2018 Africa HR Summit

Unlocking Growth Through HR

11-12 April, Johannesburg

Event Agenda

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08:30–09:00Refreshments and Registration

09:00–09:10Conference Welcome

Peter BothaCEO, Africa, Mercer

09:10–10:10Keynote Session: Navigating Global Trends in a Disrupted World

Dion ChangManaging Director, Flux Trends

10:10–11:00Plenary Session: A Thriving Workforce — Making the Goal a Reality in Today's Turbulent Times

Kate BraveryGlobal Practices Leader, Mercer

11:00–11:20Networking Break

11:20–12:00Plenary Session: Designing a Future-proof Talent Management Strategy

Simon ReyGroup Head, Talent, Learning and Organizational Development, Ecobank Transnational

12:00–12:40Plenary Session: Charting Organisational Transformation

Ethel KuuyaCEO, Advisory K

12:40–13:00Rapid Insight: Mobility Quiz

Mario FerraroGlobal Mobility Leader, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Mercer

13:00–14:00Lunch Break

14:00–14:40Plenary Session: How Engagement Can Help Businesses Thrive

Lewis GarradEmployee Research and Engagement Business Segment Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer

14:40–15:00Rapid Insight: Pay Transparency — The Challenges and Opportunities

Debora RoperTotal Rewards Partner, SAP Africa

15:00–15:20Networking Break

15:20–16:00Plenary Session: The HR Standards Contribution to Organisations

Marius MeyerCEO, The South African Board of People Practices (SABPP)

16:00–16:45Plenary Session: Translating Employees' Savings into a Guided Financial Planning Framework. A Win/Win/Win for Employers, Employees and Policymakers

Anne Cabot-AlletzhauserHead of the Alexander Forbes Research Institute, Alexander Forbes

16:45–17:00Wrap-up of Day One

Razan SimaanCentre of Excellence Leader, Middle East and Africa, Mercer

17:00–20:00Networking Reception


08:30–09:00Refreshments and Registration

09:00–09:10Welcome Day Two

Razan SimaanCentre of Excellence Leader, Middle East and Africa, Mercer

09:10–09:25Rapid Insight: A Snapshot of Africa Talent Trends

Kate BraveryGlobal Practices Leader, Mercer

09:25–10:00Plenary Session: Examining Africa Regional Compensation and Benefits Trends

Nicol MullinsPrincipal Consultant, Career, Mercer

10:00–10:15Networking Break

10:15–12:30Industry Forum Breakout Sessions


Consumer Goods

Financial Services

Life Sciences

Mining and Energy


HR Hot Topics

12:30–13:30Lunch Break

13:30–14:10Plenary Session: Working with HR Analytics

Dion GroenewegSenior Partner, Cape Group Global

14:10–14:30Rapid Insight: Site Selection Using People Metrics

Nicolas ConstantinidesMercer

14:30–14:50Networking Break

14:50–15:30Plenary Session: Driving Digital Disruption in Recruitment

James HuTalent Manager, Unilever Africa

15:30–16:15Plenary Session: Rewards Strategies for 2020 and Beyond

Puneet SwaniCareer Business Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer

16:15–16:30Conference Close

Peter BothaCEO, Africa, Mercer

Contact Us

For more information about the event please contact:
Eldorna Mapp

Andrew Davy

Contact the Mercer Global Events Team MercerGlobalEvents@mercer.com


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