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. Bandar Alsajjan

[Director General, Institute of Public Administration]

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

[HR Transformation Lead, Emirates Group]

Belgin Ertam

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

Haithem Al Balawi

[CHRO, John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare]

Abdulkarim Alreshaid

[VP, HR, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group]

Amal Haliq

[Chief Business Support Officer, Shamal Development LLC]

Chris Shennan

[Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry]

Keith Jones & Tessa Sharp

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

Alex Macleay

[Associate Client Partner, Korn Ferry]
Jonathan Smilansky

Jonathan Smilansky

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

Dr. Yousef Alnamlah

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

Debu Mishra

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

Neha Pant

[Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India]
#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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