CIPM Sri Lanka announced an exciting and engaging high value programme for the World HR Congress 2021 to be held in virtual mode from 6 to 8 December 2021 over 2+ days, more than 10 parallel sessions and over 100 local and international exhibitors exhibiting their products and solutions at the HR Exhibition which runs parallel to the Congress sessions.
The theme of the Congress “Exalting People Professionals Amidst a Planetary Pandemic: Explore, Expand and Excel” aims to emphasize and deliberate the exciting and crucial role that HR plays from strategic and operational perspectives helping to mitigate business risks and challenges while benefiting from the myriad of opportunities in a new world of work and life.
World HR Congress 2021 opens with the inauguration speech delivered by Rich Lesser – World President, BCG-CPA on the 6th of December which will be followed by the keynote address by Prof TV Rao – Chairman of TV Rao Learning Systems, India.
The Day 2 programme at the Congress on 7th December will start with the 1st Plenary Session on “Strategic HR Response for the Current Pandemic” delivered by John Taylor-President and CEO of SHRM followed by the Panel Discussion on Disruption titled “COVID 19 Disruption and the Role of People Professionals” moderated by Dr Samitha Perera-Director/CEO, CBL Foods International with 4 CEO-level panelists representing blue chip Sri Lankan companies. Next on the programme is the 1st Round of Concurrent Sessions conducted by 10 internationally acclaimed speakers and presenters which will be followed by the 2nd Plenary Session on “Emerging World of Work in Post COVID19” by Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of CIPD, UK.
The 2nd Panel Discussion on “Digitalization and People Professionals” with a panel consisting of CEO-Level panelists moderated by Dr. Neil Bogahalande-Council Member, CIPM Sri Lanka will be followed by the second Round of Concurrent sessions conducted by 10 high profile professionals and business leaders representing foreign institutions and companies.
Day 3 on 8th December will open with the 3rd Plenary Session on “New Vistas of Human Possibilities Management” delivered by Drew Fernandez-Global Chief Officer, Coca-Cola Bottling Investments Group which will be followed by the Panel Discussion moderated by Janaka Kumarasinghe-Past President of CIPM and Director-Kent Ridge (Pvt) Ltd on Diversity titled “Diversity and inclusion in the context of Strategic HRM practices” with 4 panelists representing the National HR Institutes of Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pakistan.
The third Round of Concurrent Sessions with 10 international speakers in the afternoon will be followed by the 4th Plenary Session jointly presented by Paul Mills-Chief People Officer of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 and Farehana Hanapiah-Senior Vice President, Group Human Resource Management of Petronas on “Leadership, teamwork and culture for high performance”.