Emerge 2022 marked the much-anticipated return of APSCo Australia's full-day, face-to-face conference for recruitment industry leaders and managers.
Held at the iconic Sydney Opera House, one of Australia's most culturally significant and inspiring spaces, Emerge 2022 brought diverse panels of experts and influencers, together from some of the world's leading organisations, and featured a robust lineup of honest and engaging conversations that delved deep into the complexities of hiring in today's unchartered waters.
We dived head-first into the state of the nation with an up-to-date economic outlook from Westpac's Besa Deda and explored this year's most pressing legislative issues, with our 'Legislation and what lies ahead' panellists. Some of recruitment's best-known faces challenged and explored our new world of work and shared stories of innovation, and new ways of working, plus robust conversations on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
We concluded with some long-awaited networking drinks - overlooking Sydney's stunning harbour.
EDITORIAL COMMENTARY FROM EMERGE 2022
Attendees can now view PowerPoint presentations from some of our key presenters.
The presentations can be found via My Portal on the APSCo Australia website.
Please navigate down the left-hand side to My Content > Event Resources.
If you do not have log-in details for the APSCo Australia website, please contact Carly Fordred to arrange this for you.
Attendees enjoyed networking drinks to conclude the day.
Westpac Business Bank
High-performance recruitment coach and recruitment industry blogger and commentator.
Ready Set Recruit Legal
Partner - Employment Law
Advisor, consultant, mentor, investor and trainer to the recruitment, staffing, professional services, and social media sectors.
Co-Founder and Director
Group Managing Director
The Diversity Council of Australia
Diversity & Inclusion Director APAC
Senior Manager, Global Immigration
Ernst & Young
Partner, Labour & Employment Practice Group
Squire Patton Boggs
Diversity and Inclusion Talent Partner
|9:00am - 9:05am|
APSCo Australia Managing Director's Welcome
Lesley Horsburgh, Managing Director, APSCo Australia
|9:05am - 9:10am|
APSCo Australia Chair Opening and Introductions
Stephen Smith, Director, Sirius People
|9:10am - 9:15am||From our Major Sponsor|
Mark Gilham, Engagement Director APAC, Vincere
|9:15am - 10:00am|
Opening Keynote: Economic Outlook 2022 and beyond
|Besa Deda, Chief Economist, Westpac Business Bank|
|10:00am - 10:30am|
Presenter Ross Clennet takes a deep dive into the challenges of the industry
Ross Clennett, High-performance recruitment coach and recruitment industry blogger and commentator, RossClennett.com
10.30am - 10:50am
Sponsored by SEEK
|10:50am - 11:30am|
Legislation and what lies ahead.
Hear the experts discuss the current legislative challenges that face the professional recruitment industry as workplaces navigate an evolving backdrop of hybrid models and changes in regulation, compliance and Immigration.
Facilitated by Ross Clennett
Nicola Martin, Partner, Labour & Employment Practice Group, Squire Patton Boggs
George Haros, Partner - Employment Law, Gadens
Martin Richardson, Founder, Ready Set Recruit Legal
Maroun Elias, Senior Manager, Global Immigration, Ernst & Young
|11:30am - 11:45am|
Audience Q&A with Ross and the Panel
|11.45am - 12.10pm|
Presentation from Greg Savage
|Greg Savage, Advisor, consultant, mentor, investor and trainer to the recruitment, staffing, professional services, and social media sectors.|
|12:010pm - 12:55pm|
There's few people who can boast decades of leadership and influence in the recruitment profession quite like Greg Savage. So who better to dig into the details behind 3 very different businesses - all responding to changing market conditions with some fascinating approaches.
Facilitated by Greg Savage
Mark Smith, Managing Director, people2people
Simon Hair, Managing Director, Precision Sourcing
Emily Mcleod, Co-founder, and Director of WOW Recruitment
12:55pm - 1:40pm
Sponsored by SEEK
|1:40pm - 2:40pm|
Simon Hammond, Chairman, 50 Crates
|2:40pm - 3:10pm|
Simon and his special guests discuss the social experiment that helped unsuspecting recruiters understand what it really means to Make People Matter.
Simon Hammond and special guests
|2:50pm - 3:10pm|
Audience Q&A with Simon and special guests
3:10pm - 3:30pm
Sponsored by SEEK
3:30 - 3:50pm
Nick Kamper Presentation
Nick Kamper, CEO, Purpose Bureau
|3:50pm - 4:35pm|
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging - A Panel discussion
This facilitated panel discussion will explore what’s happening within recruitment firms that have implemented D&I initiatives, what impact it’s having, and the lessons learned. It will also dive into how clients are approaching D&I in their hiring and how has EDI&B has evolved since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.
Facilitated by Nick Kamper, CEO, Purpose Bureau
Rani Nandan, Diversity & Inclusion Director APAC, PageGroup
Stephanie Zuniga-Maher, Diversity and Inclusion Talent Partner, Canva
|4:40pm - 5:00pm|
Brianna Cattanach and Danielle Johnson – fireside chat
|5:00pm - 8:00pm|
Emerge 2022 Cocktail Evening
Proudly sponsored by The Ayers Group
To express your interest in Emerge sponsorship, please contact Paul Ferris at APSCo Australia.
Opportunities are exclusive and limited. Get in touch with Paul today.