Nurturing talent, redefining roles, and empowering high potentials are essential in securing the future of an organisation. This is why at Training & Development Asia, the region’s only learning and development conference for HR leaders and learning and development specialists, delegates will exchange insights and learn the latest strategies in succession planning and professional development.

“Succession planning requires not only identification of pivotal positions and competency requirements but also considering workforce needs and company goals,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“The presenters at Talent & Development Asia 2016 will share their experiences and expertise in executing a strategic planning process that can address future organisational needs.”

Training & Development Asia is a two-day regional conference for HR managers and senior learning and development specialists which will take place in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June.

Here is how one of the topics, succession planning, will be presented at the event:

For her presentation entitled “Growing world class future business leaders: The case study of McDonald’s accelerated development program,” Janet Man, senior director for talent and diversity at McDonald’s High Growth Foundational Asia, will focus on the role of L&D in developing high potential talent to succeed key leadership positions. She will unveil the program components and design of the McDonald’s Accelerated Development Program for directors as well as its successes and measurements.

The integration of HR and talent management incorporating learning in the employee lifecycle will be examined in “Executive leadership development and succession management.” Led by Rajan Krishnakumar, APAC head of talent at Mastercard, the presentation will discuss the coordination of learning, talent development and succession management as the best approach to designing and developing training programmes as well as ways to spot top talent who can drive competitive strategy and secure the future of the company.

The techniques that Sormishtha Ghosal, head of L&D and organisational effectiveness at Cargill, will share in his presentation - entitled “L&D’s role in identifying and nurturing emerging talent” - includes how to devise succession plans that benchmark employee skills and capabilities. Ghosal will reveal how to determine skills gaps and implement development initiatives within a talent pool and how to expand succession planning to entry and mid-level employees through effective leadership development programmes.

Among the leading companies represented in past Training & Development Asia conferences were AXA, KPMG, Sanofi, Seagate Technology, Shell, Singapore Telecommunications, Visa and many more. All presenters and panellists, such as Elma Diala-Pangilinan, HR business partner and head for learning and organisational development of Nielsen Company, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Kuala Lumpur on 1-2 June, Training & Development Asia 2016 will take place in Hong Kong on 14 June and in Singapore on 22-23 June. The two-day annual event is focused on best practice corporate learning strategy, features an agenda dominated by case studies and leading global thought leadership, and attracts a large audience of senior HR generalists and learning and development specialists as well as and CEOs, CFOs and COOs closely involved in their companies’ learning and development strategy.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of learning and development and to increase your knowledge and skills across the corporate learning spectrum do not miss Training & Development Asia in June 2016.

To review the topics and agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat visit www.traininganddevelopment.asia before it’s sold out. For more information please contact:

- For HK: Angela Tong on +852 2861 1882 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - For SG: Seraphine Neoh on +65 6423 0329 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.