Emerge 2020 HR Tech Summit Concluded Successfully

Asia, Jul 9, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Yet again Clavent has brought HR leaders across the globe on a single platform to plant a flag on their first-ever virtual event "Emerge2020 HR Tech Summit​" organized on 25-26th June. Amidst the pandemic, Clavent is always ready to Inspire, Interact, and Innovate. Certainly establishing norms of "virtual experience" in current scenarios to assemble HR veterans to speak on divergent topics based on technological advancements to tackle challenging disruptions in the HR domain across various industries.

Meanwhile, Clavent conducted a virtual summit ensuring that they fulfill their purpose of an event to not only get insights from different sessions but also to get acquainted with fellow attendees and acquire skills from each other. Clavent brought under one platform taking charge of all the elements enabling real-time experience such as Networking Lounges, Exhibitor Booths, Polls, Discussions, Q&A to meet and greet fellow attendees.

At Emerge, Clavent predominantly touched upon three themes Innovation & Leadership, Talent Management, and Learning & Well-Being. The day started with the captive hosting that drove the whole event with enthusiasm and bridged the gap between the attendees and the speakers. He initiated the session with the exciting polls. One of the polls that you can answer right now as well "Are you in your Pajamas?" Polls ensured that the audience was heard, engaged, and were updated in real-time.

The summit began with a keynote session by Prithvi Shergill – Chief Business Officer, KPISOFT who talked about "In a crisis: CHROs Step Up to New Challenges". The session was a head turner and the speaker emphasized how to master risk and performance with four evolution stages "React, Respond, Reform & Reimagine" with three indispensable elements Workplace, Workforce, and Work. He also dug deep with the paradoxes in the coronavirus crisis and how to build trust across various projects to celebrate the milestones.

Steve Yong – CAO HR from HSBC, a proven effective change leader with the ability to create and implement various business strategies in complex global organizations emphasized on "Leverage Tech & Analytics to keep a tab on Productivity & Engagement". He spoke about how to be prescriptive in sentiment analysis and pay reviews. Everyone was enthralled about the way he brought HR and Technology in a single discussion and to fulfill personal and organizational goals.

Augustus Azariah, HR Leader from IBM and having 20+ years of experience in the industry and a key driver to bring happiness in the workforce. This was where the third session focussed on "People, Process, Automation". While Clavent again initiated the session with another poll, Augustus spoke about the purpose of being essential. He left the attendees amazed by taking them from changing the talent landscape to the journey of new normal.
The next speaker for Emerge was Komal Singh, Senior HR business partner- India & APAC at InMobi. She has been leading business priorities through people's intervention to drive focus on an enterprise model mindset. She talked about "Building a digital culture". She focused on the reality of the emerging Gig Economy & millennials workforce view. She deep dive into how an ecosystem can drive digital culture.

"Attracting GenZ" was the fourth session of Day 1 by none other than Anil Kumar Mishra, Vice president & Chief People Officer of MagicBricks. Certainly, an engaging session for all the upcoming HR leaders wherein he emphasized on how to attract Genz and how to create an exciting workplace. He also talked about how imperative it is to take care of GenZ career aspirations and how it will drive the organization to the road of success.

Dr. Ankita Singh, Senior VP & Global Head HR at CIGNEX Datamatics who has over 19 years of progressive experience in leading various aspects of HR across various domains of ITES. She talked about "Future of Work" that focused on certain topics like WFH, Gig Economy, tech-driven processes, LMS. She brought certain aspects onto the table like how to rebuild the tour business, people, and trust. How HR can be a copilot to the organization to fulfill objectives.

"Employee Experience = Customer Experience" was the topic of the next session taken by Amit Sharma CHRO from Volvo Group. He drove the session by answering if the above-mentioned terms are understood clearly by the workforce. He also bridged a gap between the two mentioned terms and how happy employees will lead to better customer experience.

Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst Lighthouse Research & Advisory brought us an interesting topic of this age "Learning in the age of social distancing". He focused on the way to learn new skills powerfully. He also connected neuroscience, formal learning, and to explore informal learning.

Clavent was delighted to kick off day 2 with none other than Bhavya Misra, HR Director PepsiCo. She is richly experienced across a variety of roles in the HR domain in the Retail & FMCG sector. She focused on the "Role of Leadership in maintaining Work-Life Balance". In the current context and the scenario, it becomes indispensable to talk about the lines between work life and personal life. To not only introspect but retrospect what this means and how it impacts the workforce. Is it clock connectivity, expectations on responsiveness coming in the way?

"Science of well being" was the next session by Varadharaju Janardhanan, VP & Head HR [24]7.ai. He emphasized on the mental well being. To elucidate the workforce's mind space and to talk about constraints like Lockdown, Social Distancing, Working Virtually, Shortage of essentials, etc. While he talked about the above-mentioned restrictions brings the fear of the future in the employees that might result in anxiety and how it can be tackled by understanding brain science.

"Networking Break" helped to bring in an opportunity to meet and greet the fellow attendees and get to know each other and make these sessions more meaningful. Moreover, Clavent conducted "Q&A sessions" each day exclusively to bring out a childlike curiosity among every individual.

