Discuss, explore and debate in a range of exciting engagement zones

Join us for an experience like never before. New for 2021, the exhibition floor will host a range of exciting, immersive engagement zones for you to reconnect with the people profession after a long time apart. Relax and catch up with like-minded peers, and build your network at this leading event where the most influential people come together to generate new ideas and share experiences. 

All engagement zones are held at Manchester Central only across both days, and are not accessible online. Join us on the jam-packed exhibition floor and enjoy the buzz of the zones – nothing beats meeting face-to-face to build strong relationships.

The People Library

The People Library »

Not your typical library.

Pop by The People Library and hear tales of the people profession come to life. Browse through the stories available and ‘check out’ a storyteller that intrigues you, who will then tell their story through dialogue.

Legal Drop-in Clinic »

A unique experience you won’t find anywhere else.

During this time of incredible change in the workplace, the Legal Drop-in Clinic offers you the opportunity to access legal advice on matters affecting your organisation or personal working life – completely free.

Big Questions Live »

Debate the hottest topics, high on the agenda.

From employee wellbeing and flexible working, to vaccine hesitancy, you’ll address the biggest questions that you’re facing today and support your peers with their challenges.



This is the place for you to take a breather during your busy day. Here you'll find refreshments and a range of self-care activities to help you unwind.

What else can I expect?

Explore what the exhibition floor has to offer.