5th Annual Talent Agenda Series East Africa

18th-19th September 2018, The Radisson Blu Hotel,  Nairobi, Kenya

Back for its 3rd year, the Talent Agenda Series - East Africa meeting once again brings 200 key decision makers, HR Directors and senior executive business leaders to discuss human capital and its critical role in achieving its potential. Employers, government, multi-laterals and talent come together at the Talent Agenda Series East Africa human capital conference to define, discuss and debate the best practices, trends, opportunities and challenges at the heart of the region's human capital landscape.


Our partners for this conference are the IHRM, by attending this event you will earn 4 CPD Points.



Join 200 senior HR and business leaders for interactive session formats and discussion on the key topics of the day, delivered by the brightest minds, the most experienced practitioners and the leading providers in the region.

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The conference was excellent. Incomparable.
— Africa VP of HR, Schneider Electric

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The conference addresses the key themes, latest trends and current challenges identified by our steering committee of experienced regional HR experts in East Africa. Recent themes and sessions include leadership development, employee engagement, employer branding, recruitment, training and development, compensation and benefits and workplace design. A handful of our sessions and themes are featured opposite, but for the full and frequently updated agenda, please see the link below.


The Talent Agenda Series East Africa Conference is the regional meeting point for expert HR practitioners and progressive business leaders who put human capital at the core of their strategies. The audience at the event will include 200 senior HR and business leaders, including Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO), HR Directors, Heads of Human Capital, CEOs, Country Managers, Managing Directors, General Managers, Talent Managers, Heads of Talent Attraction, Employer Brand Managers, Corporate Communications Heads and a variety of other related roles. 

Seeing CEOs and HRDs collaborate at these events shows HR accorded the right strategic input and importance.
— HRD, Sparkwest Steel Industries


The 2017 Talent Agenda Series East Africa Human Capital Conference welcomed a stellar line-up of speakers and an engaged audience of influencers. Debate and discussion flowed, with panel discussions between senior leaders a highlight..

Great event! Content rich and current to develop my regional HR team.
— HRD, Aggreko International Projects


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Each conference will address and discuss today’s human capital advancements and issues within their specific African region, how they relate to Africa as a whole and the global market. People are the core of every business, so it is vital that your HR team is not only well trained and capable but also up to date with the latest HR news, trends and best practices. HR is such a fast-moving area that it is very easy to fall behind.

During the conference delegates will:

  • Learn about the emerging human capital trends in East Africa, how they relate to the rest of Africa and the global market
  • Network with key business leaders and HR trend setters
  • Learn how to attract, keep, motivate and inspire your work force to help them reach their potential
  • Pursue new business opportunities across the region
  • Discuss future leadership development
  • Seek out potential support and funding for your various projects
  • Listen to different case studies and verbally test out different ideas with no risk


This conference is ideal for business leaders, HR directors and heads of HR departments, looking for new ways to attract, keep and inspire their workforce to be the best they can be. Additionally, the conference focuses on inspiring the leaders of tomorrow, so it is also a great opportunity for the your future HR leaders. The programme will take place over one and a half days, making it an ideal chance to develop your knowledge base, network and make excellent contacts in an efficient way.

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    If you are interested in developing your knowledge in one or more of the following topic types, then this conference is perfect for you:

    • New and upcoming HR trends, and how they relate to the local, regional and global market
    • Business development, attracting and keep talent
    • Diversity in the work place
    • Inspiring the future leaders of tomorrow to ensure your company’s future success
    • New business wanting to make their mark
    • Local and regional business looking to develop within the region or move into the rest of Africa
    • International companies looking to develop their reach and contacts in the region

    PREVIOUS Speakers at the talent agenda series East Africa Conference


    Ready to lead the talent agenda in East Africa?

    Key Topics of the Agenda

    DAY ONE: 

    • Panel Session: East Africa: Unlocking Regional Opportunities for People, Organisations and Industries, Powered by African Business Magazine
    • Panel Session: Corporate Social Responsibility, Capacity Building and Developing Critical Skills for Regional Development in East Africa 
    • Keynote Address
    • Panel Session: Creating a Culture of Leadership in Africa
    • Presentation: Attracting, Retaining and Engaging Talent, Powered by Global Career Company and Willis Towers Watson
    • Panel Session: Gender, Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace
    • Panel Session: Millennial's and Redefining the Talent Management Frontier for a Multi-Generational Workforce

    DAY TWO:

    Will contain a choice of workshops run by our Partners and Sponsors on the topics:

    • Risk Management
    • Employee Engagement Post Platform
    • Leadership Development
    • Recruitment Strategies
    • Change Management

    The Talent Agenda Series HR Conference in Nairobi will be focus on key issues in talent across Africa, delivered by thought leaders and the most experienced practitioners. Benchmark and share high level human capital knowledge with peers in multi-speaker panel discussions, case study experiences, high-level keynote addresses, and interactive and practical small group workshops.


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    Raise Your Profile as an Event Partner

    Do you want to meet decision makers, increase your brand presence or promote your product, solution or expertise to the senior East African HR community?

    The Talent Agenda Series HR conference in Nairobi brings together East Africa's senior HR professionals and business leaders spanning the whole spectrum of the region’s industries. Become a Talent Agenda Series event partner and take advantage of a bespoke package tailored to meet your precise criteria and business objectives. You can find out full details at the link below, or get in touch with our team directly on +44 (0) 208 834 0300 to discuss objectives.

    This year, The Talent Agenda East Africa, gathered the region top HR and Business leaders. The conference, amazing line-up of HR expert focused the discussion on How to MasterDisruptive trends in East Africa. 


    2017 SPEAKERS

    NAIROBI 2016

    September 2016 saw the gathering in Nairobi, Kenya, of 200 HR and business leaders to lead the talent agenda, across a series of events including a HR Conference, Employer of Choice Awards and Recruitment Summit.

    To discover more about the sessions and speakers, or to download the programme, please click below

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    2016 SPEAKERS