Key Event Features


Our keynotes will provide you access to the most impactful and powerful thought leaders on the program. Hear from high-profile thought leaders and Business Executives including, Josh Bersin and Dr. Robert Hogan, as they cover key business trends that are driving the future of work.

Breakfast Briefings

Our breakfast briefings are sessions which give you a chance to get a deeper perspective on a topic and also get the chance to get into debate on the topic. We’ve designed them to provide the chance for open and frank discussions about the current trends and challenges impacting the profession whilst enjoying delicious food in the company of industry colleagues.


MATCH Meeting sessions are an opportunity for you to focus on a current business challenge. This is facilitated by our MATCH Meetings networking platform. Our NEW platform has an inbuilt algorithm that organises business meetings focused on solving current business challenges – ensuring all connections are meaningful.


Our CoLabs focus on a key business challenge. You will be guided through the process in small peer groups using design thinking or agile learning methods. Get to the heart of the issue and develop deeper insights, reach conclusions and formulate recommendations for the future. Our CoLabs give you tangible takeaways to be able to implement immediately into your organisation. This is a pre-register event please contact [email protected] to register your interest.

Lightning Talks

Illuminate us but make it quick! True to its name a lightning talk is a very short presentation on a current topic in a quick, insightful and clear manner.


A masterclass is a means to present a real-world account on a particular topic, situation or event. Led by a speaker with expert knowledge or skills in a particular area these sessions often provide best-practice advice or insight into new or innovative solutions that are forging new paths.

Thought Exchange Roundtables

Sharing experiences and knowledge are key elements of HRD UK. These roundtable discussions with small groups of peers give you the chance to share perspectives on hot topics and key challenges facing the profession. Have your say on the topics you want to discuss on the day! Voting will open 3 weeks before the event date – watch out for our welcome email to get involved.

InFocus Panels

Envisioning the Workforce of 2030. Our expert panel made up of business thought leaders and executives will share their insights and pioneering research around the future of work. This interactive session looks beyond re-imaging how things are and towards innovating the endless possibilities of what they could be.

HRD Drinks Reception

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

HRD Cafe

Whether you are looking for a chance to unwind, catch up on the days’ happenings or network with peers, the HRD Café is the place for you!

600 Attendees
45 Speakers
4 Streams
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