13th HR Minds Total Rewards Forum


Companies are facing the challenge of improving the relationship between employee performance and compensation and business strategies, also developing an integrated focus on the entire employee experience. The aim of the 13th HR Minds Total Rewards Forum is to address the key burning issues, discover innovative solutions through discussions and provide participants with a platform to inspire each other. The event will comprise of a great combination of multiple case study presentations, dynamic round table discussions, interactive sessions in rewards, performance management and compensation & benefits strategies.

Join us in Budapest, Hungary on 12th & 13th of September to get inspired to empower and engage people within your organization!

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What participants say about our events:

“I enjoyed the conference, and it was good opportunity to meet with new potential customers”
Benjamin Joseph - Chef Executive Officer, Training Express/Spain
“It was fascinating to meet and find a chance to listen people from different backgrounds, countries and I was glad to learn a lot from people of different HR functions.”
Mary Greene - Client Director of the GBC Executive Education, London Business School / United Kingdom
“I was excited to join the conference and also HR topics discussed here help me in my job.”
Jean Baptiste Gruet - Senior Vice President, Global Business Solutions, Workplace Options / United States of America
“I am really enjoying to join events. I think, events include great speakers with great contents. Everybody who joins events gains a leading role by having connected to other peers.”
R. Micheal Anderson - Educator, Speaker, Expert, The Executive Joy Institute / United States of America

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Valued Speakers

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Iris Brueninghaus
Iris BrueninghausVice President Compensation Benefits Europe
Roelof Kistemaker
Roelof KistemakerGroup Head of Talent Rewards & Insights
F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Emre Kucukkayikci
Emre KucukkayikciHead of Rewards, Mobility and Policy Group
The Body Shop
United Kingdom
Manish Mohan Misra
Manish Mohan MisraHead - Organizational Effectiveness & Total Rewards
ENOC- Emirates National Oil Company
United Arab Emirates
Krisztina Timár
Krisztina TimárEmployee Experience Consultant
John Beadle
John BeadleHead of Performance and Reward
Zdravka Demeter Bubalo
Zdravka Demeter BubaloGroup HR Senior Vice President
MOL Group
Sébastien Boulle
Sébastien BoulleHead of Reward Europe & Global International Mobility
The Netherlands
Carl Saunders
Carl SaundersVice President, Rewards & Recognition
Coca-Cola European Partners
Karolina Szczepańska
Karolina SzczepańskaGlobal Head of Total Rewards and Mobility
KWS Group
Matthew Blanchard
Matthew BlanchardEuropean Leader IBM SPM
United Kingdom
Adam Thorn
Adam ThornIncentive Compensation Management Lead (CEE, Nordics & Benelux)
United Kingdom
Tuba Öztekín Ersoy
Tuba Öztekín ErsoyGlobal HR Director
Tamas Hettinger
Tamas HettingerHead of Group Compensation and Benefits
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Kirsten Meyerhoff
Kirsten MeyerhoffGlobal Head of Compensation & Benefits
Siemens Gamesa
Daniel Hibbert
Daniel HibbertIndependent Reward Consultant and Author
United Kingdom
Rachana Baral
Rachana BaralVice President, Total Rewards
PepsiCo ESSA
Bobby Kuriakose
Bobby KuriakoseDirector HR
Forbes Marshall
Dina Álvarez
Dina ÁlvarezHead of Culture & Talent
United Kingdom

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:00 Registration & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:30 Greeting from the Project Lead & GLC Icebreaker Session

  • 08:35 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 08:40 Bringing Rewards into the 21st century

  • 09:20 Linking Reward with Triple Bottom Line performance – “ The Body Shop Global Management Bonus Program ” including

  • 10:00 Sales Performance Management: What is happening in the industry today and where is it heading?

  • 10:40 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:10 Adaptive Organization and Reward Structure

  • 11:50 World Cafe Discussion

  • 12:30 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:30 Engaging a multi-generational workforce through recognition and rewards

  • 14:10 Evolving reward practices in an increasingly agile world

  • 14:50 Group Photo

  • 14:55 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:20 Global Benefits Harmonization after a merger

  • 16:00 Establishing Digitalization Strategy using Global Job Catalogue Methodology as basis, example Region Europe (65.000 employees)

  • 16:40 Sales Compensation – Why sales compensation differentiates from other incentives

  • 17:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 17:25 End of DAY 1

  • 17:45 Walking Tour

Day two

  • 08:30 Meet, Greet & Networking with Welcome Coffee

  • 08:55 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:00 Managing reward to improve employee engagement

  • 09:40 Engaging members through Total Rewards philosophy

  • 10:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 10:50 The pay for performance as a compensation model

  • 11:30 The Challenges of Attracting Diverse Talent

  • 12:10 Defining our companies’ Magic. Because emotional rewards matters!

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 The Long Term Incentive Landscape

  • 14:30 HR4.0 – The Digital Response

  • 15:10 Embedding mental wellbeing in the workplace

  • 15:50 Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 15:55 Farewell Tea, Coffee and Networking

  • 16:30 End of DA Y 2

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Who will you meet?

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO) / Chief People Officers Chief Executive Officers (CEO) / Senior Vice Presidents / Vice Presidents / Heads / Directors / Business Partners / Senior Managers, Managers / Analysts / Consultants / Advisors OF:

  • HR Europe
  • European Resourcing
  • Human Capital
  • Global HR
  • Group HR
  • Group EMEA HR
  • People and Culture
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Resourcing & Talent
  • Organizational Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Competence Development
  • HR Strategy & Operations
  • HR Expertise Centre
  • Change management
  • HR transformation
  • Employee relations
  • Employer branding
  • Performance management
  • Skill Pool
  • Retention

and various HR professionals in related HR functions from cross industries across the Globe.

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Széchenyi István tér 2.

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In general no VAT is applied based on the Hungarian VAT law with the exception of individual payment [when you would like to pay from your own budget and not from the company’s budget] and for Hungarian companies where 27% VAT is applicable which is refundable at the end of the company’s fiscal year.
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We provide a conference documentation pack which includes: conference agenda, notes pages and attendee information. Soft copies of some of the presentation are available on USB-flash-drives for each delegate. You may bring your laptop, tablet or other mobile device so you are able to review the presentations while they are being presented. Free Wi-Fi will be provided and outlets will be available for recharging computers, mobile devices and phones. We highly recommend you to bring along your business cards and a desire to learn from some of the industry’s leading experts.
The dress code is business casual. Feel free to leave the suits and ties at home this time. We do suggest you bring a sweater or dress in layers, as the conference room temperature may fluctuate.
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Many people are afraid to request for training budget, because they can’t seem to find the “perfect time” to do it. Well, there’s no perfect time to ask for it, but there are definitely some moments that are better than others. For instance, if your boss is about to take a two week vacation, he/she might be in a good mood. If he/she just lost a major account, may not be wise at that juncture.

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You might find free to attend events which are usually organized by a solution/service provider within the industry. Unlike at free to attend events, on a paid event you will find more diverse industry knowledge rather than presentations related to services or solutions.
In case you cannot attend for both days, you can always attend for just 1 day of the event. In this case we will send you all presentations of the 2 days. The participation fee is 70% of the original investment. In case you would like to attend the event for just 1 day please contact us on booking[at]glceurope.com
In case you are busy on 1 of the days, you certainly can split the 2 day conference with one of your colleague. All you need to do is send us an e-mail to booking[at]glceurope.com
We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.

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