SME Summit

This stream provides THE platform for HR and management professionals at the helm of local small and medium sized organisations to be inspired and informed, as well as small business leaders, on how to develop and manage effective HR strategies.

Confirmed Speakers

Session Host

Manish Arneja Organisation Development Expert & Facilitator (IAF)
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Building a People-Oriented SME – Why HR Matters & How to Do it Right

Sam Chee Wah General Manager
Feinmetall Singapore
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Becoming the Employer of Choice – Creative Recruitment Strategies for SMEs to Win the Talent War

Dr. Jaclyn Lee Senior Director, HR & Organisation Development
Singapore University of Technology and Design
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Crafting & Delivering a Compelling Employee Experience in SMEs

Sherwin Siregar CEO
ATLAS Sound & Vision
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Professionalising & Driving Success in Family Businesses

Ho Nai Chuen, Charles Managing Director
On Cheong Jewellery
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Creative & Practical Tips on Building Sustainable Leadership Programmes for Employees

Chris Tan Head of Talent Management, Global HR Services
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) & The China Navigation Company (CNCo)
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7 Hard Truths About Employee Engagement

Lawrence Lim Chief Operating Officer
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A Frank Conversation in the Workplace: Tips on Implementing Good Dialogue to Boost Employee Morale in SMEs

Nicholas Goh Council Member, Workforce Advancement Federation & CEO, Verztec Consulting
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Exclusive SME Assistance Clinic - Schemes to Build a Resilient, Excellent & Sustainable Workforce in Singapore

Felicia Chong WAF-Appointed Marketing Partner for SME Schemes
Project Director, Scope Communications
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Exclusive SME Assistance Clinic - Developing Your Human Capital, Raising Productivity & Improving Your Business Efficiency

Baharudin Nordin Senior Business Advisor
SME Centre @ Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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Breaking the Norm in Staff Retention – Best Practices in Work-Life Balance

Lawrence Chai Managing Director
3E Accounting
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Make Social Media Marketing Work for You

Tom Abbott Social Marketing Expert, Author & International Speaker
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Transform and Grow For the Future

Workforce Singapore
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3 Keys to Unlock Your Team’s Agility & Potential

Michael Podolinsky Asia’s Productivity Guru
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L&D Toolkit for SMEs – Best Practices in Developing a Self-Directed Learning Culture & Implementing Cost Effective Training Programmes for Your Company

Lawrence Chan Senior Manager, Learning & Development
NTUC Income
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Enhancing Team Collaboration & Effectiveness for Continued Business Success

Philip Merry Self-Leadership Expert & Author
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Happy at Work – Creating an Engaged Workplace Through Humour, Play and Celebration

Scott Friedman Chief Celebration Officer & Engagement Expert
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Playing host to a vibrant new line-up of headline Plenary speakers for 2016, HR Summit brings you exciting, entertaining and thought-provoking presenters from around the world.

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