Make the most of your time at the Annual Conference and Exhibition

Network before the event!

You can start networking before the event begins: 

Twitter - Follow @CIPD_Events and use #cipdACE16 for the Annual Conference and Exhibition
Facebook - Like our page CIPDUK
LinkedIn - Join the CIPD Events group
CIPD events app - Available here.

Social and networking programme  
We’ve put on a programme of activities to enable you to meet others attending the event.

Tuesday 8 November

CIPD LGBT & Friends Party, 21:00 - 02:00, Purple Lounge, Tribeca Bar

Join us at the LGBT & Friends event to celebrate diversity and network with other HR and L&D professionals.

Register free here

Wednesday 9 November

Free: Reflective Practice session, 12:00 - 13:00, Cobden Rooms 3&4, Manchester Central

Reflective practice is the foundation of professional development; it creates meaning from experience and transforms insights into practical strategies for personal growth. Led by Grace Owen, an experienced coach and reflective practitioner, this session will take you through what reflective practice is and how it supports CPD.

Register for free here

Free Networking Drinks, 17:00 - 18:30, Exhibition Hall, Manchester Central 

Network and discuss the topics you’ve heard during the day over a complimentary drink exclusively for conference delegates, speakers and suppliers.

Free: Performance-related Pay, Epernay Manchester, 18:45–20:00

Come and join us for a drink and meet other HR professionals in a more relaxed and social setting at Eperney Manchester (just a few minutes' walk from the conference and exhibition). No booking necessary.

Wednesday Night Social, Ft. DJ Tim Scott, FCIPD. 20:30 'til late, Tribeca Bar, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3WF

Not content with being a Chartered FCIPD HR generalist, Tim Scott also spent many years as a club DJ and music producer, supporting legendary DJs like Norman Jay MBE and Gilles Peterson. So, in a first for the CIPD's Annual Conference, he is ideally qualified to put together a mix of soulful and funky classics to get HR and L&D folk moving on a Manchester dance floor.

Thursday 10 November

Free: HR Unscrambled breakfast briefing, 08:00-09:15, Charter Foyer

Want to make work and working lives better? Then why not join us for HR Unscrambled, where you can discuss the things that matter to you and help shape the future of HR? 

Register for free here

Breakfast session: Managing Cancer in the Workplace, 07:45 (for an 08:00 start), Manchester Central

Short case studies will focus on the impact of cancer in the workplace for employees and employers, and highlight legal requirements, obligations and successful solutions. 

Book here

Meet to eat, 20:00, various restaurants 
We’ve reserved tables at a selection of restaurants in Manchester so you can meet other delegates over dinner.

Book here

Contact us

If you've got other questions, can't find what you're looking for or would like to speak to someone, contact our Customer Services Team on: 

T: 020 8612 6248


For questions about exhibiting, contact the CIPD Exhibition Sales team on:

T: 020 8612 6180

F: 020 8612 6901