4th Annual Global Equality & Diversity Conference & Awards

Building Growth through Inclusion and Diversity

Thursday 30th November 2017

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

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

Confirmed Speakers

Rt Hon Maria Miller MP
Chair, Women and Equalities Select Committee

Trevor Phillips OBE
President, Partnership Council, John Lewis Partnership; Deputy Chairman of the Board, National Equality Standard; Chair, Green Park Diversity Analytics; Director, Webber Phillips; and Co-Founder, Diversity Analytics

Sam Smethers
Chief Executive, The Fawcett Society

Dan Robertson
Diversity & Inclusion Director, Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion  ENEI

Ann Francke
Chief Executive, The Chartered Management Institute

Professor Nora Ann Colton
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of East London (UEL)

Shabir Randeree CBE
Chancellor, University of East London (UEL)

Arun Batra
Director, People Advisory Services, E&Y LLP; Founder & Chief Executive, National Equality Standard

Frances McAndrew
Strategic Lead for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Integration, Greater London Authority

Simon Fillery
Head of Inclusion, The Bank of England

Host: Simon Fanshawe OBE
Broadcaster and Writer; Partner & Founder, Diversity by Design

Atif Choudhury
Chief Executive, Diversity and Ability

Nicholas Glossop
Head of Inclusion & Learning Support, BPP University

Emma Bould
Programme Partnerships Project Manager, Alzheimer’s Society

Dr Jan Peters MBE
Director, Katalytik; External Consultant, UCL Engineering

Dr Jana Javornik
Associate Professor in Public and Social Policy; Director, Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business

Oyebanji Adewumi
Associate Director Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust

Kirstie Axtens
Head of Employer Services, Working Families

Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Busines
University of East London
The “transparency agenda” driven from the 2010 Equality Act is a whole organisation strategic challenge.

Since the 2015 election we have been going through the biggest step change in equality and diversity policy in a generation. The “transparency agenda” has turbocharged provisions of the 2010 equality act.

It is presenting severe challenges, as seen with the BBC, to company and public service reporting and demands new and innovative whole organisation solutions.

At GED 2017 we provide the most up to date benchmarking for organisations addressing these issues with lessons from major organisations on how they have approached and prepared solutions to the issues they’ve encountered.

GED 2017, supported by E&Y National Equality Standard; Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion; WEConnect International and in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at UEL, will give you the tools you need to get up speed with, comply with, and manage the impact of government policy on your organisation.

Topics covered will include:

  • Managing the impact of “transparency” publishing
  • Case studies of ‘best practice’
  • Media and public relations challenges
  • Lessons from gender pay reporting
  • Equality and diversity leadership within organisations
  • Presentation of diversity and equality data to staff
  • Benchmarking and presenting equality and diversity data for the public
  • Enacting action plans and programmes for improving equality and diversity metrics

Sectors examined will include:

  • Sector leading businesses
  • Uniformed public services
  • Local Government
  • Health services
  • New media and online
  • Care, social care and nursing
  • Higher education staffing
  • Finance and banking
  • Technology and telecoms
  • Manufacturing and transport

Your sectors present different challenges across race, gender and age and other profiles which will be revealed by increased transparency.

Watch GED 2016 case studies from those businesses already ahead of the game:

Simon Feeke
Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Practice, Ernst & Young LLP

Ann Francke
Chief Executive, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Participating Organisations Include:

Changing Faces | Civil Aviation Authority | BaE Systems PLC | Seetec | The Bank of England | Westfield Europe | Bright Network | British Gas | Capita Employee Benefits | The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) | Diversity and Ability | Diversity Analytics | Diversity by Design | Diversity Jobs | Crisis | More Difference | Gapsquare | Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) | Holman Fenwick Willan LLP | Katalytik Ltd | National Equality Standard (NES) | Professional Diversity Consultants LLP | Working Families | The Fawcett Society | Alzheimer’s Society | Barts Health NHS Trust | Bournemouth University | BBP University | Centre for Islamic Finance, Law and Communities (CIFLAC) | Dalhousie University, Canada | DnA Matters | UCL Engineering | Health Education England | Kingston University | Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust | London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | London Fire Brigade | Manchester Metropolitan University | Medway NHS Foundation Trust | Middlesex University | Queen Mary University of London | The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business | University of Bristol Students’ Union | University of East London | University of Leeds | University of Liverpool | The Electoral Commission | Corby Borough Council | University of Southampton

Group Licenses:

Alternatively, bring staff and clients together to watch GED 2017 online, organisations already doing this include:

Springboard Consultancy | Suffolk Constabulary

They know the group online licence gives them the best of both worlds – a delegate place at the conference to take advantage of all the networking opportunities attending GED 2017 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.

Job Titles of Participating Professionals:

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

Who Should Attend?

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

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.