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The HR Summit and Expo is the Middle East's largest show dedicated to HR professionals in the region.

Running for more than 10 years, the show has grown to become the ultimate platform to feature the latest innovation, strategies, insights and international best practices by the most influential and respected HR leaders and practitioners from around the globe

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  1. 1. THE BUSINESS OF PEOPLE AND THE FUTURE OF WORK 6 GURUS 80 EdUcaTiOnaL SESSiOnS 1 GREaT ExPERiEncE MaRShaLL GOLdSMiTh  Liz WiSEMan  daVE ULRich KaREn daRKE  RaSMUS anKERSEn  MaRK FOSTER 19 – 23 October 2014 Sheikh Maktoum Hall Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre Headline Sponsors Associate PartnersSilver SponsorStrategic Partner
  2. 2. THE INGREDIENTS FOR GaME- chanGinG PEOPLE STRATEGIES WHAT 2014 HAS IN STORE FOR YOU Innovation at the HR Summit continues this year with our best-ever speaker line up. Instead of 1 or 2 gurus, the show in 2014 brings you 6 of best-in-class global thinkers, authors and inspirational speakers. We have remodelled the show programme to give you access to more than 60 concurrent sessions across 4 rooms throughout the 3 days. You can now truly customise your show experience based on the issues that matter to you. We have also introduced a new HR Strategy Series of concurrent sessions with carefully selected speakers and topics that reflect the challenges and aspirations of HR in the Middle East. We have increased the number of masterclasses in our supplementary education programmes, giving you more choice between 10 masterclasses led by an unrivalled faculty of facilitators. The Awards show this year features 2 new award categories, reflecting the on-going change in HR in the region and celebrating new successes at the profession’s most glamorous night. MORE IS DEFINITELY MORE
  3. 3. A FLASHBACK TO THE SHOW IN 2013 For the first time in the Middle East more than 2,700 HR professionals got together under one roof across three days of learning and high-energy networking. Officially inaugurated by HE Saqer Ghubash, the UAE Minister of Labour, the show brought one of the world’s most renowned business thinkers – Tom Peters back to Dubai for what became a very inspirational day. The learning continued in 4 different rooms with more than 80 international and regional speakers and concluded with a celebration of the region’s top HR talent at the awards show with HE Humaid Al Qatami, UAE Minister of Education in attendance. SHOW AT A GLANCE SUnday 19 October ThURSday 23 October Guru Morning Marshall Goldsmith Mega Session Karen darke Guru Morning Liz Wiseman Mega Session Rasmus ankersen Middle East hR Excellence awards and Gala Dinner Guru Morning dave Ulrich Mega Session Mark Foster 5 World-class Masterclasses a. HR Leading Change B. Managing Daily Performance c. Psychometrics and Talent Analytics d. Diversity and Inclusion E. Developing L&D Frameworks The address hotel dubai Mall 5 World-class Masterclasses F. A Global Talent Strategy G. Multipliers – A Leadership Concept h. Employee Engagement and Recognition i. HR Business Partner 2.0 J. HR Matrics and ISO Standards The address hotel dubai Mall TUESday 21 October WEdnESday 22 October MOnday 20 October hR Strategy Series Selected sessions engineered to improve HR’s strategic impact concurrent Sessions 60+ educational sessions across 6 learning tracks covering all issues relevant to HR today networking activities Helping you grow your professional network The Expo Over 60 of the world’s most innovative HR vendors a WORLd OF THOUGHT LEADERSHIP COMES TO dUBai Sheikh Maktoum hall dubai international Exhibition and convention centre
  4. 4. BUILDING GLOBAL LEADERSHIP Guru Morning 20 October 2014 “The best leaders understand that long-term results are created by all of the great people doing the work — not just the one person who has the privilege of being at the top.” Leading in an era where intellectual capital is the dominant source of value has become increasingly complex. Drawing on a multitude of best-selling leadership books, Marshall shows why the skills of today’s global leaders won’t be enough and why tomorrow’s leaders won’t resemble today’s. Goldsmith identifies five new “factors of leadership” and their implications on the world of work today and tomorrow. Marshall offers unprecedented insight into the new challenges of global leadership and what it will take to meet them. Marshall is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behaviour: for themselves, their people and their teams. He is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books, including the bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in eight countries. Marshall was recently recognised as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in the global bi-annual study by The Times and Forbes MARSHALL GOLdSMiTh leadeRSHip tHinkeR in tHe woRld #1
