2 Days

6 Breakaways

30+ Speakers

2021 Summit Key Focus Areas
  • Energising the organisation, teams and individuals
  • Fostering winning mind-sets in a Collaborative Culture
  • Laying the foundation for HR’s Digital Transformation
  • Transforming HR through Technology
  • Choose Technology that fits your Business Model
  • Best Practices in Strategic HR Process Automation
  • Catapulting Skills Development beyond the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Youth skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • What is the future of RPA in HR?
  • Redefining HRD through Data Analytics
More About the Conference

The Future of HR Summit has quickly built up credibility as southern Africa’s premier platform for articulating the fundamentals of human capital management at all levels, while unpacking the latest implications of digital disruption on the industry. It scrutinises the changing job descriptions of HR professionals and showcases the industry’s ongoing, innovation-led evolution. But what makes it unique?

After all, a lot of global HR conferences talk about the future of HR. The robots are coming, they warn us. Virtual reality is the new reality. Everything online. Chat bots. Data is going to be …well …big. It’s fascinating if frustrating for the average HR practitioner, who comes away with little clarity on how to get to this future; having spent X in company funds to be at the event. You return to your desk, trying to catch up on the 3 days of work missed and no less perplexed by it all; still sifting through traditional printed CVs and entering names on Excel sheets, while waiting for the rap of aluminium knuckles on the door.

Southern Africa’s 7th annual Future of HR Summit will put the far future aside and recalibrate focus onto the definite near future: what you as a CEO, MD, HR Director or Manager can start doing now, or at least just now, to move towards your company’s digitally-driven future. From 18 – 19 August 2021, we will bring to the Summit relevant industry experts and solution providers to show you what your next step is in terms of automated recruitment, online employee engagement, scalable e-learning, data analytics, wellness programmes and other key aspects of HR.

Get effective solutions to assist with the implementation of your company’s HR Digital Transformation Strategy and come away with concrete actions you can take during the next 12-18 months.

The 7th annual Future of HR Summit: A practical guide to HR’s Digital Transformation. Sponsor, speak, exhibit or experience:

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Local & International Speakers


Breakaway Sessions

2021 Speaker Network

Avanthi Maharaj

HR Cluster Head

Google, SA

Mechell Chetty

HR Vice President

Unilever, SA

Shalini Bhateja

HR Vice President

The Coca-Cola Company, Africa

Suzanne Lucas

Owner and Founder

Evil HR Lady, USA

Valter Adao

Chief Executive and Digital Leader

Cadena Growth Partners, SA

Vicky Tlhabanelo

Executive HR

 Royal Bafokeng Platinum, SA

Phillipa Geard


RecruitMyMom, SA

Oran Cohen

Founder & CEO, SA

Nonhlanhla Mhungu

 Vice President HR

 Swissport SA, SA

Emma El-Karout

Founder & MD

One Circle, SA

Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus


Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology, SA

Dave Millner

Author, Futurist and Consulting Partner

 HRCurator, UK

Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, Middle East & Africa


Brady Pyle

Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer


Abey Kgotle

Executive director HR

Mercedes-Benz South Africa, SA