Talent Management Asia is the biggest and most respected conference in Asia Pacific dedicated to best practice in human capital management, held over the past two years in Singapore.

Now in its third year, we bring the conference back to offer the region's most experienced HR leaders a platform to share their insights and case study experiences with fellow HR professionals.

Catch all the live updates from this two-day annual event at Resorts World Sentosa on this page.

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That brings #TMA2015 to a close. Thanks to everyone who spoke, attended and supported the event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!


Shalini Bhateja, talent management director of Schneider Electric talks about the difference between being potential to being ready.

"Only 29% of organisations’ current high performers have the potential to succeed in critical positions," she says.

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Caroline Palmstedt, regional talent management lead of Monsanto Asia Pacific talks about the value of creating a unique workforce to drive business results. Monsanto 3


Lewis Garrad, managing director of Sirota Asia Pacific predicts what employee engagement has evolved over time and how it will look like in the future.Lewis 1


Livia Konkel, director of corporate responsibility and inclusion at Thomson Reuters examines how to engage talent through corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion initiatives.Thomson Reuters


Author and management philosopher Charles Hampden-Turner educates delegates on how to translate strongly contrasting values in talent to a competitive advantage.

"Language helps us acquire different points of views. if you can only speak one language, you only have one point of view," he says.Charles 7


What value can relationship analytics provide to the HR function? Greg Newman, product manager, human capital management solutions, TrustSphere shares his views.Greg Newman


In the first panel session of the day, Mercuri Urval, Schneider Electric, Liberty Mutual and Saba Software discuss how to identify high potential talent as leaders.panel 15


Pushp Deep Gupta, senior client partner and practice leader for executive education in Asia and leadership development in ASEAN at Korn Ferry shares about effective succession management planning.pushp 2


John Haley, chairman & CEO of Towers Watson takes the stage to talk about how leading MNCs build and sustain their talent pipelines.

"Agility and flexibility are what enable you to adapt and handle ambiguity in the future," he says.Towers Watson


How can companies harness the full potential of leaders in Asia? Maya Hu-Chan, president of Global Leadership Associates shares her insights in the first keynote presentation of the day.

"The core strengths of Asian leadership  are being trustworthy, having high integrity, and being absolutely the best in terms of their technical skills," she says.Maya


Welcome back to day 2 of Talent Management Asia, Singapore.

We’re here at the venue, ready to welcome our delegates. Some of the areas we would be discussing today are the development of global talent, HR technology and employee engagement. Stay tuned to this space for live updates during the event.

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That wraps up Day 1 of Talent Management Asia 2015! We’ll be back tomorrow to hear from Schneider Electric, Thomson Reuters and more.

Last but not least, the day's second panel discussion, with IBM Asia Pacific and Pall Corporation speaking on the compensation challenges and trends in Asia, moderated by Human Resources senior journalist Akankasha Dewan.

"We have a multi-generational workforce, the one size fits all benefits especially for non cash, does not work anymore," says George Avery, director, total compensation and benefits, IBM Asia Pacific.

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We welcome Aditi Madhok-Naarden of MasterCard on stage, as she presents a case study on leveraging technology for talent management.

"Career paths are no longer linear, it’s a jungle gym, sometimes you step up, sometimes you step down and sometimes you move laterally," she announces.

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Our first panel with Monsanto Asia Pacific, Wentworth People, Avature, Standard Chartered and PageUp on the future of talent management globally and in Asia.



Delegates of the conference get a solid overview of the new era of human capital management through a keynote by Rolf Bezemer, director sales (APAC) of Lumesse.


Following David, Sunil Narang, president & CEO of WDHB shares his views on how to succeed in a VUCA World.


What elements did Aircel keep into consideration when designing its future leaders programme? Head of learning and development at Aircel Academy, Charandeep David, shares her views.

"At a time when most organisations would cut cost on training, we decided to invest in it because this was what the people needed," she says.


Jagmohan Singh, HR director of Médecins Sans Frontières discusses the challenges staff face when joining humanitarian aid work.

"What is our business model? It’s to save lives," he begins.

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Next up is Victor Magdaraog, ASEAN and Korea VP from DDI, who takes the stage to share how HR functions can help build high-performance leaders.

"Only 21% of leaders said that they are ready to face their challenges in 2011, in 2014, only 16% of them are ready for challenges," he says.


Shelley Alexander, VP of human resources, APAC at FRHI Hotels & Resorts shares how HR leaders can develop local talent while maintaining the international business brand.

"We define performance as the combination of talent and engagement. Nothing makes more difference," she says.

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Known as “the Michael Jordan of hiring”, recruitment expert Dr. John Sullivan discusses how HR can make the transition to data-based talent decisions.

"Traditional HR would gasp on finding out when people quit the most : Right at the time of their work anniversaries," he informs.

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Leadership development specialist and President & CEO of the Best Practice Institute, Louis Carter, takes the stage to discuss how organisations can form a connected and engaged talent community.

"Employers must start by asking - why are we doing what we are doing? They must infuse a sense of meaning into what they do," he advises.

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Human Resources editor Aditi Sharma Kalra opens the conference to welcome our delegates and partners.

"Companies in Singapore have come far in their journey across the talent management spectrum, but there is a long way ahead in developing best-practices that can be scaled globally and replicated with context."

"This conference is your opportunity to work with global management experts and your peers to address today's most compelling HR issues," she says.

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The stage is all set in Singapore and we're eagerly looking forward to welcoming our stellar list of speakers and delegates.