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    See a host of great business leaders at the HR and L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2019

    Over the past decade, Australia has been on the rise when it comes to the world's biggest companies finding a home for their Asia-Pacific headquarters. As the country's most globally recognised city, Sydney has become the most likely destination, with a wealth of admired multinational companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter now calling the city home, alongside local businesses like Atlassian and Airtasker.

    Taking a closer look at the tech industry and the importance of human resources, the HR and L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) across November 18 & 19, with a huge line-up of local and overseas speakers offering their insights. Fraser Suites Sydney is located a quick 10-minute walk away, providing the perfect luxury HR TechFest accommodation for conference attendees.

    Australia's fastest-growing HR and Tech event

    The HR and L&D Innovation Tech Fest is regarded as the largest and fastest-growing event of its kind in Australia. Held simultaneously across two days, these two interrelated conferences provide an exciting look at the future of business and innovation. The first of these events is the HR Innovation & Tech Fest, which is described as Australia's most progressive meeting of HR trailblazers, difference-makers and innovators. Exploring and celebrating the role human resources will have in shaping forward-thinking businesses in the future, dozens of talented speakers will be in attendance discussing the ideas and technology that might transform business. Across topics such as HR Tech, Learning, Talent, Workforce Analytics, Recruitment, Diversity and a host of other crucial factors, the HR Innovation & Tech Fest aims to explore how technology can lead to better people and businesses.

    The other section of the event is the L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2019. As the world of business continues to be transformed by endlessly evolving technology, finding a way to optimise Learning and Development for staff is imperative for success. While L&D was once considered solely an operational role, it has become known as an element that sits at the very strategic core of creating a high-functioning business. As new technologies have brought about a host of experimental ways that employees can learn, another aspect that has to be considered is what staff actually spend their time learning and how they will experience it. Imparting a wealth of knowledge on festival attendees, the HR and L&D Innovation Tech Fest has announced some of the world's most knowledgeable thinkers to pass on as much know-how as possible.

    One of the most experienced speakers on the line-up is Josh Bersin, president and founder of Bersin & Associates, a prominent talent research and advisory firm. Throughout his talk, titled 'The Rise of Wellbeing and Employee Experience Takes Over', Bersin will discuss how modern businesses need to ensure employee wellbeing to maximise productivity. Another speaker with a big reputation is Andy Longley, the Global Talent Director at Adidas. As a leading sports company, Adidas have looked towards the elite sporting clubs they sponsor for guidance on how corporate management can function more like a team when it comes to company culture. With many large companies struggling to create genuine corporate change when necessary, Longley and Adidas believe the answer could lie within the world of sports.

    To keep things feeling fresh and energetic throughout this bustling two days, it's important to have an expert host leading the festival. Fortunately, much-loved actor, author and television personality Andrew Daddo will return to the HR and L&D Innovation Tech Fest due to popular demand. Having played just about every kind of role on television throughout his long and successful career, Daddo also has a remarkable 27 published books, ranging from children's stories and chapter books to short stories and biographies. He also regularly engages with schools on strategies to improve literacy within the education system.

    A world-class venue for conferences and special events

    After undergoing complete redevelopment, the International Convention Centre Sydney was relaunched in 2016 with a truly special design. Situated at the meeting point of Sydney's academic, cultural and technology precincts, ICC Sydney was instantly seen as Australia's most state-of-the-art venue for hosting conventions, exhibitions and large-scale entertainment programs.

    Formally known as the Sydney Convention Centre, ICC Sydney is a first-class destination for a wide array of local and international major events that require top-notch facilities. Featuring three outstanding spaces in the Convention Centre, the Exhibition Centre and the First State Super Theatre, each provides a slightly different but equally impressive setting. From epic live music concerts to industry meetings such as the HR and L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2019, ICC Sydney is a spectacular venue for just about any purpose.

    How to get to ICC Sydney from Fraser Suites Sydney

    Located at 488 Kent Street, Fraser Suites Sydney is undoubtedly one of the ideal hotels near ICC Sydney. Taking just 10 minutes by foot, the most convenient way to reach ICC Sydney from Fraser Suites Sydney is to walk along the backstreets of Darling Harbour through Tumbalong Park. Providing luxury serviced apartments and all the world-class amenities you'd expect, Fraser Suites Sydney is the perfect HR TechFest accommodation. Find out more information and book at reservations.sydney@frasershospitality.com or call +61 2 8823 8888.