An introduction to the Hr NETWORK ‘SMART CULTURE’ Conference & Exhibition 2019

The workplace of today is more dynamic than ever before and so it demands a more innovative and creative approach to building a satisfying and rewarding environment for its employees. Attracting the best talent  and driving employee engagement impacts happiness and ultimately affects employee performance. Speakers from a range of award-winning organisations who, by adopting a SMART CULTURE approach, have increased productivity, enhanced job satisfaction and gained a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace and will share some of their best practice.

The Hr NETWORK Conference & Exhibition 2019 will take place at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh’s West End on Thursday 9th May 2019 with around 350 delegates from the world of people management and development in Scotland. SMART CULTURE is the main theme and leading experts and practitioners from across the HR landscape will discuss a range of hugely relevant topics relating to this intriguing subject. Delegates will hear two Key Note speakers as well as the wide range of breakout session speakers who will provide insight in to creating a smart culture throughout the organisation.

The Hr NETWORK Planning Team are delighted to confirm the full speaker programme which includes a wide range of topics including: Employee Experience, Strategic HR, Smart Employment Law and much more. Secure your conference place now, which you can do so easily by completing the form (link available below).

Some of the great organisations that you can expect to see speaking at the Conference include:
Westjet (Canada); Arnold Clark Group; Nucleus; Burness Paull; Scottish Rugby; Tennent’s; SSE; CYBG Virgin Money and many more!

Stream 1

Session 1 – Employee Experience: Delighting your employees the same way as your customers
Session 2 – Smart Culture, Smart Workplaces, Smart Conversations…Smart Employment Law
Session 3 – Transformational HR: How HR can thrive in a world of disruption

Stream 2

Session 4 – Talent Foundations: Transforming talent at Tennent’s
Session 5 – Transforming CYBG and Virgin Money: Creating high performance through purpose and culture
Session 6 – Health & Wellbeing: Using Wellbeing to create a positive culture at work

Stream 3

Session 7 – From Employee Engagement to People Experience: How taking a joined up approach delivers business performance
Session 8 – Learning & Development: Creating a leadership led approach to workforce development
Session 9 – Strategic People Planning at Scottish Rugby: Transitioning from changing room to boardroom

Stream 4

Session 10 – Culture Masterclass: Understanding people & change
Session 11 – A Diverse Workforce: Embedding diversity & inclusion in the culture of the organisation
Session 12 – Agile Working: The real impact on engagement and talent attraction

Delegate Package includes:

  • 2 x Keynote Speakers
  • Choice of up to 4 Sessions
  • Access to Exhibitor & Network Area
  • Lunch & Refreshments during the day

Delegate Costs:

  • HR Practitioner (non commercial) – £165+VAT
  • Others (including: Consultants and Independent Advisors) – £215+VAT

Conference Itinerary:

  • Date: Thursday 9th May 2019
  • Venue: Grosvenor Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF
  • Registration 8.30am to 9.15m
  • Conference Start: 9.30am
  • Lunch 1pm to 1.45pm
  • Refreshments: Includes morning & afternoon refreshments and lunch
  • Conference Close: 4.50pm

If you have any enquiries with reference to the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Planning Team on Tel: 0131 625 3267 or email:



Pictures from the Hr NETWORK Conference & Exhibition 2018