Gender Equity Conference: Making Initiatives Count

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2/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong

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4th edition - Gender Equity Conference - 24 October 2019

16 speakers - 3 Keynotes, 2 Panels and 1 Workshop

Topics covered:

  • Gender Equal Workplace

  • Inclusive Culture

  • The Future of Work

  • Flexible & Agile working (in Hong Kong)

  • Policies, Values & Ethics

  • The ‘Human’ Aspect

  • Psychological Assessments

  • HR & D&I Metrics

  • Use of Technology and AI

  • Employee Experience Journey

  • And so much more…


8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome – Registration & Networking Coffee

9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Olivia Wong, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Development – John Swire & Sons

9:15 am

The Importance of Culture to Creating a Gender Equal Workplace

Matt Lyon, Partner - Arcadia Consulting, APAC

Insights that will help design and deliver a company culture aligned to your goals, and demonstrate how thinking and behaving differently can have a significant impact on performance.

10:15 am

Break & Reflection Time

10:45 am

Working Smarter – The case for flexible and agile working

Michelle Fung, Consultant and Co-chair, Flexible and Agile Working Committee – Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK)

In many regions, flexible and agile working has been deployed to harness advances in technology, embrace a globalised economy, and acknowledge mental health and work-life balance. When deployed effectively, it has delivered enhanced worker output, warded off attrition and benefited companies' bottom lines.

11:45 am

Panel: How Company Policy and Values are Embodied by their People


  • Joanna Caen, Partner and Head of Private Wealth, China - Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Mike Fang, Managing Director, Head of Greater China Cluster & Head of APAC & NTS - Maersk (China) Shipping Co. & Damco Freight Forwarding
  • Nikki Davies, Campus Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion APAC - Credit Suisse
  • Tom Owen, Director People - Cathay Pacific

Moderated by Anna Simpson, Director and Chief Innovation Coach, Flux Compass & Curator, The Futures Centre

1:00 pm

Lunch Buffet & Reflection time

1:45 pm

Amplify your D&I strategy with psychological assessments

Henry Chamberlain, Managing Director – HCC Global Limited

Learn more about assessments in terms of being lead measures (forward-looking predictors of potential) and lag measures (reporting perceived effectiveness of behaviour after the fact) and how these tools can be utilised to identify, select and develop talent more fairly and objectively based on the strengths and needs of each person.

2:45 pm

Panel: Meaningful Metrics of HR and Inclusion

  • Madeleine Price, Regional Head of Talent, Succession Planning and Diversity & Inclusion - Manulife
  • Maria Hui, Director, Marketing and Operations (M&O) - Microsoft
  • Steve Palfrey, Head of Project Management, Greater China - CBRE
  • Varshaa Ram Kutik, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Asia Pacific - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Moderated by Katherine Payne, CEO – Black Isle Global

4:00 pm

Break & Reflection Time

4:30 pm

Building an inclusive culture through the employee experience journey

Darryl Parrant, Country Business Leader, Careers Regional Practice Leader, HR Transformation, APAC & IMETA & Nicole Luk, Associate Director; Organisational Design, Engagement and Talent Assessment Lead - Mercer (Hong Kong)

Creating an inclusive culture in the company is key to a gender-equal organisation. This workshop provides examples and interactive activities on key touch points of an employee experience that participants can use in the workplace to build a sustainable ecosystem.

6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Conference Closing Drinks

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2/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong

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