CIPD Festival of Work

12-13 June (2019)

Without a doubt, workplaces are being transformed by technology and innovation. This development brings new challenges for organisations as they are pressured to shape a future which truly puts people at its core.

Business leaders, HR and Learning and Development professionals operating in fast-paced sectors like healthcare, banking, finance, insurance, retail and hospitality are eager to learn how they can drive growth and unlock potential of their people.

These are the pillars of the CIPD Festival of Work – a pivotal exhibition and conference bringing together two unmissable events; the ‘Learning and Development show’ and the ‘HR Software and Recruitment show’ along with a new and exciting ‘Future of Work show’. Creating a forward-thinking unmissable event over two action-packed days, tackling the biggest issues in the world of work. The experience will see over 7,000 professionals attend, including 1,200 conference delegates, and 160+ stellar speakers.

The in-depth conference hosted by CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, aims to equip not just HR and L&D professionals but business leaders with the knowledge and insight to excel in today’s transformed working world.

  • With keynote speakers: Neil Harbisson (the World’s First Cyborg Artist) and Garry Kasparov (Former World Chess Champion).
  • Along with other key speakers: AmoRob McCargow (Director of Artificial Intelligence, PwC), Danny Mortimer (Chief Executive Officer, NHS Employers) and Suzanne Harlow, (Chief Executive Officer, Jack Wills).
  • From the Well-Being and Innovation Village; discover mindfulness sessions, desk yoga, massages and dog handling to relax and unwind.
  • From sold-out inclusion workshops and free learning sessions on topical issues on race and LGBT identity etc.

Some of the industry sectors attending the event include:

Automotive; Banking; Consumer; Education; Engineering; Energy (oil and gas); Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG);Finance; FinTech; Food and Beverage; Government, Healthcare; Insurance; Legal; Manufacturing; Media; Online; Raw materials; Real estate ;Retail; Jewellery; Technology; Telecommunications; Transportation (travel); Electronics; Not-for-profit

Guests can book their conference and free exhibition passes by visiting

About the CIPD:

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has a community of 150,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

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