Global HR Summit Zagreb 10

26 April 2023 Zagreb, Croatia

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Global HR Summit Zagreb 10

Book Now!

26 April 2023 Zagreb, Croatia

About the Event

In 2023 we are back with the 10th-anniversary edition of Croatia's most innovative HR event!

To celebrate, we bring you 10 Global HR Gurus discussing all the latest HR Trends. In the past few years, HR has had to constantly adapt to the never-ending changes brought on by the pandemic and ongoing crises. Speakers from Virgin Atlantic, GE, Pandora, Siemens, DHL, Zurich Insurance, Trelleborg Group, Warner Music Group, Zoom, and HCI will share their experiences of how they have been adapting to the changes and how you can adapt their strategies to your organization.

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend The Global HR Summit:

  • We have in-depth sessions and case studies that will not only educate you about the latest HR trends but also provide you with tons of practical, game-changing takeaways you can immediately apply to your HR strategy.
  • The agenda is created by HR professionals and focuses on HR innovation, Leadership, Employee Experience, Coaching, Diversity, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Resilience, Compensation & Benefits, and much more.
  • The Global HR Summit Zagreb offers you the opportunity to network productively: You never know what new ideas, partnerships, or business deals you may discover.
  • You will spend the day surrounded by some of the world's most innovative and inspiring HR individuals.
  • You'll leave with access to our speakers' presentation decks and tons of practical HR ideas.







Ron Thomas Human Capital Institute

Josh Novelle Warner Music Group

Ambros Scope Zurich Insurance

Stefanie Wittenbecher DHL Freight

Ays Schmidt Zoom Video Communications

Liz Rider Volvo Cars

Diana Fayad GE

Kerry Isherwood Virgin Atlantic Ltd

Michaela Schütt Siemens

Sara Milesson Trelleborg Industrial Solutions

Charlotte Thomassen-Kinsey Pandora



Registration & Morning Coffee


A New Leadership Expectations Framework At Zurich Insurance

This case study describes the development and implementation of a new Leadership Expectations Framework at Zurich Insurance Switzerland. The development based on empirical research, co-creation, and design thinking methods has led to high usability and acceptance. 

Ambros Scope, Head of Leadership & Future of Work, Zurich Insurance


Fuelling performance through new approaches to learning: how Virgin Atlantic adapted post-pandemic and their new approaches to learning and performance 

Kerry Isherwood, Senior Manager – Leadership, Virgin Atlantic


How Do We Lead With Empathy In Our Disruptive World?

The pandemic has changed how we work. The world we live in throws us increasingly complex challenges, and the exponential growth in technologies means that the way we work is changing forever. This requires a different kind of leadership.

Liz Rider, Former Global Head of Leadership and Culture I Inspirational Speaker I Agile HR, Volvo Cars


Putting Employee Experience At The Heart Of Your Technology

Within our technology stacks, there are many inefficiencies and bad user experiences. WMG has focused on the employee experience to get day-to-day tasks out of the way of employees. Join Josh Novelle as he speaks about the first year's learnings from approaching this digital adoption challenge

Josh Novelle, Sr Director of People Experience and Insights, Warner Music Group


Q&A Panel 
Panel Moderator Ron Thomas HCI


Lunch Break For Speakers & Participants


Introducing an Internal Coaching Pool at DPDHL

Deutsche Post DHL has piloted an Internal Coaching Pool and is now on the verge of making it available to more and more employees in the group. I will share with you how a sustainable concept can look like, what the potential pitfalls can be and how you can transform your company into a coaching organization. High-quality professional Business Coaching can be beneficial for everyone – especially in times of crisis.

Stefanie Wittenbecher, Head of Learning & Development DACH, DHL Freight 


How To Create Future-Focused Rewards In Your Organization

Change is a must: It's time to re-evaluate what employees want. Employee expectations have shifted, and EVP management is evolving to deliver a more human-centered approach. How can employers make their rewards and recognition programs adapt to this new reality?

Diana Fayad, Total Rewards Global Executive, GE


Shaping The “New Possible” Through Candidate Experience

In her keynote, Michaela will give context on how Siemens successfully shifted from a traditional HR mindset to what is now emerging as the best practice of looking at the end-to-end employee journey through the creation of Employee Experience. She’ll showcase why understanding your people, and delivering a positive experience for them, is crucial to any successful transformation. Discover strategies to create authentic candidate experiences that enhance engagement, ignite energy, and foster a “people-first” mindset to elevate productivity and operational excellency. Understand the importance of ‘moments that matter’ in crafting a good work experience and what impacts this crucial part of work. Ultimately, get insight into how technology, when aligned with the people strategy, can drive a better candidate experience.

Michaela Schütt, SVP, Head of Global Talent Acquisition Ecosystem, Siemens


Q&A Panel 
Panel Moderator Ron Thomas HCI


Networking and Refreshment Break


HR Innovation, What The Future Holds

We’re looking into a much more disruptive and innovative future for HR. How communication platforms, such as Zoom, can transform the way people connect? And how does that affect HR practices worldwide? Let’s discuss the use of technology to our benefit, the new formats of events, new ways of connecting with candidates and employees, and most importantly, how to build processes and teams that thrive in these new environments.

Ays Schmidt, Global Talent Engagement Specialist, Zoom Video Communication


How To Create Business Buy-In For The People Strategy

In this keynote, you will get hands-on tips on how to ensure the People Strategy is not only connected to the overall Business Strategy but how you get the business buy-in needed to make it successful. Sara will share real-life examples based on her own 20 years of experience within the HR field, as well as some of the biggest mistakes to avoid. 

Sara Milesson, VP HR, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions


FutureWork – An Insight Into How Pandora Is Approaching The Topic Of The Future Of Work

The future of work is a topic that many companies are discussing and working with on an ongoing basis. What does the future of work look like for employees? How can companies provide flexibility and empowerment whilst maintaining productivity and delivery? Join this talk to hear how Pandora, the world’s largest jewelry company, approaches this topic.

Charlotte Thomassen-Kinsey, Global HR Director Digital & Technology, Pandora 


Q&A Panel 
Panel Moderator Ron Thomas HCI


Cocktail & Networking


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