Home – The HR Congress 2018 Brussels 2017-12-08T16:00:36+00:00

27-28 NOVEMBER 2018



Dave Ulrich

The Father of Modern HR

Dave is a Professor of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Dave studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources.

Herminia Ibarra

Professor London Business School, Leadership Expert

Herminia is the Charles Handy Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School and the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD.

Gareth Jones

Visiting Professor IE Business School, Madrid, Partner CMA, Author

Gareth is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and a visiting professor at Spain’s IE Business School in Madrid.

Padma Thiruvengadam

Former CHRO – Lego Group

Padma Thiruvengadam, Former CHRO – Lego Group, joined the LEGO Group in 2016 as Senior Vice President, People Operations & Development. She brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience leading global people and business teams for companies including Bank of America, Pfizer and Integra Life Sciences.

Nigel Barlow

Innovation Speaker

Agent, Provocateur, Futurist, Nigel is an internationally renowned inspirational business speaker, facilitator, coach and consultant.
The core of his work is Innovative Thinking applied to the biggest challenges facing you, your team and your enterprise.

Ingrid Eras-Magdalena

Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer, Belmond

Ingrid is the Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer at Belmond, she has extensive experience in HR, Operations, Organisation Learning and Design as well as M&A. Her experiences in hospitality extends from both regional and global corporate roles.

Garry O. Ridge

President & CEO, WD-40 Company

Garry Ridge is president and chief executive officer of the WD-40 Company. He has been with WD-40 since 1987 in various management positions, including executive vice president and chief operating officer and vice president of international. He has worked directly with WD-40 in 50 countries.

Michael Chaskalson

Leading Authority on Mindfulness

Michael is a pioneer in the application of mindfulness in workplace and leadership contexts. He is the author of the agenda-setting book The Mindful Workplace (Wiley, 2011) and the bestselling Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (Harper Thorsons, 2014).

Jack M. Broadley

Professor, Business Psychologist

Jack’s background is in Organisational Development, with both board level and international experience. Jack has provided HR and learning development solutions within North America, Africa and Europe.

David C Forman

Author - Fearless HR

David, the author of “Fearless HR,” is the President of Sage Learning Systems and former Chief Learning Officer of The Human Capital Institute. The courses he has developed and taught for HCI have been taken by thousands of HR professionals all over the world. In 2002, David worked with SHRM and many influential thought leaders to create materials to support the GPHR certification program.

Jonathan Ferrar

Congress Chair, Co-Author: The Power of People

Jonathan is a globally-respected author, speaker, influencer and advisor in HR Strategy & Analytics. Through his company, Ochre Rock Limited, he specialises in helping HR leaders improve analytical practices for decision-making by building skills, methodologies and technologies in Workforce Analytics. He is highly sought after as a speaker for conferences and clients.

Bjarte Bogsnes

VP Performance Management Development, Statoil

Bjarte has over 20 years of leadership experience, including 11 years in international leadership roles. He is currently a Senior Advisor for Performance Management at Statoil and is the Chairman of the Beyond Budgeting Roundtable.

Interested in Speaking?

The Congress will feature a truly unique panel of global subject matter experts.
The presenters are carefully selected to ensure that their content is aligned with the theme of the conference.


Rather a TED style conference, sharing provocative and inspiring ideas to help in designing and building people-centric organizations.

How Has The Congress Impacted Your Professional Life?

#hrcongress17 so inspiring to share views on the need for HR to transform in this fast-paced and changing environment. I was impressed to meet with so many positive and amazing people willing to make the difference together.

Florence Rade, GSK

Giving a lot of outside-in prospective. Definitely I will start reviewing activities related to the role of HRBPs (myself and my team) as well as looking forward to adjust my organization’s leadership style to address the changing environment

Mikhail Lvovskiy, Electrolux

I can bring these experiences and best practices into my daily work. I have greatly expanded my network with a diverse group of professional contact – people I can contact to discuss issues I am facing in my work and ideate solutions!

Jerry Pico, Allianz


( Masterclass must be booked with congress ticket )

*tickets at these rates are offered to Corporate HR Executives only. Solution providers and consultants may register at a solution provider rate of € 2,995. Limited sponsorship options available, contact us for details.

*ticket does not include access to elective thought leader masterclasses. Access to upgrade sessions are limited, sold on the first-come-first-served basis.


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