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
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.
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.
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
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
- Public sector organisations
- Healthcare, pharma & biotech
- Diversified industries
- Energy & utilities
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.
Best Nationalisation initiative
Champion of change
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
Excellence in talent management
Banque Saudi Fransi
Excellence in talent management
Abu Dhabi Islamik Bank (ADIB)
HR Professional of the Year – Private sector
HR Professional of the Year – Public sector
Royal Saudi Airforce
HR Team of the Year
National Bank of Fujairah
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!