13 -16 NOVEMBER 2016
Emperors Palace - Johannesburg


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IPM celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015, and once again invites you to celebrate yet another landmark: IPM 60th Annual Convention & Exhibition.

Doing things slightly differently this year, IPM will stage the Annual Convention & Exhibition in the heart of Gauteng – at Emperor’s Palace - and invites you to join an illustrious panel of distinguished local and international speakers, guests, fellow HR Professionals, Business Leaders, Academics, Government Officials as well as young, energetic, out-of-the-box-visionaries who are our modern business leaders.


The IPM Convention is Africa’s premier HR and Business Leadership event, hosted annually since 1956.  The convention is a three-day cutting edge, content rich conference with hands-on workshops and exhibitions showcasing the leading business solution providers in the People Management field.

It is an event where professionals and business leaders from private and public sectors share a common platform, to explore topical issues, seek solutions to business challenges and network for business opportunities and personal growth. HR stakeholders and business leaders engage on issues and challenges as well as exchange views on innovative approaches around latest development trends in the field of people management and business leadership.

The convention provides opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to brand their organizations and market their products and services to a captive audience of HR professionals and business executives from both the private and the public sectors.

The IPM Annual Convention and Exhibition has been rated amongst the best globally by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The Convention provides speakers with an opportunity to increase their professional profile, to network and to build business connections with HR Professionals and Business Executives from the public and private sectors. You can also attend any of the programme line up to hear from other local and international experts.

The Institute of People Management (IPM) is a SAQA-recognised professional body totally dedicated to promoting and supporting excellent practice in people management and development. We provide a portal of knowledge and tools for strategic people development and leadership, to contribute to growth, profitability and sustainability of business. We are the oldest Human Resource professional body in Africa, and a founding member of the African Human Resource Confederation (AHRC). Through its membership of the AHRC, IPM is affiliated to the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA)


To help HR Professionals and Business Leaders position their organisations for an ever-changing environment, the IPM Convention will examine - what World Economic Forum terms: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” - smart revolution, which will unfold over the next five years, causing disruption to business models and labour markets owing to the obsolescence of jobs people do today.

Consequently, countries and businesses will be required to prepare themselves adequately to avoid being overwhelmed by the disruptive elements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – hence the choice of this year’s theme. Underpinning the Convention theme are related sub-themes that are designed to inculcate a culture of greatness and excellence within our national DNA. These sub-themes are:

  • The Essence of Great Leadership
  • Characteristics of Great Businesses
  • Intrinsic Value of a Great Culture

“Researchers say we are moving out of the third revolution into the smart revolution, marked by systems that blend cyber technologies and physical technologies, driven by society’s continued desire to simplify things.”

IPM, as a SAQA-recognised Professional Body, will award CPD points for full-and part attendance of the convention. Full attendance will qualify delegates for 12 CPD points.

Reserve your seat now and join in progressive, solution-orientated thinking that will reshape our industry.

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CONTACT: Lavern / Patricia on +27 (0) 11 544 4400


DAY 1 - DAY 3


Some of  the topics to be covered:

  • What are the business models of the future?
  • Jobs of the future
  • How great businesses approach human capital:  2016 Deloitte Human Capital Trends
  • From Disorder and Disruption - The Rise of the Machine
  • Business-Labour Relations challenges facing SA and proactive strategies needed to mitigate these
  • The Science of Talent Management: Behavioural Literacy
  • Leadership lessons from Marikana
  • The intrinsic value of a great culture
  • Job creation through skills development
  • Social Media & Corporate Reputational Risk
  • New Learning Culture
  • Guarding against obsolescence in learning & development
  • Who are your Game Changers? Game Changing HR - Game Changing Organisations
  • Utilising disruptive technologies in HR
  • Become an ‘Outperformer’: Be prepared for the fourth Industrial Revolution and make sure that the investment in HR becomes an international best practice
  • Capitalising on the 4th Industrial Revolution Opportunities in Africa
  • Talent Management in Emerging Markets
  • The Houston Method – An in depth look at employee engagement
  • HR - Gearing the world for the 4th Industrial Revolution, with Great Leadership and Great Culture for Great Businesses



