Leaders, motivators, colleagues, and influencers. The lifeblood of HR is right here, with future-focused insights, practical and actionable workshops, endless opportunities to connect, and so much more on the horizon.
HR professionals from all levels, industries, and company sizes. Leaders, thinkers, and everyone shaping HR’s exciting future.
Expert talks and interviews, interactive workshops, offered in different languages with localized content, and so much more.
Facts & Figures
50+ speakers, 9.000 attendees, 50+ online & offline sessions, and $0 for digital participation (and a special price for in-person attendees).
Our Hybrid Event
A hybrid event, with a digital focus. As the situation in the world changes, we’ll respond to suit our attendees.
We're happy to be welcoming more than 70 excellent speakers from all over Europe!
Global Head of People Operations
Global Head of People OperationsAirbnbEN
"I'm looking forward to networking, learning and knowledge sharing!"
Q is the global head of people operations at Airbnb, HR tech geek, startup advisor, board member and a freelance executive coach with a passion for building scalable people functions to help change the world.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Human Resources OfficerSpotifyEN
Katarina Berg has been heading up Spotify’s global HR team and she’s also head of the company’s Global Workplace Services and Strategy Operations teams. She’s been with the company since 2013, leading the talent transformation during the business transition from startup to a mature international company.
Before Spotify, Katarina held high-profile HR roles in various multinational companies, such as Preem, Swedbank, Kanal 5 (SBS Broadcasting) and 3 (Hi3G Access).
As well as catering to the people needs of a diverse, nimble and ever-changing organization, Katarina is also focused on building teams and reinventing processes to establish an environment where creative and passionate people can be their very best, have fun and develop great careers. Outside work Katarina loves to spend time in the archipelago. When she is not eating her way into new cultures or cooking for friends and family, she dreams of the days back when she travelled the world whitewater rafting.
Bersin by Deloitte
Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte and Leading Provider of Research-Based Membership Programs in Human Resources (HR)
Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte and Leading Provider of Research-Based Membership Programs in Human Resources (HR)Bersin by DeloitteEN
Josh Bersin is Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deliotte, leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning. He is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte’s long term strategy and market eminence. He is a global research analyst, public speaker, and writer on the topics of corporate human resources, talent management, recruiting, leadership, technology, and the intersection between work and life. Josh has been quoted on talent management topics in key media, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, on BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com and has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine. Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and IBM.
He has spent much of his career in technology, sales, marketing, and business leadership and actively writes about major global trends in leadership, management, HR and talent management technologies. He lives in the San Francisco area, close enough to Silicon Valley to keep up with new technology and its impact on the business of talent.
Josh’s education includes a B.S. in Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
The LEGO Group
Thomas Møller Lybæk
Global HR Process Innovation Director
Thomas Møller Lybæk
Global HR Process Innovation DirectorThe LEGO GroupEN
"Looking forward to be speaking at an ever growing event and one of the first in-person since COVID-19."
Thomas is the global HR Process Innovation Director at the LEGO Group. The past 10 years Thomas has been involved in company turnarounds, HR transformation and HRIT implementation projects both as HR lead and management consultant with global companies like Vestas Wind Systems and Arla Foods. Prior, he worked within management consulting and market leading companies on strategy, product development, sales and marketing. Thomas holds an M.Sc. degree in Business Administration from CBS (Copenhagen) and executive training from IMD and Chicago School of Business.
Agile HR Community
Founder and Agile Enterprise Coach I Author of Agile HR
Founder and Agile Enterprise Coach I Author of Agile HRAgile HR CommunityEN
"Because the world needs Agile HR, HR people crave to redefine how we work, and I feel so driven by this purpose. H.U.G captures the exact HR professionals that need this the most. Mid-sized growing companies who are in a need of a HR/IS system. Also Agile is very useful when implementing a HR system."
Riina Hellström is recommended internationally as a brilliant agile & people professional redefining the future of work together with her customers. With 12 years of experience she is a global pioneer in Agile and modern HR. She works with unicorns, corporations and international growth companies as an Agile enterprise organisational developer and executive Agile advisor. Riina is an author of the book „Agile HR – Deliver value in a changing world of work“ (Kogan Page 2020) and the founder of the Agile HR Community.
Annika in der Beek
Director HR & Organizational Development
Annika in der Beek
Director HR & Organizational DevelopmentABOUT YOUDE
"I look forward to exchanging ideas with colleagues on various common challenges in the People Function in young and fast-growing companies."
Annika in der Beek is Director HR & Organizational Development at the Hamburg-based e-commerce platform About You and is responsible for HR, recruiting and organizational development projects, from HR processes to leadership development. After her Master’s degree in psychology and international business, she first worked as a strategy consultant with focus on mergers, acquisitions and corporate development and then changed her consulting focus to HR on organizational design and HR technologies.
"In my opinion, the H.U.G is one of the must-attend events in the scene and a great opportunity to learn and network."
In addition to his main job as an Employer Branding Consultant at DATEV eG, Stefan runs PERSOBLOGGER.DE, one of the best-known HR websites in the DACH region. Within this framework, he tries to constantly improve the working world of HR professionals with articles, studies and infographics, an event calendar and an HR job exchange.
This session will only be available in German.
Executive Vice President Global People Management
Executive Vice President Global People ManagementSIXT SEDE
"The H.U.G. is an innovative format and offers a diverse platform for a lot of exchange on HR future topics. I am looking forward to learn from all the speakers and discussions and I am sure that I can take a lot with me. With our contribution, Anica and I also want to offer you added value with regard to new working environments. We are looking forward to the exchange with you."
With the goal of creating a work culture and environment in which talents feel at home and can develop their full productivity, Friederike took over the overall global responsibility for the People area at SIXT in July 2019. Friederike has already been working for SIXT SE since 2013 in various leadership roles in the People area. Previously, Friederike held various HR leadership positions for the companies E. Breuninger GmbH and Conrad Electronic SE.
We took the time to group together core themes to help better focus our H.U.G programming for every attendee. Whether recruiter, employer branding expert, or HR Manager, themes including new work, labor laws, strategy, culture, development, and more are all on the docket. Best of all, we illustrate each theme in your agenda so you can easily keep track.
Challenging – Currently, every company is confronted with new challenges in HR, even more so than ever. We provide practical impulses for mastering these challenges with flying colors.
Unconventional – Expect H.U.G to surprise you with a range of engaging formats far from passive knowledge consumption. Our supporting program delivers plenty of specials to ensure that boredom will not be an issue.
Collaborative – We want to promote and broaden the HR community. Take the opportunity to meet other HR experts and share fields of interest, challenges and best practices between you.
Register now for free for the digital part of H.U.G – Your HR Happening!