ASEAN HR and Talent Summit 2013


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) envisions regional economic integration through the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015, transforming the economic landscape of the region with free movement of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labour. Human resources development has been explicitly identified as one of the areas of cooperation amongst ASEAN Member States, and Malaysia has been specifically tasked as the ‘Training and Human Resource Development Country Coordinator’.

With the impending AEC looming large over the horizon, youth unemployment in the region which reached 13.1% in 2012 has become a major issue, given that a third of the population in ASEAN Member States are youths. Complicating this issue is the development gap which contributes to inconsistent education systems where there is vast disconnect between the more advanced nations and the less advanced nations in the region. Furthermore, their economic bases are equally diverse with the most advanced being knowledge driven while the rest are services or manufacturing based.

Recognising human capital or talent as the key driver of organisations, ASEAN HR and Talent Summit seeks to bring together the policy makers, industry captains, HR professionals and consultants, educators as well as the talents themselves to seek ways to enhance human resources development cooperation amongst the ASEAN Member States, and at the same time address the challenges of talent acquisition and management against this backdrop of steadily increasing regional cohesion that has yet to bridge the development gap.


Who Should Attend?


  • HR Professionals (Heads, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Consultants, Practitioners, and Analysts)
  • Industry Captains (Chairmen, Presidents, Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors)
  • HR Representatives and Related Professionals (Professional Bodies, Unions, Agencies, and Corporate Lawyers)
  • Government Officials (across ASEAN Member States, and States having economic ties with ASEAN)
  • Educators (Trainers, Instructional Designers, Colleges, Universities, Technical and Vocational Institutions)
  • Talents (Executives, Professionals and Students)



Why Attend?


  • Understand the implications of the broader ASEAN HR Landscape on your organisation
  • Gain insights on current developments as well as key issues and major forces that affects talent acquisition and management
  • Benefit from the expertise and experience of HR leaders who make up the panel of role-players
  • Learn to adapt your organisation’s HR strategies to enhance its competitive standing in order to build or strengthen your talent management programme to acquire and manage the best talents more effectively
  • Opportunity to participate in dialogue with policymakers – an excellent channel for you to play a role in addressing key issues and major forces as well as charting the course for future developments in the HR arena
  • Opportunity to broaden your network within the HR industry, across industries as well as with policy makers, educators and the talents themselves