Monday, July 15, 2019 – Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Joey Davenport, President, Hoopis Performance Network, will be speaking at the Asia Learning and Development Conference, 15-16 July in KL! He will be speaking with Rick Funke, Assistant Vice President, Assessment and Development Solutions, LIMRA and LOMA, on Creating a World Class Sales Effectiveness Program. They can’t wait to join with the other renowned industry experts discussing the latest trends in training, learning, and development.

2019 Asia Learning and Development Conference AGENDA:

Day 1:

Monday, July 15, 2019

8:00 am – 9:00 am – COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

Coming soon!
Kartik Sakthivel, M.B.A. – Chief Information Officer, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

9:20 am – 10:15 am – Disruption in Learning & Development (L&D) and The Future of Salesforce Training
Is your sales organization adapting to how millennials learn, and the demands of today’s ultrainformed customers? Significant innovation is necessary to align training and learning opportunities with the preferred technology and communication of today’s salesforce. Sales organizations must rethink how they are managing learning journeys to meet the ever-increasing productivity demands on sales professionals, and Nick Wilson will share some proven techniques and methodologies to do just that.
Nick Wilson, MCIPD – Director, LIMRA Talent Solutions International, LIMRA

10:15 am – 10:45 am – NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 am – 11:40 am – The Human Science Behind Learning & Development
Andrew Lau will share insights on the science behind gamification and how companies can use behavioural science to create a gamified and highly engaging learner-led experience. By embedding habit-building models early in the onboarding process, learners will build the right type of habits that then lead to more predictable actions… and ultimately more predictable business results.
Andrew Lau – Founder & CEO
Think Codex
Vice Chair

11:40 am – 12:55 pm – Panel: The Digital Journey: Transforming Learning With Technology
Coming soon!
Danny King – Co-founder & CEO, Accredible
Simon Phipps – Head of Asia, Global Development & Blockchain, The Digital Insurer
2019 Asia Learning and Development Conference Agenda

12:55 pm – 2:00 pm – LUNCH

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1A. Building Effective Learning & Development Programs
Nick Osborne knows firsthand how Academy training and sales distribution networks can work together towards a common vision, helping ensure individual advisor accomplishments are also in line with the objectives of an organization as a whole. Under his guidance, the FWD Academy has helped people attain amazing results, both at work and in their personal lives. In this session, Nick will share the FWD ethos and five-year growth story, as well as how training was allowed to become an independent function…and how he has helped that function to create its own identity in support of their internal sales channels as well as their external collaborative partners.
Nick Osborne – Chief Distribution Academy Officer, FWD Life Insurance Public Company Limited, Thailand

1B. Digital Badges & Credentialing: A Deeper Dive
Join Danny as he provides a more detailed review of the do’s & don’ts of digital badges and certificates. He will offer best practices and considerations to be mindful of when implementing new (external) certification programs or (internal) employee training programs, as well as suggestions on how to best work with external stakeholders to ensure credential verification is as efficient, secure and cost effective as possible. A review of privacy considerations that need to be taken into account when issuing/evaluating digital badges/ certificates will also be discussed.
Danny King – Co-founder & CEO, Accredible

2:45 pm – 2:50 pm – SESSION CHANGE

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

2A. Innovate Learning Delivery for Dynamic Results
Learning is all about fun and meaningful engagement. Learn how to you can integrate simple technologies with traditional training methods to instill belief and shape sales behaviors on any subject to deliver your desired outcomes.
Veejay Madhavan – Chief Distribution Officer, Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance (PCLA)

Join Joey Davenport and Rick Funke as they share key design elements and case study takeaways from the creation of Trustworthy Selling, a unique sales effectiveness program. Together they will outline how the need for the program was determined, why it is unique from other training programs, and what features have worked best to deliver proven results from this immersive, interactive learning system.
Rick Funke – Assistant Vice President, Assessment and Development Solutions, LIMRA and LOMA
Joey Davenport – President, Hoopis Performance Network

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Building Leadership Bench Strength
Coming soon!
Sehr Ahmed – CHRO Asia, Mercer

Day 2:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

8:15 am – 9:00 am – COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

9:00 am – 9:10 am – WELCOME BACK

9:10 am – 10:00 am – Linking Competencies to Learning Strategies
With the rise of digital technologies and holistic talent management strategies, there is a need to create seamless individual learning, performance and learning development experiences. Competency frameworks can support the design and development of current, relevant and learner-centric curricula by linking learning outcomes to competencies. This helps organisations to determine the skillsets of its individuals and plan effective learning interventions by adopting a strategic learning structure that can help close any existing competency gaps. This session will discuss the tried and tested methodologies in linking competencies to learning strategies.
Sarala J. Marimuthu – Chief Development Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)

10:00 am – 10:45 am – A Culture of Learning is a Culture of Winning
Sashe will share the key pillars necessary for building an effective learning culture within an organization. He will also help demonstrate how and why having an effective learning culture is such a critical differentiator to help companies win in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world.
Sashe Kanapathi – COO, Leaderonomics Digital

10:50 am – 11:20 am – NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 am – 12:30 pm – Panel: Predictions About the Future of Learning
An interactive discussion of predictions on the future of learning.



Register by 14 June, 2019 and save!
MII Members: US$525
LIMRA and/or LOMA Members: $825
Nonmembers: $925

Standard Rates (Register after 14 June, 2019):
MII Members: US$625
LIMRA and/or LOMA Members: $925
Nonmembers: $1,025
**The above pricing is per person, for companies sending 1- 2 pax. If a company sends 3 or more pax, each person will be entitled to a $100 discount off their registration fee.

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All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. These requests carry a $100.00 U.S. administrative charge. Full refunds minus the administrative fee will be granted on written requests received no later than fourteen days before the meeting. No refunds will be granted if the request is received within fourteen days of the meeting. If for any reason a meeting is cancelled, the Conference Organizers will refund the total registration fee. However, the Conference Organizers will not be responsible for any travel, hotel accommodations or other costs incurred. Cancellation requests should be submitted to


Hotel Istana

73, Julan Raja Chulan
50200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The 5-star, 23-story Hotel Istana City Centre Kuala Lumpur is centrally located at Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur’s prestigious Golden Triangle. Renowned shopping malls such as Pavilion, Lot 10, Starhill, Suria KLCC and Changkat Bukit Bintang entertainment hub are at its doorstep. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and the Petronas Towers are a 10-minute walk away via the Skybridge, while the KL International Airport is an hour’s drive away.


Monday, July 15, 2019 –
Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Hotel Istana,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia