RecFest

The next chapter in resourcing…

17 September 2021
Dreamland, margate (Kent)

RecFest September

At RecFest in July 2021, the recruitment industry was reunited in-person for the first time since all of our worlds were turned upside down. It was a chance to see our colleagues and industry friends once more…and it did not disappoint!

But even with 1,000 recruiters present, so many of our community missed the chance to attend because of travel restrictions. That’s why we’re pleased to share the news that on the 17th of September, RecFest will be opening its gates once more at Dreamland in Margate, Kent!

At Recfest in September we want to give you even more! More speakers, more stages, more content, more connections, more networking and more chances to learn & upskill.

All talks will be fresh, with no content repeated from July’s RecFest, and a real focus on 2022 and beyond.

September at a Glance

08:00 AM – 08:00 PM

Opening times to RecFest September

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

30+ Industry Speakers will grace Unique Stages alongside 20 unique experiences taking place across the park

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Afternoon Entertainment Begins.

8:30 PM

Event Closing

#ExcellenceInTA

RecFest is partnering with EY in September to celebrate #ExcellenceInTA.

We want to shine the spotlight upon our industry’s passionate trailblazers and highlight their accomplishments. After the hardest year some of us have had and hiring being turned on its head, now is the time to start recognising and celebrating you, the people behind the hires, and your imperative efforts.

As the centrepiece of this campaign, we want to give YOUR STORIES a platform. If you have achieved something that you are proud of in your career then let us know by completing the form below, you also have the option to supply a short video with your submission.

We will then carefully handpick some of the stories and feature a selection at EY’s speakers corner at RecFest.

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What people said...

“Great talks, views and content shared — some new friends made, and a relatively rare opportunity in a long time to meet people we’re working with not only in person but for the very first time”

– Danny Logan (Head of Talent @ Sensat)

What people said...

“Our first RecFest and it won’t be our last! This is for anyone who works in Recruitment/HR and is a great way to learn from experienced speakers, meet interesting people plus get lots of freebies”

– Beth Thompson (Senior HR Advisor @ Direction Law)

What people said...

“What. A. Day. Great talks, old friends, new friends, fairground rides. THANK YOU The Recruitment Events Co. for bringing us back together for a wonderful day”

– Sophie Power (DBR Community)

Book your tickets!

For the first time ever, RecFest is completely FREE to attend! Your In-Person pass includes full access to Dreamland and all talks, activities, attractions and entertainment.

The Venue

Dreamland

Since RecFest’s inception, we have always been on the hunt for vibrant, cutting edge venues that break the traditional corporate event mould. In previous years, RecFest has been hosted on a boat going down the Thames, Borough Market, in a field split between 5 big top tents…so of course the next natural step would be to take over the oldest-surviving amusement park in Great Britain.

Remo Digital Event Technology For Innovation Circus

Previous Speakers

Abi Adamson

Founder, The Diversity Partnership

Dave 'Google Dave' Hazlehurst

Partner, PH.Creative

Hannah King

Global Employer Brand Lead, GSK

Hung Lee

Curator, Recruiting Brainfood

David D'Souza

Membership Director, CIPD

Event partners