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.

2019 SPEAKERS

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD

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Emma Seymour
VP of Worker Welfare, Expo 2020

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Richard Dean
Presenter, Business Breakfast, Dubai Eye 103.8

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Louise Fisher
Chair, CIPD 

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Yetunde Hofmann
Board member, CIPD

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Michaela Alexis
LinkedIn Strategist, Employer Branding Expert

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Marita Harrold
Corporate Wellness Consultant

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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 2019 took place on 10-11 April 2019 at the Grosvenor House (Dubai, UAE).

The 2020 venue will be announced shortly.

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 subject matter 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.

Entries for the 2020 Awards will open on 15 September 2019. 

Keep an eye out for the categories announcement and all the details! 

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

Our 2019 agenda featured a blend of international experts, regional practitioners and some of the latest CIPD insights from our global team. Stay tuned for the 2020 line-up! 

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.

GET INVOLVED

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Be part of the CIPD Middle East Conference & Awards, the only HR conference developed by the body for the people profession in the region. 

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

Dubai, UAE

Charlotte Chedeville
Senior Programme & Project Manager 
CIPD Middle East 

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

www.cipd.ae

GOLD SPONSOR

John Harker 
Former CHRO, Al Futtaim

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Amy Crawford
COO, AVADO Learning

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Ben Bengougam
SVP HR - EMEA, Hilton 

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Raed Sater
GM HR & Administration, BAPCO

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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OFFICIAL DIGITAL LEARNING PARTNER

GOLD SPONSOR

RECRUITMENT PARTNER

Gulf Talent

BRONZE SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

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 HR Now and in the Future: Leading The Change, the 2019 programme addressed topics such as diversity & inclusion; the HR business partnership; organisation design & business effectiveness; the future of learning; employee experience and more.

Every year, attend focused 90-minute workshops, take part in interactive panel discussions, townhall meetings, learn from practical case studies and enjoy networking activities.

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SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Dr. Ghalib Al Hosni
Chief HR Officer, Omantel

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CONTENT PARTNER

 

THE BLOG

5 key trends for data and jobs in 2019
By AVADO

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6 HR books to expand your knowledge
By ICS Learn

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CIPD People Awards: 
2019 finalists announced
By CIPD

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How to start mental 
health conversations
By People Management

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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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