The IHRM coordinates the activities and oversees the interests of all qualified and registered human resource professionals in Kenya. it draws its mandate from the human resource management professional act no 52 of 2012. their vision is to be a globally recognised human resource professional body.

The mission of the IHRM is to regulate, develop and promote human resource profession in Kenya through a four-step plan: enhancing competence and capabilities of human resource professionals whilst serving public interest, supporting innovative and transformative human resource practices and standards, building sustainable institutional capacity and collaborations and engaging in human resource research, publication and knowledge development.

Find out more here: https://www.ihrm.or.ke/

TMF Group

TMF Group are silver sponsors of the Talent Agenda Series Southern Africa conference, they will be speaking on a panel during this conference.

TMF Group is a leading global provider of high-value business services to clients operating and investing globally. TMF Group helps its clients operate internationally and ‘belong’ wherever they are in the world. They do this by making sure they are properly set up to do business in any country and compliant with local and international regulations.

They help companies of all sizes with business services such as HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, global governance and administration services for capital markets, private equity and real estate investments.

In today’s environment, increasing business complexity means that a one size approach doesn’t fit all - and the penalties for getting it wrong are getting heavier. Operating in over 83 jurisdictions we provide our 15,000 clients with on-the-ground compliance and administration services so they can venture further. We keep things running seamlessly, giving them the peace of mind to focus on the bigger picture.

They localise the global world to help businesses succeed, which in turn helps communities to prosper. They firmly believe that the only way to be truly ‘global’ is to put local first, which is what their team of 7,000 in-country experts do for businesses of all sizes, every day.

Find out more here: https://www.tmf-group.com/en/

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells are platinum sponsors of the Talent Agenda Series. They will speaking on a panel and running a workshop.

Hogan Lovells became a top 10 global legal services provider on 1 May 2010 through an unprecedented combination of two firms with international credentials, US based firm Hogan & Hartson and European-based firm Lovells. Modern-day Hogan Lovells carries on the tradition of excellence established by our founders and further builds on their legacy.

A fast-changing and inter-connected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That's what Hogan Lovells provide. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, their legal solutions are aligned with your business strategy. Their experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives them the market perspective to be your global partner. They believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise.

Find out more here: http://www.hoganlovells.com/


Sage is a silver sponsor of the Talent Agenda Series, during the Talent Agenda East Africa Conference they will be moderating a panel discussion.

David Goldman the founder of Sage wanted to automate accounting processes in his own business. He worked with a team of Newcastle University students in the UK to develop software to make it happen—and realized other businesses could benefit from this too.

In 1981, he formed Sage. In 1998, Sage came to North America with the acquisition of leading desktop accounting software, Peachtree.

Today, Sage has 13,000 employees and serves over three million customers in 23 countries across mainland Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.

In 2017, Sage acquired Intacct and Fairsail. In 2018, Sage launched Sage Business Cloud.

Find out more here: http://www.sage.com/company?Corporate

Great Lions Limited

Great Lions Limited are an associate partners of the Talent Agenda Series. They will be represented at the Talent Agenda Series East Africa Conference 2018 by powering and moderating a panel discussion.

Great Lions Limited is a Kenyan registered Human Resources Consultancy firm of international repute providing business solutions to clients in diverse businesses primarily HR and organisation related solutions both in the public and private sector. 

Great Lions are committed to providing quality service to support  efficient and effective private, not-for-profit and public sector growth in Africa. They have alot of prior experience in numerous private and public sector assignments.

Find out more here: http://greatlions.org/

True North

True North are an associate partner of the Talent Agenda Series. They will be represented at the Talent Agenda Series East Africa Conference 2018 by powering and moderating a panel discussion.

True North Ltd started operations in 2008 under the name Efrivo Services Ltd as an IT & Management consultancy services company. In June 2011, it rebranded under the trade name True North Consult Ltd to reflect its current focus on People Management Advisory Services.
They are proud to be the only people management consultancy in Uganda that is run by qualified Human Resource Management Professionals.

Their niche is in the provision of bespoke management services to organizations of all sizes. The company has a network of over 15 consulting partners with over 10 years hands-on experience in their respective areas of expertise.

Follow this link to find out more: http://truenorthafrica.com/

HR Pulse

HR Pulse is an online portal dedicated to ensuring the human resource sector has a knowledge base to turn to for all their HR requirements. Filled with essential information about how to manage your employee-related questions and issues the site is essential reading for anyone who manages employees or owns their own business.