Manish Behl, Associate VP Center for the future of Work at Cognizant, spoke about "The Future of Work and AI". Manish spoke about AI can be a rocket fuel to drive organizational objectives and harness employee goals. He further talked about how AI is infusing in work culture followed by fantastic questions by curious attendees such as to drive attention from automation, employability and its effect due to COVID19.

Venkatesh Palabatla, Group CHRO Navabharat Ventures Limited shared his views on "Augmented Talent – Harnessing the cognitive capital of people at work". He brought major topics that had major implications on industries that are the Industrial revolution and COVID Crisis. He talked about building Human Capital, the need for a new organizational model that will align with the new business needs and challenges.

Susan Armstrong, Managing Partner- Global Training Transformation spoke about "Designing a Future Proof Learning Strategy". She talked about the need to engage, motivate, and develop leaders and employees. She deep-dived on the global challenges that are faced by an organization in regards to employee performance and mental health. She has also been a part of Learning and development strategies in COVID and talked about how those can be executed successfully.

Saswati Sinha, VP and Head HR-Cheil India ( Samsung Group) talked about "The Power of Collective Intelligence". She explained the real definition of CI and how technology plays a vital role in group intelligence. She also mentioned that technology is changing the way employees were working earlier and how it is bringing a change in the centralized management approach. She focused on how organizations will thrive, loose hierarchies, and embrace democracy.

Abhimanyu Choudhary Chief Business Officer at Xoxoday spoke about "Know your Employee Pulse in the age of Social Distancing". He talked about the challenges that 2020 brought. The uncertainty that calls for managing not only the work but household chores. The challenge for HR is to keep its employees motivated and engaged. He motivated the attendees to come up together and work for the upliftment of the organization overall.

The last session "The Myth of Employee Engagement" was given by Jonas Prasanna, International HR Business Partner. He brought up a few questions regarding the effectiveness of the surveys done across several organizations, and if disengagement is a bad thing? He focused on how rather than talking about an engagement that can be done to drive the culture of a workplace that brings positive results.

In the end, the day concluded with a Q&A session that brought not only questions but different perspectives of each attendee on various aspects of HR domains across industry creating a dynamic and inclusive environment. Clavent brought can't-find-anywhere-else tips from various HR Leaders across industries to be imbibed on your journey as an HR Leader.

Event Website Link – ​https://www.clavent.com/emerge-2020-hr-tech-summit/
For more information drop an email at contact@clavent.com

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Fidentity Releases New Back to Work. Touchless Tools For Business, Employees and Visitors

FAYETTEVILLE, AR / ACCESSWIRE, Jun 29, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – With the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, businesses must make changes to their regular operations. Fidentity, powered by Zenwork, Inc, is committed to the health and safety of your employees and visitors. One result of that commitment is the new additions to the Fidentity System. These new features enable organizations to create a safe and secure environment for anyone entering the workplace.

"As we saw the health risks multiply for anyone entering a place of business, we decided to speed up our implementation of several features we already had on the roadmap," said Sanjeev Singh, Founder, and CEO of Zenwork, Inc, the parent company of Fidentity. "The risk of endangering employee and visitor health has increased with the pandemic. As part of our mission to help companies achieve compliance through technology, we strongly feel these new features will aid companies in their goal to have a safe workplace for anyone who enters the building."

For more details Download Fidentity Brochure Now. https://pr.report/aGpHMeru

Fidentity's newly launched platform includes QR code and facial recognition based Touchless Employee Attendance, Visitor and Delivery Management System. Touchless Employee Management System component that Fidentity added to the already robust Visitor Management Software (VMS). The Fidentity Visitor Management System with Employee Management consolidates employees and visitors into one centralized system, creating an automated process that is efficient and completely touchless.

https://youtu.be/4Duz_aeDH20

In addition to newly added software features, ZenScan-Temperature Scanner with built-In Facial Recognition is Zenwork's latest hardware, incorporating AI-driven technology to combat COVID-19. Zenscan offers four features: temperature scanning, PPE scanning, facial recognition, and employee management software. These features increase safety precautions in the workplace and create an efficient touchless sign-in process for employees.

ZenScan checks everyone who enters the building for COVID-19 symptoms by conducting a forehead temperature scan, running facial recognition, and detecting if someone isn't wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). ZenScan can be programmed to automatically deny or allow access into your workplace based on the employee being identified and passing the required health checks. Employees have the added benefit of being automatically clocked-in when they enter the building, with timestamps that sync to payroll.

For more information download Zenscan Brochure now! https://pr.report/iI5dJrFH

Nick Bondurant, Product Director for Zenwork, said, "Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have used our resources to make rapid changes to Fidentity, knowing that companies can use our products to keep their workplace safe."

In addition to the Employee Management System features, Fidentity has added Delivery Management. The Delivery Management Software enables companies to handle incoming deliveries, delivery locations, delivery notifications, and reminders with ease. When a package arrives, the recipient will receive a notification alerting them to pick up their package. With the growth of delivery services and the need for employees who cannot be at home when a package arrives to receive their package without the fear of theft, Delivery Management System provides an efficient method for companies to permit employees to receive their packages at work instead of home.

The new Fidentity features will assist businesses small and large to remain in compliance with changing CDC recommendations while making life easier for their employees at the same time.

