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NHRDN 19th National Conference

19 - 20 November, 2015


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NHRDN 19th National Conference

19 - 20 November, 2015 - Taj Palace, New Delhi

Why should you join us?

The Most Awaited HR Event of 2015

Great Location

Global Speakers

Interactive Sessions


HR Expo

Gala Evening

HR is set to take centre stage, as we bring to you the much anticipated 19th edition of the Annual NHRDN National Conference, a unique gathering of over 1000 thought leaders, practitioners, young professionals, academicians and students.

This flagship event, 'Architecting the Next Curve - Inspire. Impact. Innovate', puts the spotlight on the three pillars of the next curve - Leadership, Change and Performance. Delegates will hear about game-changing HR initiatives that shape the continually evolving role of human resources.

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Focus of the Conference

Management Gurus, CEOs and CHROs will bring forth new perspectives, question old paradigms and present blueprints for future success in high-powered, participative sessions. Hear leaders from Pepsi, GE, Microsoft, UTI, IOCL, Mahindra, L&T, ICICI, KPMG, Max, Vedanta, Essar and other notable companies, speak about how they lead their organisations.
Leadership, Change and Performance stand as pillars of the next curve. Take part in debates and conversations around how to use these three powerful levels to strategize, differentiate, diversify, experiment and reinvent.
This is your chance to discover what is new in HR by experiencing an exposition like no other. The exhibition will showcase innovative HR offerings, including new-age technology. Fast forward to the future and feel the energy of all things new in HR.
Gain the benefit of pooled HR wisdom and insights in exclusive sessions such as Stalwarts' Storytelling, where veteran leaders share their journey and key lessons, in an interactive Q&A format. Use the opportunity to find a mentor and advance your career, with one-on-one direction and guidance from the best in the HR space.
Not only is this a powerful platform for peer-to-peer collaboration across geographies and functions about issues that are real and relevant; but it is also an unparalleled opportunity to hear directly from CEOs and business leaders about their people challenges and perspectives on HR.

Eminent Speakers

Conference Overview

The Scenario

The contemporary business world is characterized by unprecedented radical change. In fact it is a confluence of ambiguities, uncertainties, complexities and tsumanic volatility. The performance imperatives are becoming more and more stringent since the bar of performance excellence is continuously being raised and the goal post being continuously shifted. Further in this age of globalization, every business is a global business, regardless of the territory one operates in. This has significant implications for organizations since it pressurizes them to continuously move to the next orbit and architect constantly the new curve of performance excellence.

In this turbulent era therefore, to thrive, excel and grow, business organizations and leaders need to constantly improve response time, create new strategic thrust, strive for better corporate governance and demonstrate powerful leadership to compete and win the Corporate Olympiad.

The forthcoming conference “ARCHITECTING THE NEXT CURVE”, focuses on dealing with the above mentioned issues and forces. It will help the delegates to develop the following capabilities:





The agenda of this conference is to understand how organizations can use three powerful levers to continue to learn, strategize, sustain, differentiate, diversify, experiment and reinvent.

Contours of Emerging Corporate Olympiad

Setting The Context
Much of the last decade was focused on understanding the forces of ambiguity, glocalization, technology, hyper connectedness and diversity. We know much more today, than we did ten years ago and have now embarked upon the journey to action these learnings. To set the tone for the two days, this discussion will provide an opportunity to reflect on the drivers and influencers of the emerging corporate landscape, discuss contemporary management practices and visualize a roadmap for architecting the next curve.


Converting challenges into opportunities is at the heart of success
Key questions include: what are the foundational elements of sustainable growth, what constitutes high performing teams and what should the vision be. At this stage, it is important to understand where to steer organizations as well as how to get there. This session will sketch out the present and future of business realities, with the objective of answering the question – what next?

The Three Pillars of the Next Curve



Traditionally, change agents have taken a structured or planned approach toward managing change. However, as the environment forces continue to become more unpredictable, businesses must learn to meaningfully navigate emergent change as well. The sessions on change will discuss the challenge for organisations to strive for differentiation at every stage and continuously look at problems from different paradigms.

We will also focus on organisational culture, knowing that there is a strong correlation between successfully managing change and the way of doing things in an organisation. Transformation and mindset change are particularly tricky if the change vision is dissonant within the company culture. To date, culture is viewed as an ambiguous important to invest in uncovering the formal and informal elements of culture, an ambiguous phenomenon, difficult to translate into solutions. It, therefore, becomes even more important and often ignored enabler of change.



Leadership in contemporary organisations has become increasingly decentralized, with organisational structures becoming less hierarchical. Consequently, the task for leaders is to entrust the responsibility to lead across their organisations. There is also a realization that leaders cannot be the best at everything; they need to be cognizant of their own strengths and imperfections. The need of the hour is to build an organisation with distributed leadership thereby unleashing innovation and creativity across teams. The objective of the sessions on leadership is to understand a leader’s changed role in the new-age organisation and in delineating proven and implementable action items that can be applied to renew organisations.



Performance excellence, the pre-cursor to efficiency and the heart of continued growth, is widely talked about but little understood and largely elusive. Literature is crippled with blind spots, often propagating performance management procedures that have continued from time immemorial but now conflicting with changing realities. The agenda of the sessions on performance excellence is to comprehend these derailers and call attention to cases that have evolved in successful organisations of the present day. New-age performance management concepts steer away from commoditization of the individual and leverage the unique strength of each individual to achieve the best outcome.

Our Sponsors

  • HT Shine
    Gold Sponsor
    Silver+ Sponsor
  • Maruti Suzuki
    Silver+ Sponsor
  • Tata Steel
    Silver Sponsor
  • Manipal Global
    Silver Sponsor
  • Capital First
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Mahindra
    Bronze Sponsor
  • L&T Financial Services
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Pepsico
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Indian Oil
    Bronze Sponsor
  • GlaxoSmithKline
    Bronze Sponsor
  • ONGC
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Cognizant
    Bronze Sponsor
  • GAIL
    Bronze Sponsor
  • CEB Global
    Bronze Sponsor
  • NIIT
    Bronze Sponsor
  • IIM Kashipur
    Bronze Sponsor
    Bronze Sponsor
  • JIMS Kalkaji
    Academic Sponsor
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management
    Academic Sponsor
  • Akzo Nobel India
    Corporate Contributor
  • Hindustan Petroleum
    Corporate Contributor
  • Petronet LNG
    Corporate Contributor
  • Microsoft
    Corporate Contributor
  • Uflex
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Manav Rachna Educational Institutions
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Oil India
    Bronze Sponsor
  • BMU
    Bronze Sponsor
  • Engineers India Ltd
    Bronze Sponsor

Our Partners

  • KPMG
    Knowledge Partner
  • ET NOW
    Television Partner
    Academic Partner
    B-School Partner
  • Fortis
    Wellness Partner
  • PeopleMatters
    Magazine Partner
  • Lenskart
    Gift Partner
    Delegate Kit Partner
  • Global Hunt
    CSR Consulting Partner
  • Kingfisher
    Beverage Partner
  • Design Karkhana
    Design Partner
  • Bobble
    Communication Partner
  • Naman Eventura
    HR Expo Partner
  • Always@it
    Mobile App Partner
  • Cinimage Studios
    Video Partner
  • CS Direct
    Event Management Partner