The Human Resources Forum offers senior industry professionals the opportunity to:
  • meet potential new product & service providers
  • listen, as well as directly contributing, to industry thought leaders in conference and workshops
  • develop your personal network amongst industry peers
  • obtain HR certification credits
Attendance as a delegate is free of charge, but by personal invitation only.

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Want to attend?

Contact Sarah Holmes to request an invitation or qualify in advance via our online survey and we'll be in touch!

The Format
The Format
  • Learn. Network. Meet.
    The Human Resources Forum will combine conference sessions, peer networking and supplier meetings into a time efficient and focused event that is unique to you.

    No time wasted
    Using our unique appointment system, we'll make sure that your valuable time is not wasted and that you are engaged learning about topics that are interesting to you and your business and meeting suppliers who you have chosen to meet based on your upcoming needs.

    Expertly organized and delivered
    Based on your choices, we'll let you know before the event who you are due to meet and which conference sessions you are attending via our on line event management systems. We'll also make all the pertinent information available for download after the event including material from the conference sessions and details of all the supplier companies you have met.

    "The HR Forum is an action-packed meeting event extravaganza and the Richmond team were very masterful to be able to pull it off.  It is a highly customized learning event, that caters to each persons needs, with a strong quality and caliber of peers and vendors in attendance. Their key differentiator is their high-touch and great onsite presence that was well felt by myself and all the attendees. Very well executed!" - Chief Learning Officer – Hilton Worldwide


  • We have senior industry professionals attending the event from a wide range of companies, which present some fantastic networking opportunities.

    Some of the Companies who have participated in the HR Forums include:

    Can't see who you are looking for?
    This is a sample of the delegate companies who are confirmed to attend The Human Resources Forum in 2018. Companies from a broad range of sectors will be at the Forum. Get in touch with us if you would like to see the full list.
General Timings / Agenda
General Timings / Agenda
  • So now you know about the event format, here’s a taster of what your itinerary might look like. You select the conference sessions you want to attend and the suppliers and peers you want to meet. You create your own itinerary and make the best use of your time.

    DAY 1 Sunday
    3:00pm Registration & Final Itinerary Collection
    5:30pm Opening Keynote / General Session
    6:30pm Peer & Supplier Speed Networking Meetings & Welcome Cocktail Reception
    7:30pm Pre-arranged dinner meetings, supplier table host and 2-4 delegate table companions
    DAY 2 Monday
    8:00am Pre-arranged breakfast meetings, supplier table host and 2-4 delegate table companions
    9:00am Mixture of conference sessions, business meetings
    12:00pm Pre-arranged lunch meetings, supplier table host and 2-4 delegate table companions
    1:00pm Middle-day Keynote / General Session
    2:00pm Mixture of conference sessions, business meetings
    5:00pm Free time or scheduled activity
    6:30pm Cocktail Networking Reception
    7:30pm Pre-arranged dinner meetings, supplier table host and 2-4 delegate table companions
    9:00pm Evening night-cap & Networking
    DAY 3 Tuesday
    8:00am Pre-arranged breakfast meetings, supplier table host and 2-4 delegate table companions
    9:00am Mixture of conference sessions, business meetings
    12:00pm Buffet Lunch
    1:00pm Program Concludes or Golf Tournament (shot-gun play, limited places available)
  • “Very pleased - Excellent seminar! The connections and networking opportunities were unparalleled. Thank you for the invite and all of your hard work. I am look forward to the next session!”
    Head of Talent Acquisition - AIG
    “Thanks for a great event. Excellent use of my time - Perfect balance of networking with peers and partners and soliciting alternative views to current issues faced by my business. Great connections, numerous ideas and the pace of the event – while busy, was perfect.”
    Director, Talent Acquisition - BMC Corporation
    “Best keynote speakers ever. It was a pleasure to meet with suppliers in this setting and liked that it was a useful information session and not a "sales" push. The networking opportunities were numerous.”
    VP of HR – Commscope
    “Excellent experience. Very targeted and well planned. Really got a lot out of the event! Great combination of thought provoking information along with supplier interaction. Networking with other HR professionals of a similar career level was very worthwhile.”
    SVP of HR - Direct General Insurance
    “The program format was time well spent and the networking opportunities were icing on the cake. I look forward to next year!”
    VP of People - ExpressJet
    “Excellent - Best I have ever attended. It was spot on! The amount of time I spend doing research throughout the years is enormous. To have quality, first class and well known vendors to meet in one place, at one function has been a tremendous help.”
    VP, HR BP - Fox Sports
  • “Fantastic conference! Well planned and well executed.”
    Director of Compensation - GNC
    “Exhausting but informative! Enjoyed the pre-arranged meetings and conversations - very productive!”
    VP of HR - Ingram Barge Company
    “Overall a very good use of time and I would recommend it to others. The APP made navigating the event a breeze.”
    VP of Global HR - Intercontinental Hotel Group
    “Great keynotes; eye-opening speed 'dating' sessions; fantastic and smooth logistics; good opportunities to learn from my peers.”
    Sr. Director, Global Product & Technical Training – McAfee 

