Annual Conference

POSTPONED

Eurocontrol
logonew date to be announced

In light of the COVID-19 situation and current uncertainty, we would like to advise that you do not proceed with any immediate travel or hotel arrangements, after registration for the conference. The AHRMIO team is closely monitoring the situation globally. While we are optimistic that the conference will take place as scheduled, we prefer to err on the side of caution, and we will update as the situation develops.

Programme

11:00 – 13:00

Design thinking - Pre-conference interactive session

13:00 – 14:00

Registration

14:30 – 15:00

Welcome Address

  • Negar Rafikian, Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and World Bank Group Human Resources Vice Presidency, US
  • Sabrina Depicker, Head of Human Resources and Services, Eurocontrol, BE
  • Saleema Vellani, Conference Chair and Co-Founder and COO, Innovazing, US

15:00 – 15:30

Introduction to conference app and co-coaching

15:30 – 16:30

Plenary I – Multi-generational Roundtable on Leadership

  • Ranya Nehmeh, Senior Human Resources Officer, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)
  • Gerard Van Schak, Former Chairman of the Executive Board of Heineken N.V., NL & Honorary President, EFMD

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

Plenary II – The bright side of leadership

  • Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder of the Huffington Post, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global, US

18:00 – 21:00

Welcome Cocktail

08:30

Registration
TRANSFORMATION

09:00 – 9:30

Plenary III – Leading Transformation
This session will be run in interview style

  • lacopo Prissinotti, Director of the Network Management Directorate, Eurocontrol, BE

9:30 – 11:00

Plenary IV – Bright side of Leadership through the lenses of academics and practitioners

  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD, CH (tbc)
  • George Karam, Managing Partner, Korn Ferry, Middle-East and North Africa, US
  • John Knights, Chairman, LeaderShape Global and lead author of ‘Leadership Beyond the Ego-How to Become a Transpersonal Leader, UK
  • Lien Desmet, Doctoral Researcher in Leadership, Vlerick Business School, BE

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Working groups A
A1Empowerment – Sharing best practice

  • Elisabeth Nilsson, Learning Organisation Developer, INL, PT
    Developing a mindset of a learning organization, to increase collective IQ and focus on strategies and opportunities for everyone to feel a part of the organization

A2Developing Emerging Leadership – Sharing best practice

  • Lien Desmet, Doctoral Researcher in Leadership, Vlerick Business School, BE
  • tbc

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch

LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS

13:45 - 15:00

Working groups B

B1How to Become a Transpersonal Leader

  • John Knights, Chairman, LeaderShape Global and lead author of ‘Leadership Beyond the Ego-How to Become a Transpersonal Leader, UK

B2Mental Health Surveys – Sharing best practice

  • Peter Mills, European Medical Director, CIGNA, UK

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:15

AHRMIO General Assembly

  • Negar Rafikian, Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and World Bank Group Human Resources Vice Presidency, US
  • Helke Carvalho Hernandes, Executive Director, AHRMIO

16:15 – 17:15

Plenary V: Visionary Leadership. Insight & Foresight. Culture Changer. Resilient!

  • Peter Kalmar, Founding and Managing Partner, Senior OD Consultant & Lead Trainer @ The Flow Group, and ex-President of IODA, US
  • Daryl Lucas, HR Director, Employment Policy, Compensation and Systems, World Bank Group, US

18:45

Buses leave from the Hotel to the Dinner venue

19:30 – 22:00

Drinks and Conference Dinner

22:00

Buses leave from the Dinner venue back to the Hotel

08:30

Registration

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary VI – Women in Leadership (roundtable discussion)

  • Joyce Msuya, Assistant Secretary general and Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment (tbc)
  • Laurent Choain, Chief, People, Education and Culture, Mazars , FR

10:00 – 11:00

Working groups C

C1Collaborative Leadership - Sharing best practice

  • IMF representative (tbc)

C2Onboarding for Global Inclusion at the World Bank Group

  • Ghislaine Baghdadi, Program Lead, WBG Onboarding Program, World Bank Group, US

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Plenary VII – Mindful, Compassionate Leadership

  • Bill Brendel, Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University, US

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks and Welcome to 2020 Conference

  • Saleema Vellani, Conference Chair and Co-Founder and COO, Innovazing, US

Speakers

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Keynote speaker
Co-Founder of the Huffington Post, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global
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Ghislaine Baghdadi

Speaker
Program Lead, WBG Onboarding Program, World Bank Group
Bill-Brendel

Bill Brendel

Speaker
Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Helke-Carvalho2

Helke Carvalho

Speaker
Executive Director, AHRMIO
CHOAIN-Laurent

Laurent Choain

Speaker
Chief People, Education & Culture
Sabrina-depicker

Sabrina Depicker

Speaker
Head of Human Resources and Services, Eurocontrol
Lien Desmet

Lien Desmet

Speaker
Doctoral Researcher in Leadership, Vlerick Business School
Peter Kalmar

Peter Kalmar

Speaker
Founding and Managing Partner, Senior OD Consultant & Lead Trainer @ The Flow Group, and ex-President of IODA
George Karam

