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Monday 18 May 2009 (Pre-conference day)
19:30 – 21:30 Pre-Conference Networking Cocktail
Tuesday 19 May 2009 (Main conference day)
08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee  
09:00 – 09:20 Chairman Welcome Address

Karsten Soderberg

 Karsten Soderberg, Director, CorporateLeaders
09:20 – 10:00 Keynote: What's on the HR Director's Agenda

Luc Vanden Broeck, Vice President HR, GSK Biologicals
  • HR challenges and priorities
  • HR transformation objectives
  • HR service delivery model
10:00 – 10:40 Adding Value and Innovation in a Down Market

Gian Sondheimer, Group Head Human Resources Business Management, Zurich Insurance Company 

  • Implementing a complex HR transformation strategy
  • Driving innovation from a global job architecture
  • Generating value from the group HR system initiative
10:40 - 11:10 Engaging Times: The Competitive Advantage in a Recession
  Chris Phillips, Vice President International Marketing, Taleo
  • Today’s talent management challenges: Cut costs, not capabilities
  • Engagement, alignment and productivity: Maximise workforce contribution
  • Effect of engagement on performance: Prepare for recovery
11:10 – 11:30 Networking and Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:40  Parallel Sessions
Stream A

Executive Briefing:
Building Cutting Edge Recruitment Processes through Outsourcing

  • Capturing true value add from a recruitment process
  • What can be sourced, what is workflow and what is operational management
  • Optimize recruiters through tooling
  • Scalability through outsourcing
  • Differences in RPO for contingent labour and retained staff
  Moderator: Andrew Kris, Consultant and Director, Borderless Executive Search
Arjen van Berkum, Formerly Manager, ING Netherlands
Rick Woodward, Formerly Learning and Development Director, Kimberly-Clark
 Stream B Executive Briefing:
Working with Works Councils during HR Transformation
  • Types of works councils
  • A challenge, an obstacle or a tool
  • Best ways to work with works councils during transformation projects
  • Biggest threats and how to overcome them
  • Creating/developing the right works councils for a transformation era
  • Aligning works councils with company strategy
  Moderator: Patrick Meirlaen, Managing Partner, The Future Alliance

John Hacquebard
, Director Labour and Employee Relations EMEA, Honeywell


Luc Janssens, General Manager HR, Toyota Motor Europe
Michael Magotsch, LL.M., Partner, DLA Piper
12:40 - 13:40 Networking Lunch
13:40 - 14:00 Performance: Improving Productivity
  Tim Vermeire, Managing Partner, Still Movin
14:00 – 14:30
Top HR Trends Coming Out of the Economic Crisis
  Karim Zerhouni , Director HR Transformation,
The Hackett Group
  • World-class performance in the context of recessionary conditions
  • Actions HR can take during tough economic times
14:30 – 15:10

Panel Debate:
Performance & Cost Optimisation through HR Transformation

  • HR transformation options and their impact on the organization
  • Getting the business case right
  • Quantifying the retained organization – what stays in what goes out
  • Getting the governance structure right - before, during and after

Karsten Soderberg

Moderator: Karsten Soderberg, Director, CorporateLeaders

Gianni Giacomelli, Head of Global Strategy and Marketing BPO Business Unit, SAP AG
Gian Sondheimer, Group Head Human Resources Business Management, Zurich Insurance Company

Christine Stanowski, Vice President Global Consulting, ADP
15:10 - 15:30  Networking & Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:40  Parallel Sessions
Stream A

Executive Briefing:
Driving Innovation and Adding Value to HR Shared Services and Outsourcing

  • Fostering a "self service" culture
  • Challenges and pitfalls of self service
  • HR shared services in complex multi-country environments
  • Engagement models with local HR teams and corporate Centers of Excellence
  • The "ideal" service coverage scope
  • Opportunities for cross functional collaboration for "hire to retire" processes

Moderator: Luk Mettens, HR Operations Leader, European and Emerging Markets, Cisco


Karim Zerhouni , Director HR Transformation,
The Hackett Group

Amr Shokry, Human Resources Director European Middle Size Affiliates, Eli Lilly and Company

Tobias Kuehr, Senior VP HR Services, Deutsche Telekom
Stream B

Executive Briefing:
Managing and Developing Talent in Business Transformation

  • Identifying talent
  • Aligning talent development and leadership with business strategy
  • Implementing talent management strategies with business transformation
  • Talent management as a competitive differentiator
  • Measuring progress
Moderator: Mario Dobbelaere, Partner, Conlibrio
Moderator: Marian Philips, Partner, Conlibrio
Christian Bovenkamp, HR Director, GMAC European Operations

Rick Woodward, Formerly Learning and Development Director, Kimberly-Clark

Luc Vanden Broeck, Vice President HR, GSK Biologicals
16:40 – 17:00 Roundup & Closing Remarks    

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