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01 May 2023

HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest Testimonials

Don't take it from us!

A heartfelt thank you to every single delegate, speaker, exhibitor, sponsor, and partner who came together to make the 2022 HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest an unparalleled success. Each contribution played an important role in creating an enriching experience for all attendees. But don't just take our word for it. Have a look what people had to say: 

Laura Russell, Recruitment Team Leader at Catholic Education

“It’s been an incredible two days of learning at the Sydney HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest.
The presentations, speakers, conversations and activities were engaging and extremely informative. I've finished the conference with an elevated perspective of our great profession and the impact on our people.”

Hennie Peters, HR/HSW Manager at Open Country Dairy Limited

“As always, the HR + L&D Tech Fest team delivered an amazing event. There were plenty of new insights, exciting new products demonstrated, new connections made and of course, one could re-connect with old friends...
Thanks Ian and team for a great event!”

Saurabh Kumar, Branch Training Consultant at HCF Australia

“It was my first #hrtechfest #ldtechfest and so wonderful to come together in person after the pandemic to learn, be inspired and have a chat with so many HR and L&D professionals, not to mention all of the wonderful partners who are on the cutting edge in this space.”

Fiona San-Garde, Senior HR Technology Consultant at Tomorrow’s People NZ

“Amazing two days at HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest! Incredible presentation starting with inspiring Nadine Champion and ending with Jason Averbook and so many great speakers in between!”

Gatik Chaujer, Co-Founder at TransforME Learning & Leadership Solutions Pty. Ltd.

“Enjoyed every moment of the HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest at ICC, Sydney with a great lineup of speakers to inspire and encourage new-age learning.”

Riges Younan, VP Asia Pacific & Japan at Gloat

“It was so good to see old friends, customers and partners at HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest this week… MORE HUMAN F2F CONNECTION for me please!!”

Catriona Malcolm, Enterprise Design Practice Lead, Westpac Group

“Last week I had the privilege to speak at the HR L&D Innovation & Tech Fest… Highlights included:   Nadine Champion encouraged all of us to use 10 seconds of courage to try new things and make a difference...
Dean Summlar from Schneider Electric and Anish Singh from Unilever shared their experience in implementing a talent marketplace…
Libby Sander from Bond University, Aaron McEwan from Gartner and Tracey L Taylor from Transport NSW spoke about hybrid working and culture…
Anish also talked about Unilever’s test and learn with a 4-day week in NZ which is being rolled out in Australia and NextWork. Again, encouraging employees to focus on outcomes and hone their skills for now and into the future.
Aligning to the talk about outcomes and development, Brett Archer from SBS talked about using a strengths-based approach to personal, team and company growth.
Michelle Ockers launched the new L&D Playbook for Engaging Busy Managers. A great resource for L&D to support managers with practical plays. If L&D are going to succeed in supporting employees to develop the skills they need now and for the future, we need to help managers to support learning as part of everyday work.
It was a great conference, and a great opportunity. I hope to be back next year.”


A huge THANK YOU to our Speakers, Industry Titans and Advisory Team! See you next November!



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