World Leaders in Recruitment Summit

How can leaders successfully navigate a changing & challenging recruitment market?


September 27 @ 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM BST




Talent Solutions Leaders|Recruitment Leaders


London, UK
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Date September 27 @ 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM BST
Venue / Location NatWest Conference Centre Free

Change is the only constant in a talent marketplace that has been fundamentally transformed by new workforce trends and an explosion of technology for every part of the candidate and employee journey.

This has enhanced the perception of recruitment as a professional service, with talent solution providers valued as strategic partners by employers adapting to a more dispersed, flexible and multi-generational workforce.

As the movement towards skills-based hiring gathers momentum, how can recruiters stay ahead of the curve and help employers to adapt?

As the deployment of AI and Analytics become integral to client delivery, how can recruiters overcome the obstacles to adoption and integration of tech to grow more profitably?

What new skills and roles are needed in recruitment to deliver more data-led services?

With employers around the world more open to a global, contingent workforce solutions, how can recruiters differentiate to compete and resource their services more cost-effectively?

As global staffing and talent solution firms look to compete through strategic acquisitions, will we see more consolidation in recruitment?

Join us for this year’s World Leaders in Recruitment Summit, which will bring together leaders from the biggest and best staffing and talent solutions firms to explore strategies for success. Panel debates and focused roundtable discussions with peers and leading providers will help leaders make better decisions about their talent, technology, and partners to deliver more profitable solutions. 


  • 08:30 - 09:00 Arrival & refreshments
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Welcome & state of the industry – Alex & Ken
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Future of work panel: How can recruiters retool for skills-based hiring?
    • What are the drivers for skills-based hiring & how can recruiters enable this evolution? 
    • How will skills-based hiring help employers to maximise a more dispersed, flexible and multi-generational workforce? 
    • What part will AI and talent intelligence play in skills-based hiring? 
    • What new recruitment skills & roles are needed to deliver SBH solutions? 
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Global trends: Capitalising on international growth opportunities
    • How can talent solution providers maximise opportunities for more profitable growth through M&A, partners, tech optimisation or new talent strategies? 
    • Which services, solutions and sectors will deliver long-term growth? 
    • What’s on the regulatory horizon in the world’s best recruitment growth markets? 
    • How can recruiters’ de-risk contingent services, build contractor communities, and maximise outsourcing solutions to scale services more profitably?  
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Roundtable discussion
  • 11:00 - 11:20 BREAK
  • 11:20 - 11:50 Tech & Talent: Making recruitment tech work harder & talent work smarter 
    • How can staffing and talent solution firms future-proof their tech stack and overcome the obstacles to adoption and integration? 
    • What skills & roles are needed to better optimise AI, Automation and Analytics tools in recruitment?  
    • How can tech providers improve optimisation & customer success? 
  • 11:50 - 12:20 Workforce trends: Solutions for a transforming talent marketplace  
    • What are the economic drivers of recovery in UK recruitment, what will impact hiring confidence and which sectors offer the highest growth for recruiters? 
    • What will the most in-demand talent solutions be in 2025? 
    • How can RPO and MSP providers differentiate from established providers and challengers to compete for the best clients? 
    • How can recruiters help employers to maximise a more diverse & multi-generational workforce? 
  • 12:20 - 12:50 Industry keynote Q&A: James Reed
  • 12:50 - 13:00 Audience Q&A
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch


  • James Reed
    James Reed CBE Reed Chairman & CEO
  • Bev White
    Bev White Nash Squared CEO
  • Doug Rode
    Doug Rode Page Group UK MD
  • Michael Stull
    Michael Stull Manpower Group UK Senior Vice President
  • Simon Windfield
    Simon Winfield Hays CEO - UK&I
  • Janine Chidlow
    Janine Chidlow WilsonHCG Managing Director
  • Barry Winkless
    Barry Winkless Cpl Chief Strategy Officer
  • Keely Woodley
    Keely Woodley Grant Thornton UK LLP Partner, Head of Corporate Finance
  • Charles daw
    Charles Daw giant group MD
  • Tijs van Tilburg
    Tijs van Tilburg Textkernel VP Global Key Accounts
  • Steve Lewis
    Steve Lewis Hireguide VP Sales, Search & Staffing
  • Chris Biggs
    Chris Biggs NatWest Relationship Director, Corporate Banking
  • Mike Barnard Acacium CEO
  • Timo Lehne SThree CEO
  • Deirdra Moynihan Venn Group Founder & CEO



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Event Types
Event Audience
Talent Solutions Leaders, Recruitment Leaders
Event Intro
How can leaders successfully navigate a changing & challenging recruitment market?
Event Region
London, UK
Virtual / In-Person


NatWest Conference Centre
250 Bishopsgate
London, Greater London E1 6AA United Kingdom
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