World's Best HR Conferences [2019 Update]

We've put together a list of the world’s 25 best HR conferences. Discover the best and the largest HR conferences taking place in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia in 2019


Looking for great HR conferences to attend in 2019?

If you’re looking for great HR conferences to attend in 2019, you’ve come to the right place. 

We've put together a list of the 25 best HR conferences around the world!  

HR conferences are a great place to learn about the latest HR insights, best practices and useful HR tools.

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In this blog post, you’ll discover the best and the largest HR conferences taking place in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia in 2019

Check out the list below to find the ones you want to attend. To help you decide which HR conferences are perfect for you, we have included a short description, date and location for each HR conference. 

Top 25 HR conferences in the world

Here is the list and a short description of the 25 best HR conferences taking place in 2019 in:



Here is the list of the top 5 HR conferences taking place in the USA in 2019:

1. HR West Conference

Date: 11 - 13 March, 2019

Location: Oakland Convention Center, Oakland

Short description: The HR West Conference is where you go to find out what's next in HR. This event includes three days of learning with more than 80 concurrent sessions (most for recertification credit). HR West is not your typical conference - there is no big expo hall. This is a collaborative event where you can meet face-to-face with more than 80 exhibitors offering high-quality HR solutions.

2. UNLEASH America

Date: 14  -15 May, 2019

Location: Aria Resort, Las Vegas

Short description: UNLEASH America is the #1 gathering place for all those who thrive on the Work Revolution and HR Technology. UNLEASH attracts an exclusive community of leaders, innovators, influencers and workforce technology buyers helping transformational organizations identify and apply the right technologies and solutions for the Future of Work.

3. SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition

Date: 23 - 26 June, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Short description: This conference offers more than 200 concurrent sessions on different topics such as Workplace Strategy, Technology, HR Leadership, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, etc. SHRM Exposition is the world’s largest HR marketplace which provides access to thousands of solutions-providers in every industry. Keynote speakers include Martha Stewart and Brene Brown. Lionel Richie concert is also a part of this event! 

4. LinkedIn Talent Connect 2019

Date: 25 - 27 September, 2019

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Short description: Talent Connect is the conference for the people who build the teams that make the difference between good and great companies. So, whether you’re a recruiter, culture champion, talent developer, or head of HR - if you’re passionate about shaping the future of work, then Talent Connect is for you. Past event speakers include Brene Brown, Richard Branson, Carla Harris, etc. 

5. HR Technology Conference & Exposition

Date: 1 - 4 October, 2019

Location: Las Vegas

Short description: HR Technology Conference & Exposition is the world’s largest HR tech expo. It is the industry’s leading independent event for 20+ years and a key catalyst for tens of thousands of HR and IT executives in their quest to leverage technology. HR Tech is the place to get the whole picture of the HR technology market. Keynote speakers include Barabra Corcoran, Josh Bersin and Ravin Jesuthasen. 



Here is the list of the top 5 HR conferences taking place in Europe in 2019:

1. HR Vision Amsterdam

Date: 23 - 24 May, 2019

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Short description: HR Vision is the elite, boutique and content driven series of events where HR leaders share innovating ways to solve the biggest challenges. This event will have 4 breakout sessions: Leadershipand talent development, Culture and employee experience, Talent acquisition and Digitisation and future HR with more than 50 speakers from CISCO, Google, IBM, etc. 

2. HR 360 European Summit

Date: 4 - 5 June, 2019

Location: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront, Wienna, Austria

Short description: HR360 is the 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. You can choose from more than 40 interactive sessions and listen to more than 50 speakers from IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, Vodafone, etc. 

3. CIPD Festival of Work

Date: 12 - 13 June 2019

Location: Olympia London, London, United Kingdom

Short description: The CIPD Festival of Work brings together two unmissable CIPD events, the Learning and Development and HR Software and Recruitment shows. The result is a pivotal event that will power your working future. This event has more than 160 speakers, 300 exhibitors and 7 000 attendees. It’s overflowing with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to your challenges right now.

4. UNLEASH World Conference & Expo

Date: 22 - 23 October, 2019

Location: Paris Convention Centre in Porte De Versailles, Paris, France

Short description: UNLEASH World Conference & Expo is the world's greatest and largest show on the Future of Work and Workforce Technology. This event is a global gathering of decision makers, visionaries, influencers and disruptors from over 120 countries, more than 250 speakers across two days of keynotes, breakout sessions and product demos.

5. Rethink! HR Tech Europe

Date: 28 – 29 November, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany

Short description: The Rethink! HR Tech Europe is the leading business platform for HR Strategy, Transformation and Technology. The event focuses on real word end-user case studies on how a solid HR Tech Strategy can enable and support the digital transformation of a company. 30+ industry leaders will speak at this event, share their experience, forecast trends and technologies and present their latest research.



Here is the list of the top 5 HR conferences taking place in Canada in 2019:


Date: January 30 - February 1, 2019

Location: Toronto

Short description: HRPA conference is Canada's largest HR event and the world's second-largest HR conference with more than 250 exhibitors and 160 development sessions and networking events. This year’s conference explores the Work Climate - the shared perceptions, mood, and attitudes about an organization.

2. Tomorrow’s Workplace Today 

Date: 21 February, 2019

Location: Montreal

Short description: Tomorrow’s Workplace Today is the unconventional event for next-gen leaders. Today’s work environment calls for a whole new brand of leadership - one that is fluid, adaptive, and above all, human. This unique, one-day experiential event will help you hone your skills and develop new ones to usher your organization into this new, exciting age.