About Fidentity

Fidentity.com is powered by Zenwork, Inc. is an AI-based Employee, Visitor, Delivery, and Event Management System which is cloud-based software designed to fully automate the check-in process for employees, visitors, delivery and event management. Fidentity will also track, store, and display employee and visitor information in real me. Fidentity allows organizations to create a customized touchless check-in process that maximizes visitor experience for everyone that enters the business.

Contact:
Name: Tim Johnson
Number 877-811-3829 – Option 7
Email: info@fidentity.com

SOURCE: ZENWORK INC

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There is still a role for the office in a post Covid-19 world, says TEC

HONG KONG, Jun 22, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – While the pandemic has led many to believe remote work will become the norm, concerns about lagging creativity and loneliness demonstrate that there is still a role for the office in a post Covid-19 world, according to The Executive Centre (TEC). While there are advantages to working from home, such as reduced commuting times, costs and pollution, there are also disadvantages for businesses and employees. In a video produced in association with Business Reporter, Paul Salnikow, founder and CEO of TEC, discusses what the future of work could look like.

"Being one of Asia's largest premium flexible workspace operators give us a good insight into how companies have been adapting," he says. "Once our centres reopened, we found our members were looking forward to coming back as they missed the social interaction their office provided." Other disadvantages to remote working include a disruption to creative thinking and the additional logistical steps required to ensure business can continue as usual.

The situation has also made it difficult for companies to accurately predict headcount. "What we're seeing now is a re-evaluation by organisations of their office strategy," Salnikow says. "The current market uncertainty is creating huge demand for the flexible workspace sector as companies try to manage costs and become less willing to commit to long-term leases." Vast resources are wasted paying leases for real estate businesses simply don't need. Flexible working spaces are a vital way of ensuring that no longer happens.

"Every healthy business needs to consider what mix of traditional and flexible is right for its teams and their work," says Senior Development Director of TEC, Todd Liipfert. "Sales teams who need to work both remotely and in different places will benefit from flexible access to broad networks. Creative teams that use the office as a place to spark ideas need more permanent and fixed spaces."

The workspace of the future must be agile and versatile to adapt to unprecedented and unpredictable challenges that are becoming more common in our society. Wherever and however, businesses choose to move forward post Covid-19, there will be a workspace trend where professionals place higher value on their flexibility.

For further details, watch the video at https://bit.ly/3eeD8I7.
This release is provided by Business Reporter, www.business-reporter.co.uk.

About Business Reporter
Business Reporter is distributed with The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and City AM, with each publication reaching an average of 1.5 million people. Content is also published through the Business Reporter and teiss websites, which include video debates, online articles and digital magazines, delivering news and analysis on the issues affecting businesses to a global audience.

Business Reporter also hosts conferences, breakfast meetings and exclusive summits, events which bring together some of the most influential decision makers and innovators in modern business. These exclusive events for business leaders give Business Reporter direct contact with readers and help to inform the content and direction of its editorial projects.

Business Reporter is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and was the first UK member of the UN SDG Media Compact. We have launched a website dedicated to showcasing the work of companies towards these goals at 17globalgoals.com. We're committed to providing meaningful analysis to everyone in business. Whether you're running a small business, the head of a local company or an executive in a multinational corporation, there's something for you at Business Reporter. For more information please visit www.business-reporter.co.uk.

About The Executive Centre
The Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 135+ centres in 32 cities and 14 countries. It is the third largest serviced office business in Asia with annual turnover in excess of US$275 million. The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space – they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive.

TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.

Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business' needs. For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com.


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There is still a role for the office in a post Covid-19 world, says TEC

HONG KONG, Jun 18, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – While the pandemic has led many to believe remote work will become the norm, concerns about lagging creativity and loneliness demonstrate that there is still a role for the office in a post Covid-19 world, according to The Executive Centre (TEC).

While there are advantages to working from home, such as reduced commuting times, costs and pollution, there are also disadvantages for businesses and employees. In a video produced in association with Business Reporter, Paul Salnikow, founder and CEO of TEC, discusses what the future of work could look like.

"Being one of Asia's largest premium flexible workspace operators give us a good insight into how companies have been adapting," he says. "Once our centres reopened, we found our members were looking forward to coming back as they missed the social interaction their office provided." Other disadvantages to remote working include a disruption to creative thinking and the additional logistical steps required to ensure business can continue as usual.

The situation has also made it difficult for companies to accurately predict headcount. "What we're seeing now is a re-evaluation by organisations of their office strategy," Salnikow says. "The current market uncertainty is creating huge demand for the flexible workspace sector as companies try to manage costs and become less willing to commit to long-term leases." Vast resources are wasted paying leases for real estate businesses simply don't need. Flexible working spaces are a vital way of ensuring that no longer happens.

"Every healthy business needs to consider what mix of traditional and flexible is right for its teams and their work," says Senior Development Director of TEC, Todd Liipfert. "Sales teams who need to work both remotely and in different places will benefit from flexible access to broad networks. Creative teams that use the office as a place to spark ideas need more permanent and fixed spaces."

