Melbourne Nextgen HCM Forum


Successful enterprises understand the importance of investing and preparing their workforce for the next decade and beyond. Human capital management must continue to transform itself and challenge the norm in order to delivery future-fit solutions to the business. Presented by Business Insights Asia Pacific (BIAP), NextGen HCM Forum will gather 60+ senior HR, L&D & OD professionals across industry sectors in an intimate setting. The conference program encourages open dialogues on the role HR plays in preparing for the future workforce and workplace; delivering a world-class business performance; staying relevant to the business, people and customers in the changing landscape; and designing employee-centred experiences. The event features keynote presentations, onstage conversations and attendee group discussions.


Rita Cincotta
Vice President People & Culture
Swinburne University of Technology
Lisa Sheehan
Acting Chief People Officer, Isentia
Managing Director, Incite Consulting
Fiona Rose
Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Sean Curtain
Director of HR Services & Staff Welfare
Alfred Health
Jo Allan
Chief People Officer
Amy Singe
Executive Director - People & Culture
Melbourne Racing Club
Alison Verghese
Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Strategic HR Business Partner
City West Water
Amanda Veldman
Jane Betts
Group Executive for HR
Australian Unity
Gemma Saunders
Head of OD- Diversity & Inclusion, People & Culture
Leanne Beveridge
GM, People
Raj Tapper
Head of Customer Obsession Program
Claire Seeber
Brand Collective
Fiona Ryan
HR, Culture & Leadrship Executive
Former Group Head Culture & Leadership, Westpac
Helen Fairclough
Director, People & Culture
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
James Hoal
Senior Workforce Solution Consultant
Todd Wheatland
Conference Chairperson

Event Topics

  • HR leading people to succeed in the new world of work
  • HR transformation – talents, leadership & behaviour
  • Reshaping your people strategy to align with new business expectation and market dynamics
  • Creating next generation employee experience
  • HR Leadership – essential traits for the next decade & HR contribution to the future of work
  • Cultivating a diverse, flexible and inclusive workplace
  • Reimagining and designing the employee experience to attract and retain talents
  • Harnessing the rise of a millennial workforce
  • Enhancing the employee experience to improve productivity, engagement, performance
  • Building strong employee experience to drive a strong customer experience
  • Designing employee-centred experiences – the next wave of workplace innovation
  • HR Leadership – essential traits for the next decade & HR contribution to the future of work

Who Attends

EGM/GM/ Directors/ VP/ Heads of Human Resources, Human Capital, Human Resources,  Business Partners, People & Culture, Corporate Services, Learning and Organisational Development, Workforce, Talent, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion

Why Attend

We understand the critical role program contents play in driving engaging and informative conversations at conferences that are relevant to HR leaders, their industries and their workforce. We are connected to C-level HR 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.

“I really enjoyed the conference. It’s great to connect with other HR professionals.”
Virgin Australia
“An amazing two days of networking with fellow HR colleagues. This provided an opportunity to share and discuss key initiatives and topical issues which many of us are all facing, thereby providing a wonderful learning experience.”
Ausco Modular
“Great and worthwhile event. Very organised and informative! Lots of food for thought.”
Fairfax Media
“Fantastic event, amazing professionals with great presentations and current real-life issues to be discussed. Thank you!”

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