Coronavirus Impact: People Matters TechHR Singapore postponed to September 2020

Strap: People Matters TechHR, Asia’s Largest HR & Work Technology conference is now postponed to 1st, 2nd & 3rd September 2020 due to the recent #nCOV-19 outbreak.


  • Keeping community health and safety at the forefront, People
    Matters has decided to postpone its flagship and Asia's largest HR & Work
    tech conference to September 2020.
  • The conference was all set to host about 3,000 attendees from over 40
    , over 200+ tech partners,
    60+ startups, 50+ investors
    and 100+
    this week (19-21 Feb) at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre,
  • People Matters is working very closely with the Singapore Government, partners, speakers, and leaders
    from across the region to ensure smooth transitioning.

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 February 2020 - People Matters TechHR, Asia's Largest HR & Work Technology conference is
now postponed to 1st, 2nd
& 3rd September 2020
due to recent #nCoV-19 outbreak. This
comes in line with the authorities advisory of avoiding large gatherings and
inbound traffic, as the world battles the global health emergency.

The conference was all set to host about 3,000 attendees from over 40 countries, over 200+ tech partners,
60+ startups, 50+ investors and 100+ speakers this week (19-21 Feb) at
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre,


Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-In-Chief,
People Matters, shared how the community's health & safety should be a
prime factor in such circumstances. "It
has been a difficult month for all of us in the region, with uncertainty and
increasing worry. We have been monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak very
closely, and last week we had to take the difficult decision of postponing
People Matters TechHR Singapore. The safety of our community is our prime
responsibility, and we will go to any extent to ensure that. After careful
deliberation with our partners, speakers, and leaders from the region, we have
set the new dates for People Matters TechHR Singapore 2020 as September 1,
2 & 3, 2020.


She further added on how it's important to
collaborate & stand together in tough times like these. "Challenges are always opportunities to come
together and become stronger. I would like to thank the community for the
overwhelming support and encouragement. I hope the situation comes back to
normal soon. We remain committed to providing our community with the most
insightful content, the most innovative & immersive experience, and the
most practical learning experiences.


Kartik Krishnamurthy, MD, Cornerstone OnDemand Asia said, "TechHR
is an extremely important event for Cornerstone OnDemand Asia that allows us to
showcase our brand and overall value proposition to the broader HR community.
It is unfortunate that this year due to the nCoVid-19 epidemic, the event had
to be moved to later in the year. I believe the team at People Matters made the
right decision that was in the best interest of the delegates, participants and
more importantly, the broader community in Singapore to postpone the event to
avoid any potential spread of the virus. The team was extremely collaborative
in their outreach and very decisive. We at Cornerstone OnDemand remain
committed to participating in the event when rescheduled."


Shashwat Kumar, VP, Advisory & Cloud
Solutions at Alight Solutions echoed the same sentiment, "With the current nCoV-19 health emergency, it's imperative for people
to focus on their families and the organizations they lead. People Matters'
decision to postpone People Matters TechHR Singapore, in my mind, was timely,
bold and a very sensitive decision. The conference is all about learning,
innovation, & meaningful conversations. Definitely look forward to

The eminent speakers and
global leaders who were supposed to join the conference as per the original
dates have extended their overwhelming support for the new dates and have also
agreed to host virtual learning sessions for the registered delegates.


David Green, a renowned
people-analytics thought leader, has expressed confidence & support for the
new dates. He
said, "This was obviously a difficult decision for the People Matters team. But
it was the right decision in my view. I look forward to speaking at People
Matters TechHR Singapore now on the new dates in September, and I'm sure that
the show will be even better." 


Chin Yin Ong, Head of People at Grab has supported People
Matters decision and said "I am
excited and looking forward to People Matters TechHR Singapore in September."

Anderson Tan, Director, Xprienz Pte Ltd said "It
might be an expedien
t move
but I'm sure everyone will surely want to support People Matters TechHR
Singapore again when it's back in Sept 2020."

People Matters is gearing up to utilize
these few additional months by intensifying its
efforts in the virtual & peer-to-peer learning space through virtual
masterclasses. Some of the virtual masterclass topics that delegates get to
choose from to accelerate their learning journey would be:

    1. Masterclass
      on "Driving Business Productivity with People Analytics"
      by David Green, Managing
      Director- The People Analytics Program, Insight222 
      on 6th March.
    2. Masterclass
      on "Employee Experience Guide for CHROs & CIOs" by Jason Averbook, CEO & Co-founder,
      on 13th March.
    3. Masterclass
      on "The Recruitment Technology Roadmap: Buying, Investing,
      Measuring" with William
      Tincup, President, RecruitingDaily
       on 20th March.
    4. Masterclass
      on "Key to a successful HR Technology deployment: Sustaining gains
      from conceptualization to execution" by Vikrant Khanna, Partner and Asia Lead, Advisory, Alight Solutions
      & Anirban Dass, Senior
      Director, Alight Solutions
      on 26th March.
    5. Masterclass
      on "CHROs Playbook for Managing Employee Experience in High Growth
      Markets" by  Cornerstone OnDemand on
      9th April.


The physical conference, now rescheduled
to September 1st, 2nd & 3rd would remain
the same 3-day format and will include Conference & Exhibition on day 1,
immensely popular People Matters Study Tours on day 2 and full-day
Certification Workshops on day 3.


Wondering what would compel
you to attend Asia's largest HR & WorkTech Conference - People Matters
TechHR Singapore, scheduled from 1st
to 3rd September 2020? Click here to know
the top reasons to attend People Matters TechHR
Singapore 2020.

About People Matters Pte:

With over 300,000 members across the
region, People Matters is Asia's
fastest-growing people and work community. Renowned and highly regarded, People
Matters TechHR provides an unparalleled overview of current trends at the
intersection of work and technology. People Matters TechHR is hosted both in
India and in Singapore and attracts leaders from across the world aiming to get
an inside perspective on Asia's most progressive talent practices, startups and
top HR & Work Tech products. Taking place over three days, People Matters
TechHR promises to be a unique experience, a purpose-driven journey enacted
entirely by design. 

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