The workspace of the future must be agile and versatile to adapt to unprecedented and unpredictable challenges that are becoming more common in our society. Wherever and however, businesses choose to move forward post Covid-19, there will be a workspace trend where professionals place higher value on their flexibility.

For more details, watch the video on https://bit.ly/3eeD8I7, or by scanning the QR code.

This press release has been provided by Business Reporter, www.business-reporter.co.uk.


About Business Reporter

Business Reporter is distributed with The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and City AM, with each publication reaching an average of 1.5 million people.

Content is also published through the Business Reporter and teiss websites, which include video debates, online articles and digital magazines, delivering news and analysis on the issues affecting businesses to a global audience.

Business Reporter also hosts conferences, breakfast meetings and exclusive summits, events which bring together some of the most influential decision makers and innovators in modern business. These exclusive events for business leaders give Business Reporter direct contact with readers and help to inform the content and direction of its editorial projects.

Business Reporter is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and was the first UK member of the UN SDG Media Compact. We have launched a website dedicated to showcasing the work of companies towards these goals at 17globalgoals.com.

Business Reporter is committed to providing meaningful analysis to everyone in business. Whether you're running a small business, the head of a local company or an executive in a multinational corporation, there's something for you at Business Reporter.

For more information please visit www.business-reporter.co.uk.


About The Executive Centre

The Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 135+ centres in 32 cities and 14 countries. It is the third largest serviced office business in Asia with annual turnover in excess of US$275 million.

The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space – they are looking for a place for their organization to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organizations to succeed.

Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business' needs.

For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com.


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Start-up Express Pitching Contest showcases innovative solutions

HONG KONG, Jun 10, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), has returned for its third edition. The pitching contest under the programme successfully concluded today as a judging panel selected exceptional start-ups to participate in local and international activities to build connections, explore markets, seek partners and enhance brand awareness. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Pitching Final was livestreamed online with a live polling of the "My Favourite Start-up Award", which was awarded to MICology.



Start-up Express Pitching Final winners photographed with jurors and guests.


Renowned stand-up comedian Vivek Mahbubani, the event host, talks to participating start-ups.


A distinguished judging panel witnessed the rise of new start-up success stories.



Stephen Liang, Assistant Executive Director of HKTDC said: "Start-ups have been affected by the economic downturn like much of the world but the true essence of entrepreneurship is persistence in the face of adversity. There can always be opportunities found amid what otherwise appears to be a crisis. Traditional business and consumption models are seeing a new normal amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which can in turn increase receptiveness to new ideas. With outstanding achievements in innovation and technology, local start-ups launched products and services to fight against the pandemic. The HKTDC will continue to support local start-ups in exploring business opportunities amid the pandemic-struck economy, and to promote the city's capabilities in innovation and technology to overseas buyers."

Start-up Express offers global promotion, market exploration

The contestants propose innovative and disruptive solutions to transform business and social ecosystems through biotech, fintech, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) and responded to questions raised by a distinguished judging panel and online audience. This year's juror line-up (listed below) witnessed the rise of new start-up success stories alongside online spectators:

– Calvin Choi, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, AMTD Group
– Jason Chiu, Chairman, Hong Kong Startup Council
– Cindy Chow, Executive Director, Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund
– Duncan Chiu, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Radiant Venture Capital
– Herbert Chia, Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital China

This year's winners of the Pitching Final include: Arical, Arovia Hong Kong, BUG BROS BIOTECH, Gense Technologies, imBee, Inovo Robotics, Open Ocean Engineering, Return Helper, Shopkyo, SPES Tech and Wineworld Xplorer. (Click here https://bit.ly/2UsM30s for the list of wining start-ups and their profile)

The start-ups will be invited to exploratory sessions, power meet-up sessions with successful business leaders, business-matching sessions and local events organised by the HKTDC, including Start-up Zones at the Asian Financial Forum, spring and autumn editions of the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair and HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair. The HKTDC will also bring the start-ups to the international stage by organising overseas missions and setting up Hong Kong Pavilions at international technology exhibitions – including CES in Las Vegas and MWC Barcelona.

Double opportunities to build professional networks

AMTD Group is the strategic partner of Start-up Express for a second year. Calvin Choi, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer said: "I am impressed by the innovative ideas and practical solutions presented by our city's young entrepreneurs in this year's Start-up Express Pitching Final presentation. This recurring programme serves as a valuable platform for participants to showcase their unique business ideas and demonstrate the innovative power of the young generation in Hong Kong.

"The current business landscape is full of challenges, but for start-ups that are agile and versatile in responding to changing conditions and market needs, they can definitely identify and seize the best out of available emerging opportunities."

With the support of AMTD Group, the SpiderNet Award has been established to recognise the top performer selected by AMTD in the Pitching Final. The award aims to provide the winner with a unique and rare opportunity to access the resources and network of the AMTD SpiderNet eco-system. The winner will benefit greatly for its future development, and will also offer synergetic value to other entrepreneurs within the eco-system. imBee won the inaugural prize.

Jason Chiu, Chairman, Hong Kong Startup Council, said: "In every entrepreneurial journey, there are bound to be challenging times and the strength of a true entrepreneur is the ability to fight through the hard times and learn from each setback. This year has been especially trying due to the health situation that has impacted businesses globally but these start-ups have shown the resilience to fight through the adversity and succeed."

