Asia’s premier gathering of the most influential CHROs and HR professionals

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24 – 25 November 2021


          9AM – 4.30PM           (GMT+8 / SGT)


Virtual | Online



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Building today for the needs of tomorrow.

COVID-19 has certainly placed the spotlight on HR , with a huge wave of change driven by the new realities of remote and hybrid work. This has inadvertently given rise to a set of new challenges faced by the HR professionals – from navigating the nuances of remote working and furlough, to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of employees, to discovering trends shaping the future of work and the new areas of growth for HR excellence.

Accelerate HR 2021 will bring together a community of workplace trailblazers, thought leaders and industry experts pushing the bounds of human resources. If you are a CHRO, or if you are leading your organisation’s workforce recruitment, development, talent analytics, HR technology, employee wellbeing, or diversity and inclusion, this conference is for you.

The theme-focused agenda at Accelerate HR will deliver insights covering the challenges critical to CHROs and HR leaders. Explore three tracks spread across two days, filled with the latest research-based and data-backed content. Discover new viewpoints and fresh ideas on how learning, technology and innovation can come together to shape remarkable organisations that put people first.




Back with a bigger, better, and improved learning experience, Accelerate HR 2021 will take you by the storm.

You will have access to our bite-sized learning modules in the form of interactive and engaging conference sessions spread across three tracks in two days, all of which will be available on-demand.

You can tap into this learning at your preference and convenience. We hope to be your chosen knowledge platform for new thinking and building connections so that HR professionals like you are continuously informed, challenged, and inspired.


NEW! Only at Accelerate HR 2021

Stay connected and engaged through our immersive virtual experience in the form of:

Closed circle learning and networking

Gather fresh insights and grow your network among peers during the breakout sessions to stay on top of the latest HR trends. Learn from regional stars of the world of work, and take away quick wins and best practices to futureproof your HR strategy.

Virtual swag bags to reset your people strategy

At Accelerate HR 2021, look forward to walking away with interactive goodies. You’ll gain access to our exclusive Accelerate HR 2021 eBook, which features key takeaways from ALL sessions.

Customise your experience for your convenience

Whether you’re at home, at work, or just getting coffee from your favourite cafe, tune in to your favourite speakers as they answer your burning questions LIVE. If you miss any session due to a timing conflict, we have videos-on-demand available. Accelerate HR 2021 has you covered with three curated themes. Anytime, anywhere.

Tune your HR engine with a power-packed agenda

Spread across three tracks over two days, and packed with fresh insights and thought-provoking conversations, our agenda will help you to identify new strategies, tools, and innovative ideas from leading HR experts heading into 2022. Start preparing for the workforce you will want in the future.


Embracing change

How can business leaders and HR professionals collaborate to redesign how organisations are governed and led? What would responsible business culture of the future look like, and how can we get there?


  • Office of the future
  • The end of command and control
  • Responsible business culture
  • Driving DE&I at scale
  • Moving up the digital ladder
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Leading for impact
  • Employer-employee relationship reset


Enabling change

How can we replace outdated people strategies with new approaches that are effective for the current and future workforce? What priority areas do we need to focus on to ensure our employees are empowered and best supported?


  • Engaging a distributed workforce
  • Creating a participatory experience
  • Digital-enabled EX journey
  • Skills required and best practices
  • Building and sustaining trust
  • Enabling purpose at work
  • Work-life harmony
  • Rewards redesigned
  • Hybrid content experience


Sustaining change

What would the skillset of the future workforce look like? What changes to the learning environment, talent development and L&D strategy need to be implemented in order to best develop and upskill workforce?


  • Reinventing recruitment and talent mobility
  • Delivering a great candidate experience
  • People-first analytics
  • Building an internal talent marketplace
  • Redesigning hybrid roles
  • Constructing a skills-based organisation
  • Advancing under-represented talent
  • A people-first HRIT function

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Here’s why you should join Accelerate HR 2021!

Master the tricks of the trade

to adapt to the new era of work, build an internal talent marketplace, and position your employer brand for success.

Assess and audit your current HR practice

through real-life feedback, discussions and peer-to-peer learning that can help you to achieve your mission-critical priorities for 2022.

Revitalise your workforce planning framework

as HR practitioners walk you through successful case studies, and workforce planning strategies to prepare your organisation for the future of work.

Grow your arsenal of tools, resources and connections

through three tracks of impactful sessions and groundbreaking solutions, all in one location – that will transform and boost your HR performance. 

A unique gathering of senior-level, cross-industry HR professionals

that uncovers what’s driving HR excellence at different types of companies, in order to inspire and spark innovation at your own.

Accelerate your career and your role within your company

by learning to streamline your processes, and improving your existing skills, and getting solutions on shared challenges from industry-leading HR experts.

