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Newly Announced Speaker! Ella’s Kitchen Join A Stellar Line-Up Of 29 Cross-Sector Professionals To Share Insights On How To Cement HR’s Impact & Strategic Influence Now & In The Future

New Technologies To Attract & Retain Top Talent ✓ Fit-For-Future Workforce Planning ✓ Drive Exceptional Engagement ✓ Technology & Digitalisation In The Workplace Today ✓ Insight-Led Benefits, Rewards & Wellbeing Programmes ✓ Brexit Impact ✓ The Power Of Data & Smarter Working ✓ Cement HR As A Strategic Business Function

A One-Day, Senior Practitioner-Led, Dedicated Conference & Networking Event, 29th January 2019, Museum of London Docklands, London

29 Cross-Sector Professionals Share Insights On How To Cement HR’s Impact & Strategic Influence Now & In The Future By Leveraging New Technologies For Improved Talent, Engagement, Recruitment, Workforce Planning & Retention Strategies To Position You As An Employer Of Choice

  1. Next-Level Technologies For Next-Level Talent: Exploit new, innovative technologies and digital channels to better attract, develop and retain a skilled workforce
  2. Fit-For-Future, Flexible, Long-Term & Strategic Workforce Planning: Get ahead of the game by tapping into evolving employment and psychological trends and mindsets
  3. Drive Exceptional Engagement: The death of the annual survey vs. the rise of high-impact communications and experience-enhancing new technologies
  4. Exploiting Technology & Digitalisation In The Workplace Today: Boost efficiencies, maximise communications, drive organisational objectives and create high-performing teams
  5. Developing Insight-Led Benefits, Rewards & Wellbeing Programmes: Examining the talent, culture, pay, rewards and wellbeing trends to best support, incentivise and drive employee performance
  6. Brexit Impact? Leverage insights into your workforce makeup and availability to best prepare for the impact of Brexit now and over the coming years
  7. The Power Of Data & Smarter Working: How can HR strategically assess people, workforces and the market for insight-led strategies which drive the organisation forward?
  8. Cement HR As A Strategic Business Function: Successful strategies which bolster HR’s strategic perception and maximise commercial impact

New Inspiration For 2019! Why Should 29th January Be The Date In Your Diary:

  • 29 Practitioners Speaking In 1 Inspiring Day
  • Refreshed, Future-Focused Agenda: Tech & Talent ✓ Future Workforce ✓ Driving Engagement ✓ Technology In The Workplace ✓ Pay & Benefits ✓ Wellbeing & Stress In The Workplace ✓ The Impact Of Brexit ✓ Data & Insight ✓ Optimising HR’s Impact
  • Sister Event Of The Industry Respected HR Conference Series Including The Engaging Employees Conference & The Driving Change Conference
  • 4 Co-Chairs: McDonald's, Travelex, Iceland Foods & BBC News
  • Interactive Voting
  • 4 Interactive Panel Discussions & Q&A: A) Future Workforce B) Technology In The Workplace C) Brexit Impact D) HR’s Impact
  • Facilitated Peer Discussions: A) Retention B) Reward C) Culture D) Employer Branding E) Change F) Measuring Engagement 

Can you help companies to tackle the evolving workplace? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes before this Thursday for just £1,999 +VAT (SAVE £500). Click here to book your stand. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition stand space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Call +44 (0)20 3479 2299, email or download the partnership and exhibition brochure here >>


Positioning HR As A Strategic, Influential, Fit-For-The-Future Function At The Forefront Of Leveraging New Technologies & Innovations To Engage Rapidly-Changing Workforces & Drive High-Performance Teams


See The Programme Outline Below For The Future Of HR & The Evolving Workforce Conference Or Click Here >>
Mission-Critical Strategies To Cement HR’s Strategic Impact & Tackle The Evolving Workplace, New Technologies & The Future Of HR
: Real-World Insights To Take Advantage Of New Trends, Innovations, Next-Level Engagement, Talent, Recruitment, Workforce Planning, Digital & Retention Strategies In The Ever-Changing Workplace

08:30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09:00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Alex Snelling, Senior Director, Talent, McDonald’s