Perry Timms

Perry Timms, CEO of PTHR, Social Media and Engagement Advisor CIPD

Visiting Fellow Sheffield Hallam University Referred to by Peter Cheese (CEO of the CIPD) as “the HR Futurist”, Perry is a renowned thought leader and practitioner of progressive, modern-thinking HR and OD practice in the UK and around the globe. A 20 year career history covering IT, enabled change and performance in the Government and Not-for-profit sectors has led to his niche consulting work in the socialisation of work and the creation of innovative working practices. He speaks, writes, consults, lectures, coaches, mentors and chairs on the topics of the future of work, the use of digital and social media in work and in HR practice, radical models for new ways to design work. Perry enables people to experiment and innovate through hackathons and forming strategic plans to deliver lasting change at work. Perry also runs a novel virtual organisation/community of practice with 99 people from across the globe.

Felleng Yende

Chief Executive Officer - FP&M SETA

Prof Pavel Luksha

Professor of Practice, Moscow School of Management

SKOLKOVO, Member of the Expert Council, Agency for Strategic Initiatives Pavel Luksha is a professor of practise at the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Pavel has managed educational programmes for leaders in innovation, future education and R&D particularly in nuclear, electric power, oil and gas industries, etc.

Maggie Mojapelo

Managing Director and Co-Founder of The HR Touch

Maggie is a seasoned HR Professional that has performed a variety of specialist and generalist roles in a career spanning more than 20 years to date. Maggie has represented the HR function at an executive level as the HR Director in various organisations such as Avon-Justine, Nedbank and Coca-Cola SA. She has positioned herself as a true change agent and has lead numerous HR Transformation journeys through the design, development and implementation of fit for purpose HR solutions that demonstrate an impact to business at all levels. She co-founded The HR Touch in 2011, an end to end HR Solutions provider that offers consulting, training, executive search and outsourcing solutions to clients across a variety of industries and geographies

Baker Ngubane

Executive Chairman at TalentLine Consulting Group

Baker Ngubane is a highly experienced and respected pioneer among black business leaders in South Africa. He has occupied key executive positions in some of South Africa’s leading companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and other Western Stock exchanges. Adjudged by Empowerdex as the fifth most influential Black Director in South Africa in 2002, he is one of the few business leaders who have spearheaded the strategic transformation of South African organisations. Baker has a special interest in change management and organisational renewal and believes that effective leadership is the cornerstone of every successful business. He sees tremendous value in strategically managing leadership talent with a particular emphasis on mentoring and coaching as means of transferring knowledge

Gillian Hofmeyr

Director, Human Capital Practice at Deloitte Consulting.

Gill has assisted leaders in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and South Africa to transform their organisations in her 18 year consulting career. Experience: • Culture Change • Strategic Repositioning • Enterprise Value Management • ERP implementation • Mergers and Acquisitions • Industry restructuring Specialisation: Large Scale Change, Talent Management, Positioning HR functions for business effectiveness, Leadership Alignment and Development, Stakeholder Management and Organisation Design.

Professor Steve Bluen

Director & Head of Wits Business School

Toni Gillham

Founder of Pinoak Consulting

Diane Capazorio

Executive RPO Solutions - talentCRU

Diane is the Executive for Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) Solutions for talentCRU Proprietary Limited and is also an Executive Director of the company. She joined the Adcorp Group to set up talentCRU (formerly Adfusion) as a Talent Acquisition Solution Business for the Group in March 2010. Diane has been instrumental in the implementation of some of South Africa’s first large RPOs. After 24 years in the staffing industry, Diane was Kelly’s Director: Strategic Business Solutions and Head of Contact Centre and BPO&O staffing. She built extensive staffing expertise, not only within the South African market, but also in terms of global trends.

