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Top HR Conferences 2018 That You Should Not Miss

HR conferences can help you in learning new trends and understanding which HR practices are actually working for other companies. These conferences are a great way of keeping up with the upcoming trends, bounce off innovative ideas, and network with the best in business. We aim at providing a list that will help you pencil in the best Human Resource conferences 2018 across the world.

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2018 HR Conferences in the USA

HR Conferences New York

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GreenHouse Open Conference 2018

    • Dates:  April 2-4, 2018
    • Location: PIER 60, NYC
    • Reasons to attend a conference: Over 2.5 days, 1,000+ HR’s will gather to discuss the ideas and techniques shaping the future of Talent Acquisition. The conference will start with workshops following by keynote presentation by Patty McCord. Conference main agenda will include interpreting data through science, Predicting Analytics & Machine Learning.
    • Keynote Speakers:  Patty Maccord (Author & former CTO, Netflix), Jolan Anderson (SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, Visa), Niel Frye (Global Head of Recruiting, Dropbox), etc.
    • Registration Price: USD 299 - 855

18th Annual Talent Management Strategies Conference

    • Dates:  February 28 - March 01, 2018
    • Location: New York, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: With the “Perform into the future” theme, the conference is focused on helping organizations prepare for future talent acquisition challenges. With a dynamic workforce, implementing better talent management practices are of prime importance. Hence this conference becomes one of the must attend HR events in USA.
    • Keynote Speakers: Michael Cannon (Senior Director, Head of Global L&D, Red Hat), Daniel Meyerson (SVP, Enterprise Talent and Performance Management, Bank of America), Peter Church (Chief Talent Officer, UnitedHealth Group Inc.)
    • Registration Price: USD 2295 for members & USD 2895 full price.

2018 Communicating Employee Benefits Symposium

    • Dates:  February 1 & 2, 2018
    • Location: New York, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: This conference aims at shedding light on how HR executives can communicate effectively to increase employee engagement, retention, and improve the employee experience. The way a company communicates its programs and benefits goes a long way in improving performance.
    • Keynote Speakers: Maria Artime (SVP of total rewards, HBO), Melissa Real (Director of Benefits, Qualcomm), Scott Van Horn (President, Tango Health), Mary Young (Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board, Inc.)
    • Registration Price:  USD 1795 for members & USD 1995 full price.

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2018 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

    • Dates:  June 5-7, 2018
    • Location: Miami, FL, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: This Talent Acquisition Conference is the perfect way to find out how to reinvent or optimize the overall talent acquisition function in order to attract, source, assess and on-board the top talent and take competitive advantage.
    • Keynote Speakers: Craig Fisher (Head Of Marketing, Allegis Global Solutions), Aaron Kraljev (VP of Employment Marketing, Wells Fargo), Bill Craib (HCI Faculty), Michael Casey (Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Fintech Speaker), Allyn Bailey (Recruitment Capability Adoption and Transformation Manager, Intel)
    • Registration Price: USD 1,795

25th Annual HR Florida Leadership Conference

    • Dates:  January 06, 2018
    • Location: Rosen Shingle Creek, Florida USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: One of the most sought-after HR events in the USA, the Florida Leadership Conference will introduce attendees to a brand new format designed to better provide educational opportunities for all levels of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter leadership.
    • Keynote Speakers: Patrick Henry (Author and Speaker) 


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HR Metrics & Analytics Summit 2018

    • Dates:  February 26-28, 2018
    • Location: Orlando, FL
    • Reasons to attend a conference: Attend metrics and analytics in HR to change the way you have been measuring and reporting on your HR and recruiting strategies as it will be a vital way to save money, time and have a competitive advantage.
    • Keynote Speakers: N. Sadat Shami (Director, Talent Development, Engagement & Social Analytics (TALES), IBM), Steven Teal (Former Global Head of Talent Operations and Analytics, Bristol-Myers Squibb), Matthew Lucy (AVP, Workforce Analytics, AT&T), Jeremy Tyers (Workforce Analytics Strategy, Microsoft).
    • Registration Price: USD 549 - 3495

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HR Technology Conference

    • Dates:  Sept. 11-14, 2018
    • Location: Las Vegas, NV
    • Reasons to attend a conference: HR Tech Conference agenda is to bring the Tech future near through latest Trends of Digital Media, new Platforms and of course AI. Tradition Technologies will also be discussed that are still working and what can be updated in it.
    • Keynote Speakers: Randi Zuckerberg (Author, Investor & Entrepreneur), Mike Rowe (Host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs), Rita Mitjans (Chief Diversity Officer, ADP)
    • Registration Price: Ranges from $1645 to $2145, Daily Pass is of $915.