Rebecca Riley, Global Head of Reward, Travelex


09:20 Next-Level Strategies On How To Use Technologies & Digital Channels To Better Attract, Develop & Retain Your Workforce & Be Seen As An Employer of Choice

Laura Pettitt, Talent & Engagement Director, News UK


09.50 Get Ahead Of The Game! Tapping Into Evolving Employment & Psychological Trends For Fit-For-Future, Long-Term & Strategic Workforce Planning

Catherine Allen, Head of Keeping People Happy, Ella's Kitchen Ltd

Sue Swanborough, HR Director, Whitworths Ltd

Hessie Coleman, Head of People Operations, Starling Bank

Vilma Nikolaidou, Associate Director People Strategy, University of the Arts London

Ana Mitrasevic, Vice President, Human Resources, Expedia Group, HomeAway

Erica Bone, Senior Director, HR, Warner Music Group

10.35 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


11.05 Proactive, High-Impact Approaches To Drive Exceptional Engagement Levels With Influential Communications & Experience-Enhancing New Technologies

Sudhir Saseedharan, Global Lead, LEGO Workplace Design, The LEGO Group

11.25 Bonus Case Study With Exclusive Conference Partner - Karian and Box


11.55 Harness & Exploit New, Innovative Technological Advances & Digitalisation To Boost Workplace Efficiencies, Maximise Communication, Drive Business Objectives & Achieve High-Performing Teams

Dr Nicola Millard, Head of Customer Insight & Futures, BT

Andrew Lawson, Head of HR, Shakespeare's Globe

12.15 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners


12.45 6 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Creative Reward Strategies For Retaining Top Talent In Competitive Markets
Emma O’Toole, Reward Director Consumer, BT

B) Reward
Ian Hodson, Head of Reward & Deputy Director of Human Resources, The University of Lincoln

C) Culture
Becky Davies, Head of HR – Employee Experience & Proposition, Santander UK

Damien Shieber, Head of Culture & Engagement, Santander UK

D) Employer Branding
Nik Butcher, Head of Reward, Travelex

E) Change
Clare Kay, HR Business Partner, Castle Donington Distribution Centre, Marks & Spencer

Rebecca Charnley, HR Business Partner, Castle Donington Distribution Centre, Marks & Spencer

F) Measuring Engagement
Susan Martindale, Group HR Director, Mitchells & Butlers

13.15 Afternoon Co-Chair's Opening Remarks

Jeff Uden, Head of Talent, Iceland Foods

Emily Kirwan, Head of Internal Communications Engagement, BBC News


13.35 Unlock Insights Into Culture, Pay, Rewards & Benefits To Build Incentives & Drive Performance In A Rapidly-Evolving Workplace

Gary Thomas, Head of Reward, Kier Group


14.00 Best-Practice Advice & Creative Approaches To Support Your Workforce & Encourage A Culture of Wellbeing

Tony Cooke, VP HR Region West, adidas

14.30 Bonus Case Study - LifeWorks


15.00 Leverage Insight Into Your Workforce To Prepare For The Impact Of Brexit & Anticipate How It Could Affect Staffing Availability

Richard Collinge, UK HR Director, CSM Bakery Solutions

Andrew Johnson, Assistant Director of People Services (Policy and Reward), University of Exeter

15.30 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


16.00 Develop An Increased Understanding Of How HR Can Strategically Assess People, The Workforce & The Market For Data & Insight-Led Strategies Which Drive The Organisation Forward

Speaker To Be Announced - Please Check Website For Details


16.30 Successful Strategies Which Reinforce HR As A Strategic Business Function, Re-Define The Wider Perception & Maximise The Commercial Impact Of HR

Kim Clarke, Director of HR Business Partnering, Employee Relations & Shared Services, TSB

Ruth Busby, HR Director, Great Western Railway (GWR)

Laura Pettitt, Talent & Engagement Director, News UK

Sharon Benson, HR Director, Express Gifts Limited

Nik Butcher, Head of Reward, Travelex

17.00 Chair’s Closing Remarks

17.10 Official Close Of Conference