EU Avature Conference

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Avature User Conference
October 20-21 Bulgari Hotel London



If you are looking to move beyond big trends and turn them into powerful actionable plans to attract, engage & retain top talent, then this is a must attend event. Hear from leading organisations first hand, discover their secrets and get fully inspired by thought-provoking speakers, who will show you how they make the most of the Avature platform.

During these two days, you will have the opportunity to sit down face to face and really get to know some of the finest HR leaders throughout Europe. You will also be able to meet, network, and exchange ideas with Avature’s CEO Dimitri Boylan and the Avature team.

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7.30 am – 9.00 am


9.00 am – 9.30 am

Opening Remarks

Dimitri Boylan, CEO & Founder, Avature

9.30 am – 10.15 am

21st Century Recruiting Dilemma: Global vs Agile - Why not both?

Alan Gregg, UK Resourcing Manager, Specsavers

Join Alan to learn why and how Specsavers transformed the management of their recruitment and commercial partnership programs by introducing a highly flexible SaaS CRM such as Avature. With 1,500+ stores in Europe and APAC, 30,000+ staff members, and 2,300+ commercial partners around the globe, agility became central to their success. During the session, Alan will take us through how regional Specsavers teams joined forces to create a global recruiting process that has allowed them to boost their proactive recruiting strategies.

10.15 am – 11.00 am

Hiring Managers vs Recruiters: Bringing the love back with Avature

Karen Michelson, Resourcing Operations Manager, Travis Perkins

It’s always been the same old story. Hiring Managers beg for more celerity and visibility of the recruiting process, while recruiters scream for Hiring Managers to have ‘direct access’ tools to enable collaboration and agility. During this presentation, Karen will talk about how Travis Perkins is bringing their teams closer together with Avature ATS and a tailored self-service solution for Hiring Managers: from enabling hiring managers to take accountability for their own recruitment to ensuring compliance and consistency of processes, while providing an improved and more engaging candidate experience.

11.00 am – 11.30 am

Coffee Break

11.30 am – 12.15 pm

Main Room

Winning at Campus Recruiting with Avature CRM

Jens Plinke, Head of Employer Branding, Deloitte

Join Jens Plinke to discover how Deloitte implemented Avature to stay ahead of their recruiting growth curve by providing an engaging experience for Campus candidates, and also reducing the amount of manual work performed by recruiters. During this session, Jens will give an overview of the approach taken, demonstrate the solutions and programs implemented -including a Global Talent Competition-, and highlight the key lessons learned.

Breakout Room

5 Steps to a Successful Onboarding

Agustin Donati, Product Marketing Director, Avature

12.15 pm – 1.00 pm

Main Room

Adopting Avature: From (almost) former customers to product evangelists

Chris Green, Head of Senior, Professional and Specialist Resourcing, and Philip Wright, Head of Technology, TMP Worldwide

Not everything is peaches and cream. It takes a K.O. strategy to turn your team from practically not accessing your Recruiting CRM, to actually becoming fans of it. Join the TMP team as they share their Avature Adoption Success Story—how they engaged users and achieved a tremendous increase in the system's usage.

Breakout Room

Taking a Long-Term View on Talent: A New Approach

Sophie Stevens, Assistant Manager - Career Development, and Helen Church, Head of Career Development and HR Lead for People Leaders, KPMG

KPMG wants to give their employees a career advantage for life, even if that means beyond the Firm. To do this, they launched a very unusual service called Career Transitions, where through career coaching they support colleagues to explore their next career move, whether internally or externally, or just to get more out of their current role. Sounds too crazy? Join this session to discover how KPMG Career Transitions contributes to KPMG’s long-term approach to talent. Sophie and Helen will reveal more on how the Career Transitions service fits with KPMG’s wider ‘Deal’ for colleagues and how this innovative and supportive approach to talent progression paves the way for KPMG to re-engage with their talent.

1.00 pm – 2.15 pm


2.15 pm – 3.00 pm

Embracing Digital & Transforming Global Talent Acquisition (Part II)

Marcella Coutto, International Talent Acquisition Project Manager, L'Oréal

L’Oreal is at a turning point in its 100+ year history and, as many large companies, is undergoing a digital transformation. As digital sweeps through the entire organisation and impacts HR, L'Oreal talent acquisition teams started looking for new ways to leverage big data, harness social and professional networks, master the candidate experience, and provide an outstanding recruiting service delivery at a global scale. Join Marcella as she briefly takes us through the 18+ month digital journey that L’Oreal started the day they decided to leave their legacy ATS behind and look for a new recruiting technology partner, and how things are going after the global implementation she presented in 2015.

3.00 pm – 3.45 pm

Main Room

Powering a Diverse & Inclusive Recruiting Strategy with Avature CRM

Chris Psaras, Senior Manager - Experienced Hire Recruitment, and Matt Birchley, Talent Search - Senior Recruitment Advisor, EY

Diversity and inclusion are not a choice, they are a strategic necessity. Join this session to discover how EY designed and deployed a successful Diversity & Inclusiveness strategy. Chris and Matt will reveal how they started to develop D&I pools and how this gave them the agility to create competitive advantage, even for non-traditional positions. They will also share insights on how to build a winning case for key stakeholders, provide valuable data to measure success, and recognize the positive impact of the new strategy on the organisation.

