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HR Tech Expands Asia Presence

The future of work and the workplace are themes at both the Singapore and Shanghai events.
By: | March 22, 2019 • 2 min read

Shanghai is the site of HR Tech China in May.

HR luminaries Josh Bersin, Jason Averbook, Trish McFarlane and Steve Boese will be among the headliners speaking at both the HR Festival Asia in Singapore and HR Technology Conference & Exposition China in Shanghai this May.

These two events expand the reach of HRE’s HR Technology Conference—which is now in its 22nd year and will be held this year in Las Vegas Oct. 1 through Oct. 4—into the APAC region. HR Festival Asia will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exposition Centre in Singapore on May 8 and 9, while the HR Technology Conference & Exposition China, produced by LRP Media Group and Shanghai DLG Exhibitions & Events (Group) Co. Ltd., will be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre on May 14 and 15. (LRP Media is the publisher of HRE and produces the HR Technology Conference.)

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At HR Festival Asia, Bersin, a leading industry analyst and thought leader, will address trends and strategies for managing the current and future workforce, while Averbook, a leading analyst and CEO of Leapgen, will explore the key steps for creating and defining a vision that accounts for the workforce experience. Boese, HR Technology Conference co-chair, and McFarlane, H3 HR Advisor CEO, will explore global HCM-technology trends and applications for the APAC region.

A Women in HR Tech event will also be featured at the festival.

Attendees of the Singapore event will be able to visit an exposition hall featuring more than 150 solution providers, including ADP, Indeed, Skillsoft, Cornerstone OnDemand, Microsoft, SAP and many more. Other companies that will be represented include Workday and Ultimate Software.

At HR Technology Conference & Exposition China, Bersin will explore what lies ahead in HR technology and what employers need to do to prepare for it, while Averbook will focus on how to deliver a “digitized” workforce experience. Boese and McFarlane, meanwhile, will revisit HCM-tech trends and applications. (McFarlane is also program chair of the event.)

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Ram Charan, a world-renowned advisor, author and speaker who has more than 35 years of experience working with many of the top CEOs and companies, will present the event’s keynote, focusing on how digital giants such as Amazon and Alibaba are transforming business models—and what CHROs need to do to align themselves to this new reality.

University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business professor Dave Ulrich will deliver a keynote at the event as well.

Representatives from  Honeywell China, Huawei University, ADP, the China Action Learning Institute and Ultimate Software are also featured on the program.

HR Tech China includes an exposition floor that’s more than 23,000 feet in size.

David Shadovitz is editor of HRE. He is also co-chair of the HR Tech Conference and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. He can be reached at [email protected]

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