Connect with 7,000+ peers and colleagues at the Festival of Work

160+ speakers, 9+ stages, 3 conferences, 1 festival, taking place over 2 action-packed days

300+ leading suppliers

The Festival provides all of our visitors with a vibrant, entertaining and engaging space to meet 300+ suppliers, network with peers and engage in free CPD at a range of free learning events.

Find out which leading suppliers will be joining us this year. Who will you meet?

See the full list of suppliers

Plan your visit and make connections in advance using the Festival app – launching in May 2019.

Speed networking

The Festival provides a great opportunity for speed networking as part of the free learning programme. It is based on a first come, first served basis so it is advised to arrive early to secure a spot.

In addition, speakers such as Dr. Lynda Shaw, Author of ‘Your Brain is Boss’ will be signing copies of their books which will be available to purchase on the day. Join the dedicated book signing area and get your book signed by the author.

Festival Connect

Festival Connect is a free networking feature that allows users to search through hundreds of CIPD Festival of Work’s contacts and book 1-2-1 meetings in advance with the help of our matchmaking experts.

Once registered, attendees will be able to log into our Festival Connect portal, build a personal profile, browse contacts by sectors and interests and request meetings to fill their schedule with meetings prior to the event. Meetings will be held in the dedicated Festival Connect Lounge.

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