Human Resource Network

    • Dates:  May 15-16, 2018
    • Location: Las Vegas, NV
    • Reasons to attend a conference: HRN features HR tech events that witness the greatest innovative minds that bring technology and Human Resources together.
    • Keynote Speakers: MO Gawdat (Former Chief Business Officer, Google X), Rachel Botsman (Author & lecturer at Oxford, Josh Bersin (Bersin by Deloitte), Kathleen Hogan (Microsoft)

National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo

    • Dates:  March 5-7, 2018
    • Location: Las Vegas, NV
    • Reasons to attend a conference: Its a must-attend event for HR professionals in the hospitality industry. As this is the only event in which hundreds of human resources and labor relations professionals from, resorts, casinos, restaurants, hotels, cruise lines and more meet on HR in Hospitality. You can expect a great conference experience unlike any other — that is, specifically for hospitality industry!
    • Keynote Speakers: Paul Ades (SVP of Labor relations, Hilton Worlwide), Rense Lange (CEO, Integrated Knowledge Systems), Tracey Kalimeris (Executive Director, Talent & Culture, AccorHotels), Leslie Ferrier (VP HR, Momofuku) 
    • Registration Price:  USD 1,225 – 1,625.

HR Conference San Francisco

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2018 Inclusive Diversity Conference

    • Dates:  April 12-13, 2018
    • Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: If you wish to build the collaborative & inclusive culture at your workplace, then you must attend this diversity conference held at San Francisco & find out more about the modern transparent system. It focuses on how to build inclusive behaviours that drive innovation and growth, how to avoid unprofessional environments, etc.
    • Keynote Speakers: Tony Byers (Former Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Starbucks), Elizabeth Brown (Chief People Officer, Unity Technologies), David Rock (CEO and Founder, NeuroLeadership Institute)
    • Registration Price:  USD 1,795

21st Employee Benefits Symposium

    • Dates:  May 4, 2018
    • Location: San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: This 17 breakout sessions explained by top industry experts that will help you to create actionable strategies, employee benefit trends and topics. This HR conference aims to help you get with 375+ HR professionals & 22 speakers who can help you to tackle your employee benefits related problems.
    • Keynote Speakers: Shary Harley (Founder & President, Candid Culture), Erik Hansen (President, The Vita Companies), Viki Choi (Director of HR, Course Hero), etc.
    • Registration Price:  USD 1795 for members & USD 1995 full price.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

    • Dates:  January 31-February 02, 2018
    • Location: San Fransisco, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: This year the social recruiting strategies conference has brought in 4 new session track themes, namely, Tips and Tricks, Strategies for Regulated Industries, Recruiting Analytics, and Candidate Engagement. Spread over 3 days, SRSC has already enlisted the best names from prominent industries as speakers. This is one of the most awaited HR conferences 2018 in San Francisco.
    • Keynote Speakers: Craig Fisher (Head of Marketing, Allegis Global Solutions), Allison Kruse (Director of Social Media, KFORCE), John Sumser (Principal Analyst, HREXAMINER), Sam Sepah (Global HR Program Manager, Google)
    • Registration Price:  USD 646–1,697.

HR West 2018 Conference

    • Dates:  March 5-7,2018
    • Location: San Francisco Bay Area, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: There will be a variety of sessions on different topics and a Speed Networking event. With Speed Networking, you’ll have a great experience as you’ll be paired up with people of your industry. in this relaxed and friendly environment you can make a maximum of this opportunity to grow your network with industry peers.
    • Registration Price:  USD 950 onwards

Smart Recruiters Hiring Success 18 

    • Dates:  March 12-14, 2018
    • Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: One of the eagerly awaited conferences from SmartRecruiters and it’s already promising to be a great show. SmartRecruiters Hiring Success 2018 will consist of various workshops and presentations that will help innovate and reinvent recruiting.
    • Registration Price:  USD 400 to 800.

