Ensure efficient operations and restructure your organisation for the better

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15 – 16 September 2020 Shanghai, China More info

Welcome to HR Directors Summit!

We are very pleased and honored to introduce to you the fifth edition of HR Directors Summit, with theme “Ensure efficient operations and restructure your organisation for the better”.


A series of "Black swan" incidents have fluttered in 2020: the global COVID-19 outbreak, American stock market triggered circuit breakers four times in ten days, US oil price turns negative for first time in history and more. The global turmoil and economic downturn is taking place.

The 5th HR Directors Summit will provide an effective communication platform for HR experts and decision makers within international and domestic companies, with years of strong social networks to help find solutions and the future of the organisation clearly through mutual learning.

We are sincerely grateful for support from the world's largest HR association, SHRM, as well as consulting firm Deloitte, educational institution AMA and the influential domestic association VHR. The summit has attracted HR decision makers from Alibaba Group, China Cosco Shipping, China Post,  Costa Coffee, Ford, Google, GSK, IKEA, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, LVMH, Merck, Roche, Samsung, Shanghai Disney Resort, Sony, SUMEC and more.

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HR Directors Summit Shanghai 2019

Ivana Lee, Business Development Director, APAC at IMC AG
"The quality of speakers and their presentations are highlights of this event. They are professional and make me feel passionate about the subject matter. The event is of an appropriate size and it is a great experience that provides communication opportunities. I am willing to join the next edition."
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HR Directors Summit Shanghai 2018

Xiaolu Wang. HR Director at BlueFocus
"There were many highlights at this summit. The presentations provided a broader perspective for the role of HR in different industries. Nowadays, HR management is not only part of the six major functions of management, but is also an important part of company operations. I also love the design of the brochure, which is concise and easy to read."

HR Directors Summit Shanghai 2017

Zoe Pewter, HR Director at IBM
“I think the topics are very relevant to the HR field. It shows us around the innovation, creativity, and how we can solve the problems in the business way today. The service and facilities provided are very good, especially providing special aids for the foreigners as Mandarin is not my priority.”