HR Leaders need to be elevated in order to create better workplaces


New Delhi, India, October 8, 2019 - After the overwhelming success of seven annual conferences, SHRM India is back with its 8th SHRM India Annual Conference & Exposition, on 10-11 October, 2019, at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. This year the theme of the conference is ELEVATE. Over 1800 national and international delegates are expected to attend this most awaited premier HR conference of Asia. The conference will witness 150+ speakers, 50+ knowledge sessions, 100+ partners, 550+ CXOs, and 800+ organizations.
An organization’s most valuable resource is human capital, and every manager, irrespective of what function s/he leads, needs to have the knowledge and skills to ensure that this important asset performs at the highest level of efficiency.  The SHRM India Annual Conference 2019 will be the perfect platform where HR experts will discuss the most relevant topics, and share up-to-date knowledge to equip participating delegates with the practical tools and innovative ideas to help elevate their game at the workplace. Professionals from all walks of life are welcome to participate and learn how to raise the bar on managing their teams to build better workplaces and a better world.

Some of the eminent speakers for the conference this year are, David Windley, SHRM Chair member & CEO of IQTalent partners; Emily M Dickens Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff, SHRM; Shiv Khera, Author, Educator, Business Consultant, and Global Thought Leader; Alok Nanda, CEO, GE India Technology Centre; Suresh Narayanan, Chairman & MD, Nestle India; Rohit Thakur, HR MD, Accenture India; Aadesh Goyal, Executive VP & CHRO, Tata Communications Ltd., Lisa Ray, Actress, Model, Philanthropist, social activist; to name a few.

In a special session on ‘ELEVATING INDIA The Journey to a $5 Trillion Economy’, Sanjeev Sanyal, Economist, writer, Principal Economic Adviser to Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India; Sumant Sinha, Chairman and MD, Renew Power, and other panelists will discuss about what internal company policy changes need to be made in order to contribute towards PM Modi’s vision of $5 trillion economy by 2025. The session will provide inputs on important tasks like upskilling/ reskilling, investment in infrastructure, digitization, etc. which Indian corporates will have to undertake to sustain the 8-9% annual growth.

Some of the other thought provoking sessions at the conference are Staying Elevated through Thick and Thin; Mastering the Art of Creating Better Workplaces; The Network Leader: Building Collaborative Enterprises; Channelizing Talent Rightly - The Next BIG thing; Rewarding Performance in a Globalized Gig Economy; Applying Neuroscience in HR - Decoding through Scientific Approach for e‑activeness; Machine-Learning/ Robotics and the New Workforce; A strong Business case for treating Employees better.

Speaking about the conference, Achal Khanna, CEO-SHRM APAC and Middle East, said, “We are extremely happy and excited to host the 8th edition of our SHRM India Annual Conference.

This year the conference is transcending the conventional and delving into the unexplored depths of People Management to help ELEVATE not only the leader but also the organization and the discipline. The event would be defined by intellectually stimulating discussions, debates, round-table conversations, performances and a host of other activities on topics such as Talent, Well-being, Technology, Culture etc. enabling attendees learn and practice ideas to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations.

We at SHRM strive to create Better Workplaces, Better World. In better workplaces, we can find common ground in a deeply divided society. HR can set expectations of civility and collaboration. People have the opportunity to develop lifelong careers that contribute to a robust, innovating economy”, she further added.

SHRM India will also recognize and felicitate best practices, path breaking innovations, game changing strategies in HR through the “SHRM HR Excellence Awards 2019”, to be hosted by Cyrus Sahukar, well-known Indian VJ and Bollywood actor.

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