Marc is Founder & CEO of HRN, HR Tech World, disruptHR and iRecruit.

The phones are hopping, the co-located events are sold out and yet the registrations are flowing into the Pan European HR Network faster than ever before! Today, 3 weeks from now we find ourselves back in Amsterdam for the most important HR Gathering in Europe this year!

HR Tech Europe plays host to some of the biggest names in the World of Work including – Thinkers 50: Dan Pink (HR is Sales) and Costas Markides (Innovation Strategist) and the President  & CEO of Oracle Corporation – Mark Hurd. Mr. Hurd was listed Forbes’ Market’s Best Managers for 2009. In 2007, Mr. Hurd was named one of Fortune Magazine‘s 25 Most Powerful People in Business.


Additionally, NEW and one of the BIG highlights to this year’s programming is our “Talking Heads” session. Most customers, satisfied or unsatisfied with their HR Technology providers have specifically asked us to showcase market leaders Workday, Oracle and SuccessFactors, for what we hope is a heated debate on the Future of HR. The hope amongst our community is to have a clear roadmap on HR Technology for the next 2-3 years, and taking that information to look inwards to their own business models, corporate culture, global processes and strategies, in deciding best fit.

The Business Case

Major deals are done each year, strategic alliances forged and new strategy’s executed – a year’s worth of important meetings compacted into 2 days! Over the conferencing and hospitality, most of our customers attend the show specifically to source solutions for 2014-2015. If your company is looking to purchase new HR Technology solutions and services in the next 12 months, then Amsterdam RAI on the 24-25th of this month is the place to be!

Culture & Country Complexity

So far, we have +40 Countries represented – most of Europe is covered once again and we now find ourselves  welcoming delegations from outside Europe including North America, UAE, Qatar, India, Kazakhstan, Asia, Australia and more. True to our roots, the backbone of our networking and speaker program is the Enterprise, Country and Industry spread. Every job title ever invented in the fields of HR and IT is to be found. 1. The Decision Makers (CHRO, EVP, SVP – HR, HCM, People, Talent, Learning, Transformation, Rewards, etc.). 2. The Decision Makers that sit between HR and IT – speaking both languages (HRIT, HRIS, HRO, etc.). 3. The Decision Makers responsible for integration (HR Applications, HR Systems, Program Directors, Project Leaders, Wizards, etc.).

A Good Smart Network

A safe and neutral environment where business gets done and you are witness to the best HR & IT has to offer, no staged sales pitches, no forced meetings, ….. rather, a real community and user experience  where the event takes on a life of its own by connecting the dots and in creating; business, friendships, engagement, referrals, recommendation’s, research,  innovation, disruption, choice, change … and overarching all of these, you will find yourself eating the bread & butter of business – what’s working, what’s not working and what direction businesses are taking. Importantly, you will have access to global influencers changing the face of HR and Work!


As always, there will be bundles of fun to be had – before cocktails, live music and dinner parties; our closing session on Day 1 is what we believe to be the first Play ever to take liberties at the expense of HR & IT! Kicking off the show this year you may also enjoy the iHR Awards at the Okura Hotel on Wednesday afternoon.

Sincere and Special Thanks to our Lead Sponsors for allowing us to take the event up a couple of gears again this year – Workday, Oracle and SuccessFactors.

See you in Amsterdam!

Marc Coleman

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