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The 2019 World Employment Conference

Conference Pre-Sale until 26 March 2019

In 2019 RCSA welcomes the world.


For the first time in its 51 year history the World Employment Confederation will hold its annual conference in Australia in conjunction with the RCSA International Conference. The combined event will see the world’s thought leaders in the recruitment, staffing and workforce solutions space converge on the Sheraton Mirage Resort on the Gold Coast from the 30 October to the 1 November to explore Leadership in a New World of Work.

Every day the world is getting smaller. As rapid advancements in technology and connectivity bring us closer together, new opportunities and challenges arise yet, despite increases in automation, the rise of AI, and digital innovation changing our industry almost daily we believe, more than ever, that the future is human. The new world of work will be defined by how our individuality, our professional integrity, and our creative spirit intersects with technology but, more importantly, how we inspire people and create opportunity.

The 2019 International Conference will explore the role our industry will play in improving lives, communities, and economies through connecting individuals with meaniningful work into the future. Through bringing us together to reflect as individuals, and as a collective, this year’s conference will explore how we can empower, how we will collaborate, and how we can build trust in a new world of work. Our collective leadership will be more important than ever before and you can shape it at the World Employment Conference 2019.

Wednesday 30 October
Evening: Surf's Up Welcome Drinks

Thursday 31 October
World Employment Conference Day One
Evening: Day of the Dead Evening Festival

Friday 1 November
World Employment Conference Day Two
Evening: Conference Wrap Party

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2019 Conference Venue


Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is the Gold Coast’s only 5 star absolute beachfront resort, with life-guard patrolled Mirage Beach just steps away. Set amongst 6 hectares of sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens, Sheraton Grand Mirage is a tropical paradise. 

Gold Coast 71 Seaworld Dr
Main Beach, QLD, 4217
Tel: +61 (0) 7 5577 0000
Website: www.sheraton.com/goldcoast
Click here for map

Accommodation:

Mirage Resort Room - $285 per room per night, room only cost
Full buffet breakfast in the Terraces Restaurant - $30.00 per person, per day
Breakfast will be charged on consumption at the hotel.

If the above options do not meet your requirements, please contact the RCSA 2019 Conference Secretariat at rcsa@theassociationspecialists.com.au.


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Conference Speakers - More to be announced


Full speaker lineup announced in May 2019

Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013.

As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Ms Gillard was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the 12th biggest in the world, during the Global Financial Crisis and as Australia positioned to seize the benefits of Asia’s rise.

Ms Gillard developed Australia’s guiding policy paper, Australia in the Asian Century. She delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australian education at every level from early childhood to university education, creating an emissions trading scheme, improving the provision and sustainability of health care, aged care and dental care, commencing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities and restructuring the telecommunications sector as well as advancing a national broadband network.

In foreign policy, Ms Gillard strengthened Australia’s alliance with the United States, secured stronger architecture for the relationship with China, upgraded Australia’s ties with India, and deepened ties with Japan, Indonesia and South Korea. Ms Gillard has represented Australia at the G20, including winning Australia’s right to host the 2014 meeting, the East Asia Summit, APEC, NATO-ISAF and chaired CHOGM. Under Ms Gillard’s leadership, Australia was elected to serve on the United Nations Security Council.

Prime Minister Gillard in 2012 established the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse, which issued its landmark report on these crucial societal issues in November 2017.

She is the first woman to ever serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister. In October 2012, Ms Gillard received worldwide attention for her speech in Parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life.

Ms Gillard is a non-resident Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution in Washington. In February 2014, Ms Gillard was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education, the only multilateral organization dedicated to expanding access to quality education in developing countries.

She also serves as Patron of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education, which tackles poverty and inequality by supporting girls to go to school and succeed, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.

In July 2017, Ms Gillard became Chair of the Board of Directors of Beyond Blue, which is committed to helping Australians understand and manage their mental health.

In April 2018, Ms Gillard was appointed Inaugural Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College, London. Through research, practice and advocacy, the Institute will address women’s underrepresentation in leadership positions and the way gender negatively impacts the valuation of women leaders.

Ms Gillard also serves as an Honorary Professor at the University of Adelaide, and is Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library in Perth, Western Australia. In recognition of her public service, Ms Gillard was awarded a Companion in the Order of Australia in January 2017.

Ms Gillard’s memoirs, My Story, were published by Random House in September 2014. The second edition of her book was published in July 2015.

Gus Balbontin

Raised in the Argentinean Patagonia, Gus knew from the age of eight that he was going to travel the world even though he did not know how to make that dream a reality.

Gus earned a travel scholarship at 17 that lead him to the other side of the world in Byron Bay over the course of a year. When he returned home he carried on his mission to travel. With only a small backpack and a youthful lust for adventure Gus journeyed 40,000kms through South America without spending a cent. Meeting other travellers along the way he discussed amazing journeys and travel guidebook improvements he would share with anyone that would listen.

Eventually, he returned to Australia and stumbled upon an opportunity for a travel company that he was fated to apply for. His lack of experience was no deterrent and against the odds he secured a designer role at Lonely Planet. As far as Gus was concerned, he had landed his dream job, but it was just the beginning.

