23 Nov 2020 - 25 Dec 2020 | Flagship Event
This Can Happen Global Conference
Empowering Workplace Mental Health
With 40+ sessions featuring a staggering 139 speakers and attracting some 1,850 online delegates, this 3-day event truly earned its reputation as the leading workplace mental health conference and Community Business was honoured to be the exclusive Asia partner. If your company is committed to addressing the mental health of your employees, you will not want to miss the outstanding programme of content – available to view on-demand until 25 December. Get in touch with us for invoicing options and to access the global programme now!
In 2020, Community Business is honoured to be the exclusive Asia partner of This Can Happen.
This Can Happen is a leading workplace mental health conference that is now reaching an international audience through an exciting 3–day online event. This award-winning event has been recognised for its outstanding content, with every expert speaker imparting practical, actionable solutions and the online event will continue to do just that. The agenda will offer valuable insights into everyday issues that affect workplace mental health, including a focus on the effect of the global pandemic.
“When we compiled our research into mental health in the workplace in Asia back in 2018, few companies were ready to talk about mental health – it was widely seen as a taboo subject. With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the requirement to work from home and socially distance, we have seen that context shift dramatically. Acutely aware of the unprecedented pressures on employees, there has been an outpouring of messages from CEOs and senior leaders, expressing concern about the wellbeing of their employees. As a result, discussion of mental health has been fast-tracked up the corporate agenda. We are privileged to be partnering with This Can Happen to bring the leading mental health workplace conference to our audiences in Asia and are committed to working with senior leadership and their teams in the region to address this critical subject in the workplace.”
- Peter Sargant, CEO Community Business
Global Three Day Event with a Curated Programme for Asia
This global event comprises three live conference days full of engaging, interactive content. Community Business is working in partnership to produce local content for our audiences in Asia. Through panels, keynotes, interviews, experiential sessions and virtual exhibition, delegates will have the opportunity to network, ask questions, chat to speakers and meet specialist companies to find solutions to take back into their businesses.
Advisory Editorial Board - Asia
Suggesting and helping create the framework and content of the conference agenda, the Advisory Editorial Board contributes on the topics and issues that will allow delegations to leave motivated and better-armed. The Advisory Editorial Board features specialists from the Asia region to ensure the content is relevant to our market.
We encourage staff from across the breadth of the company to attend particularly those supporting delivery of organisational mental health strategies to attend, including:
- Senior D&I, HR, Wellbeing and Rewards Directors and Managers
- Senior C-Suite Executives including CEOs and Board Directors of large international companies.
If you are paying by Visa or Mastercard you can purchase tickets directly through our website using the link below. If you prefer us to issue an invoice to collect payment, or you have any other questions regarding the event, please be in touch with Kate Vernon.
- 1 Ticket: US$325
- 5 Tickets: US$1,625
- 10 Tickets: US$3,250
Community Business is delighted to offer specific discounts for our existing members:
- DIAN and DIAN India members are entitled to a 10% discount on tickets (applied automatically when purchasing on the website)
- Asia Employee Wellbeing Link subscribers are entitled to a 5% discount. (Discount code needed, please contact Kate Vernon for access).
