The CIPD Festival of Work is a journey into the future of work, through amazing experiences and interactive content. Designed to empower you and your organisation, delivered within an immersive and experiential setting. What’s more, it’s free to attend! 


Over two unforgettable days, you'll be able to explore the central question: How can you create an environment that empowers your people to work better and in turn, works better for your people?

The Festival is a celebration of ideas, experiences, and solutions, paired with an excitement of the future and its brilliant potential. Alive with energy, you can engage with like-minded professionals and discover solutions that will revolutionise your approach to work. Listen to insights from industry thought leaders on the necessary evolution of business and people strategy to adapt to an evolving working environment.



10,000+ Festival-goers

Whether you’re a line manager, head of department, C-suite level or work across the people profession, you’ll find like-minded attendees ready to network and knowledge-share.

170+ Exhibitors

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

150+ Sessions of content

Curated to showcase the best and brightest from leading organisations and the people profession, across 2 days.

130+ Artists

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

7 Session formats

From panel discussions and masterclasses to interactive workshops or a fireside chat, there is something for everyone to engage with or take part in.

7 Stages

including: Workplace transformation on the Main stage, EDI, Employee experience, Internal comms, L&D, Responsible business and Wellbeing.


Designed with you in mind, the CIPD Festival of Work is dedicated to helping break down silos within organisations, empowering people to communicate and collaborate more effectively. The Festival advocates for the empowerment, development, and effective leadership of employees, recognising that these factors drive productivity and promote responsible business practices.


The Festival is not just about acquiring professional skills; it's about connecting. With thousands of attendees from various sectors, it's a rare chance to network with peers, share experiences, and gain new perspectives. Whether you want to enhance your strategy or find innovative solutions to current challenges, this event is an invaluable opportunity for professional growth and networking.


Taking on your feedback from last year, we have shaped the line-up, immersive features and product and service solutions providers to support your professional needs and workplace challenges. We’ve moved to a new location to ensure the space and layout works for all and created areas and communications to support everyone. Bringing you an experience that is both sustainable and accessible.

You're in good company

We welcomed festival-goers from 127+ countries across 22+ sectors including:

Age UK Amazon American Express Apple Asda Barclays BBC BMW BP British Airways British Army  BT Bupa Cabinet Office Deloitte GlaxoSmithKline Hilton Hotels HM Revenue & Customs HSBC John Lewis Partnership Lloyds Banking Group Macmillan Cancer Support Marks and Spencer Ministry of Defence National Trust Nestle UK Network Rail NHS Primark PwC Royal Mail RSPCA Samsung Electronics Shell Sport England Starbucks Tesco The Walt Disney Company Transport For London  Virgin Media

Drive your people with purpose to thrive