Rockbird Media, World Vision to hold an APAC-wide online HR event to discuss ‘new normal’

Rockbird Media, World Vision to hold an APAC-wide online HR event to discuss ‘new normal’

Bankruptcy, mass lay-offs, and cyber-attacks are some of the most alarming incidents that have happened in many organizations during the global fight against COVID-19.

To help HR leaders stay resilient, international events firm Rockbird Media, in partnership with World Vision Philippines, will hold a two half-day virtual event for HR leaders across the Asia Pacific region on August 5-6, 2020.

The virtual event entitled “Building Resilience: How do leaders rise post-COVID” aims to discuss how HR leaders can power through and rise from one of the world’s most destructive pandemics. The main topics include today’s most relevant challenges such as crisis management, HR tech and transformation, E-learning, flexible working arrangements, and leadership & talent management amid and post-COVID.

At the end of the event, the HR leaders must be able to draw out best practices from actual work scenarios and draft the most effective HR management strategies for years to come.

Furthermore, the proceeds from this event will go to World Vision’s COVID-19 emergency response fund. The virtual event seeks to raise funds for over 1,000 families affected by the pandemic.

“World Vision is most grateful to Rockbird Media for having us in mind as a partner for this highly relevant HR virtual event,” said Rommel Fuerte, Executive Director at World Vision Philippines.

“As a child-focused humanitarian agency, we share Rockbird Media’s aim to promote resilience among the workforce and our people, especially the most vulnerable — the children who have been awfully distressed by the pandemic. We only wish the organizers and all the participants a great success, as this initiative would surely go a long way. Together, we can recover and uplift a thousand more needy families and lives threatened by COVID-19,” Fuerte added.

The initial list of thought leaders who will facilitate the discussions includes Paulus Swasono Satyo, CHRO at Sinarmas Mining Indonesia, Jayesh Menon, HR Director at Moët Hennessy, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Singapore, Mukta Arya, HR Head, SEA and Head of Talent Development and Inclusion, Asia Pacific at Société Générale Singapore, Jaspreet Kakar, CHRO at AXA Philippines, and Nadiah Tan Abdullah, CHRO at SP Setia Malaysia.

“We are delighted to be partnering with World Vision Philippines to mount an online event that helps both HR leaders and unfortunate families affected by COVID-19,” said Leo Empuerto, CEO at Rockbird Media. “We hope to deliver what they deserve in this time of great challenge to all of us.”

Registration, sponsorship, and speakership opportunities about Building Resilience: How do leaders rise post-COVID are posted on its website:



About Rockbird Media

Rockbird Media is an international event firm that offers premium events and business solutions designed for C-level executives to facilitate powerful interactions, benchmark strategies and unlock innovation. For more information, visit

About World Vision

World Vision is a global humanitarian organization devoted to improving the lives of children, their families, and communities to overcome poverty. As the largest non-profit organization in the Philippines, World Vision helps over 1.5 million children every year, with the support of thousands of Filipino sponsors and donors. For more information, please visit

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