LIVE Simulcast from USA LEAD 2017 Forum


One Day Masterclass


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Program Overview

Pakistan Institute of Management in collaboration with KnowledgeNow-MAX has partnered with HR.COM to bring LIVE SIMULCAST of World Renowned Leaders who shall be speaking at LEAD2017 Live from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. To make it more interesting and captivating we have also integrated local speakers who are renowned for their leadership and contribution to Pakistan.


LEAD (Leadership Excellence And Development) is a unique two-day leadership event held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on February 7th & 8th. This event is devoted to inspiring individuals and enriching lives across the globe. Leadership in HR is a key ingredient to success and loving what you do.'s annual LEAD conference brings together 400+ SVPs, VPs and CLOs at the most exhilarating and rewarding event of the year. LEAD is constantly thriving to equip individuals in HR with the insights and tools required to be better leaders in the world today. We aim to create a world inspired, so all attendees can walk away from this event ready to take measurable action that will impact the lives of those they lead.

Every aspect of this event raises the bar in leadership. We exist to put leadership back on the radar in HR, strong leaders are needed in our businesses, organizations, communities and personal lives. We bring you a group of individuals that possess leadership in a multitude of ways. Every speaker has something new to bring to the table, prepare to witness some of the most thought provoking speakers of our time.


INSPIRE : Inspire the world through our lineup of 13 hand selected speakers that share their meaningful and personal stories. These speakers are broadcasted on a global scale inspiring hundreds of thousands of people.

CELEBRATE : Celebrate excellence in both HR and Leadership Development across the globe at the 35th annual LEAD Awards. (Also known as the Oscars of HR) With 35 award categories across all aspects of HR, we not only recognize the exceptional achievements in leadership development but all innovations in HR developmental programs.

NETWORK : Inspire with like-minded executives. You never know who you'll meet at LEAD! LEAD2017 is the only networking conference for SVPs, VPs and CLOs which creates a space to engage with other thought leaders and skilled professionals in your industry.

LEAD2017 Characteristics

LIVE Sessions from USA LEAD 2017 Forum

  • Interactive sessions presented by international and local leaders, consultants and recognized ?gures
  • Supported by live case studies, simulcast, cutting edge technology and well-studied models
  • Ideal utilization for enhanced networking and learning
  • Local adoption for next minute action with customized content

Why Attend?

  • Learn the latest trends on the leadership best practices from the world's top-notch leaders
  • Explore the workable tools with just-to-?t solutions
  • Find answers to all your questions, challenges and business pains
  • Understand how market leaders are stunningly leading; internationally and locally
  • Networking like never before with business leaders and decision makers
  • Knowledge share among other similar workgroups and across various
  • Become our member to enjoy LIVE Webinars with Faculty from FT Ranked Top Business Universities
  • Extensive readings of selected publications, books and reports

Who Should Attend?

Top executive management (private and public sectors) including:

  • Chairmen and Board Members
  • Senior Business Executives
  • CxOs
  • Department Heads
  • Regional Managers
  • PD and Training Managers
  • Decision Makers and Business Owners

About Pakistan Institute of Management (PIM)

Pakistan Institute of Management is the pioneer institution in the field of executive development in Pakistan specializing in training and development of managers from the industry for the last six decades. We are well aware of the growing and complex needs of the market and develop our programs accordingly to facilitate business managers in order to enhance their managerial excellence.

PIM is serving various Government, Public, National and Multinational organizations at its purpose built facilities located at the prime locations in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. More than 200,000 Managers have so far undergone through our multiple open enrollment and customized training programs.


"Let Our Experts, Take Care Of Your Business!"

Knowledge Now | MAX is knowledge based executive consulting firm and digital solutions provider. We provide executive development services and full cycle knowledge based consulting solutions including strategy consulting, online marketing, strategic positioning, custom solutions, technology implementation and backend support, content creation, outsourced content marketing, lead generation, demand generation and online portfolio design, online strategy development, performance management, productivity efficiency, leadership and management and a particular focus on advanced analytics. KN is a trusted knowledge solutions advisor to some of the world's largest firms.