Gerard van Hoek

Icas Schaffer Senior Partner Southern Africa

Gerard has 26 years’ experience in a blend of corporate management positions, corporate specialist roles, and consulting. He specializes in leading large-scale learning and development projects with particular interest in technology enabled learning. He has consulted across eleven (11) industry-sectors from Higher Education, Information Technology, Financial and Insurance Services, to Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Communications. He worked in eleven (11) different countries on four (4) continents. Gerard has also received training and coaching in the USA, and had mentors in the UK. During his career, Gerard was exposed to thirteen (13) different national cultures. Gerard has placed numerous articles in papers and magazines including Business Day, Sunday Times, Management Today, HR Future, Engineering News, Mail & Guardian, Working Well, and Star. He developed and published eight (8) field books for change agents through Knowledge Resources S.A.

Dr Azar Jammine

Director and Chief Economist, Econometrix (Pty) Ltd

Dr Jammine has published a number of articles in international strategic management journals and is co-author of “McGregor’s Economic Alternatives”, “Trends Transforming South Africa” and “Mindset for the New Generation on South Africa”, all published by Juta’s. Dr Jammine’s contribution to McGregor’s Economic Alternatives was used by the ANC as a setwork in the organisation’s internal training programme prior to taking power in 1994. Dr Jammine has presented papers on the South African Economy at conferences in Washington, New York, London, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Paris, Phuket, Bahrain, The Hague, Mauritius and Dubai. Dr Jammine is also a non-executive director of Federated Employers Mutual, Netcare, GHG (in the UK), York Timbers and Iron Fireman (Pty) Ltd. He has been a member of the Board of St Mary’s School, Waverly since 2000 and an executive director of the General Council of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA). Since 2009, Dr Jammine has also been a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation, a body of experts appointed by the Department of Science and Technology. Dr Jammine has recently been appointed to the Saheti Trust, the Foundation body for the Saheti School.

Zogan Opperman

SABS Senior Manager Organizational Effectiveness

Previously Regional Head of HR for ATC EMEA. Was employed as Group Specialist: Performance & Talent Management – Airports Company South Africa. Zogan Opperman is an International Speaker, People Intelligence Specialist and an Alchemist. For more than 20 years, Zogan Opperman has worked in Human Capital Management, Training and Development and Consulting environments. He has designed and delivered strategic initiatives related to Performance Management, Talent Management, Leadership Development, 360 Behavioural Feedback and Coaching. He has worked with clients in Information Technology, Energy, Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Administration and Sales. Zogan started his career in Education within public sector. He moved into consulting when he joined PeopleTree Group in 2001, and in 2006, Zogan joined the Eskom Generation Group. In January 2008 Zogan joined ACSA. In 2010 Zogan was awarded the IPM HR Practitioner of the Year Runner-Up award. In 2011 the World HRD Congress awarded Zogan the Global Talent Excellence Award. Zogan is also an international Belbin accredited trainer. He completed an Executive Development Programme at Henley Business School in 2012, and currently serves as the committee member for the IPM JHB Branch. Zogan is also a founding member of Social HR Lab. Zogan has done various projects across Africa and the Middle East. Zogan has delivered various presentations at international conferences. In the September 2013 edition of Destiny Man Magazine Zogan shared some ideas on factors that will influence employability in the future.

Steven Atkins

Alliance Manager, Saba Software

Steven is the Alliances Manager for the UK, Nordics & APJ at Saba Software. Since he joined Saba in 2010, Steve has managed partners and resellers with GTM strategies, enabling them with the relevant skills to win and providing marketing support to drive new business

Dr Joni Toko Musabayana

Director: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Dr. Joni Musabayana has a Doctorate in Business Leadership from UNISA School of Business leadership, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a BSc Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. He also has a Diploma in Training Management, Diploma in Computer Programming plus numerous Certificates in Management, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship training. He has worked for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher Education 1989 – 1990, Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe 1990 - 1992 and then for International Labour Organization 1992 to date. His professional focus has been in the field of entrepreneurship and management and has run his own business.