George Karam

Speaker
Managing Partner, Korn Ferry, Middle-East and North Africa
John-Knights

John Knights

Speaker
Chairman, LeaderShape Global and lead author of ‘Leadership Beyond the Ego-How to Become a Transpersonal Leader
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Daryl Lucas

Speaker
HR Director, Employment Policy, Compensation and Systems, World Bank Group
Peter Mills

Peter Mills

Speaker
European Medical Director
Ranya Nehmeh

Ranya Nehmeh

Speaker
Senior HR Specialist and Author of The CHAMELEON Leader
Elisabeth Nilsson

Elisabeth Nilsson

Speaker
Learning Organisation Developer, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Iacopo Prissoniti

Iacopo Prissinotti

Speaker
Director of the Network Management Directorate, Eurocontrol
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Negar Rafikian

Speaker
Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and World Bank Group Human Resources Vice Presidency, US
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Gerard Van Schaik

Speaker
Former Chairman of the Executive Board of Heineken N.V. & Honorary President, EFMD
Saleema-Vellani_portrait

Saleema Vellani

Conference Chair
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Strategist of Innovazing, US

Practical information

Venue & Contacts

Eurocontrol
Rue de la Fusée, 96
Brussels 1130 (Haren)
Belgium

Contact at Eurocontrol
Selim Jardak

Contact at AHRMIO
Mayen Enodien

Accommodation

The Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace is our conference hotel. 
It is a 4-star hotel set in a prime location in the centre of Brussels. Local tourist attractions such as Center for the Belgian Comic Strip (Centre Belge de la Bande Desinee), Rue Neuve and Cathedrale St. Michel are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Metro Station, Brussels Park (Parc de Brussels) and Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. 

Address
Rue Gineste 3
1210 Brussels

Telephone Number
+32 2 203 62 00

Email
[email protected]

Rooms have been pre-booked at this hotel for conference participants however participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Please make your reservation directly via this link - https://book.passkey.com/event/50086368/owner/7604429/home

Rates:
5 October - Standard room: €99 / night (plus tax) (with breakfast)
6 October - Standard room: €159 / night (plus tax) (with breakfast)
7 October - Standard room: €179 / night (plus tax) (with breakfast)

These prices are special rates provided to AHRMIO and are available until 3 August.

 

During the conference, buses will be available to transport participants from the main conference hotel to Eurocontrol premises, and vice versa. The bus schedule will be communicated in the final conference program.

Travel

The nearest airport is Brussels National Airport in Zaventem. It is a 5-minute taxi journey to Eurocontrol headquarters.

By taxi

EUROCONTROL has negotiated special fares with the Unitax airport taxi company for its visitors and special guests. The set price for the journey from EUROCONTROL to Zaventem Airport or vice versa, is €16. Payment is possible by credit card or in cash. Tell the driver about this arrangement before beginning your journey.

Passengers arriving at Brussels Airport should contact the company at 02 725 25 25 to arrange for pick up. 

Alternatively, you may use any of the taxis available at the airport.

By public transport

These public transport connections will take you to Eurocontrol (Haren):

  • STIB Bus line 12 (Airport Line): from Schuman, alight at stop “Bourget”. 10-minute walk.
  • STIB Tram 62 (Cimetière de Jette – EUROCONTROL).
  • STIB Bus line 21 (Luxembourg – Maes via Schuman): alight at stop “Maes”, at the end of the line. 10-minute walk.
  • DE LIJN Bus lines 271 and 472, alight at stop “Bourget”. 10-minute walk.

Schedules: STIB - De Lijn

You can also travel by train to either Haren or Haren-Sud train stations; however, you will need to walk a little:

  • Haren train station: line 26, 20-minute walk (1.6 km)
  • Haren-Sud and Diegem train stations: line 36, 25-minute walk (2 km)

By car

The Eurocontrol headquarters are located near the Brussels Zaventem airport, with easy access from most Belgian highway.

Tourism

Please visit the official Brussels tourist agency website for information on theaters, museums, galleries, monuments, concerts, restaurants, etc.

Social Programme

Monday 5 October: Welcome Reception
Venue TBC

Tuesday 6 October: Gala dinner at the Vaudeville Theatre.
The elegant Vaudeville Theatre has a legendary place in Brussels life and its collective memory. It was inaugurated in 1884 and is now listed as a historic monument. 

Galerie de la reine 13
1000, Brussels, Belgium