This panel discussion and world café event will be held on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. It is a fantastic opportunity for senior HR and legal professionals and others in strategic or policy roles to come together to consider these key challenges, ask questions of our panel and share perspectives with others.

The labour market in developed economies is becoming increasingly diverse, with most industries facing significant demographic shifts in their workforces. Policymakers and businesses need to understand the impact of these changes and develop and implement effective HR strategies to address them.

Attracting, retaining and nurturing the right mix of people will be a critical success factor for organisations over the coming years. Our expert panel will identify the main challenges of an increasingly older, female and culturally diverse workforce and share their knowledge and insights on how organisations can devise practical initiatives to help future-proof their business and deliver competitive advantage.

Keynote address

  • Dean van Leeuwen – Futurist, Chief Exploration Officer and co-founder of, TomorrowToday Global


  • Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD
  • Yvette Bloxham-Smith, Head of Resourcing, John Lewis Partnership
  • Funke Abimbola, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Roche UK
  • James Davies, Joint Head of Employment, Lewis Silkin LLP
  • Sian Jones, a successful broadcaster and skilled conference facilitator, will facilitate this event.

During the world café section of the programme, you will be encouraged to look at your own organisation and experiences and share these with your peers.

The event will be followed by drinks and the opportunity to network. If you would like to attend you can register here

Places are limited so please do book early. 

Please note that there are two entrances to the venue, click here for further directions to the Crutched Friars entrance.

Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm followed by drinks and networking (registration from 3.00pm)

Location: 43/44 Crutched Friars, London, London, EC3M 4AJ

Price: Free

The Future of Work Hub

Recognising the impact of the changing world of work on businesses, HR and employment regulation, Lewis Silkin LLP launched the Future of Work Hub initiative to inform and connect people engaged in forward thinking about the future of work.

Peter Cheese (Chief Executive, CIPD) led the panel discussion at our event: Shifting Workforce Demographics - rising to the challenge.