WINDHOEK, Sept 7 – The 7th Annual Institute of People Management Conference is scheduled to take place on the 16th and 17th October 2017 at the Safari Hotel. Hailed as the biggest HR and People leadership event in Namibia, this year’s Conference is themed, “Leading in Turbulent Times”.
“This year’s Conference is special in the sense that we will put an emphasis on leadership. The theme is fitting indeed, given the challenges our economy finds itself in, it presents us with countless opportunities if we remain steadfast in our quest for leadership” said IPM President, Tim Ekandjo.
The 2017 Conference will run over two full days and offers a list of the most powerful local and international speakers that will enrich delegates experience.
The Conference will officially be opened by Honourable Minister of Public Enterprises, Leon Jooste. The program features prominent leadership topics such as “The Leadership Architecture in Turbulent Times which will be presented by Nene Molefi from South Africa, “Free for Success in Turbulence” by Sigi Lange and “Leaders without Titles” by Louise Shixwameni from the Office of the Prime Minister.
Of significant interest on the program is the two panel discussions. Day One will see a hot topic being discussed titled “SME Bank-Lessons Learned” which you cannot miss, while Day two will discuss a very topical issue titled “Corporate Governance in SOE’s-does it exist?”. Other topical discussions featuring on the program is “Corruption in Business” which will be tackled by Tarah Shanika from the NCCI while Mr Suta Kavari from the National Planning Commission will discuss NDP5.
Closing this year’s Conference will be our special guest, Lynette Ntuli, who is the CEO of Innate Investment Solutions, a South African entity that provides property, asset management and infrastructure solutions to the built environment and custodians of land and property portfolios. Lynette received various awards and accolades which includes the Fun Fearless Award 2008 Cosmopolitan Magazine, Woman to Watch Destiny Magazine, Under 30 and Top Feature O Magazine (The Oprah Magazine), The Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2012 Award, Power 40-Destiny Magazine, The Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year 2014 winner.
Lynette is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and Founding Curator of a South African hub. In 2014, she had been selected as one of the Top 200 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium – the world’s premier symposium on leadership, politics and society. Lynette is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow in the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a former Advisory Board member of First National Bank (FNB) in the Kwazulu Natal Region, a member of the African Leadership Network and the Interim Chair of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa (SADC).
This year’s Conference will once again end on a high note with the IPM Excellence Gala dinner that will see outstanding HR professionals being celebrated and recognized in various categories.
Delegate fees for registered IPM members is only N$4500 while non-members is N$5500, and N$6500 for registered for IPM Exhibitors and N$7500 for non-members. Registrations are now officially open. – NDN Staffer