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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE ROLE OF HUMAN CAPITAL IN EGYPT’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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Cairo to welcome international HR leaders from AXA Insurance, General Motors, DHL, GE Energy, Air France KLM and Schneider Electric

Cairo, 19 Jan 2016 – A new conference to discuss the role of human resources in the economic development of Egypt will take place in Cairo from 15-16 March at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel.

Speakers include HR leaders from leading national, regional and international employers such as AXA Insurance, General Motors, DHL, GE Energy, Samcrete, Emaar Hospitality and Vodafone. The conference will explore how human resource strategy is a key enabler to creating value and improving business performance.

Rania Salah, Head of Talent & People Capabilities at Vodafone Egypt, will be a speaker at the conference, commented: “In the dynamic, challenging business environment we have nowadays, acquiring and developing the best calibre becomes a must for business success. Setting people strategy is as important as setting the business strategy.”

The event is organised by Informa, the world’s largest conference provider, in association with SHRM, the US headquartered global HR association that represents 275,000 members in 160 countries. Brad Boyson, Executive Director MENA at SHRM said: “SHRM is the largest HR membership association in the world, and we very excited to bring direct-from-SHRM content to an HR conference in Cairo, for the first time.”

A key theme of the conference is talent retention and how Egypt can resist the ‘brain-drain’ to stop losing talent to overseas companies. Speaking with personal experience, as an Egyptian who left to develop her career in France, Hanan Darwish, is now HR SVP at Schneider Electric. She commented: “In a vulnerable market like Egypt is today, the situation is chaotic and we are in danger of losing key talent. All organisations should be considering how they can adopt the latest thinking on HR to hold the helm when the sea is high. A key issue in the country is how to build and retain our talent pool to build the future of Egypt. To do this, there are essential HR strategies that Egyptian companies must learn and put into practice.”

The conference will feature innovative and cutting edge presentations that explore the latest international ideas for motivating employees. Flying in from Amsterdam, Guido Helmerhorst, Innovation Technology and Learning Lead at Air France KLM will present on the strategies the airline is using globally to engage employees through gamification and virtual reality. “When retaining and engaging talent are your core HR challenges you simply cannot ignore the number of people playing video games or games on their mobile phones, and how motivated they are when they are playing them. This is particularly relevant to the millennial generation. We all know that in Egypt this is a huge talent pool.’”

The conference has been developed by Informa in conjunction with leading Egyptian HR services organisation Jobmaster, whose CEO Hisham El Badawy said: “Jobmaster is proud to be the strategic partner of Egypt’s first top international HR conference and exhibition. It will be a valuable event for all professionals & service providers involved in HR, people and organisational development.”

About HR Leaders Egypt

Egyptian companies and government agencies are increasingly embracing international best practices for strategic workforce planning, engagement and talent management. HR Leaders focuses on Egypt’s specific opportunities to gain competitive advantage through effective HR strategy. It will also explore the unique challenges of implementing HR strategies effectively in the country.

The keys themes of the conference will be the role of human capital strategies in driving business value and engaging and retaining top Egyptian talent.

For further information about visit www.hrleadersegypt.com

About Informa

Informa, formerly known in the region as IIR Middle East, has over two decades of regional experience in organising and managing all types of business events including top quality conferences or training courses. Based in the UAE with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Informa is an international company with some 100 offices around the world employing over 6,000 people in global events, academic publishing and business intelligence.

For further information about Informa visit www.informa-mea.com

About JOBMASTER Human Capital Solution

Since its establishment in 1995 by a group of young entrepreneurs, JOBMASTER accelerated growth into becoming one of the leading Human Capital Solutions providers in the MENA region and maintaining that leadership position, by gaining rapid acclaim from our enhanced knowledge and accumulated practical experience in the Human Resources field, in the addition to our diversified portfolio that covers a wide range of HR services from HR Consultancy Projects, Compensation & Benefits, HR Learning & Development, Recruitment Solutions as well as People’s Assessment.

For further information about JOBMASTER visit www.jobmastergroup.com

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Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021 – where balance, resilience and authenticity break the Mental Health Stigma

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Written by: Cinzia Nitti

Globally, 2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus pandemic caused a massive business disruption; transformation has been key in supporting employees and catalyzing workplace changes. There was a rush to adapt and reinvent Business Models. Organizations had to rethink and reconsider how they deliver services and strengthen their Organizations through a forward-thinking Digital strategy. To be more agile and responsive in such uncertain times, we need to respond to challenges and adapt quickly to new scenarios by moving from rigid hierarchies to leaner and more flexible structures.

But what about Mental Health at Work, and why is it essential?

What’s the Office of the Future?

Within the Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021, HR Leaders tried to normalize the conversation about Mental Health by putting the topic first, enabling self-care and professional support, raising awareness, and building knowledge around its related issues. Nowadays, personal and work life are more intertwined than ever, so it becomes vital to create balance: the more employees feel free to talk about Mental Health, the more they can prevent struggle and breakout at the Workplace. HR leaders play a crucial role in making an IMPACT by pushing new solutions, promoting work-life balance, redesign workloads, and supporting their Teams.

In this general frame, Irada Aghamaliyeva (MENA Diversity, Inclusiveness & Wellbeing Leader at EY) affirmed: “Workplaces that are inclusive foster enhanced employee wellbeing; employees with high levels of wellbeing are more inclusive”. How can Organizations increase employees’ resilience and embed sustainable Leadership behaviors in the post-covid reality?

