Welcome

Firmly established as the singular CHRO leadership event of the Asia-Pacific region, the HR Leaders Forum is returning in 2020 with a refreshed format to guide you through the year ahead.

This year, over 220 of your industry peers and an unrivalled selection of C-Suite speakers will make the ICC their home for two days on 18 & 19 February.

Why Attend?

  • For eight years we have secured the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask the questions that matter.
  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate.
  • Your experience is at the heart of the Forum. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
  • We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes focussed agenda.
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Gain Access

// 12 Keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ Industry speakers
// 220+ Executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


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Ciela Hartanov
Head of Next Practice Innovation & Strategy, The Google School for Leaders
Google (USA)
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Rupert McNeil
Chief People Officer & Director, General Government Shared Services
UK Civil Service (UK)
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Dean Carter
Head of HR, Legal, Finance & Shared Services
Patagonia (USA)
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Kathryn van der Merwe
Group Executive Talent and Culture
ANZ
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Alexandra Badenoch
Group Executive Transformation and People
Telstra
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Melissa Wong
General Manager of People & Culture
Medibank
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Dominic Price
Work Futurist
Atlassian
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Colleen Harris
Group Chief People Officer
Ramsay Health Care
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Rebekah Donaldson
Chief People Officer
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Jane Franks
Chief People Officer
Blackmores
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Sally Connell
Chief People Officer
Foxtel Group
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Andrew Buay
Vice President (Acting), Human Resource Group
Optus
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Rob Phipps
Non-Executive Director
Australian HR Institute
Managing Director
Evolvefast
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Lisa Burquest
Chief People Officer
The a2 Milk Company
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Raj Tapper
General Manager People & Culture
Cricket Australia
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Ingrid Jenkins
Director, HR
Microsoft Australia
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Anish Singh
Head of HR, Australia and New Zealand
Unilever
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Neal Mason
First Assistant Secretary, Corporate Strategy & Governance Division
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
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Christine Ung
Group Manager People Journey
The Star Entertainment Group
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Tanja Maccan
Executive General Manager, People and Culture
The NRMA
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Lisa Taylor
HR Director
Volkswagen Group Australia
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Darren Fewster
Executive, Employee Relations and Health, Safety, Wellbeing, and Environment
Telstra
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Nicolette Barnard
Head of HR, ANZ
Siemens
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Duncan Thomas
Chief People Officer
Fuji Xerox
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Craig Taylor
Senior Director HR, Australia, NZ & Japan
Mondelez International
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Freya Steffen
Head of People and Culture
HelloFresh ANZ
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Michelle Phipps
Group Head of Talent, Learning & Inclusion
Coca-Cola Amatil
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John Chan
Head of People Data Analytics
QBE Insurance
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Chris Hartman
Talent Development & Performance Director
Lion
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Scott Johnston
Acting Public Service Commissioner
Public Service Commission (NSW)
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Karl Strichow
Director Workforce Analytics
Australian Taxation Office
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Karen Ancira
Chief People Officer
KFC South Pacific, Yum! Brands Subsidiary
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Anne Marie Baldwin
General Manager Talent, Remuneration, Culture & Capability
Australia Post
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Susie Gleeson-Byrne
Head of HR, ANZ & HR Lead, Uber Eats APAC
Uber
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Rosalind Tregurtha
Group Director, Employee Experience
Domain
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Kylie Terrell
Employee Engagement Consultant
Reward Gateway
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Fiona Scullion
Lead People Scientist
Culture Amp
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Jasmine Quinn
Head of Organisational Development and Reward
oOh! Media
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Natalie Francis
Vice President, Asia Pacific
Fuel50
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Dave Waters
Executive Director Human Resources
Metro South Health
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Peter Berry
Managing Director
PBC
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Jo Stamp
Director
PBC
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Tim Sprague
President NSW
ICF Australasia
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Ahmad Faik
APAC Account Director
Peakon
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Graham Cree
Corporate Sales Manager
BMW
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Sessions

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Tuesday, 18th February 2020
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:55Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Rob Phipps
    Non-Executive Director
    Australian HR Institute Managing Director
    Evolvefast
  • 09:00National Keynote

    Supporting Transformation From Within
    Kathryn van der Merwe
    Group Executive Talent and Culture
    ANZ
  • 09:25Outlook Session

    Survival of the Fittest: Evolving with the Times

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution has dawned with deeply transformative consequences for the global workplace. Businesses have always had to evolve to survive, but never at such a relentless pace. In this session, we’ll hear how businesses and employees are adjusting to a foreign ecosystem of algorithms and artificial intelligence; decode Gen Z’s lexicon of priorities and influences; and hear what it takes to outlive the competition.