  5. 5. THE ART OF ENGAGING TALENT Guru Morning 21 October 2014 LIz W iSEM an What could your organisation accomplish with access to all the intelligence that sits inside it? In a time of constant change, success depends on seeing the world through rookie eyes. We are often at our best when we are doing something for the first time. But how do you reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible and youthful mind- set? Leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them and inspire employees to stretch themselves and get more from other people are Multipliers. Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”. She writes for a variety of business and leadership journals, including Harvard Business Review. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She is the former VP of HR at Oracle and has worked in various executive roles during her 17 years there. Liz has also started and led Oracle University from a small new-hire training department to a full corporate university with global scope. one of tHe top 10 leadeRSHip tHinkeRS in the world   “At the top of the intelligence hierarchy is not the genius but the genius-maker. “
  6. 6. INTRODUCING THE FUTURE OF HR Guru Morning 22 October 2014 DAvE ULRich For the last 20 years, strategic HR has been in vogue. In the traditional view, strategy is a mirror in which HR sees and aligns its practices to help deliver business results. “HR from the Outside In” is the future in which strategy is not a mirror, but a window through which HR professionals align their work with forces and stakeholders outside their organisations. Welcome to next generation HR. Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He studies how organisations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. Dave is considered one of the most influential people in hr (HR Magazine, 2010). He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in 2007 and was one of the “world’s top five” business coaches by Forbes magazine. He has published over 25 books including best-sellers like “HR from the Outside In”, “The Why of Work”, “HR Transformation” and “The Leadership Code”. He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200 companies. “The ultimate test of HR and leadership is value creation, and building on strengths that strengthen others.” tHe woRld’S moSt influential peRSon in HR
  7. 7. OvERCOMING ADvERSITY AND EMBRACING CHANGE Mega Session 20 October 2014 KAREN daRKE “What is life if it isn’t an adventure? It’s all about finding belief, confidence, motivation and commitment. Then there are no limits.” Can you find opportunity in difficulty? Can adversity elicit things in you that would have lain dormant otherwise? Karen is a living proof of all of that. Karen speaks from the heart, and inspires audiences in businesses around the globe. She shares personal stories focused on overcoming challenges, embracing change and achieving the ‘unachievable’. As a learning and development specialist and with personal experience of working in corporate and public sectors, she is able to connect with a wide range of clients, large audiences and small teams. Karen was a keen runner and mountaineer before becoming paralysed in a rock-climbing accident, and has since pursued alternative ways to access the outdoors – canoeing, sit-skiing and hand- cycling. She has hand-cycled in various corners of the world, including Central Asia and the Himalaya, the Karakoram and the length of the Japanese archipelago. She is currently a full-time athlete with the British Paracycling Team, has won a silver medal in the London 2012 Paralympics, and was world paratriathlon Champion in 2012 and a silver medallist in 2013. woRld paRa- tRiatHlon CHampion and a SilveR medalliSt paRalympiC
  8. 8. CRAFTING GOLD MINES OF TALENT Mega Session 21 October 2014 RASMUSanKERSEn foRmeR footballeR, beSt-Selling autHoR and talent adviSeR Why do the world’s best marathon runners grow up in the same village in Ethiopia? For six intense months, Rasmus travelled the world, trained and lived with the world’s best athletes and their coaches to understand how ‘gold mines’ of talent work. In the business world, your organisation can dramatically improve their ability to identify, grow and motivate talent by understanding the secrets of the ‘gold mines’. Rasmus is a bestselling author, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses around the world. He wrote his first book The DNA of a Winner at the age of 22. A year later he published his second, Leader DNA, based on field studies of 25 high-profile leaders. The book has been the bestselling leadership book in Denmark over the last 10 years. With his third book The Gold Mine Effect, Rasmus took another step into the secrets of high performance, becoming the only expert on the subject who has lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet. The Gold Mine Effect is now published in more than 40 countries. “There is hidden talent everywhere waiting to be uncovered. Weaknesses are opportunities for finding the rare talent that’s been overlooked.”
