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IPM convention in September

The 2nd annual Institute of People Management of Namibia (IPM) Convention will take place from 24 to 26 September, IPM president, Tim Ekandjo announced.
According to Ekandjo, this year’s Convention promises delegates an even more exciting and informative line up of international, regional and local speakers that is sure to make this the best IPM Convention ever and equal to any international Convention in the world.
In a press statement issued this week, Ekandjo indicated that seventeen speakers have been lined up to speak at the 2 day Convention on various HR and business related topics that are not just appealing to HR professionals but also to business leaders in general.
He said, amongst the many speakers that will grace the Convention or Nangula Uaandja from PwC who will speak on HR Corporate Governance from the King 3 Report perspective, John Gatherer who is one of the world’s well renowned experts on Talent Management, Akin Oparison former Vice HR President of Shell Africa and Thebe Ikalafeng, recognised as one of the top 10 thinkers in Marketing who will owe the delegates with “living your company brand through your employees.”
In the line-up is Ndivhuwo Manyonga who is the first black female actuary in Southern Africa. Victor Kaulinge from the National Planning Commission will also give the delegates an update on the progress and work done on the National HR Strategy followed by a number of local Managing Directors who will tackle various relevant HR challenges.
“What is different from last year’s Convention is the fact that we will have an IPM Awards Gala dinner this year which will take place on 25 September where we will award and recognise HR professionals in the following categories, (1) CEO of the Year, (2) IPM HR Business Partner, (3) IPM HR Director of the Year, (4) IPM HR Excellence Centre of the Year, (5) IPM Corporate Award for the company who made a concerted effort to employ people who are differently abled and (6) IPM Corporate Award for the company who made a concerted effort to employ students/interns,” he stated.
The gala dinner will be attended by the Right Honourable Prime Minister, Nahas Angula, who is also IPM Namibia’s patron.
Registration fees for the Convention is N$ 3500 for registered IPM members and 4500 for non-registered IPM members. IPM Corporates and individuals who wish to part-take as Exhibitors at the Convention can register for N$ 5500 and N$6500 for non- registered members. The Exhibitors hall will officially open on 24 September and will run the full 3 days.
MTC is the platinum sponsor of IPM Namibia while Shell Namibia is the silver sponsor.

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