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.

Explore the festival floor

Whether you’re recharging in between conference sessions or attending as a free exhibition visitor, the festival floor is home to a huge variety of activities and discussions you can choose to get involved with. Accompany and connect with other festival-goers as you explore the festival floor and take part in free learning sessions, interactive experiences and live demonstrations across the two days.

What to expect if you're attending as a free exhibition visitor...

70+ free learning sessions
With 70+ free learning sessions to choose from across the 4 showcase arenas, you’ll find the right practical tools and takeaways to help you stay up to speed and prepare for the future.

250+ solution providers
Immerse yourself in live demonstrations and make new connections with suppliers that offer the best solutions that your organisation needs – all in a vibrant and fun atmosphere.

Free networking platform
Fill your meeting agenda before you even step foot on the festival floor. Use the official free networking platform Festival Connect to request meetings with exhibitors in advance.

Test the latest innovations
Meet the cutting-edge providers and the next generation of disruptors paving the way for the future of work.

Take a break
Refresh and restore your energy with free yoga, massages and mindfulness sessions by stopping off at the Well-being Village. 

Speed networking
Engage in speed networking sessions
across the two days for a fun and fast way of making new connections.

Watch the festival floor transform into the ultimate after-party with live music and refreshments, giving you time to relax and socialise with fellow festival goers.

Refuel your energy
Take your pick from a selection of street food vendors, serving delicious hot and cold options that cater for all tastes.

“Great two days. I learned, I laughed, I listened and loved being with likeminded people. My first ever festival was a success.”
2019 delegate