56th PMAP Annual Conference Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 of the PMAP Annual Conference was full of fun and learning. Here are some of the highlights from the second day of the Annual Conference:

Plenary Roundtable Discussion 2: Navigating the Disruptive Landscape of Philippine HR: Challenges and Mandates

Day 2 of the PMAP Annual Conference started with a plenary session with Ruel Maranan, President of Ayala Foundation, Sunil Puri, Director for Asia Pacific Research, Innovation and Product Development of the Center for Creative Leadership and Aileen Judan-Jiao, President and Country General Manager of IBM Philippines as they discussed how companies can successfully surpass the challenges of disruption. This session was moderated by Cecille Huidem, Senior Vice President, HR and Admin Division Head, Malayan Insurance Co., Inc.

Plenary Roundtable Discussion 3: HR Metrics that Matter and Making Metrics Matter

Making use of Metrics in HR has become more common in companies and so in Plenary Roundtable Discussion 3, Dr. Pamela Lirio, Associate Professor for IHRM at the Universite de Montreal, Kunal Maholtra, Regional Sales Head at LinkedIn, and Mira Gajraj Mohan, Regional Practice Director for Talent Management and Organizational Alignment at Willis Towers Watson discussed the importance of HR metrics and how this can benefit organizations the most.

Plenary Roundtable Discussion 4: Philippine Culture as Anchor of Organizational Integration and Driver of Organizational Growth

This plenary showcased and brought back the focus to Filipino management and what sets it apart in managing an organization. Linda Zamora Francisco, CEO of Piandre Salons, Prudencio Garcia, President of Mekeni Food Corporation, and Jeffrey John Dela Cerna, Vice President and Head, HR & Talent Organization of National Grid Corporation of the Philippines discussed how Philippine culture plays a role in their organization and how it became a driver of success. This session was moderated by Luigi Mapa, Chief Learning Engineer of LinkOD-SeeWorthy International.

Concurrent Sessions and Workshops

The entire afternoon was dedicated to the 24 concurrent sessions and 4 concurrent workshops on the following tracks: Strategic HR, HR Technology, HR Technical Topics, Regulatory Topics, HR Technology Symposium, and Great Place to Work. Participants were given the opportunity to select which sessions they wanted to attend during this time.


It was a fun fellowship night full of laughter and dancing as the following groups performed: PMAP Past Presidents, Board of Trustees, and the following chapters – Cebu, Davao, Bacolod-Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Baguio, and Iligan. The whole membership even danced for 25 minutes straight before the winners of the Chapters Talent Showcase were announced! At the end of the night, the Cebu chapter won with their Sinulog rendition, followed by the Davao Chapter and the Bacolod-Iloilo chapter.

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