HR Conference Chicago

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SHRM Conference 2018

    • Dates:  June 17-20, 2018
    • Location: Chicago, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: SHRM conferences have always been a big draw from the time they have started. This conference too promises to be a cracker of an HR event with Malala Yousafzai being penciled in as the keynote speaker for the event. The focus areas will be Business and HR strategy, HR compliance, Global HR, Professional Development, Talent Management and much more.
    • Keynote Speakers: Oscar Munoz (CEO, United Airlines), Johny C. Taylor (President & CEO, SHRM), Adam Grant (NY Times Best-selling Author and Professor, University of Pennsylvania)

HR Conference Virginia

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Academy of Human Resource Development

    • Dates: February 14-17, 2018
    • Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: The academy will be celebrating their 25th annual conference in 2018. One of the best HR events in USA, the academy has just announced that Patricia (Pat) A. Mclagan will be the keynote speaker. The keynote will touch base on how AI will be affecting recruiting and how the industry can benefit from it.
    • Registration Price: USD 365 Onwards

HR Conference Ohio

2018 Northern Ohio Human Resource Conference

    • Dates: March 22-23,2018
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: One of the most awaited HR Events in the USA, the agenda, and key speakers will be announced pretty soon. Keep watching this space for the updates.
    • Keynote Speakers: Dave al, Rendal & Associates), Jenn Lim (CEO & Chief Happiness Officer, Delivering Happiness), Ben Whitter (Founder, World Employee Experience Institute)
    • Registration Price: USD 305 onwards for SHRM members & USD 340 onwards for non-members.

HR Conference Arizona

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The I4CP 2018 Conference

    • Dates: March 26-29, 2018
    • Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: The conference is aimed at discovering and implementing the next practices at HR. Hear the best leaders in the industry about innovative ways to drive performance.
    • Keynote Speakers: Daniel Pink (Author), Ellyn Shook (Chief Leadership & Human Resource Officer, Accenture), Candice Morgan (Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Pinterest), Betty Thompson (Chief Personnel Officer, Booz Allen)
    • Registration Price: USD 1695 onwards for members & USD 2295 onwards for non-members.

HR People + Strategy Annual Conference by SHRM Executive Network

    • Dates: April 22-25, 2018
    • Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: A great opportunity for HR executives to network, engage and learn from leading HR executives who are pioneers in devising effective HR strategies that will address the complex issues organizations are likely to face tomorrow.
    • Registration Price: 2095 onwards for members & USD 2395  for non-members.

HR Conference in San Diego

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ERE Recruiting Conference 2018

    • Dates: April 2-4, 2018
    • Location: San Diego, CA, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: If you are a part of a big company or you want to be one and looking for a large growth this is exactly the conference you want to attend. Some renowned names attending the conference include Amazon, Google, and Disney. You can learn about evaluating and hiring candidates through technology. ERE second conference of 2018, when and where is yet to be announced.
    • Keynote Speakers: Janice Bryant Howroyd (Founder / CEO, ACT.1 Group), David Watson (VP of Global Talent Acquisition, Axon), Michelle Rife (Global TA Leader, Core Technology Group, GE Digital), Katie Rob Ambrose (Employer Brand Manager, Unilever)
    • Registration Price: USD 1,595

The HR Conference for Retail and eCommerce

    • Dates: April 10-12, 2018
    • Location: San Diego, CA, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: The HR Retail is an exclusive HR summit for retail industry HR executives. Learn the tricks of the trade with a focus on talent acquisition, employee engagement, and use of technology in recruitment.
    • Keynote Speakers: Aaron Belville (VP, HR, Dollar General), Blair Bennett (Vice President, Talent Acquisition – Walmart eCommerce, Wal-Mart), Barbara Busquet (Sr. Manager, Corporate & Retail Training Leader, Perry Ellis International), Jami Delaney (VP, Talent Development, Macy’s), Dwight Lavender (Head of Human Resources, West Area, Sprint)
    • Registration Price: USD 2,999 onwards

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Southwest HR Conference 2018 (HRSWC)

