For HR and business professionals, the Australian HR Institute’s National Convention and Exhibition is a not to be missed event delivering inspiring thought leadership speakers and bringing together people from around the world to connect over the four days of knowledge, inspiration and business solutions.
Held in Melbourne, Australia, from 28 to 31 August, the AHRI National Convention features over 50 inspiring speakers and global thought leaders over the main program (29-30 Aug), HR Tech Conference (28 Aug), Public Sector Conference (28 Aug) and two full-day workshops (31 Aug).
Registration closes Tuesday 21 August. Register at
The inspiring line-up of speakers and global thought leaders include:
Global expert on the interface between people and organisations, Lynda Gratton 
The world’s greatest management visionary, Charles Handy
One of the world’s most influential management thinkers, Herminia Ibarra 
Former Christchurch City Mayor during 2010/2011 earthquakes, Sir Bob Parker KNZN
Futurist, Gihan Perera.
Don't miss out on your chance to bring fresh business insights and innovative people solutions back to your workplace. Be one of the 3,000 HR professionals and people managers converging on Melbourne in August for this year's AHRI National Convention and Exhibition.
  • Tuesday 28 August 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 29 August 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 30 August 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 31 August 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Main Program From $2410*
  • Main Program Plus From $3060*
  • One Day Pass From $923*
  • The works From $3710*
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Getting here

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 48 and 70 (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. You can view more parking options below.

BY BUS: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TAXI OR UBER: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC’.