HR & Payroll Leaders Symposium – Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia 2024
Date:  9th May 2024
Time:  9.30am
Venue:  Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel & Convention Centre
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50450
Cost:  Free

The GPA, teaming up with Ebury, is hosting our first Symposium in Kuala Lumper - Malaysia! We've assembled a lineup of outstanding speakers to share key insights for enhancing the effectiveness of Payroll and HR departments. Join us to learn and connect with industry experts and peers. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Our Speakers


I have always found the GPA events to be extremely informative with high quality speakers covering key topics, great networking opportunities and fantastic value for money too!”

A great day and so good to have so many payroll professionals under one roof! As always the speakers gave a very good overview as to what is going on in the real payroll world

The GPA team were very helpful, professional and welcoming. This really made the day most very enjoyable as well as being informative. The setting for the venue was well-chosen for getting there and the meetings were well-organised and structured. There was something for everyone concerned with the complexities and issues in payroll both in the UK and globally, thank you GPA!

Getting to the venue

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel & Convention Centre
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50450

Bus Station
Pudu Sentral
Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan

Subway Station
Bukit Nanas Station - KL Monorail Line 
Dang Wangi Station - Kelana Jaya Line

Train Station
Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station 

Graham Jenkins

Graham was previously the Global Process Owner for Payroll and T&E at IBM, where he was responsible for Payroll/T&E strategy, operations and resourcing during a 30 year career.

Patrycja Strzelecka 

Patrycja has many years of experience in outsourcing business services. She has built one of the biggest accounting companies in Poland, Extor S.A., which TMF acquired in May 2016. 

Joan Haafs

Joan leads TMF Netherlands' Global Business Services, including the Dutch international payroll business. He has over 17 years’ experience in the payroll outsourcing industry.


I had a very enjoyable day and it was great to catch up with delegates from last year. The event was very informative and featured some excellent presentations by your key speakers.

Getting to the venue

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Welcome and Registration.

Coffee and Networking

APAC Payroll Update and Trends 

We will provide an update on the latest trends and developments in APAC's payroll industry. Discover what's new and gain insights into emerging trends that are shaping the future of payroll management. Stay ahead of the curve and ensure your organization is equipped with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape of payroll practices in the APAC region

Presented by Andrew Philp, Executive Director - APAC at Activpayroll

Global Payroll Trends
Join us at the upcoming symposium, where Melanie will lead a discussion on Global Payroll Trends. Explore the transformative impact of AI, Earned Wage Access, Data Security, and technology on payroll practices worldwide. Gain valuable insights into how these developments are reshaping the future of payroll management globally.

Presented by Melanie Pizzey CEO at Global Payroll Association

Melanie Pizzey
Global Payroll Association

Cheryl-Anne Laird
Partner - HR & IR

9.30am - 10.00am

Rethinking Work in the Digital Era

The changing landscape of employment, post pandemic and in the digital era of AI and Chat GPT’s are overturning core assumptions about work, jobs, and employees. A McKinsey study provided a new framework for thinking about the new world of work. There is a need to define the continuing contours of change and understand the new principles for organising the emerging workforce. Organisations no longer bring people to work but work is being taken to people.

How do we understand the notion of full-time jobs, flex work, the nature of occupations, demand and supply of talent. The organizational structures in the future will start to look different as the new jobs defined by technologies will extend across functions with more and more salaried jobs moving to independent jobs.

In this evolving landscape, what are the trends that will shape the future of payroll management. In this keynote, Dr Palan will share his insights on how we can Rethink Work in the digital era and the likely transformational shifts that will affect Payroll Management and Human Resource management.

Presented by Dr Palan, University of Cyberjaya

In Partnership with...

Ebury specialises in global payments, currency risk management and financial solutions for outsourced and internal payroll teams making payments to employees and local authorities around the world. Our services aid the growth and accessibility many international companies struggle to achieve from typical financial providers, by developing our own technology and extensive liquidity partnerships. From international payments and trade finance to our integrated API system, our end-to-end solutions are built with our clients in mind.

The Future of Payroll - A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on the future of payroll and payments beyond 2024. Our experts will tackle emerging trends, tech impacts, and evolving workforce dynamics, offering practical strategies to navigate upcoming challenges and opportunities, including legislative changes. Don't miss out on this straightforward dive into what lies ahead.


Presented by:
Melanie Pizzey, CEO at Global Payroll Association
Nilufer Gul, General Manager - APAC at Global Payroll Association
Manish Mehta, Regional Director of Payroll Operations at Activpayroll
Rachel Jaya Prakash, Director and Market Leader at Aon
Robert O'Boyle, Regional Head of Growth - APAC at Trans Skills


Our Speakers

Melanie Pizzey
Global Payroll Association
Nilufer Gul
General Manager, APAC
Global Payroll Association
Manish Mehta
Regional Director of Payroll Operations 
Andrew Philp
Executive Director - APAC
Rachel Jaya Prakash
Director and Market Leader
Tan Sri Dato Dr R Palan
University of Cyberjaya
Robert O'Boyle
Regional Head of Growth - APAC
Trans Skills