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Virginia Motsepe
+27 (76) 251 1815

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29 - 30 Nov 2023


All Day

Talent Conference 2023 – In-person and Virtual

Establishing the Talent-First Culture in Your Organisation

In today’s dynamic business environment, organisations encounter an unprecedented demand for skilled employees, a scenario prevalent across various industries. This intense need prompts companies to recalibrate their talent management strategies continually. The 2023 Talent Management Conference is a response to this need, providing an avenue for businesses to comprehend the strategic importance of talent acquisition and retention in the rapidly evolving work sphere.

This shift from traditional administrative functions to strategic imperatives offers companies a significant edge in an intensely competitive market. Factors like talent scarcity, evolving work dynamics, diversity and inclusion initiatives, technological integration, and an emphasis on employee experience are all pivotal in redefining organisations’ approach to talent management.

In such a scenario, prioritising data-driven decision-making, learning, and development is crucial for businesses seeking to secure and cultivate the right talent for enduring success. As remote and hybrid work arrangements and virtual onboarding become commonplace, the relevance of HR technology is more pronounced than ever. Organisations investing in superior talent management practices are well-placed to flourish in today’s competitive business milieu.

The 2023 Talent Management Conference is tailored for progressive talent and HR professionals eager to stay abreast of developments in the ever-evolving realm of talent management. The extensive insights, innovative solutions, and strategic dialogues provided will equip participants with the acumen and tools required to refine their talent management endeavours, ensuring organisational adaptability and continual success in the dynamic professional environment.

Benefits of Attending

  • Traverse the modern talent landscape, examining demographic shifts, significant skill gaps, and emerging global trends.
  • Understand AI’s pivotal role in refining HR processes, facilitating enhanced decision-making, and nurturing innovative practices in talent management.
  • Gain the essential tools and insights necessary to boost organisational talent appeal and attract top-tier candidates.
  • Forge a compelling employer brand that resonates with your target demographics and sets your organisation apart in a competitive market.
  • Extract insights and methodologies to implement data-driven enhancements to talent management initiatives, assuring optimised organisational efficacy.
  • Investigate employee-centric approaches, feedback loops, and adaptive strategies for diverse working settings, cultivating a strong sense of community and belonging.
  • Receive actionable insights to refine your organisation’s onboarding experiences and surmount challenges, including customising processes for different locations and leveraging virtual platforms for remote integration.
  • Delve into the New World of Performance Management, deploying cutting-edge strategies for assessing performance.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is a must-attend for talent professionals navigating the ever-shifting landscapes of talent acquisition, management, and retention. The fusion of strategic insights, global perspectives, and ground-breaking practices shared will enable participants to increase organisational growth, enhance employee engagement, and secure sustained competitive advantage in the marketplace. This conference is suitable for individuals and teams involved and concerned with:


  • Talent Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Workforce Planning
  • Learning and Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Human Resources

The content is universally relevant across all private and public industry sectors, providing value to anyone keen to enhance their organisational talent management strategies.

Registration Fees:

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

29,30 NovemberTalent Management ConferenceIn-personR9 000
29,30 NovemberTalent Management ConferenceVirtualR7 500




Hourly Schedule

Day 1: 29 November 2023

07:15 - 08:15
Registration and Morning Refreshments
08:15 - 08:30
Opening Remarks Welcome and Introduction by the Chairperson
Veli Ndaba, ‘The NeuroEngineer’, MD, Sekusile Group
08:30 - 09:10
Navigating the Evolving Talent Landscape
Mark Holtshousen, Executive Coach & Head of Global Talent Solutions, MTN Group
09:10 - 09:50
How Ai is Revolutionising Talent Management and Development
Ritesh Kanjee, Advisory Board member, South African AI Association
09:50 - 10:30
Mastering the Art of Strategic Talent Attraction
Shaun Tooray, Global Head, Talent Attraction, Absa
10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea Break
11:00 - 11:40
Leadership and Culture as a Key Component to Retaining Talent
Belinda Nogueira, Senior Manager, Accenture AND Leonie Nagel, Psychologist, Manager, Accenture
11:40 - 12:40
Panel Discussion: Elevating Employee Experience
PANELLISTS: Magdaleen Roode, Executive: EX, EVP & Culture, BCX AND Keren-Amy Laughton, Employee Experience Specialist, Nandos AND Laura Pycraft, Head of People Solutions, Humanity The Employee Experience Company
12:40 - 13:10
Rethinking Employee Engagement
Bedelia Theunissen, Group Talent & Organisational Effectiveness Executive, AECI
13:10 - 14:10
Networking Lunch
14:10 - 15:10
DEI in Strategic Talent Management
Dominic Gaobepe, Director, DEI Specialist, Cohesion Collective
15:10 - 15:50
Effective Talent Sourcing: Unveiling Proactive Strategies
Brenda Kobola, Executive Head: Talent Acquisition, Standard Bank
15:50 - 16:00
Wrap-up and close of day 1

Day 2: 30 November 2023

08:15 - 08:30
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Veli Ndaba, ‘The NeuroEngineer’, MD, Sekusile Group
08:30 - 09:10
Future-Proofing Your Workforce
Leola Britton, Country Lead: Talent and Development, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa
09:10 - 10:10
Talent Management Think Tank
Prof Nicolene Barkhuizen, Director, Business School, University of the Free State AND Jeff Phiri, Director Talent, DHL Express
10:10 - 10:40
Time to Hire: Optimising Talent Acquisition
Advaita Naidoo, MD Africa, Jack Hammer Global
10:40 - 11:20
Morning Tea Break
11:20 - 12:00
Trends and Innovation in Onboarding
Dumisani Magadlela, PhD, ICF Global Board (Chair), Executive Coach, MD, AfrikaCoaching
12:00 - 12:40
Predictive Analytics in Talent Acquisition
Martin Sutherland, Global Director, Peopletree Group
12:40 - 13:40
Lunch break
13:40 - 14:20
Retention Strategies for Top Talent
Sanjana Joshua, Group Talent Management Head, FirstRand
14:20 - 15:00
Succession Planning and Career Growth
Veli Ndaba, ‘The NeuroEngineer’, MD, Sekusile Group
15:00 - 15:40
The New World of Performance Management
Dr Candice Booysen, Human Capital Director, , Interconnect Systems
15:40 - 16:00
Wrap-up and closure of conference


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