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The International HRD Squares take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CET

A live weekly series of virtual roundtables chaired by leading international companies and HR Directors. Each daily International HRD Square is a troubleshooting session that focuses on hot HR topics providing in-depth discussions between best practice leaders from around the globe. The live interactive sessions are a unique sharing and learning experience for you to discover best practices, address challenges and get solutions in a collaborative and open-minded setting.  

A new way of working where collective intelligence generates actionable takeaways. 

FEBRUARY 2 – 4 Week chaired by WOOLRICH EUROPE | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: GROWING INTERNATIONALLY IN A VUCA WORLD

02/02/2021

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SOURCING INTERNATIONAL TALENTS

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Mauro Prestopino WOOLRICH EUROPE

SPEAKERS:
Olga Barroso Gonzalez EUROP ASSISTANCE SPAIN
Kambis Kohansal Vajargah AUSTRIAN FEDERAL ECONOMIC CHAMBER
Matthieu Van Roy TALKWALKER
Cristina Gonzalez HABITISSIMO SPAIN

03/02/2021

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FOSTERING DIGITAL GROWTH

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Mauro Prestopino WOOLRICH EUROPE

SPEAKERS:
Francesco Aimi TERTIUM
Davide Inverni VANS EMEA
Günışığı Geçgil ARENA TURKEY
Giovanna Conzi  GENERALI INVESTMENTS
Johanna Medlege EULER HERMES MIDDLE EAST
Denelise l’Ecluse BSI THE NETHERLANDS

 

04/02/2021

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SUSTAINABLE CUSTOMERS DRIVING SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Mauro Prestopino WOOLRICH EUROPE

SPEAKERS:
Bhavesh Naik WOOLRICH
Fabrizio Furbini ENEL GROUP
Maria Cristina Bifulco PRYSMIAN GROUP
Albert Vogl-Bader CARPLOYEE
Annie Agle COTOPAXI USA

FEBRUARY 9 – 11 Week chaired by BAT | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: LEADING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND CULTURAL CHANGE

09/02/2021

09-11 FEBBRAIO

SURFING THE WAVE OF DATA ANALYTICS: MANAGING INSIGHTS & FORESIGHT

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Elena Anfosso BAT

SPEAKERS:
Riccardo Falconi BAT
Ralf Buechsenschuss ZURICH INSURANCE COMPANY SWITZERLAND
Luciana Depieri IBM LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL
Jackie Wilson IBM NEW YORK
Andrew Spence WORKFORCE FUTURIST, GLOBAL SPEAKER & WRITER, UK
Aysegul Ertureten Cavusoglu ERICSSON TURKEY

10/02/2021

09-11 FEBBRAIO

DIGITAL QUOTIENT: THE RACE FOR A DIGITAL LEADERSHIP

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Elena Anfosso BAT

SPEAKERS:
Maria Angelica Gutierrez Ramirez BAT SOUTH EUROPE
Mattias Kanold TELIA COMPANY SWEDEN
Els Van de Water BANCO SANTANDER SPAIN
Luciana Depieri IBM LATIN AMERICA BRAZIL
Jackie Wilson IBM NEW YORK
Andreas Rogger NEMAK

11/02/2021

09-11 FEBBRAIO

TRANSFORMING THE ORGANISATION AND UPSKILLING THE PEOPLE 

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Elena Anfosso BAT

SPEAKERS:
Martin Whitehouse BAT UNITED KINGDOM 
Camille Radou SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC HUNGARY
Carla Bellavia  GROUPAMA ASSICURAZIONI S.P.A.
Davide Inverni VANS EMEA
Ernesto López Pino DXC TECHNOLOGIES SWITZERLAND
Marco Monga ISTITUTO ITALIANO TECNOLOGIA

MARCH 9 – 11 Week chaired by ANGELINI PHARMA | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: PEOPLE DRIVING CULTURAL CHANGE

