Culture, People, Strategy

HONG KONG, CHINA - May 11, 2016 - The inaugural HR Summit & Expo HK will be held on 12-13th May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 1A, Wanchai.


The summit and expo will see Hong Kong's biggest ever gathering of business leaders and HR practitioners from small, medium and large companies and organisations. The goal of the event is to enable these employers and professionals to find the best workforce management strategies and solutions to enable them to succeed and grow even in the toughest business environments.


Culture, People, Strategy

Building a great business is no easy task, to succeed in a difficult economic environment, companies need to have the right and highly motivated people, they also need to have a culture which embraces and nurtures successful leaders, and last they need a strategy that engages, develops and rewards talented individuals. These key themes will be explored over the 2 full days, 80 hours of seminars and workshops and thousands of business leaders and HR practitioners.


HR Management's Connection to Business Development

The Hong Kong HR Summit presents three main streams for business leaders and HR practitioners. The two-day conference is made up of three streams: C-Suite, Strategy and HRM. They will provide practical strategies and theories on topics and issues including: business leadership; HR management and investment; recruitment, retention and management; creating an inclusive work environment; performance evaluation and promotion; and much more. These will be covered through a variety of panel discussions, workshops, case studies and debates, speakers include: 

  •   Mr Tom Mehrmann, Chief Executive, Ocean Park
  •   Mr Charles Caldwell, HR Director, English Schools Foundation
  •   Mr Tom Owen, Director People, Cathay Pacific Airways
  •   Ms Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR
  •   Mr Mark Sullivan, Global VP HR, DFS Group
  •   Mr Bernard Coulaty, International Author & Former VP of HR, Pernod Ricard Asia
  •   Mr Shih Wing Ching, Founder, Centaline Property Agency Limited
  •   Ms Ivy Leung, Head of Human Resources & Administration, Human Resources & Administration Department, Octopus Holdings Ltd.
  •   Mr Kabir Julka, Vice President - Human Resources, Asia, American Express
  •   Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd.
  •   Mr NiQ Lai, Chief Talent and Financial Officer, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
  •   Ms Bianca Wong, Group Human Resources & Corporate Communications Director, Jebsen & Co Ltd.

For the complete list of speakers and the full conference schedule, please visit


Human Resources Like You've Never Seen It

The free expo will showcase the latest developments in the cutting edge realm of HR technology and employee development solutions which are designed to increase employee engagement and enhance business performance. Product categories include: HR and business consulting; employee wellness services; training and development; recruitment and management; performance and psychological assessment tools; HR management outsourcing services; HR technology and analysis; and legal and tax services. For a detailed list of exhibitors, please visit


FREE HR Professional Development

The Expo is also providing the very best in FREE HR professional development in the HR Learning Theatre and the HR Solutions Theatre. Insightful topics and actionable strategies to take-away and implement, topics include: Creating Happy Workplaces, Becoming a Millennial Magnet, Paradoxical Leadership, Motivating Minds and Talent Strategy in Change Management, HR Technology, Talent Acquisition and Company Branding, CSR for Corporate Reputation, Managing a Multigenerational Workforce, to name just a few.


"While we explore the exciting development of human resource management, we must do our best in building a future based on what we are facing now," says Angela Chan, exhibition and conference project manager of Diversified Communications Hong Kong. "Employers face numerous problems, like talent shortage and the high expectations from the Y and Z generations. Effective ways to manage a multigenerational workforce and avoiding workplace conflicts are also hot topics that have many employers concerned."


For the complete list of seminars and workshops, please visit


Best Places to Work in Hong Kong Awards -- Recognising Outstanding Employers

New-generation workers' expectations are more than just numbers -- today's employers must meet employees' demands to create an ideal workplace if they want to attract and retain talents. In view of this, the Best Places to Work in Hong Kong Awards recognise those outstanding enterprises that are dedicated to the well-being of their employees.


Award categories include: Construction/ Real Estate; Transportation/ Logistics/ Public Utilities; Banking/ Finance/ Insurance; Technology/ Information Technology/ Telecommunications;
Food & Beverage; Hospitality; Retail; Manufacturing; Medical/ Health Services; and Amusement/ Recreation/ Entertainment Services.


Voting is now completed and the following are part of the companies among the Best Places to Work in Hong Kong: 

  •   Sino Land Company Limited
  •   New World Development Company Limited
  •   Hang Lung Properties
  •   Centaline Property Agency Limited
  •   Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd
  •   Hong Kong Airlines Limited
  •   The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
  •   American Express International Inc.
  •   AIA Group
  •   AXA
  •   Microsoft Corporation
  •   Facebook
  •   Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited
  •   Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

  •   Maxim's Caterers Limited
  •   Lan Kwai Fong Group
  •   The Peninsula Hong Kong
  •   The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
  •   JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
  •   Miramar Group
  •   Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
  •   Adidas Hong Kong Limited
  •   A.S. Watson Retail (HK) Ltd
  •   Lane Crawford (Hong Kong)
  •   Ocean Park Corporation
  •   Ngong Ping 360
  •   UA Cinema Circuit Limited
  •   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd

Representatives of the winning enterprises will be attending the Best Places to Work in Hong Kong Awards Presentation Ceremony at 5pm on 12th May. Enterprises with the highest number of votes in each category will be awarded with the Best of the Best Awards.


The HR Summit & Expo HK will be held in Hall 1A of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 12th and 13th May. The expo is free for business personnel and HR professionals; a paid conference will be held next to Hall 1A in the N100 conference rooms. Conference tickets will also be available on-site. For more information on the HR Summit & Expo HK, visit or contact us.




About HR Summit & Expo HK

HR Summit & Expo HK is organised by Diversified Communications with strategic partner HRM Asia. It is designed to bring together C-suite business executives, chief HR directors and other HR professionals from a broad spectrum of industries for the two-day conference and exhibition. At the summit, delegates can discuss challenges and best practices not only within the field of HR, but also with regards to overall company strategy, culture and direction, and how it will play a pivotal role in their future business. While on the expo floor, they will be able to speak to solutions providers and find services that fulfil the needs of their organisation to realise the potential of their people.


About Diversified Communications

Diversified Communications is a fast-growing international communications company headquartered in the United States. With 16 offices across 7 countries and 9 divisions, the company spans businesses across broadcasting, digital products, software, publishing and the production of market-leading events, with a product portfolio serving 16 industries in 14 countries and counting. In Hong Kong, Diversified Communications organises a growing portfolio of trade exhibitions and conferences, including Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong, Seafood Expo Asia, Natural & Organic Products Asia, Retail Asia Expo, Omni-Channel Retailing Conference, HR Summit & Expo HK, Learning & Teaching Expo, and Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference. All the events embrace an established relationship with key suppliers and buyers in different industries.


About HRM Asia

HRM Asia is a private limited company registered in Singapore since 2002. They specialise in dedicated HR magazines and world-class events, providing an array of thought-leading HR discussion and information to HR professionals in Singapore and across Asia. Since their inception, HRM Asia has played an important part in connecting HR professionals across all sectors. HRM Asia concentrates on the issues and challenges facing the HR industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters to HR professionals.

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