The CIPD Festival of Work is your opportunity to connect, collaborate and take inspiration from fellow people professionals and business leaders across the world.

The Festival is a place to explore the single most important question for any organisation - how can you create an environment which enables your people to work better, and which works better for your people? Join us over two days to explore the future of work and to create your action plan to make that a reality for your organisation.

At The Festival of Work you’ll hear insights from industry thought leaders on how business and people strategy need to evolve to adapt to a new working environment. Our Festival floor will bring those ideas to life, allowing you to interact with the people and solutions to help you create a better world of work.

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Unparalleled expertise

Be inspired by our stellar speaker line-up of 50+ top practitioners who are at the forefront of business management. Hear the latest innovations, case studies, advice and research that will enhance your knowledge and help your organisation to stay agile in today’s ever-evolving world of work.

Cutting-edge research

Hear from industry leading suppliers who are spearheading the latest solutions, research and innovations that will reimagine your way of working and inspire new and improved processes. Sharpen your skills and take away invaluable insights and takeaways you can apply in your working practice the very next day.


Market trends

Stay ahead of the curve. Discover smarter ways of working and stay up to date with the latest legislation which will shape and strengthen your business as traditional remits expand.

Global collaboration

Create connections, share experiences and take on the biggest challenges facing your role with fellow professionals from up to 127+ different countries. Draw comparisons, combine different working styles and learn from one another as you collaborate to discover your role in championing better work and working lives. 


You’re in good

We welcome 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
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Shell
  • Sport England
  • Starbucks
  • Tesco
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Transport for London
  • Virgin Media

Trusted advice on the industry’s biggest questions:

Hybrid and remote working

Digital learning


Corporate responsibility

Rewards & benefits

Organisational resilience

Diverse representation

Employee wellbeing

Join a global community