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Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to Keynote HR Technology Conference & Expo China

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL and BEIJING, CHINA — (Marketwired) — 02/09/16 — ® magazine, the premier publication focused on strategic HR issues, in partnership with China Star Corp., today announced that Elaine Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural , taking place Wednesday, April 13 through Friday, April 15, 2016 at the in Zhuhai, China.

“Elaine Chao is an undisputed thought leader on key labor trends and an expert on factors impacting the global workforce,” said Rebecca McKenna, vice president of Global Events and publisher of Human Resource Executive® magazine. “We can think of no one better suited to speak on the challenges and opportunities facing employers in China and how HR technology can facilitate their growth than Secretary Chao. We are thrilled to welcome her as the featured speaker at the first-ever and look forward to hearing her insights on the modern workforce.”

During her keynote, which will take place the morning of April 14, Chao will discuss the importance of HR technology to organizations based in China, and how it impacts the country–s overall economy and continued business transformation. Considered a champion for global competitiveness, Chao will share best-practice concepts pertaining to the HR technologies, platforms and systems that create aggressive and agile organizations.

“To be more competitive on the global stage, employers across China must identify the trends and leverage the solutions that can change how they manage their people strategies,” said Lianshun Zhang, chairman and president of China Star Corp., co-producer of . “We are eager to hear from Secretary Chao on how HR technology can facilitate this transformation and its larger effect on the economy of China as a whole.”

Throughout her distinguished career, Chao has held leadership positions spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors. She served as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, and was the first Asian-American woman to be appointed to the U.S. Cabinet. Her additional government service includes the roles of director of the Peace Corp, deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission and deputy maritime administrator. She has also served as president and chief executive officer of United Way of America and as vice president of Syndications at BankAmerica Capital Markets Group.

A popular and in-demand speaker on such topics as jobs, the economy and workforce competitiveness, Chao is committed to ensuring all people have the opportunity to build better lives. She serves on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College.

Building off the success of the U.S. HR Technology Conference & Expo®, the inaugural event is expected to attract more than 4,000 HR leaders and professionals from China and the larger APAC region looking for technology solutions to their biggest HR challenges. With sessions covering trends like SaaS, the cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification, Big Data and more, attendees will learn about the latest products and services that can improve their talent strategies. Sponsored by ADP and SAP, will also feature more than 150 companies exhibiting their innovative technologies. Additional information about the inaugural can be found at or .

China Star is one of the largest and oldest HR Outsourcing companies in China, originally founded by the Chinese government in 1986. China Star has branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities. China Star provides services to over 10,000 companies from over 50 countries and has outsourced over 100,000 employees. China Star maintains its headquarters in Beijing, China. Website: .

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