The Wellbeing at Work Event returns to Dubai on 20 February 2018. The event will be providing HR and business leaders the latest wellbeing and employee happiness developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the Middle-East region.
Watch our London 2017 event video here
I must say the event was very well executed and really very professional. The audience was at a senior level one and the speakers were all experts in their field. It was a pleasure and a great learning to interact with them. I will be using the services of one or two vendors who I met at the event for some activities planned in the coming month.
Head of HR, Dubai Airports
The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.
The Event will include a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that has the potential to change the world of work.
Thank you once again for this great event. It is a fantastic initiative and a real push on Health & Wellbeing in the work place for the region
Head of Compensation & Benefits, AXA Insurance (Gulf Region)
30 year career in banking including roles at JP Morgan, Bank of America and HSBC
Julia is based in Dubai and is responsible for reward strategy and programmes in 25 countries across the region.
Intuitive change catalyst and business leader characterized as systematic and forward-thinking in developing plans
10+ years HR experience – 7 years at Unilever and prior to that, worked for Pepsi India for 3 years.
HR & Strategic Business Partner, leading the Human Resources function of over 21 group companies spanning across UAE , Qatar, Oman & Kuwait
David is responsible for the development of human resource management strategies across the Middle-East & Africa.
Bruce advises leading Government and Non-Government organisations on the importance of understanding the immense impact workplace conditions
Lals Group manages renowned retail brands including Homes r Us, Daiso, Carter’s, US Polo Association, G2000, and Miriade
Commissioning workplace related research and then sharing the results with clients and the Workplace and Design community
Kimi educates and empowers employees to take charge of their lives and health at Expo 2020
Richard leads and manages a portfolio of clinical services including Healthcare, Family & Aviation Medicine & Clinical Psychology.
Sabrine is currently part of an international research collaboration between universities in the Netherlands, Australia and the UK
08:00 – 08:55
Registration and Networking
08:55 – 09:00
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00 – 09:25
Keynote Address: Promoting Happiness and Positivity
Speaker to be announced shortly
09:25 – 09:45
The Role of Leadership in Promoting Corporate Wellness in the UAE
Dr. Zakir Malik, General Manager – Group HR, Oasis Investment Company – Al Shirawi Group
09:45 – 10:10
U.A.E.: The Route to Happiness
As the U.A.E. progresses towards its mission around happiness and positivity, it is important for leaders in both government and non-governmental organizations to consider the immense impact of workplace conditions on employees’ daily lives. Using recent analysis, Gallup will outline a model to illustrate how employers can significantly contribute to the UAE’s mission through workplaces built on a strong foundation of performance, engagement, strengths and well-being. Through its study of human nature for over 80 years in over 140 countries, and advising the world’s leading organizations how to transform their organizational cultures, Gallup has identified the conditions that lead to thriving countries, citizens, workplaces and customers. Gallup aims to bring the best of this knowledge to UAE leaders and organizations in pursuit of the national happiness agenda.
Bruce Young, Senior Workplace Consultant, Gallup
10:10 – 10:30
A Global Perspective on Creating a Healthy Culture
Brian Heyworth, Global Head of Client Strategy, HSBC
10:30 – 10:50 Networking Break
10:50 – 11:40
Panel Debate: Happiness as an Integral Part of an Organization’s Culture
Racan Aboredaif, Head of Performance and Organisational Development, SABB
Shelly Kawatra, HR Director – Gulf, Unilever
Gopika Nair, Senior Vice President – HR & Administration, LALS Group
Dr. Richard Jenkins, Vice President Medical Services, Emirates Airline
11:40 – 12:10
Promoting a Healthy Corporate Culture to Attract Talent
Julia Miller, Director of Compensation and Benefits, Hilton
12:10 – 13:00
Nutrition in the Workplace to Drive Employee Health and Wellbeing
Kimi Sokhi, Manager – Employee Engagement and Wellbeing, Expo 2020
13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch
14:00 – 14:35
The Effect of Psychological Wellbeing on Workplace Proactivity
Dr. Sabrine El Baroudi, Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior and Management, Canadian University Dubai
14:35 – 15:05
The Impact of Workplace Design Solutions on Employee Happiness
Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller
15:05 – 15:30
The Impact of Technology in Workplace Happiness
David Van Lochem, HR Director – Middle East & Africa, IDEMIA
15.30 – 15.55 Networking Break
15.55 – 16.15
The Link Between a Nurturing Company Culture and Business Outcomes in Diverse Organizations
Speaker to be confirmed
16:15 – 16:40
Fireside Chat – Corporate Wellness as a Driver of Corporate Excellence
Dr. Haitham Jouer, Deputy CEO, Chief of Corporate Excellence, Safwa Islamic Bank
Chair’s closing remarks
16.50 – 18.30
Please join us on the lawn to watch the fountains and for some canapés to close the conference.