Mercer 2018 Asia HR Conferences - Hong Kong


HONG KONG, 9 - 10 October

Event Agenda

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09:00–09:15Conference Welcome

Harrison TanMercer

09:15–10:00Keynote Speech: Embracing Challenge and Building Resilience in the Face of Change

Rob LilwallAdventurer and Author

10:00–10:45Plenary Session: Understanding the Most Crucial Talent Trends and How to Respond

Jackson KamMercer

Kate BraveryGlobal Practices Leader, Mercer

10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:15Panel Discussion: Staying Ahead - Delivering the Workforce of the Future Now


Kate BraveryGlobal Practices Leader, Mercer


Farid LaljiCompensation and Benefits Director, Asia Pacific, Richemont

Regan TaikitsadapornChief Human Resources Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International

Florence TsangGlobal Head, Talent and Organizational Development, Li & Fung

12:15–13:15Lunch Break

13:15–14:30Interactive Session: Who am I? Increase your Impact with Personalized Communication

Marla ArnallMercer

Claudia UkonuMercer

Susie LimSenior Communications and Branding Consultant, Asia Pacific, Mercer

14:30–15:15Plenary Session: Managing an Ageing Workforce in Asia

Priyanka GothiRetired Not Out

Vidisha MehtaMercer

15:15–15:45Networking Break

15:45–16:30Plenary Session: Preparing Prudential Hong Kong for the Future of Work

Kerry RooksChief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources, Prudential Hong Kong

16:30–17:15Plenary Session: Moving from Compensation to Total Rewards Armed with the Latest Insights

Godelieve van DoorenMercer


Harrison TanMercer

17:30–19:30Drinks Reception


09:00–09:15Day 2 Welcome

Harrison TanMercer

09:15–10:00Plenary Session: Thrive@Hilton - Creating a Successful Rewards Culture Leveraging EVP

Patsy NgSenior Director, Rewards, Asia Pacific, Hilton

Lewis GarradMercer

10:00–10:45Plenary Session: Unpacking Schneider's Step-up HR Transformation Program

Olivier BlumChief Human Resources Officer, Schneider Electric

10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:00Plenary Session: Reinventing the Retail Experience. What is the Impact on Employees?

Trevor BlackmanVice President, Global Reward and Mobility, DFS Group

12:00–13:00Panel Discussion: Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion


Godelieve van DoorenMercer


Fern NgaiChief Executive Officer, Community Business

Claire GoodchildHead, Diversity and Inclusion, Asia, Morgan Stanley

Varshaa Ram KutikHead, Diversity and Inclusion Asia Pacific, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

13:00–13:45Lunch Break

13:45–14:45Rapid Insights Session

Compensation & Benefits Trends in Hong Kong and Macau

Shirman LiMercer

Employee Engagement : Why do Hong Kongers Go Back to Work on the 1st Day after a Severe Typhoon?

Andy LeungMercer

Hong Kong and Singapore: Same Same But Different

Harrison TanMercer

14:45–15:15Networking Break

15:15–16:00Plenary Session: Talent Management in Chinese Companies vs. Western Companies: Same Game, Different Rules

Christine ZhouHR Director, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable (YOFC)

Maggie LiMercer

16:00–16:45Plenary Session: Optimizing Work Environments to Adapt to Changing Technological and Economic Conditions

Jordan KostelacDirector, PropTech@JLL, Asia Pacific, JLL


Harrison TanMercer

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Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Eridhan Estira

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The Asia Pacific Monitor packages offer a range of advantages, which include data, networking and great insights. The packages come in three options – Silver, Gold and Platinum – and include complimentary attendance at one or more of Mercer's Asia HR Conferences (in Singapore, Hong Kong or Shanghai) as well as complimentary selected reports, job pricings and much more.

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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.

For more information on recertification, visit the WorldatWork Society recertification webpage.

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