It's time to step up

Bringing together thought-leaders, industry experts and people professionals from across the globe, the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the leading people profession event designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge tackle the uncomfortable questions being posed to the industry. 

Get involved with unmissable learning opportunities that focus on your professional development, network with peers, discover new suppliers, and stay ahead of future trends and legislation.

The people profession have a responsibility to lead change. Now is not the time to shy away from the uncomfortable questions.

Now is the time to be more daring, inquisitive and accountable as a profession.

Committing to championing race,
diversity and inclusion

As businesses and individuals, it is time to act in order to show solidarity and support, to spread awareness and to educate ourselves and others in issues of race. To help you re-engage with the challenges of racial equality in the workplace in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the 2020 conference dedicated a stream to championing race, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The inspiring opening keynote on day one titled ‘A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge – what key learnings can the people profession take away from Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race?’, chaired by June Sarpong OBE was made available to all attendees –  paid conference delegates and those who registered to attend the free exhibition only.  

You will:

Challenge your assumptions

Be inspired by our keynote speakers who will challenge your assumptions around race in the workplace, the role of HR in organisations and the power of vulnerability.

Create a new era

Embrace the flexible work revolution, maintain engagement and ensure your workforce have a healthy work/life balance.

Champion race, diversity and inclusion

Ensure your business is holistically diverse - take the lead and facilitate open dialogues, educate your people and help eradicate internalised bias within your own organisation.

Hear from global thought leaders

Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer, Google X and Author of 'Solve for Happy'

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Author, 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'

Expect to take on the big questions surrounding:

Racial equality

Employee wellbeing

Inclusive recruitment processes


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