09/03/2021

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THE PURSUIT OF PEOPLE CENTRICITY AND BECOMING AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Fabio Castelli ANGELINI PHARMA

SPEAKERS:
Luigi De Santis ANGELINI PHARMA 
Doinita Constantinescu ANGELINI PHARMA 
Oliver El Obeid HAVAS
Carla Caracol GRUPO RENASCENCA MULTIMEDIA
Stéphanie Paiement CIELO TALENT COMPTABLE + FINANCIER
Ester Cadau GROUPE ATLANTIC
Sari Ek-Petroff  VTT Technical Research Centre

10/03/2021

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YOUNG TALENTS: SHAPING THE FUTURE AND CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Fabio Castelli ANGELINI PHARMA

SPEAKERS:
Conceicao Martins ANGELINI PHARMA 
Sinem Dilmen ANGELINI PHARMA 
Jaroslava Hajkova ANGELINI PHARMA 
Eleonora Perticarà ANGELINI PHARMA 
Anouk Terlouw COMMONWEALTH BANK of Australia
Paul Ngugi GREENPEACE
Nicolas Behbahani TECHNIPFMC

 

11/03/2021

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“GO DIGITAL” TO SUPPORT CULTURAL CHANGE AND INNOVATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Fabio Castelli ANGELINI PHARMA

SPEAKERS:
Fabrizio Caranci ANGELINI PHARMA 
Ana Villaverde ANGELINI PHARMA 
Nicolas Behbahani TechnipFMC
Jean-Noel Thiollier SYNERLAB
Ariane Ledoux NAOS
Peter Xiao NEXANS

MARCH 16 – 18 Week chaired by PWC | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: GETTING CREATIVE WITH EMPLOYER BRANDING AND TALENT ACQUISITION

16/03/2021

CARD GENERICA

NEW MODELS TO ENGAGE, ATTRACT AND INTERACT WITH CANDIDATES IN THE DIGITAL ERA

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Luca Ruggi PWC

SPEAKERS:
Andrea Fabris PWC
Maria Ratz PWC  
Tim A. Ackermann TUI
Jubin Honarfar WATCHADO
Ignacio Aranguez Montero AEGON
Massimiliano Sacco ELECTRONIC ARTS

17/03/2021

CARD GENERICA

AI: TAKING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Luca Ruggi PWC

SPEAKERS:
Adria Harris ROCHE
Lukas Snizek QUICKSPEECH
Stefanie Messner L’ORÉAL
Mariel Aim BOLT

 

 

18/03/2021

CARD GENERICA

HOW TO IDENTIFY, ATTRACT AND DEVELOP EMERGING SKILLS IN EVOLVING ORGANIZATIONS

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Luca Ruggi PWC

SPEAKERS:
Pamela Petruzzi PWC
Carmen Cerdan RIA MONEY TRANSFER
Farrah Ekeroth EY
Ditke Van Goethem WESTPOLE
Jochen Boekel SPEEXX
Maria Cristina Cacciari EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
Tatiana Terekhova ESSILOR 

APRIL 13 – 15 Week chaired by GENERALI ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: HR PRIORITIES IN THE NEW NORMAL

13/04/2021

13-15 APRILE

REWARD: WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE?

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Giovanna Conzi GENERALI ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

SPEAKERS:
Francesco Codifava GENERALI ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Feliciano González Muñoz LAFARGEHOLCIM
Guillermo Rademakers GRUPO PIÑERO 
Oluyomi Okunowo WELLA COMPANY 
Jeff Bakes IKEA GROUP 

 

14/04/2021

13-15 APRILE

HR ANALYTICS, NEW TRENDS AND EVOLUTION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Giovanna Conzi GENERALI ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

SPEAKERS:

Vincenzo Gramegna GENERALI ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Nicolas Behbahani  TechnipFMC
Andrew Spence GLOBAL SPEAKER AND WRITER
Daniel Hong AREA9 LYCEUM
Andrés Bianchi BANCO SANTANDER