    • Dates: October 14-17, 2018
    • Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: The HR Southwest Conference (HRSWC) boasts of 100 + educational sessions from thought-leading speakers. The conference will see as many as 200 HR solutions and services and is an excellent opportunity to network and expand your knowledge.
    • Keynote Speakers: Captain Scott Kelly (History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain)
    • Registration Price: USD 1,595

Austin HR Summit

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WorkHuman 2018 Conference

    • Dates: April 3-5, 2018
    • Location: Austin, USA
    • Reasons to attend a conference: SHRM conferences have always been a big draw from the time they have started. This conference too promises to be a cracker of an HR event with Malala Yousafzai being penciled in as the keynote speaker for the event. The focus areas will be Business and HR strategy, HR compliance, Global HR, Professional Development, Talent Management and much more.
    • Keynote Speakers: Amal Clooney (Human Rights Lawyer), Salma Hayek Pinault (Actress & Social Activist), Eric Mosley (Founder & CEO, Globoforce),Tony Schwartz (CEO and Founder, The Energy Project), Barbara H. Whye (Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and VP HR, Intel Corporation)
    • Registration Price:  USD 1195 onwards.

HR Conferences Canada

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HRPA 2018 Annual Conference

    • Dates: January 31-February 02, 2018
    • Location: Toronto, Canada
    • Reasons to attend a conference: Spread over 3 days, the conference will have exciting sessions from speakers on various topics like Workforce Planning and Talent Management, Labor and Employee Relations, Learning and Development and much more.


2018 HR Conferences Europe

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HR 360 European Summit

  • Dates: June 28-29, 2018
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The HR 360 European Summit was a huge hit and the 2018 event too promises to set new benchmarks. The HR, Diversity experts will share their experience on how they are coping with the continuously changing digital world of work. If you want to make new contacts in the HR vertical, learn the newest trends from innovators, then you must attend this HR Summit to add more value to bottom line of your business.
  • Keynote Speakers: Lucy Adams (MD of The Disruptive HR Agency and former HR Director, BBC), Frank Kohl-Boas (People Partner (Head of HR), Northern & Central Europe, Google), Monica Rancati (Senior HR Director, Europe, Microsoft), Gianpalo Barozzi (HR Director Europe, Global Talent, Cisco), Dr. Wolfgang Fassnacht (HR Director & Global Finance Lead, SAP)
  • Registration Price:  EURO 1099 onwards

SOSU Europe

  • Dates & Locations 
    • April 25-26, 2018, Munich
    • June 20-21, London, UK
    • October 9-11, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The place where the sharpest minds in sourcing come together to empower the talent sourcers in Europian region. You will be able to know more about the whole talent ecosystem and the emerging trends, innovation, best practices that will help you to set the roadmap ahead for sourcing the right talent.
  • Keynote Speakers: Laura Stoker (AIRS/USA), Natalie Glick (Global Head of Sourcing, ThoughtWorks), Peter Coulson (EMEA Sourcing Lead, Tesla), Victor Soroka (Talent Acquisition Consultant, Ukraine), David Arnoux (Head of Growth, Growth Tribe Academy)
  • Registration Price:  585 Pounds onwards

SourceCon Europe

  • Dates: June 12-13, 2018
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Reasons to attend a conference: You will learn from the industry experts about ho to engage, source, test the best candidates. With hackathon, you will test your skills against your peers.
  • Keynote Speakers: Sumana Biswas (Talent Sourcer, Telenor), Veronika Kearns (Talent Acquisition Manager, Red Hat), Shannon Pritchett (SourceCon Editor, ERE Media, Inc.), Victor Soroka (Co-Founder, SELECT)
  • Registration Price:  EUR 995

HR Conferences UK

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16th Annual HR Directors Business Summit 2018

  • Dates: February 06-07, 2018
  • Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The HR summit is expected to cover topics like Driving leadership, strategic HR and business performance, social HR and technology application, employee engagement and many more. Get a chance to interact with top executives in the HR field and discuss innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Keynote Speakers: Nilofer Merchant (Business Author), Anthony McFeely (Head of HR –Robotics and Motion, ABB), Rosa Lee (SVP –Global Human Resource Management, Bosch), Martin Shuker (Managing Director Western Europe, KFC)
  • Registration Price:  GBP 1195 onwards


HR Strategy Forum 2018 Conference

  • When: February 27-28, 2018
  • Where: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The HR Strategy forum will shed light on the existing and forthcoming challenges in the HR sector. This is a strict invitation-only event designed exclusively for C-suite executives and directors in Global 500 organizations.

