Put it in your calendar:  We return 12-13 June 2024 at our new home in the ExCeL London.

Line-up included: 
ESG  |  L&D  |  Employee Experience  |  Wellbeing  |  Internal Comms  |  ED&I

What people said about 2023

That was special

What an exhilarating CIPD Festival of Work! A brand-new format that captivated attendees with a vibrant atmosphere and incredible networking opportunities. 10,000 people were in attendance over 2 days setting all-time records for the CIPD Festival of Work.

 The festival floor was brimming with insights on the latest trends in employee engagement, flexible working and wellbeing, leaving us inspired and ready to revolutionise the world of work.


There were activities and networking opportunities thoughout the 2 days


Our dedicated space focused on you and helped festival goers discover new wellness strategies.


People received essential 1-2-1 time with leading solution providers, disruptive software companies, platforms and services.


We had incredible artists and a line-up that inspired and gave strategies to succeed in the future world of work.

Line-up included

An ESG Main Stage

This stage focused on creating better working environments for all, through responsible business practices and delivering a people focused ESG agenda.

The Employee Experience Stage

Optimising employee engagement and experience,was the main focus here which reviewed whats actually important to your employees, in order to create meaningful work.

The Wellbeing Stage

This stage looked at how you Integrate 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.  

An Equality, Diversity, Inclusion Stage

Our ED&I stage reviewed how you create inclusive working environments which enable diversity and drive equality to attract, retain and motivate people to be their best.

An Internal Communications Stage

We covered how you create a culture of trust and transparency through your internal communications - demonstrating empathy and authenticity when defining your employee brand.

A Learning & Development Stage

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

CIPD Festival of Work 2023 in numbers

6 stages

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.

100+ sessions of content

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

100+ artists

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

150+ exhibitors

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

10,000 festival-goers

across the two days from various industries within the people profession and beyond.

Employee Experience sponsor

Wellbeing sponsor

Internal Communications and WiFi sponsor