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7th HR Minds Employee Engagement Forum

In the ever-increasing pace of the 21st century, it is essential for all HR professionals to, apart from their traditional role, become familiar with various areas of the business. As the world is shrinking, talent needs to be identified both globally and locally by utilizing information technology and alternative approaches. While capturing talent becomes a more transparent and brand-based process, retaining talent becomes an ever more challenging task. Global trends are likely to influence organisations, the next generation coming into the workplace, and what they are going to expect. How to develop a strategy of Right Job for the Right Person at the Right Career Developmental Stage? What motivates people and keeps them engaged? What are the most successful and handy TECH innovations worldwide? How to promote the company brand within the
employed colleagues hence creating a higher rate for retention? How can HR add value when anchoring a new business culture? At this event we will be discussing answers to these and related pressing questions that various HR departments face across Europe.

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Andre De Wit
Andre De WitVice President Learning
Carlsberg Group

Andre de Wit is a motivational and experienced speaker, regarded for the combination of global successful operational leadership experience and strategic Human Resource experience in leading international companies.

Andre currently serves as Vice President Learning and Capability Building for the Carlsberg-group, an internationally Beer-brewing company with 45.000 employees and factories in 40 countries mainly in North-, Western- & Eastern Europe and Asia. Carlsberg, which has his home base in Copenhagen Denmark, is currently the 3rd biggest beer-brewing company in the world.

Joerg Blunder
Joerg BlunderVice President Organizational Culture
Coca-Cola European Partners

Joerg brings a strong background and experience of different senior leadership roles in FMCG and adult education/training companies. The last 13 years he led Human Resources and Organizational development functions at Coca-Cola and played a significant role in establishing strong organizational cultures and building solid leadership and talent pipelines in markets such as Austria, Italy, Japan and Germany. Since February 2017 Joerg he is leading and orchestrating the development of a strong performance oriented culture at Cola-Cola European Partners, a 2016 formed bottling operation, covering big parts of Europe. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and IMD Lausanne and is a certified business coach and supervisor. He is an 10+ times Ironman triathlon finisher and currently based in Berlin and Vienna.

Dr. Mark van Dongen
Dr. Mark van DongenHead of HR transversal functions Europe

Dr. Mark van Dongen is a business savvy Globally experiences HR executive with working and living experiences both in Europe and Middle East. His deep expertise is built upon personal leadership experience, combined with deep academic knowledge, he obtained next to his work, culminating in his PhD in leadership development. Next to his regular position as HR executive he is a visiting professor of leadership development at the Luxembourg School of Business, a frequently asked keynote speaker, who spoke in US, Europe, Middle East, India and Australia, and business writer in the field of leadership.

Mark Vlaanderen
Mark VlaanderenSenior Director/ Head of Leadership, Talent & Learning
The Netherlands

Mark Vlaanderen is a versatile HR generalist with passion for behavioral dynamics, talent, transformation and analytics. Since it adopted the CoE model in 2012 he has been in the leadership, talent and learning space for Philips, where he currently focusses on talent & leadership development for Philips’ global commercial footprint. He also leads the group efforts on talent & leadership review and talent analytics. He has worked extensively on cultural- and organizational transformation, most recently in the disentanglement of Philips Lighting. Mark holds a master’s degree in organizational psychology from the University of Amsterdam.

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Guido Helmerhorst
Guido HelmerhorstInternational Speaker & Business Architect
Air France-KLM
The Netherlands
Andre De Wit
Andre De WitVice President Learning
Carlsberg Group
Ilgar Musabaliyev
Ilgar MusabaliyevHR Director
Joerg Blunder
Joerg BlunderVice President Organizational Culture
Coca-Cola European Partners
Margit Takacs
Margit TakacsCo-Founder
Lead Together
Irma Okropiridze
Irma OkropiridzeHR Head
Lorraine Wrafter
Lorraine WrafterFormer Gléobal head – Talent Management
An Coppens
An CoppensChief Game Changer
Gamification Nation
United Kingdom
Mohamed Mesbah
Mohamed MesbahHead of HR
American President Lines
Dr. Mark van Dongen
Dr. Mark van DongenHead of HR transversal functions Europe
Giovanni Manchia
Giovanni ManchiaSVP Human Resources
The Netherlands
Mark Vlaanderen
Mark VlaanderenSenior Director/ Head of Leadership, Talent & Learning
The Netherlands
Monika Garg
Monika GargHead - Global Mobility
Maersk Oil
Margarita Mayo
Margarita MayoProfessor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior
IE Business School
Cornelia Ruzicka
Cornelia Ruzicka Head of HR Regions
Siemens AG
Oxana Kukharchuk
Oxana KukharchukHR Director Corporate University
MTS Group
Russian Federation
Baptiste Jourdan
Baptiste JourdanVice President Business Development
Toucan Toco
Mateja Geržina
Mateja GeržinaDirector of HRM, General Affairs and Compliance
Triglav Int.
Jennifer Westerbeck
Jennifer WesterbeckHead of HR
Spairliners GmbH
Yakof Agius
Yakof AgiusManaging Partner & Head of HR Group
Henley & Partners Group Holdings Ltd.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Ziegler
Prof. Dr. Matthias ZieglerGeneral Manager
THE ROC - Research on Occupational Competencies) GmbH
Adrien Desboudard
Adrien DesboudardGlobal HR leader - Turbomachinery & Process Solutions
GE Oil and Gas

