The increasing role of HR in talent management reverberates through talent processes, workplace productivity and overall business output.

It is not surprising that companies are prioritising investment in HR to achieve their business goals. But how do HR managers determine what works and what doesn’t today?

Leaders from Ocean Park Hong Kong, Schneider Electric and Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts will join Talent Management Asia 2016, Asia’s leading HR strategy conference, to inform the HR community on the latest developments in talent management and human capital strategy.

Talent Management Asia 2016 is a two-day conference held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in March 2016. The annual event is attended by regional HR leaders and senior HR specialists from the biggest employers in Asia.

“The quality of an organisation’s human capital strategy has a pivotal impact on corporate culture, employee management processes and overall business standing,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“At Talent Management Asia 2016, reputable leaders in the industry will show how organisations can devise a human resource management scheme that can meet both talent needs and business goals.”

Now in its 4th year, Talent Management Asia will explore the most pressing issues organisations and HR practitioners are currently facing today. Among the speakers of the event are:

The vast professional experience of Tom Mehrmann, the current chief executive of Ocean Park Hong Kong, has contributed to the successes of the companies he has worked with.

When Mehrmann joined Ocean Park in 2004, the company’s 11 record-breaking years of business has been attributed to his leadership excellence.

Today, Ocean Park hosts more than 7.8 million visitors a year. Mehrmann’s career began in 1977 at Knott’s Berry Farm, in California, where he held various leadership roles for 21 years.

He led the rebranding and repositioning of Six Flags Marine World when he became its vice president and general manager in 1998. Mehrmann was also a part of Warner Brothers Movie World in Madrid in 2000 as vice president and general manager.

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Anna Tan, the country human resources director of Schneider Electric, is known for her passion in talent agenda and organisational leadership.

Through the years, she has developed a holistic approach in leadership, change management, coaching and talent management.

Tan’s professional background is dotted with various HR leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies such as RBC Investor Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Campbell’s Soup and Guinness Anchor Bhd.

Tan built her HR career by undergoing extensive certification and training in psychometric profiling and leadership training such as MBTI, occupational testing and profiling, competency modelling and leadership development.

Dylan Choong’s accomplishments as human resources director at Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts have been lauded by many of his peers in the industry.

Among them were the talent management priorities and thought leadership for Starwood’s award-winning Starwood Careers program, a holistic and integrated talent management and career development system and the Next Generation strategies and enhancements of Starwood Careers.

In his current role, Choong supervises the talent management, people analytics and organisational effectiveness practice for Starwood Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ largest international division, which covers 290 operating hotels and 75,000 associates across 17 countries in Asia Pacific.

Other leading companies represented on the Talent Management Asia 2016 agenda are American Express, CIMB Bank, Hong Kong Broadband Network, Maxis, Starbucks Coffee and many more. All presenters & panellists, such as Edward Wong, regional talent acquisition lead at Adidas, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

To be held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and in March 2016, Talent Management Asia is Asia’s biggest conference on talent management and human capital strategy.

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

Talent Management Asia 2016 will discuss the most critical issues in talent management and human capital strategy, including employee engagement, retention, performance management, learning and development, leadership management, succession planning, compensation and benefits, HR technology, diversity and inclusion, mobility, employer branding and many more.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of talent management and to increase your knowledge and skills across the human resource management spectrum don’t miss Talent Management Asia in March 2016.

To review the topics & agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat, visit

For more information please contact one of the following members of the Human Resources magazine team:

Singapore & Malaysia: Seraphine Neoh, or +65 6423 0329

Hong Kong: Angela Tong, or +852 2861 1882


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