Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2018: Over 350 HR professionals gathered at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers to attend the GOV HR Summit 2018, the regions’ biggest public sector HR knowledge sharing platform carefully curated for Human Capital professionals to connect, reimagine HR, benchmark employee experience, create tools and implement a sustainable, high impact HR model. With the proud announcement of the year 2018 as the Year of Zayed which marks 100 years since the birth of the Founding Father of the UAE, the summit emphasized on His Highness’ belief in human development, investing in people’s welfare and developing knowledge & capabilities.
The summit also highlighted on the 6 Pillars of HR excellence – Personal & Leadership Development, Employee Experience, Business Acumen and HR Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, HR Technology and Youth Empowerment & Entrepreneurship and brought together the world’s most influential business thinkers, local and international solution providers and top HR decision makers from the government, public & private sector organizations, all under one roof for sharing success stories, top HR & technology trends and thought-provoking industry content
The summit kick started with an International keynote session by Ron Kaufman on “From Smart Towns, Cities to Smart government: It now time for Smart Human Resources” The world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service cultures, Ron, will also host a master class on October 25 2018, on “service leadership”
Top notch speakers at the summit included H.E. Essa Al Mulla, Chief of National Workforce Development, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, UAE; H.E. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas, Director – Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, UAE; H.E. Dr. Khaled A. Mahdi, Secretary-General, The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Kuwait; Dr. Kerry Healey, President, Babson College, USA; Fouzi A.Bushait, Vice President – Learning & Development Partnerships, Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), KSA; Nuno Gomes, Head – Career, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Mercer, UAE; Alexis Chiotis, Founder, OnPro, UAE amongst many others shared their powerful insights on people centric topics such as encouraging a culture of employment, innovation & entrepreneurship among GCC youth, how HR efficiency equals to business efficiency, coping with technology advancement and shifts in employee expectations.
“With the advent of Gen Z and with business environments evolving rapidly than ever before, business leaders are thinking more creatively, asking more questions and pushing the boundaries to adapt to new management models & technological innovations. Human Resource professionals are increasingly being viewed as not just innovative thinkers but as disruptors. At the 6th Annual GOV HR Summit, we look forward to bring together the GCC’s most influential and leading HR decision makers from the government, public & private sector organizations.’’ said Mr Ackash Jain, Director, QnA International, organizer of the GOV HR Summit.
Day two will witness the region’s most prestigious award ceremony, The GCC GOV HR Awards 2018 aim to highlight, honor and celebrate path breaking achievements of public sector organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership towards driving organizational and team effectiveness through Human Capital Management, Diversity and Strategic Planning.
About GOV HR Summit
Now in its 6th edition, the GOV HR Summit is recognized as the biggest HR platform for the government and public sector in the MENA region. This year, the GOV HR Summit provides new opportunities for human resource and talent management professionals to come together to share knowledge and network with C level executives from across the GCC, while still walking away with effective solutions to the constant challenges of human capital management (HCM).
Organiser: About QnA International
QnA International creates and delivers business learning and development exchange platforms through B2B conferences, bespoke events and trainings. The company also has an expertise in outsourced sponsorship sales and key account management. www.qnainternational.com