HR Conference London

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Human Resources Network, London

  • Dates: March 20-21, 2018
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: HRN features HR tech events that witness the greatest innovative minds that bring technology and Human Resources together.

 2018 CWS Summit Europe

  • Dates: April 24-25, 2018
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The annual CWS Summit Europe 2018, is regarded as the premier conference for HR and procurement professionals. The event will showcase case studies and real-world solutions to the most challenging workforce problems.
  • Keynote Speakers: Sarah-Jayne Aldridge (Head of Procurement and Supply Chain, Prudential), Stephen Clancy, CCWP (Sr. Director, Contingent Workforce Strategies, Knowledge & Research, Staffing Industry Analysts), Maarten Hansson (Head of Workforce Strategy, Philips), David Swift (Head of Procurement for Human Capital, Novartis)
  • Registration Price: GBP 702 for members & GBP 790 for non-members.

2018 Employee Engagement Summit

  • Dates: May 4, 2018
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The fourth annual employee engagement summit is one of the most must-attend HR Conferences in 2018 UK. Going by the success of the previous year, 2018 is all set to rock with eminent speakers and almost 600+ delegates expected to attend.
  • Keynote Speakers: Becca Riley (Head of Reward, Payroll and Human Resources Technology, Travelex), Stephen Roberton (CEO, Big Issue Foundation), Joanne Carlin (Director of People & Development, Thwaites), Gemma Lines (Head of Resourcing, Citi)
  • Registration Price: USD 700 onwards

Manchester HR Summit

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Manchester HR Summit 2018

  • Dates: September 26, 2018
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The Manchester HR Summit 2018 UK, will provide an excellent platform for collaboration between the HR Industry, and those who provide the latest solutions and services in this sector. Interact with suppliers, buyers, and set up invaluable networking opportunities.

Granite State Human Resources Conference (GSHR)

  • Dates: March 26-27, 2018
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Reasons to attend a conference: GSHR will be celebrating 20 years in 2018 in what is touted as their biggest and the best. Although the speakers are yet to be announced, expect a gala event with HR professionals from all types of companies and organizations attending this HR event.
  • Keynote Speakers: Del Gilbert (Owner, Accelerating Excellence), Mike Aitken (Vice President of Government Affairs, SHRM), Jill Christensen (Founder & President of Jill Christensen International), Beth Rattigan (Director, Labor & Employment Chair for Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC)

HR Conferences Germany

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Rethink HR Tech Conference 2018

  • Dates: November 21 – 23, 2018
  • Location: Meliá Hotel Berlin, Germany
  • Reasons to attend a conference: If you are looking for a conference that can help you in Strategies and let you know which emerging technology is worth the money then you must attend this conference in Europe. More than 150 Heads of HR and HR decision makers will be discussing on key industry topics.
  • Keynote Speakers: Gerard Penning (EVP HR Downstream, Shell), Sophie Vandamme (CHRO, McBride), Mehpare Alp (HR Director, FNSS), Alraune Chowdhury (Head of HR Operations, Booking.com), Nico Reynders (Head of Talent Services & Reward, UCB), Mounira Latrache (Founder and CEO of Connected Business)
  • Registration Price: Euro 1.295 + VAT

Sino HR Conference

  • Dates: April 25, 2018
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The Sino HR conference 2018, will have HR executives and representatives speak on the current and emerging challenges that await foreign businesses in China as regards to the recruitment, retention, and development of the employees. It specifically focuses on German companies operating in China.
  • Note: The conference is conducted in German only.

