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The Place To Meet If HR Matters To You

Last year, Personio resented our H.U.G Digital 2020. For 3,500 attendees, it was the place to be for HR professionals of all stripes, across industries, who wanted to learn more about the future of work in exciting and new ways.

This year, we’re ready for round two and to take things to a new level. Personio is proud to present H.U.G Digital -- Your Virtual HR Experience on May 18th and 19th, 2021. This completely free event is here to help change the way you attend HR conferences.



First, though, let’s tell you a little bit more about what made last year’s event special...


Last Year’s HR Success Story

Last year’s H.U.G Digital was a hit for so many attendees. In total, 9 out of 10 said that they enjoyed it and would recommend it to a friend or colleague. 8 out of 10 also stated that they gained new insights and knowledge that could help them in their work.

Here’s what some of our past attendees had to say: “All the sessions I attended were well prepared, easy to follow and entertaining,” and "I learned that I need to take time “off” for virtual formats like the H.U.G. I think it was a great mixture and I also liked that it was for free. Thanks a lot for the professional organization and moderation!”

Thanks to last year’s success, we have big plans in store for H.U.G Digital 2021. What can you expect when you attend? Let’s talk about it...


What’s Happening At H.U.G Digital 2021?

At H.U.G Digital 2021, we’ll have 50 speakers, 30 different sessions, covering a wide range of topics each designed for the future of work. But, who will be there and what will they cover?

Some great names in the industry, including Daniel Illes (Head of People, Vinted), Hamira Riaz (VP Strategic Leadership, VOLVO Group), Alexander Westerdahl (VP HR Research and Development, Spotify), Sarah Thomas (People Manager, Mindful Chef), Ross Seychell (Chief People Officer, Personio), and Chloe Palmer (Head of People, Accel) to name just a few.

Then, a whole host of topics and high-impact content. This includes how a company like Vinted has developed and implemented a new performance management.

Or, the introduction and exploration of Spotify’s new “work from anywhere” approach,” or the new learning platform that the team at VOLVO Group have implemented.

Personio will be presenting our own “Redefining People Experience through Product Development,” to empower HR leaders and teams alike to rethink how they develop, implement, and iterate on new projects.

Then, other topics, like company culture and values, diversity and inclusion, and how companies can truly live their corporate culture.

It’s a collection of different perspectives, processes, and some of the leading practices that HR teams are introducing into their own work. They’ll be sharing all of these across various formats: expert talks and interviews, workshops, panel discussions and more.



The event will feature two full tracks, one in German and one in English. We also plan to have breakouts with regional relevance dedicated to Spain, Benelux, and the Nordics.

Last, but not least, we also have some special bonuses planned. That includes a host of networking opportunities, morning mindfulness sessions, evening programs with culinary programs, and even a little bit of sleight of hand. We told you this wasn’t just any HR event!


H.U.G: High-Impact Unconventional Gathering

The way we work is changing, and so should the way you learn about work.

For us, that means hosting a high-impact, unconventional gathering that brings together international HR professionals from every industry and every level. Designed to meet and exceed today’s challenges.

Practical insights, unconventional in both format and content, and a gathering that expands the HR community. In short, this is the place to meet if HR matters to you.


We Can’t Wait To See You!

Over 50 speakers, more than 30 sessions, and thousands of attendees. If you want to join in, here’s the most important number: $0. It doesn’t cost a cent to attend!

In the words of one of our attendees last year: “Overall, a big thank you for this masterpiece of organization. To put something together like the H.U.G must have been a lot of work!”

We’re here to change the way you work, while changing the way you attend conferences, too. Sign up now to reserve your spot, and we can’t wait to see you there!