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Katie Van Der Schyff
+27 (83) 781 0588

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18 - 19 Oct 2023


All Day


People first: Driving organisational excellence through HR

Cape Town | Durban | Johannesburg

DURBAN: 18 AND 19 OCTOBER 2023 – Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Durban Umhlanga Ridge

Looking to adapt and flourish in a rapidly evolving role as an HR professional? Curious about the tech tools and innovative solutions that are influencing the HR industry? Join top HR experts to gain insights and prepare for the challenges and intricacies of the future workplace.

The Human Resources Summit is a prestigious event that brings together HR professionals, industry experts and thought leaders to discuss and explore the latest trends, challenges, and strategies in the field of human resources. This summit serves as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration, aiming to drive the future of workplace excellence.

To amplify the depth of networking, knowledge sharing, and intellectual exploration, we are excited to unveil a new format for the upcoming Human Resources Summit. First, delegates will be privy to an insightful presentation by a leading subject matter expert, setting the stage for meaningful discourse to follow.

The session then leads into our facilitated round table discussions, adopting the inclusive and dynamic “World Café” style. This method fosters deeper exploration of topical issues by facilitating dialogue within smaller, more focused groups. Each thought-provoking session will span 30 minutes, shaped within the context of a relaxed café ambience. This laid-back setting is intended to spark open and candid conversations, promoting a sense of comfort and camaraderie among peers. Herein lies a unique opportunity: learning directly from your colleagues in an environment conducive to the free flow of ideas and shared wisdom.



This summit promises to offer something for every professional in the HR realm, catering to a spectrum of interests and focal areas.

Our agenda spans a diverse range of topical discussions:

  • Talent management
  • Wellness / Well-being
  • Organisational Culture
  • Learning and Development
  • People Analytics
  • Performance Management
  • HR Tech
  • Change Management
  • Employee Experience / Engagement
  • Leadership development
  • Recruitment strategies

Each segment of our summit is designed to ignite discussion, inspire fresh thinking, and provide actionable insights that can be implemented in your own HR landscape.

Who Should You Attend?

  • HR Directors
  • HR Business Partners
  • Human Resources Managers
  • HR Executives managing and developing
  • HR Practitioners
  • Talent Managers
  • HR Consultants

Registration Fees:

Registration fees exclude VAT.
Registration fees include refreshments, lunch and a copy of the speaker slides.

18–19 October 2023 • Two-day Conference • R9 500.00 Excl VAT.





Hourly Schedule

18 October 2023

08:50 - 09:00
A Warm Welcome and Introduction
09:00 - 10:00
Building a human-centric organisation: Cultivating a vibrant human centric organisational learning culture
Tembi Topham, Group HR Development: National Head of Talent & HR Development, Spar
10:00 - 11:00
Empowering HR through data analytics: Unlocking smarter people decisions
Kim McCallum, Chief Capability Officer at Vantage Data
11:00 - 11:30
Tea Break
11:30 - 12:30
Driving engaging employee experiences: Personalised, inclusive, and authentic
Christelle Hargroves, Founder and CEO, At Play Interactive Talent
12:30 - 13:30
Revisiting talent management for organisational success in a dynamic job market
Andrew Baatjes, Group Talent | Learning | Inclusion | Wellbeing, Aspen Pharma Group
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:30
Transforming HR through regenerative AI: Revolutionising employee experiences
Elmen Lamprecht, Talent Management Expert
15:30 - 16:30
Reinventing leadership development in an evolving world – Join this highly-interactive PANEL discussion to:
PANEL: Lutfiya Adam, Director: HR & Employability, Mancosa (confirmed) AND Gcina Mabaso, Human Resources Consultant, Lancet Laboratories AND Prof Phinda Madi, Chairman at Mkhandela Capital Group
Close and wrap up

19 October 2023

08:50 - 09:00
Welcome Day Two: New Perspectives and Continued Learning
09:00 - 10:00
Human Resource Managers as Change Agents – Making change happen
Nontuthuko Mgabhi, General Manager Human Resources, Richards Bay Coal Terminal (Proprietary) Limited
10:00 - 11:00
Promoting employee wellbeing: Nurturing mental health for sustainable success
Jacquie Bhana, Business and Human Resources Consulting Specialist, Executive, Leadership and Management Coach
11:00 - 11:30
Tea Break
11:30 - 12:30
Closing the skills gap: Crafting effective learning and development strategies
Shiksha Benimadho, Head of Talent Transformation (Africa), Accenture
12:30 - 13:30
Optimising performance management in the workplace: Strategies for success
Nokuthaba Dlungwana, Human Resources Consultant
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:30
Innovative strategies for attracting top talent: Going beyond the traditional methods
Preesha Vallabh, Head of Human Resources, Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited
Close and wrap up


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