About SHRM NxT MENA 2021

A virtual conference for the HR Community to come together and reflect on the lessons learned from the past year and prepare for the next step, the future of work. Get access to actionable insights, tools and strategies to propel towards a business world that is progressive, empathetic and innovative.

Join SHRM NxT 2021 MENA to stay ahead of the Best People Practices and Strategies for growth by “Unleashing Potential for Future Talent” and to create new possibilities in the world of work. Get concrete and practical take-away with a focus on transforming your organization and accelerating growth in the dynamic business environment.

Industry Relevant Content

SHRMI Events are always known to be Thought Provoking, with its high-quality content aligned to SHRM BoCK

Invest in yourself

Unique learning opportunities over two days of intense and thought-provoking sessions. Also earn 22+ Re-Certification credits (PDCs)

Learn from adversities

Using the learnings from 2020, the focus in 2021 is on redefining, streamlining, accelerating & thriving.

Real conversations held virtually

Enhance your skills through key note sessions, masterclasses, candid conversations, Expert talks & panel discussions.


Forge new connections and grow your peer network

Pre & Post Conference Seminars/Masterclasses

Further advance your learning with world class SHRM and premium partner Seminars/Masterclasses
#SHRMNxTMENA21 - Speakers

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

[President & CEO, SHRM]
Bandar Alsajjan

His Excellency
Dr. Bander Alsajjan

[Director General, Institute of Public Administration]

Marc Effron

[President, The Talent Strategy Group]

Ken Blanchard

[Co-Founder & Chief Spiritual Officer, The Ken Blanchard Companies]
Stephen M. R. Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey

[Co-Founder, CoveyLink & FranklinCovey]

Robb Holman

[ CEO, Holman International]

Abdulrahman Alsheail

[Director - HR, The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) - Saudi Arabia]

David Fairhurst

[Founder, OrgShakers]

Nick Schacht,

[Chief Global Development Officer, SHRM]

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

[Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, SHRM]

Dr. Alexander Alonso, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP

[Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM]
Fara Siddiqi

Fara Siddiqi

[Group CHRO, Aster DM Healthcare]

Achal Khanna

[CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA]
Heba Makram

Heba Makram

[Transformational Lead - HR, Emirates Group]

Belgin Ertam

[HR VP, GE Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT), & Head - Talent Development, GE Global]

Haithem Al Balawi

[CHRO, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare]

Abdulkarim Alreshaid

[Group HR VP, HMG]

Jonathan Holmes

[Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Korn Ferry]

Amal Haliq

[Chief Business Support Officer, Shamal Development LLC]

Sara Maria Boueri

[Senior HR - Director, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority]

Chaitanya Peddi

[Co-Founder, Darwinbox]

Bassam Gazal

[Regional Business Development Director, SAP]

Chris Shennan

[Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry]

Abdullah Alzahrani

[Founder & CEO, Tharwah Human Resources]

Hari Abburi

[Global Director, Caltech Executive Education]

Ramakrishna Movva

[Founder & CEO, Chrysalis Consulting Solutions]

Susan Armstrong

[Managing Partner, Global Training Transformation]

Rajan Kalia

[Co-Founder, Salto Dee fe]

Kevin Martin

[Chief Research Officer, i4cp]

Faris Alami

[Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ISM]

Tim Wassink

[Human Experience Presales Manager, SAP]

Dana Barzilay

[CHRO, Cyberbit]

Sanjay Bhattacharya

[Regional Managing Director, Human Capital Consulting, Protiviti Global]

Keith Jones & Tessa Sharp

[Executive Partners & Co-founders Alchemy Worldwide – Leaders in Transformative Facilitation]

Christine Belanger

[Senior VP, Performance Development, Mubadala Investment Company]

Rohit Manucha

[Head - HR, Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company]

Khalid Khadim

[Telecommunication & Digital Government Regulatory Authority, UAE]

Alex Macleay

[Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry]

Dr. May Laith Naser Al Taee

[Learning Technology & Innovation Director, Abu Dhabi School of Government]

Kazim Jessa

[Chief Voice Operations Officer, Emirates NBD]

Sandra Cullen

[Director Training Academy, Air Astana]

Sallyann Della Casa

[Chief Identity Hacker, Gleac]

Dr. Regis P. Chasse

[Dean, The Leadership Institute, Majid Al Futtaim]

Nelly Boustany

[Senior Director HXM Value Advisory, EMEA South, SAP]

Tom Newman

[Head of MENA, LinkedIn Learning Solutions]

Mayank Pande

[VP - Markets & Partnerships, EdCast]

Kunal Wadhwani

[Group Head - HR GCC, HR Practitioner, Choithrams]

Jyoti Nair

[HXM Solution Advisor - Middle East South, SAP]

Partika Raj

[Director, Knowledge Advisory & Training, SHRM MEA]

Ehab Abdel Hafez

[Global Talent acquisition Strategy Leader, Johnson & Johnson]

Giselle Kovary, M.A.

[Managing Parter, GTT Worldwide, President, n-gen People Performance Inc..]

Kamshat Baizhanova

[HR - General Manager, Tengizchevroil]

Taravat Mamedova

[Managing Director, MaxtarGO]
Jonathan Smilansky

Jonathan Smilansky

[HR consultant, Talent Development, Employee Engagement & Careers]

Ashissh Kaul

[Associate Director Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM APAC & MENA]

Dr. Nicholas Orland, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

[Autism Program Head, Dubai Autism Center]

Shabir Hussain

[In-Country Value Manager, Petroleum Development Oman]

Basma Al-Shidhani

[Project Services Lead (Gas), Petroleum Development Oman]

Yamen Zein

[Educational Products Manager, SHRM MENA]

Dr. Yousef Alnamlah

[Assistant Professor - HR, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University]

Dr. Paul Lalovich

[Partner Organizational Effectiveness and Strategy Execution Practice, Agile Dynamics]

Debu Mishra

[Consulting Director, EMA-Decision Dynamics India and UAE & SHRM Advisor]

Mohamed Al Debaawy

[Lead Facilitator, CCE|AUK ]
Fadeel Al-Fahoum

Fadeel Al-Fahoum

[Senior Faculty & SME]
#SHRMNxTMENA21 - Agenda
Here's why you shouldn't miss SHRM NxT MENA 2021

Learn from 60+ Global & Regional

20+ Knowledge Sessions; 20+ hours of Learning

Masterclasses and Seminars delivered by world renowned faculty

Network and Learn from 800+ peers & leaders

Earn recertification credits (22 PDCs)

Take away your learnings in the form of case studies, reports, papers & articles


2 days

  • Full Conference Access
  • Earn Upto 22 PDCs
[Non Member]

2 days

  • Full Conference Access
  • Earn Upto 22 PDCs
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