2nd Annual Talent Agenda Series West Africa

25-26 June, 2019


West Africa's talent is the key piece of the puzzle for business and the economy as a whole to unlock its potential across Africa. Thought leaders and decision makers from across HR and the CXO join together at the Talent Agenda Series West Africa Conference to conduct discussions across trends, ideas, challenges and best practices, which will deliver the needed gains.

Join up to 200 senior HR and business leaders to discuss key issues in multiple interactive, thought provoking sessions, delivered by speakers representing the best of business.

Download the previous conference programme to find out more.

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



The conference deals with the latest insights, challenges and trends, alongside best practices, technical sessions and futurist thinking, with the whole agenda determined by our steering committee of experienced regional HR experts in West Africa. Topics covered will include will include training and development, leadership development, compensation and benefits, employer branding, employee engagement, workplace design and recruitment. 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 West Africa HR Conference is a gathering which brings together HR leaders and business leadership focused on human capital. The attendees will include 200 senior HR and business leaders, including Heads of Human Capital, CEOs, HR Directors, Corporate Communications Heads, Managing Directors, Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO), Talent Managers, Country Managers, Employer Brand Managers, General Managers, Heads of Talent Attraction 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
Great event! Content rich and current to develop my regional HR team.
— HRD, Aggreko International Projects


Download the 2019 Programme

Click the button below to see the conference programme. You’ll receive:

  • Insight on each panel and presentation

  • Access to the speakers list when it is announced

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Key Topics of the 2018 Programme

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  • Panel Session: Unlocking Regional Development for West Africa

  • Panel Session: Corporate Social Responsibility , Capacity Building and Developing Critical Skills for Regional Development in West Africa

  • Presentation: Employer of Choice Survey

  • Panel Session: Gender, Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace

  • Panel Session: Re-defining the Talent Management Frontier for a Multi-National Generational Workforce

  • Presentation: Cyber Security

  • Panel Session: Creating a Culture of Leadership in Africa

  • Presentation: Next Generation Systems for Next Generation People Management

  • Workshop: Digital HR

  • Champagne Round tables

“We have managed to meet many difficult to
reach target clients and our presence in the
market has grown and grown since developing
our partnership with the Talent Agenda Series.”
— Willis Towers Watson


Do you want to meet decision makers, increase your brand presence or promote your product, solution or expertise to the senior HR community in Southern Africa? This conference brings together 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. Find out more by following the link below, or get in touch on +44 (0) 208 834 0300.

The Talent Agenda Series 2018 Forum

On the 25th and 26th of April 2018 we ran our first Talent Agenda West Africa Conference. With presentations and panel discussions on the 25th and workshops run by Willis Towers Watson, the CIPM and Leicester Castle Business School on the 26th.

Up to 200 thought leaders and decision makers from across HR and the CXO joined together at this first Talent Agenda Series West Africa HR Conference to conduct discussions across trends, ideas, challenges and best practices, which will deliver the needed gains. The CIPM supported this event and awarded all attendees 5 CPD Points. 

African Business Magazine wrote an article on this conference, titled: "Roundtable: How can companies attract, manage and retain top talent?" Please follow the link opposite to read this piece.

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Expert presentations.
— HR Business Partner at Lafarge Africa Plc

Who Attended the Talent Agenda Series West Africa Conference?


The audience included up to 200 expert HR practitioners and progressive business leaders who put human capital at the core of their strategies. The pie chart opposite shows the event attendees job titles, this  allows you to see what type of person you would meet at a Talent Agenda Series Conference.

What did the Attendees think of this Conference?

I liked the quality of the facilitators. I also liked the content of their presentations and insights into current happenings in the HR space.
— Managing Director at Gras Savoye Nigeria (A Willis Towers Watson company)
Quality of presenters was good. Relevant HR information was discussed, it was a great networking opportunity.
— Managing Director at Nampak Nigeria
Practical and robust knowledge base shared amongst experts during panel discussions.
— Human Resources Operations Manager at Century Group
The experience sharing was pragmatic not conceptual and basically showcased how people/organisations were working towards improving the people/workplace within the environmental constraints.
— People & Change Consultant at KPMG
The inclusion of the CIPM was a wonderful addition to the local content.

— HR Manager at Index Petrolube Africa Limited
The conference was very interactive with very knowledgeable speakers.
— FZMC Administration Senior Superintendent at LADOL
Engaging mix of delegates and speakers. Global perspectives. Good debates and discussions. The game show approach to data presentation was excellent! Well-organised. I gained a lot.
— Director and HRBP at 9Mobile
The topics chosen for discussion are in sync with current issues that as HR practitioners we are dealing/need to deal with within our organizations. The quality of the the panelist was commendable as several insights were given on the areas discussed.
— HR Manager at Air Liquide

Media Coverage

This article titled "Roundtable: How can companies attract, manage and retain top talent?" was published by African Business Magazine in June 2018. 

Learn more about our first ever Talent Agenda Series Conference in West Africa by reading this article. The article discussed the conference panels and the positive effect is has for its attendees.

It provided an interesting discussion and many insights.
If there’s just the slightest question mark around the person’s integrity, then it’s a no-no.
Talent, today, is as important as the income statement.
You’d be astonished just how capable and exposed young talent are to digital technology.