Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the 9th edition of the FAHR International Conference will be held on the 17th and 18th of April, 2019, at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel in Dubai.
Running under the theme ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution Human Capital Challenges’, the 2-day international HR conference focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing future organizations, business establishments and pioneers in the Human Resources industry with the advent of ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) embedded HR technologies’ while also exploring ways to integrate them in order to enhance employee engagement and company culture.
FAHR International Conference comes at a time when automation, robotics and other forms of new technologies are disrupting workplaces and traditional business models. In addition, more and more businesses around the globe are in the midst of implementing innovative HR solutions, streamlining HR operations with new age technologies that enable a holistic employee experience and employing new ways to design easy to use solutions that increase employee engagement, promote wellness and improve their work-life experience.
Meanwhile, the FAHR International Conference is expected to attract more than 600 visitors and participants from 25 countries in the region and the world and witness the attendance of over 20 expert speakers from the public and private sector who will deliver their insights in 20 sessions on four important topics related to the HR industry such as ‘Unconventional Work Options in the 4th Industrial Revolution, Human Capital Sustainability in the 4th Industrial Revolution, HR Customer Journey in the 4th Industrial Revolution, Job Opportunities in the 4th Industrial Revolution’ among other topics.
This year, the FAHR International Conference features the attendance of top HR practitioners and business personalities such as Johnny C Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – USA, who will speak on the topic ‘Better Workplaces… Better World’ while Dr. Paolo Gallo, Adjunct Professor, University of Milan and Best-Selling Author, Switzerland will deliver a speech on the topic ‘Future of Jobs for the 4th Industrial Revolution and Lewis Garrad, Business Leader and Senior Consultant in Mercer Middle East will talk about “The Science of Thriving Workforces in the 21st Century. In addition, Abdulaziz Harib Alfalahi, CEO, Corporate Technical Support Service, Roads and Transport Authority, UAE will focus his attention on the topic ‘Unconventional Work Options in the 4th Industrial Revolution’ and Dr. Kelly Monahan, Lead Future of Work Researcher, Deloitte USA, will offer her insights on ‘The Future of Work: Identifying the Talent Trends Hiding in Plain Sight’. Also, Dr. Lisa Belanger, Behavior Change Expert, Researcher, CEO and Founder of ConsciousWorks, will share her expertise in a session titled ‘Technology and The Brain: Habits for the Brain to Think, Focus and be Creative when Using Technology’.
Running parallel to the conference, the exhibition will bring together 11 leading HR solutions providers, academic institutions and business establishments such as Al Tafaouq Al Elmi for Training and Management Consultancy, American University of Sharjah, Executive Education, Developer International Management Consultancies, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), Happy Minds Life, Ivory Training and Consulting, Mercer Financial Services Middle East Limited, Oracle, SAP MENA LLC, Smart Kiosk Technologies and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Additionally, the exhibition will present visitors and participants a chance to interact with top HR experts and professionals and learn about the latest industry shifts and changes in the organizations of the future.
FAHR International Conference is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding. The event is sponsored by SAP MENA LLC and ADNOC and is supported by our Knowledge Partners Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Dubai Knowledge Park.