Our Advisors

Farnaz Ranjbar
Farnaz RanjbarVice President
DHL Express Global & Europe
Andreas Steurer
Andreas SteurerHead of HR Expertise Center & Operations
Uni Credit Bank
Kim Wylie
Kim WylieGlobal Lead for Change & Transformation
United Kingdom
Mostafa Azzam
Mostafa AzzamCheif Learning & Development Advisor
PWA Qatar
Petra Berecova
Petra BerecovaSenior Vice President Executive Management
Deutsche Telekom AG
Sergie Polianski
Sergie PolianskiGlobal Talent Management Director
Japan Tobacco International
An Coppens
An CoppensFounder | Owner | Chief Game Changer | Speaker | Author|
Gamification Nation
United Kingdom

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:15 Welcome Coffee and Registration

  • 09:00 Greeting from the GLC & Icebreaker Session

  • 09:15 Opening Keynote Presentation from the Chair

  • 09:40 Changing the Leadership Capabilities Paradigm

  • 10:20 Setting a Strong Cultural Footprint Through
    All Employees Involvement

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 Performance Development transformation at GE

  • 12:10 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Engaging and Maintaining Talent in a VUCA Environment

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Coaching and Employee Engagement

  • 14:30 A Future with Equal Leadership Opportunities:
    Women and Men Together!

  • 15:10 The 3 H´s of Authentic Leadership

  • 15:50 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:20 Does Compensation&Benefits (Rewards) Drive Engagement?

  • 17:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: How Does Salary Structure and Benefits Influence Employee Engagement?

  • 17:40 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

Day two

  • 08:30 Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 09:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:05 Future of talent

  • 09:50 Dealing with Talent Management Paradoxes
    in Practice

  • 10:30 New Learning Paradigm: Enhancing Employee’s Experience

  • 11:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:40 Setting up the HR Business Partnering Model From Scratch

  • 12:20 The Agile HR Organisation: How to Transform Human Resources into an Agile Function

  • 13:00 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:00 Generations Y and Z: the Drivers for HR Technology Revolution

  • 14:40 Measuring Engagement

  • 15:20 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:50 Culture Transformation


  • 17:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Farewell Networking

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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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You can always register without a name using the TBA [To Be Announced] option. Please indicate TBA instead of the delegate name and 2 weeks prior to the event you are able to send the delegate name/s to booking[at]glceurope.com
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:
The client has the right to cancel his/her registration in the event.
There is a 50% liability on all conference registrations once made, whether the booking was made through our website or via e–mail/ telephone/ fax.
If the client cancels with more than 8 weeks’s advance notice, GLC shall be entitled to an amount equivalent to 50% of the conference fee and 16 EUR administration charge. In case the client has already made his/her payment, this will be deducted from the conference fee GLC has already received and the remainder will be refunded. If no conference fee has been received prior to the cancellation request, GLC will issue an invoice for the cancellation fee (the amount equivalent to 50% of the conference fee and 16 EUR administration charge), which the client must pay immediately upon receipt. No refunds are available for cancellations received with 8 week’s (or less) advance notice or in case the client fails to attend the conference. In these cases, the full amount of the conference fee must be paid.
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.
Our hospitality partners usually have options available for parking places, however it can change from event to event. If you would like to receive more information on parking please e-mail our colleague susanna.juhasz[at]glceurope.com.
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.

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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:
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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.

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