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The beautiful sunny day at Queenstown, New Zealand marked a vibrant start to the 2014 RCSA Conference in Queenstown.

First day was initiated by an International Masterclass. The enthusiastic participation of about 30 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore gave it a perfect start. The session was an open discussion with panel experts focusing on global expansion opportunities and challenges for recruitment firms. The entire International Masterclass was very well facilitated by Rod Hore – Director at HHMC Australia, through a introductory presentation.

Barry Asin, President – Staffing Industry Analysts, USA, set the mood of the session by talking about the industry evolution. Being an expert data-based commentator on the current status and future trends in the recruitment industry, he was the best person to address the audience on growth story of the global recruitment industry. Miles Hunt, Founder of Empresaria Group, UK, was a great value addition to this International Master Class, as he gave profound perspective of the emerging markets. Being a successful entrepreneur in the International market since 15 years, his innovative ideas were real gemstone for the audience. Mr. Amit Somaiya, Founder and CEO of IMS People Possible shared his profound experience in the recruitment industry of developed and developing economies brought the clear scenario of the entire industry across globe under one roof. He shared some of the best opportunities of recruitment business in developing markets of Africa and global recruitment hub of Middle East. He also shared his expert views on the importance of outsourcing in the dynamic market.

On the other hand, attendees took it as a potential opportunity and responded enthusiastically. They were eager to learn about do’s and don’ts of global expansion and how to choose a market to expand. The Masterclass was very interactive. From the entire event it is evident that recruitment companies in Australia are today challenged with growth. It is imperative for them to look beyond their home territories and venture out into newer and upcoming locations. The search for business growth requires innovation and readiness to change existing business models and structure.

The splendid welcome reception made a perfect ending to the day. It was arranged at AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre, which was inaugurated by the New Zealand Minister for Social Development, the Hon. Paula Bennett MP. She shared some of her profound insights on empowerment and employment of today’s youth.

On a whole, the day went far beyond expectations. Starting from Queenstown, the attendees and the entire facilitation was very well planned and has taken our hopes to the next level for the rest of the event. It is going to be two more days and lots more to come. Tomorrow is going to be very important for the all the delegates attending the event. There would be back to back 5 informative keynotes from some of the best speakers from the industry like Barry Asin, Miles Hunt, John Healy, Scott Wintrip and Craig Davis. It would be an array of expert advices on innovation, global staffing trends, important strategies on winning competitive edge and much more.

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See you tomorrow!