Breakout Room

Building Candidate Relationships: Best Practices for Engaging Talent with Avature

Florencia Maurizi, VP Consulting, and Scott Allan, Solutions Consultant, Avature

3.45 pm – 4.15 pm

Coffee Break

4.15 pm – 5.00 pm

Revolution not Evolution: #Unlimited Innovation @ PMI

Lopa Patel, Director Global Talent Acquisition, Onboarding & Integration, and Chantal van Es, Manager Global Talent Acquisition, Philip Morris International

Creating, implementing and succeeding with an employer brand strategy had always been a challenge for Philip Morris. However, with the right tools and processes, they changed the course of their story. Lopa and Chantal explain how they leveraged Avature CRM to significantly increase their number of hires, and prove that it’s possible to overcome negative industry perceptions with a strong employer brand proposition and an effective communications strategy.

5.00 pm – 8.30 pm

7.30 am – 9.00 am


9.00 am – 9.45 am

Switching to Avature – ‘One-Platform’ to Make Strategic Recruiting Possible

Jost Gloor, Head Global Talent Management, Vifor Pharma

When Vifor Pharma started to consider Avature, they focused the decision on its powerful CRM capabilities. However, and as the process kept going, they discovered the advantages of having a one-platform model and started to set new standards for what their ATS should enable them to do. Listen to Jost as he takes us through their decision-making process for why and how they switched to Avature, and how that allowed them to provide a modern experience for candidates, recruiters and hiring managers, and gain the agility needed to make strategic talent acquisition possible.

9.45 am – 10.30 am

Engaging and Mobilising Internal Talent with Avature

Carly Pike, Head of Colleague Experience, Global Resourcing, and Maria McLachlan, Head of Resourcing for Personal Banking and Client & Customer Experience, Barclays

Staying ahead of talent business demand is a challenge for every organisation, especially when that requires identifying and developing key talent at a global scale. Listen to Carly and Maria and discover how Barclays implemented a socially oriented, data driven approach to internal career development and talent retention. During the session they will take us through the two key elements of their project: prioritising global redeployment and the internal mobility programme 'Apply Within'.

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.00 am – 11.45 am

Turning 3,000 senior leaders into brand ambassadors

Tom Kemp, Global Resourcing Lead, Vodafone

Vodafone, one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, decided to redesign the candidate journey for their senior hires. Join this session to discover how they leveraged Avature CRM to engage with their target audience and ensure that every touch point delivers a positive experience. Listen to Tom talk about their candidate pledges, their selection process powered by an app, and how they used Avature to share global profiles and turn every shortlist into a global pool of talent.

11.45 am – 12.30 pm

What’s New on Avature

Agustin Donati, Product Marketing Director, and James Harrison, Regional Sales Director, EMEA, Avature

12.30 pm – 1.45 pm


1.45 pm – 2.00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dimitri Boylan, CEO & Founder, Avature

2.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Avature Specialist Certification - Registration Required

Florencia Simino, Training Manager, and Alejandro Pico, Customer Success Director, Avature

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Coffee Break

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"I'm so glad that I came. The relationships I've built are so valuable to me. Being able to talk face to face with people who are as passionate as you, to share your challenges, ideas and some of the things that you want to change... you cannot get that without being at this conference."

Emily Faulkner

Sourcing Team Lead, Fifth Third Bank


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    Bulgari Hotel London

    The 2016 EU Avature User Conference will be held at the Bulgari Hotel in London. Combining its legendary flair for design, contemporary architecture and leading-class quality of service the Bulgari provides a unique hotel experience. Perfectly located in the heart of one of London’s most trendy districts, the Bulgari Hotel is both a haven of peace and tranquility in the centre of the city.

    171 Knightsbridge
    London SW7 1DW
    United Kingdom
    T. +44 20 7151 1010

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    "The conversations that you have at the networking events in the evenings, they take my thinking to another level!"

    James Colino

    Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, The Hershey Company

    Evening Event

    Cocktails at Il Bar

    October 20, 5 pm - 8.30 pm

    Attire: Smart casual

    Let’s celebrate the end of day 1 with cocktails and dinner at one of the city’s most glamorous spots. Join your peers and the Avature team for an evening of relaxed conversations and amazing flavours experiencing La Dolce Vita London style.

    Lobby Level, Bulgari Hotel
    171 Knightsbridge
    London SW7 1DW
    United Kingdom

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    Please note attendance is limited to two representatives per company. Should you wish to register any extra attendees, you can email us at events@avature.net to apply for stand-by registrations. If any spaces open up closer to the event, we will let you know and we will honor the registration fee at the time you submitted your request.

    2016 EU Avature User Conference

    £275 +VAT

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    £200 +VAT Early Registration Fee

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    Full registration to the 2016 EU Avature User Conference

    Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on October 20 & 21

    Special evening event on October 20

    Complimentary registration for the Avature Specialist Certification session on October 21
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    Conference Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your conference registration, then the following refund schedule will be applicable: (i) cancellations received on or before August 12, 2016 will be refunded less a 10% administrative fee; (ii) cancellations received on or between August 13, 2016 and September 30, 2016 will be refunded 50% of the pre-paid conference fee; and (iii) cancellations received on or after October 1, 2016 will not be eligible for any refunds. Refunds will be granted in the same form of the original payment. If for any reason the Conference should be cancelled, Avature will refund the full registration fee within ninety (90) days from the date of the conference cancellation. The event fee does not include any transportation, lodging, medical expenses or other related costs. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to events@avature.net. Avature shall not be responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of the event. Avature shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: Acts of God, war (declared or not), fire, labor strike, extreme weather conditions or other emergency.


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