In 2017, the human resources industry has done a lot of soul searching about the way culture and performance issues were handled within companies. In 2018, another big internal shift is coming, but this time the focus is on technology: how it can be used to find people, connect people, engage people, even replace people — and what to do when that happens. For years, technology has acted as a tool to help with day-to-day tasks, but the focus in 2018 will be technology as a way of life in the workplace.

Rapid advances in technology—from the distributed computing reality of the Internet of Things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI) to increasing workforce fluidity —are combining to reshape today’s workplaces.

In addition, there are some broad cultural trends that are impacting HR technology, pushing us well beyond the automation of traditional manual tasks and redesigning performance management processes, to rethinking the way we manage employees.

First, AI is everywhere, but not without its challenges (for example, machines learning from biased data)—so its newest incarnation will have to be focused on not just mastering the science of AI, but also on the art of collecting better, more accurate data. Cloud-based AI, machine learning, natural language processing, image recognition, and virtual reality experiences have already been changing the dynamic among people, work, and communication—and we’re going to see more application of these technologies in the workplace in 2018 and beyond.

Second, hyper-personalization—from designing your unique, one-of-a-kind Nikes, to M&Ms with personalized messages, to online shoppers for clothes and groceries that remember your preferences and customize recommendations for you—is coming to employee management in 2018, and HR must help its managers lead with a higher degree of personalization and understanding of each of its direct reports.

And, finally, with technological advancement comes the risk of becoming removed from the “messy” human work of fostering belonging and shared purpose for our teams. Creating and maintaining an inclusive culture requires knowing a lot about people, empathizing with them, and sustaining that commitment long term. Current diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts need to be redefined and updated to bring ongoing positive change for people organizations.


The event will guarantee:

– An audience of pre-qualified buyers

– Selected and ‘matched’ meetings

– No time wasters

– No hidden costs

– Just face-to-face sales meetings throughout!

Tailored to meet your requirements like no other event.

Your time is precious, valuable and limited. At the Summit, we will deliver a first-rate return on investment, and put you in touch with HR professionals who have specifically asked to meet you, would like to discuss your products and services, and are pro-actively looking for solutions for their organization’s HR department.

The Summit also offers an unparalleled opportunity for you to promote your service solutions to senior decision makers, who have the authority to spend and are reviewing their current suppliers.

Key benefits

We organize personalized appointments for HR buyers and suppliers to meet in their own dedicated meeting booth. Each supplier will have a series of 20-minute meetings with key decision makers during the course of the event.

You are guaranteed a captive audience of professionals, pre-selected and matched meetings, and cost-effective and measurable ROI, without any time-wasters and hidden costs.


The HR Summit is a highly focused event that brings together human resources and organizational development professionals for one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities.

Why attend?

– Pre-arranged meetings with solution providers of your choice

– 20-minute meeting slots are relaxed and civilized, with no hard sell

– Attend a tailored programme of inspiring seminars

– Easily compare and benchmark potential products, services and solutions

– You will be one of just 70 VIPs at the event, ensuring that you get personal attention

– Attendance is entirely free of charge, which includes entry to our seminars.


A more targeted approach

We understand that your time is precious, valuable and limited. You tell us who you want to meet, and we handle all the details.

We arrange all meetings in advance based on your preferences, by providing you with details on solution providers’ products and services.


What’s included?

– A full pre-arranged itinerary of one-to-one meetings

– Complimentary seminars hosted by some of the industry’s most dynamic minds

– Meals and refreshments throughout

– Access to all presentation material