23rd & 24th November 2020 | Virtual Conference SHRM NxT 2020 Fueling your Future Workplaces
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About SHRM NxT 2020

Undoubtedly it has been the most difficult year for businesses to navigate through – and HR was amidst it all if not at the forefront. It is said that 2020 can be described as a roller coaster for HR professionals: they were faced with constant expectations from them to adapt to change, support their workforce and take some challenging decisions as they navigated these uncharted waters. Yet, we still have a steep learning curve ahead of us and we need to be agile more than ever to face the unexpected.

In line with our mission, SHRM NxT 2020 was created to provide a platform for the HR community to come together virtually and reflect on the lessons learned from this past year and share some insights and perspectives as we all prepare for 2021.

2 Days virtual conference

Over 8 hours of Unparalleled Learning

Opportunity to earn upto 14 PDCs

16+ Knowledge Sessions

Global Attendees
What to Expect at SHRM NxT 2020?
  • Exclusive learning opportunity from SHRM
  • High quality content aligned to SHRM BoCK
  • Masterclasses delivered by worldwide renowned faculty
  • Convenience of attending from home
  • Uninterrupted learning sessions for 3 to 4 hour each day
  • Knowledge sessions by Global Thought leaders
  • Earn recertification credits
  • A distinguished Virtual Event Experience allowing you to network and hold live chats with other attendees and speakers.
  • Book and block your wanted sessions in your schedule ahead of time.
  • Interactive sessions including polls and chats.
  • Access to a Social Lounge with leaderboards, prizes, attendees by geography, and a social wall.
  • The ability to access and view again all the sessions and the missed ones up to 2 weeks post-conference.
Why Attend

Join us online at SHRM NxT 2020 to gain strategies and insights needed to mitigate any uncertainty and risk we are all witnessing and to transform your workplace culture. Walk away ready to create a better and more productive workplace environment thus driving organizational success.

SHRM Events have always been known for its content heavy and thought-provoking sessions. Join us to ‘Sharpen the Saw’ on your knowledge on all that matters in the world of work and to turn your attention, energy and creativity toward preparing for a better, brighter 2021.
The conference is studded with Masterclasses, key notes sessions, candid conversations and panel discussions that you don’t want to miss out on.
After facing the unprecedented global health crisis in 2020, by attending this event HR leaders and professionals can go back and help their organizations be better equipped to deal with the future and thrive in the year to come.
Invest in yourself - Unparalleled learning across 2 days and an opportunity to earn Recertification Credits.
SHRM NxT Speakers

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

[President & CEO, SHRM]

H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al Awar

[Director General, Federal Authority for Government HR (FAHR)]

Josh Bersin

[Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy]

Ron Kaufman

[Customer Experience & Service Culture Expert & New York Times Bestselling Author]

Leena Nair

[CHRO, Unilever]

Marc Effron

[President at The Talent Strategy]

John Sanei

[Futures Strategist & Human Behaviour Specialist]

Achal Khanna

[CEO - SHRM India and Business Head - APAC & MENA at SHRM]

Dr. Alexander Alonso

[Ph.D, SHRM-SCP, Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM]

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

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

Emad Al-Ablani

[GM - Head, Group HR, National Bank of Kuwait]

Andrew Stotter-Brooks

[VP Learning & Development, Etihad Aviation Group]

Dr. Cherie Carter Scott

[SME Behavioral Scientist, MCC, & NY Times bestselling Author, Mother of Coaching]

Eva Mattheeussen

[Head of HR, DHL Global Forwarding]

Zarina Zeynalova

[Group CHRO, Pasha Construction]

Eman Al-Yami

[Head of HR Exploration, Saudi Aramco]

Zahid Mubarak, SHRM-SCP

[CEO, HR Metrics]

Rizwan Masood Raja

[SVP & Chief People Officer at Engro Corporation]

Jiten Puri

[Head of Human Capital, Sarood Hospitality - Jumeirah Group]

Gulmira Raisova

[President of the Coordination Council, Kazakhstan Association of HR Managers]

Sara Boueri

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

Jo Richardson

[Head of HR - Emerging Markets, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp]

Vivek Arora

[Executive Director, SHRM MEA]
SHRM NxT Agenda

Gain a direct brand reach to SHRM MENA network through Emailers, Invites & the Social Media communities

  • Reach out to our highly engaged audience of over 500 HR Leaders and Professionals joining us on those two days from the GCC, Levant and CIS countries
  • Engage with 50+ CHROs at our CXO Hub and gain an opportunity to showcase your organization’s recent research or white paper
  • Showcase your thought leadership to decision makers
  • Access a whole new realm of branding & promotional opportunities to captivate your audience
  • Gain a direct brand reach to SHRM MENA network of more than 500 HR Leaders and 8000 network

Meet Our Sponsors & Partners

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University of Dubai

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Full Conference Access (2 day pass)
Starting at $299

Non Member

Full Conference Access (2 day pass)
Starting at $349

*Pricing is inclusive of VAT

Interested in registering a group of five or more? Contact us at [email protected] or +971 43649464 to learn more.
SHRM Members Save! If you are not a member yet, register for your SHRM Global Online Membership
first so you can enjoy the conference plus all the benefits of the SHRM membership for one year.

To help our learners stay safe and healthy, SHRM has curated a menu of virtual learning options for your professional development. So what if you cannot make it to the physical classroom?