Frequently asked questions

General Information

When is Employee Benefits Live 2017?

Employee Benefits Live will be taking place this October.

Tuesday 10th October 2017
9.30am – 5.30pm

Wednesday 11th October 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm

Where is the event?

Olympia National
Hammersmith Road
W14 8UX

What is the event about?

Employee Benefits Live is essential for everyone involved in the employee benefits profession. Visit Employee Benefits Live to discover innovative benefits solutions, find new ways to deliver value, get practical guidance and be part of the largest employee benefits event in Europe.

Why should I visit Employee Benefits Live?

With free-to-attend conference sessions, over 100 exhibitors and exciting features, this is a must attend event for anyone in the benefits, reward and HR profession looking to keep up-to-date on the latest trends and legislation, learn from top employers and network with fellow industry peers.

Who is exhibiting at the event?

Employee Benefits Live brings together leading benefits suppliers representing all aspects of the industry including benefits technology, childcare, engagement and communication, pay & reward, pensions and more. See the full 2016 exhibitor list here.

Who should visit the event?

Anyone in the employee benefits, reward and HR profession looking to see what’s new on the market and challenge their current thinking.

Will there be any seminars or workshops?

There is a two day programme of keynote sessions and practical conference sessions from leading employers. 2017 programme coming soon.

How do I book tickets to attend?

Registration for the event will open shortly. Register your interest to attend here and we will inform you when registration is live.

Is there a charge for visitors?

No, Employee Benefits Live is completely free to attend. This includes the exhibition and conference.

Do I have to provide all of my personal details?

This is a trade show, so you need to provide your work contact details and some other details about your role and responsibilities.

I don't want to be contacted after the event; how can I prevent this from happening?

You can email us at

Can I visit the event if I'm not in the trade?

Employee Benefits Live is a trade event so would hold no interest for members of the public; therefore we discourage anyone except trade from visiting.

I am in the process of setting up a business in the trade – do I need to bring ID and if so, what type?

As long as you do not sell to the exhibitors then we do not need any special ID from you.

I am a student; can I visit the event?

Employee Benefits Live is a trade event for industry professionals; therefore we discourage students visiting the show.

Travel Information

How do I get to the event?

The London Overground, together with the Southern service, has been recently upgraded to provide at least five trains an hour. This connects Olympia with Clapham Junction, West Brompton (District Line), Shepherd’s Bush (Central Line) and Willesden Junction (Bakerloo Line). Nearest Tube: Olympia Tube Station (District Line).

Access & Facilities

Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet while I'm at the event?

There is a WIFI hotspot around Pizza Express, located in the right hand corner by the Show’s main entrance.

Can I hire a wheelchair at the event?

Wheelchairs are available on loan, on receipt of a refundable security deposit. We recommend that wheelchairs are booked in advance by calling 020 7598 2411 for Olympia. Your wheelchair can then be made ready for you on arrival at the venue. Please find more details here

What is wheelchair access like at the venue?

Visitors can access the hall via the main entrance on Hammersmith Road. Lifts are then used to access each floor. For any special access requirements or requests please contact the switchboard on 020 7385 1200.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?

There are a variety of restaurants and cafes within the Show including Pizza Express, Crussh, Little Orchard and a Champagne Bar & Eatery.

Can my children visit the event with me?

As a trade event, it is not suitable for children to attend.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

No, the aisles are not wide enough and the event is not suitable for children.

Are there any crèche facilities?

Unfortunately there are no crèche facilities available.

Is there a cloakroom at the event?

Yes, when you get to Employee Benefits Live the cloakroom will be clearly sign posted. There is no charge for the use of the cloakroom.