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Welcome Letter

It is with great pleasure I invite you to attend WFPMA WORLD HR CONGRESS 2021-COLOMBO, which is being organized and hosted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (CIPM) with the support of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM). 

The World Congress is an opportunity to bring together the continental federations and the national associations of 93 countries which make up the WFPMA. As the Premier federation of People management Associations, we are a globally recognized authority to support the people management profession throughout the world.

The congress was originally scheduled for 2020 and was postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.  Our colleagues in CIPM have shown remarkable resilience and professionalism to maintain their focus on hosting the congress. There is now a more optimistic outlook with the global progress on vaccines and CIPM have worked with their event partners Paragon to create a ‘hybrid’ event. This will blend thought-provoking speakers with networking opportunities, both on a face to face and virtual basis.

With the theme “Exalting People Professionals Amidst a Planetary Pandemic: Explore, Expand and Excel” this event addresses the big questions facing the people profession right now. This must-attend congress presents some of the best and brightest minds in the global people profession, who will share the latest practices, research, and innovations to develop your knowledge and help you shape your organisation’s future. 

The WFPMA World Congress is your opportunity to get involved with unmissable learning and to meet like-minded professionals and share best practice in people management. 

I look forward to meeting you either in person or virtually in the wonderful country of Sri Lanka. 

Bob Morton

WFPMA President 



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