential delegates that do not match the target audience.
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  • All conference participation fees are payable by invoice or credit card. 
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  • Only a limited number of places are available for this event. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

  • Force Majeure - Mercer shall not be liable for any failure or delay in performing an obligation relating to the conference that is due to any of the following causes, to the extent beyond our reasonable control: acts of God, accident, riots, war, terrorist act, epidemic, pandemic (including the COVID-19 pandemic), quarantine, civil commotion, breakdown of communication facilities, breakdown of web host, breakdown of internet service provider, natural catastrophes, governmental acts or omissions, changes in laws or regulations, national strikes, fire, explosion, or generalized lack of availability of raw materials or energy. For the avoidance of doubt, Force Majeure shall not include (a) financial distress nor the inability to make a profit or avoid a financial loss, (b) changes in market prices or conditions, or (c) the financial inability to perform its obligations relating to the conference.
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  • We reserve the right to make additions, deletions, or modifications to the format, timing, location and content of the conference or use substitute speakers at any time without prior notice. Conference topics are subject to change as the agenda develops.
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  • Cancellations received before 16 August 2024 will be refunded in full.
  • No-shows on the day of the conference will not be refunded.
  • Participants may substitute a colleague at any time before 12 August 2024.

Cancellations should be sent in writing to:

Gemma Clifton
Mercer
mercerglobalevents@mercer.com

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