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2021 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 pm

World Renowned HR Event

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.
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Conference Benefits

  • Fresh Perspectives from internationally-renowned speakers
  • Comprehensive Learning with over 200 concurrent sessions based on the SHRM Competency Model
  • Innovative learning opportunities, such as
    • Our Masters Series featuring high-level academicians
    • Smart Stage presentations covering exciting new HR practices
    • Practitioner Exchange sessions featuring HR professionals
    • Preconference Workshops and Seminars that dive deeper into HR essentials.
    • Recertification credits for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or other HR or general designation
  • Extraordinary Networking to expand your connections and increase your influence. Attendees get access to our Conference Community site
  • Endless Solutions from thousands of solutions-providers in every industry. Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? Click here for more information

Join our delegation now

Save big when you register as part of the Nigerian delegation through the SHRM Forum Nigeria Coordinating office.

Download Delegate Flyer

The registration fee covers the following:

  • 4 General Sessions featuring world-class keynote speakers
  • Luncheons
  • Admission to the SHRM Exposition
  • More than 250 educational concurrent sessions divided into six tracks (benefits & compensation, employment law & legislation, international HR, personal & leadership development, business management & strategy, and talent management)
  • One ticket to the Tuesday night show
  • Online access to the conference sessions
  • Access to the SHRM Global Networking Lounge
  • Invitation to the International Welcome Reception and the Global Networking Reception
  • Global table topics lunch discussions
  • Personalized certificate of conference participation
  • Special Nigerian delegation dinner outing. (Paid Separately)
Join the special ticketing arrangement organised through Delta Airlines for the delegation. Please contact the volunteer team using the information below, for more details.
Working with the SHRM Official Accommodation team we have requested block rooms for our delegation to stay together during the conference. Rooms can be shared or you can share or stay alone
SHRM will provide a registration confirmation & invitation letter to support all visa applications for delegates who have paid in full with their registration. Applications for US Visas are best filed before the end of February each year to ensure you get an interview date with the embassy well ahead of the conference date. Neither SHRM nor the SHRM Forum guarantees that visas will be issued to people registering for the conference.
Advanced booking & reservation is required. You have that special opportunity to satisfy your cravings for Nigerian dishes while at the conference, plus interact with other delegates from the conference in a special naija style.

The Annual Conference is a convenient and efficient investment of time and money that can yield huge results — especially when it comes to recertification!

Certified HR professional, attending this conference can earn you up to 14 recertification credits. And you can increase your earning potential by registering for one of our popular Preconference programs. And don’t forget our Conference on Demand, which can add another 20 recertification credits! For more information on recertification Click here

This program is organised and managed by the SHRM Member Forum in Nigeria.

For More details contact the conference coordinator

  • Florence: +234 801 099 225 5590

Registration Options


This is for intending delegates who can complete the registration independently, including make online payments on SHRMs’ official website

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This is for This is for intending delegates who will need help to register, especially to make payments to SHRM

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    Cancellation Policy

All registration transfers or cancellations must be in writing using our online form. 

Cancellations by January 29, 2021 will receive a full refund minus a $250 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received from January 30 through April 23, 2021 will be refunded fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee.

Cancellations after April 23, 2021 are nonrefundable.

If an attendee chooses the option to transfer the registration to another SHRM event they are responsible for paying any price difference (if applicable). 

Attendees who do not attend the event and/or do not contact SHRM via written correspondence during the set windows as directed above will be responsible for the full attendee registration fee. 

If a SHRM member transfers their registration to a nonmember, the nonmember must do one of two things: Pay the difference of the SHRM member and nonmember price at the time of the transfer, or become a SHRM member at the time of transfer. 

Cancellations of conference add-on activities: an additional cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for each conference add-on, including preconference workshops, educational programs, senior leadership programs, interpretation services and the guest program. No refunds will be given for SHRM On Demand.


For cancellations due to Visa Denials, please email globalteam@shrm.org.


For Volunteer Leaders, Students and Advisors


A cancellation must be in writing using our online form. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund minus a $75 administrative fee until April 23, 2021. Cancellations received after April 23, 2021 are nonrefundable. 


June 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am
June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 pm
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