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.

Frequently asked questions

The CIPD Festival of Work 2020 will take place on the Wednesday 10 – Thursday 11 June 2020.

Olympia London
Olympia Way
W14 8UX 

Wednesday 10 June: 08:45 – 17:30
Thursday 11 June: 08:45 – 17:00

Group registrations will be available after the Early Bird deadline on the Friday 20 March 2020.

If you have registered to attend the CIPD Festival of Work you will receive a notification as soon as the app has launched. The app will be available prior to the event and will provide the following features: 

  • Open discussion forums 
  • The option to personalise your own agenda to suit your attendance goals 
  • Interactive floor plans
  • Information regarding speakers, sponsors and exhibitors

Please see a table below which highlights the difference conference tickets and exhibition passes.

 Exhibition passConference ticket
Full exhibition entry
70+ free learning sessions
After party
Networking opportunities
Well-being village
38 conference sessions 
Advanced conference session booking 
Fast-track entry 
Lunch and refreshments 
Access to content post-festival* 
From £797

*Subject to speaker discretion

Please see the below link for a list of accommodation which have been secured at preferential rates. All hotels are within a short distance of Olympia London.

To find out how to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the CIPD Festival of Work, please contact to receive the full range of promotional opportunities available at the CIPD Festival of Work.

You can find the full two-day agenda by visiting our conference programme page.