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Live: Employee Benefits Asia 2017, Hong Kong



Don't miss Employee Benefits Asia, Asia's leading C&B conference in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in May. Maximise your savings now!

Welcome to Employee Benefits Asia 2017, Hong Kong, the region’s biggest conference dedicated to compensation & benefits strategy! This conference will see speakers from Avery Dennison, Deacons, Knorr-Bremse, and more unveiling the secrets to developing best practice rewards strategies.

On this page, you can catch live updates from the conference, brought to you straight from The Mira Hong Kong – from all the tweets on #EBA2017 to photos and the top advice dished out by our speakers



That brings us to the end of Employee Benefits Asia 2017, Hong Kong. We hope all of you had a great time and will bring home a few key takeaways from today. Thank you once again to all our speakers, delegates and sponsors, and we do hope to see you again at our future events.


Our final speaker of the day will address the topic of creating commitment in an industry with high turnover rates. Please welcome Syed Asim Hussain, co-founder of Black Sheep Restaurants.

Syed Asim Hussain on stage at EBA2017 Hong Kong, hr

Our next speaker will share some practical advice and insights on integrating fitness and nutrition programmes into your working environment.

We welcome on stage Julien Lauden, co-founder of Fit Eat In.

Julien Lauden on stage at EBA2017, Hong Kong

Before moving on to the next session, it’s time for the lucky draw, brought to you by FlexSystem. Carmen Leung, Business Development Executive at FlexSystem takes the stage to draw the lucky winner!


While delegates break for coffee and networking, check out cool insights from Employee Benefits Asia 2017 silver sponsor Aetna International.


Next, four HR leaders will share their ideas on formulating expatriation programmes in a panel discussion led by senior journalist Jerene Ang.

She is joined on stage by (from L-R):
Andrew Keith, chief operating officer, Deacons;
Fiona Woo, vice-president, global human resources, Schneider Electric.
Barbara Lam, manager, enterprise mobility, Asia Pacific, Avery Dennison;
Josephine Lee, vice-president – human resources and administration, CFL Enterprise.

Employee Benefits Asia 2017 Hong Kong panel, hr

Our next speaker has over 20 years of experience in consulting, with a focus on the demand for integrated health and wellness plans to drive employee engagement and productivity. She’s here today to speak about how to get the most out of your health and wellness budgets. We welcome on stage Cecilia Deasy, regional consulting leader, CXA Group.

EBA HK CXA Group

Next on stage is Kevin Jones, Hong Kong country manager for Aetna International. He draws upon his 34 years of experience in the international medical and health insurance markets to present delegates with a case study on cost-effective innovations in the industry.

EBA HK Aetna

Delegates are welcomed back from that hearty lunch with another exclusive interview. Josephine Lee, vice-president – human resources and administration at CFL Enterprise, joins journalist Laura Fransen on stage to talk about healthy recipes for an engaged workforce.

EBA HK interview 2

Delegates take a lunch break, and thank our gold sponsor CXA GROUP. Please meet them while you’re at Employee Benefits Asia 2017!


Before we break for lunch, we invite Sadia Liu to remain on stage for an exclusive interview on creating a workplace that talents want to belong to. Hosting the interview is senior journalist Jerene Ang.


Up next is our first panel discussion of the day. Our three panellists will be discussing the role of well-being in performance.

Moderating this panel is HR and organisation effectiveness expert, Aalok Gupta.

Joining him on stage are his panellists (from L-R):

  • Thomas Lee, chief corporate solutions officer, AIA Hong Kong;
  • Sadia Liu, head of human resources – HK/TW/SG and organisation development lead – AP, Knorr-Bremse Asia Pacific
  • Angie Sung, head of human resources, Hong Kong and Macau, Hilti (Hong Kong);
EBA HK panel 1

Our next speaker is going to discuss perks, benefits, and how much they really matter. Currently the chief operating officer at Deacons, he has previously held a number of senior HR and Operations roles in the UK, Middle East, and Asia regions.

Please welcome Andrew Keith, chief operating officer, Deacons.

EBA HK Deacons

We take a tea break, and gain some interesting insights from Employee Benefits Asia 2017 platinum sponsor, AIA Group.

EBA HK AIA

Our next speaker is an expert in insurance. He has held various senior positions in the pension and benefits fields in Asia Pacific. Today he will talk to us about helping employees achieve longer, healthier and better working lives.

We welcome on stage Peter Crewe, chief executive officer, group corporate solutions, AIA Group.

He says: “The costs of benefit programmes are escalating. As an employer and service provider, we have a responsibility to control that cost.”

Peter Crewe on stage at EBA

Starting today’s conference is a business leader with a wealth of experience in delivering sustainable HR solutions in fast moving business environments across both mature and underdeveloped economies.
She is here to share her success story of getting her company’s human capital ready for the future.

Please welcome Fiona Woo, vice-president, global human resources, Schneider Electric.

EBA HK Keynote 1

To inaugurate day one of Employee Benefits Asia, Human Resources‘ senior journalist Jerene Ang takes the stage to welcome all delegates, sponsors and speakers.

She says: “When it comes to rewarding staff, keeping employees happy can be a difficult balancing act. Today’s conference will touch upon topics such as employee needs, company budgets, engagement, productivity, insurance, health, and more. You can expect interesting case studies as well as learning through networking and panel discussions with your peers.”


The registration counter is open and our team is all set to welcome today’s delegates at Employee Benefits Asia 2017, Hong Kong.

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