Innovation Festival for Global Working including Awards 2023

Fast-paced change is becoming part of our DNA, but what can we learn from those in other disciplines and industry sectors?

Last year’s Future of Work Festival was a huge hit: you can watch the video highlights here and be part of this year’s exciting two-day programme of events.

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This article is taken from the latest issue of Think Global People magazine.

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For the second year, the Festival will be held in the countryside setting of Lamberhurst in Kent.  We will explore how we can push the boundaries on innovation and collaborate and learn from others on how to accelerate growth and productivity.  Jayne Constantinis, international TV presenter and journalist, is our host and will make this a really special occasion. Watch the video from 2022.

We will be future-proofing, learning from the space sector about how to plan for the world of work decades ahead, and how to contribute to global conversations that encompass our planet, people, political stability, health and world economics in our exclusive programme with NASA Astronaut, Tony Antonelli.

WEDNESDAY, 7 JUNE Taking innovation and leadership to the next level with Astronaut, Tony Antonelli

Step into the world of NASA leadership with a true pioneer, Tony Antonelli. From serving as a US Navy Commander, to piloting two space missions as a NASA astronaut, to shaping the future of space exploration in executive roles with Lockheed Martin and Karman Space and Defence - get ready to be inspired by one of the most accomplished humans of our time. Tony is ready to share his secrets to success and innovation with you! Join us for an unforgettable leadership event where Tony will impart his invaluable lessons, honed over decades of leading in the most challenging environments imaginable. The question is, are you reading to take your leadership skills to new heights?


  • From Earth to Space: Antonelli’s journey to becoming an Astronaut
  • Innovation: Leading the way to Mars
  • Mastering the art of leadership

Limited availability

THURSDAY, 8 JUNE The Innovation Festival for Global Working

The day opens with our host, presenter Jayne Constantinis, leading the keynote panel discussion. This will explore trends and learnings across the themes of leadership, the future of the work and the workplace, global mobility, talent, productivity and growth, and cutting-edge change across diverse industry sectors. Attendees will enjoy breakouts in our four stimulating Innovation Hubs:


Enjoy case studies from the people behind the changes across industry sectors from around the world and their impact on working practices and workplaces. We explore how to open in a new dominion and the opportunities and support available. We cover geographical hotspots and the impact of disruption to global supply chains and the potential of new markets.


Is this the golden age for Global Mobility? Learn why the GM perspective is being heard at the sharp end of business decision making. Discover from those with a seat at the top table how global mobility can deliver a strategic role. Explore how latest technology is delivering analytics and solutions to support talent mobility. What is the secret of successful hybrid working and is there a future for international assignments? We will delve into the importance of tax and immigration in a compliance driven world and explore what is next for business travel and duty of care responsibilities in an uncertain world.


With global talent shortages high in many sectors, this is your opportunity to meet a wealth of diversity, equity and inclusion experts and explore the opportunities to ensure recruitment and retention success. Have your questions answered and explore how to support your ESG agenda in a meaningful way. Meet professional development experts and coaches, and experience new  approaches that could kick-start your productivity and support employee engagement. Take advantage of the outdoor space to reignite your creativity, refresh your thinking.


International Education is hugely important to our audience. Find out how great schools and educators are preparing future fit generations. Understand more about positive transitions care programmes in school communities. Explore the potential to extend schools’ experience and knowledge to the workplace to engage and retain your international employees.

  • Delegates will have the opportunity to share knowledge and collaborate with peers from international companies and visionary leaders across diverse industry sectors.
  • You will connect with leading experts from around the globe, experience innovation at first hand and meet our award winners in person.
  • Network in a relaxed professional environment.


Our fabulous Awards Ceremony will be held in the Tree Marquee on 8 June – join us to celebrate excellence and meet the winners.


Don’t miss the chance to align your brand with the Festival and reach international attendees including CEOs, CFOs, HR, Global Mobility Professionals, decision makers and influencers in multinational organisations.

We had a global network of leaders and changemakers who joined us last year, including from the UK, Australia, USA, Germany, Singapore, France and Switzerland.


  • Work with our experts to shape the content and play a key role in facilitating discussions and activities in our Hubs
  • Exhibition and meeting space
  • Benefit from access to our global audience of 30,000 unique users per month with extensive pre and post Festival and Awards coverage across our media
  • Opportunity to present an Award
  • Video and photography.

For further details and to book your tickets visit

One- or Two-Day tickets available. Early bird prices to 30 April. Discounts for Think Global People Members.

To discuss sponsorship, please contact David Ward:  +44 (0)1892 891334