HumanResources Online invites you to join us at

Total Rewards Asia Summit 2020

Incorporating agile and innovative reward strategies to drive success


26-27 August 2020, Malaysia

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Inspirational keynotes

Insightful case study presentations

Expert speakers

About the event

Formerly known as Employee Benefits Asia, Human Resources Online’s highly regarded C&B conference has been rebranded to Total Rewards Asia Summit. This two-day conference will equip delegates with well-aligned practices that go beyond compensation and benefits, and towards the holistic management of ‘total rewards’ within the organisation.

Venture beyond the traditional emphasis on cost management at Total Rewards Asia Summit. This premier event brings together some of the leading Total Rewards  strategists and innovative employee benefits solution providers.

This event is dedicated to senior management and HR leaders who need to stay ahead of total rewards trends. Learn to reform your total rewards practices to attain sustainability and effectiveness for the future of work.

Join us for an unparalleled experience through a series of exclusive case study presentations and panel discussions delivered in an innovative, thought-provoking format, alongside unrivalled networking opportunities.

When employers like yourself gear up their workforce with a robust total rewards plan, they stand to benefit from improved employee performance and retain an A-team.

Event details

26-27 August 2020

8.30am – 4.30pm
(Registration starts at 8am)

To be confirmed





What’s new for 2020?

With so many HR conferences offered out there, here is why Total Rewards Asia Summit will be a worthwhile experience for you.

We have optimised the ground research consolidated from both HR practitioners and solution providers to highlight the top concerns that have surfaced in recent times. All topics will capture the next step to future-proof total rewards in the ever-evolving HR landscape.

“Only 33% of respondents felt that their organisations were ready to address total rewards. Merely 11% believe that their rewards strategy was highly aligned with their organisational goals.” – The Global Human Capital Trends survey by Deloitte insights.

Delving into the key HR concerns in Malaysia, Total Rewards Asia Summit will deliver cutting-edge content focusing on:

Tackling total rewards with targeted topics on employees' life cycle

Delve beyond base-pay compensation and traditional benefits to include emerging best Total Rewards practices, including:

• Refining total rewards strategies for your young talent.
• Total rewards technology.
• Unlimited vacation leaves.
• Mental wellness…and more!


‘Tried and tested’ rapid fire case studies

Aside from thought leadership keynote sessions and panel discussions, engage in a new format we call ‘tried and tested’ where you can expect to:


  • Skip the methodology and theory part and jump straight into the trial and error processes of total rewards initiatives.
  • Hear from industry leaders who were directly involved in the execution and planning of the HR strategies.
  • Adapt these lessons to improve processes in  your own organisation.

Carefully crafted sessions to address different demographics

Learn how to best utilise the latest total rewards strategies to successfully attracted, hired and retained employees from all walks of life. 

Future-ready topics

Prepare to discuss the following emerging total rewards practices that will give your organsiation an edge in employee retention and acquisition:


  • Incorporating innovation into your flexible benefit scheme with the use of gamification.
  • Pay equity.
  • Designing a competitive bonus scheme.
  • Utilising technology to optimise your total rewards strategy …and more!

Who should attend




Chief Human Resources Officer


Chief Corporate Solutions Officer


Corporate Human Capital Manager


Global Head of HR


Head of People and Organisation


Human Resources Director


Head of Reward


HR Specialist, Compensation & Benefits


Head of Organisational and Cultural Excellence


HR Business Partner


HR Generalist


Organisational Development & Talent Management Lead


People, Performance & Culture Lead


Regional Head of HR & Business Administration


Regional Head of Environment, Health and Safety


Rewards Professional


Total Rewards Manager


Talent Manager


Vice President, Head of Organisation...and more!

Benefits of attending

Be on top of your game

 Discover the comprehensive and holistic landscapes of total rewards from like minded peers and be in-the-know on how to elevate your HR practices for 2020 and beyond.

Gain expert insights to your challenges

No matter your HR experience, there will always be new challenges that will require a different solution.

This is the opportunity for you to upgrade your skills and learn new angles of total rewards management from HR experts present at the event.

High impact networking opportunities

Asia’s most informative total rewards summit offers the most targeted platform to network with more than 120 C-level executives and senior HR leaders across the industry.

Need more good reasons to attend?

As seasoned HR professionals and talent in the workplace, we are all faced with these challenges when it comes to elevating the HR function in the organisation:

Making sense of benefits offerings

In the absence of a pay raise, providing top-notch benefits can be particularly complicated against escalating costs. In the war for talent, organisations struggle to find alternative solutions to energise, motivate and ensure the optimum wellbeing of their employees’ to increase productivity in the long term. 

Adapting total rewards package to suit workforce demographics

The Baby Boomer generation is aging and leaving the workforce, while Generation Y is bringing in technology savviness with them. Furthermore, more women are joining the workforce alongside a rise in non-permanent employment. These changes mean that companies might struggle to competently adapt their benefits packages to suit employees at varying stages of their lives.

Developing a strategic approach to communicate benefits

Employee benefits have a profound impact on job satisfaction and morale. The failure to comprehend and fully utilise the organisation’s benefits plan might create an unnecessary strain on your HR department.

Strategic business alignment

Many HR teams are grappling with how to measure the effectiveness of their total rewards programmes, and how to derive actionable results that will ensure business profitability and sustainability.

