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Event Highlights


We get it, HRSE is the region's largest event for HR professionals! There is a lot packed into a short amount of time, so whether you have been along our 18-year journey or are completely new to the event, here’s a quick and easy guide to understanding HRSE.

HRSE 2020 is all about giving you the freedom to tailor your participation and choose what is important to you.

As a delegate at HRSE, you gain access to quality insight, premium learning and a close-knit HR community that keeps on growing with every edition. This is learning and networking at their finest. 

As a visitor, you will have access to the virtual exhibition, which includes plenty of free-to-attend seminar sessions known as Hives! Like bees to the honeypot, each Hive will host different themes across HR, allowing you the freedom to plan your own agenda and buzz across the virtual event. Discover more in our Expo section here.

All delegates get default access to the exhibition and the free seminars (Hives). However, visitors do not have access to the delegate keynotes, premium sessions by key HR personalities and content.

Unmissable Keynote by Michio Kaku on the Future of Work: A Post-Covid Perspective

When: 17 November 2020
Time: 16:00 – 17:20

Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He has written four New York Times Best-Sellers. He is the science correspondent for national CBS This Morning TV. His weekly science radio show is heard in 100 cities across the country. He has 3 million fans on Facebook and one million people follow him on Twitter. He has hosted numerous science specials on the Discovery Channel, Science Channel, BBC-TV, and has appeared on the David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, Today Show, HBO, Stephen Colbert Report, CNN, the History Channel, PBS-TV, National Geographic, and all the major news media.


When: 15 November 2020

We are committed to continuously elevating the conference experience, and are delighted to be introducing the virtual KSA Focus Day, designed specifically for our Saudi attendees.

The content rich agenda features practical discussions and real-life case studies from top Saudi Organizations providing the Saudi HR community with the essential information to constantly innovate and transform their organizations for the new world.

Celebrating the best HR Talent in the Middle East

When: 17 November 2020

The Future Workplace Awards are the regional benchmark for outstanding achievements of individuals, teams, departments and organisations that have innovatively contributed to the growth and development of the Middle East HR industry. On a glamorous night this November, we will celebrate the efforts of those who took the extra mile to work for better workplaces in their organisations this year. 

Content-Rich Hives (Seminars) for Everyone

When: 16, 17, 18 November 2020

You asked, we delivered. In 2019, the FREE seminars scene got bigger than ever before. This year, we are bringing you more content virtually by introducing 3 hives running sessions all day over 3 days. Visitors have a chance to expand their knowledge across these 3 Hives which will cover all topics within HR. Every visitor who dials into these Hives receive a digital badge and CPD certificate.

HRSE Tech & Learning Tech

When: 16, 17 and 18 November 2020

The immersive HRSE experience provides an unrivaled opportunity to join HR peers for three transformative days of knowledge sharing. The agenda will cover all the hard-hitting issues keeping HR at night – Skills needed in the new normal, New age leadership, Engagement and Productivity, Diversity & Inclusion, Digital HR Transformation, Digital Learning and Development and many more.

Online Workshops: Practical learning at your fingertips

When: 14, 15 & 19 November 2020

Delegates get to choose from 12 expertly-curated online workshops led by an international faculty of experts in association with SHRM, ATD, the ROI Institute and CPD UK.


Our powerhouse line-up of headline speakers in 2020 will inspire HR and talent leaders to be change-makers and elevate their workforce, workplace, and the future of work in the 'new normal'


HR Tech and COVID-19: What Will the Future Hold?

In 2020 an unprecedented disruption to “business as usual” hit the Globe with a pandemic, a disease called COVID-19. We decided to dive deeper, to see just how many companies in the GCC were using HR tech to respond to the pandemic, and for what purposes. We’re offering our exclusive findings here.


Champion Change. Drive Innovation. Transform HR.

Over 5,000 HR professionals joined us in Dubai for HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) 2019. Hear what the HR industry thinks of HRSE (HR Summit & Expo) and where heads the future of HR in the region...

Latesam Albokhary

Human Resources Analyst

King Faisal Specialist Hospital

It was an informative event. It was exciting for me to recall the knowledge of HR and meet with the experts. Could not feel better. Thank you HR SUMMIT AND EXPO.


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HRSE is your opportunity to connect with decision makers across all levels

From every branch in HR
From every branch in HR
  • HR strategy, Talent management,
  • HR admin, Recruitment and acquisition,
  • L&D, Organisational developement ,
  • Compensation and benefits,
  • People analytics,
  • Employee engagement,
  • Employee experience
From top employers, including but not limited to:
From top employers, including but not limited to:
  • Facebook MENA, Google,
  • Emirates, ADNOC,
  • Emirates NBD, Coca-Cola,
  • Omnicom Media Group,
  • Jumeirah, Johnson & Johnson,
  • Saudi Aramco, Schneider,
  • DP World, and more!
Across major industries
Across major industries
  • Hospitality, FMCG,
  • Government and Public Services,
  • Oil, Gas and Energy,
  • Manufacturing,
  • Construction,
  • Telecommunications,
  • Consultancy, and more!