Mr Chiu added: "It has been great to see how this batch of start-ups have navigated the past few months to present themselves in a shining light, ready to embrace new opportunities on the international market through Start-up Express' unique support system. The programme helps entrepreneurs build connections and seek opportunities with potential investors and partners. I look forward to the winning start-ups joining HKStartupSociety and realise their dreams of not only excelling in Hong Kong but on the international stage."

Helping Hong Kong start-ups expand markets and networks

A key driver for Start-up Express participants has been the opportunity to enhance brand and media awareness, while also connecting with mentors, partners and investors through HKTDC-organised local and overseas events. This has provided start-ups with the chance to learn from experts and strengthen their core business.

Start-Up Express past winners benefitting from new opportunities include Miscato Limited, which developed and patented smart aromatherapy solutions, and Quikec International Limited, which developed a one-stop cloud-based supply chain management solution.

Michelle Fno, Founder & CEO of Miscato Limited, said: "HKTDC's strong network has helped us land interview opportunities with local and overseas media outlets, which in turn allowed me to share how my company developed our new series of antiviral smart aromatherapy products. Thanks to this increased exposure and HKTDC's support, we've since been able to capture new business opportunities and expand our clientele."

Peter Li, President and Co-founder of Quikec International Limited said: "Start-up Express has provided us an opportunity to participate in different exhibition and international exchange events. This has helped us expand our client base and find excellent partners despite operating on a tight budget. For example, meeting with Duncan Chiu, a well-known investor, offered many valuable lessons for us as he offered suggestions on business-development strategy."

HKTDC throws full support behind local start-ups

The HKTDC will continue to fully support the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem to maintain Hong Kong's status as a competitive business city and hub for innovation. To support enterprises, the HKTDC has launched the "HKTDC Transformation Sandbox (T-box)", offering free support on branding, e-commerce, manufacturing relocation and new market development. A "Voice of Start-ups" series has been launched on the HKTDC online platform to promote the success stories of local start-ups and to show how their creativity and versatility help them thrive and capture local and overseas business opportunities.

In addition to organising Start-up Express, HKTDC will support start-ups by hosting the annual Entrepreneur Day in July. The Council will also set up dedicated start-up zones at its world-class trade fairs in Hong Kong to help local start-ups reach out to overseas buyers and suppliers for potential partnership opportunities.

More information
Start-up Express: http://info.hktdc.com/startupexpress/en/index.html
Photo download: https://bit.ly/30ugiZ4

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn.

About AMTD

AMTD Group is Asia's leading comprehensive financial services conglomerate, with businesses in investment banking, institutional asset management, strategic investment, virtual banking, corporate insurance brokerage, etc. and non-financial services areas to include property investment and hotel operation, K12 education, innovative technology, and digital investment. AMTD Group is a global Strategic Partner Associate of the World Economic Forum, and has been supporting the Singapore Fintech Festival since 2017.

AMTD International (NYSE: HKIB; SGX:HKB), a subsidiary of AMTD Group and dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Singapore Exchange, is the No. 1 independent investment bank in Asia and one of Asia's largest independent asset management companies, and is also a leading investment house in the financial and new economy sectors.

AMTD Digital, a diversified digital technology platform under AMTD Group, operates in businesses covering digital financial services, digital marketing, media, and data intelligence, digital connectors and digital investment. Airstar Bank, one of the eight licensed virtual banks in Hong Kong, is the joint venture between AMTD and Xiaomi and a portfolio under this platform, and is also one of the earlier virtual banks launching its service.

Media enquiries
Please contact Creative Consulting Group or HKTDC's Communications & Public Affairs Department:

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Emerge 2020 HR Tech Summit

INDIA, Jun 8, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – The COVID-19 pandemic is being battled across the world. The businesses and organizations have come to an ambiguous halt. In such uncertain times, businesses are reorienting their approach towards the new normal. Especially, for an industry like Events and Conferences, where the real essence is a large gathering of like-minded people which enables the creation of one of experience. Adapting to the new norm, Clavent is organizing a virtual conference on 25th and 26th June 2020 named the "EMERGE 2020 HR TECH SUMMIT", in which they will be trying to recreate all those elements of an offline conference in an online environment.

EMERGE 2020 HR TECH SUMMIT will bring together the world's most prominent HR leaders and innovators creating the future of work. It will be a virtual gathering of all evangelists who are not only thinking about the changes ahead but actually laying the groundwork for that future today. Emerge will cover the latest factors that are set to transform the future of HR technology and data functions. Not only this, but Clavent has successfully retained all the elements of an offline conference in a virtual world and thus enables a digital networking platform that will allow unrivaled real-time interaction and seamless networking experience with speakers, sponsors, and fellow delegates.

At EMERGE 2020, speakers will largely touch upon three trending themes – Innovation & Leadership, Talent Management, and Learning & Well-being.

