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HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Canada’s Largest Human Resources Conference & Trade Show
Power Up HR, January 22–24, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

The HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together the people and companies redefining human resources to offer the industry’s boldest and brightest ideas, innovations, solutions, tools, resources and best practices. Featuring 8 world-renowned keynote speakers, 75+ HR professional development sessions, tons of networking opportunities, and over 250 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge HR products and services, the HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve.

Power Up HR

Plug in. Turn on. Reboot. Connect.

Join us for three transformational days of getting informed, educated, engaged and empowered at the HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show.

Get the fresh insights & big ideas you need to keep your organization competitive.
Uncover the intel that will help you predict the future and respond to changing workforces, markets and cultures. Learn new skills, strategies and best practices to conquer the most pressing issues and trends affecting the future of HR and the workplace: skills gaps, demographic shifts, evolving data insights, increased workplace diversity, the expanding role of AI, the impact of technology, the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent, and much more.

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

Extensive HR professional development that meets your needs at every stage of your career:

75+ HR education sessions featuring leading HR subject matter experts from around the world presenting sessions across 12 HR learning tracks:

  • Qualifies for CPD hours
  • Business Acumen
  • Learning & Development
  • Employment Law & Labour Relations
  • Total Rewards
  • Talent
  • People Analytics
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Health & Wellness
  • HR Strategy
  • HR Technology
  • Mental Health

Learn and earn up to 8 CPD Hours/Day

Earn Continuing Professional Development hours each day towards your HRPA designation by attending qualifying sessions throughout the conference.

For information about the CPD requirement, which sessions qualify for CPD credit and how to obtain the CPD codes for pre-approved sessions please visit our CPD Information page.

Expand your professional network

Connect with like-minded smart, curious HR and business leaders & professionals at our networking event.

Canada’s destination marketplace for the latest & greatest HR products and services

Featuring more than 250 trade show exhibitors, interactive exhibitions, and live presentations, our 2-day Trade Show is a destination marketplace for HR professionals looking for the latest trends and innovations. Discover the latest HR products and services from the industry’s leading  brands and get hands-on experience trying out products from some of the most ground-breaking solution providers in the industry.

Have fun while supporting communities at risk

Giving Back! Join our exciting event benefiting The Shoebox Project for Shelters and learn about its impact on homeless women in North America.

Get your delegate badge before you even get to the show

Enjoy a seamless and speedy registration process through our two new Express Registration counters at local hotels.

Support us in reducing our carbon footprint

At this year’s conference, the official HRPA2020 app will become your indispensable guide as we go paperless. Use the app to access your schedule, connect and network, find and share information and stay up-to-date with the latest news.

Convince Your Boss

Need to convince your boss that the HRPA 2020 Conference and Trade Show is a unique opportunity to learn, network, try out new HR solutions and meet one-on-one with people that can bring real value to your organization? We’ve provided a breakdown of the key information your boss will want to read in order to understand how your attendance at the conference and trade show will benefit both you and your organization.

Copy our Convince Your Boss template, insert applicable details, and tailor where necessary.

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

222 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 3L9

Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is a regulatory association in Ontario. With more than 23,000 members and students, HRPA protects public interest; we regulate and enforce the professional HR practice, standards of qualification, professional conduct and ethics; and champion professional expertise and seek to elevate to HR Profession.


To learn more about our organization and the benefits of membership, visit

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


Contact Us

Annual Conference

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

Monica Decock 
Specialist, Event Planning and Execution
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 336

Trade Show & Sponsorship

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


Media Relations

MaryBeth McKenzie
Director, Public Relations and Communications
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 356

Chris Clarke
Corporate Communications Specialist
Tel: 416.923.2324 ext. 308

Registration Questions Contact

Conexsys Registration
Tel: 1.844.REG.HRPA (1.844.734.4772) Ext.0

Registration link