5th HR Minds Forum
29-30 September 2016

Hotel Novotel Berlin Mitte
Berlin – Germany

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Farnaz Ranjbar
Farnaz RanjbarVice President, HR Global & Europe
DHL Express Global & Europe
Sergei Polianski
Sergei PolianskiCorporate HD Center Director: HR Data/IS/Employer Brand/HR Academy
Japan Tobacco International
Dimitra Papadatou
Dimitra PapadatouHR Director
The Netherlands
Valente Felice
Valente FeliceGlobal Head of People Development & Recruitment
Shakouri-Dias Céline
Shakouri-Dias CélineHead, Talent Management and Organisational Development
EPC / Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Kim Wylie
Kim WylieGlobal Lead for Change and Transformation
United Kingdom
Petra Berecová
Petra Berecová Senior Vice President Executive Management
Deutsche Telekom
Andreas Ekl
Andreas EklDirector HR, Emerging Markets Business Unit & Consumer Imaging Group
Canon Europe
United Kingdom
Michael R. Virardi
Michael R. VirardiTrainer | Speaker | Author
Fabrizio Rutschmann
Fabrizio RutschmannSVP HR & Organization
Prysmian Group
Daiga Ergle
Daiga ErgleSenior Vice President Human Resources
 Mohamed Mesbah
Mohamed MesbahHead of HR
American President Lines
László Bek-Balla
László Bek-BallaHR Director
Erste Bank
Ülle Matt
Ülle MattHead of Human Resources
Jean-Baptiste Gruet
Jean-Baptiste GruetSenior Vice President, Global Business Solutions
Workplace Options
Michael Anderson
Michael AndersonEducator,Speaker,Expert
United State of America
Benjamin Joseph
Benjamin JosephCEO
Training Express
David Brown
David BrownExecutive Director
Client Solutions
London Business School
United Kingdom

Our Advisors help us creating a unique event for you

Guido Helmerhorst
Guido HelmerhorstSocial, Business and Technology Architect-KLM - The Netherlands
James Purvis
James PurvisDeputy Head HR; Head of Talent Acquisition-CERN - Switzerland
Ilgar Musabaliyev
Ilgar MusabaliyevHR Director - AGBank - Azerbaijan
Joerg A. Boder
Joerg A. BoderGroup Chief Human Resources & Communications Officer (CHRCO) - Aliaxis Group - Belgium
Peter Holmark
Peter HolmarkHR Director Customer Operations Europe Nokia - Germany

Event schedule

Day one

  • 8:30 Welcome Coffee and Registration
    9:20 Greeting from the Project Leader & GLC Icebreaker Session
    9:30 Opening Remarks from the Chair

    9:40 Attracting and retaining millennials

  • 11:30 Digital HR: building and leveraging new capabilities
  • 14:30 Alignment of HR priorities with strategic business objective
  • 15:40 Millennials, the force in workforce: the drives for HR technology revolution
  • 16:20 Inspiring a culture of innovation through change

Day two

  • 09:40 Boosting employee engagement
  • 12:10 Performance & talent
  • 14:30 Attracting and growing the young generation
  • 15:40 Recruitment and staffing
  • 16:20 Modern performance management

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Who will you meet?

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

  • HR Europe
  • European Resourcing
  • Human Capital
  • Global HR
  • Group HR
  • Group EMEA HR
  • EMEA People
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Recruitment and Selection process
  • Employee relations
  • Employer branding
  • Performance management
  • Competence Development
  • Skill Pool
  • Recruitment and Selection process
  • Resourcing & Talent
  • Learning & Development
  • Organizational
  • Development
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • HR Strategy & Operations
  • HR expertise centre
  • Change management
  • HR transformation
  • Retention and various HR professionals in related HR functions from cross industries across the Globe

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While we are not happy to see you cancel your registration, we understand that “life happens” and other obligations come up. Our refund schedule is as follows:
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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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A. Get the timing right.
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.

B. Make a case for yourself
When you ask for budget, you should be prepared with specific details and explanations about what is in it for the company and you’re superior. If you go into a meeting and just say, “I want to get budget for a conference,” it’s likely that your request won’t be taken seriously. If you want to plan ahead, then you should be prepared to explain the following points:
1. Start by stating your accomplishments
2. Show that you’re ready for more responsibility and eager to learn
3. Describe:
a) How this event will increase your productivity?
b) How you will need less supervision
c) How you can bring back the knowledge to the company
4. Follow up

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.