Alisha FernandomoreHead of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, Bloomberg
Amber AlammoreDirector EAP & Wellness Services APAC, Optum
Deepak KashyapmoreDirector Corporate Wellness and Diversity, Toronto Mindfulness Centre
Emiley YeowmoreChief Operating Officer, Allen & Overy
Enoch LimoreFounder, BEARAPY
Gian PowermoreCEO, TLC Lions
Gilbert LimorePartner, Linklaters
Hannah McLeodmoreHead of Marketing and Strategy, City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong
Jan MeurermorePresident of Southeast Asia | Johnson & Johnson
Jaya VirwanimoreEthics and D&I Leader | EY
Kate VernonmoreExecutive Director at Community Business
Katie PottermoreHead of Wellness - APAC, Goldman Sachs
Lai Chun WongmoreFormer Senior Assistant Director | Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
Lyn R. LeemoreChief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
Manoj ChandranmoreCEO, White Swan Foundation
Mark BerelowitzmoreConsultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Free Hospital
Mathew HydemoreSupervisors Support Line, BHP
Mellener Anne CoelhomoreVice President & India Head- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Northern Trust
Michael ChanmoreManager, DIAN Learning and Engagement at Community Business
Dr. Michael EasonmoreChartered Psychologist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder, Lifespan Counselling Central Limited
Minal MahtanimoreCEO and Founder | OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong
Nathan KhanmoreHead of Partnerships | LinkedIn Hong Kong
Odile ThiangmoreAnti-Stigma Projects Coordinator | Mind Hong Kong
Dr. Paul W.C. WongmoreAssociate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Peter SargantmoreCEO, Community Business
Dr. Prabha S ChandramoreProfessor of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
Prakash MallyamoreVice President and Managing Director, Intel India
Sakshi KumarmoreSenior Manager, Employee Wellbeing at Community Business
Serena QuaymoreDiversity and Inclusion Officer, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura
Sky SiumoreExecutive Director at KELY Support Group
Suzanne PricemoreRepresentative Director | Price Global
Dr. Tee JareonsettasinmoreAdvisor, True Corporations
Vickie SkorjimoreDirector, TELL Lifeline
Vieshaka L DuttamoreDirector Inclusion and Diversity | Publicis Sapient
Vivian TsoimorePartner, White & Case China
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APAC, Bloomberg
She previously spent most of her career at the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), where she served as the firm's Inclusion Program Manager.
Under her leadership, ANZ won the 2017 Business Inclusion award from the Migration Council of Australia for the expanded refugee work placement program. She was also a recipient of a full scholarship to the Victorian Government's 2018 Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women's Leadership Program.
Director EAP & Wellness Services APAC, Optum
Director Corporate Wellness and Diversity, Toronto Mindfulness Centre
Chief Operating Officer, Allen & Overy
CEO, TLC Lions
His experiences and inner resilience sparked his passion for prioritising wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace. Gian is the founder of TLC Lions and The Unwind Experience and is passionate about igniting emotion in the workplace, encouraging others to share and be themselves at work.
Gian’s work has been featured globally and reached over 53 countries and now supports over 65 companies including Amazon, EY, GSK, Sony Pictures and many more. Back in the UK, Gian is supported by Westminster and hosts his own round tables in the House of Lords to further the agenda alongside the UK Government - stressing the importance of inclusion and wellbeing in the work place.
Head of Marketing and Strategy, City Mental Health Alliance Hong Kong
President of Southeast Asia | Johnson & Johnson
Immediately prior to his appointment as President of J&J in SEA, Jan was the Area Managing Director of J&J’s Central Europe Consumer Health business. Known for his strategic leadership and commitment to patients and consumers, Jan was a board member of several industry and trade associations in Europe and Globally that shaped health and industry policies.
From 1998 to 2015, Jan held a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities in Procter & Gamble. He is an experienced and diverse leader who has successfully managed highly complex markets in Europe, US and Latin America.
Jan graduated with a master’s degree in business from University of Passau, Germany and studied on a Rotary Scholarship at Valdosta State University, USA. Apart from his German native tongue, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Jan is an active sportsman and lives in Singapore with his family.
Ethics and D&I Leader | EY
Executive Director at Community Business
A recognised authority on diversity and inclusion in Asia, Kate has authored extensive research and developed a variety of benchmarks and tools to help companies promote more inclusive workplaces in Asia - including Asia’s first LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index. A strong advocate of ‘adopting an Asian lens’ to the discussion of D&I, Kate is passionate about the need to better understand local market dynamics in order to develop an approach that resonates with key stakeholders.
Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless and PeopleSoft. Kate has always had a passion for Asia and holds a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Durham University. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong, she now lives with her family in England.
