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Reward and Benefits
Conference 2020

This event has been postponed
New event format or dates to be announced

Thought leader sponsor

The CIPD Reward and Benefits Conference on 5 May 2020 at the Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham has been postponed – new event format or dates to be announced.

Updated 20th March

The CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) have been closely monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus on a daily basis and the welfare of our delegates is always front of mind.

In this instance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event to the nearest suitable opportunity in the future or to present this as an online, virtual event.

We have not made this decision lightly but we want to ensure we can provide the best experience possible for attendees.

If you have booked on the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the revised date which will be announced as soon as possible. Please contact the Customer Services team on or phone: +44 (0)20 8267 3200 if you need further information.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support.



Day 1
05 May 2020

Registration and morning refreshments

Charles Cotton
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Charles Cotton

Chair’s opening remarks

Hannah Gleave
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Hannah Gleave

Using a people-led approach to design and deliver a new reward structure


Morning refreshments and networking

Georgia Rule123
Georgia Rule

Panel discussion: Employee well-being – creating the virtuous circle 


Networking lunch

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Sharon Riddell

Simplifying reward to increase engagement, transparency and fairness  

Paul Nelson
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Paul Nelson

Strategies to increase the take-up and value of benefits


Afternoon networking and refreshments

Yinka Opaneye
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Yinka Opaneye

Doing more with less: How to meet the changing needs of employees with a limited benefits budget

Group Human Resources Director, Corserv
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Martin Eves

What impact could AI have on reward?

Charles Cotton
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Charles Cotton

Chair’s closing remarks

Meet the speakers


Crowne Plaza NEC
Pendigo Way, Marston Green, B40 1NT

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