… Two-day event to focus on ‘leading in turbulent times’
By Business Reporter
THE 7th annual Institute of People Management (IPM) Conference is scheduled to take place on 16 and 17 October at the Safari Hotel.
Hailed as the biggest HR and people leadership event in Namibia, this year’s conference is themed, ‘Leading in turbulent times’.
“This year’s conference is special, in the sense that we will put an emphasis on leadership. The theme is fitting indeed, given the challenges our economy finds itself in; it presents us with countless opportunities, if we remain steadfast in our quest for leadership” said IPM President, Tim Ekandjo.
The 2017 conference will run over two full days and offers a list of powerful local and international speakers, who will enrich the experiences of delegates.
The conference will be officially opened by Public Enterprises Minister, Leon Jooste.
The program features topics, such as ‘The leadership architecture in turbulent times’, which will be presented by Nene Molefi from South Africa.
Sigi Lange will speak on the topic, ‘Free for success in turbulence’, and Louise Shixwameni, from the Office of the Prime Minister, will deliver a talk on ‘Leaders without titles’.
Of significant interest on the program are the two panel discussions.
Day one will feature a panel discussion on ‘SME Bank – lessons learned’, and two day will delve into ‘Corporate governance in SOEs – does it exist?’, which is a topical issue at the moment.
Other topical discussions featured on the program are ‘Corruption in business’, which will be tackled by Tarah Shanika from the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), while Suta Kavari from the National Planning Commission (NPC) will discuss the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5).
Closing this year’s conference will be special guest, Lynette Ntuli, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Innate Investment Solutions, a South African entity that provides property, asset management and infrastructure solutions to the building environment, and is the custodian of land and property portfolios.
Ntuli has received various accolades, including scooping the Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year 2014 Award.
She is a World Economic Forum global shaper.
In 2014, Ntuli was selected as one of the Top 200 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Symposium – the world’s premier symposium on leadership, politics and society.
Ntuli is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow in the flagship Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) programme, which was initiated by former American President Barack Obama.
She is also a former advisory board member of First National Bank (FNB) in the KwaZulu- Natal.
Ntuli is also a member of the African Leadership Network and the interim chairperson of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.
Delegate fees for registered IPM members are only N$4 500, while non-members pay N$5 500.
Registered for IPM exhibitors pay N$6500, while non-members pay N$7500.
Registrations are now officially open.
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