Do have a look at the speaker lineup and the topics they will be discussing below:

– Role of Leadership in maintaining Work-Life Balance
Bhavya Misra, HR Director – PepsiCo

– Learning in the Age of Social Distancing
Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst – Lighthouse Research & Advisory

– Science of Wellbeing
Varadharaju Janardhanan, Vice President and Head HR – [24]7.ai

– Building a Digital Culture
Komal Singh, Senior HR Business Partner – India & APAC – InMobi

– Attracting GenZ
Anil Kumar Misra, Vice President, and Chief People Officer – Magicbricks

– Myth of Employee Engagement
Jonas Prasanna, International HR Business Partner – Boeing

– In a Crisis: CHROs Step Up to New Challenges
Prithvi Shergill, Chief Business Officer – K PISOFT

– Future of work
Dr. Ankita Singh, Senior Vice President & Global Head HR – C ignex Datamatics

– Augmented Talent – Harnessing the Cognitive Capital of People at Work
Venkatesh Palabatla, CHRO – G MR Hyderabad International Airport

– Leverage on Tech & Analytics to keep a tab of Productivity & Engagement
Steven Yong, CAO HR – HSBC

– The Power of Collective Intelligence
Saswati Sinha, Head- Human Resources – C heil India

– Designing a Future Proof Learning Strategy
Susan Armstrong, Managing Partner – Global Training Transformation

– People, Process, Automation
Augustus Azariah, Human Resources Leader – IBM

– The Future of Work and HR
Manish Bahl, Associate Vice President, Center for the Future of Work – Cognizant

The speakers will demonstrate how technologies are being delivered in record time that accelerates their productivity and efficiency. Discover effective ways to enhance progress and create impact, directly from customers and professionals who are going to share their unique expertise.

Get ready to make the most out of this fantastic opportunity to gain more insights, learn about the latest trends that will influence the future of HR technology, and identify the measures that you are going to take to enhance your skills.

Event Website Link: https://www.clavent.com/emerge-2020-hr-tech-summit/
For more information drop an email at contact@clavent.com

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I-intern’s co-founder Delysia Song: Guiding Chinese Students to a Future in America

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 30, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Acquiring the first years of work experience in the United States is forever an understated challenge for recent graduates as they enter the economy. It is a jaw-clenching situation that generally applies to us all yet proves to be unique from generation to generation – often slipping into hazy memory once the hurdle is cleared and thus little guidance ever seems to pass on. While some were able to acquire an entry-level job thanks to friends and family or internships through school, inking the first few lines of a resume can sometimes be an arduous process that relies on more than luck and simple favors. Imagine then how much more complicated things can become for international students from China, often lacking the same roots within the domestic market and already dealing with the disadvantages of assimilating into a new country – affected by politics, short on time, drawn out by geographic distances.





Shanghai native, Delysia Song lived through these difficulties herself and decided that others should not face them alone. Just as many in the internet era, Delysia sought to use technology as a game-changing tool. And like others of the entrepreneur generation, Delysia's approach to an age-old dilemma is to redefine the entire process to present a new solution. The result was Song's 2017 co-founding of the I-intern Career Consulting Group in San Francisco, a platform focused on providing students from abroad with internship opportunities and career advancement.

She elaborates, "The initial job search is a problem faced by every graduate, particularly if they lack experience. Traditionally, we looked at it as a step towards basic survival. Finding a job so you can feed yourself, manage to cover your expenses, and if you're lucky, provide for your family. It was rarely looked at as more than that. However, for those that undertook this journey of leaving their homes to study and live overseas, the job search isn't and shouldn't be that simple. If our goal was a better overall life and we sacrificed so much to achieve it, then the first step in our careers instead becomes a means of improving ourselves and realizing our potential. What used to be a scramble for a paycheck becomes more about gaining expertise and honing a vision of our future."

To that end, Delysia built upon the years she spent in Silicon Valley as a talent supplier and HR consultant for top companies that hire on both sides of the Pacific, such as Alibaba, Google, LinkedIn, Huawei among others. Noteworthy is a lesson Delysia quickly realized, that these employers do not simply try to fill ranks. Human resources development, empowerment, and the fostering of fresh ideas have led to countless breakthroughs in the respective organizations therefore tech employers, perhaps second to no other industry, see the value of newcomers. As the practice of venture capitalism and tech incubation suggests, if the idea is great enough even those with marginal experience are given valuable resources and powerful support. Delysia dubs this, "a progressive social and hiring trend."

Expanding her network from there, in particular as veterans shifted to their own startups and other growing companies in the San Francisco Bay area, Delysia saw demand for top talent increase and the need for a new kind of company.

I-intern, after all, took the premise of simple recruiting and staffing beyond the crude method of flooding candidates to job openings and vice versa, hoping that among all the shifting tides something useful washes ashore. Ms. Song instead looks at the students and soon-to-be graduates she helps as treasured participants, a relationship that can carry over into the employee/employer dynamic, "Talent, skillsets, and entrepreneurship itself are the result of long-term perseverance. The most important assets across all companies are ultimately the people. Products can be adjusted, the market constantly fluctuates, changes are inevitable. Only a unified team can successfully navigate these transitions. Therefore it only makes sense that we attach the rightful importance to each individual, we want to care for them just like family and be conscious of their needs, thoughts, and emotions. At I-intern we hope to pass along and contribute our own transition and job search experiences one-on-one."

