On June 12 and 13, Executive Search and HR specialists from all over Germany and beyond, come together in Bonn at the Future Conference to discuss the future of recruitment and retained search. The event is considered the top forum for the industry and will celebrate its 20th anniversary this June. Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a global network of independent executive search firms, is main sponsor of this year’s conference. 

Innovation meets tradition

The Future Conference is organized by the Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberater (BDU), the association of German Management and HR consultants. This year the event will focus on the impact of digital transformation. Experts foresee that we are facing completely new forms of interaction between man and machine. In an industry that is so much a people’s business, this will present challenges and opportunities alike. How will digital transformation contribute to international competition? What effects will digitalization and globalization have on companies and employees? How will the upcoming changes impact the recruitment industry?

An engaging agenda with key note speakers, interactive expert panels and best practices shared will answer these, and more questions the industry faces today.

Kennedy Executive’s strong links with Germany are one of the main reasons why the network sponsors the conference. CEO Jorg Stegemann, who himself is German and has worked in recruitment and direct search in Germany for many years: “Kennedy has its roots in Germany as one of our first two offices was in Frankfurt. Today, Germany is trade partner number 1 for most of our 14 partner offices. We serve German clients, or international clients who wish to strengthen their operations in Germany, worldwide; not only in Europe but also in Denver, Sydney and Johannesburg. Another factor for us to support the conference is that German is our second language: our partners in Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen, Paris and of course Frankfurt and Vienna speak German fluently. Furthermore, Kennedy is expanding worldwide and Germany is an important target for us. Maybe we run into a future German partner at the conference?"

Knowledge is another important objective for the network to sponsor the Future Conference. Jorg Stegemann: “In times of radical changes, one needs to stay in the know with digital trends. This applies to any industry, but in recruitment, an industry that is based on human interaction, it is of vital importance. If you miss the boat, you are history. As a global network of recruitment and retained search firms, we face these challenges on both a local and global level. Within the Kennedy network, we communicate on trends and changes in the marketplace all the time which is clearly the strength of boutiques that cooperate in a network like we do. We look forward to exchanging the knowledge and insights we all need to be prepared for the future".

SOURCE: Kennedy Executive Search and Consulting