(14:00-14:15) Welcoming remarks
Speaker: Hanim Hamzah (remote)
(14:15-14:45) R4/ZAK Roadmap to Day 1
Roadmap to Day 1 and Post Day 1 – what partners must do.
Speaker: Wong Ai Kim, Loo Tatt King
(14:45-15:30) Plenary 1: Changing Law Firm Work Culture – dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic, what is the “new normal” and how do we prepare for it?
The panel will discuss the recent changes in law firm work culture, particularly how law firms around the world are dealing with post-pandemic challenges such as the Great Resignation, hybrid working, AI/technology, employee wellbeing, etc. Managing partners will discuss how they have re-structured their work culture to adapt to the changing norms, and how they have turned un-precedented challenges into long-term advantages. In addition to discussing the effective steps panellists have taken to create and maintain the right law firm work culture for the current environment, we will be examining the forward-looking actions that law firms are taking to plan for and manage future challenges and changes. Overall, we will exchange thoughts and experiences on how to create and sustain a workplace culture that is better for people, business and the society at large.
Moderator: Gilbert Gan
Speakers: Stuart Fuller (remote), Felix Sy, Fadjar Kandar, Geraldine Oh, Soh Chun Bin
(15:30-16:15) Sustainability, Green Transformation and Climate Change – how best to advise clients?
With the ongoing global climate crisis and other crucial current events, the world’s focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance has been further heightened. How do we comply and prepare our clients to adopt ESG best practices and adhere to them? As ESG compliance has become an important aspect of sustainable business, we will be examining practical approaches for successfully adopting and integrating SDGs/ESG compliance in our everyday role as our clients’ sustainable business partner. Suggest case studies for successful projects or solutions for Project ZAK collaboration.
Moderator: Khoo Yu Lin
Speakers: Phang Oy Cheng, Raj Sargunaraj, Barryl Rolandi, Amin Abdul Majid
(16:15-16:30) Networking Break
(16:30-17:15) Project ZAK – Delivering on Strategic Integration and Implementation
How do you successfully deliver on strategic integration and implementation of Project ZAK? What are the key steps to articulate, execute and follow up in terms of ensuring the successful implementation of Project ZAK. This session will discuss how we can improve the success of Project ZAK in the short, medium and long term. What task force/committees should be set up and what are their measurable goals? How do we establish and maintain effective communication with each other? Apart from physical and technology integration, how do we accelerate win-win for both? What are the areas for quick wins, what systems and processes need to be put in place? How do we drive business referrals and organise ourselves to ensure success? What does it take to make us change our daily behaviour?
Moderator: Adrio Rivadi
Speakers: Brahma Sharma, Adrian Lee, Emmanuel Bonoan, Richard Stapley-Oh, Mohd Sofiyuddin (remote)
(17:15-18:00) North Asia Developments – the present and future of Japan, China and ASEAN relations
Changing geo-political developments, the Ukraine war, a stronger Europe/NATO and the role of the United States. How are these challenges affecting Japan, China and their relationship with ASEAN? What can be expected in the next 12 months and how should we position our business and advise our clients accordingly? Suggest successful projects or business/targets for collaboration.
Moderator: Stephanie Choong
Speakers: Leo Tian (remote), Alan Jih, Lee Bin Hau, Jade Hwang
(18:00-19:00) Tour of KPMG Malaysia premises
Leaving in groups of three:
6:00 – Group 1, Karen Yip
6:20 – Group 2, Saw Wei Wei
6:40 – Group 3, Kasthuri Rajarathanam
Note: Depart from hotel for 6 minute walk to KPMG office. (Map)
(19:00-22:00) Welcome dinner
The Jio at The Roof @ First Avenue, Bandar Utama