November 15, 2023

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM | REGISTRATION

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | Opening Remarks and Speed Networking Session

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM | PRESENTATION: Delivering Mindful HR in Today's Evolving Employee Experience

The Future of Work is now. The role of HR in today's workplace has and must evolve with the changing landscape of the employee experience journey. Our role continues to enable organizations and employees to thrive by reflecting and reinventing, and changing the way we deliver our value. The pandemic has highlighted the urgency for a more dynamic talent, work model, and employee experience. As HR leaders, we are able to support in achieving this by focusing on identity, agility, scalability and overall well being.


Karen Hutcheson
Director of People
Delivery Hero / foodpanda Thailand

8:50 AM - 9:10 AM | PRESENTATION: Building an Effective Workforce in a More Digital World


As the world evolves, disruptive forces reshape the way we live, work, and learn at an unprecedented pace. Automation has reduced our reliance on human labour and created new jobs which require essential human skills. Technology has penetrated almost every industry and has forced employees to learn digital skills. Data has become an asset to many organisations and to realize its true value, data literacy has risen in importance.

How then can HR and learning teams support their workforce in order to keep pace with peers and competition? In this session, hear from Eklavya Bhave, Senior Regional Director, Asia from Coursera how organizations can effectively reskill and upskill their workforces for the jobs of tomorrow.

Key points:
-Forces reshaping the way we work and learn
-The need for upskilled talent
-Top trending skills in the digital economy
-Measurable, role-based skill development
-Building talent pipelines


Eklavya Bhave
Senior Regional Director, Asia

9:10 AM - 9:30 AM | PRESENTATION: Global Talent Wars – Acquire, On Board, and Retain the Talent via Digital Engagement


Attracting talent is challenging. Companies are always competing for talents – and especially thru Covid – digitized recruitment processes and candidate engagement is how people are forming their view of their future workplace. Candidates these days are expecting you to have seamless digital engagement and lacking this capability could lead up to losing good candidates which creates huge opportunity costs for companies.

In this session, Whispir seeks to address how to enhance the candidate engagement process by adopting simple, off-the-shelf candidate communication tools in a matter of days.

Key points

-The power of digital communications for HR & recruiting in an increasingly digital world
-Make the right first impression that appeals to your talents’ interest
-Continuing momentum throughout the hiring and onboarding process
-Boosting employee retention through effective communication

Wayne Lee
Chief Revenue Officer


10:10 AM - 10:55 AM I PANEL DISCUSSION: Great Management: The First Step to a Mentally Healthy Workforce


The main focus of this panel discussion is to talk about the strategies an organization must do to promote mental health in the workplace. At the end of the discussion, the audience will learn the different ways how to strengthen the policy environment, stakeholder engagement, enhanced mental health literacy, and behavior change.

-Why does mental health very important to talk about in the workplace?

-Based on your experience as a mental health advocate in your workplace, what are the situations you encountered that make mental health considered as number one trend?

-How can you make the organizational support in mental health will work for the employees?

-In the current state of Human Resources, how can you bring awareness to the mental health of the employees?

-How does the generation gap affect the mental health of the employees?


Anne Ordona
General Manager
Infinit Care


Marvin Rodriguez
Country Director

Sapna Chauhan
HR Manager
Parul University, India

Donnabelle Michelle Reyes
HR Director
Colourette Cosmetics

Jakeson Quiatchon
Country HR/People Manager
Intrepid Philippines

Shyne Mangulabnan
Head of Clinical Care / Licensed Counselor
Infinit Care

10:55 AM - 11:15 AM | PRESENTATION: Powering a Future-Ready Workforce with Flexible Benefits


AboitizPower recognizes that people are the most valuable resource in driving its transformation and fulfilling its commitment to advancing business and communities. The company remains a people-centric organization that fosters a purposeful work environment, which aims to provide meaningful experiences and opportunities for each team member’s growth and welfare. Hence, AP’s HR leadership team continuously implements strategies that nurture the human aspect of management, such as crafting programs to directly address employee needs. Among these initiatives is the iFlex program, a cafeteria-style benefits plan that enables employees to select from various offerings to build a benefit package that would best meet their needs. With AP’s culture-focused approach, providing its people with flexible benefits is one of the many ways the organization shows its investment not only in their overall well-being but, more importantly, in powering a better future for them.



Malu Inofre
FVP and Chief HR Officer
Aboitiz Power Corporation

11:15 PM - 11:35 AM | PRESENTATION: HR Safety Compliance & Handling Appropriate Escalation Report


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) focuses primarily on protecting employees in the workplace from accidents, injuries, and exposure to harmful substances. It deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards. Its goal is to prevent accidents and harm to people from work-related activities and keep them safe and secure in the workplace.