    “Great event! This was my second time attending and this was even better than the first, possibly because I knew what to expect and could better prepare how to use the event and networking. Great speakers and seminars!”
    SVP of HR - National Restaurant Association
    “The best conference I have ever been too. The planning, organization, and delivery of the conference are all superb. I got great educational sessions, very effective and efficient supplier meetings, felt recharged and refreshed with new ideas and resources that I can take back to the office and action on!
    Director, Compensation & Benefits - Purolator
    “It was a good use of my time, well planned and most of the speakers were good. The speed meetings were valuable and I was pleasantly surprised at how valuable I found the event.”
    VP, HR & Chief of Staff – Solera Holdings

    “Excellent! THE best event of this kind that I have attended. The logistics and scheduling were strong; the best event for networking with senior HR folks and making efficient use of my time.”
    EVP, Talent Management – United Supermarkets

    Great opportunity to learn content; learn about suppliers; meet other HR professionals; in a very pleasant setting. Very valuable and enjoyable!”
    Chief HR & Transformation Officer – Panasonic Corporation of NA
    “Great way to get an overview of what is out in the market for key initiatives. Good networking opportunities and participation of delegates and vendors.”
    SVP, Human Resources – Sheridan Healthcorp
    “Overall very helpful, positive experience. Meetings with suppliers were a pleasant surprise and very helpful! I would have spent more time on the selection process now that I have experienced the event. The matching of suppliers and delegates is very intentional, so the more time I put into the process, the better.”
    VP, HR – Eastern Operations – Snyder’s Lance, Inc.
    “The HR Forum is a focused opportunity to meet vendors and peers in a structured, but relaxed form. Thank you for another great event! Good topics, and this year I found even more suppliers with whom I want to continue a conversation and I also met some great new delegates. Thank you again for the great coordination and delivery. I very much enjoyed the event.”
    VP, Compensation & Benefits – G4S
  • "The HR Forum is an action-packed meeting event extravaganza and the Richmond team were very masterful to be able to pull it off. It is a highly customized learning event, that caters to each persons needs, with a strong quality and caliber of peers and vendors in attendance. Their key differentiator is their high-touch and great onsite presence that was well felt by myself and all the attendees. Very well executed!"
    Chief Learning Officer – Hilton Worldwide

    Overall, my experience at the HR Forum was great. The event was well planned and provided me with the appropriate amount of time to meet other delegates and suppliers as well as participate in workshops or presentations.”
    VP, Human Resources – Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores
    “Wonderful event that I would recommend to others. It was a good use of my time and a good ‘shot in the arm’ of HR discipline when I really needed it. Be ready to learn and network - this isn't a passive event! You have to be on your game and make the most of all opportunities.”
    Chief People Officer – Oreck Corporation
    “Great event, great learning and information, with an opportunity to network with like-HR leaders and 1:1 exposure to some interesting suppliers. I really enjoyed the event, particularly the caliber/level of the delegates and the mix of suppliers and the focused format of my schedule.”
    VP, Global HR Services – McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
    “The HR Forum is a conference focused on talent development and strategic planning where you are matched with suppliers based on your interests and needs. Very good, interesting content, good interaction with Suppliers I was interested in meeting and great networking with knowledgeable HR executives/Delegates.”
    VP, Human Resources Hilcorp Energy Corporation
  • “The format of the HR Forum provided an opportunity for me to meet with top notch vendors who vie for business in a way that is non-intrusive and not over-bearing which allowed me to truly ‘hear’ past the normal pitch to the real product value-add. The professional development sessions were timely and relevant to what is happening in our industry now. I plan to participate every time that I am invited -- the forum was a valuable investment of my time which I believe will be invaluable to my organization.”
    Head of Human Resources, Enesco
    “This is one of the most relevant and productive conferences that I have attended. As a first time, I was both delighted and pleasantly surprised at the level of attention to detail and the manner in which the conference was supported throughout. I established valuable connections, learned more about areas of curiosity for me and the seminars were thought-provoking and informative. I truly enjoyed being able to exchange ideas, and hear other perspectives on many of the challenges that we're all facing.”
    Director of Learning & Development, MetLife
    “The HR Forum far exceeded my expectations. The networking was great, the workshops included timely topics, and the supplier selection and quality were outstanding. I intend to immediately begin working with 4 of the suppliers and likely more within 6-12 months. I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism at all levels from the delegates to suppliers to the event coordinators and especially the Richmond Events Staff. There was always someone available to answer my questions, and I might add, always with a smile!"
    Vice President of HR, Saab Technologies
    “The HR Forum is the single best event I attend - and the only event I attend on a yearly basis. I use my supplier list from the Forum as my preferred list when taking on new challenges during the year. Even if I have not met with the vendor, if I had a need and they were at the Forum, they get my call for business before anyone else.    Not only is it a unique experience, it is hard work, challenging, and fun."
    Vice President of HR, TechnoServe Inc.
What can you expect
What can you expect
  • • Rethink your “people pact”

    • Define the experience people should expect to have as an employee of your company

    • Address business challenges related to labor relations

    • Receive cutting-edge  information on new performance management processes

    • Learn how HR is evolving and how you can be a true business partner and “get a seat at the table”

    • Determine how your company is perceived by candidates and employees

    • Understand thought processes to effectively manage a BYOD mobile device program

    • Metrics: Create and implement effective analytics for development programs

    • Peer-to-peer open discussion groups on Engagement; Gen Z and staffing


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