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12th edition of SHRM India Annual Conference and Expo concludes successfully



The event witnessed 4,500+ HR leaders, 900+ CXOs, 150 speakers, and 70+ insightful sessions


New Delhi, 16th October 2023: Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) India today concluded its ‘SHRM India Annual Conference & Expo’ in New Delhi. The two-day conference witnessed a huge gathering of more than 150 speakers, 900+ CXOs, and 4,500+ HR leaders who attended over 70+ sessions comprising more than 15+ learning hours. With the theme ‘Drive Change’, the conference was designed to establish an environment on how to lead and drive change, experience questioning the status quo, spur creativity, and help HR leaders visualize the future.


Commenting on the success of SHRMIAC23, Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, APAC, & MENA said, “SHRM is commemorating 75 years of contributing to better workplaces and a better world. I am overwhelmed to see the leaders’ convergence at the 12th SHRM India Annual Conference to discuss important issues affecting the future of work. In today’s ever-evolving workplace, HR professionals must drive change and help employees become more effective. I am thankful to all the eminent speakers and guests who gave their valuable time and made SHRMIAC23 a big success.”


In the inaugural session on day one, Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa at the Government of India in conversation with D. Shivakumar, Conference Chair – SHRMIAC23 & Operating Partner at Advent International Private Equity, threw light on his ground-breaking book “Made in India: 75 Years of Business and Enterprise’ and discussed how the bestseller captures the potent and powerful journey of Indian business and enterprise.

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“HR in person is somebody who is really pushing to refine the company. Your (HR Professional’s) job is much bigger; your job is even bigger than that of a CEO’s role. An HR should be able to bring in new balance and new energy. HR should be able to reshape the future of the company, said G20 Sherpa Mr. Amitabh Kant addressing the inaugural session of the SHRM India Annual Conference & Expo 2023.


While addressing the conference, in his opening keynote, ‘EX in Focus: Employee Experience Driving Business Outcomes’, Jim Link, CHRO, SHRM, spoke on how employees’ engagement and performance drive business success. He said,” A great employee experience drives employee engagement and increases job satisfaction and productivity by almost every measure. Continuous research has indicated that there’s a strong level of connection between how we engage our employees and their positive experiences that drives business outcomes. They’re inextricably linked; you can’t separate them.”


There were two report launches happened at the conference. One was on the “state of global workplace culture report and another was on “Unlocking the Value: People Analytics Maturity, India 2023”. SHRM HR excellence awards were conferred on organisations for their pioneering and innovative people management practices.


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