Al Ain Colleges Host International Human Resources Management Conference
The Higher Colleges of Technology Al Ain Colleges hosted the the second annual International HR Conference, at the HCT-Al Ain Women’s College today.
The theme of the conference was Capacity Building for the UAE’s 7-Year Journey.
This is the only HR Conference in the region that welcomes HR professionals and business leaders from all industries with no fee to attend – the colleges' way of giving back to the business community.
Over 350 participants attended from all sectors including public, private and governmental. Whether leading a multi-national luxury hotel, healthcare, extracting oil, or building aircraft, all businesses share that the human remains as the most critical part of any operation, and also the most complicated to manage.
The four keynotes speakers to address the audience in the morning were Douglas Raaberg, Chief Executive, UAE, Northrop Grumman; Gundeep Singh, President and Founder, The Change Initiative; Mrs. Zakeya Hmoud Al Ameri, Expert, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, and Gregory Komarow, Director Human Resources, Johns Hopkins Medical International.
Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, said the importance of the human resources conference was evidenced by its growth and cross-section of topics.
“This conference reflects the importance of Human Resource development and management to business & industry, and it promotes HR knowledge and best practices, which are vital for the success of all companies,” Dr Kamali said.
Dr Kamali added that the conference would reflect the UAE National Agenda, which plans for national growth over the next seven years, as it would help with the growth of human capital.
“It is very important for business and industry to understand and use the right tools to discover talented individuals to make businesses successful, particularly as our nation’s economy continues to grow and diversify. The Higher Colleges of Technology are undertaking important HR initiatives, such as our strong Emiratisation policies and the Absher Initiative, to ensure that we are at the forefront of current best practices for human resource management and development,” Dr Kamali added.
Dr Kamali thanked the guest speakers and sponsors of the conference, as well as the organisers of the Al Ain Colleges Career Fair which ran in conjunction with the conference.
The Director for Al Ain Colleges, Hamsa Saleh, said “We were much honored to have such influential Keynote Speakers share their wisdom with us. “ She added, “The success of the conference reflects the continuing growth and vibrancies in the UAE business community.”
The Conference also included nine workshops by industry experts specific to helping improve human resource and business management.