For the 4th year, the much anticipated Annual Emerging Markets HR Summit, took place in London, 11 – 13 November 2015.

The Emerging Markets HR Summit is a highly interactive event that is aimed at global HR leaders from mature, as well as emerging economies. This three-day Emerging Markets HR Summit will focus on the new trends in emerging markets, human resources, unconventional ways of managing a diverse workforce and recent developments in the continually evolving role of a global HR. Delegates should expect to hear about; game-changing HR initiatives and the global economy. Others topics that will be covered include; changing talent and cross-cultural management needs, how to enhance employee experience and global mobility and much more.

The highlight of the three day event has to be the choice of two full-day best-selling International master-classes: Talent EconomicsThe Building Blocks of Emerging Markets Talent Strategy & Building TrustTo engage and motivate Confident and Connected Employees

Held in London for the 4th year running, the summit gathered some of the Global HR heavyweights from Coca-Cola, Essar Group, ING Investment Management, Kimberly-Clark and many more. Join HR Leaders and Professionals from more than 20 countries in South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.


Topics discussed:

  • Innovate, Inspire and Lead: Rising to the Challenge of the New Strategic HR
  • Managing and Engaging Talent in Turkey, Middle East, Africa and Beyond
  • Managing Change to Build Learning Organizations OR Change Management – The Most Wanted Leadership Competence
  • Round Table Discussion: Performance Appraisals DON’T Work
  • Aligning Business Objectives with the Talent Management Agenda: Building Capability and Developing Talent
  • Case Study: Innovative HR Practices and Culture Transformation: An employee driven journey in partnership with HR
  • Fire Learning Session: Forward-Thinking HR – Building Social Media Strategy on high potential/growth markets
  • Customizing Best International HR Practices for fast developing economies and their Reality
  • Brand Strategy and Human Resources – Building the Employer Brand
  • Experts’ Round Table: HR in Context – Going Forward

Emerging Markets HR Summit 2015 – Programme at a Glance

Thursday 12, November 2015 Friday 13, November 2015
Opening Session 1: Innovate, Inspire and Lead: Rising to the Challenge of the New Strategic HR Session 1: Spotlight on Africa and Central Eurasia
Session 2: Managing and Engaging Talent in Turkey, Middle East, Africa and Beyond Session 2: HR & Technology: Characteristics of High-Performing Global HR Teams
Session 3: Managing Change to Build Learning Organizations OR Change Management – The Most Wanted Leadership Competence Session 3:Different Global Mobility: Fastest-growing Area of Opportunity for HR Professionals
Session 4: Best Practice Session: Leading with Diversity Session 4: Brand Strategy and Human Resources – Building the Employer Brand
Session 5: Aligning Business Objectives with the Talent Management Agenda: Building Capability and Developing Talent Session 5: Experts’ Round Table: HR in Context – Going Forward
Session 6: Executive Labour Markets – The Emerging Markets Story
HR Brilliance Awards Ceremony End of Summit

Emerging Markets HR Summit – Pre-Conference Masterclasses, 11 November 2015

Delegates are able to choose from two best-selling, International Masterclasses: Talent Economics and Building Trust.

BOC creates the ultimate learning experience for a smaller group of delegates. Masterclass facilitators are able to concentrate on a single topic and answer any questions on issues delegates may be facing.

Participants are encouraged to take part and share their experiences and techniques; what worked and what did not. Masterclasses also present an excellent opportunity to network with fellow professionals in your industry and learn about new approaches.

Talent Economics

Building Trust

The Building Blocks of Emerging Markets Talent StrategyThis practical and highly interactive master class helps an HR leader build talent foresight; and provides practical tools which are customisable across emerging and developed markets alike.The microscope on talent is in sharp focus, and organisations have more programs and processes to manage talent than ever before. Yet, 93% of CEOs express an overall dissatisfaction with their company’s talent agenda. The truth is that market realities Durban, Dubai, Delhi or Dalian are so fundamentally different, that one-size solutions almost never succeed.