Key points :

1.Business Rule Registration compliance rule 1020

2.Safety Housekeeping

3.OSH Programs

4.Strengthening Safety Officers with Training and Development

5. Feedbacking analysis report in Operations accidents, platforms and incentive programs.



Erico V. Fidel
HR Director
Crave Technology Enterprise Solutions


1:05 PM - 1:15 PM | Ice Breaker

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: Talent Attraction and Retention of Best Employees


To attract top talent, your organization needs to be a place where people advance their career. It needs to be a place where people are given opportunities to learn new skills and take on new challenges. Employee retention allows a company to continually develop its staff, without losing the investments they have made in skills and training. Creating a unique or positive image of a company will help attract the right people from the start.

1. How can we advance the retention and attracting best talents in the organization?

2. What is the biggest challenge in the retaining and attracting best talent at the moment?

3. What do you think the best outcome for the employees would be?

4. What are common misconceptions people have regarding this topic? How can we battle on these misconceptions and communicate more effectively?

5.What has helped you get to where you are and what advice would you have for others who want to set off in a similar direction?


Darwin B. Rivers
VP-HR Operations


Chetan Indap
Founder & CEO

Marvin Rodriguez
Country Director

Khim Tan
Group Chief HR Officer
Alliance Bank of Malaysia, Berhad

Janette Lagazo
HR Manager
ConnectWise Philippines Inc

2:05 PM - 2:25 PM | PRESENTATION: Communication in the Corporate World


Corporate communication is one of the most important variables that determine whether businesses succeed or fail in today's digitally connected world.

Key points:

-Communication in terms of brand awareness, innovation, and employee productivity.

-Communication includes the company’s messaging to its audience and the world at large.

-In an era of empowered employees, we need to identify why communication is very important for each generation (Gen Z, Millennials, and Baby Boomers).


Tessa Mercado
Director of HR and Operations
MC Credit Solutions LLC

2:25 PM - 3:15 PM | ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Popularity of Remote Work Technology

The modern workforce is increasingly mobile, collaborative, and dynamic. Because of these advances in technology and internet access, remote working has become an accepted practice in many companies. The top of the mind of every employee is to maintain a work-life balance. The ability to balance these two worlds has become the key promote to employee-wellbeing.

-Why does working remotely/hybrid work very important in today's generation?

-Does working remotely applicable to all employees? As an HR practitioner, how can you ensure that the employees are productive in their tasks and responsibilities?

-What are the challenges that most remote employees encountered? Do these challenges make them proactive or inactive?

-What are the considerations before embracing remote work technology?

-What do you think is the future of remote work technology?


Gagandeep Singh
Account Director - APAC

3:15 PM - 3:35 PM | PRESENTATION: Gen Z and Redefining the Workplace


The new wave of employees are impacting HR Strategies and pushing organizations to come up with a more out of the box approach for talent attraction and retention. In this current landscape where “quiet quitting” has become the trend, what HR priorities should be top of mind to ensure that what the organization stands for remains attractive to these new breed of workers and how can HR engage its current roster of baby boomer, Gen X and millennial leaders to understand and adapt their mindset to become leaders that connects and empathizes with their Gen Y and Z employees.

Key Points:

-Who is Gen Z?

-Gen Z and their ways of working 1.Digital Tools and technology skills
2.Comfort with analytics and data
3. Design and Creative centric
4. Not afraid to challenge and ask questions

-What is attractive to them and what does this mean for HR?
1.Work Life Balance
2.Transparency and Flexibility
3. Empathetic Leadership
4. Mental Health and Psychological Safety
5. Diversity and Inclusion
6.Team Dynamics
7. Social Justice and work that creates a positive impact

-Effective Leadership Strategies 1.Evolving Role of Leaders to Gen Z and Gen Y
2.Timely Coaching
3.Communication Styles
4. L&D



Donnabelle Michelle Reyes
HR Director
Colourette Cosmetics


4:15 PM - 4:35 PM | PRESENTATION: Building Critical Skills and Competencies


Smith Dacasin
Country HR Leader
Kyndryl, Philippines

4:35 PM - 5:25 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: Company Values and Work Culture

PANEL DISCUSSION: Company Values and Work Culture


A work environment that possesses organizational culture is driven by purpose and clear expectations. Workers are more likely to enjoy work when their needs and values are consistent with their employers. By establishing culture and set of values, businesses can help communicate the goals for their organization and help employees and leadership understand the motivators behind company decisions.

- How would you describe the work environment?

- How do you, re-motivate employees, when objectives have not been achieved?

- What kind of opportunities can you give to the employees to have their progress in the company?

- How can you promote good company values and Work culture in the workplace?

- How do company values and work culture affect each other, especially in the current state of Human Resources?


Nina Arribe
HR Leader
Pioneer Square Brands, USA and Philippines


Donnabelle Michelle Reyes
HR Director
Colourette Cosmetics

Jakeson Quiatchon
Country HR/People Manager
Intrepid Philippines

Jun Roy
HROD Consulting Sector Head
Nomura Research Institute

5:25 PM - 7:00 PM | HR Happy Hour at the Exhibition Area