Building Skills and
Talent for the Future
In-Person | 9 – 10 May 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Building future skills and talent in organisations in the Gulf region is a pressing challenge and opportunity. While there are numerous initiatives and efforts underway, organisations need to continually adapt their strategies to stay competitive in the evolving landscape of the Gulf region’s business environment.
Over the course of two-days, and underpinned by CRF’s research Reskilling for Sustainable Growth, this conference will explore the multi-faceted challenge through the lens of:
- how to develop emerging local talent
- the digital skills required for the future
- how technology can be utilised to leverage existing talent
- creating an inclusive culture
- the collaboration required between Government, education and the private sector
Blending insights from a range of perspectives the event will ensure learning, knowledge sharing and practical application supported by numerous networking opportunities where approaches can be discussed.
Who is this event for?
HR Leaders in the Gulf with interest and responsibility for talent development, acquisition, learning, career paths and future skills.
IN-PERSON: Thursday 9 – Friday 10 May 2024 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Senior Vice President Talent Management, e&
Reed has been working in HR roles, including L&D, HRBP and Talent Management for almost 30 years, across a number of Blue Chip global organisations. He left the UK in 2014 to move to a role based in Abu Dhabi and is now the Senior Vice President for Talent Management at e& (a global technology group). He leads the Talent Acquisition and Internal Mobility, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Assessment, Succession Planning and Executive Development teams. He’s focused on helping e& to have the right talent in the right roles at the right time with the right capabilities..
John Whelan MBE
John Whelan is a Director at Corporate Research Forum. Formerly UK HR Director of BAE Systems, the FTSE 100 defence, security, and aerospace company, John’s experience and strengths lie in business and HR Transformation, Organisation Development and Employee Relations. Prior to joining BAE, he held a variety of HR roles in engineering, technology and manufacturing businesses across the telecommunications and semi-conductor industries including Matra-Marconi Space where he was HR Director for the UK and, latterly, Group HRD.