HR Conferences Barcelona

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6th HR coreLAB Summit

  • Dates: March 13-14, 2018
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Reasons to attend a conference: HR core lab summit is a one of a kind conference with 47 highly rated speakers, case studies, interactive sessions and a lot more. All in all a good platform for HR executives to interact and exchange ideas.
  • Keynote Speakers: Arne-Christian Vd Tang (SVP Goup HR, tomtom), Colin Minto (Former Group Head of Resourcing, G4S), Gonzalo Suarez (Sr. Global Performance Manager, ING), Jana Herrman (Global Head of TA, Roche), Georgina Yellowlees (Director, Talent Acquisition, WW Operations – EU, Amazon)
  • Registration Price: Euro 1800 onwards

5th International HR Conference Barcelona

  • Date: October 5th, 2018
  • Location: Auditorio Torre Telefonica, Barcelona, Spain
  • Reasons to attend a conference: After the previous 4 hugely successful conferences, the 5th conference is poised to be even bigger and better.

HR Tech Conference Amsterdam

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HR Directors Summit Europe

  • Dates: May 22-23, 2018
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This summit will witness senior-level HR executives from various companies gather in Amsterdam. The Summit will host 200+ HR Leaders, 20 hours of intelligence and inspirations, 3 streams, new MATCH Meetings, 10 hours of networking and keynote presentations.
  • Keynote Speakers: Miguel Premoli (Vice President Talent Management Europe & South Africa, Pepsico), Anita Krishan (HR Director – Organizational Development, Trivago), Anoushka Bold (Global Head of HR Strategy, Philips), Matt Sims (Managing Director, Hatch)
  • Registration Price: EURO 995 onwards

2018 HR Conference Australia

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HR Leaders Forum

  • Dates: February 20-21, 2018
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Reasons to attend a conference: Celebrating its 6th HR conference, the HR leader’s forum is an invitation-only event. The delegates attending this HR event will benefit a great deal by interacting and networking with top management leaders from the world’s foremost companies. The main focus of the HR Leaders forum Sydney will be case-study driven agenda and to explore the future of HR with all the technological advances.
  • Keynote Speakers: To be announced shortly.
  • Registration Price: AUD 2200 onwards


Mastering SAP, HR & Payroll Forum

  • Dates: March 13-15, 2018
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR event integrates technology and HR practices that will shape up the future. IT and Payroll are closely knitted and when well synchronized will give the best outcomes for the business.
  • Keynote Speakers: JT Kostman (PhD - AI Symbiote ), Ray Bernasconi (Payroll Optimisation Manager, TAFE NSW), Chris Paine (SAP Mentor & Chief HR Geek), Britta Baumann (Head of C2C, eBay Australia and New Zealand), Dr Nicholas Nicoloudis (Technical Innovation Executive, SAP)
  • Registration Price: AUD 1075 onwards

National HR Summit

  • Dates: March 14-15, 2018
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR summit is the largest gathering of professionals from the recruitment industry. The program will feature prominent keynote speakers, case studies, and panel discussions. The topics up for deliberation include the most crucial and complex people management issues facing the industry today.
  • Keynote Speakers: Jessica Ciccozzi (General Manager, Peopl and Capability, QinetiQ Pty Ltd), Laurence Halabut (Chief Human Resource Officer, Toyota Financial Services), Nigel Ward (CEO, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors), Denise Hanlon (HR Director, Winning Group)
  • Registration Price: AUD 1500 onwards.


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HRD Leaders Summit Hong Kong

  • Dates: June 13, 2018
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR conference will focus on developing and implementing a successful digital HR strategy. It will also look at innovative ways to improve leadership skills, employee retention, and a lot more.
  • Keynote Speakers: Samantha Buttle (Director, Ka-BLOOM Group), Roberta Duarte (Asia Pacific HR Head, Maersk Line), Maria Hui (HR Director, Microsoft), Kate Grant (Head of HR Access Channels and Program Director HR Digital Transformation Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank), Florence Chow (Head of Group Human Resources, HKT), Steve Wilson (HR Director - Solution Delivery, Asia Pacific Region, PepsiCo)

HRD Leaders Summit Jakarta

  • Dates: July 27, 2018
  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Reasons to attend a conference: HR experts will be speaking on ways to develop employee engagement, labor and compensation laws, and proven HR strategies that will help to save time and money.

