“Celebrating the talent, technology and ideas transforming the future of work”

Mark your calendar for two amazing days of learning and content


Be part of Australia’s most exciting and progressive gathering of HR leaders, difference-makers and disruptors as they celebrate the talent, technology and ideas transforming the future of work. Two amazing days of learning and innovation on HR Tech, Learning, Digital Transformation, Talent, Workforce Analytics, Recruitment, Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement. We’re on a mission to unlock and realise the potential of technology for the betterment of people, businesses, and the world.


'2-for-1' tickets serve as a reward for buying tickets early. You can purchase as many tickets as you like within this booking.

To make it easy for you, we don't need names until September. '2-for-1' tickets are offered to HR Practitioners only (not Vendors, Service Providers or Consultants). '2-for-1' tickets close at midnight on Friday 23rd August.


Josh Bersin Renowned HR & Learning Thought Leader and Expert USA
Teresa Collis Culture & Capability Lead, Global Talent Acquisition Siemens AG
Andy Longley Global Talent Director adidas (GER)
Joel Casse Global Head Leadership Development Nokia (GER)
Sarah Brown Learning Strategist & Designer Google (SNG)
Jennifer Candee Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand Mondelez (UK)
Yannick Colot Regional HR Manager Shell
Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith Founder and CEO The Inclusive Foundation
Kirby Grattan Director - Organisation Capability Optus
Laurent Sylvestre Chief People & Culture Officer Beca Group
Rashmi Sharma Global Learning & Wellbeing Lead - South East Asia & ANZ Unilever
Erin Kurchina VP, Transformation KurMeta Group & Former CHRO (CAN)
Martin Cowie Chief People Officer OMD Australia
Al Adamsen Founder & CEO Insight222 (USA)
Melanie Barrett Regional People Analytics Specialist Nestlé
Ryan Ghisi GM Global People Programs Xero (NZ)
Aman Dhaliwal Employer Brand and Talent Manager AA New Zealand
Lars Schmidt Founder Amplify and HR Open Source (USA)
Chris Long Workforce Strategy & Planning Lead Transport for NSW
Ben Tuni Sr. Learning Experience Designer Subway®
Steve Ward Customer Solutions Director Candidate.ID (UK)
Gillian Coutts Australian Country Manager Potential Project
Christian Campanella HR Director Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Steve Fordham Managing Director Blackrock Industries
David Meere National Manager - Talent & Attraction Life Without Barriers
Andrew Pollard HCM Program Manager APA Group
Andrew Daddo
Ceri Ittensohn Chief People & Culture Officer TAL Life
Sharon Draper Psychologist The Conscious Project
Paul Swain Head of People and Culture LaserClinics Australia
Gillian Sandison HR Principal Telstra
Christine Davall Head of Performance, People and Communications Group 7-Eleven Stores
Stacey Harris VP of Research and Analytics Sierra-Cedar (USA)
Deb Ward-Mackay Senior Health and Wellbeing Partner QUT
Liz de Berardis People & Culture Manager SummitCare
Koray Ipek Associate Director of Customer Service Optus Business
Brett Archer Capability Development Lead SBS
Andrew Scales Head of Employee Rewards and Systems Domain Group
Gareth Killeen Head of Learning Reece Group
Lyndon Ainsworth Learning Management Systems Manager eHealth NSW
Samantha Payne Co Founder & Managing Director The Pink Elephants Support Network
Sarah Moore Partner moore@work
Kimble Vowless Head of Learning ASB Bank
Natalie Faidley Careers Engagement Lead Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
Alex Summerhill NSW Careers Engagement Manager Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
Marc Cefai General Manager Performance – Reward & People Services Medibank
Daniel Murray Founder & Director Empathic Consulting
Chris Wood General Manager People, Performance & Culture Adelaide Football Club
Darlene Winston Head of People and Culture Secure Parking
Grant Schmidt Global Head of Culture & Performance GFG Alliance
Aviva Leitch Manager Projects Gilbert + Tobin
Louise Hope Director People & Performance Australian Film, Television & Radio School
Sarah Derry Senior Vice President Talent & Culture - Pacific Accor Hotels
Rebecca Tos Managing Director ANZ Merkle
Miranda Murray Fertility Coach Empathic Consulting
Kelly Mitchell Employee Experience Lead Tabcorp
Liam Buckley Group Head of Culture and Talent QBE Insurance
Kelly Fisk Head of Communications Iress
Martine Baynash Head of Learning and Development - People and Culture Flexigroup
Cholena Orr Talent and Culture - Product Owner ANZ
Katharina Kuehn Chief Strategy Officer Winning Group
Wayne Mott Senior Learning Experience Advisor agilite consulting
Sudhir Mishra General Manager - People & Capability Cenitex
Laura Higgins Capability Projects Lead Sodexo
Koren Duigu Learning Operations and Engagement Manager Flexigroup
Wendy Turner HR Systems Manager Fletcher Building
Simone Douglas Head of Recognition, Governance & Benefits Telstra
Edweena Stratton VP Employee Success APAC Salesforce
Clint Wallish Group Manager Organisational Development genU


Includes entry to all 110 sessions, stages & learning areas, the solutions showcase, lunches, refreshments, networking areas and parties, the award-winning custom networking app and electronic access to all content.


#HRTechFest is not your average HR event.

Amazon have said “it’s the global standard for HR events”, and Ricoh that “if there’s only one event you can afford to attend, make sure it’s #HRTechFest”.

Brave and inspiring – and meticulously researched – the #HRTechFest program unashamedly zones in on the innovation, technology and ideas literally transforming the way we work.

That's why, in November, 1000+ HR leaders, difference makers and disruptors will descend on Sydney for two amazing days of learning, networking and fun – and to unlock and realise the potential of technology for the betterment of people, businesses, and the world.

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How do you and your organisation stack up to industry colleagues when it comes to innovating HR?

Audience Members at HR Innovation & Tech Fest
Human Resources management is a vital part of modern companies
Discuss key HR trends


We will be hosting roundtable discussions (RTDs) focused on the talent, technology and ideas that are transforming the future of work. Each RTD is limited to 30 people, runs for 4 hours and includes: morning coffee and delicious snacks, lunch, awesome networking and lively debate and discussion. The RTDs are complimentary and vendor-free.


In a streamed keynote session, Josh will present the 5 mandates for HR organisations in the new world of work and how we can best provide value to our companies and boost employee productivity and engagement by leveraging technology to enhance the ways employees work, learn and develop.

Josh is an author and thought leader, often cited as the world’s leading HR and workplace industry analyst. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market.

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