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13.01.2010 Press Release

HR Experts Meet To Rebrand Human Capital in Africa

By Paul Asinor
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A panel of international recruitment and talent management experts have confirmed to speak at Brighter Futures 2010, scheduled to take place at the Accra International Conference Centre on 8-9 July. Under the theme “Developing a Skilled Work Force for Africa”, Brighter Futures 2010 is Ghana's largest recruitment and talent management exhibition and conference aimed at improving best practice in the Human Resource (HR) industry as well as tapping into the knowledge of international and local career experts.

With barely six months to the event, an eminent team of top industry practitioners, researchers, consultants and academics with vast experience and expertise in HR have confirmed to present papers and lead interactive workshops over the 2-day duration of the conference. Notable among the list of speakers is Felix Nana Sackey, who is currently the Managing Partner of Deloitte and Touché, Ghana, as a keynote speaker delivering a paper on “Return on Investment for Talent”.

Leading a top-notch foreign contingent of speakers is Professor Theo Veldsman, Head of the Faculty of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg. Professor Veldsman, who is also an independent consultant with many leading South African companies including Ernst & Young, speaks at Brighter Futures on the topic, “Transformational Leadership-Developing Wining Teams”.

Other confirmed speakers include Dr Richard Norris (Global Development Lifestyle Architecture, UK), Marieme Jamme (a social entrepreneur and CEO of SpotOne Global Solutions, UK), Philip Nukpe (Senior Lecturer, London Metropolitan University), Rosie Ebe-Arthur (Head of HR, Ecobank Ghana) and many other leading HR practitioners.

Miss Anita Wiafe, CEO of OML (UK & Ghana) and speaker on the topic, “Attracting and Retaining the Best Talent”, said “Brighter Futures 2010 has been designed to deliver high value keynote presentations and workshops for Managing Directors, policy makers, HR Directors, CEOs, Executive Directors, General Managers responsible for Recruitment & Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Evaluation, Talent Management, Training & Development, who aim to put their organisations on the right track to success through improving their work force.”

On the need for such a conference, she added, “In today's world, an organisation's work force is its major strength and managing them and their talents impacts either positively or negatively on corporate goals or profits. However, HR and Talent Management decisions are often not dealt with in a way that it deserves. Therefore, Brighter Futures conference has been designed to provide delegates with knowledge sharing, learning, networking, business development and problem solving on key issues that bedevil the work force.”

She continued, “Conference delegates will be updated with modern trends in the HR industry, helping them keep abreast of the complexity in managing people and preparing for future challenges. The Brighter Futures 2010 conferences will also Add Value to delegates, returning to their respective employers with many HR specific ideas to implement for better business.”

“Lastly, Ghanaian recruiters and career professionals are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity of locally acquiring top-level HR training comparable to other international conferences without spending expensively on trips abroad.”

Brighter Futures 2010 conference is organised by Occupational Management Limited (Ghana) and managed by Golden Stool Promotions. Running alongside this conference is an Exhibition bringing under one roof, 50 recruiting organisations; HR and recruitment service providers; training institutions and over 10,000 visitors made up of graduates, jobseekers, school leavers, redundant workers, etc.

Brighter Futures 2010 is supported and partnered by , JobServe Africa,, The Ghanaian Journal and It is expected to be under the auspices of the Ministries of Employment and Education.

For more information and registration email: [email protected] or visit or call 233 264 981 426/ 233 264 250 992 (Ghana) or 0044 799 081 3291 (United Kingdom)

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