12 Top Global HR & Recruitment Events for 2019


HRD Summit / Europe

When: 19-20 June 2019

Where: RAI Amsterdam

Organizer: Contentive

Who: HR professionals

Price: €995

You have multiple HRD Summit but this is our personal favorite: The HR Directors Summit Europe is one of the most senior events with HR leaders in Europe. Join the 2-day summit with talks from Uber, ING, Patagonia, C&A, and our personal favorite Jägermeister ;) talking about how positive psychology can improve happiness and productivity.

The HRD EU Summit offers a great opportunity to network, and learn something new about the future of talent. HR Summit brings together buyers and suppliers in a natural and non-salesy way. They even have a Match Meeting Service where they connect you to suppliers. Great stuff if you don’t like the hassle to walk around and talk to the suppliers in the exhibition area.

Employee Experience

When: 21 May 2019

Where: Utrecht

Organizer: PW Academy

Who: HR professionals

Price: €449,- excl. btw

Be inspired on 21 May 2019 by the experts and progressive companies such as HEMA, ASML, BBC... on the every changing employee journey... Discover how other HR leaders to design, build and maintain the Employee Experience. With the aim of attracting, retaining and help top talents to deliver better results. There some outstanding workshops that you can join, as well one by Appical where you can map the onboarding journey through a game!

Recfest Recfest

When: 11 July 2019

Where: Mudchute Park in London

Organizer: The Recruitment Events Co

Who: Talent Acquisition


Early Bird £250

Ticket price £337,69

RecFest is a unique Talent Acquisition tech FESTIVAL! They bring together a massive 3,000 Talent Acquisition professionals from all over the world for the definitive destination of the industry's leaders. RecFest has over 60 world-class speakers over 5 stages, fun event activities, marquees, street food, multiple bars, relaxed meeting points, and several chill-out areas. This is a great event to attend with your TA team if you are looking to bond and build a stronger team!


When: 28 November 2019

Where: The Kromhouthal, Amsterdam

Organizer: Appical

Who: HR & Talent Acquisition



Full Price Ticket: €290

All you need to know about attracting & retaining talent throughout the entire employee journey. At this event, you can attend various inspirational talks, participate in workshops or do exceptional networking during their famous network party. Onboard Amsterdam invites the top HR representatives from around the world. To speak, to connect and to influence. Join 1000+ leading HR representatives for the most prestigious Onboarding/HR event of the year.


When: 20 June 2019

Where: Village Underground, London

Who: HR & Talent Acquisition

Organizer: Appical


Super Early Bird £51,23

Full Price ticket: £127,19

After the success of the annual Onboard Amsterdam event, Onboard is expanding the movement to London! On the 20th of June, Appical organizes the first independent onboarding event in the UK: Onboard.London.

Record low unemployment and skyrocketing turnover rates are presenting new challenges and opportunities in 2019 for HR. Choices you make can have a direct impact on how long your new employee remains with your company. How you onboard is an employee’s first real experience with your company culture, so make it count! Learn how to do this from leading HR/TA companies such as Netflix, IBM, Conde Nast Publication and many more!

Zukunft Personal

When: 17 - 19 Sept. 2019

Where: Cologne

Organizer: Messe

Who: HR / Talent Acquisition

Price: TBA

Zukunft Personal is one of the largest and best  HR / Talent Acquisition exhibition events (25,000 key decision-makers, leaders, and influencers) dedicated to the world of work and connects people in the fields of HR management, digitization, and leadership. It’s’ a must if you want to network with like-minded individuals and learn about some of the top technologies in the industry.

HR360 Europe Summit

When: 4 - 5 June 2019

Where: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Organizer: Worldwide Business Research LLC

Who: HR professionals


Early Bird ticket: €1499

Ticket price: €1699

Would you like to learn how the world’s most successful companies are achieving results whilst getting ready for the increasingly digital new world of work? HR360 is a meeting place for Global and European HR leaders from the World’s biggest companies to share practical insights on how to boost the business bottom line.

They will address five major challenges: Transformation projects; implementation of the latest technologies; applying advanced HR analytics to enhance employee experience; learning new styles of leadership in order to respond to trends, and to encourage participants to have an open mindset; this event will help you navigate the modern day of HR!


When: 26 & 27 March 2019

Where: Barcelona

Organizer: Teneo events

Who: HR professionals

Price: €1590 (2 days) - €950 (1 day)

Pulling together more than 400 senior recruitment and HR practitioners, the event offers two days of case studies, insights and shared learning. Split across three streams - covering recruitment, HR agility and analytics - the sessions offer practical advice and experience from a range of speakers representing many different sectors and disciplines, with all areas of HR being discussed.


Indeed Interactive

When: 13-15 May

Where: Austin Convention Center

Organizer: Indeed

Who: Talent Equation

Price: $1199

Join Indeed from May 13–15 in Austin, Texas, for Indeed’s fifth annual event that focuses on finding solutions to the greatest hiring challenges—and this year promises to be the largest interactive to date. Gain a fresh perspective and learn actionable strategies to take home with you during breakout sessions by talent professionals, best-selling authors, and more.


When & where 19th – 20th March, London, UK | 14th – 15th May, Las Vegas, USA | 22nd – 23rd October, Paris, France

Organizer: Unleash

Who: HR / Talent Acquisition

Price: Varies per event

UNLEASH group is comprised of passionate creative people whose mission is to inspire and transform the world of work and technology. Some major themes are work evolution, digital transformation, people tech, and employee experience. UNLEASH events attract amazing speakers such as Richard Branson, Mo Gawdat, Ken Robinson and many more… These HR conferences are a great opportunity to gain a global perspective on the future of talent.

Rest of the World

HR Festival Asia

When: 8th – 9th May

Where: Suntec City, Singapore

Organizer: HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia)

Who: HR professionals

Price: SG $985+

HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia), joined forces in Singapore to create one of the largest HR and Tech gatherings in the region. This event will offer HR and management professionals an exclusive opportunity to learn and understand the complexities of HR tech.

SHRM Tech 2019

When: 23-24 May 2019

Where: Hyderabad, India

Organizer: SHRM

Who: HR

Price: From INR 21,400

The Society for Human Resource Management’s HR Tech Conference is one of the biggest talent events in Asia. The spotlight will be on how People Managers cut through the jargon and explore how organizations are approaching this constant change, providing analysis of the latest in HR technology and the impact it has on business strategy.

The conference is a global platform which sees an attendance of over 1500 professionals from the world of work and brings them closer to expert opinions, global leaders and the latest trends in HR, Technology, and Workplace Innovation


This was our personal list of HR & Recruitment events, hope we helped you out a bit to decide which event(s) you are joining. Don’t forget to check out the agenda, speakers, and topics to ensure that you can make the most of your attendance. If you have more questions about these events please let us know: christophe@appical.nl

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