For more info, please follow this link: www.hrpulse.co.za

South African Business Integrator

South African Business Integrator is a national audited business to business publication with its focus on both the public and private sectors in southern Africa.

The main focus of the publication is to synchronize business information, business cultures and align strategies and business goals between the public and private sectors.

For more information: www.sabusinessintegrator.co.za



HR Future

Launched 16 years ago, HR Future is the longest standing multimedia platform in South Africa dedicated to preparing people for the future of work. We do this via online content, a print and digital magazine, live learning experiences and a vast social media network. Executives and HR Professionals wishing to see what’s around the corner get access to global and local thought leaders, who share ideas, tips, trends and guidance to help them perform in a highly disruptive workplace.

For more information: www.hrfuture.net





Mission Statement

The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.

The Bank Group achieves this objective by: mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.


The African Development Bank’s Strategy for 2013–2022 reflects the aspirations of the entire Africancontinent. It is firmly rooted in a deep understanding and experience of how far Africa has come inthe last decade, and where it wishes to go to in the next



The evolution of the representation of the Ivorian employers went hand in hand with the economic development of Côte d'Ivoire.

Thus, the largely informal association of enterprises of the years sixty to eighty, of an economically emerging Ivory Coast, has succeeded today, the General Confederation of Ivory Coast companies (CGECI).

The CGECI was born in 2005 from the restructuring of the National Ivorian employers Council (NFC).
The NFC, created on December 4, 1993, in accordance with title II of Act No. 64-290 August 1, 1964, concerning the Labour Code, has been officially registered by the Mayor of the city of Abidjan under receipt no. 012/MVA/SG1/94 of 30 June 1994.


  • Uphold freedom of enterprise and the market economy;
  • Ensure the necessary cohesion of members;
  • Issue its opinion on economic and social questions;
  • Strengthen social dialogue with the social partners, the State and the development partners;
  • Represent and defend the companies as well as adherent organizations professional members of the GECCI ' among the public authorities and joint national regional and international;
  • Its members all support and services to increase overall effectiveness;
  • Communicate any information intended to promote and develop the private sector

Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit

Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit

25-27 January 2017, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Regional Energy Co-operation Summit will take place alongside the Talent Agenda Series Conference at the Sofitel Hotel in Abidjan.

The Regional Energy Co-operation Summit will provide a platform for investor insights on the potential for regional collaboration within West Africa’s power sector. The agenda will focus on the country's electricity landscape following the division of the energy and power ministries, the critical issues facing the government and investors, and the future project pipeline which is rapidly growing under the leadership of the Minister for Power.

Energy, infrastructure and finance will form the cornerstones of the discussions. Cross-border cooperation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that facilitate trade and power exchange among States. Sessions will address cross-border co-operation and regional integration, unlocking West Africa’s investments in energy and infrastructure to support industrialisation. 

This meeting has the full support of the Ministry of Power of the Republic of Ghana, GRIDCo, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) as well as the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA).


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is a Multilateral Financial Institution established in 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purposes of financing and promoting intra and extra African trade. 

The Bank was established under the twin constitutive instruments of an Agreement signed by member states and multilateral organizations, which confers international status on the Bank, as well as a charter, governing its corporate structure and operations and signed by all shareholders.

The Bank is a Pan African Exim Bank with a mission “to stimulate a consistent expansion, diversification and development of African trade while operating as a first class, profit oriented financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters”.

The Bank finances and promotes intra and extra African trade through three broad services areas as follows:

·         1. Credit (Trade and Project Financing);

·         2. Risk Bearing (Guarantees and Credit Insurance);

·         3. Trade Information and Advisory Services.

The Bank’s operating model is Structured Trade Finance and Dual Recourse Facilities. Using this model, the Bank’s key products are: Line of Credit Programme; Syndications Programme; Note Purchase Programme; Financial Future Flow Pre-Financing Programme; Direct Financing Programme; Trade Related Project Financing Programme; Carbon Finance Programme; Asset Backed Lending Programme; Receivables Purchase/Discounting Programme; Special Risk Programme; Country Programmes; and Investment Banking and Advisory Services.   

The Bank has been headquartered in Cairo, Egypt since 1994 and has branches in Harare, Zimbabwe (opened in November 1996) and Abuja, Nigeria (opened in January 2003). With a total of 83 permanent staff from various African countries as at 30th September 2011, the Bank offers a challenging and dynamic work environment, an internationally competitive tax free salary and benefits package, and diplomatic immunities and privileges for its internationally recruited staff.

  1. Click here to find out more: https://afreximbank.com/