Experts on work from around the globe meet for the first time in Montreal

No less than 200 international experts and 2,800
participants from 55 countries will attend this international event

The 13th World Human Resources Congress will take place at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal from September 27 to 29. Organized by the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés on behalf of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations, this world-class event will be held for the first time in Canada. No less than 200 international experts and 2,800 participants from 55 countries will attend this major meeting of the global HR community.

“The Congress is an exceptional opportunity to learn about the latest trends and practices in the world of work, both here and on the international scene. The program addresses themes that reflect the new world of work, the impact of new technologies, as well as important concerns and issues for the future,” explains Florent Francoeur, CHRP, president and CEO of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.

The Congress program, focusing on the theme HR Without Limits, includes over 100 sessions in English, French and Spanish, presented by the world’s greatest thinkers from countries as varied as France, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Distinguished speakers
Our distinguished speakers include Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading cybergurus according to Al Gore, and Henry Mintzberg, ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the world’s 9th most influential management thinker. Also present will be Jeremy Gutsche, described as an eagle-eyed visionary by Global TV, and Tod Maffin, called one of Canada’s most influential futurologists by the The Globe and Mail.

Members of prominent organizations such as Pixar, Bombardier, Cascades, Cirque du Soleil, IBM, Adecco, L’Oréal, MolsonCoors, WestJet, Yves Rocher, Standard Life and AirFrance-KLM will also be present to share their most leading-edge practices.

Hot topics
The range of topics covered will spark extensive discussion and thought about the new world of work in organizations, moving well beyond human resources.

The impact of new technologies, change and innovation, diversity, leadership, environmental responsibility, the integration of immigrants in organizations, compensation, crisis management and health in the workplace are just some of the themes that will be addressed.

“The way our society develops undeniably impacts the labour market. The role of HR professionals is to guide organizations through these changes. The numerous challenges facing companies today require them to understand and adapt to new trends. That is why HR management has become a major issue and a business priority,” explains Debbie Bennett, CHRP, Chair of the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA).

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About the World HR Congress
The World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) holds its world Congress every two years. The aim of this world-class event is to build a global community of peers through enabling HR management professionals to network with colleagues from around the world. Reflecting the origins and international concerns of the WFPMA, the World Congress moves from continent to continent. Since 1986, it has been held in the following cities:

1986 Washington, D.C., United States 1998 Caracas, Venezuela
1988 Sydney, Australia 2000 Paris, France
1990 Buenos Aires, Argentina 2002 Mexico City, Mexico
1992 Madrid, Spain 2004 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1994 San Francisco, United States 2006 Singapore
1996 Hong Kong 2008 London, United Kingdom

The North American Federation (NAHRMA) and the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) are the hosts of the 2010 World Congress.