    Craig Taylor
    Senior Director HR, Australia, NZ & Japan
    Mondelez International
    Sally Connell
    Chief People Officer
    Foxtel Group
    Nicolette Barnard
    Head of HR, ANZ
    Siemens
    Neal Mason
    First Assistant Secretary, Corporate Strategy & Governance Division
    Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • 10:15Diamond Fireside Chat

    Using Employee Engagement Data to Drive Conversations, Improve Leadership and Change Culture 
    Fiona Scullion
    Lead People Scientist
    Culture Amp
    Jasmine Quinn
    Head of Organisational Development and Reward
    oOh! Media
  • 10:40Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Industry Keynote

    Engaged & Enhanced: HR in a New Era of Company Transformation
    Alexandra Badenoch
    Group Executive Transformation and People
    Telstra
  • 11:30Leadership Session

    Results over Rhetoric: Exerting Your Influence

    For years, HR has worked to position itself as a harbinger of change. With more pressure than ever to deliver strategic value to the organisation, we’ll build a model of effective HR leadership in today’s workplace; discuss the construction and execution of an HR-inspired vision for your business; and identify ways in which HR departments can maximise their value by redefining their identity as leaders.

    Colleen Harris
    Group Chief People Officer
    Ramsay Health Care
    Anish Singh
    Head of HR, Australia and New Zealand
    Unilever
    Andrew Buay
    Vice President (Acting), Human Resource Group
    Optus
    Rosalind Tregurtha
    Group Director, Employee Experience
    Domain
  • 12:20National Keynote

    Culture that Binds: Uniting People Behind a Purpose
    Rebekah Donaldson
    Chief People Officer
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • 12:45Lunch Welcome Remarks

    Tim Sprague
    President NSW
    ICF Australasia
  • 12:50Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50Mastermind Keynote

    Embedding Agility as Advantage
    Rupert McNeil
    Chief People Officer & Director, General Government Shared Services
    UK Civil Service (UK)
  • 14:15Crisis Session

    Anywhere, Anytime: A Wholistic Approach to Crisis Management

    The once clearly defined lines of crisis management have become blurred in today’s hyper-connected and always on world. In this session, we’ll interrogate the relevance of traditional crisis roles, redefining where HR fits into the picture; discover how to strike a balance between employee empowerment and control; and share case studies on rebuilding corporate reputation in the wake of a crisis.

    Raj Tapper
    General Manager People & Culture
    Cricket Australia
    Lisa Taylor
    HR Director
    Volkswagen Group Australia
    Dave Waters
    Executive Director Human Resources
    Metro South Health
    Tanja Maccan
    Executive General Manager, People and Culture
    The NRMA
  • 15:05Platinum Keynote

    Skills Forecasting and Career Pathing: A New Era in the Talent Experience
    Natalie Francis
    Vice President, Asia Pacific
    Fuel50
  • 15:20Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:40Industry Keynote

    Accelerating culture change: What we’ve learned
    Ingrid Jenkins
    Director, HR
    Microsoft Australia
  • 16:00Talent Session

    Outposts of Opportunity: Positioning Your Company in the War for Talent

    AI is forecast to create more jobs than it displaces, leaving room for a deeper focus on uniquely human abilities. HR is responsible for securing these contested pockets of creative talent. In this session we’ll hear how HR leaders are achieving this unassailable priority; raise the hood on employee experience; and examine how business are using opportunities outside the office to attract employees into it.

