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2020 Guide to Staffing Industry Events 

Triumph Business Capital

January 13, 2020

Even with all of the technology that drives the day-to-day business operations of staffing companies, live, in-person events should be part of a staffing company’s yearly business development strategy.   

Events give you the opportunity to meet and learn from industry leaders, network with potential clients and most importantly, give you the opportunity to come back to your business with a fresh perspective and maybe some tips and best practices to implement.  

We’ve gathered more than 20 of the top staffing industry conferences and expos happening this year. Check them out below. 


JANUARY 28-30, 2020 

Talent Acquisition Week
San Francisco, CA 

This year’s Talent Acquisition Week, “Take a Step into the Future of Talent Acquisition,” provides insights on staffing trends, the latest talent acquisition strategies, and employer branding to create a one-of-a-kind experience for HR professionals, marketers, communications teams, and anyone involved in the hiring process. 

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JANUARY 29-31, 2020 

People, Analytics & Future of Work
San Francisco, CA 

People, Analytics & Future of Work (PAFW 2020) is dedicated to “Honoring the Human Experience in the Age of AI & Perpetual Change.” In keeping with the motto, “People Data for Good,” the conference brings together leaders, practitioners, vendors, academics, and anyone interested in how people data and analytics will affect the future of work. 

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FEBRUARY 11-12, 2020 

Hiring Success 20
San Francisco, CA 

Put on by SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success 20 conference offers insights from thought leaders on talent acquisition strategies, networking opportunities, and learning as well as the chance to earn a Recruiting Rockstar certification. 

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FEBRUARY 26-28, 2020 

EX Impact 2020
Orlando, FL 

Exploring the theme, “Employee 3.0: People and Communities- Creating Unique Employee Experiences for Your Organization,” the fifth EX Impact Summit is dedicated to addressing employee engagement in a time of change and includes sessions on how to create organic people-centric cultures that empower organizations. 

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MARCH 9-12, 2020 

SIA Executive Forum: North America 
Miami Beach, FL 

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) brings together top execs, world-renowned keynote speakers, and state-of-the-art suppliers as well as SIA’s own proprietary industry data to help attendees amplify their strategies. This year’s theme is “Strategies for a New World” and includes presentations like “Breaking Through the Barriers to Growth” and “Tech Stack 2020.” 

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MARCH 9-11, 2020 

HR West 2020
Oakland, CA 

A mainstay in the San Francisco Bay area for 36 years, the HR West conference attracts more than 1,000 participants from all over the country with a large concentration from Silicon Valley companies and their HR experts. The conference offers 14 credits and has more than 70 sessions, ensuring development and networking opportunities for every location, niche, and specialty. 

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MARCH 18-19, 2020 

HRD Summit US
Boston, MA 

The HRD Summit attracts more than 600 people directors on topics important to “curators of the new business landscape” to explore leadership, talent, engagement, and learning. 

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MARCH 23-25, 2020 

2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference
Aventura, FL  

The 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference is all about bringing your people strategy into alignment with business strategy. Workshops, opportunities for hands-on-practice, peer-to-peer networking, and more are provided by the Human Capital Institute (HCI). 

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MARCH 23-25, 2020 

HR Transform
Las Vegas, NV 

Organized by HR Tech, HR Transform 2020 addresses how to engage passive candidates, the gamification of HR, making the most of feedback tools, and more. The event attracts people professionals, entrepreneurs, and talent partners from across the globe. 

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MARCH 23-25, 2020 

SourceCon 2020
Seattle, WA 

Are you a recruiter or sourcer who wants open sourcing? SourceCon is for you. It brings together industry innovators and recruiting thought leaders to explore tips, tricks and techniques that are proven to find top candidates. 

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MARCH 23-26, 2020 

i4cp 2020 Conference
Scottsdale, AZ 

i4cp does away with vendors and consultants and focuses purely on peer-to-peer learning opportunities with some of the most innovative speakers in the industry today. It’s designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders and covers the next practices to focus on to beat out the competition in the years ahead. 

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MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2020 

ProcureCon Contingent Staffing
Phoenix, AZ 

ProcureCon Contingent Staffing is a peer-led, interactive experience offering the tools necessary to help professionals elevate their contingent workforce programs; growth, talent engagement, program oversight, analytical capabilities, and more.  

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APRIL 6-7, 2020 

TAtech Leadership Summit on AI & Machine Learning in Talent Acquisition 
Chicago, IL 

The TAtech Leadership Summit on AI & Machine Learning in Talent Acquisition opens with a half-day Artificial Intelligence 101 program co-presented by TAtechDirectEmployers and and welcome reception in the evening. Day two is a full-day event dedicated to the latest trends, developments, opportunities, and challenges associated with the application of AI in recruiting. 

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MAY 11-14, 2020 

workhuman Live
San Antonio, TX 

workhuman live is a unique experience dedicated to the humanistic approach. Explore data behind gratitude, get details on implementing human rights in the workplace, and dig into provocative issues related to the future of work—all after a morning yoga and meditation session. 

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MAY 11-13, 2020 

Indeed Interactive 2020
Austin, TX 

Gain new insights from those disrupting the talent acquisition industry and pick up new tools that can help with your recruiting and retention strategies. 

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MAY 13-14, 2020 

TAtech North America & UNLEASH America Joint Mega Conference
Las Vegas, NV 

Referred to as the “grandmother of all TA technology conferences,” this event brings business and thought leaders to the stage plus offers a wealth of B2B networking opportunities and some of the best parties and after-parties in recruiting. 

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MAY 13-15, 2020 

Denver, CO 

RecruitCon 2020 is dedicated to helping talent acquisition and management execs as well as leaders uncover new recruiting practices and leveraging analytics to streamline the hiring process. Workshops run on the 13th with the main conference on the 14th and 15th. 

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JUNE 28-JULY 1, 2020 

San Diego, CA 

“The World We Shape” is the theme for SHRM 20, an annual conference and expo filled with inspiring speakers, learning opportunities, and networking. Topics for this year include compensation and benefits, culture, employment law, global HR, HR department of one, HR tech, inclusion and diversity, and more. 

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SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2020 

NAPS 2020 Annual Conference
Henderson, NV 

The National Association of Personal Services (NAPS) is considered the premier education opportunity representing the search, recruiting and staffing industry, attracting more than 400 attendees each year. 

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SEPTEMBER 14-17, 2020 

SIA CWS Summit North America & SIA Collaboration in the Gig Economy
Dallas, TX 

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) run two back-to-back conferences for workforce solutions professionals. The first is Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS), which runs the 14-15 and offers insights on best practices, strategies, and future preparedness. The second, Collaboration in the Gig Economy, runs the 15-17 and explores solutions for sourcing, deploying and retaining talent in the gig economy. 

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OCT 20-22, 2020 

Staffing World

The American Staffing Association’s Staffing World is an immersive convention experience unlike any before it in the staffing industry. 

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