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MICEBTN - March-April 2019 • Page 21 AAA in move to boost equality THE AUSTRALIAN Airports As- sociation (AAA) has launched a new Women in Airports Network (WIAN). Caroline Wilkie, chief executive, AAA, said the network would cre- ate a community to support the advancement of women across all aspects of airport operations. “Airports operate in a truly global industry and a diverse workforce is absolutely crucial to support our growth and success,” said Wilkie. “With global passenger traffic expected to double in the next 15 years, there will be many great ca- reer development opportunities for airport staff in the future. “We are absolutely committed to ensuring gender diversity is a clear focus as we prepare for this next phase of growth in the industry.” The WIAN will provide a forum to discuss career development and leadership pathways for women working in airports across Australia and New Zealand. It will support the participa- tion and advancement of women working in both operational and leadership roles. AAA members will be invited to start the dialogue through a dedicated LinkedIn group ahead of a Women in Airports Forum to be held in November 2019. The forum will precede the AAA national conference and will seek to identify key initiatives for the WIAN to pursue on behalf of its members. People Matters holds its first TechHR meet PEOPLE Matters 2019 has attracted 1,200+ attendees, 70+ speakers, 120+ partners and 25+ investors to its inaugural edition. People Matters is a digital media organisation with a vision to help find talent for organisations. “By 2030, 75 million to 375 million workers, or 3 to 14 per cent of the global work- force, will need to switch occu- pational cat- egories,” said Ester Martinez, ceo and editor in chief People Matters. “We are living at a pivotal time of business and workforce trans- formation. The question today for business leaders is not about the ‘why’ or the ‘what’ but really about the ‘how’.” At TechHR Singapore, industry leaders discussed the role of tech- nology in human resources, as well as how prepared the workforce is. “Today you have someone at entry level who is booking my time and asking for career advice – someone who has been in the organisation for nine months. They are looking for an organisation that lets them seek guidance and that’s going to deliver a value proposition that will keep them interested, or they will leave,” said Duncan Hewett, svp and general manager Asia Pacific and Japan for VMware. Puneet Swani, Partner and career business leader - International Region for Mercer said: “The future workforce will be composed of various employment models. Only two in five employees believe their company has a compelling and dif- ferentiated value proposition and so the employment model needs to change significantly.” Beside a wide range of contem- porary topics, TechHR was de- signed to present an experience centred on networking and dele- gate learning. Craig Baker, founder of Australian startup Skop.es, said it was attract- ed to participate in TechHR Singa- pore because due to the attendee numbers, it was a good place to connect to the Asian marketplace. He said exhibiting had been mean- ingful because: “We have made some good connections and met with some decent-sized compa- nies.” International conference focused on digital transformation ThE 3rd Global Corrections Digital Technology Conference “Technology in Corrections: Digital Transformation” organ- ised by the European Organisa- tion of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) and the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) takes place in Lisbon, Portugal 02-04 April 2019. The conference brings to- gether practitioners and ser- vice providers from over 40 countries with a wide range of backgrounds focusing on the creation and development through the implementation of digital technology initiatives.