    Duncan Thomas
    Chief People Officer
    Fuji Xerox
    Freya Steffen
    Head of People and Culture
    HelloFresh ANZ
    Michelle Phipps
    Group Head of Talent, Learning & Inclusion
    Coca-Cola Amatil
    Susie Gleeson-Byrne
    Head of HR, ANZ & HR Lead, Uber Eats APAC
    Uber
  • 16:50Visionary Keynote

    Beyond Stoked: Insights into Patagonia’s Counter-Intuitive and Regenerative Approach to People
    Dean Carter
    Head of HR, Legal, Finance & Shared Services
    Patagonia (USA)
  • 17:20Closing Remarks from the Chairman

    Rob Phipps
    Non-Executive Director
    Australian HR Institute Managing Director
    Evolvefast
  • 17:25Networking Drinks Remarks

    Graham Cree
    Corporate Sales Manager
    BMW
  • 17:35Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:35Close of Day 1

Wednesday, 19th February 2020
  • 08:40Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:10Opening Remarks from the Chairman

    Rob Phipps
    Non-Executive Director
    Australian HR Institute Managing Director
    Evolvefast
  • 09:15Opening Keynote

    The 2050 Workplace: How Work will Change, and Why We’ll be Better for it
    Dominic Price
    Work Futurist
    Atlassian
  • 09:45Empowerment Session

    The Art of Empowerment: Arming Your Assets

    Attracting talent is only one piece of the puzzle. This session breaks down where organisations are investing to empower and retain their most valuable resource – their people. You’ll hear what leading companies are doing to boost retention rates, productivity, and the bottom line.

    Karen Ancira
    Chief People Officer
    KFC South Pacific, Yum! Brands Subsidiary
    Christine Ung
    Group Manager People Journey
    The Star Entertainment Group
    Chris Hartman
    Talent Development & Performance Director
    Lion
    Anne Marie Baldwin
    General Manager Talent, Remuneration, Culture & Capability
    Australia Post
  • 10:35Partner Keynote

    Obstacles to Opportunities: How HR Changemakers Drive Engagement and Cultural Change
    Kylie Terrell
    Employee Engagement Consultant
    Reward Gateway
  • 11:05Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:35Data & Analytics Session

    Beyond Conversation: Adopting the Right Analytics

    In every industry, conversation around transformation is anchored in data. It is our prerogative to understand how developments in the data and analytics space are shaping the profession. We’ll discuss the business case for implementing a dedicated people analytics program; unpack the impact of real-time performance insights; and set-forth a roadmap so that you can allocate your finite resources for results.

    Scott Johnston
    Acting Public Service Commissioner
    Public Service Commission (NSW)
    Karl Strichow
    Director Workforce Analytics
    Australian Taxation Office
    John Chan
    Head of People Data Analytics
    QBE Insurance
  • 12:25National Keynote

    Culture: Shaping Exceptional Employee Experiences
    Melissa Wong
    General Manager of People & Culture
    Medibank
  • 12:45Platinum Keynote

    Combining People Analytics and Business Analytics to Drive Business Performance
    Peter Berry
    Managing Director
    PBC
    Jo Stamp
    Director
    PBC
  • 13:00Lunch Welcome Remarks

    Ahmad Faik
    APAC Account Director
    Peakon
  • 13:05Lunch & Networking

  • 14:05Strategy Session

    Future Fortifications: Identifying and Seizing Opportunity

    From flying cars to colonies on Mars, predictions of the future have varied wildly in their accuracy over the centuries. But reading the short-term horizon and planning for its arrival is a more realistic and valuable pursuit. In this session we’ll unveil the social and technological forces impacting businesses in the short term; expose mythology and hype; and hear how to position HR to seize opportunity, whenever it arrives and in whatever form it takes.

    Darren Fewster
    Executive, Employee Relations and Health, Safety, Wellbeing, and Environment
    Telstra
    Jane Franks
    Chief People Officer
    Blackmores
    Lisa Burquest
    Chief People Officer
    The a2 Milk Company
  • 14:55Visionary Keynote

    The New Leadership Practice: Lessons on how Leadership is Being Reshaped from Google
    Ciela Hartanov
    Head of Next Practice Innovation & Strategy, The Google School for Leaders
    Google (USA)
  • 15:20Closing Remarks from the Chairman

    Rob Phipps
    Non-Executive Director
    Australian HR Institute Managing Director
    Evolvefast
  • 15:30Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.rewardgateway.com/au

Reward Gateway provides a full-service employee engagement platform that brings together employee benefits, reward and recognition, employee communications and survey tools into a single employer-branded hub. Over 1,800 clients from varying demographics and industries use our bespoke solutions to attract, engage and retain the best people, including KPMG and McDonald’s.

www.cultureamp.com

Culture Amp is the Culture First employee feedback company. We make it easy to collect, understand, and act on employee feedback, enabling organizations to better manage the employee experience and turn company culture into a competitive advantage.

www.fuel50.com

Fuel50 is the future of work. We are the world’s fastest growing career experience platform that empowers your employees, enables your leaders, and helps you create a best-in-class talent experience.

