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Spring Into Action 

This is our first year hosting RecFest AUS and we are very excited to bring the UK’s Can’t-Miss event for in-house recruitment down under! Our theme this year is Spring! We are concentrating on recruitment stories on renewal and revolution. RecFest AUS is a one day festival of all things in-house recruitment and resourcing. It is where recruiters go to be educated and celebrated, with emphasis on the power of sharing.

We are building RecFest AUS to be one of the largest conversations about in-house recruitment in Australia. Expert speakers Bill Borman and Hung Lee will be leading the conversation, with local speakers sharing their experiences and stories. This unique format encourages peer to peer conversations just as much as it highlights our speakers.

Valuable learning and networking are key at our events. Our theme is Spring, and we ask you all to have some fun with the theme and come dressed in your best Spring festival gear. Think Coachella with daffodils, Glastonbury without the mud! Spring into action and make your way to RecFest AUS 2018. Don’t miss out!   

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Our Speakers


Bill Boorman

Bill Boorman, founder #tru conference. Speaker, blogger and advisor. Bill will be talking on AI, machine learning and the world of tech. We had the pleasure of seeing Bill talk at RecFest in the UK where he was his usual irreverent, informative and controversial self. Get ready.


Hung Lee

Founder of and curator of Recruiting Brainfood. 
Hung will be our host of the day, and will be talking on Hiring Tech Talent and Contingent Recruitment. With Hung's vast knowledge in the industry and fun sense of humour, we are excited to watch him in his element on stage


Matt Buckland

Matt Buckland, Experience in HR, recruitment, and selection. He is now  at Workable as the VP of Customer Advocacy. Taking the stage at RecFest UK in a captains hat, Matt had us captivated in vast knowledge of the industry.
He is taking us through how to personalise communication with candidates and the creativity that can be used in long-term candidate communication strategies. And this time, he wants to be wearing an akubra!


Samantha Cummins 

Samantha is a specialist in Talent Transformation, having led and optimised functions at a number of organisations across Melbourne and Sydney.
Sam will take us through the contrasts and how her lessons learned might be helpful for you.


Eva Brookes & Melanie Gretgrix 

In times of rapid growth and change, we are often asked as recruiters to pull our best ideas out of the bag and do something monumental, quickly, and do so in a cost-neutral way
Join Mel and Eva as they take you through the journey of rapid growth team build out in the emerging technology field of Cyber, from idea to practice. And what they learned along the way!


Tracy Quinn 

Tracy is a Global Talent Acquisition Capability Manager. On the day, Tracy will be giving you an overview of the development journey for their in house TA Academy, which is now a key enabler for all their Recruiters to learn and grow. Also, how to set your recruiters up for success from the beginning of their roles, and how to equip them with the knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitude needed to perform at their best to deliver exceptional talent to our business.


Katrina Hutchinson-O'Neill

Katrina will be taking us through, combining market and industry insights with a real life case study of how she took resourcing from being a HR admin centre to Executive Committee centre stage. She willl give you practical advice on how to assess whether your company has a strategic challenge you can help address, and how you can gain traction in doing so.


Liz Turner 

Liz will walk through how Freadom has revolutionised their onboarding- from getting the basics right to creating a kick-ass first day, and why recruiters need to know how to align the onboarding experience to help candidates transition to be productive (and awesome) employees.  


Andries Keun

The role of AI in the future of recruitment is to be ignored at your peril. AI can be duplicated from one company to the next. However, candidates are human and unique. And for this reason, the human touch remains the differentiating factor that will ensure that you win the best candidates when competing with other employers.

Our Venue
Welcome To Thornbury  

RecFest Recovery 

Recovery Breakfast

Wake up with Bill Boorman and Hung Lee and enjoy an excellent breakfast the morning after RecFestAus.

If you are considering an upgrade to your recruitment software or looking to try something new we will discuss what you need to consider and where we think recruitment tech is going.

It's a great opportunity to meet Bill and Hung in person and have in depth discussions in a small group setting.

Friday 7 September. Location to be announced.
Breakfast from 10am-12pm

Tickets can be purchased separately or as part of a RecFest package. 

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