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TOPIC: DAMNED IF YOU DON’T – what will happen if your organisation doesn’t have a plan to keep up with changes in automation. Simon Townsend is a Design Thinking professional who specialises in Human Capital. From C-Suite strategy definition to “in the trenches” delivery, Simon draws on almost a decade of innovation management experience to help...
Leadership In A Disruptive World – Building an invincible culture that unleashes innovation We are in the most disruptive time in our lives, where uncertainty has become the new normal. Consumer demands are changing. It has never been easier to start a business and build a brand than it is today. Now unhappy consumers can...
Chantal Brockman
KEYNOTE TOPIC: ONBOARDING STRATEGIES FOR RETENTION AND SUCCESS Chantal is the Managing Director and Principal Trainer of Fusion Recruitment Training. Having lived and breathed recruitment for well over a decade, she knows all too well that time in recruitment is hard to come by. With this in mind, Chantal’s training is designed with simple effectiveness and...
Topic: Website SEO & Marketing Melissa is a Recruitment Marketing Specialist and has established marketing functions from the ground up in several recruitment companies within both multi-regional and multi-brand agencies, in Australia and overseas. Most importantly Melissa loves working closely with recruitment companies to help them understand the impact marketing can have on their brand, their people...
TOPIC: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT -  UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF YOUR TALENT STACK Kristie is a strategic marketing director with over 20 years’ experience in marketing,
Chris South
TOPIC: WEBSITE SEO & MARKETING AUTOMATION As Director of Prominence, Chris is the first-person recruiters speak to when trying to get a handle on their marketing activity. He is also highly involved in the day to day delivery on all client accounts but is slowly learning to let his fantastic team take care of business...
TOPIC: THE RISE OF THE MACHINES Col Levander is an independent technology consultant to the Recruitment Industry. His business Rec Tech solutions evaluates technologies and assists organisations in navigating the plethora of new and emerging technologies. He also “solution architects” technology solutions to suit specific business’s requirements. In this key note session, Col is going...
TOPICS:  The Future of Work – What does it mean for Recruiters? Recruiting has been at the forefront of digital change for a number of years.  Early market shapers such as Seek and LinkedIn have forever changes the landscape of how you recruit talent. So while it would be ease to say that recruiting has...
TOPICS: AI AND THE FUTURE WORKFORCE THE FACTS! Passionate about future workforces and making them more successful; helping organisations and individuals make better decisions about who, how, where, how much, how long, when and why they work together – and how they know it’s working well. Organisations and workforces continue to change at pace, so...
TOPIC: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT -  UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF YOUR TALENT STACK. Andrew is the founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Eagle Australia.
TOPICS: THINKING TO LEARN / LEARNING TO THINK Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of Educational Neuroscience
Paul Lyons
TOPICS: TRANSFORMATIONAL PERSONAL LEADERSHIP Paul Lyons is an experienced recruitment business leader, adviser and coach.
Tayna-Williams
TOPIC: DIGITAL MARKETING  I’m Tanya Williams; I love pink, wearing 4-inch heels and being the sparkly Chief of Everything at Digital Conversations.
Raife Watson
KEYNOTE TOPIC: WHAT RECRUITMENT WILL LOOK LIKE IN 5 YEARS! ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: RECRUITING PASSIVE CANDIDATES  Raife Watson is the full-time CEO of jobs website Adzuna, and part-time employment expert for Channel 9’s Today Show.
ROUND TABLE HOSTS
ROUND TABLE TOPIC: Recruiting Passive Candidates  Anthony has extensive experience in the classified advertising business. Originally from Auckland, he’s been helping companies find candidates for over 8 years. Adzuna is a jobs aggregator and originally launched in the U.K in 2011. Job seekers flocked to the platform enthusiastically with the advent of detailed employment data...
JIM O’CONNELL, LabourHealth “Fundamental Safety Services, for your Business – for your Workforce” Jim manages compliance and brand recognition for LabourHealth and delivers WHS (Australia) and HSWA (New Zealand) consulting services direct to market. Jim brings 25 years Operational Warehousing & Distribution Experience. (FMCG, Manufacturing, Perishables, Road Transport and Dangerous Goods) which is further enhanced...
