The AHRI National Convention and Exhibition is Australia’s flagship event for HR practitioners and business leaders who are responsible for the people planning decisions in their organisation.

The 2018 AHRI National Convention and Exhibition will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 28-30 August (extended program 28-31 August). The event is owned and produced by the Australian HR Institute.


The event attracts over 3,000 attendees from around the globe each year, inspired by local and global thought leaders on the big issues facing HR and business.

Attendees can choose their experience by attending 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days of the convention program.

In addition to the main program, there are multiple professional development and networking opportunities, including:

  • Australia’s largest HR exhibition – convention delegates discover the latest in HR and people management products and services from over 100 exhibiting organisations.
  • Public Sector HR Conference
  • HR Technology Conference
  • Workshops


The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals.

With over 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe, AHRI sets the professional standard for HR in Australia through HR certification; provides formal education and training services in HR, people management and business skills; produces world-class conferences and events; and holds seminars and networking opportunities all over Australia.