18-20 OCTOBER 2017

Moscow | Lotte Hotel


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18-20 October 2017 | Moscow | Lotte Hotel

Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit has become a traditional meeting point for HR Executives from the leading Russian and international companies.

This year, the Summit will last three days, and the participants will get more networking opportunities, hear more interesting cases, discuss more strategic issues and practices and solutions related to HR and organizational development for companies in various sectors of the economy. 

Speakers from TOP-1000 Russian Executives Rating will talk about digital transformation of the companies, share their experience of building new HR strategies and applying digital tools in HR management.



How do companies prepare for emergence of new professions and transformation of existing ones?

What knowledge and skills will be demanded tomorrow?

How will the HR profession change in 5 years?


What needs to be done to transform your organization and make it digital?

What is the role of the CEO, Head of HR and IT Director in this process? 

Artificial intelligence and blockchain in HR – is it a close outlook so far? 


What digital solutions and tools for HR branding, personnel assessment and motivation, employee training and development, HR analytics and other HR directions are being implemented today by leading companies?

Do you want to be aware of the current HR trends or learn from the experience of your HR colleagues? 

   Join the HR Directors Summit participants!  Grab new ideas, share your experience, make useful social connections in the HR community!


Dmitry Shakhanov

Vice President for HR and Social Issues

Russian Railways

Larisa Zelkova

Senior Vice President – head of HR, Social Policy and Public Relations

Norilsk Nickel

Natalya Albrecht

Vice President for Organizational Development and Human Resources


Stanislav Tsyrlin

Vice President for HRs and Management System
NLMK Groupр

Irina Petrova

HR Director

Coca-Cola HBC Russia

Tatyana Terentyeva

HR Director
Rosatom State Corporation

Andrey Mityukov

Deputy General Director for HR and Business Support Systems

Severstal Management

Anna Krasnyak

HR Director

Procter & Gamble 

East Europe & Central Asia 

 Tatyana Yasinovskaya

Vice President for Human Resources Development and Training

McDonalds Russia

Gor Nakhapetyan

Advisor to the Principal

Moscow Management School SKOLKOVO

Vladimir Khimanych

Managing Director for Human Resources

Raiffeisen Bank

Svetlana Chekalova

HR Director
UralChem United Chemical Company

Sergey Pershin

Vice President for Human Resources – Russia and Central Asia


Natalya Yamshchikova

Corporate University Director


Nikolay Dolgov

Head of Personnel Development and Training
Gazprom Neft

Konstantin Burtsev

Commercial Director


Andrey Chernukha

Director for Human Resources & Organizational Development

AgroTerra Group of Companies

Valentin Timakov

General Director

Agency for Human Capital Development in the Far East

Ivan Komandny

Deputy General Director – Corporate Insurance Center Director

Allianz Zhizn Insurance Company

Kamil Saytkulov

Director Department for Communications and GR

GSK Russia (GlaxoSmithKline)

Conference | HR SUMMIT 2017

During three days, HR executives from the leading companies will discuss the most important issues of human resources management, including changes in the structure, tools and instruments of the HR function, and present the most  topica cases..

The agenda includes presentations and discussions in various formats: strategic sessions, practical workshops, business case studies, round tables and master classes.

It has become a tradition for the HR Directors Summit to hold meetings with special guests – famous entrepreneurs, politicians, film directors, sports celebs – who talk about leadership, managing extraordinary teams, motivation and talent.

Join the discussion of the most relevant HR issues at the 18th Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit! Get new ideas, share your experiences, network with your HR colleagues! 

Exhibition | HR EXPO 2017

During the 18th Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit, the participants can learn about various services for the efficient HR management processes and get individual  consultations at the specialized HR-EXPO 2017 exhibition. 

HR-EXPO exhibition is the communications center of the HR Directors Summit, a place for meetings, behind-the-scene discussions and networking. Here you will find presentations, master classes, prize draws, cocktail and various entertainment events.

Meet top-ranking HR directors, make professional connections in the HR community, establish cooperation with new business partners!


Nearly 100 companies in 9 nominations have been nominated for the Annual The Russia & CIS Exellence in People Management Award.

Get your achievements recognition in the professional society and improve your employees’ loyalty to HR activities and solutions you are implementing. 

Winners’ names will be announced on October 20 at the 18th HR Directors Summit in following nominations:   ▲ HR manager of the Year; ▲ HR Project of the Year; ▲ Corporate University of the Year; ▲ Corporate Training; ▲ HR Digital Solution of the Year; ▲ Digital Transformation of the Year; ▲ Talent Management System; ▲ HR Consultant of the Year; ▲ HR Team of the Year.

