CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

3-4 November 2021
Manchester Central and online

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the flagship event serving the heartland of the people profession. Whether you attend in-person at Manchester Central or online, this is your opportunity to reconnect with a global community of people professionals and rebuild a better future for people in the workplace.

First speakers announced

David Lammy

David Lammy

Labour MP and Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary
Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

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

Upon reflection of the intense change and adaptability the past year has presented, the people profession are now looking ahead to revolutionise the world of work. 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.

Blending inspiring speakers with industry-leading suppliers and immersive networking spaces to reunite after a long time apart, this year’s event is your opportunity to tackle your biggest challenges about the future now, all in one place. You’ll gain fresh perspectives on highly relevant topics facing people professionals today such as hybrid working, holistic wellbeing, inclusion and diversity, and more, giving you the confidence to shape the future of you, your people and organisation.

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.