Key Event Features


Our keynotes will provide you access to the most impactful and powerful thought leaders on the program. Hear from high-profile thought leaders and Business Executives as they cover key business trends that are driving the future of work.


A masterclass is a means to present a real-world account on a particular topic, situation or event. Led by a speaker with expert knowledge or skills in a particular area these sessions often provide best-practice advice or insight into new or innovative solutions that are forging new paths.


Our CoLab’s focus on a challenge outlined by the session leader. The leader will steer you through the process in small groups using agile learning methods. You’ll have the chance in small peer groups to get to the heart of the challenge, debate the issue and allow you to develop deeper insights, reach conclusions and formulate recommendations for the future. This should give you tangible takeaways to be able to implement immediately into your organisation.

Thought Exchange Roundtable

Sharing experiences and knowledge are key elements to HRD UK. These roundtable discussions with small groups of peers give you the chance to share perspectives on hot topics and key challenges facing the profession. Have a say in the topics you want to discuss on the day! Voting will open 3 weeks before the event date – watch out for our welcome email to get involved.

Tech Village

The Tech Village will showcase the most disruptive innovations in HR technology with live demos. Come visit the Tech Village or pop by our Tech Stage where you can hear about some of the latest disruptive technology and solutions.

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Lightning Talks

Illuminate us but make it quick! True to its name a lightning talk is a very short presentation on a current topic in a quick, insightful and clear manner.


MATCH Meeting sessions are an opportunity for you to focus on a current business challenge. This is facilitated by our MATCH Meetings networking platform. Our NEW platform has an inbuilt algorithm that organises business meetings focused on solving current business challenges – ensuring all connections are meaningful.

InFocus Panel

Envisioning the Workforce of 2030. Our expert panel made up of business thought leaders and executives will share their insights and pioneering research around the future of work. This interactive session looks beyond re-imaging how things are and towards innovating the endless possibilities of what they could be.

HRD Café

Whether you are looking for a chance to unwind, catch up on the days’ happenings or network with peers, the HRD Café is the place for you!

Drinks Reception

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

Lessons for Leadership from Jazz

We are delighted to host our first Lessons for Leadership from Jazz, in partnership with Columbia Business School. A perfect way to kick off the HRD Summit EU and network with some of the best minds in HR.

Set in The Harbour Club Amsterdam Zuid, the new gem of Old-South where the five Amsterdam canals come together in this historic area. Guests can experience a unique interactive session led by Grant Ackerman, Faculty of Executive Education, Columbia Business School and an evening full of fantastic entertainment including a live jazz quartet in the loveliest spot in the city!

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60+ Speakers
6 Streams

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