Topic: Labor Management & Development

This session will explore the importance of effective labor management and development strategies, their impact on employee engagement and productivity, and the challenges and opportunities they present.

Labor management and development encompass a range of practices and strategies aimed at optimizing the utilization of human resources within an organization. It involves attracting, recruiting, training, and retaining talented individuals, as well as creating an environment that fosters their growth, engagement, and well-being.

In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, organizations recognize that their employees are their most valuable asset. Effective labor management and development strategies not only ensure the right people are in the right roles but also empower them to reach their full potential. By investing in their development, organizations can enhance employee engagement, productivity, and loyalty, leading to improved business outcomes.

However, labor management and development are not without their challenges. Organizations must navigate evolving labor laws and regulations, address workforce diversity and inclusion, and adapt to changing employee expectations. Additionally, technological advancements and automation present both opportunities and challenges in terms of workforce planning and skill development.

During this panel discussion, we have gathered experts, HR professionals, and industry leaders who will share their insights, experiences, and strategies for effective labor management and development. We will explore topics such as talent acquisition, performance management, training and development, employee engagement, and the role of technology in optimizing labor management.


01.00 – 01.20: Presentation by Mimi Vu, Partner of Raise Partner

01.20 – 01.40: Presentation: “Vietnamese Sentiments and Impacts on Labour Management” by Ngan Ly, Chief Client Officer at IPSOS

01.40 – 02.10: Presentation: “Dishing out Development: The Secret Sauce of 4P’s Role Model Leadership” By Joe Black, Culture and Operations Excellence Director Pizza 4P’s

02.10 – 02.40: Coffee Break

02.40 – 03.30: Discussion Panel

Break-out room info

  • Location: Black Room, 1st floor, Pullman Saigon Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Time: 01.00 – 03.30 PM
  • Date: 30 November 2023


Phan Anh Tu, Country HR Manager of Pierre Fabre Laboratories

Anh Tu is a highly motivated people partner with over 10 years of experience in the field of human resources.

His primary focus is on cultivating a positive work culture and driving organizational growth through strategic people planning.

In his role as Country HR Manager at Pierre Fabre, he has effectively collaborated with senior executives and line managers to design and execute transformative people initiatives that align with the evolving work environment


Joe Black, Culture and Operations Excellence Director
Pizza 4P’s

Joe Black currently holds the position of Culture and Operations Excellence Director at Pizza 4Ps Vietnam. He had a passion for building businesses from the first one he started at the age of 12. His first passion was operations and the puzzle of scaling a business. Through his endeavors and working with many entrepreneurs, he quickly found everything works better if people love what they do. The company does better AND people live better lives. He now lives his passion every day which is to inspire people into purpose-driven action.

Ngan Ly, Chief Client Officer at IPSOS

Ngan has over 25 years of leading teams in marketing and research across Asia Pacific and Europe. During her term as Managing Director for Ipsos Vietnam from 2018 to 2022, her team achieved record-high employee engagement and delivered outstanding financial results. She currently holds the position of Chief Client Officer at Ipsos Vietnam.  

Mimi Vu, Partner of Raise Partner

Mimi Vu is Partner at Raise Partners, an ESG consulting practice that helps private sector and governments work in partnership to achieve their highest social and environmental impact. She is also one of the leading experts on Vietnamese human trafficking and modern slavery, and has 20 years of experience in international development in areas such as gender equality, economic empowerment, and ethical supply chains. Through Raise Partners, Mimi co-organizes the annual Vietnam ESG Investor Conference, the country’s first conference dedicated to convening like-minded investors, businesses, policymakers, and experts to identify opportunities for investment. Mimi has undergraduate degrees in English Literature and French from the University of Michigan, and a MPA in International Policy from New York University. Mimi is a native of Flint, Michigan, USA and has been based in Vietnam since 2006.

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