12 Dec 2017

Your APAC Recruitment Event Calendar for 2018

Keep your skills fresh and your workplace inspired! 2018 is nearly here and we want YOU to be working at your optimal levels and recruiting your lil' buns off. Hence, we have chosen the best events organised for you, our APAC audience to permanent marker into your diaries!


What? Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum.   siaexecforum.jpg

When? 26-2-18 – 1-3-18

Where? Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami, FL, USA

Why? It's your legitimate excuse to go to Miami!

As the Staffing Industry Analysts’ flagship, the Executive Forum is the prominent annual meeting for CEOs, owners and senior-level executives from staffing firms. The agenda is jam packed with research and sessions to make your 2018 POP! Do not worry, there are plenty of break out sessions for you to explore Miami's beautiful beaches, night life, spas, pools and world class golf courses.

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Image: courtesy Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami. 


What? Savage Sells Toursavagesells.jpg

When? 7-3-18 - 23-3-18

Where? Multiple Locations AUS & NZ

Why? Chris and Greg Savage take on a national tour to bring new insights to the industry. The sessions are being delivered as a 4 hour intensive; knowing the savage brothers they will have a few tips and tricks for recruitment business owners as well as consultants.



What? Recruitment International Awardsrilogo.jpg

When? 18-4-18

Where? Ivy Ballroom, Sydney, NSW

Why? The 2018 Recruitment International Awards are heading into their 10th year. The awards are being held at the gorgeous Ivy Ballroom, Sydney; last years awards drew around 300 recruiters from over 100 different recruitment businesses. The Recruitment International 2018 categories include individual as well as company focused categories such as Rising Star, Diversity and Inclusion Champion and The Business Leader of the Year! Get in fast - submissions close on the 14th March. Sponsored by yours truly!



What? Recruitment Yarnsrecyarns logo.gif

When? 2-5-18 - 21-6-18

Where? Multiple Locations AUS & NZ

Why? Heating up for its 3rd year in Australia and second year in New Zealand; Recruitment Yarns 2018 is a jam packed half day "unconference - the events theme of Learn, share, thrive will see business owners and your senior team members focusing on collaboration." The event is a carefully curated session filled with thought leaders in the recruitment space. This years' short and punchy sessions will ensure that you will be leaving inspired and motivated. Donations from tickets this year will go towards Assistance Dogs Australia!

Check the website www.recruitmentyarns.com for locations and events details in January, 2018



What? RCSA Winter Ball AUSrcsa.jpg

When? 14-6-18

Where? Melbourne, VIC

Why?The Night of Nights! The RCSA Winter ball keeps on getting better and better and this year its will be held in Melbourne. This event is well attended with over 350 guests so it sells out quickly once launched.


What?  Australiasian Talent Conference

When? 20-6-18 - 21-6-18

Where? Sydney, NSW

Why? Talent Acquisition (TA) is on the cusp of a new wave of innovation and the 12th Australasian Talent Conference will be shining the light brightly on it – say hi to Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). ATC2018 will explore what A.I. is and where it can be applied onto your TA function. You will walk away with a tangible understanding of A.I.’s role as well as the new skills you will need once it disrupts your role.


What? RCSA Winter Ball NZ

When? 05-7-18rcsa.jpg

Where? Auckland, NZ

Why? The Gala ball in Auckland in June is well attended and brings together the best of the best of the Recruitment industry in NZ. A more relaxed event than it's Australian cousin the week prior, it’s well run and is a terrific night to network and make new friends or rekindle long established relationships.


What? Asia Pacific Recruitment Technology ConferenceCol Levander - RecTech Logo - Small-1.jpgglobalrecruiter1.jpg

When? 15-8-18 - 16-8-18

Where? Sydney, NSW

Why? In it's inaugural year, the Asia Pacific Recruitment Technology conference in Sydney is about featuring new trends and technologies entering into the APAC market. The event runs over two days will feature many break-out sessions, tech labs for new "Angels." Panel sessions and the opportunity to engage with multiple vendors. This event is run in collaboration with the Global Recruiter who will be managing the conference, and hosting the ANZ Recruitment Technology and the Global REcruiter ANZ award dinner (16th August.) Technology undeniably is changing the way the world works and here is your opportunity to meet the future of our industry!


What? Global Recruiter ANZ Awardsglobalrecruiter.jpg

When? 16-8-18

Where? Sydney, NSW

Why? If previous events is anything to go by the Global Recruiter always delivers!  This award night promises to be the "New Entrant" event of the year on the recruitment calendar. With a twist of tech awards and industry professional standard awards, quality entertainment and a superb venue, the event provides a welcome addition to the Australian and New Zealand recruitment calendar.



What? RCSA International conferencercsa.jpg

When? 5-9-18 - 7-9-18

Where? Noosa, QLD

Why? Arguably one of the events of the year, the RCSA brings back to the mainland its premier event of the calendar to Noosa in 2018. This one will undoubtedly sell out due to it's location so get in quick!


Image: courtesy of RCSA conference website, 2017

What? HR Tech Conference

When? 11-9-18 - 14-9-18hrtech.jpg

Where? Las Vegas, NV. USA

Why? Tech conference in the desert? Yes PLEASE! The HR Tech Conference Sessions focus on business processes and organizational success and how best to enable the facets of your business through technology.  Covering all of the latest trends — AI, chatbots, SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification and more — as well as the more traditional technologies and processes that still compete for your attention. Whatever is changing the way work and HR gets done is what is featured. Sessions are all vetted and then created and delivered by senior executives from leading organizations — no speaking slots are sold — resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways. What's more, all the foremost industry experts, thought leaders from the major and emerging HR consultancies, every important software vendor, senior HR executives, HR Generalists, HR Systems leaders and more attend yearly — and everyone is eager to "talk shop"!  It all equates to an unparalleled learning and networking experience. This conference is the largest of its kind around the world and a strong ANZ contingent typically attends.


Image: courtesy Wikipedia, 2017

What? Contingent Workforce Conference

When? September 2018

Where? Sydney, NSW

 Why? Internationals speakers, local talent leaders doing amazing things and the savviest of talent professionals all coming together to exchange ideas, learn and let’s face it, probably have a few drinks…


What? The Global Recruiter APAC awardsglobalrecruiter1.jpg

When? October, 2018

Where? Singapore

Why? Celebrate your successes over the past year with your APAC colleagues. The APAC Global Recruiter Awards 2018 boasts of many prestigious awards in a classy and vibrant eclectic city.  Singapore is beautiful and this is a nice short break before the Christmas period to kick back, attend a quality event and with many networking opportunities.



Image credit: wikipedia


What? APSCO Gala Dinnerapsco.jpg

When? October, 2018

Where? Melbourne, VIC

Why? Carrying on from its enormous success in 2017, the APSCO Gala Ball is definitely one not to miss in 2018. Attended by near on 400 guests in '17 tickets will not last based on the feedback from this year. When you're on a good thing- stick with it!


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