WINDHOEK - The second annual convention of the Institute for People Management in Namibia, scheduled for September, would be a gathering of the who’s who in the human resources industry, with guest speakers including the vice-president for human resources at Shell Africa and Thebe Ikalafeng, who is arguably one of Africa’s foremost brand authorities on marketing.
There will be a mini exhibition on the sidelines of the convention.
The Institute of People Management (IPM) in Namibia was established in 2010 as an official platform where human resources professionals are able to meet and discuss common issues and challenges, and work closely together.
This year’s convention would have an IPM Awards Gala dinner that will award and recognise professionals in various categories, said the IPM president Tim Ekandjo.
The categories include chief executive of the year, the IPM business partner, director of the year and corporate award for the company that made a concerted effort to employ disabled people.
There will also be an award to the company that made efforts to employ students and interns. Prime Minister, Nahas Angula, who is also IPM Namibia’s patron, will attend the gala dinner. The convention takes place on September 24 to 16 in Windhoek.
“This year’s convention promises delegates an even more exciting and informative line-up of international, regional and local speakers that is sure to make this the best IPM Convention ever and equal to any international convention in the world,” said Ekandjo.
There will be 17 speakers in total speaking on issues of human resources and business related topics that is not just appealing to the professionals but also to business leaders in general.
The speakers include Nangula Uaandja from PricewaterhouseCoopers, who will speak on corporate governance from the King 3 Report perspective, John Gatherer a well-renowned expert on Talent Management, and Akin Oparison former Vice HR President of Shell Africa.
There will also be a number of local managing directors who will tackle various relevant human resources challenges.