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9 - 11 Oct 2018
Royale Chulan, Damansara
Industrial Relations Convention
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About The Convention

We like to think about it as THE Convention. Now in its 14th edition, the MECA Industrial Relations Convention positions itself as the must-attend IR forum for the year for any HR/IR or budding HR/IR practitioner. What is our differentiation, you ask? A thorough determination of the most relevant topics of the year in HR/IR distributed to some of the most noteworthy speakers in the country. And this year, we have changed it for a more focused and engaged learning experience. You just can’t miss this opportunity to rub shoulders with the best of HR & IR, in the most sought after event that MECA has to offer!!

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Through the Convention, participants will be able to :

• Conceptualise best practices to implement world class HR / IR initiatives
• Protect your organisation from damaging effects of ill-advised employment decisions
• Design cutting edge principles to successfully retain talents
• Build confidence in dealing with complex employment law issues
• Develop deeper understanding of litigation and the rationale of judges
• Drive employment climate to its maximum by marrying ER and IR issues

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Meet us on 9 to 11 October 2018




This conference run through from 9 - 11 October 2018.
We also provide free breakfast, lunch and coffee break in each day.
Day 1
09 Oct 2018
Day 2
10 Oct 2018
Day 3
11 Oct 2018
8.00 – 9.00

Registration & Breakfast

Topic 1:

What Malaysia needs to make it great again? – Considerations from a HR perspective
10.15 – 10.45


Topic 2:

Initiating and Effecting Organizational Change: Managing Resistance to Change in this Dynamic Transformative era

Topic 3:

Are DIs and PIPs viewed as stumbling blocks for a business to move forward: How can we move from a prosecutorial and exclusive mind set to a more preventive and...
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Topic 4:

Ingredients to a water tight policy to prevent and eradicate sexual harassment at the workplace
13.00 – 14.15


Panel Discussion:

Understanding the concept of union involvement in your Company • 1st speaker – High engagement & high employee experience = lower buy-in for trade unions? • 2nd speaker – Union...
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15.30 pm – 15.50


Topic 5:

Imposing pay-cuts, shorter work duration as an alternative to dismissing employees during tough times: Is this possible?
8.00 – 9.00

Registration & Breakfast

Topic 6:

Managing a downsizing exercise – Grasping the legal / non-legal concepts and understanding crucial project management strategies

Topic 7:

Which bathroom do I use? Navigating the legal developments on gender discrimination and equal opportunities at work
10.30 - 11.00


Topic 8:

Mental health issues and its effect on the employee and his performance – how should HR respond?

Topic 9:

My ‘Grab’ driver happens to be my employee: Analysing the legal standpoint on conflict of interest, moonlighting and malingering
13.00 - 14.00


Topic 10:

A 360 view on how employers can implement successful anti-bribery and conflict of interest, moonlighting and malingering

Topic 11:

Dealing with drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace
16.00 - 16.30


Panel Discussion

Foo Siew Li Partner, SKRINE
Foo Siew Li
Sujatha Selliah
Sujatha Selliah
Dharmen Sivalingam
Dharmen Sivalingam
Yong Hong Cheong
Yong Hong Cheong
Dato Thavalingam Thavarajah
Dato Thavalingam Thavarajah
Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Siva Kumar Kanagasabai
Anand Ponnudurai
Anand Ponnudurai
17.00 - 17.30

Lucky Draw

2nd Workshop – Human Resource (HR)

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Mutiara Grand Ballroom

Course Fee

Course Fee Meca Members Non Members
Convention ( 9 -10 Oct ) RM1799 RM2599
IR Workshop ( 11 Oct ) RM799 RM1099
HR Workshop (11 Oct ) RM799 RM1099

Get SPECIAL PRICE for Workshop ( 11 Oct ) for RM599 only IF you register for
Convention ( 9th – 10th Oct ). Applicable for all MECA Members & Non Members.



Are you a HR Professional in the Southern Region looking to transform your HR/IR management to enable your business to succeed? Then this is definitely THE event for you!