Dr. Irada Aghamaliyeva introduced the Mindfulness practice in the Workplace and highlighted its benefits on a large scale: improved wellbeing and resilience on a physical level; positive emotions, self-regulation, empathy and awareness of social dynamics; learning and innovation thanks to the implementation of flexible thinking, intuition and problem-solving processes. So breaking the stigma is possible, starting from personal wellbeing to sustain positive energy and fuel resilience.

About the Power of Empathetic and Authentic Leadership, Dr. Rima Ghose Chowdhury (EVP & Chief Human Resources Officers at Datamatics Global Services) stresses the importance of Leadership roles today. The virtual environment employees are working in, makes them more vulnerable due to a lack of balance between emotional and authenticity traits. Authenticity is the primary factor in effective leadership, regardless of the leadership style. Putting employees first as a strategic priority and hearing their voices to guide strategy; embracing agility to work more effectively in tumultuous time; including a multigenerational work-force: these are the key concepts within Dr. Rima’s motto “Empowering is to enable”. Through motivation and filling emotional support needs, the Empowering Teams Process leads to employees’ safety, esteem, and self-actualization. 

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. To know more about the FOW Future of Work Insights platform around the world, click here: https://fowinsights.com/

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The Wellbeing @ Work virtual Summit Middle East returns for its 5th annual event on 22-24 February 2021

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The summit provides an innovative and experiential virtual learning opportunity for our audience of CEOs, benefit and reward business leaders and senior HR professionals. The information and knowledge gained from attending this event allow the opportunity to make strategic wellbeing and mental health decisions within an organization, supporting our mission to create more flourishing and thriving workplaces. Never before has the mental health and wellbeing of your employees been so important. The Wellbeing @ Work Summit includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and fireside chats alongside unrivaled networking with leaders across the Middle East using our AI-enabled matchmaking platform. This is far more than a webinar! An engaging 3-day event providing you invaluable insight and tools to create thriving workplaces.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • An engaging AI-enabled matchmaking platform to make invaluable connections & host virtual meetings up to 2 weeks before the three-day festival
  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces where employees thrive in the new world
  • Campfire panel discussions informing workplace change & mental health solutions
  • Middle East-based employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bringing best-practice from across the globe
  • Invaluable networking with business leaders from across the Middle East

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. The design and implementation of a holistic wellbeing and mental health programme that delivers healthy outcomes and a more productive organization is paramount right now. 

In addition, the results of the extensive Middle East region-wide survey on wellbeing and mental fitness in organizations across the region made in partnership with Cognomie will be presented during the event.

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s trends and opportunities

Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

www.decodinghrevent.com

The world in 2020 has changed to a ‘new normality’ but what’s that ‘new normality’ everybody talks about? Is it here to stay? How is it affecting us in our daily lives in the different versions of ourselves? As a customer, an entrepreneur, a parent, a friend…a worker…

Our job is a key part of our lives and we are indeed living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organisational, talent and other HR challenges. It has become clear that few organisations are likely to revert to pre-pandemic practices even after a vaccine is found.

Decoding Future HR 2021 is bringing you the ideology of how today’s challenges are becoming tomorrow’s trends and opportunities resulting in HR excellence.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about the trends and best practices shaping future HR
  • Get valuable insights from expert speakers
  • Share ideas and research to help your organisation reach its goals
  • Understand what do employees want in ‘New Normal’
  • Develop new vision for HRBP and Centre of Expertise
  • Identify, integrate and understand stakeholders to create an intentional employee experience
  • Approaches and elements to leadership development.

Some of our confirmed speakers:

  • Tshepo Yvonne Mosadi , Human Resources Director, The HEINEKEN Company
  • Sarah Tabet, Global HR Director/ D&I Leader | Author for “Inclusion Starts with U”, Schneider Electric
  • Wadah Al Turki, Country Talent Manager KSA and Bahrain, IKEA
  • Lesha Chakraborti, Head of HR – EMEA, Travelex
  • Shaban Butt, Director HR & Administration, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sajjad Parmar, Head of Rewards – APAC, eBay
  • Katey Howard, VP, Talent Management AMESA, Pepsico
  • Chen Fong Tuan, HR & General Affairs Director, Samsung Electronics
  • Prerna Ajmera, Senior Director, HR Experiences and Solutions, Microsoft
  • Václav Koranda, Vice President Human Resources / Member of the Board of Directors, T-System
  • Amy MacGregor, VP Employee Experience, Global HR, Manulife
  • Adwait Kashalkar, People Analytics and Programme Management Leader, APAC, Mastercard

Click here to view all speakers: www.decodinghrevent.com/speakers

At Wisdom we remain positive that ‘normality’ will soon return and that we will be able to physically meet together once again as speakers, delegates and sponsors at our beautiful venues around the world. But meanwhile, life continues and we need to keep in touch and learn from each other. This 24-hour virtual event will be of great benefit and value to your businesses and its continued development during these challenging times. While this virtual event comes at a lesser cost, it provides for now a wider reach into an international audience, with flexibility of access to content as well as allowing you to have the same opportunity as at a face-to-face session for one-to-one business meetings. We look forward to welcoming you in January.

Date and time: 19-20 January 2021Where: Virtual engaging platform
  Further information and bookings: www.decodinghrevent.com        Contact:
marketing@wisdom.events   #WSDM_BI
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