We are very excited to announce the guru line up for the 2014 HR Summit and Expo taking place this October 20 – 22 in Dubai.

The HR Summit and Expo is the region’s largest gathering of HR professionals. More than a decade of thought leadership has made the summit the ideal platform to advance the HR profession in the Middle East and beyond.

Innovation at the HR Summit continues this year with our best-ever speaker line up. Instead of 1 or 2 gurus, the show in 2014 brings you 6 of best-in-class global thinkers, authors and inspirational speakers.

guru-home-goldsmithMarshall Goldsmith – #1 Leadership thinker in the world

Marshall is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behaviour: for themselves, their people and their teams. He is the million-selling author or editor of 31 books, including the bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – a WSJ #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in eight countries. Marshall was recently recognised as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world in the global bi-annual study by The Times and Forbes.

Marshall is speaking on the morning of the 20th of October 2014.


Liz Wiseman – One of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter”. She writes for a variety of business and leadership journals, including Harvard Business Review.

Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She is the former VP of HR at Oracle and has worked in various executive roles during her 17 years there. Liz has also started and led Oracle University from a small new-hire training department to a full corporate university with global scope.

Liz is speaking on the morning of the 21st of October 2014.

guru-home-ulrichDave Ulrich – the world’s most influential person in HR

Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He studies how organisations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. Dave is considered one of the most influential people in HR (HR Magazine, 2010). He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in 2007 and was one of the “world’s top five” business coaches by Forbes magazine. He has published over 25 books including best-sellers like “HR from the Outside In”, “The Why of Work”, “HR Transformation” and “The Leadership Code”. He has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200 companies.

Dave is speaking on the morning of the 22nd of October 2014.


Karen Darke – World para-triathlon champion and a silver medallist paralympic

Karen was a keen runner and mountaineer before becoming paralysed in a rock-climbing accident, and has since pursued alternative ways to access the outdoors – canoeing, sit-skiing and handcycling. She has hand-cycled in various corners of the world, including Central Asia and the Himalaya, the Karakoram and the length of the Japanese archipelago. She is currently a full-time athlete with the British Paracycling Team, has won a silver medal in the London 2012 Paralympics, and was World Paratriathlon Champion in 2012 and a silver medallist in 2013.

Karen is speaking on the afternoon of the 20th of October 2014.


Rasmus Ankersen – Former footballer, best-selling author and talent adviser

Rasmus is a bestselling author, a speaker on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses around the world. He wrote his first book The DNA of a Winner at the age of 22. A year later he published his second, Leader DNA, based on field studies of 25 high-profile leaders. The book has been the bestselling leadership book in Denmark over the last 10 years.

With his third book The Gold Mine Effect, Rasmus took another step into the secrets of high performance, becoming the only expert on the subject who has lived and trained with the best athletes on the planet. The Gold Mine Effect is now published in more than 40 countries.

Rasmus is speaking on the afternoon of the 21st of October 2014.

Mark Foster – World swimming champion and record holder, olympian and tv host

Mark speaks about what it takes to become an elite athlete whilst relating the similarities to success within business. He reflects on teamwork, need for support systems, learning from failures and celebrating success. Mark became the fastest swimmer in the UK at the age of 15 and later one of the country’s most successful swimmers. Mark is a 6-time world champion, 10- time european champion and 8-time world record holder, including holding the 50m record in both freestyle and butterfly at the same time. He was nominated by the rest of Team GB to lead the team and carry the Union Jack at the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Mark is speaking on the afternoon of the 22nd of October 2014.

We didn’t stop here

We have remodelled the show programme to give our delegates access to more than 60 concurrent sessions across 4 rooms throughout the 3 days. Delegates can now truly customise thier show experience based on the issues that matter to them.

We have also introduced a new HR Strategy Series of concurrent sessions with carefully selected speakers and topics that reflect the challenges and aspirations of HR in the Middle East.

We have increased the number of masterclasses in our supplementary education programmes, giving delegates more choice between 10 masterclasses led by an unrivalled faculty of facilitators.

Download the brochure today for more information on what’s taking place and how the event this year is truly the must-attend for the industry in the region.

brochure-img[1]HR Summit and Expo 2014 takes place from 20 – 22 October 2014 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. For more information www.hrsummitexpo.com


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