May 14th - 15th 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

9th Annual Human Assets Expansion Summit MENA 2014 and 6th Annual MENA HR Excellence Awards

About the Summit

The 9th Annual Human Assets Expansion Summit MENA 2014 aims to connect HR professionals from leading organisations in the region and recognise individuals and organisations for excellence in the HR function. The three days are designed to facilitate knowledge sharing regarding the most pressing issues facing HR professionals in the region.

The summit also features the 6th MENA HR Excellence Awards to recognise outstanding achievements by individuals and organisations in advancing the HR function in their respective organisations.


Keynote Addresses

Listen to some of the region and world’s most successful and renowned business leaders revealing critical key strategies and drivers for growth in the HR function.


Panel Discussions

Learn from industry leaders through revealing keynotes and expert-led panel discussions. Each centres on a specific topic with time for Q&A sessions afterwards, enabling you to have your most pressing questions answered.



Focusing on specific topics and themes, these give you the opportunity to choose your own workshops and take part in highly interactive sessions that deliver practical knowledge and skill development.


Think Tanks

Highlight your credentials and industry knowledge during a problem-solving roundtable. Featuring practical case studies and bestpractices, each is limited to 30 attendees to ensure focus and relevance.


Networking Sessions

Get to meet prominent, like-minded delegates in a focused, five-star environment. You can conduct meetings, share strategies and ideas, explore business opportunities and build profitable professional relationships.



A highlight of the initiative, the awards acknowledge prominent individuals for a variety of skills and acumen. The highest quality entrants ensure strong competition.

Get involved



  • His Excellency Dr Omar A Al Nuaimi
    Assistant Undersecretary of Policies and Strategy
    Ministry of Labour in the United Arab Emirates
  • Andy Irons
    Senior Global HR Business Partner
  • Samer Ramez Abu-Ltaif
    Regional General Manager - Gulf Region
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Edward Matti
    Managing Partner
    CCM Consultancy
  • Ronald Thomas
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    RGTS Group
  • Salma Al-Hajjaj
    General Manager Human Resources
    Gulf Bank (Kuwait)
  • Wissam Hachem
    Vice President Learning and Development
    Etihad Airways
  • Dr Haitham Jouher
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Corporate Excellence
    Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank (Jordan)
  • Ramakrishna Krovvidi
    Senior Vice President, Organisational Development
    Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du)
  • Zeeshan Mansoor Ali
    Head of Training and Development
    Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia)
  • Essa Al Mulla
    Executive Director
    Emirates National Development Programme (ENDP)
  • Jubin Honarfar
    whatchado corporation
  • Sandrine Bardot
    Managing Director
    The Bardot Group
  • Dr Abhilasha Singh
    Associate Professor, Organisational Behaviour and HR (MBA Program); Director, Local, Regional and International Affairs
    American University in the Emirates
  • David Jones
    Founder and Managing Director
    The Talent Enterprise
  • Radhika Punshi
    Founder and Consulting Director
    The Talent Enterprise
  • Marcia von Berg
    Senior Consulting Manager
    The Talent Enterprise
  • Abdulrahman Saqr
    Senior Vice President-Human Resources
    First Gulf Bank
  • Omar Hayat
    Senior Consultant
    CCM Consultancy
  • Masam Ali Malik
    Management Consultant
    CCM Consultancy
  • Dr Mansoor Anwar
    Director - Medical & Occupational Health Services Human Capital & Administration
    Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (Du)


It has been one of the best HR conferences I have attended in the Middle East. The quality of the speakers, the insight fulness of the questions, and the number of interactions was exceptional – congratulations to nasebaHead of Performance and Reward, Mubadala


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