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

The second edition will bring together 160+ senior HR professionals and business leaders to discuss the future of the people profession, network and share good practices. 


Update: In light of the recent developments due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and keeping the health, well-being and safety of our community front of mind, we have made the regrettable decision to postpone the CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards. The conference will now take place on 24 - 25 March 2021, at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai. For further information, please contact us at events@cipd.ae.


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 Leading the way - From intent to impact, the sessions will discuss: 

  • Technology and the future of work 

  • Well-being and mental health at work 

  • Diversity, inclusion and flexibility 

  • Professionalism, voice and change management  

  • Learning and talent management 

To see the full list of speakers, pre-conference workshops and programme, please visit www.cipdconference.com

We're also proud to announce the winners of the CIPD Middle East People Awards at a virtual ceremony on 23 September 2020

For more information on award nominations and group bookings, please email events@cipd.ae

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