Plenary Sessions

As approved by the Scientific Program Committee, we are pleased to announce the confirmed plenary speakers for the 10th Asian Regional Congress of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA). Please see the posters and tables below for the respective speakers and schedules.

Plenary Session Schedules

Plenary Session 1
24 February 2020
Future Work Patterns due to New Technology, Changing Demographics and Climate Change
Chair: Maragtas S.V. Amante
UP SOLAIR
TimeTitleSpeaker
10:30AM-10:45AMLabour relations and the future of work:
Shadow of the law or shadow of the market?
Susan Hayter
ILO Geneva
10:45AM-11:00AMThe impact of technology on
changing patterns of work in Asia
Paul Vandenberg
ADB Manila
11:00AM-11:15AMProlonged working lives, older
workers and dismissals: A study of the
dynamics between employment
protection, non-discrimination and collective bargaining
Mia Rönnmar
ILERA President-Elect
11:15AM-11:30AMDiscussantMark Sebastian Anner
Pennsylvania State University
11:30AM-11:45AMOpen forum facilitated by
the Chair of the Session
Plenary Session 2
24 February 2020
Voice and representation in the context of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy
Chair: Dong-One Kim
Korea University Business School
TimeTitleSpeaker
1:00PM-1:15PMLabor control and worker voice in global
supply chains: Bangladesh in comparative perspective
Mark Sebastian Anner
Pennsylvania State University
1:15PM-1:30PMVoice of precarious workers for safe and fair
work in the digital economy
Aelim Yun
Seoul National University
1:30PM-1:45PMRepresentation models and forms of
collective action of workers in the gig economy
Melisa Serrano
UP SOLAIR
1:45PM-2:00PMDiscussantSusan Hayter
ILO Geneva
2:00PM-2:15PMOpen forum facilitated by
the Chair of the Session
Plenary Session 3
25 February 2020
Responding to Emerging Challenges: National and Regional Experience in Labor and Employment Policy and Skills Development
Chair: Greg Bamber
Monash University
TimeTitleSpeaker
9:00AM-9:15AMReconfiguring Factory Asia: The changing
division of labor and the changing labor and employment landscape in Asia-Pacific
Rene Ofreneo
UP SOLAIR
9:15AM-9:30AMDigital transformation and the future of employment relations: challenges and strategiesChang Won Lee
Korea Labour Institute
9:30AM-9:45AMThe New Changes of Job Market in China: Challenges, Responses and PoliciesXiangquan Zeng and Wei Huang
Renmin University of China
9:45AM-10:00AMDiscussantRajendra Kumar Acharya
UNI Asia Pacific Regional Organization
10:00AM-10:15AMOpen forum facilitated by
the Chair of the Session