CIPM to host World HR Congress 2020


Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) Sri Lanka, the Nation’s leader in human resource management in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) and The World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) will be hosting World HR Congress2020, the world’s largest HR conclave in Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 6-8, 2020 at the BMICH.

Over 2,000 people management professionals and business leaders from Sri Lanka and overseas are expected to participate in this mega people management event.
In addition to the main tent event, a pre-conference event on the topic of ‘International Knowledge Sharing by People Professionals’ featuring 4 plenaries which also consists of three Keynote by world renowned thought leaders, four panel discussions, over 20 technical breakout sessions, the HR Service Providers Exhibition which runs alongside of the conference and many other interesting sessions will be part of the proceedings of the World HR Congress2020.

Three separate events by invitation only too will be held prior to and post the conclave. These will be the APFHRM Regional Meeting and Heads of the World People Management Institutes Meeting which consists of 93 countries in 5 continental federations on July 5 and the WFPMA Board meeting on July 9, 2020.

“WFPMA is delighted that CIPM is hosting the 2020 World Congress in Colombo, Sri Lanka. CIPM is a valued and leading member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and was selected by the WFPMA Board as the host country following a robust tender process. The combination of CIPM’s successful record in holding innovative and highly relevant HR congresses and Colombo’s reputation as a highly attractive congress venue with excellent facilities, proved a winning combination. The World Congress enables HR professionals to build a global community of peers, to discuss new developments in HRM, and to network with colleagues from around the world who face similar complex challenges in human resource management. We are looking forward to an exciting congress and to greeting HR professionals and their management colleagues from around the world to this unique HR event and to experience this wonderful country,” said Bob Morton – Secretary General, WFPMA.

“When every manager plays a ‘people management role’, the people management professional’s role evolves into a role of an internal coach, guide, policy setter and an architect of strategy adding significant value to the organization. Thus, the World HR Congress2020 is aptly themed as ‘Exalting People Professionals: Explore, Expand and Excel’ in order to encourage, energize and enthuse people professionals in the increasingly strategic role that they play in their organizations,” said Dhammika Fernando, President, CIPM Sri Lanka and Director, APFHRM.

The conclave will deliberate on the various aspects and implications of digitalization, disruption, diversity, inclusivity and happiness of people in a new world of work and life.
CIPM Sri Lanka won the opportunity to host the biennial World HR Congress in 2020 in Colombo after an intense competitive bidding and evaluation process held during the Annual Meeting of the APFHRM amongst other bidding countries in the Asia Pacific region including Australia where the World HR Congress was held successfully on two previous occasions, the Philippines and Thailand.