In this master-class, award winning strategy coach Gyan Nagpal presents compelling evidence that the predominantly reactive talent practices and programs in common use today only end up making a risky situation worse. According to ground-breaking research, published in his best-selling new book “Talent Economics: The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent”, true progress towards winning the war for talent begins with clarity on what the workforce of the future will look like, and ends with talent strategy which is deeply anchored within the business.

To Engage & Motivate Confident & Connected EmployeesIn a competitive market being successful is about building powerful relationships and a trustworthy personal and company brand.We can all earn trust but can we all build trust? How do you walk into a room and guarantee that you and your brand will be liked? Imagine the competitive advantage you would have if people very quickly came to like you; your brand and network would grow, your confidence would flourish and even the most audacious targets would be possible.

Trust is a Learned Behaviour. This innovative Learning & Development workshop looks at practical ways to build trust using lessons learnt from hostage negotiations, behavioural psychology and Fortune 500 companies. By building trust correctly from the outset it will set the conditions to allow you, through effective communications, to earn and retain people’s trust.

The bottom line is that in the professional services world, the opportunities goes to the person that is liked and trusted the most.

Attending this Masterclass will help you:
○ Understand how global business strategy is evolving, and how this evolution impacts organisation capability and skills.
○ Study how the fundamental employment contract between employers and the 21st century employee is changing.
○ Map the talent demand and supply trends which impact your industry or geography, and diagnose the talent eco-system surrounding a specific business.
○ Facilitate a strategic conversation with business leaders on competing talent priorities.
○ Build an investment framework which could help you divert precious discretionary dollars towards the highest value outcomes.
○ Using data and economic insight, this master-class helps participants take the first steps towards becoming forward looking Talent Economists.
Workshop Objectives:
○ Enhance personal and corporate brand identity.
○ Commence relationships on a footing to future success.
○ Create lasting relationships of permanent influence.
○ Increase effectiveness through engagement rather than authority.
○ Avoid inadvertently losing relationships through a break down of trust.
○ How to enhance personal/team confidence and motivation.
Gyan Nagpal Talent EconomicsWorkshop Facilitator – Gyan Nagpal
Gyan Nagpal is an award winning talent strategist and commentator, who is deeply invested in researching ongoing changes to the global talent pool. Over the last decade he has helped some of the largest and most ambitious international organisations build significant business franchises across the Asia Pacific region. As CEO and Principal at PeopleLENS Global Associates, Gyan trains business leaders on talent management, and travels worldwide speaking on leadership and 21st century talent trends. Based in Singapore, he is a Senior Fellow for Human Capital at the Conference Board, visiting faculty at New York University and a member of the NTL Institute.
Building Trust Workshop Graham CoxWorkshop Facilitator – Graham Cox
Graham Cox is part of the Boundaries Edge team. They are a leading Executive Development company with staff from backgrounds in the British Intelligence and Security Services, Business Psychology and Fortune 500 companies. At Boundaries Edge, the whole team work closely together to help individuals and companies communicate, engage and influence at the highest possible levels. Boundaries Edge is an organisation dedicated to achieving extraordinary results through people.

Emerging Markets HR Summit 2015 – Sponsors

 

Having a presence at the Emerging Markets HR Summit positions you and your business as an authority in your industry. Gain respect and credibility by standing out from the pack of attendees by prominently displaying your products and marketing materials. Sponsorship brings conference and event attendees who are eager to find out about your business directly to you, maximising your profile with the right audience.


Past Sponsors of EMHR Summit

HR Summit Sponsors    LinkedIn     Hay Group    Spiral HR


Reasons to Sponsor

Enter New Markets Networking at conferences is one of the most cost effective and time efficient ways of entering new markets. It is a great opportunity to research and network whilst gaining exposure to a new and qualified database.
Position Your Company Brand  Showcasing your company at leading events establishes your company, in the eyes of your prospect or existing client, as a strong market leading brand and creates a strong image of your company’s capabilities.
New Sales Leads By showcasing your services either through branding exposure or taking part in the programme you can meet and influence key management decision makers.
Launch New Products or Services Draw attention to your products and brand by using the HR Summit as a launch pad for new developments or services.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are limited! To discuss specific packages that could suit your individual requirements, please contact:

Email: HR.Summmit@boc-uk.com

Phone: +44 (0) 207 112 4846

Emerging Markets HR Summit 2015 – Media Partners

 
inAfrica24 BOC Emerging Markets HR Summit Media Partner

InAfrica24 is a unique business news portal dedicated to Africa in Poland. Since 2013 we have been actively promoting important conferences, exhibitions and B2B meetings worldwide, considering the high interest in investing in Africa. We are always on top of high-impact trends in business whilst offering opportunities to members of our Business Club to expand their businesses, one of which is the solar energy sector.

 

 

 

 
Work Style EM HR Media Partner

Work Style is owned by GWH Swiss. Work Style is an international publication focusing on the world of work. It provides factual contents that are specific to the ever-changing working world. Its products are multicultural and divulged with a multi-platform strategy. Its offer is characterized by editorial products and meeting opportunities.

 

 

 

 
imgZine Media Partner BOC Global Events

imgZine is a highly standardized mobile communications platform. It puts news and mobile first but lets you create several apps tailored to the specific business needs, on one continuously evolving platform.
 

 

 

 

Past Media Partners

Relocate Magazine    Reconnect Africa    LDIAfica    HRPeople Magazine     HR Pulse    TimeRelocation

Executives of Africa    HR Grapevine    SABPP    HR Review

 

Emerging Markets HR Summit 2015 - Speakers

Jia Gay

Group Human Resources, Director, Middle East, North Africa, Coca-Cola

Jia Gay provides organizational strategy and development to MENA, especially as it accelerates its support in driving organizational capabilities and marketplace execution.
Jia is a seasoned HR executive who brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience, having previously worked as Group HR Director for the North and West Africa Division of The Coca-Cola Company based in Casablanca, Morocco. Jia joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1993 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in Coca-Cola North America, Coca-Cola Africa and the Middle East supporting various businesses and functions. Most recently, Jia was the Group Director, Human Resources, Coca-Cola North America where she was responsible for the Sparkling Category Business Unit, Strategic Marketing, and Research and Development function. Prior to joining the Company, Jia worked with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), The Lucas Group and Federated Department Stores.
Jia has a B.S. degree in retail management from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in business administration from Walden University.

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Jia Gay

Jia Gay

Group Human Resources, Director, Middle East, North Africa, Coca-Cola

Richard Mosley

Global SVP Strategy, Universum

Richard Mosley is widely recognised as one of the leading world authorities on employer brand development and management. This has involved a significant focus on core values, employee engagement and culture change as well as the more externally focused dimensions of external reputation and talent attraction. His first book, ‘The Employer Brand’, has become a global best-seller, and the sequel: ‘Employer Brand Management: Practical Lessons from the World’s Best Employers’ was published last year.

His thinking draws on over 25 years experience in both brand management and HR consulting. Richard has led major employer brand development projects for Bacardi, BP, Coca-Cola, DSM, Ferrero, GSK, HSBC, Lafarge, LEGO, L’Oreal, JTI, Met Life, Nokia-Siemens, PepsiCo, RBS, Santander and Unilever. Richard is a regular key note speaker and chairman at employer brand events around the world, and was recently the first to publish an article on employer branding in the Harvard Business Review - https://hbr.org/2015/05/ceos-need-to-pay-attention-to-employer-branding

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Richard Mosley

Richard Mosley

Global SVP Strategy, Universum

Gugu Khazi

Director Talent Management EMEA of Kimberly-Clark
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Gugu Khazi

