Human Resources

Top HR Events 2017: Conferences, Summits, HR Tech & More

It’s that time again. With 2017 upon us, the planning for the new year begins.To help you on your way, we’ve compiled a list of the best events in Europe in the first half of 2017. From meetups to conferences to summits, here’s the complete breakdown of all things HR that you just can’t miss over the coming months.




Where: Barcelona

When: January 17th-19th

Theme: Learning in Times of Globalisation

What’s Going On: MERIT is the first annual summit that combines corporate HR and senior business education professionals.There will be more than 200 attendees, with 50 industry experts, panel sessions, case studies and additional talks and education workshops, bringing together the worlds of business education and HR into a one of a kind summit.

Find more info and book tickets here. 



Where: Birmingham, U.K

When: January 31st- February 1st

What’s Going On: 700+ HR directors, thought leaders and executives come together for networking, key-note speakers, and the HR Distinction Awards 2017 to celebrate accomplished individuals in the industry and rising stars. The awards, combined with a great line-up of speakers and the networking opportunities available make this one of our most anticipated of 2017!

Find more info and book tickets here.



Where: London

When: 1st-2nd February

What’s Going On: over 7,500 visitors, 70 speakers and 250 exhibitors will come together for a showcase of organizational learning and technology used to support learning in the workplace. There will be exhibition halls with learning technologies, conferences and more showcasing the latest technology and workplace trends.

Find more info and book tickets here.



Where: Hamburg

When: 13th-14th March

What’s Going On: Rethink is a strategy and technology event for HR decision makers, offering HR solutions and approaches for personnel management. With over 30 speakers, roundtables and 150 top-level executives attending, keynotes and plenty of networking time and opportunities, it’s really not one to be missed.

Find more info and book tickets here.



Where: London

What: Congress/Expo

When: March 21st-22nd

What’s Going On: One tech congress, and over 10,000 people from 120 countries. All will come together to share ideas on where technology is leading the future of work, with discussion topics on navigating all the changes and possibilities in the evolving world of HR technology. This event is a unique opportunity to connect with a worldwide network of HR professionals and experts and really dive into issues surrounding HR tech and how we work.

Find out more info and book here.


Where: Barcelona

When: 28th-29th March

Whats Going On: for the 5th edition of this fantastic conference, 47 speakers and over 350 HR professionals will unite to network, with case-study presentations, roundtable discussions, workshops and Q&As, for an all round HR conference which covers a variety of topics, from entrepreneurship to people analytics to recruitment and management.

Find more info and book here.




Where: London

When: April 20th

What’s Going On: Over 45 speakers and 500+ delegates come together in London for seminars, world-class case studies and roundtables all about employee engagement, including topics such as strategy and leadership, transformation, change management and reward and wellbeing. As an ever-important topic, employee engagement is one to watch, and this summit will provide some amazing insights into just how to crack employee engagement and use simple practices to make a huge difference to your organization.

Find more info and book here



Where: Amsterdam

When: 30th-31st May

What’s Going On: a senior gathering of HR leaders in Europe. Over 200 HR leaders are attending, with networking opportunities, presentations and more, in the beautiful Hotel Okura Amsterdam. The line-up of speakers is yet to be revealed, but this is one well worth watching out for as some great opportunities and insights from some of HR’s top people will be available!

Find more info and book here.



Where: Lisbon

When: 7th-9th June

What’s Going on: Networking, learning and researching opportunities, great speakers delivering quick-fire presentations and more, all taking part in Lisbon. The short ‘quick-fire’ presentations are a great and unique way for the fantastic line up of speakers to share key information on trends, research and many hot topics across the HR board. We wouldn't suggest missing this one: you'll leave with a head full of ideas and inspiration to make the second half of the year the best it can be.

Find more info and book here.


Where: Vienna

When: 28th-29th June

What's Going On: more than 100 HR leaders, 50 speakers and countless insights into the dos and don’ts of HR, all taking place over a 2 day summit. Unique insights will be shared around how to meet the demands of and embrace the modern, ever changing world of work and HR tech. Connect with those at the top of their field and gain insights into a wide variety of topics to keep your organization evolving and you at the top of the HR game!

For more info and book here.



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