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HR Tech World announces Arianna Huffington to keynote at its largest European show in October 2017 in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, 11 July, 2017 - HR Tech World, the fastest growing international show on the Future of Work, announced that businesswoman and author, Arianna Huffington will be delivering the headline keynote at its largest European show taking place at the Amsterdam RAI from 24-25 October, 2017.

Arianna Huffington is Co-founder and former editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, CEO & founder of Thrive Global and over the last decade, has consistently featured in the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. In Amsterdam Ms Huffington will go beyond the political debate to discuss the critical importance of diversity and well-being, highlighting their impact on leadership and culture, as well as workforce performance and profitability.


“We are truly delighted and proud to be welcoming Arianna Huffington to HR Tech World Amsterdam”, said Marc Coleman, CEO and Founder of HR Tech World. “When it comes to innovation and disruption in the workplace, diversity is key. 2017 is our year to celebrate gender diversity in leadership. Arianna will share her own experiences on how we can better thrive through understanding the relationship between diversity, productivity and well-being in C21st organizations; she will be a huge source of inspiration for our attendees.”


HR Tech World will return to Amsterdam this year for its largest ever European show to date to gather the Who's Who of the industry – thinkers, doers and innovators from across the globe to collaborate. Attendees will share industry knowledge and ideas about the impact new technologies will have on jobs and industries, and how to manage the disruption they create. HR Tech World will deliver its unique content with +150 sessions and keynotes featuring inspirational thinkers and speakers who are in the vanguard of the Future of Work.

HR Tech World is proud to be working with the biggest global market leaders including SAP SuccessFactors and Workday, who are major investors at this year’s show. Among the other sponsors at the HR Tech World Expo, expect to meet Crossknowldge, ADP, Smartrecruiters, Avature, NGA HR, Adobe, Workforce, Cornerstone, IBM, Phenom People, Restless Bandit, Deloitte, alongside firms such as Microsoft, General Electric, Pfizer, Kraft, Google, Facebook, and many other innovative organizations.

About HR Tech World

Founded in 2011, HR Tech World is the largest international enterprise HR show focused on the Future of Work & Technology with locations in London, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Paris that has scaled to 10,000 attendees from over 120 countries in 2017.

The show combined with its strong community is having a powerful impact on shaping the Future of Work and helps organizations optimize, enable, and unleash their people by sharing industry knowledge about the latest trends and issues on the interface between people, technology and organizations, and what it means for the future. Our clients include the most exciting brands and forward thinking organizations in the world. Our shows feature impressive leading business visionaries including Sir Richard Branson, Rachel Botsman, Gary Hamel, Sir Ken Robinson and Arianna Huffington to share their ground-breaking perspectives. The shows offer a unique mix of insight and debate, and a networking opportunity that creates a vibe not found at any other show.

The HR Tech World shows have become the marketplace of choice for the HR Community.

Press Registration

Press registration

All press and media representatives who plan to attend HR Tech World in Amsterdam must register their interest in attending the show. The HR Tech World PR team will review registrations received and send notification by email within 5 working days, as to whether attendance is approved.

Press Passes are free-of-charge to all press/media/ industry analysts/ bloggers with valid and current credentials. Passes provide access to all Keynote and Break-out Sessions, all activities in the HR Tech World Expo, the Conference bag and access to presentations post-event. Press delegates will also have access to the Press Lounge & Workroom.

Please note: You will be required to show identification and credentials when you arrive at the Amsterdam RAI.If you have any questions about registration or require assistance, please contact Andi Lustak at

Press FAQS

Q: How do members of the press qualify for a press pass?
A: Reporters, editors and freelance journalists will need to provide proof of the organization they represent and/ or provide a direct link to their latest written article or report, with name included, posted at an editorial or analyst website. The PR Team will not search a website for an article and publication home pages will not be accepted. A direct link is required.

Q: How do industry analysts qualify for a press pass?
A: Freelance writers and analysts from recognised publications and organizations must provide both a business card with an analyst house title and a sample of an industry-related report published in the past six months.

Q: Are financial analysts able to obtain a press pass?
A: Financial analysts, regardless of editorial assignments, will not be given editorial press passes.

Q. Are bloggers able to obtain a press pass?
A. Bloggers are subject to the same press registration process as all other media, and registration will be judged individually and based upon the credibility of the blog itself. Bloggers must have covered HR topics for a minimum of three months with a consistent posting rate (at least 2 posts a week). Additional information, such as Technorati ratings and number of hits/page views, will also be taken into consideration.

Q: How are pre-show interviews arranged?
A: Contact Andi Lustak at to arrange pre-show interviews with speakers and HR Tech World Founder and CEO, Marc Coleman.