Call for Papers Deadline: Friday 29th June 2018

5th Annual Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards

Driving up Equality – Building Inclusion

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL
Confirmed Speakers

Leading Voices from across the Global Equality & Diversity Sector 

Event Partners

Global Equality & Diversity Supporting Organisations

University of East London
Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business
Neil Stewart Associates
The Equality and Diversity Hub
VERCIDA Consulting - employment for everyone
the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion: enei
Keynote Speakers at GED 2017

This is just an example of some of the presentations delivered at GED 2017

Rt Hon Maria Miller MP

Chair of Women & Equalities Select Committee

Trevor Phillips OBE

President, John Lewis Partnership Council

Global Equality & Diversity is now Live for 2018

Book now and join the conversation using #gedconf

A revolution is taking place in equality and diversity strategies, personal attitudes, behaviour thresholds and organisational activity affecting gender, race, equality and ethnicity. GED provides the largest video and podcast platform for updating research and managerial knowledge in the field.

Understanding, measuring, analysing and responding with solutions to that change will continue at pace in 2018.

The GED programme was one of the first to identify the power of transparency and new data. GED is tracking, publishing, cataloguing and celebrating insight, innovation and achievement throughout the year on line and at the major GED Conference and Awards on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Topics covered will include:

  • Creating inclusive business models for staff and clients
  • Benchmarking ‘improving diversity and inclusion’ in different industries
  • Adapting to new transparency legislation impacts
  • Case studies of  staff and service processes and policies which are providing measurable progress
  • Research insights into trends in equality, diversity and inclusion practice, in the UK or internationally
  • Case studies of the challenges related to devising and implementing equality, inclusion and diversity policy in organisations
  • Public and big data sets, benchmarks and metrics to inform policy and practice in service and goods delivery
  • Understanding how individuals perceive and respond to equality, inclusion and diversity measures in their own workplace
Introducing GED Bright Sparks – Moments of Insight and Ignition

15 minute presentations setting out a key insight, research conclusion or management action

Through our combination of debate, workshop, case studies and Bright Sparks stages, GED will showcase and bring recognition to the best in personnel development, organisation transformation and research.

Industry sectors are coming under differentiated scrutiny with new published data, such as the youth and male bias in new media and computing, the gender predominance of women in caring sectors, the gender predominance of men in finance and banking and the pay gap and promotion issues.

Every month, GED will hold Studio sessions on sector issues, best practice and the dilemmas of managing change to keep you up to date with developments and solutions.

GED 2018 studios will particularly, but not exclusively, examine the following themes:

  • New media and online organisations
  • Social care and nursing
  • Higher education
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • The legal profession
  • Finance and banking
  • Technology and telecoms
  • Manufacturing and transport

All of which present different transparency and inclusion challenges, many needing differing solutions.

All presentations, filmed and also hosted online after the event, help create a unique digital library of professional development material in this fast developing discipline.

Every participant will have access to the library to share with their colleagues.

GED 2017 was attended by a wide range of organisations

Organisations who attended the 2017 Global Equality & Diversity Conference 2017 included:

AIG | BAE Systems plc | Barts Health NHS Trust | Bedfordshire Police | Bournemouth University | BPP University | Bright Network | British Gas | Capita HR Solutions | Carnival UK Group | Central England Co-operative | Changing Faces | Civil Aviation Authority | Corby Borough Council | Crisis | De La Rue | Diversity and Ability | Diversity by Design | Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion | Equality and Human Rights Commission | Financial Ombudsman Service | Gapsquare | Health Education England | Holman Fenwick Willan LLP | John Lewis Partnership | Katalytik Ltd | Kingston University | Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust | London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | London Fire Brigade | Manchester Metropolitan University | Marshall E-Learning Consultancy | Medway NHS Foundation Trust | Middlesex University | More Difference | MSL | National Equality Standard | National Museums Liverpool | Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business | Northern Trust | Nottingham Trent University | Penrose Care Ltd | Professional Diversity Consultants | Queen Mary University of London | Dalhousie University, Canada | Seetec | Sightsavers | Specsavers | Springboard Consultancy | Suffolk Constabulary | The Chartered Management Institute | The Electoral Commission | The Fawcett Society | TLT LLP | University of Bristol Students’ Union | University of East London | University of Leeds | University of Liverpool | University of London International Programmes | University of Roehampton | University of Southampton | Westfield Europe | IBM UK | Southampton Football Club | LV=

GED 2017 brought together over 150 professionals

Job titles of professionals who attended the 2017 Global Equality & Diversity Conference 2017 included:

Chairman and Group Managing Director | Communications Director | HR Director | Associate Professor | Chancellor | Chief Executive | Corporate Engagement Manager | Corporate Responsibility Manager | Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) | Director | Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Advisor | Diversity and Inclusion Director | Doctoral Researcher | Equality and Inclusion Manager | Executive Director of HR & OD | Head of Inclusion & Learning Support | Head of Service | HR Manager | Inclusion Manager | Managing Director | Partner | Professor | Quality Lead, Medical Education | Senior Account Manager | Senior Lecturer & Staff Governor | Strategy and Programmes Officer | Trustee | Vice Dean | Vice-Chancellor

Online Group Licenses for GED 2018

Alternatively, bring staff and clients together to watch GED 2018 online

The group online licence gives your organisation the best of both worlds – a delegate place at the conference to take advantage of all the networking opportunities attending GED 2018 affords and also the chance for their wider team to watch the event live from their workplace.  An ideal way to bring key staff up to speed on all the latest practice and research from our expert speakers without the need to leave the office.

Who Should Attend GED 2018?

The conference will attract business and public sector staff with responsibility for equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation, including:

HR Directors | Talent Managers | Heads of Equality and Diversity | Research Directors | Business Development Directors | Board Members | Academics and Researchers | Business Research and Development | Sector Specific Experts | Recruitment Personnel | Careers Personnel | Charities and Stakeholder Organisations | Workforce Transformation Managers

The GED Awards 2018

Awarded for transparency, using research, making an impact

The annual GED Awards are awarded for transparency, using research, making an impact. With a special Lord Noon Award recognising outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity.