HR events to attend in 2018

Orla Hodnett
Orla Hodnett

With so many HR and recruiting events going on in 2018, it may be tough to pick which ones to attend. Here’s a quick shortlist of global events addressing the world of work in 2018.

Industry events and conferences offer attendees a fantastic opportunity to learn of new trends, technology and potential challenges in the world of human resource management, as well as the opportunity to meet your colleagues and peers. The choice of events globally is huge, so here are a few picks of the top HR events in 2018.


London, 20th-21st March; Las Vegas, 15th-16th May; Amsterdam, 23rd-24th October

Unleash has a growing reputation and a global presence, so it would be a shame to miss one of their many events this year. Unleash are hosting events in London, Amsterdam and Las Vegas. Though the full line-up of speakers has yet to be announced for all of this year’s events, past speakers have been enormously impressive, including Richard Branson, Ariana Huffington and Simon Sinek.


Deloitte IMPACT 2018: The rise of the individual in the future of work

Florida, 3rd-6th April

IMPACT is now in its eleventh year and in that time has become an industry leading conference. Deloitte HR experts Bersin are behind this event. This year the conference is focussed on the power of the individual in the workplace of the future. The conference is very much forward-looking, covering topics from the future of work to HR tech and tools.


Various locations globally throughout the year

DISRUPT is not a conference as such, but an ongoing forum for discussion on the current state of human resource management and potential future trends. Events are held at various locations globally, organised by HR professionals in the area. It’s a bit like a network of clubs or committees, ready to engage with the future of the working world.



Chicago, 17th-20th June

SHRM is held annually by the Society of Human Resource Management and very comprehensively covers all areas of HR. Structured into six tracks, including compliance, professional development, HR strategy, global HR, rewards and talent management, it is a one stop shop for any HR professional. Speakers are equally impressive, among them Malala Yousafzai and Adam Grant.  

HCI Conferences

Locations across the United States throughout the year

The Human Capital Institute will be holding a huge range of conferences across the United States this year. They wisely dedicate events to two increasingly significant areas in HR management: inclusive diversity and innovation. Industry speakers and workshops will help attendees to reassess their overall strategy.

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