HR and Learning Conference | Connex 2017


The Pakistan Society of Human Resource Management (PSHRM) and the Pakistan Society for Training and Development (PSTD) hosted Connex 2017 on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore. This event signals the first ever collaboration of PSTD and PSHRM to present the HR and Learning Conference in Lahore.

PSHRM and PSTD are independent, nonprofit and nongovernmental institutions, managed by honorary Boards of Governors Comprising of senior executives and human resources professionals from leading organizations in Pakistan.

Pakistan Society for Human Resource Management is committed to providing leadership in HR excellence. It is the professional association for HR practitioners and those involved in the business of people management. PSHRM offers professional learning and community building opportunities to its members and others in the HR profession by conducting workshops, seminars by prominent speakers and experiential learning programs for HR professionals. PSHRM is a full member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM), a branch of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

The conference was themed “People-Passion-Purpose” and brought together the most influential, forward-thinking HR leaders and senior executives from all over the country to discuss current issues, trends, and solutions to today’s organizations HR and Learning needs in the context of the theme. Ranging from HR Inspire sessions and Keynotes, to our CEO panel and debate, participants contribute as much as they learn.

Some of the prominent speakers at the conference will be Saquib Shirazi (CEO Atlas Honda), Dr. Musaddik Malik (Prime Minister’s Spokesperson), Shahid Hussain (CEO, Service Sales Corporation), Mudassir Aqil (CEO, Finca Microfinance), Monis Rehman (Chairman and CEO Naseeb Networks), Fariha Salahuddin (VP Global Talent, Business Lead Consumer Healthcare, GSK), Dr. James A. Tebbe (Rector, Forman Christian College), Faham Ahmed (HR Director, Pepsi Cola), Kanwer Anwer Saeed (VP PSHRM and CEO Ascend Group), Hasan Adnan Ahmed (Director HR, Coca Cola Icecek), Wasif Waseem (CEO, 360 Degree Corporation), Fatima Asad-Said (Regional Director, Abacus), Kamran Kiyani (Managing Director, Gem Learning), Saira Akbar (CEO, Global Management Consultants), Ahsan Qadir Qureshi (CHRO Fatima Group, Merajuddin Ahmed (Head of HR, Faysal Bank Ltd.), Zainab Khan (GM HR, Service Sales Corporation), Sanam Sheikh (National Capability Manager, Pepsi Cola), Khawaja Shariq Mustafa (Director Segments, Telenor) and Saad Mehmood Rashid (Business Manager, AkzoNobel Pakistan)

The conference was an opportunity for Business Leaders, HR Professionals and Learners to get a global perspective on best practices and solutions to current unique organizational challenges in the areas of Human Resources and Learning and Development.