  9. 9. INSPIRING HIGH PERFORMANCE Mega Session 22 October 2014 MARK FOSTER “Desire is the key to motivation. But determination and commitment to excellence will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Success in business as in sports comes from constant belief in development, playing to win, commitment and motivation. Combining business and sports, Mark draws parallels between the requirements of the high performance, high-pressure world of elite sport, and that of any organisation. Mark speaks about what it takes to become an elite athlete whilst relating the similarities to success within business. He reflects on teamwork, need for support systems, learning from failures and celebrating success. Mark became the fastest swimmer in the UK at the age of 15 and later one of the country’s most successful swimmers. Mark is a 6-time world champion, 10- time european champion and 8-time world record holder, including holding the 50m record in both freestyle and butterfly at the same time. He was nominated by the rest of Team GB to lead the team and carry the Union Jack at the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics in 2008. Mark’s award winning partnership with Clare Balding from the aquatics centre during the Olympics in 2012, made him a household name. Mark also co- hosted the BBC coverage of the World Swimming Championships from Barcelona with Gabby Logan. woRld Swimming CHampion and ReCoRd HoldeR, olympian and tv HoSt
  10. 10. 60+ CONCURRENT SESSIONS ACROSS 6 LEaRninG TRacKS From Local to Global: how hR Enabled the Evolution of aramex international As organisations evolve from operating in a single country to becoming global businesses, they face many challenges and potential pitfalls. Aramex International employed a unique strategy, focusing on talent management issues across the organisation, as it moved from a local player to a global competitor. Ayman, Aramex’s CHRO, talks about their unique workplace culture, the company’s HR evolution, and the resulting competitive advantage it developed. ayman badawi is the Chief Human Resource officer at Aramex that employs approximately 13,000 people in over 353 locations across 60 countries. Confessions of a Former Chief HR Officer HR has historically demanded a seat at the executive table where strategic business decisions are made. Getting the seat and actively playing a strategic role in the success of the business are both challenges in their own right. As a former CHRO, Tim reveals what the role is really about and what it was like to be in the boardroom. Tim will share insights into the business skills a CHRO should have and the challenges HR must face and find flexible solutions for once it reaches the top of the leadership hierarchy. tim Savage is the former Chief hr officer for the Middle East’s largest hospitality brand and a global name in luxury – Jumeirah group. Recruitment & Talent Management Practical sessions discussing new recruitment trends like social recruitment, psychometrics screening and employer branding as well as talent essentials like career mapping and succession. 3 Learning & Organisational development Futuristic sessions on learning methodologies, curriculum development, new learning techniques and development practices. 1 Technology & analytics A track dedicated to bringing you the latest in HR technology and analytics. It features topics including big data, social media, strategic workforce planning and more. 2 hR for Start Ups and SMEs HR for small and medium companies as well as new starts ups. It tackles foundational HR issues such as recruitment, policies, employee handbooks, and more. 4 compensation & Performance Essentials in reward management and the latest in employee benefits, wellness, and performance management. A practical track for comp and ben professionals to learn and network. 5 Professional development A track devoted to developing business acumen skills of HR porfessionals from dealing with difficult situations to public speaking, conflict resolution and personal branding. 6 INTRODUCING THE NEW ‘hR STRaTEGy SERiES’+ ExcLUSiVE SESSIONS DELIvERING STRaTEGic IMPACT
  11. 11. is your company Ready For The 2020 Workforce? The demographic shifts happening in the Arab world are phenomenal. A simple projection to the 2020 workforce highlights two trends that companies cannot overlook: the increasing rate of women entering the workforce, and the increasing numbers of millennials with changing work and life attitudes. Fida will draw on research conducted at the American University of Beirut that uncovers the work family attitudes of various generations of men and women in the Arab region, and will discuss the implications of these changing attitudes on HR. dr Fida Afiouni is an assistant professor of HR management at the Olayan School of Business, american university of beirut Strategic Workforce Planning: The Key to Organisational Success Do you know the DNA of your workforce? Even if you do, how does it sync with your organisation’s core business strategy? Knowing the DNA of your workforce and syncing that info with your business strategy is the key to high performing companies. Strategic Workforce Planning helps organisations understand the talent required to deliver their strategy. Without it, you will be paying a significant cost. Ron talks about how to integrate this proven technique into your business