Gugu Khazi

Director Talent Management EMEA of Kimberly-Clark

Dr. Sujaya Banerjee

Chief Talent Officer & Sr. VP-HR, Essar Group

Dr. Sujaya Banerjee has been a Human Resources professional for over 22 years and has transformed the HR functions in several leading organizations during her career. She is an OD professional par- excellence having set up world class PMS and Talent Management programs and helped build Learning Organizations through her assignments at ADNOC, Lowe Lintas and Partners, British Gas and the Essar Group. Sujaya has been listed among the Top 40 HR professionals in Asia ,has won the Youth Icon Award for 2009 and the Contribution to the HR Community Award in 2012, besides bringing several international accolades to India- the Learning Elite Award – CLO USA, Learning in Practice Award – CLO USA, Best Project Implementation in Asia- SuccessFactors and Best Business Adoption Award- SuccessFactors.
She has presented White Papers at leading conferences at GE’s John F. Welch Leadership Center (Crotonville), at the CLO Summit-Harvard Business School, ASTD, SkillSoft Perspectives and recently at SuccessConnect Sydney. She is a sought after speaker and thought leader and is a regular contributor to the Human Capital Magazine.
Sujaya is a TEDx speaker and leads the Learning & OD Roundtable- a forum for practitioners which has a worldwide membership of over 1600 Learning & OD professionals. The L&OD Roundtable enables capability building of Learning professionals and helps member organizations become Learning Organizations.

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Dr. Sujaya Banerjee

Dr. Sujaya Banerjee

Chief Talent Officer & Sr. VP-HR, Essar Group

Gabor Varjasi

HR Lead, Central and Eastern Europe, Monstanto
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Gabor Varjasi

Gabor Varjasi

HR Lead, Central and Eastern Europe, Monstanto

Dr Robert Davies

Director, DRD Advisory Ltd. Senior Visiting Fellow, Cass Business School
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Dr Robert Davies

Dr Robert Davies

Director, DRD Advisory Ltd. Senior Visiting Fellow, Cass Business School

Karnig Dukmajian

Attorney at Immigration Law, Laura Devine Solicitors
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Karnig Dukmajian

Karnig Dukmajian

Attorney at Immigration Law, Laura Devine Solicitors

Eric Pietrac

HR and Sustainability VP, Subsea 7

Eric is a senior HR VP with an extensive international experience in developing HR into a global function, facilitating organisation transformation, driving sustainable performance, growing a diverse talent pipe-line, building an inclusive culture and coaching executives in line with the business strategy. He has worked in different industries during down-turn and high growth phases i.e. Oil and Gas, Mining, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Facilities, Financial Services and Professional Services. In addition to holding roles in the UK, France and Argentina, he has travelled and worked globally in particular in the emerging markets.

Eric has an executive degree from the Harvard Business School (AMP) in addition to an MBA and an engineer degree. He is a Board member of 2 international HR MBAs. He also does consulting and gives international conferences on leadership in a VUCA world, employer branding, global talent management, diversity, CSR and emerging markets.

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Eric Pietrac

Eric Pietrac

HR and Sustainability VP, Subsea 7

Akua Owusu-Akonor

Associate Director, Portfolio HR, Leapfrog Investments

Akua leads HR strategy and implementation for LeapFrog Investments value-creation group. LeapFrog Investments is the world’s largest dedicated private equity investor in emerging markets financial services, and its value-creation group is focused on driving value in investee companies.
Akua’s role sees her respond to the people needs of diverse companies at different stages of growth, and move flexibly between strategic plans and operational execution. Before LeapFrog, Akua gained experience across diverse industries including facilities management, I.T. and telecoms. She held various senior roles for Vodafone PLC, including Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Vodafone Ghana and Senior HR Business Partner for Group Commercial and Group Enterprise. Akua successfully led business critical transformational programmes and diversity & Inclusion agenda resulting in Vodafone’s Diversity and Inclusion award. Akua is also a graduate of Vodafone’s Global HR Excellence Programme. Akua holds a Bachelors of Science in Social Policy and Administration with Theology from Surrey University, a Masters in Human Resources Management from Middlesex University and is chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (MCIPD).

