International Attendees

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Every year, HR professionals from around the globe gather for the world’s preeminent and most innovative human resources learning experience—the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. With 17,000+ attendees from over 90 countries, the world’s largest annual HR gathering will deliver the impact you need to drive your career and to advance your education. 

This year, join us at SHRM19 in Las Vegas, where you will learn from world-renowned thought leaders, proven business leaders, strategists and practitioners, and benchmark to stay up-to-date with HR best practices. At SHRM19, you will grow your network, expand your competencies, and grow professionally. As an international guest, you will enjoy the camaraderie of your global colleagues and experience the hospitality of our Global Lounge, which is the center of networking, global HR sessions and, of course, rest.

SHRM19 Preview workshops around the world  

Each year, SHRM Global Operations staff hold Previews Sessions outside the United States to showcase the world-class programming of the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition and build excitement around the event. With support from our partners and Forum Volunteer Leaders, each session focuses on the latest trends and best practices in HR, features speakers who have been selected to present at the Annual Conference & Exposition, and allows SHRM Global Members and future attendees a chance to network with other members in their home countries. Preview workshops provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about SHRM19 and prepare for the conference, in addition to interacting with SHRM staff and speakers directly in an intimate setting.

Dates and locations to be announced this fall.

Want to host a Preview Workshop? Email SHRM Global at 


International Programs


THE Lounge
THE Lounge is a space for networking, thought exchange, and relaxation. Attendees from all over the world come to the lounge to plan their conference day, join in on engaging discussions, reunite with old friends and colleagues, and re-energize for upcoming sessions. THE Lounge is open during the entire conference. 

Learning Circle
Exclusive space for our corporate and global delegates where special previews and presentations will be hosted, showcasing content on trending HR topics and workplace issues. 

This informative session is highly recommended for new and returning attendees to network and learn how to get the most out of SHRM19.
Global Reception
International attendees are invited to join us for a night of refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. A festive gathering of international HR practitioners, this event is a fantastic opportunity to start your conference networking with attendees from around the world.
Additional Programs (additional fees apply)
Seminar Series (1 Day)

    SHRM reserves housing blocks so that conference attendees may find accommodation at a conference rate. Select hotels are recommended for Global attendees, however Global attendees are welcome to stay at any hotel they desire. Reserve your room early to get the best rates and locations—BOOK NOW

    International Delegations at SHRM19

    Join a delegation

    Each year, SHRM welcomes nearly 40 international delegations from all over the world. International delegations are comprised of 5 or more SHRM members who attend as a group representing their region. Registering for the Annual Conference and Exhibition as part of an international delegation is the most affordable way to attend the conference and build lasting relationships with professionals in the global HR community.

    Benefits include:

    • Reduced registration fee:
      Preview        8.1.18 – 2.1.19        $1,190
      Early Bird    2.2.19 – 4.26.19      $1,355
      Standard     4.27.19 – 6.22.19    $1,470
      On-site        6.23.19 – 6.26.19    $1,590
    • With more than 10 paid attendees, the delegation leader will receive 1 complimentary registration.
    • Acknowledgment of your delegation during the SHRM International reception.
    • Use of the THE Lounge during your stay at the conference for meeting colleagues, eating lunch or taking a well-deserved coffee break. 

    To join an international delegation, find your country from the list below and click on it to contact your delegation leader.

    Organize a delegation!
    With a minimum of just 5 paid participants, you can organize an international delegation.
    Delegation Marketing Toolkit
    Download assets here
    For more information, please contact the International Delegations team at
    Travel to the US
    Do you need a visa to travel?
    Wait times for visas in certain countries can be significant, so SHRM recommends applying early.
    Learn about which countries are currently participating in the Visa Waiver Program.
    If you need a visa to attend SHRM19, please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the most current information and instructions. For an accurate assessment of wait times in your country, visit Visa Appointment Wait Times page.
    Registered and attending the SHRM19 Annual Conference? SHRM can provide a visa invitation letter. Check your registration confirmation email for a link and further instructions.