The biggest leaders in business today understand the importance of investing in themselves. Professional development comes with many benefits that leave a lasting impact on individuals and can ultimately save a failing business. The key is investing wisely in conferences and events that relate to a business’s core challenges.
Those who attend have the opportunity to grow their network and connect with others in their field, gain feedback and knowledge that can be directly applied to their business and form new relationships that can lead to future partnerships and collaborations. The ROI of attending industry conferences are invaluable to the growth of an individual and the positive impact it has on a business.
Here are the 6 best conferences around the globe for HR professionals to attend to improve their strategy, network and increase their value in their company.
1. SHRM19 Annual Conference And Exposition, USA
If there’s one conference worth attending this year, it’s SHRM19. This annual conference offers over 200 different educational sessions focusing on recruiting strategies, personal development, enhancing cultural initiatives, improving global leadership and so much more.
As one of the most well-known conferences in the HR industry, there is ample opportunity to network with other HR professionals. This year, attendees gain access to online networking where they can arrange meetups around specific topics and create opportunities to discuss their goals and challenges.
The investment to attend this conference is more than just the financial investment, it’s establishing connections with industry professionals, discovering solutions to current on-the-job challenges, finding new tools to enhance recruiting, wellness or rewards programs and learning innovative solutions to empower their people internally.
SHRM19 is held in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 23-26, 2019 for a one-time investment ranging from $1445.00-$2,094.00, depending on membership level.
2. SHRM HR Tech APAC, India
This conference is one of the largest talent development events in Asia. Attracting over 1500 professional from all over the world, SHRM HR Tech APAC will focus on how leaders can partner with the latest HR technology to positively impact their business strategy and improve their candidate and employee experience.
HR leaders will gain invaluable knowledge from over 70 high-level professionals and 950 delegates, including the CEO of SHRM. HR professionals of various business sizes will gain practical insights and hear success stories that relate to their current challenges and are directly applicable to their business.
Attendees will walk away with the confidence to improve their leadership skills, build stronger relationships, enhance their global and cultural effectiveness and strengthen their communication and coaching techniques. This conference will be held from May 22-23, 2019 in Hyderabad, India at the Novotel Hyderabad Convention Center with an affordable entrance fee ranging from $370-$445, depending on membership level.
3. Rethink! HR Tech Europe, Germany
Rethink! HR Tech is one of the largest and most valuable conferences across Europe for HR professionals. This two-day tech summit brings together CHRO’s, HR executives and decision makers from renowned companies across various industries to create partnerships, share knowledge and discuss key industry topics.
This is one of the most sought after international conferences due to its rich agenda with sessions surrounding recruiting, tech solutions, talent sourcing and leadership, to name a few.
Every domain of HR is touched upon giving attendees the confidence and knowledge to make better people decision in their business. Rethink! HR Tech Europe is held November 28-29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany for a fee of $1,495.
4. Unleash World Conference And Exposition, France
Unleash World Conference and Exposition was started in 2017 and has successfully attracted top leaders from all over the globe. Held in the breathtaking city of Paris, France, Unleash features the most influential leaders, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from over 120 countries.
Industry leader, Josh Bersin, founder of
5. 23rd Annual Diversity And Inclusion Conference, USA
The 23rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was created to constructively and respectfully create cultures where everyone feels welcome and valued. One of North America’s longest running diversity and inclusion events for over two decades remains one of the best-attended conferences in its space.
Diversity and inclusion is no longer a nice-to-have or a “checking the box” action to meet the affirmative action classification. Today, it’s creating innovative and forward-thinking strategies to build positive change in the workplace.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear stories and best practices to implement into their business and leadership, take part in case studies and interactive sessions and learn from powerful leaders in companies such as
The benefits of investing in attending this conference will empower leaders to create a culture of respect and inclusiveness, recognize unconscious bias in themselves and others, expand diversity and inclusion efforts internally and identify areas of improvement in leadership to become more inclusive. This conference will be held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge from June 4-5, 2019 for a worthwhile investment of $2,395 for members or $2,895 for non-members.
6. Onboard London, UK
Onboard London is a conference for HR professionals and leaders dedicated to improving their employee experience. The new era of workers are undoubtedly shaking up the workplace and the way HR professionals and managers do their jobs today.
Onboarding, a once overlooked practice, has become a requirement across business to reduce skyrocketing turnover rates and retain top talent. After experiencing increasing success of their annual Onboard Amsterdam event, they decided to expand their movement to London to reach even more leaders. HR professionals will learn how to develop a solid onboarding strategy to maximize and develop their employees to inspire a high-performance culture.
Attendees will learn how to future proof their employee experience from top HR industry leaders from companies such as