In that regard, I-intern promotes a variety of methods to best gauge and understands candidates. Delysia explains, "The experience of studying abroad alone is not enough to find the best opportunities. We look instead to additional means like online coursework, career development planning, occupational and professional analysis, solutions for personal development, to provide a multi-dimensional diagnosis of an individual's abilities and interests. Only from there can we move into something as life-changing as their internship and job search."

And while I-intern is now successfully backed by CRCM, cooperates with top Chinese schools such as Nankai University and West Normal University, and is recognized as a valuable bridge for China-US campus recruiting, building from the ground up imparted many lessons on Delysia. She reflects, "There is certainly a lot you won't learn at university. It is not like homework where there's a given solution someone can refer you to. In a lot of ways there isn't ever a standard answer. Especially when you're a young team starting on something that's built from the ground up. For us, in the beginning, everything was done by hand. It can be imposing because entrepreneurism does not tolerate shortcomings. What helps is to accept that something as demanding as starting a company will require skills that are simply too much to learn by yourself. Building a team allows you to support each other, to collaborate, and face things together."

It is likely this shared knowledge that shaped I-intern's approach to caring customer service and business development. On a personal level, Delysia points to support from Kai-Fu Li, eminent AI specialist and tech pioneer, and others that imparted meaningful enlightenment along the way.

"When you are a young leader, it's difficult to gain recognition from most industries, from society as a whole. At some point people would call me 'the persistent Shanghai girl' and so I embraced that. Persistence plays a major factor in being acknowledged. Persistence is vital when you step away from the stable, comfortable path to go into the wild."

"Then I had the dream of I-intern becoming the most trusted institution in the field of career development and building it to be a full-scale platform for students. When you start moving into the issue of trust, there is no substitute for working with people one-on-one and proving yourself. You can't market trust, you build it through repeat customers and word of mouth. You prove to people that you'll be there for them."

This attitude is reaping rewards with I-intern doubling its sales figures in less than three years and literally, as Delysia was selected as one of the All American Chinese Youth Federation's "California Chinese 30 Under 30" in March.

Contact:
Delysia Song
delysia@iintern.com
I-intern Career Consulting Group
http://www.iintern.com


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ZALL Foundation partners Alibaba to launch ebook on Fangcang shelter hospitals in the fight against COVID-19

SINGAPORE, Apr 24, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – ZALL Foundation, in partnership with the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation has launched an ebook on Alibaba's Global MediXchange to help governments and front line medical professionals set up and operate 'Fangcang shelter hospitals' to empower countries around the world in their fight against COVID-19. Fangcang shelter hospitals are large-scale, temporary hospitals, rapidly built by converting existing public venues, such as stadiums and exhibition centres, into health-care facilities. They were first implemented in Wuhan in February and played an important role in China's fight against COVID-19.







ZALL Group was among the first to help set up emergency hospitals in China, at the onset of the outbreak. It has set up seven emergency hospitals in Wuhan, Huanggang and Suizhou cities of Hubei, and three Fangcang shelter hospitals in Wuhan, comprising more than 9,500 beds to take in and treat patients infected with the coronavirus. Two of the first three Fangcang Shelter Hospitals set up in Wuhan were redeveloped by ZALL Group Property from existing buildings, while ZALL Foundation was responsible for the provision of essential medical supplies and logistical support to facilitate the running of these shelter hospitals. In total, the two shelter hospitals have been instrumental in diagnosing, treating and curing 3,663 patients.

Mr Yan Zhi, Founder of ZALL Foundation commented, "Drawing from our practical experience in containing COVID-19, Fangcang shelter hospitals could be powerful components of national responses towards COVID-19, as well as future epidemics and public health emergencies. We have prepared this resource to share our knowledge and experience on the operation of Fangcang shelter hospitals so that we may better support countries around the world to build and operate the Fangcang as soon as possible to collectively contribute towards global efforts to fight against COVID-19."

Mr Yan's sentiments echoed an earlier statement from Jack Ma, Founder of Jack Ma Foundation, who had said: "Hospitals in outbreak countries are facing huge challenges coping with the surge of patients. At this moment, we can't beat this virus unless we eliminate boundaries to resources and share our know-how and hard-earned lessons."

Under the medical expertise and guidance of Professor Wang Chen, this ebook encompasses knowledge and experience distilled from the running of these Fangcang shelter hospitals, and will cover five important aspects, namely the proposal, design, renovation, operation and logistical support for shelter hospitals. This ebook aims to be a useful reference for epidemic prevention and control work in regions around the world.

Currently, the ebook has been published in English and Mandarin, and will be translated by volunteers from all over the world into more than 20 different languages.

To download the ebook, please visit: https://covid-19.alibabacloud.com/

About ZALL Group

ZALL Group is a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group (ranked 166th of Fortune China 500 companies) with a global footprint across the world and is listed on three exchanges on HKSE, NYSE and SSE. ZALL Group develops and operates Asia's largest B2B offline-to-online trade ecosystem in China and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, with more than 30 B2B platforms in China, US and Singapore, and a GFA of more than 10 million sqm of wholesale trade centres in China. In 2018, ZALL Group achieved a GMV of more than RMB 600 billion (US$85.2 bn), serving over 1 mil SME customers worldwide. ZALL also has a virtual banking licence and currently operates Z-Bank in China since 2017, one of China's leading digital banks that has supported more than 5.5 million SME and individual customers. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

For media enquiries
ZALL@preciouscomms.com
+65 9794 1390 or +65 9152 0086

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Evolution Mentor Launches 4 New Programs in April

TORONTO, Apr 21, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Evolution Mentor Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of 4 new programs in April: Limitless Sales Training, Limitless Sales Coaching, Evolution Mentor University and Evolution Mentor Coaching.