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Akua Owusu-Akonor

Akua Owusu-Akonor

Associate Director, Portfolio HR, Leapfrog Investments

Marit Imeland Gjesme

Founder, CultureCatch

Marit Imeland-Gjesme, a Norwegian by origin and with work bases alternating from Oslo, Copenhagen and Zurich, is an experienced leadership trainer and coach. Having trained people from over 100 cultures, she supports companies, teams and executives to improve their cultural agility, cross-cultural cooperation and international success. Educated in psychology and cultures, and with a 25 years long career in both academia and business, she now provides cross-cultural training services, team building and advice across industries and business areas, for global companies or companies aspiring to become more international. A key area is supporting mergers and acquisitions in bridging people and cultural gaps both regarding national and organizational cultures, and optimize preparations, processes and outcomes.

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Marit Imeland Gjesme

Marit Imeland Gjesme

Founder, CultureCatch

Martin Percival

HR Director Europe & Emerging Markets, CooperVision
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Martin Percival

Martin Percival

HR Director Europe & Emerging Markets, CooperVision

Martin Kirke

HR, Organisational Development & Change Professional

Martin has held international HR director roles with Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Serco and BP including vice President resource management for Ericsson based in Stockholm and HR Director Operations Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific for the BP Group. Martin has experience of running a business as a General Manager and has also led major change and transformation programmes.

Martin was the lead in HR at Transport for London for the 2012 Olympics after which he decided to focus on non-executive director and consultancy work. His clients include the Cabinet Office, UK (Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensures the effective running of government) and healthcare charity ‘Action for Change’ where he is also a non-executive director.

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Martin Kirke

Martin Kirke

HR, Organisational Development & Change Professional

Marc Starfield

Vice President IT for HR, Legal, Global Compliance and Corporate Affairs - AstraZeneca
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Marc Starfield

Marc Starfield

Vice President IT for HR, Legal, Global Compliance and Corporate Affairs - AstraZeneca

Deepinder Lamba

Director, Deloitte
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Deepinder Lamba

Deepinder Lamba

Director, Deloitte

Paul C Fama

Senior Leader, Organization and Talent Development - GE Global Growth Organization
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Paul C Fama

Paul C Fama

Senior Leader, Organization and Talent Development - GE Global Growth Organization

Tom Griffin

Creative Director, Coach, Culture Consultant and Storyteller, Extraordinary People

In an eclectic career Tom has been a classical actor, an opera singer, and an entrepreneur and developing, running and then selling his own brand experience marketing agency. He is as much at home on the stages of London’s West End he is in the boardrooms or conference rooms of some of the worlds most respected brands and businesses.

He is a leading thinker in the field of personal and professional development. He is also a sought-after coach and trainer, having worked with brands such as British Airways, O2, Microsoft, Google, Green Flag and Peugeot as well as individuals in politics, the arts, entertainment, finance and the media. As a guest lecturer on marketing at the ‘Cass London Business School’ Tom also shared his experiences with future leaders and creatives.

Out of this diverse stimulus, Tom created a boutique practice called Extraordinary People, that consults on, designs and delivers people and organisational development, helping businesses realise the full extent of the extraordinary potential that exist in the individuals that make it up, and in all of them together as a focused and inspirational whole.

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Tom Griffin

Tom Griffin

Creative Director, Coach, Culture Consultant and Storyteller, Extraordinary People

Jane Ainsworth

Regional HR Manager for ACE Region, CooperVision
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Jane Ainsworth

Jane Ainsworth

Regional HR Manager for ACE Region, CooperVision

Past Events

The BOC team would like to extend warm and sincere thanks to all our highly regarded participants of Emerging Markets HR Summit 2012, 2013 and 2014!

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  • Thank you very much for inviting us to such a valuable and exciting summit and provide us the platform to tell our story.
    EMRE ÇAĞRI PALUT, Compensation Benefits Specialist, Coca-Cola İçecek, Turkey
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    Hany El Sayed, Director of HR, Abu Dhabi National Holding
  • Thank you very much for the opportunity which has helped a lot to change my horizon. I wish to participate the next year for sure
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  • Interesting shearing Experience
    Khalifa Al Hemeiri, Section Head, Ministry of Interior, UAE
  • Excellent engaging presentation, I learned a lot and it helped me understand what I am doing well.
    Evan Perkins, L&D Manager, Gazprom marketing and Trading, UK

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