3. HR Tech Montreal

Date: 3 -4 April, 2019

Location: Montréal, Palais des Congrès de Montréal

Short description: HR Tech Montreal is the nation’s only dedicated HR, Talent and Payroll technologies expo with close to 30 seminars, workshops and consulting sessions. This is a not-to-be missed event for HR, Talent and Payroll professionals and leaders, as well as for HRIS specialists. 

4. HR Tech Summit

Date: 18 - 19 June, 2019

Location: Toronto, Enercare Centre Toronto

Short description: HR Tech Summit is Canada's leading independent HR tech event. This event will feature keynote presentations, industry panel discussions, a contemporary trade-expo, tech talk & tech demo stage, main stage, interactive workshops, thought-leadership interviews, engaging activities, entertainment and more. 

5. HR Management Institute Canada

Date: 3 - 5 November, 2019

Location: JW Marriott, Muskoka, ON

Short description: IPMI's unique event format presents executives with cutting edge information on the latest business trends, best practices, tools, and strategies - invaluable information to support corporate decision making.IPMI Institutes are restricted to top level executives - those with the power to influence and make decisions.



Here is the list of the top 5 HR conferences taking place in Asia in 2019:

1. TechHR Singapore

Date: 28 February, 2019

Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Short description: TechHR is the Asia's largest HR tech conference. The conference brings together the best of businesses, HR Leaders, HR Product & Service experts and HR Technology partners & start–ups from around the globe. This event presents a perfect opportunity to network with 1200+ delegates and explore the contemporary trends and solutions in HR industry. 

2. Talent Management Asia

Date: 19 - 20 March, 2019

Location: The Mira Hong Kong

Short description: Talent Management Asia is a two day conference where you can learn the best practices in talent management, acquisition and retention. This is Human Resources’ flagship conference which covers the most pressing talent management issues facing HR professionals today. This conference is designed for HR professionals, across all levels of seniority, function and responsibility.

3. HR Festival Asia 

Date: 8 -9 May, 2019

Location: Suntec Singapore Conference & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Short description: Two of the world’s leading events – HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia) - will join forces in Asia to create what will be the region’s largest gathering for the HR and Tech industries – HR Festival Asia 2019. This event will bring together over 5,000 HR and HR Tech decision makers and some of the world’s most prominent speakers, thought-leaders and visionaries.

4. HR Leaders Summit Hong Kong

Date: 13 June, 2019

Location: New World Millennium Hotel Hong Kong

Short description: HR Leaders Summit Hong Kong is the country’s premier gathering of HR professionals. This event is perfect for industry leaders at South East Asia’s who are interested to hear the freshest insights, exchange big ideas and expand their professional network.

5. 4th Asia Pacific HR Forum

Date: 29 - 30 August, 2019

Location: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Bali, Indonesia

Short description: The 4th Asia Pacific HR Forum in 2019 is one of serial events annually designed to educate, develop, update, share and inspire today’s industry professionals about people, market, business which can help to determine a strategic planning in organization related with people and business. 300 participants from various industries in Asia Pacific countries will attend this event.


Here is the list of the top 5 HR conferences taking place in Australia in 2019:


1. National HR Summit

Date: 26 - 27 March, 2019

Location: Luna Park Sydney

Short description: The National HR Summit is the flagship of a series of HR leadership events held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland each year. Comprising three conference streams in addition to an expansive industry expo and program of free workshops and networking activities, the National HR Summit provides an event experience that is unique on the HR industry calendar.

2. Aspire HRD Summit

Date: March 28 (workshop) + April 2-3 (conference), 2019

Location: The International Convention Centre. Sydney

Short description: Aspire HRD Summit brings together corporate leaders and HR practitioners to discuss solutions on critical areas of business: HR Transformation, Employee Experience, Disruption & Innovation, Leadership Development and Talent Management. Keynote speakers include HR professionals from Atlassian, Unilever, Coca Cola Amatil, Medibank, Microsoft, and more.

3. HR Tech Summit Sydney

Date: 12 September, 2019

Location: The Westin, Sydney

Short description: Within the next ten years, it’s estimated that over half of the world’s office-based jobs will be disrupted or displaced by technology.  It’s going to affect HR departments and workforce management in a big way – so you need to make sure you keep up with the changes. Unite with other HR leaders at HR Tech Summit to get the latest insights and best practices from the leading experts.

4. Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

Date: 6 - 7 August, 2019

Location: Hilton Sydney Hotel

Short description: Built on forward-thinking HR research, this conference will give you hands-on, how-to advice on Development and performance, Leadership and talent management, Recruiting and assessments, Diversity and inclusion, Talent and learning analytics. Attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and execution, and advance your professional skills.

5. HR Innovation & Tech Fest

Date: 18 - 19 November, 2019

Location: ICC Sydney

Short description: HR Innovation & Tech Fest is Australia’s most exciting and progressive gathering of HR leaders, difference-makers and disruptors with focus on talent, technology and ideas transforming the future of work. This event includes days of learning and innovation on HR Tech, L&D, Digital Transformation, Talent, Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and Engagement.

Why should you attend these HR conferences?

There are hundreds of HR conferences organized every year around the world. 25 HR conferences listed above are handpicked as the largest and most popular among them.  

Each of these 25 HR conferences offers an interesting agenda, famous keynote speakers and useful workshops. 

You probably can’t visit all of them, but make sure to attend at least a few closest to you that best fit your interests and budget.

Attending these HR conferences is an incredibly fun way to learn about the latest HR industry trends and hear from HR thought leaders

It is also a unique opportunity to network with other HR professionals from around the world!   

So what are you waiting for? Pick a few of these HR conferences and book your ticket right away! 🙂

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