Looking ahead: towards
better work and working lives.

Launched in 2019, the CIPD Middle East People Conference is the only HR event designed by experts on the world of work, for experts in the world of work. Join us virtually for 2 days of learning, networking and fun.

2021 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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Prof. Sir Cary Cooper
President, CIPD

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Louisa Clarke
Group Head of People,
Chalhoub Group

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WHY ATTEND

Share ideas and connect with 200+ senior HR leaders

Just because the event is taking place virtually, doesn't mean you can't network! Connect with other delegates, take part in chat rooms on specific topics and join focused video discussion groups with delegates and speakers. 

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Enjoy two days of inspiring, engaging and practical content delivered by global leaders and people practitioners from across the region and beyond. Get answers to your questions through live Q&A, and chat one-on-one with speakers in between sessions!

Learn from 20+ international speakers

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THE CIPD MIDDLE EAST PEOPLE AWARDS

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Launched in 2019, the CIPD Middle East People Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management and development.

Interested in knowing more or applying? Find out more below!

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The 2021 agenda will feature a blend of international experts, regional practitioners and some of the latest CIPD insights from our global team. Stay tuned for the full programme!

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Take part in the CIPD's annual Middle East event, get fresh insights and hear stories from your peers. Enjoy live and on-demand, and revisit a library of relevant content long after the event.

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19-20 May 2021

Virtual event

Charlotte Chedeville
Senior Programme & Project Manager 
CIPD Middle East 

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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

The recent pandemic and resulting economic downturn have fundamentally changed how we live, how we work, and how we balance both - putting people professionals in the front seat. What have we learnt? How do we rebuild better? 

Held around the theme of "Looking ahead: Towards better work and working lives", the 2021 programme explores the lessons learnt in the past year and key themes that have emerged as priorities for organisations in the region:

- Leadership skills and emotional intelligence 
- Well-being and mental health at work 
- Employee voice and company culture in a virtual world
- Leveraging talent, reskilling and L&D

Over two days, attend inspiring keynote addressestown-hall meetings, learn from practical case studies and enjoy group activities.

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THE BLOG

8 reasons to attend #CIPDME 2021
By CIPD

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6 books every HR professional must read 
By ICS Learn

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CIPD People Awards: 
2020 winners 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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Benefit from 10% off to attend the CIPD's Festival of Work; 20% off any CIPD public programme in the Middle East and many other offers from our partners and sponsors.

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Virtual events do have their upsides! Download the presentation slides for each session and access the session recordings on-demand until weeks after the event.

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