Featured speakers

If you’d like to suggest a speaker or apply to speak at Total Rewards Asia Summit 2020, please contact Nadya Adhistie Oenara at

Sulaxmi Prasad

Sulaxmi Prasad

Director, Rewards


Muhammad Vickneswaran Abdullah

Muhammad Vickneswaran Abdullah

Head of Human Resources

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Roslinda Abu Bakar Kellsey

Roslinda Abu Bakar Kellsey

Head of Human Capital & Talent

The Center of Applied Data Science



General Manager (Compensation & Benefits)


Alvin Kanniah

Alvin Kanniah

Head Human Resources

Volkswagen Group Malaysia


2019 Speakers

If you missed our past Employee benefits Asia 2019 conference, scroll down to view our line-up of speakers for 2019.

Niyati Goel

Niyati Goel

Head Rewards CoE

AirAsia Group 

Mohamed Parrish Ersalle Bin Abdul Hameed

Mohamed Parrish Ersalle Bin Abdul Hameed

Chief Human Resource Officer

Bank Pertanian Malaysia (Agrobank)

Sayantan Das

Sayantan Das

Managing Director

foodpanda Malaysia

Michelle Chiou

Michelle Chiou

Vice President, Human Resources

IDS Medical Services Group

Shazmi Ali

Shazmi Ali

Country HR Director


Zulkefli Abdul Rahman

Zulkefli Abdul Rahman

General Manager, Remuneration and Performance Management

Telekom Malaysia

Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng

‎Regional HR Director


Lai Tak Ming

Lai Tak Ming

Executive Director Country Head, Human Resources

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia)


Testimonials from past delegates of

Human Resources Online’s conference series

“Content is honest, practical, informative, and valuable.”

Associate Director – HR & Group Accounts, Klenco

“Most informative and well organised seminar I have attended so far.”

Director of Human Resource, Amara Hotels & Resorts

“This conference is always one of the highlights in the benefits space every year. It brings industry experts together to network, learn, and challenge each other to be the best C&B professionals we can be!”

Senior Manager, Total Rewards, AXA Insurance

“This is a great event, very useful insights from various industries and the content was relevant with current trends! I will definitely consider attending again next year.”

Reward Manager Indonesia, Unilever Asia

“It was an insightful session which gave me different perspectives and new knowledge of how the total rewards trend is evolving in the industry and what we can do differently in the rewards and benefits space in our organisations."

HR Senior Director, NXP Semiconductor

“Great opportunity to keep updated on market practices.”

Senior Executive, Human Resource, M1

“Good way to see what other people are doing and get informal benchmark of where you stand today.”

Regional HR Business Partner, Louis Dreyfus Company Asia

Sponsors & partners

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to customise your package.

Explore opportunities

Sponsorship benefits


Position yourself as an authority in the industry as a speaker.


Meet and network with more than 120 HR and C&B/Total Rewards practitioners.


More exposure, more interest. More interest, more leads!


Build brand awareness through our marketing and promotions.


Promote your offerings directly to attendees during networking breaks.


Build trust in your brand and develop your community.

Speak to a member of our team and download the sponsorship kit for more information on customisable packages to grow your business!

Photos from past conference


Rewards: Closing the gap

2019 Global Human Capital Trends

The Futurist: Could we combine total rewards and physical workplace strategies?

Creating magic using rewards and recognition

Only 22% of staff in Singapore are satisfied with their health and wellness benefits

2018 Modernizing Total Rewards Survey Report:

How to meet the expectations of an evolving workforce

The HR checklist for a holistic employee wellbeing programme

Health Advisory


Let us work together to minimise the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by practicing responsible behaviours.


For your own health and safety, we advise you to wear your own mask during the event if you are feeling less than your usual self, have a low immunity or are pregnant.


If you are feeling on top of the world and would still like to wear a mask as a precautionary measure – please do!


Do avoid shaking hands and making physical contact. Remember to wash/sanitise your hands regularly.


Most importantly, let us not live in fear and panic. Instead, as a community of HR professionals, let us keep our businesses moving forward, for the benefit of clients, company and self. Stay resilient.

Our Care For You.

For the purpose of contact tracing (if the need arises), you are required to produce your name card for us to register your attendance.


All event attendees will go through a temperature screening. Anyone with a temperature of more than 37.5 degrees Celsius will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Hand sanitisers will be provided by the hotel venue (when available).

Our Health & Safety Committment To You During COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the team at Human Resources Online have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will comply with Ministry of Health’s guidelines.

We are ready to act on a number of contingency plans including keeping conference attendance below 250 with social distancing measures, postponement of conferences or creating a virtual conference experience so that everyone can still enjoy the thought leadership and interaction with speakers from the safety of their own offices or anywhere in the world. If any of the Health & Safety measures need to be activated, we will inform all parties concerned.

Should a non-virtual Conference be cancelled , you may opt for a credit ticket.

In situations where a non-virtual Conference has been postponed and you are not able to attend on the new date, you can get a colleague/friend to replace you for the non-virtual Conference.

Let’s remain vigilant in our drive to eradicate the spread of the virus and keep up good hygiene.

As a community, let us not live in fear; Instead, let us continue to pursue our lifelong learning needs so that we are better prepared to meet our business demands.

Are you ready to excel in your total rewards strategy?



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