Head of Wellness - APAC, Goldman Sachs
Former Senior Assistant Director | Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
Lai Chun Wong
She also has many years of corporate experience training locally and internationally in service and building service cultures as a service consultant/trainer in local and international organisations. Her clients included organisations from Dubai, Mauritius, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and ASEAN countries.
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Royal Dutch Shell
Lyn R. Lee
CEO, White Swan Foundation
Founded in 2014, White Swan Foundation has developed India’s largest knowledge repository on mental health for the public at http://www.whiteswanfoundation.org. White Swan Foundation runs several community outreach and mass communication programs to educate people on mental health and wellbeing.
Manoj has more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of areas that include journalism, communications, marketing, strategy and leadership.
Earlier, Manoj served as a Leadership Group Member of Ashoka Innovators for the Public.
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Royal Free Hospital
Supervisors Support Line, BHP
Vice President & India Head- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Northern Trust
Mellener Anne Coelho
Mellener holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from University of Westminster United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Bangalore India. She started her career in July 2000 and spent eight years with Infosys Technologies Limited working in different HR functions both in India and the United Kingdom.
She joined the AXA Group in 2008 as a HR Business partner. In 2012, she transitioned into a full time D&I Program manager role for the AXA Group globally in Paris and India. In this role she was responsible for setting up a global D&I community and driving different D&I programs across regions and in 2016, she took on the additional responsibility to support the D&I strategy for AXA in Asia.
Recognised as a thought leader in the industry, Mellener is often invited to speak at external D&I events and conferences including the UN Women Gender Focal point Meeting in Geneva in 2018.
She has been on the taskforce for the Community Business DIAN India 2018 D&I DeliverableDelivering a benchmark for D&I in India and is currently on the taskforce for the 2020 deliverable of launching the This is Me Mental health campaign in India.
She has been a guest faculty member for the Certified Diversity Professional Program in India. She has also contributed to several pieces of research in the space of Diversity and Inclusion. Mellener’s work in D&I has been recognized by way of several industry accolades including the Global Leadership Diversity Award by the World HRD Congress 2017, one of the finalists for the 2018 Asia D&I Champion of Change award by Community Business Asia and Winner of the 2019 India D&I Champion of Change award by Community business.
Mellener has recently won the 2020 HER RISING awards by JobforHer India under the Women in HR category as well as the Best D&I Head 2020 by the Women in Leadership Forum of Asia. At Northern Trust, Mellener is a recipient of two Chairman’s Awards for excellence in the Design and Execution of the D&I Strategy for India.
She is also one of the expert panelists for reviewing the 2021 Edition of global D&I benchmarks for the Centre for Talent and Inclusion USA. Pursuing a passion, Mellener has a keen interest in mental health and mindfulness.
She is a certified mental health first aider by MHFA England and MHFA India and is responsible for the design and execution of the mental health strategy for Northern in India. NTAC:3NS-20 NTAC:3NS-20 She has mentored and advised many women in their careers and is a Proud Ally for inclusion.
She is honored to be selected to be a mentor for the 2020 LEAD LIKE A GIRL Global Fellowship program run by Shenomics. She is delighted and honored to be invited to be a Global D&I advisory board member by the Future Talent Council for 2020 and beyond.
Manager, DIAN Learning and Engagement at Community Business
On a voluntary basis, Michael is part of the Global Shapers Community Hong Kong Hub, a global youth leadership initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is leading the hub’s mental health initiative, branded as “Shaping Minds”, that aims to raise awareness about workplace mental wellbeing, normalizes the discussion on workplace mental health, and ultimately improves community wellbeing of Hong Kong.
Michael is also an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy, a leadership program for young social purpose leaders and innovators. He is interested in anything related to diversity and inclusion, public health, and the translation of psychological science research to the real world.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michael holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Psychology, and he completed his Master of Public Health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is native in Cantonese and fluent in English and Mandarin.
