Press Release, 26th September 2016

September 28, 2016, 7:19am

6th IPM Conference Ready to Kick Off
The 6th Annual Institute of People Management of Namibia Conference is scheduled to kick off on the 28th September 2016. The Conference will run from the 28th to 29th September at the Safari Hotel. This year’s Conference is themed “Championing a Culture of Excellence”, and the Conference will officially be opened by the Honourable Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa.
This year’s Conference boast with a rich line-up of local and international speakers. Notable figures from the international speakers list include Timothy Webster Maurice, an acclaimed author of three brand leadership books working between New York and South Africa. He specializes in personal branding, design and psychology. He is a weekly columnist for South Africa’s Star Newspaper for 10 years and Destiny Magazine for 7 years. His latest book “Personovation-Re-inventing your Personal Brand” explores the power of personal branding and offers advise on how everyone can innovate their personal brand to achieve their goals. Dr Ngao Motsei is a Partner at Heidrick and Struggles, and a member of the global Leadership Consulting Practice. Her presentation will focus on “Accelerating performance, the drive and drag factors” and will definitely be an engagement to look forward to.
Amongst the local speakers are Dr Michael Akuupa, Director LaRRi, who will give the delegates an overview of the current Industrial relations, trends and challenges while Mrs Enzy Kaura-Ndjavera’s presentation on “Social media’s influence on employee productivity” will definitely be something to look forward to given Namibia’s active use of social media. Given the current moratorium on salary increases in the public sector coupled with salary ceilings for CEO’s, Ms Julia Muetudhana’s presentation on “Remuneration in the public sector” is expected to be fiercely debated.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Jerry Muadinohamba will be our guest speaker at the 6th IPM Excellence Gala Dinner scheduled for the evening of the 28th September. The gala dinner will take place at Hilton Hotel at 19h00. The purpose of this gala dinner is to reward and recognize those individuals and companies that have excelled in their responsibilities. We therefore give awards to the following categories, Best IPM CEO of the Year, Best IPM Director, Best IPM HR Partner, Best IPM HR Practitioner, Best IPM Centre of Excellence, Best IPM Company employing most students and Best IPM Company employing most persons who are differently abled. Multiple NAMA Award winning artist Ann Singer is expected to entertain guest at the gala dinner.
As usual IPM will also have space for Exhibitors who wish to come and market their products and services to the delegates at the Conference.
“We are excited about this year’s Conference, and creating opportunities to firstly bring our HR professionals together to network, share ideas and discuss issues that are pertinent to our national development”, concluded Tim Ekandjo, IPM President.
The IPM Conference is sponsored by MTC, New Era and NUST. For more information on IPM, visit our website on www.ipm.com.na