Dr Mario Denton

CEO of Strong Message Business Consultancy

He is also the CEO of True Africa Leadership as well as the Africa Director for FCCI. Has 17 years’ experience in human resources management in the corporate world, started with SANLAM and moved on to METROPOLITAN LIFE in Organisational Development and end this phase as Group Manager: Human Resources PROTEA ASSURANCE, during this period completed a MBA, MEcon as well as registered industrial psychologist

Peta Smuts

Securitas Financial Group - CEO

Jonathan Goldberg

CEO - Global Business Solutions

Jonathan started his career at IDEC Financial Services (Pty) Ltd where he joined as a consultant and purchased the business in 1989. Jonathan expanded the business into the field of industrial relations and at the same time founded Global Business Solutions, which has become a leading business consultancy focusing on strategic interventions including training, labour law and business to business solutions in the area of B-BBEE. Jonathan is a former accredited Commissioner of the (CCMA), an IMSEC Arbitration and Mediation panelist, a BUSA representative at NEDLAC and member of Tokiso dispute settlement panel and recently become a Commissioner of the Employment Conditions Commission.

Rod Harper

Head of Employment Law, Cowan Harper Attorneys

Rod is a member of the Labour Law Committee of the International Bar Association and has been involved in more than 100 reported cases which have shaped and developed South African Employment Law. Rod has a developed interest in the legal and industrial relations aspects of collective bargaining, industrial action and conflict resolution.

Dr Morné Mostert

Director , Institute for Futures Research

His area of specialisation is the development of applied cognitive competence for leaders, including Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, Strategic Thinking and Innovation. He is the author of the influential book Systemic Leadership Learning – Leadership Development in the Era of Complexity, and is the President of World Leadership Day. He consults globally on enhancing decision-making competence for senior leaders.

Dion Chang

Trend Analyst and Lecturer at UCT’s Graduate School of Business

Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker and walking ideas bank. He is one of South Africa’s most respected trend analysts and takes the unique view of “trends as business strategy”. While his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to gauge the zeitgeist, source ahead-of-the-curve concepts and identify shifting business templates. In a world struggling to adapt to a new world order, his trends analysis company – Flux Trends – specializes in understanding consumer mindset and identifying unexpected business opportunities within shifting trends, ensuring that global trends have relevance when translated for South African businesses. He has devised and hosted 3 trend conferences and published 3 trend books (the last being, “New Urban Tribes of South Africa”). Flux Trends currently releases industry specific trend reports every quarter. Apart from being an information source on a cross section of trends for many journalists, he currently writes columns for City Press, SAA’s Sawubona magazine, Acumen (a C-suite business quarterly for GIBS) and has a monthly radio slot on MetroFM, and contributes to eBizRadio, an online radio portal. He is part of the Duke CE faculty and also lectures a trend module at UCT’s Graduate School of Business for business executives and senior management, focusing on “The Business of Disruption”. He is passionate about youth trends and subcultures, their impact and influence on an emerging new world orde

Rob Bothma

HRIS Industry Specialist

Rob Bothma has been in IT for the past 36 years, and has been developing, implementing and strategically positioning HR solutions for organisations for the past 27 years. He has been a member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) for the past 30 years and in 2013 was awarded the professional designation of Fellow of the Institute of People Management (IPM). Since the late nineties Rob has been invited on numerous occasions to speak at local and international conferences regarding HR trends and technology. In 2010 he was awarded a Life Time Achievement Award by the HR Future magazine for his contributions to the industry. In 2011 he was appointed as a non-executive director for the IPM and in 2013 was appointed as the Vice President: Strategy. In 2012 he co-authored of the 4th edition of “Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management”, an academic text book used internationally for 3rd year and MBA studies in the field of Human Resources. In 2013 he was invited to be part of the core team of senior HR executives in the creation of the HR Standards for South Africa under the auspices of the SABPP. In 2014 he was invited to join the Executive Board of HR Pulse in the capacity of a specialist in HR Systems. Rob has been published in excess of 200 times and is currently a monthly contributor to the HR Future and People Dynamics HR Magazines, and a regular contributor to HR Pulse, an online HR portal in addition to providing comment and insight into various national newspapers as an HR and Payroll Systems industry expert.

