COME CURIOUS,

LEAVE INSPIRED


Thanks to all visitors and speakers in attendance we were able to capture the perfect festival atmosphere, with two jam-packed days of interactive content, led by inspirational thought leaders and industry experts, enriching networking opportunities and immersive activities, taking place across the festival floor. 


The CIPD Festival of Work welcomed well over 10,000 visitors on June 12-13 2024, our biggest Festival to date!

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ACTIVITIES

Across the festival floor, visitors discovered a haven of immersive features for you to experience. The Wellbeing Village, Hackathons, People Library, Employee Law Legal Drop-in Clinic and Metaverse returned due to popular demand. Complimenting them this year, we also introduced the AI lab and Social Impact Hub. It's not just professional knowledge; it's a holistic experience that nourishes the mind, body, and soul.


ARTISTS

Over 150 expert inspirational speakers and leading experts, hand selected presented you with diverse topics and empowered you to invoke positive change in your organisation. Dive deep into the future of work with immersive formats and exclusive insights.


EXHIBITORS

We had over 170 exhibitor stands, across the festival floor. Showcasing the latest innovations, workplace technology, and business management tools and services. It was an opportunity for an in-person discussion, hands-on demonstrations and gaining real insights into what can effectively be integrated into your organisation.

 

THE LINE-UP

Over 150 artists covered diverse topics from workplace transformation to organisational culture and leadership development. The festival delved deep into the future of work, examining organisational design, change management, and the skills agenda, including green and digital skills, workforce planning, and more.

YOUR 7 STAGES OF FUTURE INNOVATION WERE...


Main stage: Workplace transformation

What does the future of work really look like? We explored topics such as AI, hybrid working and ethics to gain a new understanding of organisational culture and leadership development.


EDI

This stage brought together fairness and collaboration and looked at positive actions and innovation within diversity. From looking into initiatives to challenging best practices, the artists helped welcome workplace growth.

Employee experience

From onboarding to retention, listening to employees has never been more vital to organisational success. We discussed how best practices tie into work satisfaction and how to use data you already own for people analytics.



Internal comms

We explored the role of comms within an organisation. Visitors were able to develop strategies to empower their teams and achieve organisational goals. Visitors had the ability to take away toolkits for employee advocacy and case studies on engagement.

L&D

Visitors dissected the skills agenda to develop future skills and explored how to effectively prioritise tasks and manage increasing workloads.

Responsible business

How do you tackle issues of trust or transparency? This stage addressed themes such as pay equality, mental health, wellbeing and many other important topics for a modern organisation.


Wellbeing

Managing physical and mental health is a complex topic. The artists on this stage provided expertise and frameworks from their own professional career to help you asses existing or develop new frameworks for an ever changing world.

CIPD FESTIVAL OF WORK 2024 IN NUMBERS


10,000+ Festival-goers

180+ Exhibitors

150+ Sessions of content

130+ Artists

60+ Festival activities

7 Stages