The Game | “What? Where? When? Online” 2017

Build your corporate team and compete for the title of the most intellectual team at the “What? Where? When? Online. Business league” Championship!  The “What? Where? When? Online” Business League was created for those individuals who aspire to develop their business skills and competencies, expand their professional outlook and erudition, and for all enterprises and organizations that care about improving the visibility and awareness of the company brand, growing its corporate spirit and team-building, improving employee motivation and loyalty.

The qualifiers of the Championship will be conducted throughout September, with the final game will take place on October 19, at the 18th Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit. 



About 400 top HR Executives annually choose the HR Directors Summit as the place for their professional development, sharing experiences and insights, finding business partners and meeting HR colleagues from companies in various industries.


Best business cases presented by HR  Executives business cases presented by HR managers of the most dynamic and modern companies demonstrate efficient methods and instruments for addressing strategic and practical tasks in the area of personnel management, business process automation, employee assessment, motivation and training, as well as HR branding, analytics and other HR-related areas.


The HR Directors Summit creates a panoramic overview of the processes taking place in human resources management, offering extensive opportunities for meeting, sharing experiences and networking with colleagues from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Latvia, France, Belgium, Great Britain and the USA.



In 1998, LBS International Conferences had organised first international HR management conference in Russia first international personnel management conference, which became a regular event, shortly acquiring the status of the Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit. Today the participants of the first conference are occupying top HR and Board member positions in large organizations, while they continue to share their experiences at the HR Directors Summit.

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Annual  meetings with special guests - well-known entrepreneurs, politicians, directors, sportsmen, outstanding cultural and public figures of our time, have become one of the brightest traditions and the visiting card of the Russia & CIS HR Directors’ Summit. During the conversation in the style of talk show, guests talk about their lifestyle, key points of success, leadership, and also share their experience of achieving goals and managing extraordinary teams.



HR Summit 2016 | Overview

HR Summit 2016 | Academician Leo Bokeria

HR Summit 2017 | Official Partner


Lotte Hotel Moscow

Bldg.2, 8 Novinsky Boulevard, Moscow

Five-star Lotte Hotel Moscow is located in

the center of Moscow, at the corner of Novy Arbat and the Garden Ring Road.

  • Best Luxury Hotel in Russia according to World Luxury Hotel Awards
  • Best Congress Hotel in Russia according to International Hotel Awards 
  • Best City Hotel in Russia according to Conde Nast Traveller
  • Best Hotel in Russia according to European Hotel Awards

Lotte Hotel Moscow

Bldg.2, 8 Novinsky Boulevard, Moscow

Lotte Hotel, 2nd floor

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  • Fyodor Prokopov

    Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) | Regular participant

    It is a pleasure to see the circle of participants at HR Directors Summit constantly widening. We have colleagues from the CIS countries and foreign companies working in Russia. This is a good achievement; it means that the conference has become one of the key platforms in Russia to exchange knowledge between professionals responsible for human resources management and development.

  • Oleg Goncharov

    Deputy General Director for Human Resources, 

    Magnit Retail Chain | 2014

    Everything our colleagues discussed at the HR Directors Summit, all the questions they raised – they go in line with the moods and issues existing in the huge area that is called HR. That’s why I am grateful to the organizers for being able to gather so many interesting and different personalities in the same platform, covering all sectors of business, who think alike and most importantly – talk the same language.

  • Vladimir Khimanych

    Managing Director for Human Resources Management, Raiffeisen Bank | Regular participant

    What I like about the HR Directors Summit is that it is very relevant. It always raises the most urgent issues of the day. At the latest Summit, I remembered a discussion of HR efficiency and business satisfaction by the HR function.

  • Anastasia Selivanchik

    Head of Department, Penny Lane Personnel 

    Recruiting Agency | 2015

    We have been attending the HR Directors Summit annually, and each year we find a lot of interesting content there. Thanks to all organizers, thanks to our colleagues for attending the Summit and sharing their professional knowledge, their expertise and their good mood.

  • Elena Vorontsova

    Head of HR Unit, URALSIB BANK PJSC | 2016

    We are grateful to the organizers of the HR Directors Summit. It was a very interesting and useful event! I was particularly inspired by Ruslan Vesterovsky, HR Director of the Bank of Russia, who gave a presentation on implementing the mission and values in a highly conservative organization like the Central Bank. A big thank you for inviting speakers like Leo Bokeria; his speech was unforgettable! We also had a unique opportunity to meet and exchange contacts with providers of various services in the area of human resources management at a single platform. The organization of the event was also 5-star!

