WESC 2016: 
Understanding the New Battleground in the War for Executive Talent
For the 2016 World Executive Search Congress, we switch from the bright lights of Las Vegas to an even more iconic location.
This year, leaders from both executive search firms and in-house executive talent acquisition teams will meet at one of London’s most prestigious buildings – The Tower of London!
Demand for executive talent is growing and the search industry has returned to revenue growth. However, while fees are rising clients are increasingly using external firms for only a subset of assignments, while building internal teams that handle increasing numbers of executive searches.  This means, for a Search firm to be successful, it needs to demonstrate superior performance – consistently. Corporate search teams are raising the game, and external firms need to react.
The 2016 World Executive Search Congress, taking place on September 26-27, brings together representatives of both sides of the industry – Search Firms and Corporate representatives – and asks “How can both sides prosper in the new Executive Search market?”
Join us for sessions targeting every element of the Search industry.  Simon Mullins on how in-house teams need to collaborate with search firms, and how search firms can deliver strategic value to their clients.  Panel discussions featuring leaders of some of the best known organisations in the world.  John Purkiss on building an executive search brand, and a discussion on how search teams can deliver operational excellence.  Masterclasses in Linkedin, Internet Research and Business Development.  Negotiation skills.  Search execution techniques.  
Speakers include representatives and alumni of search firms including Heidrick & Struggles, Odgers Berndtson, TRANSEARCH International, Russell Reynolds and Korn Ferry and Corporates including Jaguar Land Rover, Microsoft, PA Consulting, PwC and Philips with several other globally known organisations awaiting confirmation.  Simultaneous sessions allowing you and your team members to select those that are most pertinent to the challenges you face in your role.
We will also take full advantage of our unique setting.  Our venue is not a hotel, not a Conference Center, it is a Royal Palace.  You’ll walk along the Thames, and enter via a drawbridge.  You’ll see the Yeomen before heading in to the Armoury for our conference rooms.  On the Monday evening, a drinks reception will be followed by a short presentation from the Keeper of the Crown Jewels – after which we will head to the Jewel House for a private viewing of the Royal treasures.  A unique, once in a lifetime opportunity, which will be just one highlight of two days of discussion, learning and international networking.
"The World Executive Search Congress was the best conference that I have ever attended - ever - with content that included state-of-the art information we can use. The presentations were dynamic and insightful and the leaders were incredibly knowledgeable.  The structure of the conference allowed the audience to participate and ask thoughtful probing questions. While there was good attendance, I wish everyone in talent management, search consultants and talent acquisition leaders, could have been there.  On a 1 to 10, this was a 100!"
WESC 2015 attendee Janet Jones-Parker, Janet Jones-Parker & Associates (USA)    More testimonials

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