Wellbeing at Work Event Hong Kong 2018

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The Wellbeing at Work Event is a one-day conference in Hong Kong for HR & business leaders. Learn from workplace experts and business leaders about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across Asia.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate and putting together this one of a kind event in the region. I look forward to seeing you next year with even more participants joining. The line up of speakers was diverse and provided some great insights on the topic

Head of HR, DHL

The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.

The Event will include a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that will change the world of work forever.

Join the conversation before this event on Twitter & Linkedin using #wbevent18

Oliver Rust, Managing Director (Asia Pacific), The Engine Group
Oliver Rust, Managing Director (Asia Pacific), The Engine Group

Leading the business & Go-to-Market strategy for ORC International & the Engine Group in APAC with the objective of driving client success

Andrew Keith, Chief Operating Officer, Deacons
Andrew Keith, Chief Operating Officer, Deacons

Working at senior management levels in international law firms spanning 20 years in Europe, Middle-East & Asia regions

Fiona Woo, Vice-President, Global Human Resources, Schneider Electric
Fiona Woo, Vice-President, Global Human Resources, Schneider Electric

Senior leader in global Human Resources with strong business acumen and broad experience

Benjamin Wong, HR Director (Asia Pacific), Knorr-Bremse
Benjamin Wong, HR Director (Asia Pacific), Knorr-Bremse

HK, Australia educated and Worked & lived in China (Suzhou & Tianjin) for 14 years. Strategic and hands-on HR Leader for Asia Pacific

Charles Caldwell, Human Resources Director, English Schools Foundation
Charles Caldwell, Human Resources Director, English Schools Foundation

Award winning HR Director driving HR strategies linked to organisational, governance and business strategy & initiatives

Angie Sung, Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong & Macau, Hilti
Angie Sung, Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong & Macau, Hilti

Hilti’s unique culture and career development opportunities have gained worldwide recognition

Maria Andreu, Ergonomist and Seating Category Manager Herman Miller Asia Pacific
Maria Andreu, Ergonomist and Seating Category Manager Herman Miller Asia Pacific

Maria has been in the furniture industry for over 20 years working in Germany, UK, Japan, and Hong Kong

08:00 – 08:55 Registration and Networking

 

08:55 – 09:00 Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

09:00 – 09:20 Opening keynote address

Promoting Corporate Wellness across Asia

The rising prosperity of Asia’s growing economies has drawn adverse consequences on employee wellness and the work-life balance of many people. Intensified global competition and the expanding wealth gaps in Asia have been known to induce stress, create tension and a rise in poor mental health

  • Many employees in the Asia work longer hours and some say lead a stressful life?
  • What can leaders do to encourage a more balanced lifestyle?
  • Creating a vision that inspires employees, builds loyalty and a sense of involvement?

Senior representation fromHSBC

 

9:20 pm –  10.00 pm Keynote Address:

Change Your Mindset, Change Your Results

  • Your brain is more complex, powerful, and sophisticated than any computer on the planet, but daily life stressors are not going to vanish anytime soon.
  • Corporate leadership and the growth mindset
  • Applying a growth mindset to a healthy corporate environment
  • The impact on wellbeing of growth mindset strategies

Charles Caldwell, Human Resources Director, English Schools Foundation

 

10:00 – 10:25

Transforming HR to Create Great a Workplace Culture  

  • Identifying and acting on the premise that people are the primary source of performance, competitive advantage, long term sustainability and focus
  • How can organizations create an emotional connection with employees?
  • The importance of top management in supporting the implementation of health and wellness programs

Speaker to be announced shortly

 

10:25 – 10:30 Networking Break

 

10:30 – 11:15

Panel Debate: Health and Wellness as Part of a Contemporary Business Strategy

  • How can wellness activities be linked to increased employee productivity and ultimately a healthier balance sheet?
  • Why is flexible working time so important to employees in the region?
  • Understanding the relationship between employee wellness and the retention of key talent
  • Are corporations in Asia fully analyzing the negative impact and costs high levels of stress and fatigue have on performance levels?

Angie Sung, Head of Human Resources, Hong Kong & Macau, Hilti (Hong Kong) Ltd

Fiona Woo, Vice-President, Global Human Resources, Schneider Electric

Zena Fung, Senior HR Partner, Manulife Asia

Benjamin Wong, Head of Human Resources, Knorr-Bremse

 

11:15 – 11:45

Cognitive and Social Economics at Work

For over half a century, ergonomic principles have been an integral part of Herman Miller’s products, environments, knowledge base and customer service. The purpose of this presentation is to give you an understanding of what ergonomics is, what we believe in when applying ergonomics to the design of workspaces, and how we have applied these principles to everything we do with real-life case studies.

Maria Andreu, Ergonomist and Seating Category Manager, Herman Miller Asia Pacific

 

11:45 – 12:15

Fireside Chat – Deacons

Deacons reflects the dynamism, diversity and cosmopolitan nature of Hong Kong itself. With over 600 lawyers and business services staff working across the full spectrum of legal practice, the firm takes pride in the fact that its culture is built around happy people that are contributing to the mission and feel valued; buy how does an organization like Deacons maintain the wellbeing of its staff, in an industry known for its long-hours culture?

Andrew Keith, Chief Operating Officer, Deacons

 

12:15 – 14:00    Networking lunch

 

14:00 – 14:30

Case Study Session & Speaker to be announced shortly

 

14:30 – 15:00

Wellbeing in Hong Kong – The Current State of Employee Wellness

  • What does the latest research tell us about the current state of mental health in the workplace in Hong Kong?
  • What works? What are some of the way employers can tackle mental health issues amongst employees?
  • What is the impact of inequality at work on mental health?

Speaker to be announced shortly

 

15:00 – 15:30

Technology and its Effect on Workplace Happiness

  • How is employee happiness being impact by innovation in the new world of work in Asia?
  • How embedding technology in HR is changing the way people work with each other
  • Can technology ensure employees better self-manage their lives
  • The role of technology in reducing stress

Oliver Rust, Managing Director – APAC, The Engine Group

 

15.30 – 15.55    Networking Break

 

15.55 – 16.15

Ensuring Change is Healthy for Employees

  • Maintaining a healthy workforce during mergers & acquisitions
  • Tackling differences in perspective in times of organizational change
  • Mitigating risks to wellbeing in times of change
  • How do you change the mindset of employees that change represents an opportunity rather than a threat during a M&A transaction?

Speaker to be announced shortly

 

16:15 – 16:40

Organizational Wellness as a Driver of Corporate Excellence

  • What is the connection between business success and employee happiness?
  • Does happiness in the workplace lead to greater productivity for all generations?
  • How can organizations transform from stressful environments to creative workplaces?
  • What HR strategies can be employed by organizations to change their culture?

Senior representation from HSBC

 

Chair’s closing remarks

16.50 – 18.30

Reception

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights provides global insight, intelligence and the latest trends around the future of the workplace

Herman Miller

Herman Miller

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Date:
23rd January 2018
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Venue

HSBC Headquarters,
1 Queen's Road Central
Central, Hong Kong