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Ackash Jain

GOV HR Summit aims to develop national talent

DUBAI, July 9, 2017

Innovating ways to inspire and motivate the workforce and leveraging technology to make informed decisions on managing talent will be on the agenda at the upcoming GOV HR Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The 5th annual Human Resource platform will open its doors to HR leaders from top government, semi government and state owned entities across the GCC, on October 30, under the theme “Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities”.

With an impressive line-up of influential and intellectual international and regional leaders in human resources, the summit will kick off with a powerful keynote presentation by Ray Jefferson, global leadership practitioner, consultant, speaker and former Senate confirmed US Assistant Secretary General for Veteran’s Employment & Training, under former US President Barrack Obama.

“In my opinion, the best government administrations in the world are led by committed, servant-leaders. Great leaders lead by example, innovate and persevere to create an impact, effectively communicate & connect with their “PEOPLE” and believe in the Power of Being “ONE TEAM”,” Jefferson said.

Ackash Jain, director at event organiser QnA Global, said: “Leaders across the region are working to implement a National Agenda with the primary objective of economic diversification to build a sustainable knowledge-based economy with human resources as its backbone. Supporting the vision of the most prudent leaders of the region, the fifth edition of the GOV HR Summit will serve as a high-level, knowledge-sharing platform, bringing together top government leaders and decision makers from across the GCC to share, discuss and showcase their organization’s innovative human capital strategy.”

Summit speaker Lubna Qassim executive vice president, Group Chief General Counsel at Emirates NBD said, “When it comes to empowering women on a professional level in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai has been a bold game changer. When it comes to education and joining the workforce, women continue to excel. However, one challenge that we face is not having an adequate number of women in the C-suite and as members of the board.”

Mahmood Al Hameli, senior vice president, Business Support at Senaat, said: “As a leader within the UAE’s industrial sector, the development of our human capital is of great importance to Senaat and its portfolio companies. Our on-going investment in the training and development of young Emiratis is a vital component of this endeavour, in order to attract and retain the best talent for our group. Senaat is committed to cultivating a workforce armed with the necessary skills to succeed in the ever-changing modern business climate. As such, we are contributing significantly to the long-term vision and economic diversification of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

The summit will feature powerful keynote presentations, panel discussions and round table sessions examining such crucial topics as reinventing Human Capital management; developing compensation strategies to meet the demands of today's competitive workforce; sharing successful implementation of nationalization initiatives and re-calibrating company culture to support business goals.

The two day conference will end with the region’s most prestigious award ceremony, The GCC GOV HR Awards 2017 that recognizes, promotes and rewards excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement of governments, business organizations and individuals who have raised the benchmark of people performance across the region. – TradeArabia News Service

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