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Acas National Conference: Shaping the future of work to build prosperity


Join Acas and leading experts in the field of industrial and employment relations as we examine the key components influencing success, employee productivity and behaviours leading to increased performance and prosperity.

This conference is essential for those interested in the changing world of work and the modern workplace.

Business need

We are delighted to be joined by the following inspirational guest speakers currently influencing and making changes that impact industry and working life:

  • Sir Brendan Barber, Acas Chair 
  • Andrew G Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England 
  • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary at TUC
  • Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General at CBI
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts
  • David Isaac CBE, EHRC Chair
  • Kevin Ellis, Chair and Senior Partner at PWC
  • Ginette Brazeau, Chairperson at Canada Industrial Relations Board
  • Sir David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement
  • Naomi Climer, Co-Chair of the Institute for the Future of Work
  • Sarah Jackson, CEO of Working Families

Hear about the economic landscape and the key role we can all play towards changing the world of employment, the good work agenda, the balance between flexibility and fairness, and the challenges of managing change in the fourth industrial revolution.

We will also be joined by an international delegation of experts on employment relations, some of whom will be asked to join the panels for the day.

Find out more about our guest speakers

The event will enable delegates to:

  • Develop a more informed growth strategy for your business or sector
  • Better understand how to build technological change into future planning
  • Create a more informed workforce and engagement strategies
  • Understand the changing realities of people management and working practices
  • Better align your operations with government and industry initiatives and leverage emerging opportunities

Suitable For

Director Generals, Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers, HR Directors, business owners, TU General and Deputy Secretaries, thought leaders, economists, legal professionals, strategy leads and industry influencers.


This event will include the following interactive sessions:

  • Future of work: the economic landscape and drivers for change
  • The good work agenda – the basis of the workplace relationship to drive growth
  • Flexibility and fairness: striking the balance
  • How to overcome barriers to getting the best out of people
  • Fourth industrial revolution: opportunity or threat?

Delegates will also have the opportunity to network at a post-event reception hosted at the venue.

Venue Congress House   Map (opens in new window)   Date 10/10/2018    Time 09:00 - 18:00   
Price £295.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.