15/04/2021

13-15 APRILE

ONBOARDING OF NEW HIRES IN THE NEW NORMAL

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Giovanna Conzi GENERALI ASSET & WEALTH MANAGEMENT

SPEAKERS:
Elena Anfosso BAT
Sinem Dilmen  ANGELINI PHARMA
Cristina Gonzalez HABITISSIMO SPAIN
Ivan Bjelajac MVP WORKSHOP
Helo Tamme

APRIL 20 – 22 Week chaired by BAKER HUGHES  | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH DIVERSITY   

20/04/2021

20-22 APRILE

CHALLENGING UNCONSCIOUS BIASES AND FOSTERING A LISTENING CULTURE

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Gabriele Franceschini BAKER HUGHES

SPEAKERS:
Silvia Gai BAKER HUGHES 
Fabrizio Tripodi BROWN-FORMAN
Dan Crisan BROWN-FORMAN
Laia Estorach RECKITT
Trish Wiese ASTRAZENECA
Kristin Engvig WIN CONFERENCE

21/04/2021

20-22 APRILE

FUTURE-READY INCLUSIVE LEADERS

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Gabriele Franceschini BAKER HUGHES

SPEAKERS:
Mohamed Nounou  BAKER HUGHES
Vanessa Steenkamp
Kristen Anderson BARILLA
Günışığı Geçgil ARENA 
Eiad Absi  AFNIC Al-Fujairah National Insurance Company

22/04/2021

20-22 APRILE

ATTRACTING AND DEVELOPING DIVERSE TALENT

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Gabriele Franceschini BAKER HUGHES

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Lock  BAKER HUGHES
Tatiana Terekhova ESSILOR
Yves Veulliet IBM
Yousra Harradi EULER HERMES 
Madiha Khalid SHELL
Karina Delgado DIAGEO

APRIL 27 – 29 Week chaired by PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: EVOLVING HR INTO A CONSUMER CENTRIC PEOPLE & CULTURE

27/04/2021

27-29 april

EMPLOYER BRANDING TO SUPPORT BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Paolo Le Pera PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL

SPEAKERS:
Nimai Swaroop PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
Vedrana Perica CARLSBERG
Peter Xiao NEXANS INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS GROUP
Antonio Calco’ Labruzzo TAKEDA
Heidi Myers Former Global Head of Talent Acquisition

28/04/2021

27-29 april

THE ROLE OF PEOPLE & CULTURE IN DRIVING CONSUMER-CENTRIC BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Paolo Le Pera PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL

SPEAKERS:
Daniel Cuevas PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
Gladys Mathieu PRYSMIAN GROUP
Mathilde Beaudouin L’OREAL
Metzen Cherian VOLVO GROUP
Yasmina Fares Amado AMAZON WEB SERVICES

29/04/2021

27-29 april

COMPENSATION & BENEFIT IN A TRANSFORMING ORGANIZATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Paolo Le Pera PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL

SPEAKERS:
Alparslan Soysal PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
John Beadle ABB
Yousra Harradi EULER HERMES
Karolina Szczepańska KWS GROUP
Prince Abraham NOVO NORDISK
Alia Zafar THE BANK OF PUNJAB 

 

MAY 4 – 6 Week chaired by EUROP ASSISTANCE SPAIN | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the week: BUILDING A PEOPLE-CENTRIC CULTURE

04/05/2021

4-6 maggio

A CARING CULTURE: EMBRACING CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Olga Barroso EUROP ASSISTANCE SPAIN

SPEAKERS:
Hilde Goethuys EUROP ASSITANCE 
Madiha Khalid SHELL
Gladys Mathieu PRYSMIAN GROUP
Haley Quinn STANLEYBLACK&DECKER
Asmara Nomani COCA-COLA

