We zoom into the Future of the work, the Future of HR, the Future Workplace and its impact on society. The Forum aims to transform your thinking about the HR profession, shifting your paradigms to perspectives that you have not considered yet. The forum moves way “beyond” the ongoing debate on HR, becoming an impactful journey and must-attend highlight for a progressive HR curriculum. We will address the technology changes that are impacting HR, but (where other conferences stop) we go “beyond” and also consider technology in the context of the society and how social impact can be generated. Next to this, we will address how “de-humanized” HR can be “re-humanized” by building EX-centric companies.


The Beyond HR Forum offers a platform for speakers who are “beyond” mainstream, those ones that generate impact in academia, in consulting or inside companies. Our speakers are at home in their profession, they impact in real-life (and speak less at large stages). They have a point of view on HR that is deeply rooted in practice, publications, science or consulting or they are redefining the game as start-up. They will explore the game changers that are impacting their businesses, economies, societies, environments and organizations. The 2018 program involves an elite of forward looking thought leaders from around the world and a number of C level, world-class executives. United by a common purpose to lift HR they are trying to design and shape the Future of work, the workplace and HR and share their perspectives with you.


This high-end, high-touch, two-day event is divided into plenary sessions, deep-dive masterclasses and a massive hackathon for social impact. The agenda includes:

  • 6 plenary keynotes from renowned CHRO level speakers
  • 5 deep-dive masterclasses with live case studies and panel discussions on the emergence of the online talent markets, the new world of Learning, Employee Experience, how agile can be scaled for impact, AI meets society and leadership in a digital and virtual world.
  • The Beyond HR Forum will support a social impact initiative. Through a massive hackathon, participants will help the scale this initiative.
  • A keynote from a leading author/thinker/futurist on technology and humanity
  • A memorable forum dinner in a 5 star gourmet style with music performed by one of the most accomplished award winning CHRO’s.


Participants will be invited into masterclass sessions with leading thinkers, practitioners and futurists who will provide tangible advice in building the future of the profession. These will be highly interactive, extremely hands-on, work hard – play hard speed learning events with clear developmental goals to be realised by the audience.



The BEYOND HR Forum is renowned for the quality of its attendees and the opportunity to network. Access is managed; in previous years some 30% of the registrations were turned down as we aim to build a heterogeneous and diverse platform for attendees, who are to a very large extent HR practitioners. Traditionally the Forum audience consists of Regional and Global HR Leaders, Vice Presidents, HR Directors, and CHROs.
The Forum location has changed and the new venue provides a maximum of opportunities to interact supported by a unique gastronomy and hospitality concept that builds a warm, welcoming environment outside the classic hotel conference facilities. Participant in previous years consistently highlighted the “special and personal atmosphere” that the Beyond HR Forum creates.


The BEYOND HR Forum is an initiative of KennedyFitch. KennedyFitch is a Swiss origin, international boutique management consultancy firm with roots in executive search and a deep expertise in the HR profession. Our company aspires to become one of the most recognised brand names in the HR world.

Over the years we have interacted with thousands of HR practitioners and senior HR executives. We have had the privilege to contrast decades of our personal HR experience with viewpoints from thought leaders from around the world and we wanted to offer a similar, highly inspirational journey to a broader HR leadership community. This was the birth of the Beyond HR Forum in 2015.

We hope to bring a new value to HR profession and high touch exchange and inspiration platform for the senior international HR public. Other initiatives of KennedyFitch are the Future of HR webcast series, our publications and most recently, our extensive research on the Employee Experience. For more information about KennedyFitch, please go to www.kennedyfitch.com

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