HRPA Conference & Trade Show 2019

Welcome to HRPA’s 2019
Annual Conference & Trade Show

HRPA’s 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show is the world’s second largest Human Resources conference, attracting HR and business professionals from across Canada and around the globe. This three-day event — January 30 to February 1, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building — features world-renowned keynote speakers, 160+ HR professional development sessions, networking events and more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest HR products and services.

Positive climate change at work

The HRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Trade Show explores Work Climate – the shared perceptions, mood, and attitudes about an organization. Distinct from work culture, work climate addresses the organization members’ experience. In an environment that’s increasingly driven by automation and a diverse workforce, how do we create positive work climates that enable people’s potential to thrive while improving business value?

Learn how to help your organization cultivate an optimal work climate to achieve productivity, innovation, inclusion, and high performance.


Here’s what you can expect during your conference experience:

Focused HR professional development

More than 160 HR education sessions featuring top HR subject matter experts from around the world presenting sessions across ten HR learning tracks:

  • Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace
  • Human Resources, Metrics, Reporting, and Financial Management
  • Labour and Employee Relations
  • Learning and Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Personal Leadership
  • Professional Practice
  • Strategy
  • Total Rewards
  • Workforce Planning and Talent Management
  • Qualifies for CPD hours

Canada’s largest HR trade show

Discover the latest HR products and services from the industry’s leading names and brands; connect with representatives from Canada’s leading HR schools, consultants and small HR service providers; and explore more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest HR trends and innovations.

Convince Your Boss

Need to convince your boss that the HRPA 2019 Conference and Trade Show is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn, network, and meet one-on-one with people that can bring real value to your organization?

We’ve provided a Business Justification Letter template: a breakdown of the key information we think your boss will want in order to understand how your attendance at the conference and trade show will benefit both you and your organization. Simply copy and paste this letter into an email, insert applicable details, and tailor where necessary.

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Our Conference & Trade Show are located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 3L9

Tel: 416.585.8000

Contact Us

HRPA Chief Executive Officer

Louise Taylor Green,
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 329
Fax: 647.288.4326

Annual Conference

Marta Pawych, CMM
Vice President, Annual Conference
& Sponsorship
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 323

Registration Questions Contact

CONEXSYS Registration
1.844.REG.HRPA (1.844.734.4772) Ext.0


Sherrydawn Warren, CEM
Director, Annual Conference
and Sponsorship
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 345

Kevie Carr
Specialist, Annual Conference and Sponsorship
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 336

Trade Show

Melissa McQuillan, CEM
Specialist, Annual Conference and Sponsorship
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 347

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is the professional regulatory body and the professional association for Human Resources professionals in Ontario, Canada. It oversees more than 24,000+ members


To learn more about our organization and the benefits of membership, visit, or call 1-800-387-1311

Learn more about our organization

150 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2X9
Tel 416.923.2324 Toll Free 1.800.387.1311 Fax 416.923.5696

Volunteering at the Conference

Discover our volunteer opportunities.

Our Sustainability Mission

Our conference centre is an industry leader in sustainability. Check out the MTCC’s initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint at the conference.


Official Hotels

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