Chartered Psychologist, Clinical Director and Co-Founder, Lifespan Counselling Central Limited
Dr. Michael Eason
CEO and Founder | OCD & Anxiety Support Hong Kong
Head of Partnerships | LinkedIn Hong Kong
Anti-Stigma Projects Coordinator | Mind Hong Kong
Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Paul W.C. Wong
CEO, Community Business
Peter joined Community Business following a short career break, prior to which he was an Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank. Throughout his career, Peter has been a dedicated diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocate and a champion for minority groups. As a founding member of Standard Chartered Bank’s D&I Council in Hong Kong, Peter was instrumental in establishing the Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank Forum. Peter has had a long association with Community Business, participating in the Community Business Leadership Team (later known as the Responsible Business Network), the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) and the Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and Awards, since their inception, and has become a recognised speaker and advisor on D&I issues within the workforce.
Peter worked for Standard Chartered Bank for 23 years, across the consumer, wholesale and investment banking businesses in Asia, with his final role as Executive Director, Employee Banking Sales, Corporate Partnerships, within Group Retail Banking. Peter was born in the United Kingdom, but has been a Hong Kong resident since 1997.
Professor of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences
Dr. Prabha S Chandra
She has been a PI for 14 Research Grants and editor of 5 books. Her research papers have been cited 5,700 times.
Important Positions - President Elect, International Association of Women’s Mental Health, Temporary Advisor, WHO and UNAIDS, Member of Mission Steering Group (MSG) of the National Health Mission, Government of India and Member, Task Force on Suicide prevention in higher educational universities.
Received several international and national honours and a speaker at international conferences.
Vice President and Managing Director, Intel India
Senior Manager, Employee Wellbeing at Community Business
She has been working in the social impact sector for the past decade, overseeing project management, stakeholder engagement and strategy in previous roles. Sakshi has experience working with several MNC's and SME's across the APAC region. In her earlier role at Community Business, she was mainly responsible for developing, designing and delivering content-rich and engaging DIAN meetings. Her qualification as a Mental Health Professional has greatly influenced her interest in advocating for the inclusion of diverse groups, including speaking at academic conferences on mental health challenges unique to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.
In addition to leading the Employee Wellbeing Programmes, Sakshi partners with corporate clients to develop training modules and workshops to facilitate conversations around mental health challenges. Specialising in developing coping skills to cope with burnout, anxiety, stress management and workplace performance issues.
Graduated from Monash University, Sakshi holds a Masters degree of Arts in Counselling and Applied Psychology. She is fluent in English.
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura
Executive Director at KELY Support Group
With a background in Public Health practice and a passionate vision to see youth thrive regardless of their environment, Sky has worked in adolescent health research and local and international community development projects, including those related to girls’ empowerment and education in developing South Asian nations. In 2005, Sky co-founded a support network in Hong Kong for ethnically Chinese third culture teens.
Representative Director | Price Global
Suzanne’s clients include numerous Fortune 500 multinational companies across industries. Some have won awards for her initiatives. Suzanne transitioned from clinical practice in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychotherapy to APAC Head, D&I for UBS Securities and retained consultant for Diversity and Wellness at Goldman Sachs. Suzanne is known for, creative drama-based live and video content to advance the conversation on DEI and Psychological Wellness.
In 2015 and 2016, Suzanne was recognised by The Economist as one of the 'Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants’.
Advisor, True Corporations
Dr. Tee Jareonsettasin
Director, TELL Lifeline
Director Inclusion and Diversity | Publicis Sapient
Vieshaka L Dutta
Partner, White & Case China
Recognized by professional directories as a leading practitioner in her field, Vivian's reputation is based on her significant track record, supporting clients with major mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions across the globe.
Drawing on her deep insight into the market environment in China with her international deal-making experience, Vivian steers clients through complex, cross-border transactions to help them achieve their expansion objectives.
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