05/05/2021

4-6 maggio

MANAGING TEAMS IN A DIGITAL ERA

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Olga Barroso EUROP ASSISTANCE SPAIN

SPEAKERS:
Cristina Giancola EUROP ASSISTANCE
Sergio Pocini TECHNIP ENERGIES
Natalia Danilenko 
Emmanuel Micheal  LETSHEGO MFB
Larry Indovina TOP HAT 

 

06/05/2021

4-6 maggio

REVAMPING A BRAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Olga Barroso EUROP ASSISTANCE SPAIN

SPEAKERS:
Beatriz Calabria EUROP ASSITANCE 
Xhoana Vishka RED BULL 
Miguel Ruiz Repetto WALMART
Melissa Friedman FLEX
Renita Käsper BABBEL

MAY 11 – 13 Week chaired by BFF BANKING GROUP | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: FORGING A WINNING COMMON CULTURE

11/05/2021

10-13 MAGGIO

CULTURE INTEGRATION IN A GLOCAL COMPANY

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Alessandra Rizzi BFF BANK

SPEAKERS:
Elisabetta Castellotti BFF BANK
Angelika Inglsperger ALLIANZ
Cosmina Coman LEARNING PRO
Sandra Barquilha 3M
Okey Okere HOFSTEDE INSIGHTS
Shelley Khosla UBER

12/05/2021

10-13 MAGGIO

COMBINING LOCAL AGILITY WITH HQ COORDINATION AND CONTROL

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Alessandra Rizzi BFF BANK

SPEAKERS:
Eleonora Consonni BFF BANK
Andreas Rogger NEMAK GLOBAL
Sandra Barquilha 3M
Jose Manuel Ballesteros GRUNDFOS
Santosh Kher FEDEX EXPRESS

13/05/2021

10-13 MAGGIO

FOSTERING A COMMON CULTURE AND A NEW PURPOSE POST- M&A

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Alessandra Rizzi BFF BANK

SPEAKERS:
Piedad Orán BFF BANK
Joaquin Hormaechea REPSOL
Silvia Martínez Martín GI GROUP
Tim A. Ackermann TUI

MAY 25 – 27 Week chaired by BIP | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
TOPIC of the WEEK: EMBRACING BETTER WAYS OF WORK IN THE NEW NORMAL

25/05/2021

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FROM EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE TO EMPLOYEE CARING

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Fausto Fusco & Rosario Sica BIP

SPEAKERS:
Cosmina Coman LEARNING PRO 
Renita Kasper BABBEL
Alia Zafar THE BANK OF PUNJAB
Cristina Gonzalez HABITISSIMO
Tove Griffin GREAT PLACE TO WORK

26/05/2021

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THE HYBRID OFFICE:  SUSTAINABLE, SMART AND SAFE

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Fausto Fusco & Rosario Sica BIP

SPEAKERS:
Sally-Anne Dudley NATIONAL GRID
Alessio Citro STANLEYBLACK&DECKER
Iryna Vladimirova PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL
Amit Anafi IL PRISMA 
Polina Khabarova CROC 

27/05/2021

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THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Fausto Fusco & Rosario Sica BIP

SPEAKERS:
Ginevra Fidora OPENKNOWLEDGE 
Antonio Mineo STELLANTIS
Joel Marans TOPHAT
Ana Bevanda  BAKER HUGHES
Irina Doiciu LEROY MERLIN
Laura Michelle Bernhard QUANTEXA

 

JUNE 8 – 10 Week chaired by BRIDGESTONE | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
TOPIC of the Week: ACHIEVING DIGITAL MASTERY

08/06/2021

08-10 GIUGNO

ENVISIONING DIGITAL TO DRIVE TRANSFORMATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Silvia Brufani BRIDGESTONE

SPEAKERS:
Lorenzo Alleva BRIDGESTONE
Audrey Van de Castle  STANLEY BLACK & DECKER
Antonio Calco’ Labruzzo TAKEDA
Evija Iesalniece
Mark Bass NOKIA
Hiliana Fienieg SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS

