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Connect+ Sessions

A series of interactive and engaging activities

Connect with 5000+ of your HR peers by participating in these fun, interactive activities


Interact. Engage. Connect.

A closer look at our Connect+ Activities

Opening Night

What? Set the mood the night of the first summit day. An evening of music, HR Summit Happy Hour and great food to loosen up and to meet your peers!

When and Where? 6 November 2017, 18.00 – 20.00, Blue Bar, Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre

How to attend? By invite only

Scheduled Speed-Networking

What? Take part in more intimate meet ups with your HR peers and colleagues. Exchange business cards, ideas and experiences with other HR professionals at the show.

Where? Networking Zone

How to attend? Add your name on the board at the Networking Zone. A maximum of 30 people participate per session.

Mobile App

What? Download the official app of the event sponsored by OnPro, to see live agendas, get real-time updates, plan your schedule and to meet other attendees.

Where? Look for "HR Summit & Expo" app on the App store or Google Play

The Big Ideas Wall

What? A board with thoughts on "The HR Trend of 2018" from your fellow peers. Break the Guinness world-record for highest number of contributions to a bulletin board!

Where? At the Wellness Zone

Book Signing

What? World renowned best-selling authors will be singing their books 

How to attend? First come, first served basis

Work Workouts

What? Learn some office exercises which you can easily do at your desk in your office

Where? Wellness Zone

How to attend? First come, first served basis

Meditation Moment

What? Breaks where you can stretch and meditate between sessions. Learn relaxation and deep-breathing techniques to sharpen the reflexes and awaken your mind in preparation for more learning.

How to attend? First come, first served basis

Campfire Sessions

What? A laid-back environment, simulating a campfire storytelling time in a roundtable setting that dives into more focused topics in HR. You can choose from two campfire session topics taking place simultaneously and addressing the latest issues in HR. 

Why Attend?

Learn and engage with your HR peers and colleagues in an interactive format allowing you to share your own experiences. This peer-to-peer format will also allow you to build new connections.

How to attend? A max of 15 people participate per session on a first come, first served basis. 

Thinking Space

What? A working station where delegates can plug in their laptops to reply to important emails or take work calls in the middle of the day. There will be a charging area for devices.

Where? The Wellness Zone

Food Fest

What? For all the foodies out there, we're bringing Dubai’s best food trucks to the event. Grab a bite, grab a friend and enjoy in our exhibition area.

Where? The Wellness Zone

Live Graphic Recording

What?A graphic illustrator will draw out the topics discussed in a form of a graphic diagram to create a story-line.

Where? Keynote Theatre

How to attend? Available to all summit delegates in the keynote theatre

HR Olympics

What? Participating in fun and energising activities like foosball and Jenga.

Where? The Wellness Zone