Must-not-miss list of HR events in 2019

2019 is already flying by and we know you must be gearing up to make the most of the year. Let us help you narrow down your search for the leading HR events and plan ahead. We have pulled together a must- not- miss list of HR events in 2019 to be held in Europe, US and rest of the world. We have handpicked events that are focusing on learning and development, culture change, employee engagement and the radically shifting context of the future of workforce and workplace. Here we go!

Top 5 HR events in Europe –

2019 Employee Engagement Summit
10 May 2019 | Riverbank London | Price £595+VAT

The event boasts of 3 plenary keynotes and 45+ speakers. The speakers’ list is not out at this point but going by the 2018 event there is guaranteed action. They have a well-structured topic stream that touches employee & customer engagement, transformation & change management, future of workplace, learning & development, strategy & leadership among others. Apart from the promising list above they have an exciting meetup format – Focus Group, to look forward to. The agenda for focus group is not out yet but you can learn more about the format here.

HR360 European Summit
4-5 June, 2019 | Hilton, Vienna | Price € 1199 (2 day pas)

The event has an impressive line of speakers from across industries and a very focused agenda around HR challenges. Thought leaders from SAP, Shell, Google, IBM to name a few, are already on the growing list of speakers.

CIPD Festival of Work
12-13 June, 2019 | Olympia London | Price £795 +VAT (one day pass)

The interactive and participative format as well as the volume of attendees (7000+) is quite impressive to begin with. We believe it’s has a great theme, very focused on delivering a learning experience for a wide range of audiences from business leaders to HR technologists and for the L&D community as a whole. Checkout their stellar list of Speakers. Learn more about the event here.

UNLEASH Paris Convention Centre
22- 23 October, 2019 | Paris Convention Centre | Price – TBD

The Epicenter of Workforce revolution! Undoubtedly, one of the biggest HR events of the year and a hub for HR thought leaders. The format of the 2-day event is a split between conference, exhibition and startups arena. The event will see participation from over 120 countries and 130 speakers.

Re think HR tech
28- 29 November 2019 | Berlin | Price €1495

The event will be driven by real-world case studies on how HR strategy can be instrumental in driving a digital transformation in organizations. The format is a mix of keynotes, case studies, workshops, inspiring startups, ice breaker round tables and parallel round table discussions. Learn more about the agenda here.

Special mention –

Learning by design
14-16 February 2019 | International School of Brussels, Belgium | Price €450

Not a typical HR event, but a great one for learning and development enthusiasts. Learning by design is a unique event that aims to find innovative ways of transforming the learning process to be more inclusive, impactful and engaging along with accelerating change and embracing diverse perspectives. Here is a quick link to registration.

Top HR Events in the US and the rest of the world

HR Festival Asia
8-9 May 2019 | Suntec, Singapore | Price SG$ 985+

HR Festival Asia is the biggest of its kind in Asia. Over 5000 leaders and professionals are expected to attend the event this year making it an absolute must visit if you are looking for networking opportunities in the Asian markets. Find the agenda here.

SHRM 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition
23-26 June | Las Vegas | Price $1900 (non member)

The central theme of the event this year is creating better workplaces. With some very well known, respected speakers in the house like Brené Brown and Blake Mycoskie the event does not need much introduction. Here is a quick link to the program and speakers.

Culture Summit
25-27 June 2019 | San Francisco, California | Price $799

Meet the culture champions from across the industries at Culture Summit. Culture Summit focuses on delivering actionable insights on improving employee engagement, employee effectiveness and employee experience. Speakers from Zendesk, LinkedIn and Salesforce are already on the list of attendees. Register here!

HR Innovation & Tech Fest
18- 19 November, 2019 | Sydney, Australia | Price AUD 1200 (early bird tickets)

The agenda and and speakers for this event are not out yet but going by the success of the event in 2018 speaks volumes about what we can expect from the biggest HR centric event in Australia. Entering it’s 5th year, HR innovation & Tech Fest aims to unlock and realise the potential of technology for the betterment of people, businesses, and the world. Registration open!

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As much as we’d love to be at all of these events, it’s likely we’ll have to make some compromises. But, we really hope to bump into you in one of these events. We are really excited about CIPD Festival of Work and hope to see you there! We’d love to hear where you are heading this year in the comments below.

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