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About the conference

Employee wellbeing is the most critical aspect of any organisation, but it is also the one that gets the least attention from businesses. It is time for companies to recognise the wellness imperative and integrate happiness, productivity and healthy practices into their work culture.
49% of UAE respondents to our wellness survey found work commitments as the main barrier from living a healthy life. At the forefront of this discussion, Oman Insurance & Bupa Global in collaboration with SME Advisor present to you this full-day conference.

Agenda



09:00am – 09:45am

REGISTRATION & NETWORKING



09:45am – 10:00am

OPENING KEYNOTE

• Advancing the nation’s health: People, performance and productivity


10:00am – 10:15am

PARTNER KEYNOTE

Health and wellness: Why it should be a top corporate priority?
Nilanjana Ghosh, Regional Head of Marketing, Bupa Global Africa, India and Middle East


10:15am – 11:00am

WORKPLACE WELLNESS – A BALANCING ACT

• The true meaning behind the wellness buzzword
Renate Verheul, Senior Manager – Health & Public Services, Accenture Middle East

• Healthy employees, healthy business: Investing in employee longevity
Leith Ramsay, Managing Director – Middle East, Michael Page

• The employee viewpoint: Making healthy choice the easy choice
Marketa Simkova, Director – people and change, KPMG


11:00am – 11:30am

PANEL – WHY WELLNESS AND PRODUCTIVITY ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

• Why companies need a new mindset when it comes to wellness?
• How can they infuse a spirit of innovation?
• Understanding the needs of future workforces
• Rethinking hiring, training and retention procedures, a comparison to other megacities in the world

Moderator: Oman Insurance & Bupa Global
Panellists:
• Huda Kalache, Head of HR, Bayt.com
• Dr. Pietie Loubser, Chief clinical officer, Mediclinic Middle East
• Robin Wells, Head – Global corporate, Medstar Global Benefits
• Anu Daga, Head of org. development, DHL Express


11:30am – 11:45am

COFFEE BREAK



11:45am – 12:30pm

FEATURING PIONEERS IN WORKPLACE WELLNESS

• Setting the tone from top: Initiatives for wellness compliance
Dr. Mazin Gadir, Senior Consultant and Advisor, Dubai Health Authority

• What can you do NOW to prepare for tomorrow?
Ruth Fletcher, VP of people, Careem

• Wellness from the get go: Building a culture is an entrepreneurial priority
Kelly Luker, HR director, The Entertainer


12:30pm – 01:00pm

PANEL – WELLNESS POLICIES NEED A HEALTH CHECK

• Designing wellness plans and policies that actually work
• Allocating resources to support wellness policies
• Health and safety best practices

Moderator: Oman Insurance & Bupa Global
Panellists:
Saif Quraishi, Regional HR Leader, CI & Operations, Nielsen
Glenn Saldahna, Head of human resources – Employee Wellbeing, Dubai Airports
Emma Seymour, Vice President of Worker Welfare, Expo 2020 Dubai


01:00pm – 01:45pm

LUNCH BREAK



01:45pm – 02:30pm

RE-ENGINEERING YOUR WORKPLACE FOR THE FUTURE

• Growing awareness of stress and mindfulness: What are the first steps?
Mark Maycroft, Founder, Well Curve

• The business of wellbeing: Why wellness makes financial sense?
Matthew Hayfield, Principal, Mackenzie Jones

• Big organisations, small steps: How we’re driving wellness?
Dareen M. Zoughbi, Director, GE Healthcare Partners


02:30pm – 03:00pm

PANEL – LIVING IN A RESPONSIVE WORLD

• How can companies make changes to improve employee lifestyles?
• Digital impact on wellness behaviour
• Revisiting areas such as health insurance, work-life balance and healthy eating

Moderator: Oman Insurance & Bupa Global
Panellists:
Samia Hasan, Founder, Unwind the Grind
Dr. Sven-Olaf Vathje, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Joyce Bijl, Managing Director, Adecco Staffing


03:00pm – 03:15pm

CLOSING REMARKS


Speakers


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Renate Verheul

Senior Manager – Health & Public Services
Accenture Middle East

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Anu Daga

Head of Organisational Development
DHL Express

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Dr. Mazin Gadir

Senior Consultant and Advisor
Dubai Health Authority

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Dr. Sven-Olaf Vathje

Practice Head – Health and Life Sciences
Oliver Wyman

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Dr. Pietie Loubser

Chief Clinical Officer
Mediclinic ME

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Emma Seymour

Vice President of Worker Welfare
Expo 2020 Dubai

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Glenn Saldanha

Head of Employee Wellbeing
Dubai Airports

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Huda Kalache

Head of HR
Bayt.com

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Joyce Bijl

Managing Director
Adecco Staffing ME

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Dareen M. Zoughbi

Director
GE Healthcare Partners

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Kelly Luker

Global Head of HR
The Entertainer

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Leith Ramsay

Managing Director – Middle East
Michael Page

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Mark Maycroft

Founder
Well Curve

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Marketa Simkova

Director – People and Change
KPMG in the Lower Gulf

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Matthew Hayfield

Principal Consultant
Mackenzie Jones

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Saif Quraishi

Regional HR Leader, CI & Operations
Nielsen

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Ruth Fletcher

VP
People at Careem

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Robin Wells

Head – Global Corporate
Medstar Global Benefits

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Samia Hasan

CEO & Founder
Unwind the Grind

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Nilanjana Ghosh

Regional Head of Marketing for Africa, India & ME
Bupa Global

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Location

H Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Event Date

1st Oct 2018
9:00am to 3:15pm