Fuel50 mobilizes your talent and delivers AI-driven career path transparency to your people, transforming the way they think about their careers, and delivers skills-forecasting that evolves your workforce of the future.

www.peterberry.com.au

PBC provides customer-focused, evidence-based people solutions that enable organisations to select the right people, develop key talent, build better teams, drive leadership capability, and enhance organisational performance. PBC is the Australian Distributor of Hogan Assessments.

www.enboarder.com

Enboarder is the first Experience-Driven Onboarding platform and is the new way businesses onboard. Our platform emphasises the value of human connection and experience, putting the employee at the centre of everything we do.

https://businesses.uber.com/ HR-leaders-Forum.html

Uber for Business provides businesses with a central dashboard to manage and track their company’s ground travel.

With an Uber for Business account, you can gain insights and set custom permissions and monitor travel usage, compliance and spending.

www.leaseplan.com.au

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.

www.seek.com.au

SEEK is a diverse group of companies that have a unified purpose to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organisations succeed.

SEEK is the global leader in the creation and operation of online employment markets. SEEK makes a positive contribution to people’s lives through connecting more people to relevant job opportunities using its marketplace scale & technology to build radically more efficient and effective employment marketplaces.

www.bmw.com.au

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.

www.coachfederation.org/why-icf

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to enabling member coach’s to provide a gold standard of coaching through their mastery of coaching skills combined with a dedication to understanding and servicing clients needs.

www.peakon.com

Peakon is the leading employee engagement and retention solution. Our data-driven methodology is trusted by hundreds of the world’s best workplaces, such as Capgemini, Verizon, Specsavers, and easyJet.

Peakon gathers employee feedback, analyses it, and provides businesses with the insights they need to improve employee engagement, develop leadership talent, and reduce employee turnover–in real-time.

www.sage.com/en-au/sage-business-cloud/people

Sage’s integrated HRIS & Payroll solution transforms how multinational organisations attract, retain, manage, pay and engage their workforce. Designed for organisations with between 200 and 1,000 employees, it improves productivity across the entire workforce and empowers businesses to connect to their people in a whole new way.

Sage People is an end-to-end HR and People system built on the Salesforce platform and delivers the tools HR and People teams need to succeed, and an experience that the workforce will love. This solution is integrated with Australia’s leading payroll solution to provide the backbone organisations need to transform their workforce experience.

www.courageoussuccess.com

We are transforming the way the world develops people by helping all of us to bring all of our selves to work.  With global bases in the UK, Australia and the US, we are global innovators in Authentic Leadership, Life Changing Management, High Performing Teams, Humanised Workplaces and Diversity & Inclusion.

www.talentvine.com.au

TalentVine is Australia’s trusted recruitment management platform, enabling talent acquisition teams to connect with specialist recruiters on the right terms. We simplify how employers and recruitment agencies work together so you can hire the best talent, faster.

Celebrating its 8th year, the HR Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

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

This event was sold out in 2019

Jack Martin – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8004 3172
Email: [email protected]

Venue

 

ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

Click HERE for more venue details

 

Flights

 

Official Airline Partner

 

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the 2020 HR Leaders Forum, being held on the 18 & 19 February.

Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partner’s special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal below.

When booking, use the allocated code HRLF20 to access these airfares. Please note: multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline.

With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to Sydney, Australia for the HR Leaders Forum in 2020.

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Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation is available at the Novotel Sydney, Darling Square.

To receive a 10% discount on the best flexible rates, contact the Novotel and quote the code HRLF20.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (02) 8217 4000

 

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Pricing and Discounts Standard Registration
1 Delegate $1,995 + GST
4 Delegates (includes 1 Free) $5,985 + GST
8 Delegates (includes 2 Free) $11,970 + GST
12 Delegates (includes 3 Free) $17,955 + GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to human resource professionals, email [email protected] to register.

  • Terms & Conditions

    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:

    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. All prices quoted are inclusive 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.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd endeavors 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 and Communications Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event when full refunds will be issued. In the unlikely event that it is cancelled or postponed, no compensation will be provided for cancelled/amended travel arrangements. Connect Media and Communications Group Pty Ltd 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.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

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  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, 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 [email protected]

    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 [email protected]

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees