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The Best HR Conferences In The World [2019 Edition]

What is the best way to network, find out about the latest trends  in HR, and learn from top-notch leaders? The best HR Conferences  in the world, of course. And, good news, you found the right source!

If you are looking for first-class events to attend  in 2019, here are the top conferences of the year, sorted  in chronological order.

By the way, Talaera will be attending some of the HR conferences listed here, so we hope to see you at one of them!

January: HR Strategy Forum

Dates: January 29-30, 2019 | Location: Oxfordshire, UK | Registration: here

From all its unique aspects, these are some of the features that make this event unlike any other:

  • P2P Connect – Speed Networking sessions ensure you meet everyone  in attendance
  • Free to attend – All delegates attend on a complimentary basis
  • Complimentary Accommodation
  • One-to-One Business Meetings – Choose who you want to meet with specifically through the meeting scheduler

The HR Strategy Forum brings CHROs, HR Directors, Heads of HR, and other senior HR executives together with solution providers over two days.

Speakers include Tony Cooke (VP HR at Adidas Group), Nichola-Jayne Thomas (Head of Talent & Development at Peugeot), Ben Philips (Group Head of Talent at BP).

February: HRD Summit

Dates: February 5-6, 2019 | Location: Birmingham, UK | Registration: here

Why attend the HR Directors Summit? Apart from winning the best UK Conference of 2018 at the Conference Awards, this HR event gathers the most senior HR Directors on the globe. This February, the Summit will welcome over 1,000 attendees, over 150 speakers across 8 content streams, over 80 Exhibitors, over 250 Match Meetings and 11+ hours of networking spread across 2 days. 

And if all of this wasn’t enough, among its speakers you will find Angela Roseboro (Head of Diversity at Dropbox), Barbara Lee (Global VP of Talent at Nielsen), Bruce Daisley (EMEA Vice President of Twitter), and Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis (Chief HR Officer at The Telegraph), among other wonderful professionals. 

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March (1/2): HR Director Conference

Dates: March 11-14, 2019 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registration: here

The HR Directors’ Conference has been a great platform for HR leaders to connect and share ideas for a decade now. The theme for 2019 is “Leading  in an age of volatility and digital disruption”. Get a better sense of how to deal with change and digital transformation, how to deliver more business value, how to manage engagement and create employee experiences, and how to “attract, retain and inspire the best people”.

Speakers include Alice Ghebhe (Pearson), Njabulo Mashigo (Heineken), Abey Kgotle (Mercedes-Benz SA).

March (2/2): UNLEASH Conference & Expo London

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Dates: March 19-20, 2019 | Location: London, UK | Registration: here

Europe’s #1 HR Event Kickstarts 2019. Offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities on the Future of Work and Technology, UNLEASH Conference & Expo  in 2019 is the UK’s largest enterprise show for decision makers, with over 60 nationalities represented  in 2017 and more than half of the attendees from the C-Suite. 

Speakers include Cal Henderson (Co-founder & CTO of Slack), Marie Francine Rosca (Global Head of Learning at HP Inc.), Peter Grönberg (SVP Culture & Leadership at Volvo Group), Cassie Kozyrkrov (Chief Decision Scientist at Google).

April: HR Undefined 2019 Conference

Dates: April 10-11, 2019 | Location: Alberta, Canada | Registration: here

“HR Undefined is CPHR Alberta’s largest annual event. It provides an environment where you can learn solutions to HR challenges through professional development and networking with Alberta’s HR pros.  In April 2019, Human Resources and business professionals will meet  in Edmonton, Alberta, for professional development sessions, networking and community building at the CPHR Alberta 2019 Conference: HR Undefined: Explore +Innovate”.

May: ATD International Conference and Exposition

Dates: May 19-22, 2019 | Location: Washington DC, USA | Registration: here

Would you miss the World’s Largest Talent Development Conference? Oprah Winfrey wouldn’t! Her and other Keynote Speakers like Seth Godin and Eric Whitacre will be part of this international event that last year broke its attendance record.

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June: SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Dates: June 23-26, 2019 | Location: Las Vegas, USA | Registration: here

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. 

Speakers include Blake Mycoskie (Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS), Brené Brown (Author and Researcher, University of Houston), Martha Stewart (Emmy Award-Winning Television Show Host, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author), Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. (SHRM-SCP President & CEO, SHRM).

July: HCI 2019 Employee Engagement Conference

Dates: July 29-31 | Location: Denver, Colorado, USA & Online | Registration: here

Employee engagement is not enough. Join the Employee Experience Revolution and this New Path to Engagement, Retention, and Market Advantages. Get actionable tools and strategies to take part  in this revolution. Create a “culture of value, high performance, and sustained innovation”.

Do you need any more reasons to attend? The conference will take place in scenic Denver, Colorado. And if the location seems a bit too far for you, you can always check out their virtual conference.

Speakers include Chuck Feltz (CEO Human Capital Institute), Kelly Elliot (NASA), Shawnte Holland (Vanguard).


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September (1/2): Zukunft Personal Europe

Dates: September 17-19, 2019 | Location: Cologne, Germany | Registration: here

One of the conferences you can’t afford to miss  in 2019 is #ZPEurope19. Not only is it Europe’s largest human resource exhibition, but we will also be there! 🙂 Well, us and almost 18,000 trade visitors, more than 760 exhibitors, around 450 presentations and interactive formats…

Come by, say hi, and meet part of the Talaera family!


September (2/2): LinkedIn Talent Connect 2019

Dates: September 25-27, 2019 | Location: Dallas, Texas, USA | Registration: coming soon

Attend this multi-day gathering of the world’s top leaders, innovators, and influencers  in the talent space. “LinkedIn Talent Connect consists of highly rated breakout sessions, awe-inspiring keynotes, and exclusive interviews with many of LinkedIn’s top talent acquisition leaders and influencers.”

October: Unleash World Conference & Expo

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Dates: October 22-23, 2019 | Location: Paris, France | Pre-registration: here

Get all the secrets about the future of workforce technology at “the epicenter of workforce revolution”  in an epic event hosted at the largest convention center in Paris and Europe! Decision makers, visionaries, influencers, and disruptors from over 120 countries will gather and share this colossal experience.

November: Rethink! HR TECH Europe

Dates: November 21-22, 2019 | Location: Berlin, Germany | Registration: here

The Leading HR Strategy and Business Minds event for HR decision-makers  in Europe. “The Rethink! HR Tech Europe 2019 is the leading HR summit bringing together CHROs & HR executives to discuss key industry topics, share knowledge, create new partnerships, and identify opportunities for their business.”

Speakers include: Daniel Bargmann (CHRO, Generali), Agnes Jongkind (Global VP HR, T Mobile), Markus Schwarzenböck (Executive VP HR, Siemens), Simone Lietz-Gresens (MasterCard), Dr. Christian Schmeichel (SAP).

December: Reinventing HR Summit

Dates: December 6-8, 2019 | Location: London, UK | Registration: here

End the year  in London with the much anticipated Annual Reinventing HR Summit, now running for the 8th year! The main focus of the HR Summit this 2019 is on reinventing and diversifying the future role of HR and all its implications. The three-day Summit offers masterclasses, workshops and case studies from truly inspiring HR leaders.

We really hope you enjoy these conferences throughout the year, and hopefully see you at some of them! If you have any suggestions or questions, do not hesitate to contact us! 

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