The HR Technology Conference & Exposition will be held online Oct. 27 – 30, 2020, becoming the latest industry event to, for now, abandon the idea of in-person gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The digital conference, which will be free to attend, will present exhibits of new technology as well as keynotes by industry analyst Josh Bersin and Leapgen founder Jason Averbrook. While the full event schedule is still under development, LRP Media Group, which organizes the event, says a number of live-streamed events will be offered.HR Technology Conference & Exposition to be held online, the latest industry event to abandon (for now) the idea of in-person gatherings during Covid-19. @HRTechConf #HR #HRTech Click To Tweet
LRP also said “hundreds” of HR technology vendors will participate in the conference’s virtual exhibition. Among them are ADP, BambooHR, Cornerstone OnDemand, Kronos, Lever, Oracle, Phenom, Ultimate Software and Workday.
“By going entirely virtual, we’re safely building new avenues for our attendees while continuing to deliver world-class access to the technologies and resources that will help HR navigate the now and what lies ahead,” said Rebecca McKenna, LRP vice president of global events and publisher.
HR Technology Events Gone Virtual
That the event is moving online doesn’t come as a surprise given the continued brakes the coronavirus has applied to travel, gatherings of most any sort and the economy in general. After UNLEASH cancelled its May Las Vegas event and SHRM doused its Annual conference in June, most vendors and purchasers all-but assumed that HR Tech would be either postponed or made digital.
HR technology vendors have reported disruptions to their sales efforts, which rely heavily on industry-wide events like HR Tech and UNLEASH, as well vendor-sponsored meetings such as Ultimate Software’s Ultimate Connections, SAP SuccessFactors’ SuccessConnect and Phenom’s IAMPHENOM.
The inability to meet with customers and present demonstrations in person has slowed purchasing discussions throughout the economy, although telephone and telecommunications companies have been the least impacted in terms of sales activity, according to eMarketer.
The website said 21% of companies in that sector had their sales efforts substantially disturbed. By comparison, 60% of personal and consumer services firms reported disruption, as did 46% of manufacturing companies.
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