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HUMAN
CAPITAL
FORUM
MENA

HR driving business sustainability

May 2-3, 2018

The Oberoi Hotel | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

HUMAN CAPITAL FORUM MENA 2018

Every year, Naseba Human Capital Forum MENA brings together 150 privately-invited Chief HR Officers, CEOs and senior talent practitioners to benchmark their practices, learn from one another and build relationships.

This year’s conversation touches on issues we have found to be priorities for organisations in the region, such as:

  • Employee happiness and wellbeing
  • CEO-HR communication
  • HR technology
  • ROI on learning and development
  • Keeping highly diverse teams engaged
  • Managing constant workforce changes
  • Leaving the comfort zone to increase innovation

FORUM FORMAT

INTERACTIVE TALK SHOWS

Listen and discuss best strategies and growth drivers in HR with the region’s most successful and renowned business leaders, during engaging talks combined with audience voting and Q&A sessions.

BRAINSTORM SESSIONS

Choose the HR zone of your interest to learn about the main challenges in HT technology, learning and development, employee engagement and innovation, and brainstorm together with other HR and business professionals to find and share best practices and solutions.

16+ HOURS OF BUSINESS-FOCUSED NETWORKING

Get to meet prominent, like-minded delegates in a focused, five-star environment. Connect through HR tribes, open business meetings and speed networking sessions to share ideas, explore business opportunities and build profitable professional relationships.

GURU MORNINGS

Listen to some of the world’s leading experts on leadership and human capital as they reveal critical success factors in the HR function.

Past gurus include:

  • Marshall Goldsmith
    World’s no.1 Executive Coach
  • Kate Sweetman  
    Author of Reinvention, Global Management Consultant
  • Alexander Kjerulf  
    Happiness Coach
FUN AND UNCONVENTIONAL PRACTICES

Embrace your experience by actively participating in interactive musical performances, professional cooking presentations, a yoga session  or a line dance class.

MENA HR EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Earn recognition for your outstanding achievements in creating inclusive workplaces and empowering human capital to drive successful businesses.

MEET WITH THE INDUSTRY'S WHO'S WHO

BREAKDOWN BY INDUSTRY

BREAKDOWN BY JOB TITLE

  • Consumer products
  • Professional services
  • Industrial products & trading services
  • Finance
  • Public sector organisations
  • Healthcare, pharma & biotech
  • Diversified industries
  • Energy & utilities
HR Manager 21%
Director, VP, Head of HR & CHRO 45%
CEO, GM, MD & Regional Head 18%
Founder, Co-Founder & Managing Partner 6%
Others 10%
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WHO'S SPEAKING?

SUPPORTERS INCLUDE

PLATINUM SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

CONTENT PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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AWARDS

AWARD CATEGORIES

PAST WINNERS

AWARD GUIDELINES

AWARD CATEGORIES

HR TEAM OF THE YEAR – NOMINATE NOW

The HR Team of the Year category recognises an HR team that truly functioned as a business enabler within their organisation. Judges will look at the team’s strategy, planning and implementation, relationships with other functions, results achieved and how they were measured.

EXCELLENCE IN TALENT MANAGEMENT – NOMINATE NOW

The Excellence in Talent Management award recognises an organisation for its excellence in talent management. Criteria for evaluation include effective employee onboarding, ongoing training and development, coaching and mentoring, assessing and developing leadership capabilities, monitoring performance and designing effective compensation and recognition systems.

EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION – NOMINATE NOW

The Excellence in Innovation category recognises an organisation for its outstanding achievements in innovation that contribute to business growth and sustainability, and serve as a leading example and inspiration for other companies in the region.

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR – NOMINATE NOW

The Employer of the Year category recognises an organisation for its commitment to supporting employees at all levels through talent retention, employee engagement, employer branding and targeting learning and development programs.

BEST NATIONALISATION INITIATIVE – NOMINATE NOW

This category rewards an organisation for successfully increasing and retaining the number of nationals through effective implementation of a nationalisation initiative. All organisations except government agencies are eligible for this category.

HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR – NOMINATE NOW

This category recognises an HR leader for his/her exceptional performance in the last 12 months. Criteria for evaluation include aligning the HR function with the organisation’s strategic direction, promoting a people-centric culture, implementation of innovative programs, engagement of employees in CSR activities and a focus on the overall well being of staff.

CHAMPION OF CHANGE – NOMINATE NOW

The Champion of Change category recognises a C-level non HR executive for his/her contribution to the HR function of his / her organisation. Nominees are required to provide examples of their leadership, strategic thinking and key management decisions.

HR YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR – NOMINATE NOW

This category recognises a young leader for his or her contribution to HR and outstanding achievements in business or impactful initiatives over the past 12 months.

AWARD WINNERS

Best Nationalisation initiative

Nahdi

Champion of change

Ahmad Hanandeh

CEO
Zain Jordan

Employer of the year – Private sector

Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK)

Employer of the year – Public sector

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain

Excellence in employee engagement

Etisalat

Excellence in talent management

Banque Saudi Fransi

Excellence in talent management

Abu Dhabi Islamik Bank (ADIB)

HR Professional of the Year – Private sector

Suraj Padmanabhan

Thumbay Group

HR Professional of the Year – Public sector

Adil Abbood

Royal Saudi Airforce

HR Team of the Year

National Bank of Fujairah

WHAT'S NEXT?

In its support of youth empowerment and young leaders’ development, Naseba has collaborated with AIESEC to co-host Youth Speak Forum and World’s Largest Lesson on May 5th and 6th, 2018 in Dubai, UAE.

Scheduled as extensions of Naseba Human Capital Forum MENA, these platforms provide a cross-cultural experience for youth to gain personal development and leave an impact on the world.

These platforms will help develop a network of multicultural exchanges in the form of professional internships and volunteering experiences that are supporting one of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Youth Speak Forum (YSF)

May 5, 2018

Youth Speak Forum brings over 200 students, young/senior leaders – including Emiratis and expats – within the age group of 18 to 30 years.

It aims to create a platform for bringing different perspectives and in-depth discussions on the role of youth in helping enable the one or more of the 17 UN SDGs.

World’s Largest Lesson (WLL)

May 6, 2018

World’s Largest Lesson is mobilizing key YSF delegates to deliver awareness sessions on one or more of the 17 UN SDGs.

WLL is a first of its kind initiative, covering the 7 emirates of the UAE, reaching over 10 schools and creating a positive impact on an impressive number of more than 2,000 students – all in just one day!

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