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Employee Benefits Asia 2016: First speakers announced

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Senior HR professionals, compensation, benefits and rewards specialists from the biggest and most respected employers in Asia are filling up this year’s speakers line-up for Employee Benefits Asia, the region’s biggest conference dedicated to compensation & benefits strategy.

The latest names on the roster are top HR leaders from AirAsia, BMW, and Mattel.

Employee Benefits Asia 2016 is a two-day conference for HR generalists responsible for rewards strategy and senior compensation & benefits specialists happening in Singapore, Hong Kong, and in Malaysia in August.

“The return of Employee Benefits Asia in 2016 will also witness an even stronger set of speakers who have been instrumental to the success of their respective organisations,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“Their knowledge and experience will truly give depth to the discussions at Employee Benefits Asia.”

Employee Benefits Asia 2016 will look into the most critical trends, challenges and strategies on compensation & benefits with updates and international perspectives on talent management and overall people strategy. Among the experts discussing these at Employee Benefits Asia 2016 are:

When Yeoh Sai Yew transformed DiGi’s terms and conditions benefits from a multi-level benefit structure to a single-level structure, the organisation experienced a reduction in the hierarchy level and enhanced communication efficiency.

Yeoh has 15 years of experience in HR, mainly in compensation and benefits, and is currently the head of the people department at AirAsia. He believes that recognising the people who contribute towards the growth and profit of the organisation is central to motivating employees to perform better at their job.

Before his appointment as managing director of BMW in Asia, Axel Pannes served in various functions at BMW headquarters in Germany, such as vice president of retail development, as well as at Rolls-Royce head office in the United Kingdom.

His current role involves overseeing research & development and corporate functions, including the establishment of the Regional Parts Distribution Centre and Regional Training Centre. Pannes’ professional background covers sales & marketing, business development, sales channel strategy and retail development.

Gordon Bedford, global director for the environment, health & safety and corporate social responsibility at Mattel, is into delivering simple strategies that put quality and EHS (QEHS) at the core of business.

He is known for his ability to influence leaders at all levels to easily adopt QEHS and CSR as a core value through the science of motivation and behaviour. When he served as Asia Pacific EHS director for PepsiCo, he was able to initiate transformational leadership and engagement programs which were adopted across the entire corporation.

Past Employee Benefits Asia attendees are top HR executives from leading and international companies in the region, such as Agility, Ascott International, Coca Cola, Ericsson, Google, JT International, Maxis, On Semiconductor, Philip Morris, RHB Bank, UMW Toyota Motor, and many more. All presenters & panellists, such as Dan Gutin, regional human resources director for industrial affairs for APAC & Japan at Sanofi, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in August 2016, Employee Benefits Asia is the region’s biggest conference on compensation & benefits strategy.

The two-day annual event is focused on best practice rewards strategy, features an agenda dominated by case studies and global thought leaders, and attracts a large audience of senior HR generalists and compensation & benefits specialists as well as and CEOs, CFOs and COOs closely involved in their companies’ compensation & benefits strategies.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of compensation & benefits and to increase your knowledge and skills across the rewards spectrum do not miss Employee Benefits Asia in August 2016.

To review the topics & agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat visit www.employeebenefits.asia before it’s sold out. For more information please contact:

– Hong Kong: Kenneth To: Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email: kennetht@marketing-interactive.com
– Kuala Lumpur: Adrian Ray, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: adrianr@humanresourcesonline.net
– Singapore: Che Fantonial, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: chef@humanresourcesonline.net

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