The HR Congress Brussels – The Keynotes


The HR Congress in Amsterdam was a one-of-a-kind event, attended by enthusiastic HR professionals and seasoned thought leaders, all who helped contribute to an engaging and invigorating experience. However, the Congress’ success was largely due to a unique panel of keynote speakers who spared no effort in delivering captivating presentations. It can take quite a bit to pin 900 people to their seats, so this year we’ve upped our game to secure yet another amazing panel of keynotes at The HR Congress in Brussels on 28-29 November 2017.

Dr. Dave Ulrich
Dave is considered to be the father of modern HR. At our 2016 event his opening keynote, in which he accurately summed up the present and future of the HR profession by stating that ‘HR is not about HR’, received rave reviews. We are delighted to have Dave back again as a keynote speaker in 2017. Download a free chapter from his upcoming book HERE.

Dr. Herminia Ibarra
Herminia is the Cora Chaired professor of Leadership and Learning, and professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD, as well as author of Act Like A Leader, Think Like A Leader. Herminia suggests that if you aspire to become a successful leader, you have to ditch the conventional “thinking before doing” logic. Instead, you need to start acting like a leader in order to start thinking like a leader.

Dr. Sydney Finkelstein
Sydney is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and faculty director of the Tuck Executive Program (TEP) at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is also the author of the bestseller Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Everyone is trying to crack the talent code, and Sydney, after over 10 years of research has some new answers. To find out how one can become a superboss, read more HERE.

Dr. Gareth Jones
Gareth is Visiting Professor of IE Business School, and the Author of Why Should Anyone Work Here? What It Takes to Create an Authentic Organization. Gareth’s career has spanned both the academic and business worlds. Previuosly as Senior Vice President for Polygram’s global human resources, his responsibilities covered more than thirty countries. His most recent job was as Director of Human Resources and Internal Communications at the BBC. He also is a Visiting Professor at INSEAD and a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School.

Garry O. Ridge
As chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of the WD-40 Company, Garry is responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for the organization. He joined the WD-40 Company in 1987 and has held various management positions including EVP and CEO, as well as VP of International. He has worked directly with the WD-40 Company in over 50 countries.

To learn more about the event download the event brochure or visit the website.

See you soon all in Brussels!

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