HR Development in the Middle East

Benchmark your people, processes, technology


10-11 APRIL 2018

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Conference Overview

Human Resources Development in the Middle East (HRDME) Conference is the one & only dedicated platform in Kuwait that gathers strategic leaders and HR professionals from government, public and private sector organizations together with International HRD speakers, experts, consultants, and firms to share their latest approaches to driving human capital excellence.

The 2-day conference is a forward-looking approach to the emerging trends in human capital and the latest innovation in HR practices through keynote speeches, discussion panels, and workshops with an extensive focus on:

Innovative Hiring Systems, Compensation & Benefits, Digital HR, Total Rewards, Talent Management & Succession Planning, Performance Management, Coaching for HR Professionals, and HR Analytics.


Through this conference focused on the 3 main elements for a Successful Organizational Transformation – People, Processes, and Technology – you will:

Discover the newest strategies in talent management and HR in an accessible and meaningful way

Get the tips/tools to address issues in all steps of your HR process

Network with prominent practitioners, thought-leaders and authors

Learn the biggest future trends to transform your organization


For a unique learning experience for senior-level and high-potential HR professionals, we are partnering with the world’s largest HR professional society & global companies, and international speakers from top organizations with the best practices.


Ross Sparkman

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning – Facebook.

Keynote:: Building a High Powered Strategic Workforce Planning Function.

Workshop: Sustaining Workforce and Human Capital: Responsibilities and Rewards

Abdulmajeed Al Balushi

Regional Managing Partner Middle East – RBL Group

Keynote: HR in the Digital Age

Maya Lewis

Chief Adulting Officer – Professional Adulting

Keynote: The People Part of Business: The Beginning of the Solution
Workshop: Millennial Workforce

Sandrine Bardot

An award-winning Compensation & Benefits expert
Former Compensation and Benefits leader in Microsoft, Apple, FIAT, and Global Head of Performance and Reward at Majid Al Futtaim

Keynote: : Experimental Rewards

Workshop: Linking Performance and Pay

Al Moscardelli

Founder and CEO -Infinity (X) Group
President of Peak Performers Network Canada

Workshop: X-ceptional HR Leaders®

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Brad Boyson

Executive Director for SHRM MEA

Keynote: HR Digitization

Workshop: HR Business Partner

Graham Moore

1st Certified Master in the Middle East -The Leadership Challenge®
Co-Founder and President – International Direct Selling Educational Institute

Keynote: HR – The People – Focused Change Agents

Shakil Butt

HR and Leadership Consultant- HR Hero for Hire

Keynote: Strategic HR in the Boardroom & Beyond

Kurt Nelson, PhD

President & Founder – Lantern Group

Workshop: Maximize the impact of your Total Rewards by applying Behavioral Science


Silega Expedition®

Business Simulation