Anton Riolo,

Head of Content, CIPD Events, Haymarket Media Group


Anton Riolo, Head of Content - CIPD Events, Haymarket Media Group
Anton heads the content development and conference production team for CIPD Events. Having joined the institute in 2014, Anton has led the development and expansion of its conferences, exhibitions and large-scale events - now a multi-million portfolio of 25+ annual events across the UK.

Following the strategic partnership between the CIPD and Haymarket Media Group in 2017 - Anton moved to the latter, where he continues to oversee the content production and development of all CIPD national events.

Anton's recent achievements include growing the long-standing CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition which attracted 2000+ conference delegates and 3000+ exhibition visitors in 2018, and won the award for best UK Conference at the Conference Awards 2017. Anton has also spearheaded the merge of two other large-scale and established CIPD shows into the new and exciting Festival of Work, launching in June 2019.

Anton is not only responsible for the content of CIPD's commercial events but also for a series of member-engagement conferences developed in partnership with CIPD regional offices and stakeholders. He champions research-based and evidence-led decisions while advising partners and stakeholders on how to ensure the best content quality and audience experience.

Previously to CIPD and Haymarket, Anton produced and managed international conferences for the Oil & Gas industry and delivered successful events in the UK, USA, Nigeria, Myanmar, Italy, Mexico and Argentina. Before that, he completed a Master's Degree in Italy and a traineeship at the European Parliament.

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