The Annual IPM Convention and Exhibition is Africa’s premier HR and people management event that brings professionals and business leaders from the private and public sector together to learn, engage and network on industry trends, developments and innovations.

In 2020, We’re going VIRTUAL for the first time – focusing on the NEXT practises
in HR – cutting-edge approaches and solutions that will help HR and people management professionals unlock the benefits of digital disruption in their organisations. Join top local and international speakers for superior thought-leadership and networking.


The Institute of People Management (IPM) is celebrating 75 years of representing the Human Resource and People Management fraternity. IPM is an independent, not-for-profit professional membership body with official professional recognition from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The organisation is dedicated to providing knowledge and tools for strategic and operational people management and development that contribute to growth, profitability and sustainability of businesses.

Since its inception in 1945, IMP has enhanced people management skills and the competence of HR Professionals. It also continues to play a key role in professionalising and credentialing HR within South Africa and the rest of Africa.

IPM is the founding member of the African Human Resource Confederation (AHRC), the AU of Human Resources. Through the AHRC membership, they are affiliated to the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

IPM is also a sister organisation to HR professional bodies across the globe, such as the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) in USA, the Chartered Institute of People Development (CIPD) in UK, the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) in Australia and other continental HR structures.



Established in 2011 to strengthen value-chain linkages between related industries, the Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M SETA) is a dynamic driver of economic and social transformation. The FP&M SETA consist of 13 sub-sectors namely the clothing, footwear, forestry, furniture, general goods, leather, packaging, printing, print media, publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and wood products sectors. Given that the sector is made up of 77 industries, FP&M SETA is one of the biggest custodians of skills development in South Africa. 

FP&M SETA’s core mandate is to address the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP) by developing the skills the industry need for the future. It is the strategic objective of the FP&M SETA to disburse funds to support projects that advance skills development for entrepreneurship and co-operative development, occupations in high demand, improving the level of skills in the South African workforce and the Medium-Term Strategic Framework government priorities.


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