HONG KONG | 14 - 15 May 2018

 

It is now more important than ever for organisations to embrace inclusion and diversity - a critical component for employee attraction, retention and engagement, which ultimately links to business success. We’ve extensively researched cross-sector to put together a cutting-edge agenda, addressing the challenges faced today in designing and implementing an effective diversity and inclusion strategy. You will hear case studies addressing inclusion and diversity journeys, lessons learned, and most importantly the tangible takeaways for your organisation to prepare for the future of work and create inclusiveness in today’s diverse workforce.
 
The key identified problems are gender equality, inclusive workplaces, women in leadership, LGBT inclusion, ethnic minorities, cultural differences and so on… but the key as always is in finding solutions which work for your organisation to embrace values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds and preferences of your workforce.
 

  • Hear from local and international leaders within government, entertainment, education, banking and finance, technology, healthcare, marketing and more
  • In addition to the great networking opportunities, gain insight through panel discussions, fireside chats, roundtable discussions, speed networking and workshops to make the most out of your experience
  • Celebrate inclusion and diversity and embrace it’s increasing importance and relevance throughout the region

Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Hong Kong Agenda

08:20

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s opening address
Jack Guest, Regional Lead Diversity & Inclusion, HSBC 

MANAGING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

09:10

Panel Discussion: Managing unconscious bias in a culturally diverse workforce

09:50

Speed Networking

10:25

MORNING TEA 

DRIVING BUSINESS GROWTH THROUGH INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

11:00

Case Study: Driving internal and external growth through inclusion and diversity
Sophie Guerin, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, APJC, Dell

11:35

Case Study: Embracing inclusion and diversity
Stella Abraham, Regional Director, JLL

INCLUSION, DIVERSITY & PRIDE IN THE WORKPLACE

12:10

Panel discussion: Fostering LGBTQI+ inclusion in the workplace

12:50

NETWORKING LUNCH 

01:50

Panel Discussion: What is the value proposition for workforce inclusion and diversity?

ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

02:30

Delegates will break into groups, where each group will discuss challenges, share experiences, and leverage tangible takeaways around the topic.

03:10

AFTERNOON TEA 

03:40

Case Study: Developing cultural intelligence for leadership with a global mindset
Katrina North, Asia Pacific Inclusion and diversity Leader, EY

04:15

Panel Discussion: Integrating more people with disabilities into roles

04:55

Chairperson's closing address

05:00

NETWORKING DRINKS 

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s opening address
Bianca Stringuini, MD, Bianca Stringuini Talent & Inclusion; Former Head, Diversity & Inclusion APAC, JP Morgan 

LEADING CHANGE IN GENDER EQUALITY

09:10

A War for Hearts and Minds: The Rational and Irrational Approach to Gender Equality 
Adrian Warr, Managing Director, Edelman

09:45

Panel Discussion: Growing the talent pool for attracting retaining women in leadership roles

WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY AND CULTURE INITIATIVES

10:20

MORNING TEA 

10:50

Case Study: Continuously fostering and embracing inclusion and diversity through flexible working practices
Lynne Barry, Head of Inclusion and diversity, Telstra

11:25

Conscious culture change – Taking stock of global D&I initiatives
Gulnar Vaswani, Inclusiveness, Cross-cultural Dynamics & Diversity Specialist

GENERATIONAL DIVERSITY AND GENERATION GAPS

12:00

NETWORKING LUNCH 

01:00

Case Study: Implementing a reverse mentoring scheme to bridge the generation gap
Peter Gregoire, General Counsel, AIG Insurance Hong Kong Limited

01:30

Panel Discussion: Managing the benefits and challenges with the generation gap in Asia

02:05

AFTERNOON TEA

FOSTERING A CULTURALLY DIVERSE WORKPLACE

02:30

Case Study: The Challenges in promoting racial equality in the workplace and the role of business
Devi Novianti, Equal Opportunities Officer, Equal Opportunities Commission

03:50

Panel discussion: Embracing the diversity of today’s workforce in Asia

04:25

Chairperson's closing address 

04:30

Close of Conference

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Featured Speakers at this Conference

Lynne Barry

Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Telstra

Jack Guest

Regional Lead Diversity & Inclusion

HSBC

Jacinta Reddan

Chief Executive

AustCham

Stella Abraham

Regional Director

JLL

Chris Harvey

Managing Director Financial Services

APAC, Accenture

Devi Novianti

Equal Opportunities Officer

Equal Opportunities Commission

Katrina North

Asia Pacific Diversity and Inclusion Leader

EY

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Why attend workforce inclusion & diversity Hong Kong?

  •  Gain an overview of the current issues, challenges and trends surrounding workplace diversity and inclusion
  • Hear case studies on lessons learnt, journeys, and challenges from JLL leasing, EY, Telstra, Manulife and more
  • Discuss how you can manage unconscious bias in a culturally diverse workforce with Credit Suisse, AustCham, and The Dairy Farm Group
  • Discover programs on gender diversity, LGBTI  inclusion, cultural diversity, flexible working practices and the generation gap
  • Join the fireside chat to find out what is the value proposition for workforce diversity and inclusion?
  • Discover how to blend diversity, inclusive leadership and mental health programs to harness the creativity of a diverse workforce
  • Learn how to change habits and move towards gender equality
  • Join the discussion on strategies to grow the local talent pool and attract and maintain women into leadership roles
  • Embrace the diversity of today’s workforce in Asia

Who should attend workforce inclusion & diversity Hong Kong? 

  • Lead/Heads of Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Executive/Directors/General Manager/Managing Directors
  • HR Practitioners
  • Learning and Development 
  • Talent and Development 

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Venue: Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Conference

Two-Day Conference: 14 - 15  May 2018

Regal Hong Kong Hotel
Address: 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Meeting Room: Forum Room 1

 
W: https://www.regalhotel.com
T: +852 2890 6633
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Set in a shimmering tower in bustling Causeway Bay, this luxury hotel lies 2 km from the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and 5 km from Victoria Harbour. The elegant rooms include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Most rooms feature city or harbor views. Upgraded rooms add complimentary minibars and club lounge access. Suites add whirlpool tubs and living rooms with sofabeds. Room service is offered. Dining options include 2 restaurants serving Italian and Chinese cuisine, plus a cafe and a cocktail lounge. There's also a modern gym and a rooftop pool with a hot tub.