23 Jan 2019

Here is your 2019 Recruitment Industry Event Calendar - APAC

The new year promises to be a busy one for the Recruitment Industry and we are seeing some amazing new solutions and services coming into our market.

Sharing knowledge, innovation and continually learning and collaborating are key to managing the busy times ahead and being successful. We have collated here a list of must attend Recruitment Events this year, where you can learn from the best and celebrate with the best!

These are the hot recruitment events for 2019! Open up your calendar and save these dates! These events are not just informative, they're also fun! We highly recommend them!

February / March

2019 Greg Savage Master Class Tour RCSA logo2

Billing. Managing. Leading

Melbourne 27 Feb  |  Brisbane 1 Mar  |  Auckland 6 Mar  |  Sydney 8 Mar

This session is essential for anyone who aspires to have a successful management career in recruitment, including:

  • Senior Consultants
  • Team leaders
  • Managers
  • Managers of Managers

This half-day master class has zero ‘theory’. It’s all learned on the job from managing teams of recruiters while billing and learning how the best Billing Managers succeed.

Savage Tour 2019

Image courtesy: RCSA



Recruitment International RI Awards 2019

Sydney 10 April

This was truly an amazing night with heaps of amazing Recruitment Industry Professionals and businesses being celebrated! So much fun! 

The highly coveted RI Awards going to take place at the prestigious Sofitel Hotel this year. This is an unmissable black tie gala dinner event for your 2019 calendar.

The RI awards continues to recognise innovation and best practice in the Australian recruitment industry.  Make certain you recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements of your staff by submitting your entries before the deadline.

Company and Individual Award Categories here!

Deadline for Entries: Friday 22nd March 2019Winners Crowned: Wednesday 10th April 2019

RI R Logo

 Image credit: Recruitment International Website 


May / JuneRecruitment Yarns

Recruitment Yarns Tour 2019

Recruitment Yarns is an event focused on learning, sharing and collaboration. From its inception in 2016, the goal was always to help the Recruitment Industry thrive by bringing experts (hosts and keynote speakers) together to share their expertise in a casual and conversational way with the audience (you!)

Recruitment Yarns has resulted in robust discussions, innovation plans, improved business outcomes and new opportunities for all whom have participated. The afternoon is  undoubtedly a great investment in the future of your recruitment business and team!  

The event is comprised of a series of round tables with two masterclasses scheduled in between the round table sessions to break things up and provide succinct learnings. 

Such is the popularity of the Recruitment Yarns series,  that in 2019 the Sydney event is going to be available on Webcast.  The On demand/pay per view screening of “Yarns Live Sydney" will enable recruitment professionals all over the APAC region who cannot attend a local event to participate and share in the learnings! Yarns Live will be an unique online experience!

Early Bird bookings available 1 March!

Melbourne - 30 April | Brisbane - 2 May | Adelaide - 7 May | Perth - 9 May

Parramatta - 21 May | Sydney - 23 May | Auckland - 6 June

Recruitment Yarns - Sydney

Image credit: Recruitment Yarns

Bullhorn Live Bullhorn logo

Sydney - 7 May

This is a full day event offering exceptional recruitment-focused content for your agency – leaders and consultants alike.

So, what can you expect at Bullhorn Live Sydney?

  • Exclusive content by recruitment experts and the Bullhorn team
  • Info-packed sessions on the latest recruitment trends
  • Networking opportunities with industries best and brightest
  • Access to Bullhorn product experts to get answers to all your questions
Bullhorn LiveImage credit: Bullhorn

NPA Australian and New zealand Conference NPA Logo

Thursday, 30th May - Owners & Managers

  • Working breakfast / discussion topic TBC
  • Best Practices for Business Owners
  • Featured speaker Clare Edwards, Brain Smart
  • RCSA State of the Industry Update
  • Owners Dinner / Sydney Harbour Cruise ... dress code "A Touch of Vintage" (think 1950s for NPA worldwide's opening year, 1956)
Friday, 31st May - Owners, Managers & Recruiters

Please take a look at the Agenda and for any enquiries contact:

Kristen Davie


June / July

Australiasian Talent ConferenceATC Logo

High Performance or HiPo Talent Functions - Your Journey has begun

19 -20 June 2019

What does a HiPo Talent Function (High Performance/High Potential) look like as we enter the Intelligence Age? Find out at ATC2019, as they explore the five key areas that drive HiPo in today’s age of intelligence and share knowledge on how you can get there! 

The five key areas being explored are:

  • Intelligent use of Technology
  • Intelligent Organisations
  • Intelligent Questions
  • Intelligent Relationships
  • Shared Intelligence


RCSA Awards Australia and New ZealandRCSA logo


On 20th June in Sydney and 25th July Auckland the who’s who of recruitment will gather to witness the annual RCSA Industry Awards Night

As the premier and only association accredited awards event, the RCSA Awards Industry Night will attract over hundreds of members from the recruitment and staffing sector.

The RCSA Industry Awards provide an opportunity to elevate your branding presence. 

Tickets and nominations will be launched early February - put a note in your diary to visit the RCSA website



The Global Recruiter APAC Awards GR Logo

Singapore – October 2019

More information coming soon...

GR APAC Awards 2019

Image credit: GR website

APSCo Awards for Excellence Gala Ball APSCo Logo

The APSCo Australia Awards for Excellence recognise organisations who demonstrate and support the professional standards that APSCo Australia embodies.

The Awards are open to Member companies including Affiliates. The Awards are a global indicator of professional standards and personal achievement and, as such, are widely recognised by clients and Government as well as industry peers.

APSCo Australia is committed to identifying, promoting and celebrating best practice and excellence in the professional staffing sector.

More information coming soon...

Sydney – October 2019


World Employment Conference 2019Leadership in a new world of work 

Jointly hosted by the World Employment Confederation and RCSA Australia & New Zealand 

Leaders of the employment world will gather on the glorious Gold Coast, in Queensland Australia from October 30- November 1, 2019. Hosted by RCSA Australia & New Zealand. Delegates from Amsterdam to the Americas and Beijing to Bulgaria will have the chance to join Australian and New Zealand delegates in a truly spectacular location – the world famous Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Here we will gather to discuss what leadership looks like in a new world of work. Critical trends, insights and the chance to raise vital industry issues on a world stage. This is a conference not to be missed in a location like no other. We look forward to welcoming you down under in 2019. Where in the world would you rather be?  

30 - 31 October and 1 November

World Employment Conference

Image credit: RCSA website


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