2012 Star HRD Expo : More Interactive & Knowledge-Sharing Platforms


Star HRD Expo : More Interactive & Knowledge-Sharing Platforms

Leading education and human resources professionals, solutions providers and those interested in the human resources arena, are readying themselves for the upcoming The Star HRD Expo 2012.  To be hosted from 09 to 11 October, 2012; companies, as well as individual professionals are booking their spaces and taking advantage of various targeted platforms, which the 2012 show will provide.

Success model re-visited:

Last year, The Star HRD Expo 2011 boasted 2,300 visitors; approximately 200 principal HR Executives attending the annual HR Africa Conference; 90 exhibitors, in addition to an exciting three day Speakers’ Corner, which was open to the public.

New and Improved

This year (2012), the show will showcase old and new exhibitors alike, including: Stuttaford Van Lines, Invest in Yourself, Alchemex, Learnfast Training Solutions, AAT, CTU, Tidy Files, SA College of Applied Psychology, to name but a few. Over 40 companies have booked their stands thus far, with more than an additional 30 stands having been reserved. The show floor will feature various designer stands, ‘play area’ with simulation, industrial theatre, thrilling and interactive showcases, as well as the ever-popular 2012 Speakers’ Corner. This year’s Speakers’ Corner has already ‘sold out’ on two entire days, with companies such as: VIP Payroll, Skillsportal, CNBC Africa, Progression Options, Alchemex, Bridge Human Capital, securing a speaker slot session, along with the opportunity to address visitors directly.

 Topics of discussion include, amongst others:

  • “Enhancing employee wellness as part of good business practice” SA College of Applied Psychology
  • “Re-thinking the HR business model” by Ian Paterson, Bridge Human Capital
  • “Raising the bar on HR practice: National HR Standards & Metrics” SABPP
  • “Access to finance for education: An employee benefit” Eduloan

Free Ticket

Visitor pre-registration, the mechanism which ensures a free expo pass through the HRDE website, has already attracted vast interest from the public sector. The 2012 exhibition will also present numerous competition draws and sponsor prizes.

But wait, there’s more:

As per the previous two years; IIR BV SA’s annual HR Africa Conference, will run alongside the exhibition. This offers expo exhibitors and visitors the prospect of networking with prominent HR specialists from across the African landscape. This year, HR Africa will be extended to five days, this due to many sensational conference inclusions such as: a greater choice of presentations, workshops, master-classes, excursions, and more.

(I’m presenting at HR Africa, watch this space!)

And the value-add list continues:

Furthermore; additional workshops will be held on The Star HRD Expo floor, in order to cater for those reporting to HR directors and heads of HR. Thus, potential expo visitors could also register for this option.

Mentor Awards Africa ceremony will be held on the evening of 09 October, 2012. The Mentor Awards Africa has been established in order to recognise distinguished professionals and organisations from across the public, private and non-governmental sectors, who have demonstrated outstanding mentoring skills.

For further The Star HRD Expo information, please contact:

Jelena Kucan-Salic

Exhibitions Director

IIR SA/Informa Exhibitions

Tel: 011 771 7140

Email: jkucan@iir.co.za


The Star HRD Expo website: www.hrde.co.za

HR Africa website: www.hr-africa.com

Mentor Awards website: www.mentorawardsafrica.co.za


What Others Say

Marius Meyer, the CEO of the South African Board for People Practices noted:  “The Annual HRD Expo of the Star is the greatest HR and skills development exhibition in South Africa. This is the only place where learning providers and other consulting and employment agencies, top companies, SETAs, government departments and other stakeholders come together under one roof to network and showcase their commitment and services in accelerating skills development in the country. As the HR professional body, SABPP endorses this Expo and invites all HR and learning practitioners and students to attend this high quality exhibition.”


Alan de Sousa Caires the Director of Management Today Magazine says:  “The Star HRD Expo is the premier event on our calendar each year, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new customers as well as show existing customers what we are working on for the future.”

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