Fast forward to 2014; Gus completed an MBA, spent countless hours on planes, progressed through a number of different roles within Lonely Planet and eventually lead the company globally. The company went from books dominating the world of travel information to the internet and a mobile revolution few saw coming.

Gus is a big thinker who doesn’t let ‘life’s hurdles’ get in the way of big solutions. He has a knowledge and expertise in transformation and digital innovation that is genuinely impressive, and teaches his audience how to navigate the struggles and successes that even great brands in the world experience.

Alexia Hilbertidou

Alexia is the founder and CEO of GirlBoss NZ - a 10,500 strong army of young women who are determined to achieve gender equality in their lifetimes.

Dismayed by the under representation of women in leadership roles Alexia founded GirlBoss when she was just 16. Encouraging young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), leadership and entrepreneurship, GirlBoss is now New Zealand’s largest organisation for young women. It’s members are shaking off the statistics and preparing themselves to take their seats at the table - the boardroom table that is.

At 17, Alexia was the youngest person to lead a research project at the New Zealand Treasury - and at 18 - she was selected to seek new stars and planets on the NASA SOFIA mission. She was named the most influential young leader under the age of 25 at the Westpac Women of Influence awards and is the youngest ever recipient of the Queen’s Young Leader medal for services to the commonwealth.

Alexia proves that you are never too young (or too short) to be an agitator for change.


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Conference Social Events

Surf's Up Welcome Drinks

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Poolside, Sheraton Mirage Resort
Cost: Included in full delegate registration fees
Guest Tickets are available at a cost of $140pp

Surf’s up as we welcome you to the beautiful Gold Coast. Grab a drink and build a sandcastle with colleagues from around the world. Or meet some new friends over some fresh seafood and a coldie as we roll out a good old fashion bbq.

Day of the Dead Evening Festival

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: Miami Marketta
Cost: Included in full delegate registration fees
Guest Tickets are available at a cost of $200pp

As a busy day comes to a close, it’s time to let your hair down and rattle those bones. Enjoy a spooktacular feast in a spine chilling setting as you dance the night away amongst the street food stalls and roving performers to celebrate the Día de los Muertos festival in style.

Conference Wrap Party

Date: Friday, 1 November 2019
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: The Star Gold Coast
Cost: Included in full delegate registration fees
Guest Tickets are available at a cost of $140pp

As the sun sets on the 2019 Conference, Join us for a casual evening of relaxation as we wave farewell to old friends and new, and reflect upon yet another fantastic conference.


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Buy Tickets

 

Conference Pre-Sale
 
RCSA Member Rates 

Pre-Sale Tickets (Book before March 26)
$1999.00 + GST

Non-Members

Early Bird Rate
$2,599.00 + GST

Non Recruitment Agency Pricing
$3,800 + GST

Book before COB Tuesday 26 March to receive 10% off Early Bird Rates.
Offer only available to RCSA Members.

Click here to purchase tickets for the 2019 World Employment Conference

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Terms & Conditions


Please note:

  • Accommodation bookings are available via the Conference registration link.
  • If you would like to extend your stay outside the conference dates, please contact RCSA 2019 Conference Secretariat at rcsa@theassociationspecialists.com.au to check availability
  • Only bookings through the conference link will obtain these rates
  • Rates are correct at time of printing and subject to availability at time of booking
  • Rates given are per room per night and include GST
  • Rates above are based on a maximum of 2 people per room
  • Pre-payment is required at the time of booking and no refunds are available after 30 September 2019
  • Incidentals must be settled directly with the hotel on your departure
  • All major credit cards are accepted. When settling your account at the hotel/resort with a credit card, please note that a credit card transaction fee may be charged
  • Late arrivals: if you plan to arrive after 1800 hours, please advise the RCSA 2019 Conference Secretariat to ensure the room is held for you
  • Check in time is 15:00 and check out time is 12:00

Cancellation Fees:

  • All alterations and cancellations to accommodation bookings can be made via the Conference registration link, otherwise please contact the RCSA 2019 Conference Secretariat at rcsa@theassociationspecialists.com.au.
  • After 30 September 2019 no changes to accommodation bookings are permitted.
  • Cancellation after 30 September (including no shows): Guests will be required to pay 100% of the total accommodation charges.
  • Early departure: Refunds will not be applicable for guests wanting to depart early – total night’s stay will be billed as per the rooming list.

Conference Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be made in writing to the RCSA 2019 Conference Secretariat at rcsa@theassociationspecialists.com.au.

  • By 31 July 2019 - full registration fees will be refunded
  • Between 13 July 2019 to 20 September 2019 – 50% cancellation fee will apply to registration fees paid
  • After 20 September 2019 - no refund on monies paid

However, you may transfer your registration to another person, at no additional cost, if you are unable to attend.
Please note that any accommodation cancellations within 30 days of arrival will incur a 100% cancellation fee of total accommodation charges.

Conference Enquiries:
For all conference enquiries please contact the RCSA Conference Secretariat:
Kate Griffiths
02 9431 8600
rcsa@theassociationspecialists.com.au



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