Manila to host last leg of One Step Ahead series

/ 05:04 AM May 31, 2019

What challenges and opportunities will the Asia Pacific region face in this age of automation and digitization? How can employers, policymakers and educators confront the new socioeconomic realities accompanying Asia Pacific’s vast digital transformation?

These questions and more will form part of the discussions at the last leg of the One Step Ahead Series on June 4, 2019, at The Peninsula Manila. Organized by Asia Society and multinational investment bank J.P. Morgan, the event will bring public, private and civil society leaders to discuss the theme “Rethinking the Future of Work to Promote Inclusive Growth in Asia Pacific.”


The One Step Ahead Series, launched in 2014, is a collaboration that combines the Asia Society’s mission to educate and J.P. Morgan’s longstanding commitment to investing in communities. Experts and academics converge to investigate critical issues affecting competitiveness and growth of cities in Asia. Previous forums were held in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and Beijing.

For the Manila leg, panel sessions will be on the following topics:
Unleashing the potential of inclusive growth in the future of work: Findings from research field.
The future of work ecosystem—aligning supply and demand for an inclusive labor market.


Reskilling and upskilling—reinventing education and training for the workforce of the future.
Panelists for the Manila forum include leaders from the International Labor Organization and the Organization for Economic Co-operation Development, as well as McKinsey and Co. associate partner Boris Van, LinkedIn Regional sales leader Atul Harkisanka, NCAER director general Shekhar Shah, Bainian Vocational School board member Sabina Brady and SkillsFuture Singapore deputy chief executive Michael Fung. They will be joined by local leaders Ayala Corp. chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Department of Information and Communications Technology former Undersecretary Monchito Ibrahim, and Tesda Deputy Director General Rosanna Urdaneta.

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