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Industry Events

Networking events for the recruitment industry in Australia. 

Captain’s Table has a long history of bringing together owners, leaders and consultants within the Recruitment industry.

Our networking events bring valuable information, industry leaders and speakers that help everyone in the industry. 

Our events are curated so they are relevant to agency owners, CEO’s, managers and leadership and we also conduct events focussed on consultants and team leaders within agencies. 

Networking builds relationships

In recruitment we know and understand the importance of building relationships and networking with your peers and other industry professionals. For more than 8 years Captain’s Table has been conducting events that challenge, inspire and connect recruitment professionals around Australia. 

During COVID-19 we moved to an online model which served us well and allowed us to keep in touch and stay up to date with employment policy and legislation, security, tech and more. Now our participants tell us they prefer face to face and in person events, so we endeavour to do both. 

Meetings consist of professionally facilitated discussion or guest speakers on critical industry topics. Captain’s Table offers management support, interaction, networking, learning and development opportunities, but with a much sharper focus on the recruitment industry.

Established back in 1998 then reformed in 2016, Captain’s Table now has over 180 owners or directors of recruitment firms attending on a regular basis with meeting numbers ranging in size from 20 to 60 attendees each month in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Industry Events

Recruitment Agency Owners

Captain’s Table has a long history of bringing agency owners and founders together to discuss shared concerns and industry insights. Our event topics and speakers are always relevant and owners tell us they value the opportunity to network with others in similar positions.

C-Level & Managers

C- Level Leadership and managers gain inspiration and open transparent discussion from those who are experiencing the same market and business climate. Many of our events are attended by management level executives for knowledge and information to help make better decisions.

Team Leaders

Team Leaders and those developing their management skills benefit from the opportunity to hear what industry experts and specialists tell them. They gain tools and skills in dealing with their team and leading the business to success. 


As the ‘main’ players in the industry consultants benefit from networking, listening to others and sharing insights. Our events provide consultants the feeling that they are part of a wider profession and regular attendance equips these consultants with the tools for tomorrow. 

Our Sponsors

William Buck has provided exceptional accounting and advisory services for over 125 years.

Our team of over 135 directors and 1,050 professional staff across 9 offices are 100% committed to delivering you the thinking and solutions you need, with the dedication and relationship continuity you deserve.

Jobadder is a highly regarded CRM and applicant tracking system with HQ in Sydney, Australia. Their website states: ‘We’re here to help liberate recruitment professionals from unnecessary admin, supercharge their productivity, and empower them to focus on the humanity of recruitment – building rich and rewarding experiences for candidates, clients and colleagues alike.’

People2.0 is your steadfast partner in global talent acquisition and management. We specialize in worker classification and compliance. 
Our employer of record (EOR) and agent of record (AOR) services provide seamless talent engagement solutions for staffing firms, search and recruiting firms, mass talent and enterprise entities, and professional services firms. 
By expertly handling administrative processes, compliance, and back-office functions, we create an environment that benefits all parties involved in contingent workforce engagements. 

Whether you’re starting or scaling your business, or just looking for some expert assistance, APositive has got you covered.

Think of them as a partner. The team of recruitment and labour hire experts can join you on your journey to success, providing you with everything you need to build your business.

The DigitPro team are a group of highly trained management accountants their aim is provide seamless accounting services.

The compliance requirements of businesses are complex and change constantly, their aim is to take the stress out of compliance so you can spend less time doing paperwork and more time growing your business.

Practical recruitment training and consulting is at the heart of what we do. We impart our recruitment knowledge and understanding of the industry with our clients and participants to ensure you have the tools you need to succeed in this industry.

We work with recruiters to find efficiencies, build management teams and leaders. We place rookie recruiters and train in house new recruiters to the industry or sector. 

Adele Last is the owner/founder.

Spoken in Jest is a digital marketing agency that focuses on recruitment. We have experience in various sectors and work with both generalists and niche recruiters.

The services include marketing automation, social media management, LinkedIn management, content creation, blog writing, and more. We offer a unique subscription model that provides your own marketing department at a fixed monthly cost, ensuring your brand is visible in the marketplace.

Georgia Mandarino is the owner/founder.

Become a sponsor

Speak to us about becoming a sponsor and getting your brand front and centre within the recruitment industry.

Meet the people behind our events.


Recruitment & Training Specialist

Adele has worked in recruitment industry for over 20 years.  In that time she has worked for many varied recruitment agencies and in various capacities from general manager to trainer. She has a popular podcast with Ross Clennett – Recruitment News Australia

Georgia Mandarino

Digital & Recruitment Marketing Specialist

Georgia also have over 20 years working in marketing and specialising in recruitment marketing. With a keen understanding of recruitment agency needs and intel to attract new clients and candidates.



Business Advisor & Founder Captains Table

Tony, now retired started Captain’s Table under his business Navigator Consulting in 1998. With a short break it has been passed to Adele & Georgia and continues to grow and service the industry.

“Short, punchy and I’ve always come away with at least 1 actionable idea or reminder (e.g. “we know what to do, but don’t do what we know” as you reminded us in January)”

“I enjoyed getting out of the office to learn something new. I liked that it was only between 12pm – 2pm so it didn’t interfere in my day too much. The speaker was informative and passionate about leadership which made the session very engaging.”

“Recruitment leaders getting together and sharing ideas and best practice for the betterment of the industry. There seems to be full transparency, even in with direct competitors in the room.”

“I find the topics very relevant, speakers are engaging, the cost is reasonable and it’s value for money.”

What our attendees have to say

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