HR Festival Asia welcomes Singapore Minister of State as Guest of Honour

Minister of State for Manpower Zaqy Mohamad will deliver a keynote address on the first morning of HR Festival Asia
By: | March 19, 2019

Minister of State (MOS) for Manpower, Mr Zaqy Mohamad, will grace the inaugural HR Festival Asia as Guest of Honour, event organiser HRM Asia has announced today.

MOS Zaqy will join the likes of celebrated industry analyst Mr Josh Bersin, HR Futurist, Mr Jason Averbook, and Chief HR Officer of the Singapore Public Service Division, Ms Low Peck Kem, in front of an expected 5,000 delegates to open the conference on May 8, 2019.

HR Festival Asia is being brought to Singapore for the first time in 2019 by two of the world’s leading events – HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia). It is the region’s largest conference focusing on HR, Technology, and the emerging new world of work in 2019.

Along with more than 100 speaker presentation sessions, HR Festival Asia features a large-scale exhibition, featuring the largest collection of HR service providers and technology developers, all helping HR and organisations to excel in the modern business environment.

Delegates will also witness a full-scale PitchFest, featuring some of the region’s most exciting HR technology start-ups. The HR Fest Awards, meanwhile, will showcase the best and brightest HR professionals, C-Suite leaders, and organisations from across Asia-Pacific. Select senior HR leaders will also be conferred as Master Professionals, the pinnacle of the Singapore Institute for Human Resource Professionals Certification framework, in recognition of their strategic and HR leadership competencies and contributions to the HR community.

Technology is transforming the way businesses operate

“In a manpower lean business environment, technology enables companies to create quality jobs with good career prospects, and build a skilled and engaged workforce that supports business growth,” MOS Zaqy said. “Through technology, companies can easily offer flexi-work arrangements to help attract and retain employees, and allow those with care-giving responsibilities to continue contributing meaningfully to the business.”

Technology also supports job re-design for older workers and those with special needs. ”By investing in their employees even as the business transform, companies are more likely to build employee trust and engagement.”

HR Festival Asia brings together best-in-class HR practices and HR technology from the region so that we can learn from one another. I look forward to meaningful discussions on how technology can help unlock the potential of every worker.”

Joanna Bush, Executive General Manager of HRM Asia, says she is delighted to be working so closely with the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore, along with other public agencies. “HR Festival Asia is bringing the wider HR community from across Asia-Pacific for two days of best practice sharing, case studies, and thought leadership – don’t miss out,” she said.

HR Festival Asia takes place at Suntec Singapore Conference & Exhibition Centre on May 8 and 9, 2019.