7-8 JUNE 2023, Olympia London

"What a brilliant event. Exceptional presentation and well organised. Inspiring"

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The CIPD Festival of Work is back!

Are you ready for a journey of discovery, inspiration, and innovation? Look no further, because the CIPD Festival of Work is back and the conference and exhibition is now free for all to enjoy! We want to assist you in creating new relationships within organisations and empower better communication and collaboration between teams. It's time to immerse yourself in the world of HR, L&D, internal communications and more to help you in driving your people with purpose to thrive!

Now in its fifth year, the CIPD Festival of Work has evolved to help you build better working lives. With more carefully curated content than ever before, and over 5,000 senior professionals from the working landscape, the CIPD Festival of Work will be bigger and better than ever, all of this available free of charge! This experience is exclusively in-person only, join us at Olympia London.


Discover all the activities and networking opportunities available.


A dedicated space to focus on you and discover new wellness strategies for your people.


Receive essential 1-2-1 time with leading solution providers and discover new and disruptive software, platforms and services.


Hear from incredible artists with a line-up designed to inspire and get the strategies to succeed in the future world of work.

Line-up includes

ESG Main Stage

Creating better working environments for all, through responsible business practices and delivering a people focused ESG agenda.

Employee Experience Tent

Optimising employee engagement and experience, focusing on the issues that are important to your employees, in order to create meaningful work.

Wellbeing Tent

Integrating wellbeing strategies and creating a work culture, where people are supported through any challenge they face - whether it relates to their physical, emotional, mental or financial health.  

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion Tent

Creating inclusive working environments which enable diversity and drive equality to attract, retain and motivate people to be their best.

Internal Communications Tent

Creating a culture of trust and transparency through your internal communications - demonstrating empathy and authenticity when defining your employee brand.

Learning & Development Tent

Transforming your L&D programmes into innovative, enhanced learner experiences, for accessible and life-long learning. 

Festival of Work 2023 in numbers

6 tents

including: ESG Main stage, L&D,  employee experience, EDI, internal communications and wellbeing.

7 session formats

providing something for everyone from panel discussions to interactive workshops.

70+ hours of content

curated to showcase the best and brightest from across the industry across 2 days.

150+ artists

of thought leaders and top practitioners guaranteed to leave you inspired.

200+ exhibitors

of leading product and service providers to help you in your world of work.

5,000+ festival-goers

across various industries within the people profession and beyond.

Employee Experience Arena sponsor

Wellbeing Arena sponsor

Internal Communications Arena sponsor and WiFi sponsor

Bronze sponsor