HR Conference Malaysia

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Asia Human Capital Development Conference 2018

  • Dates: March 21, 2018
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR summit is the largest gathering of professionals from the recruitment industry. The program will feature prominent keynote speakers, case studies, and panel discussions. The topics up for deliberation include the most crucial and complex people management issues facing the industry today.
  • Keynote Speakers: Zohrab A.S Chong (Strategic learning Director, Maybank Group), Tan Shu Tze (Founder, Alingz Associates), Wan Nor Ailani Wan Ibrahim (SVP/Head HR, Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd), Nadia Nishaa Binti Shamsuri (Head of L&D, MAXIS Berhad)
  • Registration Price: RM 388 onwards

HR Summit Singapore

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HR Life Sciences & Healthcare Strategy Meeting Singapore 2018

  • Dates: April 09, 2018
  • Location: Singapore
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The HR Life Sciences Strategy Meeting gathers HR leaders and senior executives across the Asia Pacific from the leading Pharma, Biotech, CRO, CDMO, Academic/Research Institutions, Medical Device & Healthcare organisations who aim to impart knowledge on HR functions, leadership development, Compensation, Benefits, and Rewards.

HR Summit & Expo Asia 2018

  • Dates: May 09-10, 2018
  • Location: Singapore
  • Reasons to attend a conference: Dubbed as HR 4.0, this HR summit 2018 in Singapore will focus on rapidly changing scenarios in the HR world, the challenges that are faced by the workplace, and the technologies that are driving the HR world. Attend it for a list of high profile HR experts who will impart their knowledge about everything related to HR.
  • Keynote Speakers: Nick Walton (Managing Director, ASEAN Amazon Web Services (AWS)), Nicklas Bergman (Serial Entrepreneur, Tech Investor and Futurist), Azran Osman-Rani (Former CEO of AirAsia X and iflix Malaysia), Thomas Holenia (President, Henkel Singapore)

HRD Leaders Summit Singapore

  • Dates: October 11, 2018
  • Location: Singapore
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR conference will focus on how organizations can develop themselves on being the most preferred employer, develop and execute a recruitment strategy, and indulge employees in high performance through rewards.
  • Keynote Speakers: Jodie Beeson (Director/Principal Consultant, Beeson HR Consulting), Evangeline Chua (Chief People Officer, Government Technology Agency of Singapore), Lewis Garrad (Employee Research & Engagement, Growth Markets, Mercer), Frank Kuijsters (Director, Digne Consult)

HR Conferences India

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People Matters – Tech HR Conference

  • Dates: August 1-3, 2018
  • Location: Gurgaon, India
  • Reasons to attend a conference: Tech HR is the best way to connect with 3000+ delegates across the globe. The event will be focused on ultra-modern trends and solutions in the HR industry & is for HR leaders, business leaders,, CHROs, CTOs, etc.
  • Keynote Speakers: Sunil Sood (Vodafone India Ltd), Josh Bersin (Bersin by Delloite), John Sumser (HR Examiner), Anil Chaudhry (Schneider Electric), Joanna Riley (Censia), etc.
  • Registration Price: INR 16,000 onwards

SHRM HR Tech Conference India

  • Dates: April 26-27, 2018
  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Reasons to attend a conference: SHRM India has organized the HR Tech events which includes 28 knowledge sessions with 950+ delegates from more than 12 countries. If you want to learn best HR practices, innovative solutions, etc. used by the top HR leaders, then you must attend this Asia’s one of the largest HR tech conference.
  • Keynote Speakers: William Tincup (President, RecruitingDaily.com), Stacey Harris (VP, Research & Analytics, Sierra-Cedar), Niel Nickolaisen (CTO, O.C. Tanner), Andrew Mitchell (CEO, Rewardian), Saurabh Govil (President & CHR,Wipro), etc.
  • Registration Price: INR 19,800 onwards

World HR Summit

  • Dates: April 19-20, 2018
  • Location: Goa, India
  • Reasons to attend a conference: You will get the opportunity of learning and discussing the new trends, innovation in the industry from the HR visionaries along with connecting with your peers. It will be focused on future of HR & work environment, smart HR management systems, and its influence on the world.
  • Keynote Speakers: Dawn Barker (President – SPHR), Ranjan Mishra (VP HR, Vodafone India), Anil Kumar Misra ( CHRO, Magicbricks.com), Anurag Verma (Sr. Director, HR, Flipkart), etc.
  • Registration Price: INR 19,800 onwards


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HR Summit and Expo 2018 - Dubai,UAE

