The Future Workplaces Forum | Digital Workplaces

Thu Nov 23 2023 at 08:30 am to 06:00 pm

Aotea Centre | Auckland

The Future Workplaces Forum | Digital Workplaces
In this Forum we’ll look at ways in which technological innovations are impacting our workplaces and how these might evolve in the future.
About this Event
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HRNZ and the University of Auckland Business School in association with Platinum Sponsor MAS are holding the inaugural Future Workplace Forum in November 2023. This annual event will deal with leading thinking and practice in the development of future workplaces in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The inaugural event will focus on Digital Workplaces. In this Forum we’ll look at ways in which technological innovations are impacting our workplaces and how these might evolve in the future. We’ll discuss the implications of these changes for people managers, human resource professionals and other functional specialists.

The format for the Forum will include keynote speeches, Q&A sessions, panel discussions and exhibitor booths featuring relevant products and services and the programme for the day will be facilitated by experienced MC, Te Radar.

The topics that are to be covered in the event include:

-The effects of automation on job displacement and job creation i.e. what jobs will disappear and what new jobs are likely to be created due to automation. The discussion will include impacts on knowledge workers and professionals as well as process workers.

-The use of artificial intelligence in decision-making and it’s ethical implications. This will include simple explanations of how AI works and what factors influence its usefulness.

-The impact of technology on employee privacy and data security.

-The effects of technology on communication and collaboration within teams. We’ll touch on how these technologies can support hybrid working and consider current trends with remote working.

-The use of technology to promote inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. This would include discussion about how inclusion needs to be designed into technology as a deliberate process.

-The opportunities in digital education and how these can be realised in the workplace. Discussion on how we can create a more agile, resilient and innovative workforce through increasing access to education and training.

-Misinformation and disinformation and the risks within the workplace when many people have the potential to become a content creator.

-What the future holds in terms of technology evolution and what might be the next big disruptors.

-What are the new technology tools available in the New Zealand market that can help HR professionals become more efficient and effective in their roles. What are the things to look for when evaluating new technology solutions.

-Employee engagement and wellbeing: Digital workplaces need to prioritize employee engagement and wellbeing, which can be supported by tools such as mental health apps and virtual wellness programs.

Do join us in the conversation.

Note this event is worth 8 CPD points


Early Bird Rates up till the 21st September

  • HRNZ Members $595.00 + GST
  • HRNZ Student Members $495.00 + GST
  • Non Members $795.00 + GST

Pricing after the 21st September

  • HRNZ Members $695.00 + GST
  • HRNZ Student Members $595.00 + GST
  • Non Members $895.00 + GST

Group Bookings

  • Purchase 3 or more tickets and receive a 10% discount. To receive this discount please email the names and email addresses of your registrants to [email protected]

Pricing includes the Summit Registration Only. Travel or Accommodation requirements are not included in this fee.

Please note our prices exclude GST


Airedale Boutique Suites

380 Queen Street, 140 metres or a 2 minute walk to the venue

Special Delegate rate:

  • $265 inclusive of GST – Room only
  • $290 inclusive of GST - Breakfast for one

Click this link to register direct

Auckland City has many hotels within easy walking distance to Aotea Centre

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the discounted Member rates or FREE Member registrations (where available) click on the LOGIN Link under the BUY TICKETS Button, then register through the BUY TICKETS link.

Non-members: register using the BUY TICKETS link in the Event Listing.


Fees will be due for payment in full prior to the Summit.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations prior to 26 October will receive a refund in full.

Cancellations after 26 October will incur a $81 + GST cancellation fee.

No refunds after 9 November, the Summit Fee will be payable in full. Substitutions are welcome.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, New Zealand


NZD 795.00 to NZD 895.00

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