The Future of HR Summit Kicks Off in Brussels to Explore the role of Human Resources in Meeting the Challenges of a Dramatically Altered Global Business Environment

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Executive Networks Convenes Global Strategy and Innovation Forum of Ideas for Sharpening an HR Lens Around Business and Talent Strategy to Address Today's Unprecedented Pace of Change that Experts Say is Here to Stay

It's time to re-think what we call HR.

Global thought leaders and HR experts from five continents are gathering in Brussels for two days of analysis and conversations at the Future of HR Summit, co-produced by Executive Networks, to explore the rapidly evolving HR function in business worldwide.

The Future of HR Summit runs 22 & 23 June 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

The Future of HR Summit will feature experts on issues & trends in most of the world’s key regions – including Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.

Executive Networks is a co-producer of the Summit, in collaboration with John Herbert of the European HR Forum and Walt Cleaver, former president of the Human Resource Planning Society and current principal of Cleaver Consulting Group.

“It’s time to re-think what we call HR,” said Ed Lawler, director of the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California and a Summit presenter. “As we emerge from the deep recession, there’s no going back to business as usual. HR professionals need to expect continuous and unprecedented change – accelerated change that is not going away,” added Lawler.

Summit registered attendees are from a wide range of global companies and organizations, including Tata, Lenovo, AXA, Unilever, Dell, Alcatel-Lucent, INSEAD, USC, Thunderbird, Groupo Santillana, Boston Consulting Group, Alstom, H&M, University of Milan, Reckitt Benckiser, SWIFT, Hertz Global Holdings, Lafarge, ExxonMobil, 3M, Monsanto, Novartis, Oxford University SAID Business School, ENDESA, Baxter Health Care, NorthgateArinso, Cenovus Energy, School of Inspired Leadership India, Centre for Applied HR Research, Hong Kong Institute of HR Management, Sweet Sensations and others.

“The Future of HR Summit is not a sit-and-listen conference,” said Mike Dulworth, CEO of Executive Networks. “We’ve designed the Summit as a unique forum for exploring new thinking – with rich opportunities for prolonged discussion and problem solving among Summit presenters and attendees,” he added.

The Future of HR Summit will feature thought-leader presentations on issues & trends in most of the world’s key regions – including Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa.

Speakers include Paul Evans, The Shell Chaired Professor of Human Resources and Organisational Development, INSEAD; Luca Solari, Professor of Organization Theory and HRM, University of Milan; Arunav Banerjee, HR Chair, Soil India; Ed Lawler, Professor of Management, University of Southern California; Satish Pradham Chief, Group HR, Tata Group; Peter Attfield, VP HR, Unilever; and Victor Agnellini, Leader of University and Transformation, Alcatel-Lucent.

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