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Rolling out an efficient workforce mobility initiative calls for an alignment of workplace management, from cost efficiency and innovations, with changing demand patterns.

How do successful organisations embrace comprehensive mobility solutions and strategies?

Asia’s renowned HR leaders and mobility specialists, including HR executives from Ericsson, Avery Dennison and Barry Callebaut will gather at Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016 to examine the most crucial issues in staff mobility and expatriate management strategy.

Taking place in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in February 2016, Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016 is an exclusive invitation-only conference open to director and VP-level HR professionals and mobility specialists from global and multinational companies.

“Without a solid talent mobility scheme, businesses will get left behind in today’s fast-paced environment,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“To remain competitive, company leaders and HR professionals should include workforce mobility in their overall business strategy using up-to-date systems and industry best practices, all of which will be discussed at this year’s Workforce Mobility Interactive.”

Now in its second year, Workforce Mobility Interactive will focus on the key areas of staff mobility and expatriate management research into the HR community has found to represent the most pressing issues for HR professionals in Asia.

Among the speakers of the event is Annie Chow, senior director for total rewards at Avery Dennison, who handles the function globally for its retail branding and information solutions business with a team of six.

She is in charge of strategies, design and implementation of total rewards programmes as well as the company’s communication strategies.

She holds more than 15 years of experience in the compensation and benefits area.

Prior to joining Avery Dennison, she was an HR manager and C&B consultant at Thomson Multimedia, NCR and AT&T.

Thomas Schellerer, HR director for APAC at Barry Callebaut, relocated to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur, where he carried out the same role.

He boasts over 10 years of experience as HR director at Steelcase, a company that produces office furniture, architectural and technology for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries in Germany, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

He holds a degree in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.

Yvonne Teng, HR director for RASO and Commercial Management and SEA and Oceania at Ericsson, holds over 18 years of experience in human resources management.

She is an expert in workforce planning, talent management, compensation & benefits and talent acquisition.

Before joining Ericsson, she headed the compensation and benefits in the merger exercise between EDS and HP in Malaysia.

She also served as the country head of HR in Malaysia for Computer Associates, setting up the HR department and transforming the HR function from operational to business partnering.

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Other companies represented on the Workforce Mobility Interactive agenda are Daimler, Dell, General Electric, General Motors, Mastercard, Mondelez, Siemens, Unilever and many more.

All presenters and panellists, such as Caroline Thorley-Farrer, regional head of mobility Asia Pacific at British American Tobacco, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

To be held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in February 2016, Workforce Mobility Interactive is Asia’s only regional conference on staff mobility and expatriate management strategy.

Attendance to the one-day annual event is strictly by invitation only with invitations reserved for senior in-house HR professionals. Attendance is capped at 100 delegates.

Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016 focuses on the most pressing issues pertinent to mobility and expatriate management such as international compensation and benefits, global talent management, return on investment, and regulatory compliance as well as risks and opportunities in dealing with an evolving intergenerational and diverse global workforce.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of staff mobility and expatriate management strategy, do not miss Workforce Mobility Interactive 2016.

Human Resources’ interactive-style conference format is a unique blend of case study presentations, panel discussions and roundtable discussions in which delegates work through five topic areas in a single day – an experience described by attendees as eight hours of intense peer learning.

Senior HR managers and mobility specialists interested in participating in Workforce Mobility Interactive can visit the event website or contact the following members of the Human Resources magazine team:

– For Hong Kong: Evon Yew, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329
– For Kuala Lumpur: Shivon Aaria Gunalan, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329
– For Singapore: Sharissa Chan, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329

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