Running with Tigers at the 51st PMAP Annual Conference



The borderless future is today. With it comes a torrent of opportunities and parallel challenges that usher in a more complex and ambiguous world. Some turn to speed as the best response. Others bet on flexibility, and in this introspection find the enormous potential of a network with people at its center.

Come 2015, that network of potential will realize itself as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) actualizes its vision of an integrated bloc to navigate the intricacies of a globalized world. ASEAN 2015 – the integration of Southeast Asia into one defense, cultural and economic community – signals our collective response to leverage on shared strengths.

This year, the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) will hold its Annual Conference at the Cebu Waterfront Hotel – Lahug, Cebu City from September 17-19. The premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country recognizes the need to zero in on this journey as we reach out to our neighboring countries and chart the best business and People Management approaches to strengthen our competitiveness and sustain our growth momentum.

We take our place in the league of ASEAN’s economic tigers as we run a race that fosters a shared identity and realize a common destiny. And at the heart of this integration is our belief in ASEAN’s caring and sharing community that values its people and aspires for equitable growth.

Faced with these regional and global imperatives, the 51st PMAP Annual Conference commits a three-day learning event animated by relevance, novelty and balance.

• We shall be relevant as we take stock of your pressing learning requirements and of the broader economic landscape within which our firms operate.

• We shall be novel by delivering thought leadership in terms of content, learning formats and delivery.

• Cognizant of our broadening stakeholders’ base, we shall deliver a balanced learning menu that covers key dichotomies:

– Strategic HR vs. Operational and Functional HR

– Trends vs. Core HR Competencies

– Best Practices vs. New Ideas and HR Innovation

– Issues and Challenges vs. Skills

– Global Mindset vs. Local Pre-occupation

Listen to top-notch speakers as they share insights and real-world experiences on managing people and organizations: Mr. Federico M. Macaranas, PhD, Core Faculty, Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business, Asian Institute of Management; Ms. Nina Datu-Aguas, CEO and President of Philippine Bank of Communications, Inc.; Mr. Benjamin E. Diokno, PhD of the University of the Philippines; Mr. Roland Ruiz, Talent Market Business Leader, ASEAN, Mercer; Ms. Puan Raiha Azni Abd Rahman, Senior Vice President,  Petronas HR Groupwide; and Ms Rosita ceres L. Aguas, Regional HR Director – Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Inc.

Other equally remarkable speakers who will be part of this grand event are Mr. Jeric Ramos, Director, Global Resource Center, Towers Watson; Ms. Penny S. Bongato, FPM, Executive Director – Talent Development, IT & Business Process Association Philippines (IBPAP); Mr. Rainerom M. Borja, President and Country Head, Expert Global Solutions, Inc.; Mr. Lito G. De Guzman, Vice President, Human Resources, Glaxo SmithKline Phils.; Ms. Karen Cariss, Chief Executive Officer, PageUp; Mr. Simon Cariss, Chief Innovation Officer, PageUp; Mr. Peter Paul Cauton, Managing Director, Storm Flex, Inc.; Ms. Gilda Del Rosario, Vice President, Human Resources, Convergys Philippines; and Ms. Ida Amigo, Senior Business Development Consultant, DDI Philippines.

The conference will also feature well-respected industry leaders like Mr. Robert McHenry, PhD, Founder and Executive Chairman, OPP; Ms. Penny Moyle, PhD,

Chief Executive Officer, OPP; Ms. Amale Jopson, Vice President, Human Resources, Aboitiz Land; Mr. Schubert Caesar C. Austero, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Capital Development Division Deputy Group Head of the Human Resource Group, Philippine National Bank; Mr. Antonio C. Roldan Jr., PhD, Organization Development and Change Management Expert; Mr. Jun Gil, President, Philippine Association of Executive Search Professionals, Inc. and Mr. Looi Heong Meng, Executive Vice President and Head, Group Industrial Relations, Human Capital, Maybank Malaysia; and more.

As we brace ourselves for ASEAN 2015, we reaffirm our stand as People Managers and recognize that we are indeed ”Running with Tigers” toward a Common Identity and a Shared Destiny. This is the HR and People Management Conference you cannot afford to miss!

For registration, contact PMAP at tel. no. 726-152 or email Visit and like for updates and important announcements.

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