CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

Thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and partners for making the 2021 event such a success: we couldn't have done it without you.

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the flagship event serving the heartland of the people profession. This is your opportunity to reconnect with a global community of people professionals and rebuild a better future for people in the workplace.

2021 conference speakers

Be inspired by leading practitioners and experts with extraordinary stories from within the people profession and beyond.

Alejandro Sotomayor

Lecturer in People Analytics, Management & Leadership, Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico

Alysha M.Campbell

Employee Engagement Specialist, Organizational Design and Culture Expert, Trainer and Speaker; Principal and Founder, CultureShift HR (US)

Amy Taylor

Chief People Officer, PKF Francis Clark

Andrew Mawson

Founder and Managing Director, Advanced Workplace Associates

Aneela McKenna

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Scottish Parliament

Anita Lucas

Head of Management and Leadership Development, British Council

Arkesh Mishra

Director & Head of Organisation Design & Talent Architecture, Walmart India

Baljinder Kang

Executive Director Corporate Resources, Midland Heart

Bernadette Thompson OBE

Deputy Director for Inclusion, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement in the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Bola Ogundeji

Bola Ogundeji

Deputy Director of Workforce and OD, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

David Blackburn

Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme 
David Lammy

David Lammy

Labour MP and Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary
Debbie Potter

Debbie Potter

VP People, Corporate Functions and Projects, Sage

Emma Codd

Global Inclusion Leader, Deloitte

Emma Persand

Vice-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, Society of Occupational Medicine
Gemma Dale

Gemma Dale

Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

Hannah Leach

Vice President, Culture and Learning, Carnival UK

Jon Ingham

Author of The Social Organization, Creator of the melded network HR model, Strategic HR Academy

Julie Provino

International HR Director, Author, Lead trainer and coach, VeryHR

Katie O’Connor

Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and Disability Workstream Lead, Pfizer
Laura Pettitt

Laura Pettitt

Learning and Leadership Development, the LEGO® Group
Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

Professor of Management Practice, London Business School and Leader of the Future of Work Research Consortium

Marga Hoek

Vice Chairman Supervisory Board, SUSI Partners

The disruption which the pandemic has caused to work, society and the economy has created a unique opportunity for us to recast all three into a new, better mould. There is a widespread acceptance that the quality of working lives can be radically improved – and the people profession will have a pivotal role in how this is defined.

Discover how to use this window of opportunity to boost responsible business – by optimising the new world of hybrid working, making a step change in engagement and inclusion and gearing up for transformational change. Now is the time to take on board the lessons learnt of the pandemic and play an active, leading role in creating a more purposeful, inclusive and productive working culture and environment.

Gain new perspectives

Be inspired by leading HR practitioners and people with extraordinary stories from beyond the people profession, as they share insights into challenges facing organisations today so you can enhance your own strategies.

Discover new suppliers

Get ahead and quickly get a feel of the latest products and services first-hand, all in one place - saving you hours of research. Including HR technology, L&D, wellbeing, reward and benefits, inclusion and diversity, and much more.

Reconnect with the community

Enjoy the buzz of the exhibition floor, jam-packed with new and immersive networking spaces to engage and catch up with peers. From two stages of Insights sessions to Big Questions Live, there's plenty of dynamic experiences to get involved with.

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