Reaffirming our commitment to championing better work and working lives in the region, we are thrilled to launch the CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards.  

Taking place on 10-11 April 2019 at Grosvenor House in Dubai, the two-day event will bring together 120+ senior HR professionals and business leaders to discuss the future of the people profession, network and share good practices.

Ramy Bayyour

For years, our members and partners in the region have asked us bring our world-renowned conferences and awards to the Middle East – we believe the time is now. This event will serve as yet another platform for CIPD members and the wider HR community to come together and collectively support the agenda of empowering the people profession.

Ramy Bayyour

General Manager for the Middle East at CIPD

Held under the theme of “HR Now and in the Future: Leading the Change”, the programme will address topics such as: 

  • Diversity and inclusion at work: How to walk the walk and create workplaces that are inclusive and provide equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, nationality or abilities

  • Organisational development and business effectiveness: Why this is the future of HR

  • Technology and the future of work: Exploring tomorrow’s workplaces and striking a balance between technology and human 

  • Talent management: From identifying talent to developing leadership skills 

  • L&D: The future of learning, between self-learning, continuous development and e-learning 

  • Employee experience, wellbeing and happiness: What practices really work?


Opened by Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, the event will feature practitioners and thought leaders from Mubadala, BAPCO, Tesco, ADNOC, Dubai Holdings and more. 

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Book your seat now! CIPD members will receive an additional 20% discount on tickets.

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