Top 10 Must-Attend European Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Events

Are you a recruiter looking to polish your expertise? You’re at the right place. Whether you’re a pro in this field or just starting out, attending industry events is a great way to learn new strategies, network, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Europe is hosting a range of events to choose from. We have carefully selected the top 10 European recruitment and talent acquisition events you won’t want to miss:


Mirthe Van Brussel on March 20, 2024 Average reading time: 6 min
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Top 10 Must-Attend European Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Events
1. RecFest

Have you ever been to Coachella? RecFest is like the Coachella of the recruitment world. To be held on 11th July 2024 in Knebworth, UK, this is a vibrant festival-style event that brings together thousands of recruiters, HR professionals, and industry experts for a day of networking, learning, and fun. With multiple stages featuring talks and panel discussions from top speakers, as well as interactive workshops and exhibitions, RecFest is a must-attend event for anyone looking to stay ahead in the world of talent acquisition.

You should note that RecFest isn’t just about professional development. It’s also about creating a sense of community within the recruitment industry. Attendees can expect to make valuable connections with peers and industry leaders while enjoying live music, food, and other entertainment throughout the day. With its dynamic and engaging atmosphere, this event offers a unique opportunity to break away from the traditional conference format and experience something truly memorable.

2. RecBuzz

RecBuzz is another event that stands out on the European recruitment calendar. With a focus on innovation and cutting-edge technology, RecBuzz is the place to be for recruiters looking to stay ahead of the game. Scheduled for 16th – 17th April 2024 in Barcelona, RecBuzz will cover it all, from AI-powered recruitment tools to the latest in employer branding strategies.

RecBuzz is more than just a passive experience where attendees sit and listen to speakers. It’s an interactive platform where participants can engage with the latest recruitment technologies firsthand. If you’re interested in trying out a new applicant tracking system or learning how to leverage data analytics to improve your hiring process, RecBuzz offers hands-on workshops and demonstrations that cater to a wide range of interests and skill levels.

3. Werf& Live

Werf& Live is an annual gathering of recruitment professionals in the Netherlands and Belgium. This event, being held on May 28th, 2024, is a great opportunity to connect with peers and learn from industry experts. It features talks, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Werf& Live is also a platform for showcasing the latest trends and innovations in the recruitment industry. Attendees can expect to discover new tools and strategies to enhance their recruitment efforts, whether it’s through exploring cutting-edge technologies or learning about best practices from leading practitioners in the field.

4. UNLEASH World

One of the largest HR technology conferences in Europe, this year, UNLEASH World is being held on the 16th and 17th of October, 2024 in Paris. This event brings together thousands of HR professionals to explore the latest trends and innovations in the industry.

UNLEASH World is about engaging with like-minded professionals and building connections that can drive innovation and collaboration in the HR field. With its diverse lineup of speakers and exhibitors, this offers a comprehensive overview of the latest technologies and trends that will shape the future of the industry.

5. eRecruitment Congress

eRecruitment Congress, on 19th March 2024 in Amsterdam, is a must-attend event for anyone involved in online recruitment. From social media recruiting to mobile recruiting strategies, this covers all aspects of digital recruitment in a dynamic and engaging format.

eRecruitment Congress also provides attendees with practical insights and actionable strategies they can implement immediately to improve their online recruitment efforts. As a recruiter, you’ll walk away after these two days with valuable tips and tactics for attracting and engaging top talent in today’s digital landscape.

6. ExpoFestival

ExpoFestival is a unique event that combines a traditional job fair with a festival atmosphere. With live music, food trucks, and interactive exhibits on 13th March 2024, this event in Austria was a fun and innovative way to connect with potential candidates and showcase your employer brand. Be sure to be there in 2025.

7. Talent Intelligence Conference

Are you looking to use the power of data and analytics in your talent acquisition efforts as a recruiter? Talent Intelligence Conference is the event for you, from 23rd to 25th September 2024. This covers the latest trends and strategies in talent intelligence including predictive analytics and talent mapping techniques.

Talent Intelligence Conference provides attendees with practical case studies and real-world examples of how data-driven approaches can lead to better hiring decisions and improve overall business outcomes.

8. RecruitTech CEE

RecruitTech CEE is the premier recruitment technology conference, scheduled on the 23rd and 24th of May, 2024 in Budapest, Hungary. This event focuses on emerging technologies and innovative solutions, making it a great opportunity to discover new tools and strategies to streamline your recruitment process.

RecruitTech CEE offers a platform for networking and collaboration among industry professionals. This helps create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement in the recruitment technology space. Whether you’re a vendor showcasing your latest products or a recruiter looking for cutting-edge solutions, RecruitTech CEE has something for everyone.

9. Recruitment Tech Demo Day

Recruitment Tech Demo Day is a showcase of the latest recruitment technology solutions on the market. This year, it’s taking place on 18th April in Mechelen. From applicant tracking systems to AI-powered chatbots, this event allows recruiters to see these tools in action and also meet the developers behind them.

Recruitment Tech Demo Day is more than just about seeing demos. It’s also about having meaningful conversations with industry experts and gaining insights into how these technologies can be tailored to meet your specific recruitment needs.

10. TalentPro

TalentPro is a leading talent management conference in Germany. This event focuses on leadership development, employee engagement, and workforce planning. On 11th and 12th June 2024 in Munich, Germany, you must attend this if you’re looking to drive organizational success through effective talent management strategies.

TalentPro is not just a platform for theoretical discussions. It also provides attendees with practical tools and frameworks they can use to address real-world talent management challenges and drive tangible results within their organizations.

To Wrap it All Up…

Attending industry events is a great way for recruiters to connect with peers and experts in the field, and stay ahead of the competition. If you’re interested in learning about the latest technology solutions, polishing your talent acquisition strategies, or simply networking with like-minded professionals, you’ll regret missing out on these 10 European recruitment and talent acquisition events that have something for everyone.

So mark your calendars, pack your bags, and get ready for unforgettable learning experiences.



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