Enterprise HR Professionals

The most loved HR event in the region

Prudence Pitter
Global Head of HR - Automotive and Manufacturing & HCLS , Amazon Web Services


would recommend to a colleague

Immerse yourself in a unique forum developed by the leaders of the HR community

A business’s success lies with its people, and harnessing and nurturing the talent within is crucial in maintaining and growing competitive advantage. The economic climate and the battle for talent has only heightened the importance of the end-to-end employee experience, and HR leaders need to move quickly to adapt to these changes to set their business and their people up for success.

Into its second year, The HR Symposium returns on 30-31 July 2024 in the beautiful Hunter Valley. The event will bring together 120 of the most influential leaders in Human Resources (HR) from leading organisations in Australia and New Zealand for an unrivalled two days of peer-to-peer learning and conversation, away from the distractions of the daily routine.

Here are just some of the key topics we’ll be tackling at the HR Symposium:

  • How can we use technology to transform the digital employee experience?
  • How do we build psychosocial safety into our people practices?
  • How can HR leaders help to accelerate business growth?
  • What should we be doing to attract and retain the next generation of talent?
  • How can we think differently about our biggest diversity, equity and inclusion challenges?

Attendees at the Symposium are “hand-picked” to ensure the audience represents the most influential minds in the industry. Set in the picturesque Hunter Valley, far from the distractions of the office, attendees are given the rare opportunity to participate in a collaborative learning and networking environment that fosters peer-to-peer learning.

Operating under Chatham House rules, the prestigious forum encourages participants to candidly discuss industry opportunities and challenges and shape the future of workplace learning. The conference program has been crafted by a highly influential advisory board of HR leaders.

Don’t miss the chance to learn, network and gain insights into the latest trends and strategies. Hear from our past delegates here on why the symposium is the must-attend HR event in Australia.

Click the ‘Apply for your place’ button to join the most senior delegation in HR to gather in the ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) regions. We look forward to welcoming you to the HR Symposium.

HR Symposium 2024

30 – 31 July 2024


Rydges Resort Hunter Valley
formerly the Crowne Plaza

430 Wine Country Dr
Lovedale NSW 2325


Chief HR Officers
Chief Learning Officers
Chief People Officers
Heads of Organisational Development
HR Directors
Head of People and Culture
GMs of Culture, Talent and Leadership


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Here’s what you can expect


Set in the beautiful Hunter Valley, far from the distractions of the office, HR leaders are given the rare opportunity to participate in an environment where they can openly share ideas and challenges with industry peers.


Over two days and two nights you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a careful blend of world-leading conference content and unparalleled networking opportunities.


Our by-invitation-only environment has been carefully developed over the last 15 years to ensure that you are amongst senior like-minded peers.


Through a mix of interactive sessions, senior decision makers can both learn and contribute to the development of their profession.


No recruiters or press are invited to attend, allowing open and frank discussion in a safe environment. There are also no expo booths or hard sells to dodge as you navigate the symposium.

IT’S LIKE A CHEAT CODE FOR STAYING AHEAD Seriously, it was a game-changer. For any fellow HR trailblazers, mark the next Symposium. It’s like a cheat code for staying ahead in the business jungle.

NATURAL CONVERSATIONS THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO HAVE The networking is quite different here because it feels so much more organic. It feels like natural conversations and extensions of the conversations that you would want to have.

THIS IS THE ‘ONE’ CONFERENCE I WOULD RECOMMEND Having attended multiple conferences in Australia and globally this is the ‘One’ conference I would recommend in Australia as a HR professional – A must attend event.

Arun Pradhan

IT CREATES THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE TO CONNECT MEANINGFULLY The environment that’s been created, the opportunities to connect informally, the way people are mixed up and then put in situations where it’s very relaxed, no one’s under pressure. It really just creates the right environment for people to connect and meaningfully connect.

HR Advisory Board 2024Driving the HR agenda…

Pia Neema

The Kraft Heinz Company

Head of Talent and DEI&B

Mary Hogg


Regional HR Director

Robert Stone

CHEP Network

Director, People and Culture

Ed Brenac

Winning Group

Head of Team Experience

Brigitte Fairbank

Life Without Barriers

Chief People Officer

Alana Shepherd


Head of People Performance

Jodi Paton

The HOYTS Group

Chief People Officer

Sandy Davies

Penrith City Council

Director Community and People

Esme Ribarovski

Volvo Cars

People Experience Director

Kelly Parmenter

News UK

People Director

Serena Marriott


Head of Wellbeing, DEI

Sally Smith


Head of People Analytics

Nicki Luther


Senior Director Human Resources

Pam Stroud
Pam Stroud


Head of Talent Acquisition

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