Wednesday 24 April 2019

8:00am Registration opens
8:45am Opening remarks from the Chairperson
  Grace de Castro - Chief Empowerment Officer, Vision et Agir Management Consultancy
8:50am Welcome remarks from the Event Partner
  John Antos - Vice President Strategy & Marketing (APAC), ADP
9:00am CASE STUDY: How the HR team at AXA embraced digital disruption

As digital disruption transforms businesses across Asia Pacific, successful organizations (such as AXA) have learned to change and adapt quickly and embrace the dynamically changing career demands of their people.

  • Securing and galvanizing support and investment for HR initiatives in a dynamic environment
  • Real-time learning programs that prepare employees for rapidly-changing conditions
  • Creating an agile workforce and future-proofing HR strategies against digital disruption

Marico Sunshine Rodriguez - Director, Talent Acquisition & Employee Relations, AXA Philippines

9:45am At the crossroads in the digital workplace: The future of pay

Economic growth, technology, and automation are reshaping Asia’s business. Employees are faced with disruption – new tools, changing roles, and evolving organisational structures, along with changing expectations. Finance and HR leaders are central to the success of this change in the workplace. As leaders, how can you use technology to create a dynamic and sustainable payment future?

  • Examine the crossroads of human capital, payments and digital workplace
  • Using technology to provide dynamic payment future for employees and employers
  • How to lead and drive business growth in the evolving workplace

John Antos - Vice President Strategy & Marketing (APAC), ADP

10:15am Morning refreshment & networking break
10:45am Advanced business partnering for HR professionals

HR professionals need to provide solid technical guidance with a calm, clear and consistent approach. As the recognition of the importance of HR increases, influencing skills have never been more important than today.

  • The power of influence - convincing managers about the importance of developing their people
  • Winning the trust of line managers and leadership throughout the organization
  • Conveying messages with authority and persuasion

Eric Riego de Dios - Human Resources Director, Baker McKenzie Global Services Manila

11:30am Identifying leadership potential in a world of uncertainty

Hiring high-performing leaders is an existential issue facing organisations. By specifying the strategic future and selecting leaders based on clear requirements, organisations can position themselves to remain relevant and compete globally. In this session, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How to create solutions to drive talent forward and reduce new hire turnover
  • Implement analytics-driven data to support talent assessment
  • Effective strategies to improve your ability to select high performing candidates 

Brent Holland - Executive Vice President, FurstPerson

12:00pm PANEL: How the Philippines’ best employers engage their employees

The workplace is becoming increasingly diverse and keeping people engaged continues to be a challenge for teams today. This session discusses HR strategies to drive engagement.

  • How can you identify the key drivers for employee satisfaction?
  • Examples of successful initiatives leading to engagement
  • Tools and programs to measure growth and ROI
  • Creating a conducive work environment to enable teams


Rizza Cauton-Miagao - HR Director, Nielsen

Lora Liza Dioquino - Assistant Vice President Human Resources, PAL Express

Raymund Soberano - SVP/Group Human Resources Officer, Inquirer Group of Companies

Sean Zantua - HR Director, Johnson & Johnson


Phil Wheatley - SVP Operations (APAC), Synchrony Global – A Rizing HCM Company

12:45pm Networking lunch
1:45pm Labor law: Implementing the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Law

This session will cover compliance in response to the recent implementation of workplace safety standards.

  • Developing standardized training procedures
  • Revising company policies to ensure health and safety in the workplace
  • Challenges and penalties facing the recent implementation

Kenneth Chua - Partner, Quisumbing Torres

2:30pm Speaking truth to power: The effect of candid feedback

Communication and feedback can affect the relationship between managers and their employees. A recent study shows leaders allocate resources differently based on candid feedback. This session will explain the effect of candid feedback on leaders:

  • How does candid feedback change self-regulating behaviour in leaders?
  • Using honesty to enhance a leader’s relationship with their team
  • Understanding the connection between behaviour, feedback, and leadership

Michael Ramsay Bashshur - Associate Professor (Organizational Behaviour & HR) and Academic Director, Master of Human Capital Leadership, SMU, Lee Kong Chian School of Business

3:00pm Afternoon refreshment & networking break
3:30pm How to adapt and sustain a strong organizational culture

An engaged and motivated team can contribute to the growth and success of a company. How can HR effectively support employees to drive performance?

  • Aligning employee goals with business strategy
  • Determining a strong employee value proposition
  • Tips on updating company branding

Joann P. Hizon - Vice President (HR, Admin & Facilities), SM Investments

4:15pm PANEL: Leadership insights from the Philippines’ top HR leaders

In this panel, HR directors will share their challenges and insights into successful HR leadership.

  • What is the key to success in HR leadership today?
  • How is digital disruption changing the practice of HR?
  • How to inspire, lead, and manage a dynamic and rapidly changing workforce


Aileen Aumentado - Head of HR, ABHeineken Philippines 

Didoy Fullon - Corporate Director for Human Resources, Discovery Leisure Company

Rachel Majito-Cacabelos - VP (HR), Teleperformance Philippines

Oliver Requilman - Vice President for Human Resources (Davao City) and HR Special Projects, St. Luke's Medical Center


Grace de Castro - Chief Empowerment Officer, Vision et Agir Management Consultancy
5:00pm Conference concludes

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