Festival Overview

Bringing Talent Acquisition Together

The purpose of RecFest is to create an experience that changes your mindset, improves you professionally, and remains a positive memory way into the future.

Above all else, RecFest is a celebration of our industry, our people, and our work. Daringly different, RecFest offers TA professionals the opportunity to be inspired, connect with peers, learn practical skills, and come away feeling motivated to be their best selves. RecFest supercharges recruiters!

RecFest 2019 broke all records by bringing together a massive 3,000 recruitment professionals for the largest independent event for TA on the planet! With your support again, RecFest2020 will take another huge step forward as we move to a 2-day recruitment festival!


Day 1 remains the same you know and love, with big ideas, big opinions, and big tops. Five stages of learning, and over 100 speakers covering a huge plethora of subjects, will be on offer as well as dozens of experiential activities, street food, and networking drinks. Also, join us for RecFestRocks – the world’s greatest after-party – where there’ll be even more entertainment, live bands, and DJs!


Day 2 offers something different, with a sharp focus on 5 core subjects you’ve told us are on your agenda for 2020. Each stage becomes a zone, specific to that subject, including the Brand & Experience Zone, the Leadership Zone, the Start-up Zone, the DBR Zone, and the Early Career Zone. Ideal for people with a specific focus, to spend time with others in the same role learning together.

“I don’t know how many conferences and events I’ve been to in my career but I’m guessing it must run into many hundreds now. RecFest was the best I’ve ever been to anywhere in the world by a long, long way.”

Matt Alder
Podcaster @ The Recruitment Future Podcast


RecFest 2020 takes a huge step and moves to a 2-day festival. With a unique set-up, each day will feature exclusive topical content.

Thursday 10th of September from 8:30 AM until 11:00 PM
Friday 11th September from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

RecFest 2020 - Mudchute park


RecFest will take place at Mudchute Park in London (Pier St, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3HP).

Spread across 2 unique paddocks and with 650,000 sq. feet of green land, Mudchute Park is the perfect setting for two days of discovery. The closest station is Mudchute.

RecFest 2020 - Mudchute park

Diversity And Inclusion

As a business, we are committed to creating positive change in the world of recruitment, TA and resourcing, with Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

RecFest will be no less! We actively seek the participation of all individuals regardless of their gender, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, heritage, education or religion and we encourage all our participants, speakers and partners to discuss and help resolve the diversity and inclusion challenges our industry is facing.

Our aim for RecFest 2020 is to give EVERYONE an opportunity to tell their story, to help us build the most diverse speaker line-up our industry has ever seen. To achieve this, we have created a speakers application which will be reviewed and decided blind of name, job title, and company, by a panel of independent judges, in order to create the fairest process possible.

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