Agenda

The Power of People

What makes the APAC recruitment market special isn't the impressive stats it generates year on year - it's the lives it changes. Recruitment companies help create new opportunities for people to improve their situation every day. The industry is about so much more than filling open jobs, rather its about helping people build fulfilling lives and careers!

Engage Sydney 2020 is proud to help the APAC recruitment industry grow their businesses through a powerful combination of relationships and technology.

It's about harnessing the Power of People to:

  • Tackle the talent shortage with innovative new strategies
  • Navigate the changing world of candidate engagement
  • Action ways to create new talent pools
  • Develop a desirable corporate culture
Wednesday, 4th March 2020

7:45 - 9:10

Registration Open

9:15-10:15

General Session
Opening Keynote from Bullhorn’s Vice President, Product Marketing Jeff Neumann
Location: Grand Ballroom
What a difference twenty years makes - not just in the life of Bullhorn as a company, but in the lives of the recruiters who have worked tirelessly to affect positive change on clients and talent, and on the industry at large. In this year’s Engage Sydney 2020 opening keynote address, Jeff Neumann will take attendees down memory lane to explore the recruitment industry as it was twenty years ago, what we’ve learned, and the fears that were later proven to be unfounded. He will then contrast those with predictions for where global recruitment is headed - some of which will certainly surprise you. How can you prepare yourself and your business for the brightest possible future amidst a sea of uncertainty and technological change? Jeff will share Bullhorn’s strategic vision for helping companies continue to innovate, differentiate, and stay ahead of the competition by detailing both the immediate roadmap and aspirational advancements in Bullhorn’s product lineup. This insightful address will inspire you to lean forward, make decisions to better your future self, and to embrace change in this era of digital transformation.
Speakers

Jeff Neumann

Bullhorn

10:15 - 10:45

Networking
Morning Tea
Location: Exhibition Hall

10:45 - 11:30

General Session
Look Back to Look Forward - Expert panel on how to evolve your business in a changing market
Location: Grand Ballroom
The recruitment industry is ever-evolving and there are always new things to stay on top of and adapt to. Join us for an insightful discussion among industry leaders spanning companies of all sizes, as they share their outlook on what lies ahead for the recruitment industry, lessons learned from navigating change in the past, and insights on how to best embrace it for the future.
Speakers

Mark Smith

people2people

Kelly Quirk

Harrier Group

Peter Acheson

Chandler Macleod Group

Matt Webster

Bullhorn

11:30 - 12:10

General Session
Marketplace Speed Pitch
Location: Grand Ballroom
Hear from Bullhorn’s Marketplace Partners in a 2-minute speed pitch round, hosted by Andy Ingham, Vice President of Sales for EMEA & APAC at Bullhorn.
Speakers

Andy Ingham

Bullhorn

12:10 - 1:10

Networking
Networking Lunch
Location: Exhibition Hall

1:10 - 1:50

Breakout Sessions
Material Gains: Tips and Tricks for Maximising Your Bullhorn Investment
Track: Engage Platform
Location: Melbourne Room
Back by popular demand, is one of the most popular breakout sessions of Bullhorn Live Sydney! Bradley Cannon and Jordan Hamilton of Bullhorn, are product and sales experts by day, and stand-up comedians by night. No, not really, but you’d be none the wiser to see these two on stage discussing best practices for making the most of the Bullhorn platform with tips and tricks. This is not to be missed!
Speakers
The APAC Recruitment Industry Landscape - Threats and Opportunities
Track: Engage People
Location: Grand Ballroom
From new regulations and workforce models, to changing economic landscapes and technology disruption, the global recruitment landscape is constantly evolving and the ANZ market is no different. Join us for a candid panel discussion moderated by Rod Hore, Director, HHMC Global, featuring Lesley Horsburgh, Managing Director, APSCo Australia and Charles Cameron, CEO, RCSA, and Florian Dehne, Director of Strategy ANZ, SEEK to hear what insights we can derive from the data and trends on the ANZ market.
Speakers