How can HR leaders decode the challenges of the new world of work?

The modern workplace is changing, and HR executives are at the forefront of this new world. As businesses recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, they are faced with new set of challenges: How do we transit into the new hybrid world while maintaining culture and innovation? How do we prepare the HR function to deliver great business impact?

HR professionals need to reinvent organisational design to withstand business disruption and enable strategic transformation to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and evolving workforce.

Through a series of virtual sessions, our panel of experts will discuss the most pressing challenges HR professionals face today in a virtual-first environment, including:

Hiring with diversity, equity, and inclusion

Optimising your talent acquisition tech stack

Redefining onboarding for a hybrid world

Developing managers that maximise performance

Engaging remote teams in a distributed workforce

Redesigning employee experience to engage and retain talent

Recognising and developing current and future leaders

Cultivating a culture of feedback and performance

Employing HR data to make talent & business decisions

Building the workforce of the future

Featured Speakers

Be inspired by our stellar speaker line-up of thought leaders and top practitioners who are at the forefront of people and business management.

Our full line-up of expert speakers for 2021 will be announced soon – check back for regular updates!


Zuzana Chomistekova

Zuzana Chomistekova

Group Global Head of Recruitment


Alisha Fernando

Alisha Fernando

Head of Diversity and Inclusion (APAC)

Bloomberg LP

Drew Fernandez

Drew Fernandez

Global Chief People Officer

Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company
Felicia Teh

Felicia Teh

HR & Inclusion Director

British American Tobacco Malaysia

Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer

BW Group

Eric CY Low

Eric CY Low

Director, Human Resources

Carlsberg Singapore

Elena Chipalova

Elena Chipalova

Director, Human Resources SAP Region


Dr. Liz Pavese

Dr. Liz Pavese

Senior Behavioral Scientist


Angelina Chua

Angelina Chua

Vice President (Special Grade), Group Human Resources


Graham Glass

Graham Glass

CEO and Founder


Arlynne Roa Awayan

Arlynne Roa Awayan

Director of Customer Success


Agustina Samara

Agustina Samara

Chief People and Corporate Strategy Officer

DANA Indonesia

Celine Quek

Celine Quek

VP & Head of HR Asia Pacific, Member of the Asia Pacific Management Board

DHL Global Forwarding

Abhilasha Krishnan

Abhilasha Krishnan

HR Director SEA


Chan Chong Kong

Chan Chong Kong

Head of People


Charles Ferguson

Charles Ferguson

General Manager

Globalization Partners (GP) 

Sunil Setlur

Sunil Setlur

Global Chief People Officer


Chutima Sribumrungsart

Chutima Sribumrungsart

Chief Human Resources Officer – EVP

Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited

Steven Yong

Steven Yong

Director, HR Operations – ASEAN and ANZ Chief Administrative Officer, Asia HR

Aditi Sharma Kalra

Aditi Sharma Kalra


Human Resources Online

Lisa Qonita

Lisa Qonita

SVP, Head of HR Development

Indosat Ooredoo

Ralston Vaz

Ralston Vaz

Director Human Resources, India & APAC

Integral Ad Science

Temitope Sadiku

Temitope Sadiku

Global Head of Employee Digital Experience

Kraft Heinz

Subhankar Roy Chowdhury

Subhankar Roy Chowdhury

Executive Director & Head HR– Asia Pacific & Japan


Kingley Lim

Kingley Lim

Head of Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion Lead


Jayesh Menon

Jayesh Menon

General Manager/Chief Representative

Moët Hennessy

Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor

Chief People Officer, Australia, New Zealand and Japan

Mondelēz International
Joydeep Bose

Joydeep Bose

Managing Director and Group CHRO

Olam International Limited

Jenpakorn Veerachayapornpong

Jenpakorn Veerachayapornpong

Vice President People and Culture

Pacific Healthcare Group of Companies

Ilham Maulana

Ilham Maulana

HR Director


Piyanuch Limapornvanitch

Piyanuch Limapornvanitch

Chief People Officer

Pomelo Fashion

Mariawaty Santoso

Mariawaty Santoso

Corporate Head of Human Resources

PT Mitra Adiperkasa Tbk 

Peck Kem Low

Peck Kem Low

CHRO and Advisor (Workforce Development)

Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore

Ujjwal Sarao

Ujjwal Sarao

Chief Talent Officer

Publicis Groupe

Cheryll Ruth Lat-Agsaoay

Cheryll Ruth Lat-Agsaoay

Vice President, HR Head

SM Supermalls

Arindam Mukherjee

Arindam Mukherjee

Vice President & Group Head of Human Resources

SVI Public Company Limited

Sow Chat Gan

Sow Chat Gan

Vice President Human Resources


Tak Ming Lai

Tak Ming Lai

Executive Director and Country Head of Human Resources

UOB Malaysia

Tanie Eio

Tanie Eio

Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific Region


Lisa Mulligan

Lisa Mulligan

Group Diversity and Inclusion Director


Meiyea Neo

Meiyea Neo

HR Director, APAC


Don’t just take our word for it, see what our past attendees have to say!​

“This event is a game changer.”

