Furthering our commitment to championing better work and working lives in the region, we launched the CIPD Middle East People Conference and Awards in 2019 

The second edition was hosted virtually on 19 - 20 May 2021 and brought together over 200 senior HR professionals and business leaders to discuss the lessons learnt in the past year and key themes that have emerged as priorities for organisations in the region. Watch the session recordings with a Video on Demand Pass! Find out more here >

Middle East People Awards

Virtual ceremony, October 2021 (date TBC)

The CIPD Middle East People Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding achievements in people management and development. 

View Awards website

We were truly impressed by the quality of speakers and the issues discussed as well as the diverse mix of participating companies and their achievements in driving positive change in people management. We are looking forward to next year’s event already!

Chief HR Officer

Commercial Bank of Dubai

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


Centred around the theme of Looking ahead: Towards better work and working lives, catch up on all the sessions and learn about: 

  • Leadership skills and emotional intelligence 

  • Wellbeing and mental health at work 

  • Employee voice and company culture in a virtual world 

  • Leveraging talent, reskilling and L&D  

To get your Video On Demand pass, see the full list of speakers and programme, please visit www.cipdconference.com


CIPD Middle East People Awards

Nominations are now open. Download the award entry kit to view the award categories, questions, timelines and nomination links at cipdawards.com

For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please emailevents@cipd.ae

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