  • Ruslan Ilyasov

    HR Director, URALKALI PJSC | 2016

    HR Directors Summit was organized and carried out with superb professionalism. Personally, I benefited most from hearing about the best practices, learning the latest trends in the labor market and HR services, meeting service providers. I am following this up with a number of people. The organization was surprisingly efficient, both in terms of the number of events on the agenda and the flawless management of such great number of people and activities. I believe taking part in professional events like this is a very important part for staying in shape for people in my profession.

  • Olga Filatova

    Human Resources Management Director, MegaFon OJSC | 2016

    At the time of change, you get a unique opportunity to look at familiar things from a new perspective; on the other hand, this is another chance to see that company values and its people are of paramount importance at all times. I was very pleased to hear the presentations from people who share my spirit, my thoughts and ideas. It was interesting to learn about value-based management. I think this direction is the priority in personnel management for any modern business.

  • Tamara Pisaeva

    HR Director, RTSoft CJSC | 2014

    It is remarkable to see the giant leap in human resources management. All the projects presented at the HR Directors Summit show that HR has really become a business partner. The issues raised by the speakers are present in every company. It is important to have them analyzed and present solutions. Thank you!

  • Roman Mazur

    Development Director, Leader Team Moscow | Regular participant

    Events like the HR Directors Summit are definitely vital for professional HR community, as they help to create a common information space in the area of human resources management. Thanks to exchanging experiences and learning best practices, it becomes possible to generate new ideas for human resources management. All this enables us to keep up with the time, following the latest trends in business development. Leader Team will certainly be an active participant in future HR Directors Summits.

  • Olesya Oblasova

    HR Director, FOREX CLUB | 2015

    It was interesting to learn from my colleagues in all areas of HR: Learning & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Recruitment & Staffing, HR Admin. This is the kind of experience I would like to apply in my company. And definitely, I also wanted to share my unique experience, present the projects that my company has implemented. I am certain this exchange of experiences with visual examples would be useful and interesting to all HR directors, particularly in those companies that are currently undergoing radical changes.

  • Darya Morozova

    Training Specialist, Human Resources Department, Caucasus Branch, MegaFon OJSC | 2015

    The event was very helpful. Sharing experiences is a very important driver today, and an opportunity to get an outside opinion on your own projects and to learn what can be improved or changed. Western speakers’ presentations were good, but in my opinion, Russian speakers had more relevant cases to our practice and stronger projects. I am planning to attend the next HR Directors Summit.

  • Elena Bershova

    Project Manager, MIRBIS Center for Innovation 

    Programs | 2016

    Taking part in the Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit was a positive experience for us. It was useful for promoting programs addressed to the corporate customers, helpful in terms of information and business networking. We are planning to attend the next Summit and would like to discuss the opportunity of “intellectual partnership”, taking part in the agenda development.

  • Eva Shekunova

    Senior Management, Human Resources Department, HR and General Issues Directorate, LUKOIL Lubricants Co | 2014

    The event was very useful to us – we had problems in our cooperation with EF, and at the HR Directors Summit we were able to talk directly to Eduard Baldakov, the head of EF corporate programs – and it looks like things got rolling, thanks to this productive meeting.

  • Ekaterina Balashova

    Director, Human Resources Management Department, RUSAGROTRANS | 2015

    The event is definitely useful, interesting and relevant. Looking at the selection of topics, they were all very timely and mostly well presented by the speakers.  I am planning to be a regular participant of the Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit.


HR AWARD 2017 ceremony will take place on October 20

The 7th annual award ceremony for achievements in the area of human resources management “Crystal Pyramid 2017” will take place on October 20, 2017 at the Lotte Hotel in Moscow. At a ceremony crowning the 18th Russia and CIS HR Directors Summit, the panel members will announce the winners and present the Grand Prix “Crystal Pyramid”, symbolizing one of the most famous personal motivation models – Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

EF Corporate Solutions is once again the General Partner of the HR Directors Summit

The organizers of the 18th HR Directors Summit and the largest international educational organization EF Education First have signed an agreement renewing their partnership. EF, a global leader in educational innovations, will present its best solutions to HR directors, and present an award for outstanding achievements in the area of international cooperation and internalization of the business and society.

The meeting of the HR Directors Community will be held on October 6 in the run-up to the HRD Summit!

At the business breakfast with HR colleagues, the participants, together with the speakers, will discuss the company's autonomous management and prospects for its implementation in Russia, automation of management through Artificial Intelligence,  benefits of the social mobilization, and also will exchange opinions on how to create the dream team, and how to reduce information overloads through the automation of management functions.

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