DGM, Human Capital, PIDMa

“Accelerate HR helps to ensure that HR professionals are always equipped with the latest and up-to-date information.”

HRBP, Eppendorf Asia Pasific

“Very insightful trends and solutions which can be immediately applied to address the issues of wellbeing, inclusion, engagement and stress in surrounding the effects of Covid 19 pandemic.”

AVP HR, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan Diperbadankan

“It is an extremely enlightening session that I have ever joined.”

Senior Vice President, Senior HC Business Partner, Bank Danamon

“Accelerate HR gave me many insights to be implemented.”

Talent Specialist,  Bank Muamalat Indonesia

“The conference is a good way to be able to benchmark on current best practices worldwide in how [we] shift our businesses post pandemic.”

Organization Development and Change Management Manager, Globe Telecom

“I liked the speakers and the opportunity to exchange ideas with other HR practitioners. It was an inspirational event and I will be bringing some new ideas back home."


“Expect the sharing of real business case studies across senior representatives from various industries."

BP Petronas

“Topical contents, lots of takeaways, great networking opportunities."

Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office

“All the speakers spoke well and shared lots of insights. I could tell that they had lots of experience in the HR Tech field."


Who should attend?

Accelerate HR 2021 is built for cross-functional teams and HR professionals. It is designed to span all functions under HR with singular focus on digital acceleration. The content will be suitable for the following roles:

HR Leaders

  • Chief HR officers
  • Chief people officers
  • Chief talent officers
  • Chief human capital officers
  • Chief learning officers
  • Vice presidents of HR
  • Global, regional, and in-country HR heads
  • Heads of talent analytics
  • Heads of people analytics
  • Heads of HR analytics
  • Heads of talent management
  • Heads of human capital development
  • Heads of organisational development
  • Heads of workforce planning
  • Heads of talent acquisition
  • Heads of recruitment
  • Heads of learning & development
  • Heads of training
  • Compensation & benefits leaders
  • Total rewards leaders
  • HR technology leaders

HR teams focusing on:

  • Future of work
  • Talent management
  • Talent acquisition
  • Workforce planning
  • Employer brand
  • Employee experience
  • Employee engagement
  • Culture
  • Change management
  • Leadership development
  • HR business partnering
  • Talent analytics
  • Human capital analytics
  • HR analytics
  • People analytics
  • Workforce analytics
  • HR technology
  • HR innovation
  • HR transformation
  • Learning & development
  • Organisational development
  • Professional development
  • Training & development
  • Succession planning
  • Coaching & mentoring

So, why wait? Claim spots today for yourself and your entire HR team, and be part of the largest gathering of the most influential CHROs and HR professionals in Asia!

Reap the benefits of sending your entire HR team

Accelerate HR 2021 has sessions to help each HR unit to deliver on what matters most to you and your organisation.

Attending as a group?

Sponsors & Partners

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Hungry to drive change in the world of work through thought leadership and dynamic exchange of ideas?
Keen to expand your potential prospects to include cross-border leads? Or simply looking at widening your industry network?

The answer is simple: Be part of Accelerate HR 2021.

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8 reasons why you should partner with us

Brand recognition

Bring your brand to life and gain access to the best of the best in the HR industry through our impressive reach of over 250,000 decision makers and influencers in Asia.

Tap into the minds of decision makers

Get real-time perspectives from the HR community using community surveys and polls, and display how your business solution can help them towards their commercial goals.

Brand positioning

Participate in meaningful conversations with the visitors to your booth through the live chat function and grow your network with a collection of virtual business cards for post-conference engagement.

Lead generation

Generate new cross-border leads and convert prospects beyond your current market. Gain access to high quality MQLs by collecting eNamecards at the virtual booths, getting your content materials downloaded and more.

Product showcase

Show our audience your suite of leading products and services that can empower HR and business leaders to drive business transformation and high-level performance.

Gain access to regional HR leaders

Our flagship conference draws top HR leaders from MNCs, government bodies, SMEs and start-ups from across Asia who are hungry to learn how to develop a comprehensive HR strategy and ready to invest and maximise human capital investments.

Prospect engagement

Choose your medium. Be it through speaking opportunities or custom virtual roundtables. Say the word, and we will make it happen. Be the catalyst for change and lead the charge to transform HR operations.

Customisable to your marketing needs

We are committed to deliver value-adding engagements between you and your target market, and help you scale your marketing reach further. Speak to us on what you are looking for, and we will design the roadmap for success specially for you.