CDI National Conference 2019

Career 4.0 - Career Management 2025

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Hilton Hotel, Gateshead

Held every two years, our national conference provides a unique opportunity to discuss critical aspects of our work; learn from expert speakers and workshop presenters; network; and have a bit of fun!

Final programme

With thanks to major sponsors: 

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Conference Themes

  • The future of work
  • Resilience and well-being
  • Digital skills for careers professionals 

Keynote Speakers

The following speakers have been invited;

  • Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE (international perspective)
  • Tristram Hooley, Professor of Education (future of work)
  • Peter Cheese, CIPD (future of work)
  • Dr Pete Robertson, Edinburgh Napier University (wellbeing and mental health)
  • Beth Benatti Kennedy, Consultant and trainer (resilience; thrive, not just survive)
  • Liane Hambly, Consultant and Trainer (coaching and balancing the self)
  • Julian Drinkall, CEO Academies Enterprise Trust (using technology to enhance careers provision)
  • John Fitzgerald, MD Harmonics Group (Future Career Readiness Index - digital tool
  • Tom Staunton, Lecturer, iCeGS at the University of Derby (ethics for the digital careers professional)


Four one-hour workshop slots over two days, offering up to 32 workshop choices based on the conference themes. Information on workshops - topics; speakers and times is now available (see next web page).

Conference Fee

Full Conference, includes two-day conference attendance and refreshments;

Standard rate from Monday 16 September

  • Members: £175 +VAT 
  • Student Members: £125 +VAT (limited places are available)
  • Regional Representatives/Professional Standards Committee Members: £150 +VAT
  • Workshop Presenters: £150 + VAT
  • Non-Members: £250 +VAT 

Just looking to attend a single day? Our Day Delegate rates include a single day at the conference, and refreshments throughout the day;

  • Members Day Delegate: £145 +VAT
  • Non-Members: £195 +VAT

Additional costs

  • Accommodation and breakfast at the Conference hotel on night of 2nd December - £105. This is to be booked direct with the Conference hotel. (This link enables you to book any number of nights' accommodation using a calendar, so delegates can also book the Sunday night and/or the Tuesday night if they are planning to attend the one-day Older Workers Summit on Wednesday 4 December also at the Hilton. Please note there are only a few rooms now left at the guaranteed price of £105 B&B. Once these are taken the price of B&B is out of our control and may rise.) 

  • The popular Conference dinner - £30 +VAT (includes live music from the Blue Jazz Quintet plus Lindsay Hannon on Vocals) - can now be booked online. This is a separate event and is not included in the full conference rate. 

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