Wednesday 29 April 2020

8:00am Registration opens
8:45am Opening remarks from the Chairperson
9:00am 2020 and Beyond: HR leadership in the future

We live in an increasingly dynamic and fluid world. As workplaces transform, employees are demanding more flexibility and technology is promising to liberate HR departments from transactional tasks. What will HR roles look like in the future? 

  • Preparing your workforce for future challenges and opportunities
  • What does the future hold for progressive and flexible work options and benefits?
  • How can we guide and support teams for a future that is uncertain?  

Weng Acas-Manalaysay Head of Talent Management, Cebu Pacific Air

9:40am Session details TBC
10:10am Morning refreshment & networking break
10:40am PANEL: Quest for the source of truth: people analytics uncovered 

HR leaders today are drowning in data. The real challenge lies in collecting and analyzing the data sets that provide the most relevant and meaningful insights to contribute to executive-level decision making.  

  • Choosing the right tools to collect and analyze HR data from a large number of disparate platforms 
  • Developing the infrastructure, capabilities and processes to effectively manage data within HR teams
  • Gleaning powerful insights to support your CEO and executive team


Sheryl Antonio - Head, Human Capital Strategy, The Medical City

Ma. Theresa Llamas - Chief Human Resources Officer, Resorts World

May Manaoag - Country HR Head, Zendesk

11:30am Session details TBC
12:00pm PANEL: Creating a personalized employee experience  

The concept of employee experience is moving to the next level. HR professionals now increasingly need to personalize our approach to create individual experiences for our employees.   

  • HR programs that foster personal strengths, passions and purpose 
  • HR technology solutions that help HR teams to apply personalization in a scalable way  
  • How four different employers have taken holistic approaches that acknowledge that their employees are ‘whole people’ 
  • Practical examples of highly connected and personalized people management strategies 


Drew Fernandez  Vice President, Chief People Officer, Coca-Cola

Nico Angelo Mallillin  Chief People Officer (CPO) & Vice President for Employee ExperienceGCash 

Marco Padernal  Director, Employee Experience, JG Summit

Alvanson So  Head of HR, Manila, Canva

Emerson Villarante  Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, Century Pacific Group

12:40pm Networking lunch
1:40pm Learning strategies to engage and support a multi-generational workforce

Today’s workplaces are diverse. HR leaders must create learning programs that can engage all generations and support employees in developing the skills required for digitalization. 

  • Aligning your L&D initiatives with your organization’s business goals 
  • Developing a culture that supports continuous learning 
  • Reskilling and upskilling your employees to prepare for the future of work 
  • Creating personalized learning experiences that support employee development 

Carolina Coloma - Head of Learning & Organization Development, PayMaya

2:20pm Labor law: Recent updates on employee management

The government has imposed new updates to legislation relating to employee management over the past year. How will these changes affect existing policies and contractual requirements and how do you remain compliant?

  • The Telecommuting Act: Understanding flexible work arrangements
  • Regulatory changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSH) 
  • New legislation protecting a diverse workforce

Kenneth Chua - Partner, Quisimbing Torres

2:45pm Afternoon refreshment & networking break
3:15pm Case study: Leading a winning performance management strategy  

Many organizations are shifting away from annual performance reviews in favor of more effective alternatives. How do you develop a successful performance management framework that increases employee engagement and drives business results?

  • Developing the best framework to support your organization and achieve business priorities 
  • Mapping out your new process and leading the transition to continuous performance management 
  • Securing buy-in from senior leadership
  • Using automated programs to support continuous dialogue and feedback 
  • Creating a coaching culture 
  • Training managers to provide meaningful feedback 
  • Communicating the transition to the organization 

Aileen Aumentado - HR Head, ABHeineken Philippines

3:55pm PANEL: How to promote mental well-being in the workplace

Research shows a rise in reported mental health issues among employees, leading to an increasing number of companies making employee well-being a top priority. In this session, hear from some of the nation’s top employers on the steps they are taking to improve employee well-being. 

  • Proven strategies and programs that support employee well-being
  • Developing resources to manage mental health and stress related concerns  
  • Integrating mental health support within employee health benefits 
  • Going beyond wellness programs and developing a culture of well-being 
  • Promoting awareness and overcoming social stigma associated with mental health 


Hope Delos Reyes-Picson - HR Director, Fujitsu

Sharon Hernandez - Chief Strategy Officer, Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Kristoffer Murillo - Vice President, HR, Lazada Group

Suki Tiwana - Head of Employee & Labour Relations, Asia Pacific, American Express

4:45pm Conference concludes

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