1:50 - 2:00

Room Change

2:00 - 2:40

Breakout Sessions
AI Decoded - Understanding the AI Landscape and how to successfully evaluate solutions
Track: Engage Platform
Location: Melbourne Room
The term AI has become ubiquitous in technology, its present in everything we read and at every event we attend. But what is AI really? Where is the separation between the hype and reality? And how are people really using it successfully in recruiting? In this session, you’ll hear from Jeff Neumann and Aaron McIntosh as they discuss the AI landscape, share successful tips for how to evaluate AI solutions, and provide insight into how other recruitment customers are building business cases to support investments in AI. If you are thinking about investing in AI solutions, you won’t want to miss this session.
Speakers
Scaling with Marketing - A Framework For Implementing A High Impact Marketing Strategy For Your Recruitment Agency
Track: Engage People
Location: Grand Ballroom
Leading recruitment industry marketer Sean Withford is joining us at Engage Sydney to share his tried and true framework for building a high impact marketing strategy. In his session, he’ll cover everything from attraction to conversion - how to develop an irresistible brand that resonates with your ideal clients and candidates, how to create an engagement strategy that targets the right audience, and ultimately, how to convert that engaged audience into placements. Whether you’re starting up or entering that next growth phase, this session will leave you with a clear understanding of how to implement an effective marketing strategy for your business, so you’ll know exactly what to do and in what order.
Speakers

2:40 - 3:10

Networking
Afternoon Tea
Location: Exhibition Hall

3:10 - 3:50

Breakout Sessions
Setting Your Business Apart with Cutting-Edge Technologies
Track: Engage Platform
Location: Melbourne Room
How do you differentiate your recruitment operations through increased productivity facilitated by a full technology ecosystem? Is it true that the recruitment companies of tomorrow will actually be technology companies that do recruitment? This panel of seasoned technology leaders will focus on strategies for navigating internal and external obstacles, and creative ways for utilising and incorporating a variety of ecosystem technologies that are complementary to Bullhorn.
Speakers
Starting from the Top: Maintaining a Strong Company Culture
Track: Engage People
Location: Grand Ballroom
Company culture and aspirational leadership is becoming more critical than ever. It’s not uncommon nowadays for candidates to prioritise job satisfaction and company culture over salary. In a sales-driven environment like recruitment, instilling a positive culture can be a balancing act. During this session, a panel of industry leading experts will enlighten you on the way to help develop and maintain a strong culture and how to filter it down from the top.
Speakers

3:50 - 4:10

Room Change

4:10 - 5:00

General Session
Closing Keynote - Janine Allis
Location: Grand Ballroom
Janine Allis is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to building a business through resilience and passion. She grew her juice and smoothie empire in 2000 from her kitchen bench, to an international success story - Boost Juice Bars are now in 15 countries with three new brands of Salsas Fresh Mex Grill, Betty’s Burgers and Cibo espresso totalling over 600 stores. From there, Janine has gone on to share her entrepreneurial insights with others through her role as a “Shark” and mentor on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank, soon followed by her most recent adventure as a Champion contestant on Channel Ten’s Australian Survivor. Through her vast experiences and successes, it’s clear that she is no stranger to navigating and embracing change. In this thought-provoking and highly motivating keynote, Janine will share lessons learned as well as her approach to building a future-proof and resilient business.

Proudly sponsored by Mya
Speakers

Janine Allis

Boost Juice Bars

5:00 - 6:00

Networking
Drinks Reception
Location: Exhibition Hall

6:15 - 9:30

General Session
Official Engage Sydney After Party - Sponsored by cube19
Location: Ivy Sunroom - The Ivy, 330 George Street, Sydney
Join us to celebrate the end of an incredible conference at our Official Engage Sydney After Party. Just a short walk away at The Ivy Sunroom, when you arrive have a few drinks, get on the dancefloor and enjoy a night of lively activities with your fellow recruitment peers.

Proudly sponsored by cube19