HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020: What is the future of work in ASEAN?

Key government and business leaders from around ASEAN will provide key insights into how workforces in the region can be reshaped.
By: | September 9, 2020

Much like any other region in the world, South-East Asia has not been exempted from the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the future may remain uncertain for many businesses in ASEAN, steps have already begun to be taken to help them on their way to economic recovery.

Readying businesses and the workforce for the future of work is a crucial step to realising ASEAN’s economic potential, said Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs.

Teo, who will be giving a keynote address at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020, added, “The addition of a new conference track on the ASEAN Future of Work seeks to enhance Singapore’s contribution to ASEAN’s continued social dialogue and capability building to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth for our people.”

In collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower, HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 will examine the future of work in ASEAN by bringing together senior government representatives, heads of unions and employer organisations, as well as the International Labour Organisation.

Collectively, these key stakeholders will discuss skills studies, employment facilitation and HR capability building across the region as they prepare to shape their workforces beyond the global pandemic.

Hear from Aubeck Kam, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore (register for his session here) and Dr Ha Thi Minh Duc, Deputy Director General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Viet Nam (register for her session here), as they provide an update on how Singapore and Vietnam are addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour markets in their respective countries.

Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore (register for his session here) will address development strategies in the HR sector, while a panel discussion featuring representatives from Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower, Singtel Group, Institute for Human Resources Professionals, Singapore Management University and The Lo and Behold Group will examine how HR will support business transformation as the HR profession continues to evolve (register for the session here).

Representatives from SkillsFuture Singapore, Singapore National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), DBS Bank and JPMorgan Chase will also discuss what is required to develop digital skills for a resilient and digitally enabled workforce for South-east Asia (register for the session here).

YB Datuk Seri M Saravanan, Minister, Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia; and ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting Chair, will be opening the proceedings on Day 3, October 1, while to round off the ASEAN Future of Work discussion, Ida Fauziyah, Minister of Manpower, Indonesia, and vice-chair of the ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting, will be making her closing remarks.

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Join us at the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 from September 29 to October 1 for more in-depth discussions and exclusive insights from over 70 of the world’s leading HR thought-leaders as we navigate this new world of work together.

Year 2020 is an exceptional year and to show solidarity with the HR community, the organisers, HRM Asia are offering all HR professionals complimentary access to HR Tech Festival Asia Online this year. The road ahead in the new norm will be challenging. So, spread the word and let’s band together at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020.

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