“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 Tech 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
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 Unilever
Richard Gilhooly Head of People & Development New Zealand Rugby
Lisa Zweber-Smith VP Diversity & Inclusion Strategy MGM Resorts International (USA)
Erin Kurchina Former CHRO ENMAX (CAN)
Martin Cowie Chief People Officer OMD Australia
Al Adamsen Founder & CEO Insight222 (USA)
Melanie Barrett Regional People Analytics Specialist Nestlé
Michael Vaz VP Learning & Development Accor (SNG)
Ryan Ghisi GM Global People Programs Xero (NZ)
Stacey Harris VP of Research and Analytics Sierra-Cedar (USA)
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
Sharon Draper Psychologist The Conscious Project
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
Christian Campanella HR Director Pernod Ricard Winemakers
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
Aman Dhaliwal Employer Brand and Talent Manager AA New Zealand
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


Includes entry to all 75 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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