process. Ron thomas is the Chief HR Officer for RgtS group in Saudi Arabia and member of the Human Capital institute’s Expert Advisory Council how Big data is Transforming hR from a ‘Support’ to a ‘core’ function Big Data presents businesses with big opportunities to leverage their employee data to improve operational performance. In this talk, Saurabh Jain, CEO of Spire Technologies shares the stage with Sebi Chacko, Chief HR Officer of Strides Arcolab, one of India’s largest pharmaceutical companies. They present how HR organisations are utilising big data to deliver unprecedented value to the business. They will introduce how big data helped reach 95% accuracy in contextual talent search, and in supply/ demand mapping and how they achieved a nine times increase in efficiency of hiring operations and cost savings. Saurabh Jain, Founder and CEO of Spire technologies and Sebi Chacko, Chief Human Resource Officer of Strides arcolab Mind the Gender Gap: how diversity and inclusion drive Performance Darren presents a case study from a predominately male pharma company which achieved not only awareness but commitment at the senior level of the business. The case explores the attitudes of leaders from different cultural and functional backgrounds, based on interviews conducted in 2012 and subsequently in 2014, and considers how these attitudes have evolved in the intervening time, and what factors have influenced the change. Darren will also introduce action steps and discuss special challenges in a Middle Eastern setting. darren Hanson is a Professor at nuS business School in Singapore a neuroscience approach to Building Organisational Talent agility To be agile is to efficiently change your position, your approach, your attitude and your response to the market with power, speed, balance, coordination and accuracy. Agility is a key behavioural competency that relies on a mind-set that is geared to sense and response. In this session, Oussama will demonstrate how neuroscience can help you become a more agile leader by highlighting some of the concepts of multi- stability, “sense and respond” dimensions of agility, and strategic speed and flexibility to achieve and leverage talent agility. oussama mansour is the CEO of Profiles international me and Managing Director of Qaitas international Elevating your digital Talent Presence with Big data and insights With more than 277 million members and 10 million in MENA, LinkedIn’s mission is to connect talent with opportunity at a massive scale by creating the World’s First Digital Economic Graph. In this highly digital world, it has become crucial for any organisation to move to a more proactive approach of recruiting based on data and insights relevant to the industry and the economy. In this session, Ali Matar will walk you through LinkedIn’s vision of building the World’s First Economic Graph to help all professionals find their next opportunity. ali matar is the Head for Middle East and North Africa at linkedin INTRODUCING THE NEW ‘hR STRaTEGy SERiES’+ ExcLUSiVE SESSIONS DELIvERING STRaTEGic IMPACT
  12. 12. Masterclasses this year are held at the address hotel dubai Mall. They start at 8am with registration and end at 2.30pm with lunch. Pre Event Masterclasses Sunday 19 October 2014 MORE MASTERCLASSES SaME ExcEPTiOnaL VaLUE Leading dynamic change: The hR change agent’s Tool Kit This masterclass will provide you with the pragmatic tools, solutions and expertise to ensure employees are enablers of successful change through participation. Using case studies to illustrate and aid learning, you will learn how to use Kotter’s 8 Step Process to provide a structured approach to planning and leading change. You will use timelines to help define a positive future with carried-forward best practice and desirable behaviour whilst relegating emotional baggage to the past. You will understand the SARA change process with a pro-active insight of how to get others to rationalisation and acceptance. It will enable you to assist others to develop self-sufficiency and confidence to manage future ambiguity and unpredictability. Tim Savage, Former Chief HR Officer at Jumeirah Group, Managing Director, TSolutions Ltd A how Psychometrics and Talent analytics are changing the Game in hR Innovative, contemporary assessments and strength-based approaches as well as predictive analytics are changing the way we attract, motivate and retain our talent. They are simple, scalable, transparent and resource-efficient. Even though companies have been using assessments for many decades, many of these may be outdated and not really achieving the expected outcomes. This engaging masterclass will focus on sharing the latest thinking and practice of using assessments and talent analytics across a wide array of situations, and also share real-life examples of how organisations are moving away from the traditional, one- size-fits-all model, towards a fully customised and flexible approach. Most importantly, it will give you practical solutions and insights for you to implement within your organisation. david Jones, Managing director and Radhika Punshi, consulting director at The Talent Enterprise C Managing daily Performance: a Systematic Process for analysing and Resolving Performance challenges This highly practical masterclass is based on group discovery learning experience that improves a leader’s ability to effectively