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Reflecting on 2023: A look back at the biggest HR conferences

Let's reflect on some of the most significant HR events as we bid farewell to 2023, a year marked by evolution and resilience.
Reflecting on 2023: A look back at the biggest HR conferences

While working in an office environment offers ample opportunities to brainstorm, learn, and engage with colleagues, peers, and seniors, knowledge tends to expand further when shared among a broader audience. This highlights the significance of participating in conferences, summits, and gatherings that unite individuals facing similar challenges, work-related issues, and pressures. Such interactions often yield valuable and meaningful insights. 

At People Matters, our core aim revolves around fostering a community where solutions to ongoing or emerging challenges are discovered. Thus, we take pride in meticulously curating these conferences with the intent to facilitate your and your organisation's growth. As we approach the New Year, it's an ideal time to reflect on the past 12 months of 2023 and revisit the major HR events that made a significant impact globally. Here's a brief rundown of some of the most inspiring HR events from the year, in no particular order.

People Matters Talent Acquisition Conference 2023

Succeeding in 2023 demanded companies to embrace a profoundly different approach to talent management, grounded in operational flexibility. It was a pivotal moment for unity and carving out a new trajectory for the future of work. We extended an invitation to join us at the People Matters Talent Acquisition Conference 2023 on February 9th at Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru. 

The event featured insights from Mervyn Dinnen, an Analyst, Writer, Author, and Commentator on HR and Talent & WorkTech Trends, along with Aiyyo Shraddha (Shraddha Jain), an Actress, Radio Jockey, TV Host, and Comedian, Venkataraman SV, Managing Director for Bengaluru Service Centre at ANZ and several others. The conference delved into unconventional strategies and explored robust solutions to navigate times of volatility, enabling courageous and decisive strategic choices.

People Matters TechHR India 2023

The annual gathering of forward-thinking business and talent leaders, People Matters TechHR India, returned to provide the inspiration you needed. From learning the 'Art of The Possible' to engaging with some of the most progressive thought leaders, including Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Author, Politician & Former International Civil Servant, Papon, Singer, Composer & Live Performer, Dave Ulrich, Co-Founder & Principal, The RBL Group | Rensis Likert Professor - Ross School of Business, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Author & Chief Innovation Officer, ManpowerGroup, Brian Sommer, Founder & President, TechVentive, Priyanka Singh, Sr. Executive HR, Datamatics, Ankur Warikoo, Entrepreneur, Author, Content Creator, and many others who had been making waves in the business realm. They connected with the community to seek robust solutions.  The Asia’s Largest HR and WorkTech Conference, People Matters TechHR India 2023 held on August 3rd-4th at Leela Ambience, Gurugram.

People Matters TechHR Singapore 2023

At the annual convergence of forward-thinking business and talent leaders, People Matters TechHR Singapore returned to provide the much-needed inspiration. From exploring the 'Art of The Possible' to engaging with some of the most progressive thought leaders who have been influencing the business landscape, as well as fostering connections within the community to discover robust solutions, this was one of the most pivotal event of the year. 

During Asia’s Largest HR and WorkTech Conference, People Matters TechHR Singapore 2023, esteemed leaders such as Jacob Morgan, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Futurist, Peck Kem Low, CHRO & Advisor (Workforce Development) at Public Service Division, Michael Kim, Head of HR JAPAC & SAMEA at Spotify, Arun Dhaka, Vice President Asia Pacific & Japan at Darwinbox, Diana Spalding, Senior Director - APJ Leader for Employee Experience at ServiceNow, and several others graced the event with their presence. The event was held on August 24th at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

People Matters TechHR Pulse Indonesia

With People Matters TechHR Pulse Indonesia, we brought the essence of Asia’s largest HR and Work Tech conference to one of the growing economies. The event presented a chance to meet some of the best thinkers, decision-makers, and thought leaders such as Pambudi Sunarsihanto, Human Capital Director at Kapal Api Global, Jusman Hutama, Group Head Human Capital & Services at Asuransi Tugu Pratama Indonesia, Herman Cahyadi, Chief People Officer at Gojek, Suryo Sasono, Senior Vice President of Talent at Bukalapak, Kevin Gunawan, Implementation Manager at Akrivia HCM, and others, who empower leaders and organisations to craft a ‘work’ model aligned for the future. The event allowed for exploration of the limitless possibilities ahead with the foresight to design the future as you imagined. The People Matters TechHR Pulse Indonesia took place on 22nd November 2023 at JW Marriott, Jakarta.

People Matters L&D India Conference 2023

Amidst the rapid digital transformation of our era, it became increasingly apparent that the human factor is the ultimate catalyst for unlocking genuine excellence in the new world of work—an essential component that empowers your workforce to adapt to the ever-shifting business landscape. This encompassed harnessing continuous learning and development, revealing the valuable traits of learning agility, purpose, personal mastery, and resilience within your team.

During the People Matters L&D Conference 2023, held on October 13th, 2023, at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, we delved deeply into fostering the inner growth and exploring techniques to cultivate a resilient workforce capable of attaining sustained success in today's fast-paced world. Among the distinguished thought leaders gracing the event were Greg Orme, Author, Facilitator, Coach, Greg Orme Leadership; Gen VP Malik, Former Chief Of Army Staff, Indian Army|Chairman, Chief Of Staff Committee Of India; Archana Chadha, Head Of Human Resources, HSBC India; Vikram Tandon, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Adani Group; Orla Daly, Chief Information Officer, Skillsoft, and many others.

People Matters L&D Singapore Conference 2023

In Singapore, the upward trajectory of higher inflation and interest rates remains consistent. Within an environment fraught with disruptions, it remains imperative for leaders to proactively equip their organisations with agility, resilience, and enhanced skill sets. The primary emphasis has been on fortifying organisational capabilities resilient enough to endure even the most severe challenges. The objective revolves around enabling both individuals and businesses to become 'Built for Disruption' amid the uncertainty of economic and business cycles.

During the People Matters Learning & Development Conference Singapore 2023, esteemed leaders such as Chevaun Chee, Head of Group Talent Management at OCBC Bank, Donald Clark, CEO of Wildfire Learning, Nick Shackleton Jones, CEO & Founder of Shackleton Consulting, Peck Kem Low, CHRO & Advisor (Workforce Development) at Public Service Division, alongside several others, steered discussions on restructuring learning strategies and ecosystems. These conversations were centred around tailoring solutions to match ongoing disruptions, empowering workforces to confront pressing performance challenges, and nurturing vital knowledge and skills essential for future success.

People Matters Total Rewards & Wellbeing Conference 2023

As the business world shifts gears faster than ever before, we are called upon to create new guiding principles for our people and organisations. Not from a space of fear, but from a place of authenticity, care, and passion. The People Matters Total Rewards & Wellbeing Conference 2023 returned at a crucial juncture in time. This annual gathering of leading minds and practitioners in People and Culture, such as Luke Coutinho, Holistic Nutrition - Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine; Debra Corey, Best-Selling Author, Consultant, Keynote Speaker; Paromita Roy, Head Leadership Development, Tata Steel; Arun Verma, Founder & Curator, AVDS & Creativegarh Retreats; Satish Kannan, Co-Founder & CEO, MediBuddy, and several others, featured discussions, panels, and deliberations. The event was held on November 7, 2023, at Leela Ambience, Gurugram.

Stay tuned to People Matters for stories that offer valuable insights and lessons, paving the way for reflections, introspection, and the anticipation of what 2024 might hold! 

Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year!

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Topics: Leadership Development, #Events, #HRTech, #HRCommunity, #YearThatWas

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