2021 Learning & Development Leadership Summit (Sydney)

ICC Sydney

23rd & 24th March


As businesses depend heavily on the capabilities of their people to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex landscape, L&D leaders must seize the opportunity to transform L&D approaches to prepare their people to meet rising business expectations, and enhance the learner experience to drive engagement, performance and career development. The event will gather 80+ L&D leaders from different industries to exchange ideas and challenge current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands.

The 2021 Learning and Development Leaders Summit (Sydney) will gather senior LD & OD leaders across industry sectors. The program is designed to generate high level peer-to-peer conversations. Keynote speakers, guest panellists and specialists will share their journeys, innovative approaches, latest thinking, business cases and success stories.

Event Topics
• L&D function as a business-critical priority for building the workforce of the future;
• Delivering sophisticated, timely and measurable L&D initiatives that align to the organisation’s goal;
• Aligning training & development programs with organisational objectives;
• Future of work is now – supporting our people to learn, unlearn and relearn to take our businesses forward
• Building a learning organisation – re-engineering your L&D strategy to empower employees in managing their learning needs and careers;
• Reimaging the role of leaders and learners – creating a culture of continuous learning, knowledge sharing and collaboration;
• Putting a L&D strategy in place and be part of the total HR performance management strategy;
• Measuring the effectiveness of your L&D strategies;
• Leadership development & coaching – enhancing leadership capability and developing future leaders;
• L&D in the digital era – evaluating emerging tools for digital learning and developing new infrastructure to support employees and increase engagement;
• Redefining your learning strategy – preparing the organisation and the workforce to be future-ready.

Who Attends
Leaders with Learning and Development responsibilities – Chief Learning Officers, GM/ Directors/ Heads of Learning & Organisational Capability, People Experiences, Organisational Development, Performance and Partnerships, Workforce Frameworks & Programs, People, Learning & Culture, Professional Development, Learning Design & Career Development, Organisational Effectiveness.

Why Attend:

We understand the critical role program contents play in driving engaging and informative conversations at conferences that are relevant to L&D leaders, their industries and their workforce. We are connected to C-level L&D leaders across industries to share their knowledge, innovative approaches, business cases and success stories, ensuring high level peer-to-peer dialogues are generated from their insightful keynote addresses. Here what some of our past delegates have said about this event.


 Alexandra Sosnov
Global HR Business Partner
Tania Tsiamis
Group Head Learning & Development
 Louise Anderson
Susanna Ianni
Director Organisational Development
Sydney Trains
Gary Hegarty
GM Organisation Development
Michael Eichler
Learning & Leadership Development Manager
Ingrid Massey
Director of Talent, Learning and Diversity, Pacific
Nicole White
CEO & Founder
The ID Crowd
Paul Findlay
The REACH Ecosystem
Trishia Jandu
Learning & Development Strategist
Amanda Jenkins
Head of Culture, Learning & Leadership
Vanessa Trower
L&D Manager; Conference Chairperson
GWA Group
Brett Archer
Capability Development Lead
Nick Petch
Head of Learning Experience Design & Strategy
Chris Milligan
EVP, Career Mobility
Ravina Bhatia
Learning Design & Innovation Manager
Macquarie Group
Alexander Roche
Founding Director & Principal Educational Technologist
Alison Earl
Mindset & Resilience Expert, Author, Speaker and Positive Psychology Practitioner
Shuba Paheerathan
Video Evangelist
The L&D Leadership Summit brings together practitioners who are leading by example.
Learned a lot from presentations and social interactions. Exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much!
This conference provides great opportunities to learn from others through their stories as well at building great networks, the conference is professionally organised and I always come away with lots of ideas. The presenters are always excellent
University of Wollongong
This was my first BIAP conference for L&D Leaders. I wasn’t sure what to expect but have come home with so much insight, tips and tricks, networks and new friends. I really appreciated the networking, learning and sharing that was core to the entire program. Thanks so much for the opportunity. Thanks to the sponsors and staff that made it possible.
P&Cs Qld
So many great ideas to take back to my own workplace. Fabulous to be inspired by so many learning champions leading our professional into the future/
The conference was an insightful and thought provoking experience. I learnt a great deal from the presenters and it was an excellent opportunity to learn and met other Learning & Development leaders in the sector.
Barnardos Australia
Great to hear from some of the top leaders in the industry and how they are tackling the big challenges
Extremely beneficial learning from like minded L&D professionals and forming new networks
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