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#GECeurope18 The Graduate Employment Conference - Europe


Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM (CET)

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Early Bird Ticket (inc. Post-Conference Dinner) Ended £350.00 £23.24 £74.65
Standard Ticket (inc. Post-Conference Dinner) 16h 53m £425.00 £28.12 £90.62
Supplier Ticket (inc. Post-Conference Dinner) Nov 22, 2018 £850.00 £55.74 £181.15

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A New Destination

 After a decade of running the Graduate Employment Conference in the UK we are taking it to a wider audience and a new destination, Amsterdam. Graduate recruitment and employability are also heading in a new direction – old models are being challenged and new thinking is emerging. GEC Europe aims to bring together senior graduate recruiters and university employability leaders to think, challenge and explore. This isn’t a conference with the same speakers saying the same things. We will bring you lateral thinking from people you have probably not heard before, and new ideas from people you have. If that sounds refreshing then join us in Amsterdam in November.

Confirmed Speakers

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan - Member of Parliament

Peter Conradi - Author and Journalist at The Sunday Times London

Faris Yakob - Founder of Genius Steals

Seamus McGuiness - Research Fellow at IZA

Elizabeth Shephard - HE Research Director at IFF

Dan Cook - Head of Data Policy & Development at HESA

Dr. Laura Bradley - Senior Lecturer at Ulster University

Estelle Ballentine - European Talent Acquisition Specialist (Early Careers) at Cummins Corporate Recruitment

Naomi Oosman-Watts - Assistant Director (Career Management) at Newcastle University

Francesca Saracino - Director of the Careers Service at Politecnico di Milano



Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands


What makes GEC Europe different?

GEC Europe is Gradcore’s annual conference designed to bring together senior graduate recruiters and University employability leaders from across Europe. The concept builds on Gradcore’s track record of running the GEC conference in the UK for the last decade as well as a successful GEC Europe in 2016.

The principles of the event are:

1 - To deliver content that ‘looks beyond the obvious’ on the big issues facing talent and employability professionals in Europe.

2 – To build networks and connections across borders

3 – To deliver content and networks that enhance people’s work and careers back in their organisations


Conference format

The event will use the well proven GEC format of a conference blended with an unconference. This involves the first half of the day is a classic conference (with speakers and panels) and the second half is an unconference.

An unconference involves a set of tracks based on topics that the audience or interested in. A track leader who is an expert in the topic leads the session but doesn’t use any Powerpoint or presentations. The principle of the session is centred on drawing out the wisdom of the room rather than just the speaker. This format allows everyone to contribute and everyone to ask the questions that matter to them.

We will also seek to have a post-conference dinner with a stimulating after-dinner speaker.


Key Topics:

We are interested in tackling the big issues that affect people in multiple countries, where there is the benefit in sharing ideas and work from across borders. Themes will include:

  • Skills shortages and mismatches across Europe
  • Impact of Brexit on education and employment
  • Future of work
  • Graduate destinations models across Europe



If you wish to buy your tickets in Euros please visit the GEC Europe Eventbrite here.

Want to know more?

Click here to visit the official #GECeurope page.

Can't find the information you're looking for? Drop us a line or give us a call on 0800 077 8377.

A full programme for the day will be released shortly.

Twitter hashtag #GECeurope18


Have questions about #GECeurope18 The Graduate Employment Conference - Europe? Contact Gradcore

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Movenpick Hotel
Piet Heinkade 11
1019 BR Amsterdam

Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM (CET)

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Gradcore is a social enterprise with a mission to transform graduate recruitment and employability. We supply employability consultancy and support to universities together with graduate recruitment process outsourcing on a national basis for a variety of graduate employers. We also manage a number of city graduate internship programmes and graduate jobs boards as well as running several industry related events including GEC, GEC Europe and Headstart.

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