lead performance conversations, increase engagement, and improve the performance of those they lead. Participants will look at what great companies do to develop their people and how people management drives business results and engagement. You will work in groups to plan how you would address performance challenges and explore the six underlying influences that contribute to performance. You will be introduced to the key concepts of the MDP process for assessing performance challenges and how to apply it. You will discuss 42 tools that impact performance and how to apply these using the MDP process. Lawrence nixon, director of Leadership Practice, BTS B D nationalisation, diversity and inclusion in a Global context a ShRM Masterclass This highly engaging masterclass will introduce a broad range of knowledge, tasks and competencies necessary to effectively implement diversity and inclusion in a global context. Particular emphasis will be made towards nationalisation programs and managing talented expats. Learning outcomes include acquiring a thorough understanding of the underlying theory and best practices associated with effective D&I programmes including proactive social media strategies and public relations initiatives. A globally recognised SHRM certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees upon completion of the masterclass. Robert Garcia, director of Global Business development, ShRM developing and Managing ROi-Based Learning and development Frameworks a ShRM Masterclass This masterclass provides a step-by-step toolkit designed to facilitate the development of a learning and development strategy based upon ROI criteria. Attendees will be exposed to strategies that can be applied to earn senior leadership buy-in as well as assessment techniques for measuring individual or organisational needs. Learning outcomes include: building models in alignment with an HRD strategy; managing stakeholder expectations; experiential-based learning methods and cycles; and instructional design principles and best practices. A globally recognised SHRM certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees upon completion of the masterclass. Bill Robinson, Senior Trainer MEa, ShRM E
  13. 13. Post Event Masterclasses Thursday 23 October 2014 Masterclasses this year are held at the address hotel dubai Mall. They start at 8am with registration and end at 2.30pm with lunch. MORE MASTERCLASSES SaME ExcEPTiOnaL VaLUE F ‘Make’ your People: a Talent Strategy for the complex Business World Led by a former HR director, this hands-on masterclass will present you with tools that will help you align your talent strategy to your business priorities. It will provide you with a greater understanding of what talent management is and the key differences between having a global / regional and local talent strategies. Drawn from over 30 years in HR and leadership roles and an upcoming book, Danny will demonstrate the key elements in having a successful talent strategy and will give you tools and practical examples of how to identify employees with potential to move up into leadership roles. You will learn of different ways to further develop your talent and recognise the importance of retention. danny Kalman, Former Global Talent director at Panasonic, Executive coach and Talent Management consultant G Multipliers: how the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter There are two types of leaders. The ‘Diminishers’ of talent and commitment who drain intelligence, energy and capability from the people around them and always need to be the smartest people in the room. On the other side of the spectrum are ‘Multipliers’ who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. This masterclass experience will build on the core research findings from the Wall Street Journal bestselling book, and provide practical tools and experiments that can be used in the workplace. There are five core practices that distinguish ‘Diminishers’ from ‘Multipliers’, each with its own unique set of tools linked to specific business needs. It will illustrate the resoundingly positive and profitable effect ‘Multiplier’ leaders have on organisations. Hazel Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Biz Group H Boost Employee Engagement with Powerful Recognition Schemes In 2012, SHRM highlighted that organisation with formal recognition programmes experience 51% greater employee retention. A scheme to reward and recognise employees for their contributions and outcomes helps reduce attrition, boost employee morale, and increase business performance. This hands-on masterclass will enable you to understand how motivation works, identify the factors influencing engagement and retention, and find out what the Employee Value Proposition can include. You will then start working on a formal recognition scheme specific to your organisation helping you design a programme that will increase the engagement of your staff. Finally, you will leave with insights into practical elements to take into account to ensure a perfect rollout so that your scheme reaches its full potential. Sandrine Bardot, Managing director, The Bardot Group I hR Business Partner 2.0: a Strategic Skillset for the Future of hR a ShRM Masterclass Making the transition to an HR Business Partner within a shared service business model requires the development and enhancement of