Returning 6-7 November 2024 at Manchester Central

A bolder future for the People Profession

Stay ahead of the curve — Embrace innovation and reshape work culture 

Taking place on 8-9 November 2023, at Manchester Central, we tackled the big questions facing the profession. 

Whether you attended for free with an Exhibition pass or purchased a Conference pass and attended as a delegate, you were able to get involved with unmissable learning and networking opportunities and discover new and leading suppliers. Blending inspiring and thought-provoking speakers and in-person immersive event experiences. Creating an unforgettable event experience accessible to all. 

In today's ever-changing world, we recognised the importance of equipping you with the skills and capabilities needed to not just survive; but thrive.  Attendees discovered the secrets to championing good work and attracting the right talent. Developing their leadership and management styles, to enable growth and long term success.

Together we paved the way to create positive workplace culture and retain key talent

Our carefully curated two-day event let you:

Develop your leadership and management style, enabling you to inspire growth and long term success in your people. 

Discover how championing good work and attracting the right talent will propel your organisation to reach new heights.

Dive headfirst into key topics from the modern workplace to L&D, helping you navigate challenges to reshape workplace culture.

Engage with like-minded peers as we tackle the pressing questions that confront our profession after yet another challenging year. 

2023 Speakers

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4 conference streams

Providing 30+ sessions taking a deep dive into key areas, included: The modern workplace, Leaders of the future, Talent & Retention and Learning & Development.

7 session formats

From panel discussions to interactive workshops in the Conference, plus the free Evidence Lab Live and Insight stages on the Exhibition floors, there was something for everyone.

50+ free to attend sessions

Curated content across three streams on Insight stages, plus the Evidence Lab Live stage — New for 2023! Showcased the best and brightest from across the industry over the two days. 

130+ exhibitors

Leading product and service providers, dedicated to helping you and your organisation.

140+ expert speakers

Brought you thought leaders and top practitioners, guaranteed to leave you inspired, across the Conference and Exhibition floor.

5,000+ attendees

There was networking with people professionals across various industries within the UK and globally, in person and online, across the two days.

  • You can find a lot of new insight...fresh ideas, practical tools.