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Getting there
  • Tube

    The quickest way to travel directly to North Greenwich station is on the Jubilee Line, which you can join at several mainline stations, including London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford



    The closest rail station to The O2 is Charlton. From here you can catch a 161, 472, or 486 bus to North Greenwich underground station, taking around ten minutes. 


    You can get the 188 bus (24 hour) direct to/from central London via Waterloo.



    108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 or 486. All stop at North Greenwich station.


    Once you're at North Greenwich, The O2 is just two minutes' walk away and well signposted.



    The O2 is signposted from the M25, the A2 and A20 (from the South East), and the M11 (from the North). Use our postcode for route planners. And if you need a junction, use Millennium Way or Edmund Halley Way. 


    Parking at The O2

    Outside the Congestion Charge zone, Inside the ULEZ charge zone.


    Uber Boat

    Uber Boat by Thames Clippers stops at 24 piers across the capital linking North Greenwich directly to central London including London Bridge, Tower, Embankment, Westminster and London Eye. Services run every 20 minutes throughout the day from early in the morning until late in the evening.

  • Eurostar services from Europe terminate at St Pancras International station. Catch the tube from Kings Cross St Pancras tube station to The O2. It’s just a 25 minute trip.​


    All London airports are well connected to The O2 via rail and tube.


    To find the best way to travel for you please use the TFL Journey Planner


  • There are multiple hotels within walking distance of the Festival or a short commute away. The following hotels have partnered with us to provide discounted rates for CogX Festival attendees:

    Tribe London Canary Wharf are offering 15% off the best available rate when booking through this link

    Cove Landmark Pinnacle are providing their ‘Staycove’ discount at 15% off the best available rate through this link

    To find more information on hotels in the area click here

  • Please consider whether you need to bring a bag to the festival.

  • All bags will be scanned upon entrance to The O2. Bags up to A3 size will be permitted in The O2 arena for the duration of CogX Festival 2023. Anything larger will be denied and you will need to leave it at the bag storage facility just outside the main entrance at a cost of £10 per bag.

  • Bag searches will be in place upon entrance to the venue. Suitcases and large bags will not be permitted and you may be asked to utilise the bag storage facility outside the main entrance to The O2.

    Permitted items: 



    Empty water bottles 


    Non-permitted items:


    Food and drinks

  • • To keep all visitors safe, everyone going into the arena will enter through the venue’s upgraded intelligent security screening system. Don't worry, the system is safe for everyone – even if you have a pacemaker or are pregnant.

    • Head to entrance B and join one of the queues. Keep your bags and coats on your person, there is no need to take items from your pockets, unless instructed to by our security team.

    • Simply pass through the screening system when asked by one of the team. You may be required to undergo a further search, you’ll be instructed to head to the nearest search table if required.

    • Security checks may take a while depending on queues at peak times. Following the advice above will help make sure things move as quickly as possible.

    Full details of all our security measures can be found on The O2 website here.

  • The O2 is home to some of the best eating and drinking locations in London with amazing bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. Check out the amazing choices options here

    There will be four different food trucks and a barista truck outside Magazine London, operating from morning until the evening:

    Masa Tacos

    Gully (Indian Street Food)

    Destination Burger

    Lil Watan (Mediterranean)

  • CogX Festival 2023 is a 3 day Festival that brings together some of the most exciting and important speakers working across technology, business, government, science, the arts and academia from around the world to explore the biggest transformational opportunities of our time and address the question ‘How do we get the next 10 years right?’


    Featuring the AI & DeepTech Summit, the Industry Transformation Summit and the Global Leadership Summit and an all new Expo - the 2023 CogX Festival will provide 3 days of inspirational talks, incredible networking and direct access to all the latest innovations.

  • Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th September 2023

  • CogX Festival 2023 will be held at The O2, North Greenwich and Magazine LondonNorth Greenwich

    Venue details and timings: 


    The O2 - Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX


    The O2 arena: 9:00 - 18:00


    There will be a two hour intermission from 12:30 - 14:30 to allow for networking and exploration.


    indigo at The O2: 9:30 -18:00



    Magazine London

    Magazine London: 9:00 - 18:00






    Please note:

    The Mezz stage will host the following themes between 10:00 - 17:30

    Tuesday 12th September: Day 1) Verticals Programme

    Wednesday 13th September: Day 2) Cinema & AI 

    Thursday 14th September: Day 3) Verticals Programme

    IMPORTANT: The CogX Expo takes place at Magazine London. For access to content in The O2 please find pass options here.

  • Find more information here.

  • The agenda is now live and can be found here. Timings will be available on our CogX Festival app.


    For all the latest updates about the CogX Festival please sign up to our mailing list in the bottom left of the Homepage:

  • Yes - the Festival App will be made available to all attendees shortly before the event. Here you will be able to plan your own agenda and find great networking opportunities.

  • Most sessions will be recorded for on demand viewing after the Festival. They will not be live streamed during the event.

  • Some of our partners will be hosting events across London for our delegates. To see the list and apply to attend these additional events during the Festival please click here.

  • You can find our CogX Code of Conduct here.


    We want the CogX Festival to be a 100% positive experience for all of our attendees. We do not accept any kind of disrespectful behaviour at any of our events

  • You can find our Terms and Conditions here.

  • Instagram: @cogxfestival

    TikTok: @cogx_festival 

    Facebook: CogX Festival

    Twitter: @cogx_festival

  • CogX Media Passes are intended for journalists and editorial members of the press. If you are interested in securing one please complete the application here.

    Note we only have a limited number of Media Passes available and therefore all applications will be screened for relevance.

    Communications and PR professionals and non-editorial employees of media companies are kindly advised to purchase a Festival Pass.

  • The best and most efficient way to book interviews at CogX is through the Matchmaking Tool in our CogX Festival App. You can search for people, startups, investors, and other attendees and filter them based on interests. You can book the meetings directly through the tool and chat with the participants in advance.


    Our CogX Festival App will be launched ahead of the Festival so please keep an eye out for it.

  • If you have any questions, send us a message at

  • Find more information here.

  • A GLS Session arena add-on is your access key to hearing the world's most influential thinkers, innovators, and changemakers on The CogX Global Leadership Summit Stage inside The O2 arena, London.


    CogX is committed to inclusivity and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to attend our Leadership Summit (GLS). To make this possible, we have made the GLS Session arena add-on which is available to all Festival pass holders at an affordable price. GLS arena add-ons can be purchased as an add-on at an affordable price here

    Taking place within The O2 arena, each day the programme is divided into AM and PM GLS sessions.

    GLS Session 1 (Tuesday AM) - Global Outlook & Leadership

    GLS Session 2 (Tuesday PM) - Global Stability: Security, Climate and The Future of Energy

    GLS Session 3 (Wednesday AM) - True Tech Transformation: from AI to Quantum

    GLS Session 4 (Wednesday PM) - Health, Wellbeing and Longevity

    GLS Session 5 (Thursday AM) - The Future of Industries

    GLS Session 6 (Thursday PM) - CreaTech: Web3, Arts & Culture


    All GLS sessions are included with a Platinum Ticket

  • All passes are non-refundable but can be transferred in your account.

  • We offer a reduced rate for students on Standard Festival Passes. These can be purchased here.

    Please note: Proof of a valid Student ID will be required when collecting your pass onsite.

  • In the evening of Tuesday 12th September 2023.

  • Nomination submissions are now closed.

  • The CogX Awards ceremony on Tuesday 12th September will be invite only but if you would like to register your interest in attending please apply here

  • Smart casual

  • Yes they will be recorded but not live streamed.

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  • Find more information here.

  • Magazine London is a fully accessible venue. There is level access to all spaces, and an accessible platform lift to the mezzanine levels. Accessible parking is available and can be arranged through emailing There is also a dedicated accessible toilet which can be opened on request or via a radar key. There is a hearing loop in the venue, which can be activated on request.

  • If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us on

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