Celebrate HR with us

After a year like no other, let’s celebrate HR and let the learnings guide us forward. Welcome to Sympa TALK – The HR Road Ahead.

Join us for Sympa TALK 2021, our annual international HR event where the focus this year is on The HR Road Ahead. As we travel out of the pandemic, let’s explore what we can learn from the trends that emerged in 2020 – and think on how they could shape our industry over the next decade. Where will this new HR landscape take us?

Uncover this and so much more at Sympa TALK.

Sign up for free for the Sympa Talk online event today!

September 30th

12-14 WEST     |     13-15 CEST    |     14-16 EEST

Featured speakers

Bayo Callender

Bayo Callender

Diversity and Inclusion expert, Add Gender, on advancing equality through intersectional inclusion.

Hertta Vuorenmaa

Hertta Vuorenmaa

Research Programme Director, Aalto University, on the Changing Nature of Work and the implications for people management.

Saku Tuominen

Saku Tuominen

Entrepreneur and keynote speaker, on the Future of Work, resilience, and sustainable growth in 2020s.

Joanna Clark

Joanna Clark

HR Director, Lumene, a customer story about lessons learned and experiences from the past year.

Lodewijk de Stoppelaar

Lodewijk de Stoppelaar

Director of Sales, Recruitee, on the latest trends in recruitment.


Part I

Hour 1

Introducing the topic The HR Road Ahead

Redesigning worklife, Saku Tuominen

Latest trends in recruitment, Lodewijk de Stoppelaar, Recruitee

The Changing Nature of Work and the implications for people management, Hertta Vuorenmaa, Aalto University

Part II

Hour 2

Advancing equality through intersectional inclusion, Bayo Callender, Add Gender

Learnings and experiences from the year that has passed, Joanna Clark, Lumene

Study reveal: New report of HR trends, Nick Vertigans and Linda Liljeström

Part III

After TALK

30 min online networking – Participate in one-on-one calls and chats with fellow HR professionals directly inside the event platform!

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Meet your hosts

Linda Liljeström

Linda is a Product Marketing Manager at Sympa. She is responsible for carrying out and developing internal and external communication on product related information.

Linda started out at Sympa as a consultant, prior to which she had several years of experience from project management, as well as teaching and translating. Her studies in anthropology and interaction design have helped her to understand how to be able to assist others in the best possible way, which still is her main passion.

Get to know Linda

Nick Vertigans

Nick is a senior accredited PCC coach, mentor coach, facilitator and speaker from London, helping people & teams to develop successful habits and better results.

Nick works on leadership, team and individual development. He is an NLP Practitioner, DISC facilitator, challenging people to find their own voice, in order to communicate, motivate, and perform for themselves and their teams.

Get to know Nick

Bigger and better than last year

Last year more than 1000 HR professionals joined us from all around Europe. This year Sympa TALK will be even bigger and better. Check out some highlights from Sympa TALK 2020!

Highlights from last year’s Sympa TALK

Based on our Sympa TALK 2020 panel discussion about change management, we wrote down the most crucial insights from our amazing panelists in three blog posts:

  • HR’s newfound roles and responsibilities?
  • What will HR be called in the future?
  • What type of competencies will be needed?
Read the blog posts

Great speakers, interesting topics. New ideas burst into my mind.

A really nicely organized virtual event. Thank you Sympaticos!

The experience was great, music, colours, whole atmosphere.

Thank you for a great performance, these all are very useful topics.