Director General of the CBI, Carolyn Fairbairn is joining the stellar speaker lineup of the CIPD Festival of Work, taking place on 12-13 June 2019 at Olympia London.
With a career that spans a range of leadership roles in business, media and government, Carolyn has extensive FTSE board experience including as non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group, the Vitec Group, and Capita plc. She was also a Director of the Competition and Markets Authority and from 2008-11, the Financial Services Authority, and until 2016 was a Trustee of Marie Curie.
Carolyn will feature as a panellist in the opening panel discussion at the CIPD Festival of Work on 12 June titled ‘Good work and the future of jobs in a changing economic landscape’ alongside:
- Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, British Trade Union Congress
- Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research
- Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Society of Arts
- Garry Kasparov, Chair, Human Rights Foundation
- Peter Cheese, Chief Executive Officer, CIPD
This prominent group of industry thought leaders will discuss the role organisations and governments play in ensuring a balance between disappearing jobs, new roles and reskilling, and the key principles of good work and people empowerment that will enable organisations to thrive.
Anton Riolo, Head of Content for CIPD Events, said: “The increased anxiety surrounding the future of jobs and the economy can only be tackled if businesses, employers and policymakers work together to make good work a societal outcome. We are therefore delighted to welcome Carolyn and the CBI to this important opening panel – where the biggest players in the world of work come together to discuss how we can achieve a sustainable future where people and organisations can continue to thrive”.
The Festival of Work is the revolutionary HR and learning event from the CIPD. The groundbreaking event brings together two unmissable CIPD shows, the Learning and Development and HR Software and Recruitment shows – and adds in a brand-new dimension, The Future of Work. The result is a pivotal event that will power your working future.
Conference passes can be booked online at festivalofwork.com/tickets
The CIPD’s Festival of Work (12-13 June 2019, Olympia London, festivalofwork.com) promises to be a landmark event for both people professionals and business leaders. By focusing on the most innovative strategies in management, technology and learning, the festival will help you, and 7,000 of your colleagues, to harness the latest transformations and drive a human future of work. With 7,000+ attendees, 160+ inspiring speakers, filled with inspirational live experiences and challenging ideas, it’s the ultimate celebration of people in the workplace.
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