Programme

Wednesday 6th June 2018

World Employment Confederation Exclusive Members Only Day
7:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome: Geraldine King,Chief Executive, National Recruitment Federation, and Frank Farrelly, President National Recruitment Federation
9:15 – 11:00 General Assembly – Part 1
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13.00 General Assembly – Part 2
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

Topic: Social Innovation – All Members

(External Next Steps)

15:30 – 17:00 National Federation Committees
18:00 Transfer from the Clayton Hotel to Christchurch Cathedral
Reception: The Crypt (International Delegates sponsored by Coffreo )
Dress code: Business suit – Cocktail dress
19:00

Transfer to the Mansion House
Welcome Dinner: Mansion House (All Delegates)
Dress code: Business suit – Cocktail dress

Sponsored by Coffreo

Thursday 7th June 2018

World Employment Conference – Managing an Extended Workforce
7:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Ceremony
9:10 – 9:15 Introduction: Alison Comryn, Journalist, Broadcaster and Conference Chair
9:15 – 9:30 Welcome:  National Recruitment Federation Chief Executive Geraldine King and President Frank Farrelly
9:30 – 9:45 Opening Speech Minister 
9:45 – 10:00 Welcome:  Annemarie Muntz, President and Hans Leentjes, Vice President, World Employment Confederation
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Session
Keynote Speaker to be announced
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Breakout Session 1
Topic: Situational Leadership

Breakout Session 2
Topic: Growth, Performance and Competitive Advantage

Breakout Session 3
Topic: Talent as a Service – Managing the extended Workforce

12:15 – 13:00

Panel 1:
Topic: Managing the Risks and Reaping the Rewards of an Extended Workforce

Panel 2:
Topic: Total Talent Management in Emerging Markets. Myth or Reality?

Panel 3:
Topic: Why Education for the Industry is Necessary

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:45

Breakout  1
Topic: Situational Leadership

Breakout Session 2
Topic: Managing Talent in the New World of Work

Breakout Session 3
Topic: How to Build a Career for the Dispersed and Remote Workforce

14:45 – 15:15

Panel 1:
Topic: Buy, Borrow or  Build Talent

Panel 2:
Topic: The Rise of New Employment Models

Panel 3:
Topic: Reskilling for the Future of Work

Mark Keese, Head of Skills and Employability Division, OECD

15:15 – 15:40 Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:10 Topic: Gig Economy: David McWilliams, Author, Journalist, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Documentary Maker
16:10 – 16:30 Keynote: Wendy Murphy, HR Director for LinkedIn Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
16:30 – 17:15 Keynote speaker:  Keith Barry, World’s leading TV Hypnotist, Mentalist and Brain Hacker
  Close Day 1
19:00 – 23:00 Black and White Masquerade Ball
Venue: Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Dress code: Tux and formal black or white dress!

Friday 8th June 2018

World Employment Conference – Managing an Extended Workforce
7:30 – 9:00 Registration & Walking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Opening – Minister
9:20 – 9:50 Keynote:
Cultural Diversity: Fons Trompenaars, Expert in Cross-Cultural Leadership
9:50 – 10:15 Gender Diversity: Peter Cosgrove,  Founder of the Future of Work Institute
10:15 – 10:40 Talent Retention: David Collings, Professor of HRM at Dublin City University Business School
10:40 – 11:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
Fons Trompernaars, Peter Cosgrove, David Collings
Moderator: Alison Comryn
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15 Keynote: To be announced
12:15 – 13:00 Keynote:  Dr Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychologist
13:00 – 13:15 World Employment Conference 2019 Presentation: Charles Cameron, CEO Australian Federation
13:15 – 13:30 World Employment Conference 2018 Close:
World Employment Confederation and National Recruitment Federation
13:30 Networking lunch and departure

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