EMEA HR Summit London 2016: Insights from Event Director Kat Eletskih [INTERVIEW]
Europe, Middle-East and Africa will unite together under the EMEA HR Summit 2016 taking place in London. Putting in mind the political, ecological and economic changes and conflicts that occur within those three major regions, as a reader do you think that through HR professional, employees and business people we can have an impact and create political stability?
The summit will be addressing very hot issues like:
> Managing People in an Age of Disruption
> Driving continuous evolution in EMEA through Integrated Talent
> Management and Leadership Development
> Developing, Engaging, and Retaining the Right People in the right place
> Global Performance Management and innovative ideas implemented by truly global leading brand
> Millennials -The Drivers for HR Technology Revolution
> Helping organisations manage change
> Success in a world of shocks
Kat Eletskih has been managing professional conferences and summits since 2012. She is exclusively sharing lucrative knowledge regarding not only EMEA HR Summit but regarding event management as well. Below is the interview with Mrs Eletskih, conducted by HR Revolution Middle East Magazine;
November 2016 will be the 5th year for launching the Europe, Middle-East and Africa HR Summit. We find this blend very original. What is the idea behind creating this mixture?
Organisations around the world have different expectations of Human Resources. The EMEA HR Summit is an event designed to unravel the mysteries of the International HR Transformation; focusing on best case studies and discussions around potential of HR and its journey to the better future.
In order to put the transformation into perspective and make the most of the opportunity, organisations and hr leaders need to be very good at looking at the future. Missing this opportunity can leave HR leadership teams and their organizations badly exposed when the unexpected happens.
The EMEA HR Summit, organised by BOC, with the support of its distinguished panel of speakers, offers some truly refreshing ideas on how to look at the future and what it may hold, and does so from a different perspective. The Summit objective is to provide a simple framework for our delegates to take away, consider and adapt to their reality.
When researching and planning for the summit, we have opted to look at the future of the HR by combining the new and the old economies of the EMEA Region, due to a systemic connection between these worlds, what affects one will affect the other as we have seen this recently. So focusing on a diverse perspective is a critical part of the Summit.
As an Event Director how do you manage the success of each conference?
Identifying top of the agenda issues for HR, as well as looking ahead and trying to pinpoint the upcoming trends would be the key for success; this is only possible by working very loosely with some of the leading HR professionals ( based in different parts of the world), listening to the industry and inviting the HR Professionals that can bring and share with the audience their valuable expertise and day to day experience.
Another important factor is the exciting format of the events: allowing for an event packed with insights; we do our best to avoid monotone lectures and contextual PowerPoint slides. Having a great speaker line up always helps as well, offering access to the information you can’t read anywhere or obtain singlehandedly.
Allowing for up to 50-60 Participants only, with lots of practical and workshop / discussion based sessions, it is the hands on, interactive, informal and engaging experience, our delegate enjoy so much.
Delegates contribute to the discussions very actively, creating a true learning atmosphere.
Participants join us to experience as well as test some of the exciting ideas discussed at our events, and return to their businesses reenergised and inspired with lots of new ideas and practical knowledge!
What is your constructive criticism regarding other HR conferences that are held whether in UK or in other countries?
There are few common but critical errors that are made when considering the future of the HR function. According to our summit speakers, the first error is to assume popular ‘megatrends’ are absolute certainties. The second is to fail to consider potential disruptive forces. The third is to assume that the future will unfold in a rational manner. Failure to correct these errors is potentially dangerous and may erode an organization’s future capabilities. EMEA HR Summit introduces a range of disruptors and scenarios as well as some truly impressive ideas for organisations that are forward thinking and searching for a fresh perspective.
And one final thought, about being prepared and ready for what future has in store, a quick thought from our much regarded speaker Dr Robert Davies: “Do not assume that the future will unfold in an economically-driven rational manner. It rarely does”
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