Date: Friday 18th October 2024
Venue: Hilton Conference Centre
Early-bird Rates (valid until 1st September 2024): FHRD Members – €180.00 excl. VAT, Non-Members – €210.00 excl. VAT
Standard Rates: FHRD Members – €210.00 excl. VAT, Non-Members – €240.00 excl. VAT

Time Venue Agenda Item
08:15 Conference Centre Foyer Registration and Coffee
09:15 Grandmaster Suite Welcome Speech
Opening address and conference launch
Speaker: Matthew Naudi, President FHRD
09:25 Grandmaster Suite Keynote 1: Strategy, Capability and Talent: “Our People are our Most Important Asset.”
Speaker: Robin Hoyle – Head of Learning Innovation, Huthwaite International
09:55 Grandmaster Suite Keynote 2: Balancing Data and Humanity: The Path to Impactful Learning Technologies
Speaker: Daryna (Dasha) Kosse – Global L&D Manager and Transformational Leadership Coach
10:30 Grandmaster Suite HR Quality Mark Presentation of Certificates and Mementos
10:45 Spinola Suite Coffee Break and Expo
11:15 WORKSHOPS (to choose 1)
Grandmaster Suite W/S 1: Evolve with a Learning Culture
Nik V. (Nikola Velickovic) – Founder, Skills for Scale
Wignacourt Suite W/S 2: Unleashing L&D Potential through Strategy and Technology Growth
Pamela Mamo – Director, PwC’s Academy Malta
Vilhena Suite W/S 3: Coaching as a Navigator for L&D to unlock the Organisation’s Full Potential
Marc Berghoff – HR Strategist & Coach
12:00 Grandmaster Suite CEOs in the Spotlight: Expectations from HR in relation to L&D
Moderator: Noel Debono – Human Resources Manager, Attard & Co Food Ltd
Marcel Cassar – CEO, APS Bank
Christina Galea – CEO, Costa Coffee Malta
Antonello Gauci – CEO, Inspire Foundation
Pauline Micallef – CEO, MaritimeMT
Nikhil Patil – CEO, GO plc
12:25 Grandmaster Suite Chief HR in the Spotlight: Making the Case for L&D
Moderator: Michelle Fenech Seguna – Founder & Director, Speak to Move
Ray Debattista – Chief People and Culture Officer, Bank of Valletta plc
Claire Farrugia – Chief People Officer, Ganado Advocates
Kathleen Farrugia Cefai – HR Manager, Shireburn Software Ltd
Ines Silva – Chief Officer Human Resources, MAPFRE MIDDLESEA and MAPFRE MSV LIFE
Sherif Sleiman – Senior Manager HR, Baxter International Inc
12:50 Spinola Suite Lunch and Expo
13:50 Grandmaster Suite Conference Energizer by TeamBuilding Malta
14:10 Grandmaster Suite Keynote 3: How we Personalized Learning by Recommending Courses based on Employee and Course Competencies aligned with Grow Talent People Strategy
Speaker: Hakan Sahin – Head of Global HR People Analytics, Sony
14:40 Grandmaster Suite Keynote 4: Translating Purpose & Values into Real Experiences
Speaker: Greta Rapinett – Customer Strategist & Business Trainer
15:10 Spinola Suite Coffee Break and Expo
15:40 WORKSHOPS (to choose 1)
Grandmaster suite W/S 4: When we Learn, we Grow. Discover how Pedagogical Principles can Step-Change People and Business Performance
Hanne Kristiansen – Founder, Creative ID™
Wignacourt Suite W/S 5: Unlocking the Power of Reskilling and Upskilling to Improve Employee Retention
Ediana Guillaumier – People Consulting and Learning Lead, Ernst & Young
Vilhena Suite W/S 6: Strategic Succession Planning: Integrating Learning and Development for Organisational Resilience
Aimee Vella Bonnici – Lead, Learning and Talent Business Partner and ESG Lead at KPMG, Microsoft Business Solutions
16:20 WORKSHOPS (to choose 1)
Grandmaster suite W/S 7: Closing the Performance Gap – The Relevance of TNAs
Ilaria Spiteri Axiak – Senior Advisor: Training and Development, Misco Consulting Ltd
Wignacourt Suite W/S 8: The Strategic Edge: Mastering Skills-Based Learning for Employee Growth
Etienne Gatt – HR, PR and Communications Director, Malta Gaming Authority
Vilhena Suite W/S 9: The Benefits of an Effective Onboarding Journey
Rachel Tabone Hall – Head of HR, Multiple Group
17:00 Conference End