2018 In Review

The sixth annual HR Leaders Forum provided insights and actionable solutions to enhance business performance through employee satisfaction. Common themes from the event revealed that HR is not immune to today’s pressures and changes, and that it is the responsibility of HR leaders to safeguard against lacklustre employee engagement by adopting agile principles and overcoming resistance to change.

On the digital front, it became apparent that understanding and incorporating HR analytics and data are the drivers to gain credibility, influence decisions and create employee-focused solutions.

Yet the immense potential of analytics and data remains untapped by many HR professionals.
On the future of the workforce, delegates were warned against allowing a fear of the future to grip organisations and rather to proactively futureproof their teams for the changes set to come.

We can expect a gravitation towards the alignment of the business strategy with the people strategy and a move beyond the current binary mindset present in many organisations. Finally, there are lessons to be learned from the start-up world. In harnessing the gig economy and a flexible workforce, HR leaders help safeguard against a fractured workforce, ensure employee loyalty and attract and retain the best.

Why attend?

  • Gain first hand insights from the world’s most influential organisations
  • Be Inspired by the most distinguished minds in HR and people management in Australia
  • Learn from the exemplary workplace practices of the world’s highest-performing companies
  • Discover what it takes to lead your workforce towards ongoing success
  • Explore the future of HR and how best to develop your human capital structures to confront it
  • Network with a premium audience of your peers at dedicated breaks in a five star environment

Gain Access

// 10+ Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 200+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Previous Keynotes

Mark Levy
Global Head of Employee Experience
Airbnb (USA)
Jeri Buchholz
Chief Human Resources Officer
Stuart Crabb
Global HR Head
Facebook (USA)
Liz Gottung
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kimberly - Clark Corporation (USA)
Geoff McDonald
Global VP HR
Unilever (UK)
Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth
Human Resources Director
Chaz Giles
Global Head of External Innovation
Estée Lauder (USA)
Deborah Yates
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Reckitt Benckiser (UK)
Judith H. Edge
Corporate VP, Global Human Resources
FedEx Corporation (USA)
Tom LaForge
Global Director, Human and Cultural Insights
The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
Diarmuid Russell
Senior Vice-President & General Manager International
Glassdoor (USA)
Shane Meeker
Corporate Storyteller & Company Historian
The Procter & Gamble Company (USA)
Jenny Bryant
Chief Human Resources Officer
Wesfarmers Limited
Alexandra Badenoch
Group Executive, Human Resources
Judith Williams
Global Head of Diversity
Dropbox (USA)


  • Global Perspectives – The Economics of HR
  • Nurturing Inspiration – Adaptive Leadership
  • The HR Edge – Making the Workplace an Experience
  • Beyond the Numbers – Converting Data into Performance
  • Taking the Reins – Placing Power in People
  • Casting Wider Nets – The War for Talent
  • Knowing the Unknown – HR Beyond the Horizon



Kaltura’s mission is to bring innovative video solutions to Enterprises, helping our clients realize the power of video for Learning & Development, Training, Leadership Communications and Collaboration.

Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school.

A recognized leader in the Over the Top TV, Online Video Platform, Education Video Platform and Enterprise Video Platform markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal.

The company is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project, which is home to more than 100,000 community members.


Fuel50 is award-winning career pathing software that delivers engagement and retention impact to employees in companies (many of the Fortune 500) all around the world.

Driven by Fuel50, employees are given the keys to their careers by mapping their personalized career path and connecting with mentors, coaches and colleagues, while leaders are also enabled to deliver better quality coaching conversations.

Companies using Fuel50 see measurable results, with attrition being reduced by up to 50% in over 60 companies and engagement uplifts are in the realm of 3-30% within every company deploying Fuel50.


For 18 years SEEK has been an integral part of Australians’ job-search process, and as the country’s leading employment marketplace is uniquely positioned to empower Australians with career, education and volunteer opportunities to create productive and fulfilling working lives.


Teamgage is a technology platform that instils a culture of continuous improvement at all levels of the organisation.

It fosters an environment of iterative improvement, and motivates team members to own the improvement process and to push ideas from the bottom-up. Most importantly, it has a bias towards action.


Peakon’s automated pulse surveys are the simplest, scientific and strategic way to improve your employee engagement, retention and culture.


Novated vehicle leases are one of the most popular benefits you can offer your staff, as long as you have the right partner. LeasePlan offers proven vehicle leasing and salary packaging benefits, backed by comprehensive service and support to make sure this essential element of your benefits program just works.


mwah. is a Community, a Toolkit, a Think Tank, and a Boutique Consultancy, all aimed at Making Work Absolutely Human.


The Future Tech Co. supply the most advanced commercial grade interactive display and collaborative technology to transform workplace performance.

Celebrating its 7th year, the HR Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision making audience, before, during and after the event.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior HR professionals, the HR Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through


Tim Lockwood – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: timl@cmgroup.com.au

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Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 30 Nov) Standard Price Per Delegate
HR Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
HR Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $1980 + GST
HR Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1760 + GST
HR Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1540 + GST

* This option is for service providers to HR professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must email timl@cmgroup.com.au to register.

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    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    All prices quoted are in AUD. Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Group discounts will only be applied on the original order – added delegates will not receive a discount once registration in processed. All prices quoted are exclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

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    Connect Media Group endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Media Group reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Media Group reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event.

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    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

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  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass? A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount? Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass? A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass? Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider? A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of HR Professionals. Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available? No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available? No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.