Hong Kong and China Experts to gather at the 3rd HR Conference to share views and insights

Hong Kong, January 12, 2005 – Having achieved great success in the past two years, the South China Morning Post and Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management proudly present the third human resource conference – "Human Capital Management in Greater China: Maintaining Competitive Advantage and Adding Value to the Pearl River Delta" – which will be held at the Island Shangri-La Hong Kong from 9:15am to 5:25pm on Wednesday January 26, 2005.

The one-day conference aims to provide more updated information and insights on human capital management in Greater China and the Pearl Rive Delta in particular. It also explores how the pools of human capital from Hong Kong and the mainland can add value to the Pearl River Delta, at the same time, maintaining their individual competitive advantage. The session will cover forum on how business leader view HR’s contribution to business strategy and the bottom line; trends & challenges of people management in China; creating offices in mainland to support HR goals; alignment of corporate culture and understanding of local practices in China; scrambling for talents in; and top trends in compensation and benefits.

Experts from leading companies in both Hong Kong and China will gather at the conference to share their experience and insights. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Daisy Dai, Human Resources Director, L’Oreal China
  • Vincent Gauthier, General Manager, Hewitt Associates LLC, Hong Kong
  • James M Hulbert, Talent Strategist, Human Resources, Greater China, Nortel Networks (Asia) Limited
  • The Hon Arthur Li, Secretary for Education and Manpower, Government of the HKSAR
  • Dr. David Kwok-Po Li, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Bank of East Asia, Limited
  • Jack Li, Senior Director, Human Resources, Agilent Technology
  • Ping-On Mak, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, GE Consumer Finance Asia
  • Brian Pilley, Director, M. Moser Associates (Shanghai)
  • Hua Ping, Human Resources Director, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
  • Xie Dong, Group Vice General Manager, China Vanke Company Limited

All conference delegates will receive a free copy of Classified Post’s annual recruitment industry yearbook which is a review of the industry in 2004 and a look ahead to trends for 2005.

Enrolment free for the conference is HK$1,800 per person and HK$1,500 per person for HKIHRM members. Interested parties please contact Ms. Kin-Sum Kong at (852) 2250 3126 for registration or visit http://conferences.scmp.com.


About South China Morning Post Publishers Limited

The company publishes the South China Morning Post and the Sunday Morning Post, Asia’s premier English language daily and Sunday newspapers with the highest circulation of any English language newspaper in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post, with 100 years of history, is a leading commentator on Greater China and is widely read by government officials, business people, professionals and academics. According to the AC Nielsen Media Index 2004 Mid-Year Report, the South China Morning Post has 96% of the English language newspaper readership in Hong Kong. It is also the market leader for display and recruitment advertising in Hong Kong. Its Internet edition, SCMP.com, is an award-winning subscription-based Web site which offers a global audience access to the editorial content of the print edition, breaking news updates throughout the day, e-newsletters and news on PDA. The South China Morning Post receives constant recognition for its editorial and technical capability. Awards won include three excellence design awards from 25th Best of Newspaper Design Competition and Hong Kong News Awards 2003 for Best News Writing, Best Business Writing, Best Headline and Best Sports Photography.

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