COVID-19/Coronavirus

The CIPD Festival of Work - updated 27 March 2020

In light of restrictions on events due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) are exploring all the available options, with regards to this event.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for all. Our intention is to offer you support and keep you updated on the event’s position during these unprecedented times, whilst we continue to work to deliver the best event experience for you.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Review Haymarket Media Group's Coronavirus Policy and booking term revisions for all CIPD events.

Why join us?

With a conference, free-to-attend exhibition, interactive experiences, live demonstrations, break-out and refreshment areas, and even a great after-party all under one roof, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a world of inspiration and discovery as you look for the solutions your business needs.

Map your own experience to meet your interests and business needs across the three core areas of the festival floor: Future of Work, Technology and Resourcing, and Learning & Development. Take part in the free learning sessions and connect with other festival goers, giving you the perfect balance between structured learning and the freedom to explore. If you’re looking to invest in your learning, the conference provides two days of inspiration, first-hand insight and fresh ideas presented by a lineup of a-list speakers.

You’ll find the right way forward to take on whatever challenges you and your business face right now, and predict the best direction for you, your people, your technology and your working lives to ensure your future success.

Who's going to be there?

You’ll be inspired and energised by the buzz around the festival floor. The huge free-to-attend exhibition that will put you in front of 300+ product and service providers. Meanwhile at the conference, the latest innovations, case studies, research and tech-based solutions will be brought to life by over 130 speakers.

Plus there will be a broad range of activities, live demonstrations and immersive areas where you can unwind, recharge and connect. Mix with speakers, providers and your 7000+ fellow attendees – including people professionals, c-suite executives, business leaders and line managers, from every industry and sector. Share ideas, create new connections and help your people and your business to become even better.

“I’d recommend the CIPD Festival of Work because everyone in the industry seems to be here, it’s a great place to meet some new people and learn about what’s going on right now.”
2019 exhibitor