Human Resources Conference 2016 Highlights

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All industries are experiencing disruptions that pose a risk to results. Consequently, many businesses are looking for new and innovative strategies to manage disruption. Yet in Asia, human resource is too often treated as an administrative function rather strategic driver of results; hence, it is under-leveraged as a business asset.

The 2016 AmCham Human Resources Conference is designed not only for HR professionals, but also business leaders, seeking insights on how to better integrate the business and HR, while optimizing people resources, to deliver transformational results.

Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong


PROGRAM Highlights

Welcoming Remarks



Jennifer Van Dale
Partner and Head of Employment Asia


Opening Keynote: Preventing a Leadership Crisis in Asia
Solutions for Future Proofing Your Leadership Pipeline in Asia

Rosemary Goater
Heidrick and Struggles


Three Concurrent Sessions - Disruption Track 
Focuses on new people innovation trends

Building Teams and Capability to Innovate in Disruptive Environment


Jenny Pong
Group Director, Human Resources,
JTH Group

Bhavya Sehgal 
SVP, Strategy Research, Asia, ORC International

Leonie Valentine 
Managing Director – Sales & Operations Hong Kong, Google


Bin Wolfe 
Managing Partner,
Talent, Asia-Pacific,

Amy Benger
Asia-Pacific Organisational Development Leader, 


The Gig Economy and a High Leverage Workforce


Susie Quirk
Partner, Head of People & Change Advisory,
KPMG Advisory (China) Limited

Christopher Schrader

Trevor Sunderland
Country Manager,  Hong Kong & Asia Operations,
Agile -1

Dr. Tim Carey
Managing Director –
Asia Pacific, atrain


Leveraging HR to Manage Disruption in China


Kaiser Chen
Chief Human Resources Officer, SenseTime Group

Adam Najberg
Head of Digital Communications, Alibaba Group

Prof. XU Yan 
Associate Dean of EMBA, Executive Education, and China Strategy, 
HKUST-Business School

Jennifer Van Dale 
Partner and Head of Employment Asia,
Eversheds (Moderator)


Three Concurrent Sessions - The Untapped Asset Track 
Focuses on sharing of leading best practices

   Flexible and Atypical Working in Today’s Workplace


Liza Allen
Managing Director, Communications, Media & Technology,
Accenture, Asia Pacific

Kimberly Arth
Co- Founder /

Lynne Barry
Global Head of Learning and Development, Telstra

Sylvain Trocmee
Head of HR Asia Pacific, 

Helen Colquhoun
Senior Associate, Withers 


Leading and Managing a Diverse and Intergenerational Workforce


Paul Choi 
Executive Director, Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs

Prof. Julian Groves
Associate Professor of Social Science Education,
HKUST Division of Social Sciences

Wijnand van Hoeven
Head of Talent Development - RHO Human Resources,
Prudential Corporation Asia

Ada Lee
HR Business Partner, Global Business Organization – HK, Google

Mac Ling
Executive Coach & Managing Partner, Coaching Collective (Moderator)


Building an Ownership Culture in Asia


Sharmini Wainwright
Managing Director - Hong Kong, PageGroup

Wendy Zhang 
VP, Human Resources,
VF Asia Pacific Brands

Sarah Hassan
Director HR, HK, Macau & Regional Headquarters
Philip Morris Asia Ltd.

Francis Tam
Regional Sales Director - Greater China, 
Panopto Asia Pacific Ltd.


Luncheon Keynote - Co-Ownership = Less Rules = More Innovation

NiQ Lai
Chief Talent and Financial Officer & Co-Owner
Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd.
Malcolm Kay
Superintendent, Stamford American School – Hong Kong

Closing Remarks




Mary Simpson Mimi Shih
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