Networking and Social Events

The AHRI National Convention and Exhibition offers you opportunities to connect with like-minded HR professionals, build your networks and catch up with colleagues and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Network online before you attend and connect onsite through these activities.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Social events are offered on a first-come basis and may reach capacity before the registration closing date. You must RSVP on your registration form in order to participate. Please note: Not all registration types include social events.

Opening keynote

OFFICIAL OPENING & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Monday 21 August, 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Kick start your National Convention journey at the official opening, which will feature a special keynote session by a guest speaker.

Who can attend: Delegates with a 'The Works', 'Main Program Plus', 'Main Program', ‘Single Day’ or ‘Premium Visitor’ registration type.

WELCOME RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Monday 21 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Following the official opening, attend the welcome reception and exhibition launch for a first look at the impressive industry specific HR exhibition – the largest in Australasia. Network with other delegates, explore the exhibition and enjoy themed entertainment at this cocktail-style event.

Who can attend: Delegates with a 'The Works', 'Main Program Plus', 'Main Program', ‘Single Day’ or ‘Premium Visitor’ registration type.

GALA DINNER

Tuesday 22 August, 7.00pm – midnight

This special gala dinner is a highlight of the National Convention. Network over a three-course dinner, and revel in exciting entertainment. This event has fully allocated seating. If you book as part of a group or make a seating request on your registration form, you will be seated together as requested.

The Gala Dinner is proudly sponsored by ELMO Talent Management Software.

Dress code: Cocktail/Semi-formal

Who can attend: Delegates with a 'The Works', 'Main Program Plus' or 'Main Program' registration type receive a ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for partners and colleagues or by non-registered delegates for $190 per ticket. Purchase tickets now.

Please note: Seats for the Gala Dinner are limited and will be allocated on a first-in basis. Once fully subscribed you will be placed on a wait-list until seats become available.

Networking Opportunities

Networking hub

AHRI NETWORKING HUB

Monday 21 August – Wednesday 23 August

The AHRI Networking Hub, located within the exhibition hall, provides a place for like-minded HR professionals to meet and network with other National Convention delegates and Exhibition visitors. Facilitated networking sessions for each state/territory will be scheduled at the welcome reception and during the conference meal breaks. Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy making new connections or catching up with old friends.

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