Conference: 24 – 25 February 2020 | Workshops: 23, 26 & 27 February 2020 |Ritz-Carlton DIFC Dubai, UAE

With over 900 decision makers and 30+ solution providers, SHRM Tech EMEA is the largest specialised regional event on technology and its impact on the workforce.

Created by the people who truly believe that the technological shift in the EMEA region is ready to move from early adoption to mass implementation, SHRM Tech EMEA conference will bring regional employers and global solution providers in a closer and sustainable future proof collaboration.

Co-organised by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society and Informa Connect – the leading event experience organisation, SHRM Tech EMEA will bring the leaders in hr and technology under one roof to drive HR’s digital agenda and pave the way for an innovative and technologically driven workplace.

Global keynotes

Josh Bersin

Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy

Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world.

He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. He currently sits on the board of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Global keynotes

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. He previously served a two-year term as Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006.

Mr. Taylor is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents nearly 300,000 students attending public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In this role, he became a prolific fundraiser, amassing over $100 million in grants and gifts. As an influencer in his field and community, he was named one of the Ebony Magazine “Power 100” in 2011.

H.E. Dr. Abdurahman Al Awar

Director General, FAHR

Dr. Abdulrahman has a Ph.D. in Geology and Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, USA, 1995. He started his career in Dubai petroleum Company in 1996.

Dr. Al Awar has over 23 years of experience in executive roles in Public and Private sectors and across various industries (spanning Oil & Gas & banking, etc.). He served previously as Executive Vice President of Business Development – New Smelters in Dubai Aluminium Company (DUBAL). The Business Development division was responsible for developing multi billions US$ smelter projects in the UAE and the Region. In addition, he served in Mubadala, Dolphin Energy, HSBC and Dubai Petroleum company. In addition, he served as a Director General of the National Human Resource Development & Employment Authority “TANMIA”.

Dr. Abdulrahman A. Al-Awar is currently the Director General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR).

Integrating HR Tech Into Your Organisational Design

Interact with
HR & Technology Professionals

Hear From
Global Speakers

30+ Knowledge Sessions & Demos conducted by Industry Thought Leaders

150+ C-Level, Directors, VP’s of HR and Technology

Realising Business Value Through HR Tech

  • Digitally transformed workforce: Upskilling and retraining to retain talent
  • Revolutionised by technology: Importance of alignment between HR and C-Suite
  • Digital Employee Experience: Getting it right
  • Disruptive leadership in the age of digital transformation
  • Evolution of learning technology: Exploring the world of smart learning systems
  • Driving a culture that thrives in the digital world
  • Game changer: The role of people analytics in the future of work
  • Need of the hour: Changing mindsets for successful digital HR transformation

SHRM Tech EMEA at your fingertips!

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Technology has become an indispensable part of our everyday life and has greatly come to transform and enhance the way we live and work. SHRM TECH EMEA Conference 2020 will provide you with the opportunity to showcase the most path-breaking innovation and tech trends in HR.

Whether you are looking to raise your company’s profile, launch new products or create new business development opportunities, we will tailor a package that best suits your business objectives.

Jason Averbook

CoFounder & CEO, Leapgen

“SHRM Tech EMEA was simply amazing from a content, conversation and continuation of building a great community of lifelong learners, along with more learning opportunities to make an impact on your business and yourself.”


People Analytics leader & Executive Director, Insight222

“The level of conversation at SHRM TECH EMEA was incredible high and demonstrated the enthusiasm and thirst of knowledge and mindset can help HR drive the employee experience and improve business outcomes.”

About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

About Informa Connect

We provide products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist communities worldwide. Informa has 5 divisions: Informa Connect, Informa Markets, Informa Intelligence, Informa Tech and Taylor & Francis. We are listed on London Stock Exchange and a member of FTSE 100, with over 11,000 colleagues working in more than 30 countries. Informa Connect organises high-quality, content-driven events and programmes that enable specialist communities to meet, connect, network and share knowledge. The Middle East office, formerly known as IIR Middle East, has over two decades of regional experience in organising and managing all types of business events.

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