Gaylin Jee

Founder and Owner of 33 Emeralds

Gaylin Jee is founder and owner of 33 Emeralds, a consulting team of three based in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. She equips leaders and employees for digital futures. She is the first person to be accredited in the cutting edge Game Changer Index in South Africa. Gaylin spent over 10 years in the UK, latterly programme managing research into performance and leadership with case studies in the UK and Asia. Gaylin was named one of the top 10 international HR influencers to follow on Twitter.

Phelelani Nzuza

Associate Director: People & Change - KPMG

EDUCATION IE Business School [Top ranked school by Financial Times] Madrid, Spain International MBA Apr 2012 – Apr 2013 • Achieved outstanding results – ranked amongst the top 15% of the class. • Selected for a 3 month exchange program at Melbourne Business School, Australia. University of Johannesburg [former RAU] Johannesburg, SA Master of Psychology Jan 2004 – Mar 2005 • Established a Peer Educators program for residence students on HIV/AIDS. • Led an SRC leadership development program for 30 inter-campus student leaders.

Dr Mariam Sha

Awakening Excellence – Investors in People South Africa (CEO)

Dr Mariam Sha’s core belief is that every individual possesses the resources to achieve all their hopes, goals and dreams that everyone has the power within to be successful. For over 15 years, Dr Mariam Sha, Founder and director of Awakening Excellence, has helped organisations to grow and develop their businesses, driven primarily by the belief that an organisation’s greatest asset is, indeed, its people. As the CEO of Investors in People South Africa, the international best practice Standard. Dr Sha has worked with over 100’s of organisations, small and large on implementing best practice. With this experience she is able to contribute a wealth of knowledge to organisations. Her MBA thesis on Developing a Motivational Culture in Organisations, and her PhD on Coaching and Organisational Transformation (Cum Laude), has heightened Dr Sha’s knowledge and experience to position her as an eminent professional in the field people-development. She has an innate passion for people and their paths of development. As the MD of Awakening Excellence, Dr Sha promotes coaching as a valuable tool to develop people and organisations. She advocates emotional wellness and behavioural change to ensure sustainable growth and ultimately, greater profitability. In her recently launched book “An engaged workforce – 6 practical steps to creating a coaching culture” she shares insights on transforming organisations to outperformers.

Billy Selekane

Chief Inspirational Officer : Intelligent Edge Consulting (PTY) Ltd

Billy Selekane is Executive Chairman of The Billy Selekane Group comprising of 1. Billy Selekane International ( Speaking , Coaching and Personal Development ) , 2. Intelligent Edge Consulting (PTY) Ltd Change Management , Culture Architects , Business Process Re-Engineering , HR Architecture , Leadership Development , 3. Global Conference TV (PTY) Ltd a digital platform providing education online to entrepreneurs , professionals etc using mobile technology. He has worked in over 24 countries , Speaking , Coaching, Facilitating to fortune 500 Companies like Nike , ADT , Pam Golding , MAPS UK , HSBC , University of Singapore Alumni Club , High Point University USA , Revlon , The City of Joburg ,Nedbank , Standard Bank to name but a few. His special focus is People , Team and Organizational Effectiveness using inspiration and interventions to deliver bespoke solutions for clients.

Lizwe Nkala

Director - Strategic Thinking Institute

Mpho Letlape

Executive chairperson of Lethushane (Pty) Ltd

Mpho Letlape is executive chairperson of Lethushane (Pty) Ltd, a property development company she founded in 2012 which operates in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, in the housing development market. Until May 2016, Mpho was Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Johannesburg. She has also been Managing Director of Sasol Inzalo Foundation; and Director of Human resources at both Eskom and IBM South Africa

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