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EXHIBITION ORGANISER OF THE YEAR

HRM Asia

SINGAPORE-BASED HRM Asia won the Exhibition Organiser of the Year award at the Singapore Experience Awards 2015 for outstanding work in organising the HR Summit 2014.

The summit's key additions included a new venue layout at the refurbished Suntec Convention Centre which enabled delegates to have fast and easy access to a majority of activities across one floor.

"With a record breaking turnout of more than 4,100 visitors at the HR Summit 2014, it further cements the HR Summit as Asia's largest gathering of HR and management professionals," says George Smith, marketing director, HRM Asia Pte Ltd.

The summit continues to attract more decision makers and bigger budget holders from organisations with more than half (61 per cent) being senior HR and business leaders.

The new and exclusive introduction of the C-Suite Stream, which caters to top HR leaders and CEOs, COOs and CFOs, also featured a special half-day workshop with Professor Dave Ulrich, in-depth sessions from global HR and talent management experts, along with extensive case studies from leading CEOs.

A highlight of the HR Summit 2014 was the five conference streams on different HR topics at co-located events. These include a comprehensive list of topics in the HR scene by local and international speakers who provided a broad knowledge of HR concepts.

Then there was the "fast track experience" as the registration pack was sent out to delegates ahead of the event to inform them of what to expect. The name badge sent out with the pack allowed delegates a fast track experience upon their arrival by skipping registration.

As the exhibition organiser, HRM Asia added mind mapping as a new element to the HR Summit, providing delegates with a visual illustration and summary of the speaker's session.

"Not only does it provide fun learning, the emotionally engagement element to the HR summit provides delegates with a simplified view and greater understanding to take away at the end of the event," says Mr Smith.

Furthermore, the HR Summit 2014 offered a fully revised expo, complete with a centre stage featuring top speaker interviews and inspiring speeches throughout the breaks. Visitors passing by or interested in the expo could sign up at the registration counter for free to get a feel of what the HR Summit offers.

A significant new introduction at the HR Summit 2014 to add to the delegates' experience in Singapore was the "dessert safari". With a full two-day programme lined up for the delegates, the desserts served during the lunch break provided a good opportunity for them to refuel and recharge after a morning of high-powered presentations