Explore the exhibition

Connect with a range of leading product and service providers and thousands of fellow festival-goers as you attend free learning sessions, explore the exhibition stands and enjoy interactive experiences across the two days. So whether you’re recharging in between conference sessions or are attending with a free exhibition-only pass, the exhibition is home to a huge variety you can get involved with.

Here's a taster of what you can expect on the exhibition floor...

Free Learning Insights

Dive into a free learning at our Insights stages brought to you by the CIPD and the industry’s most trusted providers. Covering the topics of wellbeing, L&D, inclusion and diversity, flexible working, technology, and more.

Hear from experts across the sector and join the conversation on the latest developments, innovations, case studies and thought leadership on subjects high on the People Profession agenda.

The Wellbeing Village

Now more than ever, wellbeing is a topic high on everyone’s agenda, particularly with the shared trauma of a global pandemic. The Wellbeing village will offer talks and advice on all aspects of mental and physical health, downtime with some furry friends and space for meditation.


The Legal Drop-in Clinic

In partnership with CIPD HR-Inform, you’ll be able to take advantage of free legal advice, whether this is something affecting your business or you personally.

These free, 20-minute meetings with a legal advisor can be pre-planned at a time that suits you during your visit, or you can simply drop by and speak with a professional.


Big Questions Live

Join the conversation! We’ll be debating some of the most interesting topics of the day. These facilitated roundtable workshops are designed to encourage discussion and facilitate learnings from your peers.

A full agenda and timetable will be available shortly, but subjects may include:

  • Cost of living crisis – What are the realistic, practical strategies that will help employees through the current situation?
  • The future of learning – Getting employees interested in L&D again after two years out
  • Never coming back – How do you handle employees who won’t return to the office?

The People Library

This is not your normal library! Our human ‘books’ are available for our visitors to ‘check out’ during the show. You’ll get real one-to-one insights from people with a broad range of experience within and around the profession.

Hearing these first-hand experiences facilitates conversation and another opportunity for shared learning at the CIPD Festival of Work. With such a broad range of topics, you’ll be sure to find your favourite ‘best-seller’!

Future Workspace

Come experience what the future of work might hold for all of us! Whether it’s working in a virtual reality setting, or what the next iteration of homeworking could look like, the future is here at the Festival of Work.

Virtual Reality
In partnership with Mesmerise, you can take a tour of their VR workspace environments such as the Boardroom for staff meetings, the Theatre for content delivery and learning and development, or why not relax with some of your team in the breakout room in ‘Hong Kong’ at dusk.

Latest developments in homeworking
With so many people working fully, or in part, at home now, it is important that work spaces are practical, comfortable and offer the best environment for a happy and productive workforce. Conker Living will be joining us as a feature partner for Festival of Work 2022, presenting the latest developments in homeworking, as well as work spaces within the office.

The Conker Living Team has taken their extensive engineering experience in the automotive and aerospace industries and applied this excellence to construction. ‘User Centred Design’ is at the heart of Conker Living developments combined with a firm understanding of the need to reduce any environmental impact through sustainable materials and low energy consumption. Come and visit Coker Living in the Future Workspace area.

Headline sponsor

Platinum sponsor

Silver sponsor

The Open University

Bronze sponsor