  • Dates: November 12-14, 2018
  • Location: Dubai
  • Reasons to attend a conference: Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with 5000+ delegates from every field of HR. Over hundreds of exhibitioners will be showcasing their newes innovations or products. Join this conference for the amazing experience and get ready to reshape your organization to attain business objectives.
  • Keynote Speakers: Daniel Pink

4th Annual HR TECH MENA 2018

  • Dates: May 7-8, 2018
  • Location: Dubai
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR event brings the professionals from the HR and IT industry from the Middle East region at one place. The conference will include brainstorming sessions, real life experiences shared by regional as well as international experts from the industry to help you expand your knowledge horizon in HR technology.

15th ASHRM Conference – The Smart Workforce 2018

  • Dates: March 27-29, 2018
  • Location: Dubai
  • Reasons to attend a conference: The only HR summit arranged by Arabian HR society,helps you to netwrk with 1000+ HR professionals, HR thought leaders. How Arabian countries and companies should adapt to the rapidly changing HR world. The conference will also be focused on how to hire, engage and retain the top talent and how should HR industry prepare for the artificial intelligence.
  • Keynote Speakers: Andrew Scott (Professor & Author, London Business School), Abdulrahaman Tarabzouni (CEO & MD, STV), Khalid Alkhudair (CEO, Gowork), Geoff Mcdonald (Ex-VP HR, Unilever)
  • Registration Price: USD 1,740

FAHR International Conference - 2018

  • Dates: April 16-17, 2018
  • Location: Dubai
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR conference will be focused on the theme named as “Tomorrow’s HR Starts Today” and the topics such as impact of technology in changing HR role, how to create the working environment for future talents, HR technology & solutions, HR best practices used globally will be discussed on the one of the best interactive platform of FAHR.
  • Keynote Speakers: Perry Timms (Founder & Chief Energy Officer, People & Transformational HR Ltd., UK), Tariq Quereishy (Founder/CEO of MAD Talks, UAE), Joe Chalouhi (VP HR, GE Mena Region), Hussain Shaikh (HCM Strategy Leader, ECEMEA, Oracle)
  • Registration Price: AED 3,360 onwards 

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2018 AHRD International Research Conference in Asia

  • Dates: November 08-10, 2018
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Reasons to attend a conference: Although the speaker list is not out as yet, the theme for this HR event 2018 will be People Development for Sustainability Development.

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HR Directors Conference 2018

  • Dates: March 13-15, 2018
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Reasons to attend a conference: As the longest running and most respected industry event for HR on the continent, the HR Directors Conference attracts 200+ attendees and hosts 40+ expert speakers each year. This two-day conference offers you an opportunity to engage with leading HR experts as they discuss and analyze strategies that will enable you to launch or advance your organization’s HR capabilities.

Future of HR Summit & Awards

  • Dates: July 18-19, 2018
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Reasons to attend a conference: A unique HR Summit in association with Careers24 will witness the coming together of CEO's, Directors, HR heads, Human Capital Specialists and more. Share, interact, and get inspired with the best minds in the HR world.

HR Innovation and Tech Fest

  • Dates: September 2018
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Reasons to attend a conference: Al thought the exact date in September has not been announced, this HR event as the name suggests will be focused on the unique blend of technology and HR.
  • Keynote Speakers: Lars Schmidt (Founder & Principal, Founder & Principal, AMPLIFY// & Co-Founder, HR Open Source Initiative), Enid Lizamore (Human Resources Lead, Microsoft South Africa (Pty) Ltd), laire Terblanche (CEO, mySolutions (Pty) Ltd), Ronnie Toerien (HCM Development & Strategy Leader - Africa, Oracle Corporation
  • Registration Price: R 10, 550 onwards

Africa's Definitive Work, People and Office Tech Expo by Work 2.0 Expo & Conferences

  • Dates: October 03-04, 2018
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Reasons to attend a conference: This HR Conference will shed light on areas like Workplace wellness, Future of the workplace, Human sustainability, and much more.

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Sanghamitra Sarate
A passionate Digital Marketer with expertise in SEO & paid advertising. When not busy with the campaigns, I like to stay updated with latest trends in technology that are useful for recruitment & producing the content.

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