very specific strategic skills. HR business partners are required to further refine their relationship skills, communicate for impact, coach leaders, effectively facilitate discussions, and aligning initiatives with the organisation’s strategic direction to drive business results. This masterclass will introduce the HR Business Partner consulting skills model and its tools related to its effective implementation. A globally recognised SHRM certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees upon completion of the masterclass. howard Wallack, Vice President - Global Business development, ShRM championing Global Standards: hR Metrics and iSO hR Standards a ShRM Masterclass For the first time in the GCC, this unique masterclass will introduce the emerging and converging fields of HR Metrics and ISO HR standards. Metrics will be analysed across three levels focusing on compensation, HRD, employee relations and risk management. ISO standard working projects are introduced and the underlying protocols and processes associated with HR standard development will be outlined. Attendees will be among the first in the region to acquire a comprehensive understanding of evidence-based HR analytics. A globally recognised SHRM certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees upon completion of the masterclass. Senior Facilitator from ShRM to be announced Soon J
  14. 14. Tuesday Evening 21 October 2014 a cELEBRaTiOn OF yEaR-LOnG haRd WORK The HR Excellence Awards showcase the best HR talent in the Middle East and honour professionals for their outstanding contributions in creating and delivering high- performing HR in the region. FOR aWaRd SPOnSORShiP OPPORTUniTiES Speak to Ben Jones on +971 4 407 2432 or AWARD CATEGORIES HR professional of the year An individual who has demonstrated the development of effective HR strategies and practices which have significantly benefited their organisation throughout the last 12 months. HR team of the year (new) A new award to recognise the collective effort of HR teams within the business. The team should be able to demonstrate their impact on the HR function as well as the business overall. HR’s Rising Star An emerging talent in the field of HR who shows high potential for future achievement in the profession. Nominees should be less than 35 years of age. employer of the year An organisation that can demonstrate superior people management strategies resulting in a productive, engaged and motivated workforce to become an employer of choice. HR initiative of the year A well planned and executed HR strategy within the last 12 months. This initiative should have demonstrable results which have directly benefited the organisation involved. nationalisation initiative of the year Successful execution of a Nationalisation strategy in the past year. This initiative should have demonstrable results in increasing and retaining the number of Nationals in an organisation. innovation in employee engagement (new) A new award to recognise the importance of employee engagement in today’s businesses. The awarded initiative is one where engagement levels are improved as results of an HR initiative. innovation in Recruitment The awarded organisation will have demonstrated excellence and innovation in the area of recruitment, employer branding and candidate selection. innovation in learning and development The award recognises a successful L&D programme highlighting organisational benefits by directly linking the learning needs of people to the business needs of the organisation. innovation in executive and leadership development Rewarding the implementation and planning of a coaching, training and executive development strategy to promote and develop leaders. dOWnLOad yOUR EnTRy PacK TOday FOR MORE dETaiLS dEadLinE FOR EnTRiES 10 aUGUST 2014 excellence awards ‘14
  15. 15. THE REGION’S LaRGEST SHOWCASE OF THE WORLD’S LaTEST innOVaTiOn in hR SOLUTiOnS HEADLINE SPONSORS AN EXHIBITION LIKE NO OTHER For over a decade, the show has been the key hub for the HR community in the Middle East with growing numbers attending year on year. Last year at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, the show attracted more than 2,700 HR professionals who came to hear about the latest thinking in their field and remain updated with the newest innovation in HR solutions. A milestone in the history of health care within the UAE, National Health Insurance Company – Daman launched operations in May 2006 in Abu Dhabi; becoming the UAE’s first specialised health insurance company. As a health insurance specialist, Daman offers a wide range of health insurance plans with exclusive benefits and services including the unique Health Support services which looks after members with chronic and special health conditions. Through the largest local network of health medical service providers in the UAE and large global network, Daman offers its clients access to the best available healthcare. Profiles International is the world’s leader in selecting and developing high-performance workforce through innovative human resource management solutions. We offer a comprehensive suite of employee assessment solutions that help companies gain a competitive advantage by selecting, hiring, retaining and developing great talent. Our assessments provide organisations with “People Information” to be used for recruitment and selection, coaching & mentoring programs, promotions, succession planning, 360- degree feedback programs, management and leadership development, training, improving sales and customer service, and other employment issues. Spire Technologies is a pioneer in the ‘unstructured’ HR Big data analytics platform. Its Spire TalentSHIP® is a first-of-its-kind context based talent demand-supply mapping engine & search platform, processing unstructured Big data mapped to a business’ own context. The output data therefore becomes ‘contextual’ to their users in these organisations. Spire offers innovative solutions for talent management needs like: • context-based talent acquisition • workforce management & career planning • organisation re-alignment & M&A related talent mapping • succession planning & attrition analysis Putting you at the forefront of hR innovation CEB is the leading member-based advisory company, equipping senior leaders and their teams with the insight and actionable solutions to transform business operations. SHL Talent Measurement™ Solutions from CEB, part of its Integrated Talent Management™ Services, help organisations assess, select, and develop the right people for the right roles using science-based assessments, benchmark data, technologies, and consultancy services. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 259 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across the globe. STRATEGIC PARTNER is the leading online recruitment portal in the Middle East, covering all sectors and job categories. It is used by over 4.5 million professionals to find career opportunities and is the primary online recruitment channel for 5,000 corporations across 9 countries. Headquartered in Dubai, covers the markets of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. For further information on GulfTalent. com’s recruitment solutions, or to download complimentary copies of its ground-breaking HR research reports, visit
  16. 16. SILvER SPONSOR BTS is a world leading strategy implementation consulting firm. The company accelerates execution by ensuring the workforce is aligned to the strategy, has the right mindset, and has mastered the capabilities needed to deliver business results. BTS leverages customised business simulations and experiential learning initiatives to develop the leadership, business acumen, business innovation and sales skills necessary for superior strategy execution. Partnering with today’s leading corporations, BTS consultants bring passion and deep industry insight to deliver high-impact solutions that help clients achieve better results, faster. ASSOCIATE PARTNERS Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organisation devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. SHRM’s motto is, leading people, leading organisations. Professional development programs offered by SHRM are created using proven global standards of best practice with an applied focus. Today, theory is not enough, the application is crucial. One of SHRM’s four strategic pillars is to be a global organisation. SHRM’s global growth increased by 32% in 2011 and over 8,500 members currently reside outside of the US. customised training solutions is the in-company division of Informa Middle East, the leading provider of corporate education and training programmes across the region. Our association with key partners and awarding bodies provides you with progressive best-practice, recognised certification and thought leadership to develop all facets of your business, strategy, management and staff performance. Providing you with: • Customised Training: adapted to suit your business environment and objectives • Blended Solutions: training preceded by a focused onsite needs-analysis and stakeholder interviewing • 1-on-1 Coaching: focused and impactful interventions for senior managers • Consultancy: analysis of an existing business challenge and the development of a strategy for improved performance. For more details: ENTRANCE KEYNOTE THEATRE SEMINAR ROOM 1 SEMINAR ROOM 2 SEMINAR ROOM 3 SOLD AvAILABLE affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. SHRM’s mottoER SPONSOR BTS is a world leading affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary ThinKinG OF PaRTnERinG ThiS yEaR? REqUEST a SPOnSORShiP/ ExhiBiTiOn BROchURE Speak to Ben Jones on +971 4 407 2432 or
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  19. 19. THE BEST dEciSiOn YOU WILL MAKE ThiS yEaR DELEGATE PRICE Before 15 June 2014 Before 24 Aug 2014 Before 23 Sep 2014 FInal Price AAA (Access All Areas Pass) Access to 6 Guru Sessions, 60+ Concurrent Sessions, 2 Masterclasses and Awards Dinner $4,999 $5,099 $5,199 $5,299 Summit Pass Access to 6 Guru Sessions, 60+ Concurrent Sessions and Awards Dinner $4,199 $4,299 $4,399 $4,499 Each Full Day Masterclass $1,299 $1,299 $1,299 $1,299 Awards Gala Dinner $199 $249 $299 $349 For group discounts • For hospitality packages SUnday 19 October MOnday 20 October TUESday 21 October WEdnESday 22 October ThURSday 23 October The address hotel dubai Mall Sheikh Maktoum hall dubai international Exhibition and convention centre The address hotel dubai Mall Masterclasses Marshall Goldsmith Karen darke Liz Wiseman Rasmus ankersen dave Ulrich Mark Foster Masterclasses hR Strategy Series / concurrent Sessions / The Expo hR Excellence awards & Gala dinner REGiSTER TOday Go to Call +971 4 335 2437 Email #hRSE14