– Limitless Sales Training: 10 week sales training video program.
– Limitless Sales Coaching: 1 on 1 sales coaching where Evolution Mentor teaches their proven model.
– Evolution Mentor University: On-demand weekly mastermind created to take your life to the next level.
– Evolution Mentor Coaching: Coaching sessions to keep you accountable while achieving your largest goals over the next 12 months.

CEO Pat Mazza says, "Evolution Mentor intends to play a significant role in creating a world in which true wealth – spiritual, material, intellectual – flows to, through and from every person in an ever-expanding, never-ending cycle of abundance. We strongly believe that life should be abundant in all aspects. This includes money, happiness, peace, well-being and the following of a unique life purpose."

Mazza has worked with the likes of Google, Microsoft and Hitachi and is acknowledged as an authority in the world of sales. He has acted as a consultant to more than 30 public companies, and has been featured in major newspapers and magazines around the world.

Evolution Mentor has more than a million followers on social media platforms. CEO Pat Mazza has addressed more than 1,000,000 people in hundreds talks and seminars throughout the US, and Canada. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, Mazza addresses more than 100,000 people each year.

"It's my life's purpose," says Mazza. "Success to me is making a positive impact on others and promoting the common good in the world. Helping those that are struggling gave me opportunity to make the greatest impact. I've at least doubled, if not tripled, my quotas in the last 7 years from selling. I never thought of sales coaching as a career, but nothing is more rewarding than helping struggling reps who need a hand."

Professor David Long of East Carolina University, for instance, had this to say after working with Evolution Mentor: "Evolution Mentor is that kind of company which cares about making this world a better place. Their knowledge of self-improvement and sales is unparalleled, and the changes they've helped clients achieve are remarkable."

Most individuals live their lives in reaction, rather than creating a masterpiece. They only experience tiny amounts of purpose, desire, and passion. Evolution Mentor has a proven system that helps people to shift their paradigms and helps them to overcome their limiting beliefs and fears. Individuals will learn how to master their states, and develop their core confidence, vitality, and passion to live life on their terms.

Learn more at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Evolutionmentor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Evolutionmentor/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patmazza/

Evolution Mentor Inc.
Pat Mazza
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: +1-647-802-5464
hello@evolutionmentor.com
http://evolutionmentor.com


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Evolution Mentor Launches 4 New Programs in April

TORONTO, Apr 21, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Evolution Mentor Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of 4 new programs in April: Limitless Sales Training, Limitless Sales Coaching, Evolution Mentor University and Evolution Mentor Coaching.

– Limitless Sales Training: 10 week sales training video program.
– Limitless Sales Coaching: 1 on 1 sales coaching where Evolution Mentor teaches their proven model.
– Evolution Mentor University: On-demand weekly mastermind created to take your life to the next level.
– Evolution Mentor Coaching: Coaching sessions to keep you accountable while achieving your largest goals over the next 12 months.

CEO Pat Mazza says, "Evolution Mentor intends to play a significant role in creating a world in which true wealth – spiritual, material, intellectual – flows to, through and from every person in an ever-expanding, never-ending cycle of abundance. We strongly believe that life should be abundant in all aspects. This includes money, happiness, peace, well-being and the following of a unique life purpose."

Mazza has worked with the likes of Google, Microsoft and Hitachi and is acknowledged as an authority in the world of sales. He has acted as a consultant to more than 30 public companies, and has been featured in major newspapers and magazines around the world.

Evolution Mentor has more than a million followers on social media platforms. CEO Pat Mazza has addressed more than 1,000,000 people in hundreds talks and seminars throughout the US, and Canada. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, Mazza addresses more than 100,000 people each year.

"It's my life's purpose," says Mazza. "Success to me is making a positive impact on others and promoting the common good in the world. Helping those that are struggling gave me opportunity to make the greatest impact. I've at least doubled, if not tripled, my quotas in the last 7 years from selling. I never thought of sales coaching as a career, but nothing is more rewarding than helping struggling reps who need a hand."

Professor David Long of East Carolina University, for instance, had this to say after working with Evolution Mentor: "Evolution Mentor is that kind of company which cares about making this world a better place. Their knowledge of self-improvement and sales is unparalleled, and the changes they've helped clients achieve are remarkable."

Most individuals live their lives in reaction, rather than creating a masterpiece. They only experience tiny amounts of purpose, desire, and passion. Evolution Mentor has a proven system that helps people to shift their paradigms and helps them to overcome their limiting beliefs and fears. Individuals will learn how to master their states, and develop their core confidence, vitality, and passion to live life on their terms.

Learn more at:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Evolutionmentor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Evolutionmentor/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patmazza/

Evolution Mentor Inc.
Pat Mazza
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: +1-647-802-5464
hello@evolutionmentor.com
http://evolutionmentor.com

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