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UPCOMING
VIRTUAL SUMMIT

A courageous conversation about race: how leaders in the events industry are stepping up to make meaningful change

Thursday 22nd October  16:00 BST | 11:00 EST

Online Registration is now closed for the live session today

Organised by

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Summit Speakers

Michael Adeniya

Portfolio Director

Clarion

Ashanti Bentil-Dhue

Co-founder

Diversity Ally

Peter Hall

President, EMEA

Informa

Andre Carney

Co-founder

Smartxpo

Michaela Mayer

Customer Experience Manager

Clarion

Meera Somji

Senior Manager

Smartxpo

Paul Miller

CEO

Questex

Ron Walden

VP

Reed Exhibitions

Mary Larkin

President

Diversified Communications & UFI

Recent events have seen focus firmly placed on racial diversity and inclusion. This has prompted senior leaders within the events industry to step back and review their practices.

 

The summit will bring together senior leaders from across the events industry to discuss the initiatives being
undertaken, and the actions needed to foster a more diverse and inclusive business culture where everyone
can thrive and prosper.


The summit will be a candid and proactive discussion around race, covering issues such as making racial
diversity a priority, the current state of racial diversity in the industry and exploring the lived experiences of
black professionals within events.

Summit Agenda

Reasons Why You Should Attend

4:00pm

BST

Introduction

4:10pm

BST

Why is it important for senior leaders to respond to the BLM movement and the current wave of anti-racism protests now? 

4:25pm

BST

What is the state of diversity in our industry today? 

4:30pm

BST

What is it like to be Black in this industry? 

4:40pm

BST

What are industry leaders doing to address these challenges?

5:00pm

BST

Close

Reasons to Attend

HEAR from senior industry leaders about why they believe that investing in racial diversity should be a priority for senior leaders in this moment

LEARN how to talk about race in a way that can help you to make positive changes around you

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GAIN a better understanding of what it is like to be Black and working in the events industry

RECEIVE guidance on what to do in your organisation to meet this call-to-action, to address the concerns of your employees, to take advantage of this rare opportunity to make a positive impact

ASK questions to diversity practitioners and business leaders e.g. how do race and racism operate in the events industry? What are the differences between gender discrimination and race discrimination?

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MEET other senior leaders who are interested in re-building the events industry to be a more diverse and supportive environment for everyone

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