By experts on the world of work,
 for experts in the world of
work

Leveraging over 100 years of expertise and a broad international network, 
the CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards bring together over 160 people professionals to discuss the future of the people profession.

2020 SPEAKERS

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD

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Dr. Daniel Susskind
Oxford University Fellow; TED Speaker; Best-selling author

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Andy Lancaster
Head of Learning, CIPD 

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Yetunde Hofmann
Board member, CIPD

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Louisa Clarke
Group Head of People,
Chalhoub Group

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WHY ATTEND

Network with 160+ senior HR leaders

Meet with the region's leading people practitioners and benefit from 16+ hours of networking to form new connections with industry peers, colleagues and clients.

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EVENT VENUE

The CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards 2020 is taking place at Sofitel the Palm in Dubai, a five-star resort overlooking the Dubai skyline.

Enjoy two days of inspiring, engaging and practical content delivered by global leaders, international experts and people practitioners from across the region.

Learn from 20+ international speakers

Share your experiences and expertise

Engage in meaningful discussions around the evolution of the people profession through world cafés, focus groups and facilitated networking sessions.

Showcase your brand and services 

Be associated with the professional body for the people profession, position your organisation as a thought leader and present your products or services.

THE CIPD MIDDLE EAST PEOPLE AWARDS

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The CIPD Middle East People Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management and development. Judged by an independent panel of HR professionals and CIPD global experts, they provide you with the opportunity to benchmark your practices against international standards, identify areas of improvement and gain recognition for the great work you’re doing.

Good news! Deadline extended to 20 February 2020! 

For more information about the conference, sponsorship enquiries, group bookings and award nominations, please contact:

The 2020 agenda features a blend of international experts, regional practitioners and some of the latest CIPD insights from our global team. Stay tuned for the full programme!

PRE-CONFERENCE 
WORKSHOPS

Join us two days earlier to gain knowledge and insights on specific areas in HR, L&D and people management through half-day pre-conference workshops. 

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REGISTER INTEREST

Choose between the 2-day, 3-day or 4-day conference pass or pre-conference workshops only. Grab your early bird tickets until 6 February 2020! For group bookings and sponsorship inquiries, please click on the 'Register interest' button.  CIPD members and PDP partners benefit from additional discounts.  

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25-26 March 2020

Sofitel the Palm, UAE

Charlotte Chedeville
Senior Programme & Project Manager 
CIPD Middle East 

events@cipd.ae
+971 (0)4 275 6900

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Ghalib Al Hosni
Chief People Officer, Omantel

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Asif Sadiq MBE
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, The Telegraph UK  

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Andrew 
Stotter-Brooks
VP L&D, Etihad Aviation Group

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THE PROGRAMME

As the region prepares to meet the demands of increasingly globalised economies and ambitious national plans, people professionals are tasked with leading complex transformation projects, leading digital adaptation and creating better work cultures. 

Centered around the theme of Leading the way - From intent to impact, the 2020 programme puts forward bold ideas and presents unheard case studies around five key themes: 

- Technology and the future of work 
- Professionalism and change management 
- Employee voice, well-being and mental health at work 
- Diversity, inclusion and flexibility
- Learning and talent management

Over two days, attend focused 90-minute workshops, take part in Oxford-style debates, town-hall meetings, learn from practical case studies and enjoy networking activities.

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THE BLOG

6 reasons to attend #CIPDME 2020
By CIPD

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6 HR books to read 
in 2020
By ICS Learn

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CIPD People Awards: 
2019 finalists announced
By CIPD

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Case study:
ADNOC's award-winning 
L&D programme
By CIPD

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Read some insights from our speakers and partners, and keep up-to-date with industry news on www.cipd.ae.

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US 

"I have never learned so much or been able to network with as many HR professionals from the region in so little time... If you didn't attend this year, I urge you to make it a priority for 2020!" 

Local HR, CISCO 

"We were truly impressed by the quality of speakers and the issues discussed as well as the diverse mix of participating companies and their achievements in driving positive change in people management. We are looking forward to next year’s event already!" 

Chief HR Officer, Commercial Bank of Dubai 

"There was a high quality of attendees who were decision-makers for us, exhibitors, to speak with; the speakers were great and the organisation was top notch." 

Marketing Manager, AVADO

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A LOOK BACK AT THE 2019 EDITION

The Essential 

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2-day conference pass

The Booster

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3-day conference pass

The All-Inclusive

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4-day conference pass

The Sampler

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Pre-conference only pass

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