Create great people and great businesses

In a world of economic and socio-political uncertainty, it is easy to lose track of what really matters in business. We can focus too heavily on short-term outcomes and neglect long-term growth and success.

As our economy is increasingly driven by trust and reputation, it is no longer enough to exclusively focus investment in products and services. For our businesses to thrive, we need good leadership, effective people management, a sound learning and development strategy, as well as an increased focus on corporate social responsibility, sustainability, community engagement, and customer experience.

CIPD Festival of Work Conference

People are the most important assets within organisations. Businesses who look after their employees and prioritise good management and working practices will see a return in terms of engagement, retention and customer experience – leading to increased productivity, enhanced reputation, brand visibility and financial success.

Work is a huge part of people’s lives and plays a fundamental role in the development of our society. Focusing on good working practices is not only a business benefit but a societal outcome.

How do we drive the long-term success of our businesses? What do we focus on to create better working lives and positive working practices while facilitating organisational growth? The CIPD Festival of Work 2020 will focus on how to power business growth and nurture a better society.

6 content
streams

You’ll find the right way forward to take on whatever challenges you and your business face right now. 

8 session
formats

Tailor your experience to meet your own interests and business needs, and to help your stay energised and engaged. 

Meet the headline acts

John Amaechi OBE

Organisational Psychologist, Director of the UK’s largest NHS Trust, and former NBA Player
Hannah Fry

Dr Hannah Fry

Associate Professor Mathematics of Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London
“Great two days. I learned, I laughed, I listened and loved being with likeminded people. My first ever festival was a success.”
2019 delegate