ROUND TABLE TOPIC: Managing Contractor Engagements Damian Bridge is Global Client Solutions Manager of Oncore Services for Australia, New Zealand and the UK.  Oncore is an outsourced contractor management provider to several hundred Recruitment businesses who utilise a range of solutions for the management of contractor placements. Prior to joining Oncore, Damian has led a...
Rebecca Clarke is a Recruitment Marketer at Prominence. Her mission is to elevate the profile of the recruitment industry and to help recruitment agencies in Australia and NZ to attract relevant clients and candidates to their business. With 17 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, she is passionate about helping the sector thrive, with other...
TOPIC:  FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW AND WHAT SUITS WHEN IT COMES TO CHOOSING A FUNDING OPTION  Danny brings two decades of invoice finance and cash flow funding industry experience across Banks and non-traditional finance providers. As the co-founder of APositive Workforce Finance, Danny shares this experience with industry partners and helps recruitment businesses with growth...
Topic: Website SEO & Marketing Melissa is a Recruitment Marketing Specialist and has established marketing functions from the ground up in several recruitment companies within both multi-regional and multi-brand agencies, in Australia and overseas. Most importantly Melissa loves working closely with recruitment companies to help them understand the impact marketing can have on their brand, their people...
TOPIC: ANALYTICS AND DIVERSITY Peter Hooper, a self professed Entrepreneur, has previously owned an award winning HR Advisory, Recruitment and Contracting business in Australia, as well as co-founder of an environmental services business that ran projects on 6 continents. Not only that, he currently is the go-to guy in NZ for the applicant tracking software...
Raj Sesha
TOPICS: SINGLE TOUCH PAYROLL | NEW LABOUR HIRE COMPANY LICENSING LAWS Raj is the Director of SDP Solutions and a member of the Australian Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) and has over 20 years’ experience of working in Banking, Strategy and HR areas. SDP Solutions is a contingent workforce management business operating in Australia and New...
TOPIC: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT -  UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF YOUR TALENT STACK Kristie is a strategic marketing director with over 20 years’ experience in marketing,
Raj Soni
TOPIC: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Smart AI Meet the disruption in your industry with our customised ‘intelligence-driven’ BOTs to seamlessly manage business-specific tasks. Create a new Artificial Intelligent ‘BOTic’ workforce that can redefine how businesses operate and bring significant performance enhancement. At smartAI we can help you build smart AI BOTS that can be trained to take...
Chris South
TOPIC: WEBSITE SEO & MARKETING AUTOMATION As Director of Prominence, Chris is the first-person recruiters speak to when trying to get a handle on their marketing activity. He is also highly involved in the day to day delivery on all client accounts but is slowly learning to let his fantastic team take care of business...
TOPIC: THE RISE OF THE MACHINES Col Levander is an independent technology consultant to the Recruitment Industry. His business Rec Tech solutions evaluates technologies and assists organisations in navigating the plethora of new and emerging technologies. He also “solution architects” technology solutions to suit specific business’s requirements. In this key note session, Col is going...
Tayna-Williams
TOPIC: DIGITAL MARKETING  I’m Tanya Williams; I love pink, wearing 4-inch heels and being the sparkly Chief of Everything at Digital Conversations.
Nigel Harse
TOPIC: RECRUITMENT INDUSTRY BENCHMARKING For any audience Nigel’s humour, along with his direct, honest and impassioned delivery of the facts, demystifies the world of data and analytics. Nigel reinvigorates his audience, leaving them with newfound knowledge and often a renewed vitality to take action.
Raife Watson
ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: RECRUITING PASSIVE CANDIDATES  Raife Watson is the full-time CEO of jobs website Adzuna, and part-time employment expert for Channel 9’s Today Show.
TOPICS: SUPERANNUATION | CONTINGENT STAFFING METRICS Phil currently manages Kinetic Super’s growth team across Australia and has had extensive experience across both Client Relationship & Business Development roles. Phil is dedicated to partnering with his clients to provide long term valued partnerships. Phil has been working closely with Recruitment sector for 9 years and understands...
patrick-vanderham
TOPICS: MIGRATION | HEALTH INDUSTRY CREDENTIALING Patrick is an experienced executive spanning Recruitment Resourcing, Building materials and Immigration industries across his 30-year career...
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