Knowledge Now | MAX brings a unique blend of world-class professional experience born of working with some of the world's leading organizations, with the care and attention that only a small firm can provide. We believe it is our ability to provide personalized service across the world with enterprise-worthy results what makes us unique.

Knowledge Now | MAX is a hand-picked team of dedicated, creative and passionate professionals. We do not claim to have unique understanding of the customer needs nor do we promise to produce the results within days. Instead, we operate as an experiential lab and believe in the power of experimenting and trialing. We collect requirements, funnel them through to the beaker and add our own ideas to start a new chemical reaction. The result of this process is a solution which strengthens our customer as a unique brand not just a commodity.

As a services firm, we know we are only as strong as the people that are a part of us. For this reason we strive to build a multidisciplinary team of intelligent, hard-working, and global consultants. Our team members hail from all across the globe.

Knowledge Now | MAX takes pride in selling the passion not skills; the passion to always do something new, something awe inspiring for our clients which no one else has ever done before.

Program Agenda

15:00 – 15:30
Registration with Tea
15:30 – 15:35
Welcome Note by Director PIM
15:35 – 15:40
Welcome Note by KnowledgeNow-MAX
15:40 – 16:20
Keynote by Mr. Neville Gaunt – “Behavioral Waste Management”
16:20–  17:00
Keynote by Dr. Ted Marra – “Dark Side of Leadership”
17:00 – 17:15
Prayer Break (Asar)
17:15 – 18:00
Keynote by Mr. Lars Kure Nielsen – “Talent Management & Talent Leadership”
18:00 – 18:30
Panel Discussion- Decoding Leadership: What really matters?
Panelist :
Raza Pirbhai, Chief Executive Officer KFC-Pakistan, Cupola Pakistan
Tara Uzra Dawood, President -Dawood Global Foundation & LADIESFUND
Zafar Aziz Osmani, Chief Executive Officer, Excelerate (Pvt.) Ltd.
Syed Ali Jafri, President KnowledgeNow
18:30 – 19:00
Tea & Prayers Break (Maghrib)
19:00  - 19:10
Welcome (HR.Com)
19:10 – 19:50
Key Note 1
19:50 – 20:20
Caroline Miller – True Grit

Ken Medema to perform
20:20 – 20:50
Happy Hour by Mr. Naeem Zamindar, Pakistan Country Director and CEO-Acumen
20:50 – 21:20
Jen Welter – Moving One Yard At A Time: How One Woman Became an NFL Coach
21:20 – 21:50
Bill Clement – EveryDay Leadership
Working Dinner
21:50 – 22:20
Pandit Dasa – Principles of Mindful Leadership
Working Dinner
22:20 – 22:50
Immaculee Ilibagiza – Forgiveness
Ken Medema to perform
Working Dinner
22:50 – 23:00
Closing Ceremony
DAY 2 – MASTERCLASS by Dr. Ted Marra on
Organizational Renewal - Integrating creativity, Innovation & Continuous Learning
08:30 – 09:00
Registration with Tea
09:00 – 10:30
Session 1-    A Brief  discussion of  ‘business model’ and the role of renewal
10:30 – 11:00
11:00–  13:00
Session 2-    Creativity – The Fuel of Innovation
13:00–  14:00
Lunch Break
14:00–  15:30
Session 3-  Creativity – The Fuel of Innovation
15:30–  16:00
Tea Break
16:00–  17:00
Session 4- What are your first three (3) action steps for change?

Program Speakers


Lars Kure Juul Nielsen

Lars Kure Juul Nielsen

Managing Director , ClearSight

Lars is an International, HR Executive and Talent Management Expert working out of Copenhagen with a wide range of Leaders, International Organizations ...     