09/06/2021

08-10 GIUGNO

MANAGING DIGITAL: COMPETENCIES AND CULTURE TO ACCELERATE CHANGE

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Silvia Brufani BRIDGESTONE

SPEAKERS:
Evelyne Van Vosselen BRIDGESTONE
Laia Estorach RECKITT 
Xue Bai VODAFONE
Jennifer Cunningham BUILDERS GROUP INSURANCE SOLUTIONS GROUP
Natalia Danilenko

10/06/2021

08-10 GIUGNO

DIGITAL STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Silvia Brufani BRIDGESTONE

SPEAKERS:
Sébastien Tranchant BRIDGESTONE HISPANIA MANUFACTURING
Sergio Pocini TECHNIP ENERGIES
Olga Barroso EUROP ASSISTANCE 
Merle Raamat SEB
Chiara Bersano SAP SuccessFactors 
Maarit Vabrit-Raadla  SINULAB.COM

JUNE 15 – 17 Week chaired by ENEL GROUP | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: ENABLING EVOLUTION: PEOPLE, DIGITAL, ORGANIZATION

15/06/2021

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PEOPLE: EMPOWERMENT AND LEADERSHIP  

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Ernesto Martinelli ENEL GROUP

SPEAKERS:
Stefania Sammartano ENEL GROUP
Liliana Schnaidt ENEL GROUP
Veronika Hejduková GROUPE ROULLIER
Nilay Canbazoglu BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Monica Hernandez Alarcon GENERAL MOTORS
Eiad Absi AFNIC Al-Fujairah National Insurance Company

16/06/2021

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DIGITAL: INNOVABILITY BEYOND THE NEW NORMALITY 

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Ernesto Martinelli ENEL GROUP

SPEAKERS:
Carlo Albini ENEL GROUP
Hiliana Fienieg SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS
Dino Kiritsis STUDYSMART 
Yasmina Fares Amado AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Sonia Graziella Tramontana HAIER EUROPE

 

17/06/2021

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LIQUID ORGANIZATION

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Ernesto Martinelli ENEL GROUP

SPEAKERS:
Paolo Bondi ENEL GROUP
Jose Manuel Ballesteros GRUNDFOS
Devyani Vaishampayan CRITICAL EYE
Eduarda Perovano DAFITI GROUP
Thomas Fuschl BOREALIS GROUP 
Anjali Menon NESTLE
Jean Cheng Ogrisek BAYER

 

JUNE 22-24  Week chaired by ITALGAS | 4:00 – 5:30 pm CET
Topic of the Week: HR & BUSINESS: BUILDING WINNING TEAMS

22/06/2021

22-24 JUNE

THE CHANGING ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN ORGANISATIONS

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Peter Durante ITALGAS

SPEAKERS:
Pier Lorenzo Dell’Orco ITALGAS
Kristiine Kukk VERIFF
Pinar Simsek ERICSSON
Luca Bianchi LEROY MERLIN
Erin Willett THE TAP IN TEAM
Metzen Cherian VOLVO GROUP
Mark Denton AWARD-WINNING LEADERSHIP SPEAKER

23/06/2021

22-24 JUNE

THE DIGITAL IMPACT ON THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Peter Durante ITALGAS

SPEAKERS:
Federica Della Rupe STANLEYBLACK&DECKER
Gilberto Vizzini IL PRISMA
Lucia McMullan NANDO’S
Laura Natale Seitz BAKER HUGHES
Laurie Ruettimann Writer, Speaker, Podcaster

24/06/2021

22-24 JUNE

HIGH PERFORMING MERIT-BASED CULTURES

HRD OF THE WEEK:
Peter Durante ITALGAS

SPEAKERS:
Okey Okere HOFSTEDE INSIGHTS
Hiba K. Malik GE Pakistan & Oman