10 - 11 April 2019 • Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton, JHB
HR Business Partner Conference

Become an agile, solutions-driven, and innovative HR Business Partner

Two-day Conference

Over the years, there has been a great shift in the role(s) of the HR Business Partner (HRBP).

Previously, most HRBP-related responsibilities dealt with administrative or transactional activities, however today, most of this administrative work shifts to the HR service delivery function, leaving the HRBP to focus on strategic initiatives. The modern HR Business Partner must not only must serve as a mediator between employees and management, but also ensure strategic and transformational target are met.

So how can the modern HRBP rise to the challenge? And what crucial skills are required?

The 2019 HR Business Partner Conference will bring together CHROs, line managers, business leaders and senior HRBPs to share key insights on the future of the HR Business Partner role.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Is the Terminator going to be your new boss?
9 April 2019 (one-day workshop one)

HR Transformation: What would your HR Department look like if it was run like a customer-centric business?
9 April 2019 (one-day workshop two)

These hands-on, practical and engaging workshops allow you to deep-dive into specific topics which will build skills and offer practical take away tools that can be immediately applied in your day-to-day work. Skills or concepts are taught, demonstrated or explored, and they are embedded with active participation and active learning. Interaction and participation are vital parts of these workshops. Even if you’re not attending the full conference, you can still register for a stand-alone workshop.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

What can sponsors and exhibitors expect?

Sponsors will meet a wide range of audiences through our cross country HRBP conferences which will take place in 3 cities, starting with Johannesburg in April, Cape Town in June and Durban in the third quarter of the year.

Already one of our flagship events, the 2019 HRBP Conference is set to be our best one yet!

Significant brand exposure to senior HR Business Partner’s through our integrated targeted marketing campaign

Brand exposure to international associations, blogs and media partners, widening the target audience

Affiliation with a widely reputed and recognised HRBP event

Fruitful networking potential with conference delegates and speakers

High rate of face to face contacts with potential partners and clients

Maximising your time and resources in front of 70-80 targeted HRBP experts over 2 days

Strong Buyer/decision maker attendance

2019 Conference in Context


Conference at a glance

2019 content pillars

Why you should attend

Who should attend

Registration options

About the venue

Programme highlights


  • The new role of HRBP in the new world of work

    Presented by
    Francis Mwale
    Head: HR, British American Tobacco

  • HRBP as an internal consultant

    Presented by
    Shervarni Govender
    Executive Officer: Human Capital, LegalWise

  • Creating meaningful workplaces: Building a great place to work for all

    Presented by
    Tshamani Mathebula
    HOD: Talent Management Learning & Development, PPS

  • Applying Agile methodology to HR

    Presented by
    Biase De Gregorio
    Managing Partner, IQ Business

  • How to build a world-class onboarding programme to improve employee experience and reduce turnover

    Presented by
    Pamentha Kadathlal
    HR Director, KIA Motors South Africa


2019 Conference Speakers


Zanele Dintwa

Head: Employee Engagement & HRBP: Retail and Broking 
 Aon South Africa

Pamentha Kadathlal

HR Director
KIA Motors

Francis Mwale

Head of Human Resources: Southern Africa Markets
British American Tobacco

Ronel Oosthuizen

HRIS Director

Seipati Mbokazi

Founder and Director
Pentad Human Capital Solutions

Navasha Chetty

Divisional Executive Human Capital: Corporate Functions
Liberty Group

Shervarni Govender

Executive Officer: Human Capital

Biase De Gregorio

Managing Partner
IQ Business

Lerato Semenya

Managing Executive

Ruan Minnaar

Director of Human Capital and Marketing

Elize Van Geert

HR Director

Tshamani Mathebula

HOD: Talent Management Learning & Development

Janko Kotze

Managing Director & Industrial Psychologist
Human Interest

Ronnie Toerien

HCM Sales Development & Strategy Lead

Rob Bothma

HCM Solution Engineer




Contact Us

For more information, to register or to find out how you or your organisation can be involved as a sponsor/exhibitor, please contact
BUSIE MHLANGA-MJIMBA at busie@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.

To book your seat contact MAGDELINE MATLATSE at magdeline@knowres.co.za or +27 11 706 6009.