Creating a premium learning environment, directing organisational transformation and boosting employee retention & satisfaction are among the challenges being faced by HR practitioners and L&D specialists today.

Top HR executives from HP, Merck Sharp & Dohme and Recron will reveal their insights and strategies at Training & Development Asia, the region’s only learning & development strategy conference for HR leaders and senior learning & development specialists.

Training & Development Asia is an annual, two-day, regional conference for HR managers and senior learning & development specialists which will take place in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June.

“Conference participants will learn how to thoroughly plan, design, and implement training programs that can match all levels of professional development needs,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“Training & Development Asia 2016 speakers are accomplished leaders and experts in formulating effective talent management strategies that strongly promote a culture of development.”

Training & Development Asia will explore the most critical challenges, trends and issues in corporate training and human capital development. Among the speakers joining Training & Development Asia 2016 are:

Named as one of the 25 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by the World HRD Congress, Surya Prakash Mohapatra carries more than two decades of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT organisations. He is currently the global leader for resource enablement at HP Global Operations Centres.

Before joining HP, he worked at Wipro, Microland, First Ring and Computer Garage. Some of his accomplishments were building the global training function for Wipro BPS which spanned across 10 locations including Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India and overseeing leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organisations.

Chella Pandian is responsible for heading HR leadership and organisational development through best HR practices & HR strategy at Merck Sharp & Dohme as its human resources director.

Before taking this role, he held a global HR role managing emerging markets for Merck consumer care and was HR business partner for MSD India for two years. Pandian carries over 15 years in HR strategy, change management, HR business partnering and talent development.

He also possesses in-depth business knowledge of the life sciences industry, including API manufacturing, formulations, drug discovery, clinical research, global medical affairs, regulatory, pharma sales, CRO and biologicals.

As an HR strategiest, Amit Saxena believes in using logic and practical solutions for simple yet effective operational efficiency.

His role as the head of HR at Recron centres on the company’s human resources and management services division. With over 15 years of experience, Saxena has already worked with MNCs, like HCL, Honeywell, Schneider Electric and Solvay, and led change management, departmental revamps, process and efficiency building, M&A, communication and CSR related initiatives.

Saxena holds an MBA and a post-graduate certificate from University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, USA in Strategic Management. He also holds a Six Sigma Green belt certification from Honeywell and is a Certified Coach from International Coach Federation (ICF) specialising in Life and Executive coaching.

Among the leading companies represented in past Training & Development Asia conferences were AXA, KPMG, Sanofi, Seagate Technology, Shell, Singapore Telecommunications, Visa and many more.

All presenters & panellists, such as Elma Diala-Pangilinan, HR business partner and head for learning and organisational development of Nielsen Company, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June 2016, Training & Development Asia is the region’s biggest conference on learning & development strategy.

The two-day annual event is focused on best practice corporate learning strategy, features an agenda dominated by case studies and leading global thought leadership, and attracts a large audience of senior HR generalists and learning & development specialists as well as and CEOs, CFOs and COOs closely involved in their companies’ learning & development strategy.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of learning & development and to increase your knowledge and skills across the corporate learning spectrum do not miss Training & Development Asia in June 2016.

To review the topics & agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat visit before it’s sold out. For more information please contact:

– Hong Kong: Angela Tong: Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email:
– Kuala Lumpur: Ren Torres, Tel: +65 6423 03928, Email:
– Singapore: Hemalatha Siranjeevi, Tel: +65 6423 03928, Email:

Calling all L&D and corporate training professionals! Do not miss Asia’s premier conference
on learning, training and corporate development strategy, Training & Development Asia.
In Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June 2016 – Register Now »

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