Neville Gaunt

Neville Gaunt

Chief Executive ,Mind Fit Ltd

Neville is the co-founder of Mind Fit, a UK based company. He's an international keynote speaker and co-author of "Is your mind fit for golf? The missing link to your success.

Dr. Ted Marra

Dr. Ted Marra

Strategic Facilitator, Organizational Mentor Advisor,
Speaker and Writer

Dr. Ted Marra was President of MQI Consulting in Boston and Managing Director at Centre for Innovation Management Europe Ltd in the UK.He has worked with the highest level of management..

Naemm zameendar

Naeem Zamindar

Pakistan Country Director and CEO-Acumen

Naeem Zamindar is a results-driven leader with experience in venture capital, entrepreneurship, board and senior management leadership in building companies, in public and private sector.

Raza Pirbhai

Raza Pirbhai

Chief Executive Officer KFC-Pakistan, Cupola Pakistan

Highly commercial, pragmatic, driven Executive with 20+ years of experience in Operations, Human Resources and General Management. Have successfully been an integral part of the executive management of various national and multinational organizations.

Ms. Tara Uzra Dawood

Tara Uzra Dawood

President at Dawood Global Foundation & LADIESFUND

Tara Uzra Dawood is President at Dawood Global Foundation & LADIESFUND; She is also on the board of numerous high profile organizations; and travels and gives speeches all around the world. She's studied at Cornell University, Oxford University and Harvard Law School; Tara Uzra is also a popular columnist and journalist and has interviewed various national and international celebrities.

Zafar Aziz Osmani

Zafar Aziz Osmani

CEO of Excelerate Private Limited

Mr. Zafar Osmani, the CEO of Excelerate Private Limited, is a well renowned, seasoned business professional and carries vast management and leadership experience spanning over thirty years.


Molly Fletcher

Molly Fletcher

CEO, Keynote Speaker & Author

Molly Fletcher shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports.

Angie Paccione, Ph.D.

Angie Paccione, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Client Partnerships,
Author, Master Facilitator at Verus Global

Dr. Paccione, a performance expert with Verus Global will introduce key tools that leaders can immediately use to begin the process of activating potential in every interaction, every day.

Bill Clement

Bill Clement

2 Time Stanley Cup Champion, Former NHL Player, Speaker, Author, Broadcaster and Actor

Two-time Stanley Cup Champion Bill Clement, is a critically acclaimed speaker, broadcaster, actor, entrepreneur and author .Bill Clement has been an integral part of the televising of 5 Olympiads.

Ken Medema

Ken Medema


Blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, singing stories from his audience and accenting themes and perspectives from speakers and workshop leaders.

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP

Positive Psychology Expert, Author and Keynote Speaker

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success .Caroline is the author of five books..

Nathan Hiller, PhD

Nathan Hiller, PhD

Academic Director, FIU Center for Leadership

Nathan's extensive experience in consulting with executives has repeatedly demonstrated that small adjustments in behaviors and how we lead our organizations can have a cascading impact.

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Program Investment

The total investment per seat is PKR 60,000/- + applicable tax (includes free membership to KnowledgeNow Executive Club worth PKR 9000/-)
Registration will be confirmed once payment is received through Pay Order/Demand Draft in name of " Pakistan Institute of Management " latest by 1st Feb 2017.


  • Group Discounts (4 and above) 10%
  • PIM Members 10%

Program Venue


Wednesday, 8th February 2017 Time: 03:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m Marriot Hotel Karachi


Thursday, 9th February 2017 Time: 09:00 a.m. till 05:00 p.m Marriot Hotel Karachi

Contact us

+92-302 8560581

For queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact KnowledgeNow-MAX or PIM on the below coordinates

Ms. Asiyeh Kashany

Customer Relationship Manager


The Program Office,
Pakistan Institute of Management
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EPABX :99251711-14
Fax No: (021) 99251715


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Pakistan Institute of Management,
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