For recruiters and hiring managers based in the APAC region, we’ve put together a definitive list of this year’s most dynamic recruitment and HR events that are guaranteed to give you the best value for your time and money.

Apart from the obvious benefits of attending events – networking, professional development and staying ahead of the curve on the latest industry trends and tools – they’re also a great opportunity to promote your business and get in front of potential clients. In fact, often the information traded with likeminded peers at events is of equal value to the information gained from industry leaders and speakers.

Be sure to put these events and dates in your diary!

  1. NPAworldwide Australia & New Zealand Networking Meeting

When? 11th – 12th May

Where? Brisbane

With a recruitment network of 500 member firms, NPAworldwide has been connecting independent recruiting firms to facilitate split placements for over 60 years. This event combines presentations from recruitment industry insiders with pop-up exhibitions and is a great opportunity for recruiters from all backgrounds to network and share best practice tips and information.

  1. The RCSA International Conference

When? 6th – 8th September

Where? Fiji

In case the fact that this event is taking place in Fiji isn’t enough to get you over the line, the RCSA’s annual Conference is one of the industry’s most buzzed about events of the year. Bringing together executives, recruitment teams and industry providers, each year the Conference chooses a topical idea (last year’s being Next Gen Recruitment) that shapes the theme of its speakers’ presentations and the excellent networking opportunities that follow.

  1. The Global Recruiter APAC Conference

When? 4th – 5th October

Where? Singapore

This Conference is the Global Recruiter’s APAC version of the UK event, and is the largest meeting of recruitment professionals in the region. With a diverse crowd, the event is an opportunity to canvass shared challenges and successes and to discuss new ideas, methods and techniques. The Conference also sheds light on new trends and sets the pace of things to come in the APAC recruitment scene.

  1. Recruitment Leaders Summit @ Sea

When? 3rd – 6th November

Where? Sydney Harbour

Organised by Navigator Consulting and tipped to be one of this year’s most buzzworthy events, Recruitment Leaders Summit @ Sea is disrupting traditional recruitment events in the APAC region. Held over 3 days on a premium cruise liner, the event brings together recruitment business leaders and senior recruitment leaders giving them the opportunity to share knowledge, expand their portfolio and build on their Business Plans.

  1. Sourcing. Social. Talent. Event

When? 21st – 23rd February

Where? Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney

The focus of SST’s event is sourcing the best and most diverse talent possible. Hosted in 3 different cities around ANZ, SST are intimate, one-day events that include a line-up of impressive industry speakers. Some of the topics that will be covered at this year’s event are sourcing technologies, AI, tactics for impacting diversity and achieving the right balance between inbound and outbound sourcing.

  1. Australasian Talent Conference

When? 21st – 22nd June

Where? Sydney

The 11th annual ATC event is the largest event for corporate talent managers, HR directors and recruiters in the Southern Hemisphere. The event is designed to help talent managers thrive in a new era of talent management by understanding the changes to the industry and by diversifying their skill set and offerings. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Relationships, Diversity and Algorithms’.

  1. AHRI National Convention and Exhibition

When? 21st – 23rd August

Where? Sydney

Hosted by the Australian HR Institute, this event combines exhibitors, specialised workshops and talks from local and global HR leaders to provide attendees with professional development, networking opportunities and much more. Attended by representatives from all over the world, the event is a chance for HR professionals to enhance their practices and be inspired by the latest trends and developments in Human Resources.

  1. HR Tech Fest

When? November (exact date TBC)

Where? Sydney

HR Tech Fest is the largest and fastest growing HR technology event in Australia. Participants from almost 200 organisations attended last year’s event and this year is expected to cover exciting new ground in the HR space. The event brings thought leaders in Human Resources together with tech experts to exchange knowledge and transform the HR industry.

9. Recruitment Yarns

When? Various dates from 9th – 31st May & 13th – 20th June

Where? Sydney, Woollongong, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Albury/Wodonga, Christchurch, Auckland and Melbourne

Gathering an impressive crowd of over 600 attendees across 11 locations last year, Recruitment Yarns is an event not to be missed this year. The Recruitment Yarns series of events take place in many locations throughout Australia, largely in regional areas, and are a great opportunity for owners and leaders of boutique to medium-sized agencies to come together and explore fresh ideas with industry peers.


Whichever events you choose this year, don’t forget to book your tickets early as these popular events usually sell out fast!


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