14 Sep 2018
Building Disability Confidence Employers Forum
A ½ day content-rich Forum designed to provide in-depth learning through engaging sessions and experiential activities to position employers for success
This half-day content-rich Forum is designed to provide in-depth learning through engaging sessions and experiential activities to position employers for success when hiring people with disabilities. With the opportunity to hear from experts, learn from the experience of other companies and interact directly with disabled talent, you’ll gain the confidence you need to develop a robust recruitment strategy.
- Keynote Opening
- Panel Discussion on Assistive Technologies and Barrier Free Access Workplace
- Live-Action Role Playing Session on Sign
- Videos Demonstration & Discussion on Mental Illness and Autism
- Panel Discussion on Corporate Successful Cases and Best Practices
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Business leaders
- HR and Talent Acquisition professionals
- D&I managers and professionals
- Line managers
- Get expert advice on what it means to be an inclusive employer and why it is important
- Be inspired by leaders with disabilities who have achieved business success
- Discover what you need to consider when recruiting talent with disabilities
- Take part in experiential learning to increase your understanding of different types of disabilities
- Meet and interact directly with disabled candidates
- Network and share experiences with other leading companies committed to recruiting disabled talent
Click here for the detailed programme rundown.
G. Anthony GiannoumismoreProfessor, Researcher, and Entrepreneur in Oslo, NorwayAnthony's research focuses on technology law, policy and practice. He is currently researching the implementation of laws and policies aimed at ensuring equal access to technology for everyone including persons with disabilities.
Calvin W LukmorePhD, HKRCMP, Registered Architect (Australia)Dr. Calvin Luk is the Project Manager of JC Design Institute for Social Innovation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Chaitanya NangiamoreVice President - Head of International AIM and APAC R&L Compliance, Bank of America Merrill LynchChaitanya Nangia heads International Compliance for Insider Trading, Economic Sanctions & Registration and Licensing at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Divya BalrajmoreLeadership Hiring, Learning & Organisation Development Leader North Asia(Greater China, Hong Kong, ASEAN & Pacific)Divya Balraj is a HR Professional who has had a progressive career managing Talent Acquistion, Learning and Organisation Development in the Asia region for the past 15 years of her career.
Dr. Eva SummoreChartered Educational Psychologist, Hong Kong EP Services Centre LtdDr. Eva Sum is a Chartered Educational Psychologist of British Psychological Society and a Registered Educational Psychologist of Hong Kong Psychological Society.
Fern NgaimoreCEO, Community BusinessFern Ngai is Chief Executive Officer of Community Business, a Hong Kong based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing responsible and inclusive business practices.
Kanas MokmoreSenior Human Resources Manager, AIGKanas is Senior Human Resources Manager of AIG Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Kevin KammoreExecutive Director, Asia Human Capital Management, Goldman SachsKevin Kam is Executive Director at Asia Human Capital Managment with Goldman Sachs.
Sudesh ThevasenabathymoreHead of Customer Care Management, AXASudesh Thevasenabathy is Head of Customer Care Management at AXA Hong Kong where he manages and runs all the customer contact teams across the Life, Health and General Insurance business in Hong Kong and Foshan, as well as driving key customer touchpoint
Tim WongmoreCase Manager, SAHKTim Wong is a case manager from SAHK.
Vince SiumoreCo-founder & Managing Partner, Press Start Hong KongVince is Co-founder and Managing Partner at Press Start Hong Kong, primarily responsible for business and partnership development, PR and marketing, and is one of the workshop trainers
Walter Tsui Yu-HangmoreCo-founder, CareERWalter Tsui Yu-Hang, Executive Manager and Co-founder of CareER Association Limited, is responsible for overall organisation development for CareER which serves higher educated people with disabilities and special needs.
Professor, Researcher, and Entrepreneur in Oslo, Norway
G. Anthony Giannoumis
He is currently an assistant professor of universal design at the Department of Computer Science at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and an international research fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. He additionally collaborates extensively with the United Nations International Telecommunications Union where he acts as the Vice Rapporteur for "Question 7/1 – Access to telecommunication/ICT services by persons with disabilities and other persons with specific needs" and the Access Coalition Liaison for "EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age". He also serves as a member of the board for the Global Universal Design Commission and the Gender Equality in Technology student organisation at OsloMet and acts as a Taskforce Member for the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Task Force on Diversity and inclusion.
Anthony acts as a principal investigator for research, development, and innovation projects focused on applying universal design principles and practices in interdisciplinary projects focused on sustainable development, learning, e-government, child online protection, and virtual and augmented reality.
PhD, HKRCMP, Registered Architect (Australia)
Calvin W Luk
Vice President - Head of International AIM and APAC R&L Compliance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Leadership Hiring, Learning & Organisation Development Leader North Asia(Greater China, Hong Kong, ASEAN & Pacific)
Divya herself being on a wheelchair, strives to create an inclusive mindset in the organisation and acts as a catalyst to promote Diversity especially in the space of disability employment. Her Passion includes making the world more accessible, Build inclusive mindset in corporates and making workplaces increasingly inclusive and build disability employment confidence. Apart from being a full time HR practitioner and a coach, Divya is a licensed Scuba Diver who loves diving and enjoys her Wheel Chair Marathons
Chartered Educational Psychologist, Hong Kong EP Services Centre Ltd
Dr. Eva Sum
CEO, Community Business
Senior Human Resources Manager, AIG
Kanas has provided positive thinking education to local secondary schools, to encourage the students to overcome the challenges and to find the life goals. She also had TED Talk in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to present the topic on “Challenging our society’s perception towards people with disabilities”.
Executive Director, Asia Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs
Head of Customer Care Management, AXA
Sudesh is part of the AXA Hong Kong Diversity & Inclusion Council, specifically supporting the LGBT+ workstream. He is a true believer and advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and with customers, and has been actively working with the organisation to support differently abled, ethnic minorities, gender and multi-generational employees.
Case Manager, SAHK
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Press Start Hong Kong
Walter Tsui Yu-Hang
Prior to his role in CareER, he was a HR Coordinator at L'Oreal, HR Assistant at Gammon Construction Limited for 2 years and a contract HR Assistant in Mallesons Stephen Jaques in summer 2011. During his school years, Walter was offered a summer analyst position at Goldman Sachs’ Human Capital Management Division in 2010. In 2009, he worked at UBS Community Affairs APAC as a part-time trainee.
Walter was born with visual impairment to both his eyes and now has less than 10% eyesight. He is dedicated to serving the disabled community. In 2012, he founded mAccess, a project to promote accessible technology and provide technology training to people with disabilities. In summer 2009, he went to Germany and worked for Dialogue in the Dark Museum Frankfurt. In 2013, he founded CareER Association to develop the first charity focused on supporting higher educated people across different types of disabilities and special needs.
Sponsors and Participating Companies
- Chun Wo Charitable Foundation Limited
- J.P. Morgan
- Hotel ICON
- Allianz Global Investors
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Goldman Sachs
- Hotel ICON
- Chim’s Ergonomics and Safety
- Equal Opportunity Commission
- HK EP Services Center
- The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
- The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong