20 Nov | Day 1

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Welcome and Context Setting

Michael Jenkins, CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute

Opening Keynote: Life in the Fast Lane

Craig Davis, Co-founder
,Sendle; Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Singapore has ranked #1 on the World Bank’s Human Capital Index. Despite this achievement, Singapore’s Prime Minister says that investment in human capital is never done. What then, can organisations do to stay ahead of the curve?

In the same way that F1 influences 
passenger vehicle design, or haute couture impacts high-street fashion, start-ups are at the cutting edge of leadership, adaptability and technology and getting to the future first.

Hear from Craig Davis as he presents a refreshing view from the world of start-ups and entrepreneurialism - offering practical wisdom and insights across themes of global leadership, an adaptive workforce and human capital transformation.

Networking Break
The Human Capital Imperative

Sara Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Xerox Singapore
Dato' Hamidah Naziadin, Group Chief People Officer, CIMB
Desmond Kuek, Chairman & Founder, Genium & Co

Moderator: Soon Eng Sing, Head, Knowledge & Solutions, HCLI

Senior business leaders discuss the changing business landscape in the climate of digital transformation and consider the need to re-evaluate Human Capital as a key strategic thrust.

Sneak Peek: Lunch Experience
Lunch and Lunch Experience
The Changing Role and Model of Leadership in a Digital Age

Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour, IMD

What traits and competencies are necessary to successfully lead during a time of intense digital disruption? Prof Jordan will discuss her research on leadership in the digital age and what it tells us about how the model of leadership is rapidly transforming. She will also discuss what these transformations mean for the individual leader, and how this impacts the way organisations train and select talent.

Networking Break
Breakout Session A: Leadership and the Workforce of Tomorrow

Indranil Roy, Executive Director, Human Capital Leadership, Deloitte Consulting

Did you know that your skill-sets will only stay relevant for about 5-6 years? What can you do as an individual or as a company to stay on top of the game?

Join Deloitte Consulting leader, Indranil Roy as he shares his expertise of how skills-upgrading and the utilisation of appropriate technology will allow you to thrive in this age of disruption.

Breakout Session B: Leading in a VUCA China

Gao Yaping, Executive Vice President, Shanghai Foreign Service (Group), China


What are the leadership qualities required in emerging markets in this rapidly changing era? What are the characteristics of the leadership in Chinese market? How to develop these key capabilities?

Gao Yaping, the Executive VP of FSG, the greatest HR outsourcing corporation in China, brings up his views based on the research of more than 100 senior managers from 11 typical companies. 

Human Capital in the Digital Age

Ozi Amanat, Founder, K2 Global

Moderator: Liane Ng, Knowledge & Solutions, HCLI

Networking Cocktails

21 Nov | Day 2

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Welcome and Recap of Day 1
Minister's Address & Recognition of IHRP Corporate Partners

Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower & Ministry of National Development​

Zaqy Mohamad, Minister of State for Manpower, opens the day speaking on the key aspects of human capital development that drive the success of business and workplace transformation, and the role that corporates play in this ecosystem.

At this session, IHRP’s corporate partners will also be recognised.

Public-Private Partnerships: Making the Shift to Human Capital

Jason Ho, Head, Group HR, OCBC
Aileen Tan, Chief HR Officer, Singtel
Lisa Tay, Head of HR, Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson
Mayank Parekh, CEO, Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP)

Moderator: Soon Eng Sing, Head, Knowledge & Solutions, HCLI

Gain perspectives on the evolving relationship between public policy and business for transforming Human Capital in Asia. The panel will chime in on the choices, challenges, and opportunities in the transformation roadmap for our digital age. 

Networking Break
HR's Role in Building Enduring Businesses


Michael Jenkins, CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute
Andrew Buay, Vice President, Group Sustainability & Talent Coach, Singtel
Catherine Mudford, Advisor, Human Capital Leadership Institute


Investors are demanding that corporations move beyond delivering only financial performance and show how they also create value over the long-term.  While organisations no longer question the need to do this, many struggle to identify and implement the processes and systems that enable their organisations to be high-performing and make a positive contribution. In this session hear the surprising findings for creating enduring value in an Asian context.  Benchmark your organisation against the leaders and hear practical tips for developing the culture, leadership and people practices that accelerate the ability to build businesses that both do well and do good.

Sneak Peek: Lunch Experiences
Lunch and Lunch Experiences
At a Glance: Fast Research

Innovative practice leaders present their latest thought-provoking research on how to transform business ecosystems.

Breakout Session A: Shaping the People Profession in APAC

Hear from CIPD and IHRP as they share the findings from their latest global research study examining the state of the people profession across Europe, Middle East and APAC. In the session they will examine robust data from across markets and map them against the big issues of tomorrow. 

Discuss and debate the impact this will have on the world of work, workforce and workplace. Understand what it will take, and what you will need to contribute, in order to future proof the people profession.

Breakout Session B: Women in Enterprises – Unlocking the Careers of Women@Work

In a talent-scarce economy where competitiveness is determined increasingly by the ability to harness the collective capability of the workforce, companies that do not successfully integrate women into their corporate ranks are less likely to succeed than those that are able to. The pace of developing senior women leaders need to be hastened and building that momentum requires concerted effort from different stakeholders – society, organisations, and women themselves all have a role to play.

Networking Break
Final Synthesis & Wrap Up
Closing Keynote: The Courage to Transform

Rob Lilwall, Author and Nat Geo Adventurer

Rob Lilwall is a person who, through taking an adventurous attitude to life, has achieved the extraordinary. In the last two decades, he has embarked on expeditions by bicycle and on foot, covering over 80,000 km of the world’s land surface, including through Siberia  (in winter), Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea.  National Geographic have made two television series about his exploits, and as a keynote speaker he has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world, / clients including the likes of Nike, Microsoft, HSBC and Thomson Reuters. 

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