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UAE pioneer in investing in human capital

The Gulf Today | April 17, 2018
 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)

Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the 8th edition of FAHR International Conference, commenced at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai on Monday, under the theme ‘Tomorrow’s HR Starts Today’. The conference that is organised by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) in cooperation with INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding will continue for two days with the participation of 20 speakers and more than 500 experts and specialists in the HR field.

Dr Abdul-Rahman Al Awar, Director General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, assured in his opening speech that the 8th FAHR International Conference presents an ultimate platform for knowledge exchange and networking between government and private sectors bringing together experts in the field from the UAE, the region and the world.

He has also noted that human capital management and its development to shape a better future is one of the main concerns of our wise leadership in the United Arab Emirates. He said: “The UAE has been a pioneer in investing in the human capital and putting it as a priority to achieve inclusive sustainable development and raise the country to globally advanced levels.”

He added: “Our conference has achieved great success over the past years, highlighting the latest developments in the field of human resources. The conference features various topics revolving around the future of human resources and addresses critical issues for governments, institutions and economies in general. Through its themes, it focuses on the impact of technology in changing the role of HR, best global practices in HR, importance of setting criteria for the work environment in order to attract future talents and acquire smart HR applications.”

He also noted: “In the future, there will be jobs that cannot be performed by the outcomes of the 4th Industrial Revolution of Artificial Intelligence. Routine jobs of repetitive tasks will be cancelled, while creative and non-repetitive jobs of leadership, creativity and intellectual contribution will flourish.”