What to Expect

As the go-to HR and workforce management event in Asia, HR Summit & Expo Asia 2018 focuses on current HR trends and the new ways of working that are transforming our daily professional environment and the expectations of our employees. The event provides attendees with a wholesome experience featuring exciting networking opportunities, suppliers and service providers from around the region and content delivered by local and international HR practitioners as well as world-renowned thought-leaders.

Global Management Experts, Thought Leaders and HR Practitioners

Top name speakers and HR trailblazers are a common sight at HR Summit Asia, and this year is no different as we gather the best, most sought-after thought-leaders to deliver insightful analysis, successful case studies, best practices and winning strategies across a wide range of HR and management topics.

Unparalleled Content

In the market for over 15 years, HRM Asia has firmly rooted itself as a leading authority on HR and workforce management content throughout SEA, across the HRM magazine and events. The conference streams have therefore been specifically crafted to cover trends, challenges and solutions in the HR space which are of utmost concern to local and regional HR practitioners and business leaders. As always though, we are open to our community’s input, so if you have any suggestions or recommendations for speakers or topics, please contact us here.

Tailor Your Experience

Attendees can dictate what level of access they wish to have by choosing from the 8 dedicated conference streams on offer. Each conference stream is the result of targeted research and expert advice to help HR practitioners navigate the complexities of the current disruptive world of work. Each conference also indicates what other sessions you get access to – from the high-level C-Suite Symposium to the newly launched HR Millennials Day and Start-up Day, there is something for everyone at the event. You can therefore tailor your experience according to your learning needs, skill-gaps and budget.

C-Suite Symposium

The highly-celebrated C-Suite Symposium returns with content delivered BY C-Suite leaders FOR C-Suite leaders, therefore maintaining its exclusivity. Featuring global experts and thought-leaders of the highest calibre presenting thought-provoking content, this is the only conference stream offering exclusive workshops and premium VIP networking sessions.

SME Day New

Back by popular demand, the SME conference returns as a one-day event. With it’s own leading industry speakers sharing their SME experiences, the conference will cover HR best practices and tips on how to develop and implement strong HR capabilities and manage effective HR strategies and processes in small to medium-sized organisations. Not to be missed by SME leaders, HR practitioners or entrepreneurs looking to scale up their manpower.

Start-up Day New

Fast-growing and dynamic, start-ups have got us all talking in the past couple of years. With more employees embracing their creative spirit and giving birth to new exciting ventures, these young and often digital businesses are rocking the world of work due to their go-getting attitude and informal and inclusive culture. Breaking ‘out of the cubicle’, Start-up Day features a diverse mix of vibrant organisations already making an impact on our lives. Hear how they foster empowering cultures, attract, engage and retain the best talent.

HR Millennials Day New

By 2020, millennials will form over 50% of the global workforce. As the workers and leaders of tomorrow, what better than to help them prepare NOW for the road ahead? How can I add more value to my team and my organisation? What do I need to know? How can I progress in my HR career? How can I prepare for the future? All these questions and more will be answered by established HR professionals and young practitioners who have already made a significant impact in their organisations. Created exclusively to help millennials get to grips with the new world of work and answer any burning questions they may have, this session will enable them to make their mark and become instrumental in shaping the workplaces of the future.

HR Expo Asia 2018 REGISTER NOW

The Expo showcases innovative, leading and emerging HR vendors and service providers from the SEA region. With over 80 exhibitors offering the latest in HR technology, services and consulting, attendees can look forward to new product launches and experimenting with solutions first-hand over the course of 2 days. Come to connect, meet and network with industry leaders and peers, gain practical insights and look out for the next ‘big thing’ at Asia’s leading HR Expo.

HR Start-up Zone

Welcoming start-ups into the fold again this coming year, HR Expo Asia is committed to shining the spotlight on HR tech start-ups in Singapore. If you are a tech start-up looking to make your mark in front of Singapore’s largest HR community, please contact us here.

Connect Through the App New

As the event approaches, download the informative and interactive HR Summit & Expo Asia 2018 App in the App store to connect and network with attendees as well as set up meetings before and during the show. The App will also be regularly updated to showcase the latest event Agenda, Speaker times and content.

Expo Power Talks

Creating buzz and vibrancy at the event, these 20mins sharp talks take place on the Expo stages in the main Exhibition hall. These free talks will compliment your visit by giving you a variety of invigorating and inspiring topics from personal development to team and workforce management, providing you with handy tips and tricks directly implementable when you return to the workplace.

HRM Clinic

The only organised platform offering attendees one-on-one time ‘advisory’ time with the event speakers, our HRM Clinic aims to bring the HR community even closer through exclusive pre-arranged one-to-one meetings to address any burning questions or advise on attendee’s HR issues. Meeting dates and times will be made available to conference attendees closer to the event date.

Speaker’s Corner

Situated in close proximity to the HRM Book Store, the Speaker’s Corner is based in the busy Expo and enables attendees to network and meet the speakers of the event face-to-face.

HRM Book Store

Located at the heart of the Expo, the HRM Book Store displays all the conference speakers’ books and offers titles from our leading management experts and HR gurus. Grab a copy and seize this unique opportunity to get face-to-face with the speakers at the book signing sessions scheduled throughout the day.

Networking Zone

Set amidst the hustle and bustle of the Expo, the Networking Zone is a unique connecting platform offering boundless opportunities to expand and grow your network. Drop by to exchange ideas with fellow practitioners, find a suitable mentor or mentee, meet potential new business partners or even learn something new. A must-attend for anyone looking to make meaningful connections in the industry.

HRM Asia Newsroom New

Newly introduced to the Expo, the HRM Asia Newsroom will showcase real-time interviews and provide live on-the-ground updates from the Expo floor. Helmed by the HRM Asia Editorial team, attendees will also get to hear stimulating live discussions conducted on-site and get a chance to have their say.
Why Attend?
  • Learn new skills and stay up to date
  • Understand the most important HR and management developments
  • Get to grips with the current trends in advanced markets
  • Hear best practices from the industry’s most progressive organisations
  • Network with over 4,000 industry peers
  • Benchmark your HR practices and strategies against others
  • Share your thoughts and ideas with fellow attendees
  • Meet key industry players from Singapore and the region under one roof
  • Get engaged and inspired to create a better workplace for tomorrow


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