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October 6-7, 2021

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About

The largest Diversity & Inclusion event for the European FMCG & retail sector with a unique focus on gender equality.

Join over 800 leaders from across the FMCG and retail industry in this immersive virtual experience to step change the future of D&I.

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Benefit from our Early Bird rate,
available until July 31 2021

TESTIMONIALS

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Agenda

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We will keep adding speakers as they are confirmed

Leena Nair Chief Human Resource Officer - Unilever

Leena Nair is the first female, first Asian, youngest ever CHRO of Unilever and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE), which is responsible for delivering Unilever’s business & financial performance. Leena bears overall responsibility for the 160,000-strong human capital of Unilever and ensures the company has the right people, in the right roles, with the right capabilities and mindset to deliver high business performance.



Sally Bucknell Director, Diversity & Inclusiveness, UK & Ireland - EY

Sally Bucknell is a thought leader and agent for change on the diversity and inclusion (D&I) agenda in UK business. She advises the leadership team at global professional services firm EY on how to accelerate parity in the workplace. A flexible working advocate, Sally works at EY four days a week. A member of Keele University Council, supporter of Northern Power Women and a mentor for entrepreneurs through EY’s independent charity, EY Foundation.

VIEW THE AGENDA at a glance

Explore our rich agenda and learn about our speakers

We will continue to add new speakers and additional sessions periodically

  

For more details on the Conference Programme, you can download the full agenda

All times provided are Central European Summer Time (CEST)

                                 

All days

D&I Marketplace exhibition

At the LEAD Network, we're all about driving progress towards gender equality in the consumer goods and retail sector. Our D&I Marketplace is an opportunity to explore leading practices from different organisations in our network. This multi-media exhibition allows participants to explore in their own time, participate in live sessions and connect directly with the people leading these initiatives.   

Live D&I Marketplace Showcase Presentations: 

October 6th 13:00 - 14:00

October 7th 9:00 - 10:00


Wednesday 6th October 2021

9:00 - 10:40

Opening Plenary
Retail Leader Keynote
Thought Leader Keynote: A Culture of Equality – How to Accelerate the Pace of Change  

Sally Bucknell, Diversity & Inclusiveness Director,  UK&I Talent Team at EY 

Panel Discussion: The role of Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in the Future of Work

The events of the last 18 months have served as an accelerator for many businesses when it comes to future of work trends. Whether it’s a changed perspective on remote working, an increased focus on mental health, the redesign and purpose of the office or a fresh look at what is really required to create inclusive, equitable and diverse workplaces where everyone can thrive; one thing is for sure, a rethink is required. With our panellists, we’ll explore what concrete steps organisations are taking to reshape the workplace of the future in our industry.   

 11:00 - 12:00

Small Group Discussion & Networking

Helping you to make new connections is one of our key objectives of the event. We're offering formal networking sessions throughout the two days; you can join us in the Lounge to connect spontaneously with other participants in a small group or 1:1 video chats.

 12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break & Energiser Sessions

Top up your energy and recharge by having a little stretch in a short yoga session, relieve stress with a calm mediation, or explore with us what the LEAD Network has to offer.

 13:00 - 14:00

D&I Best Practice Spotlight Presentations

Join us for live presentations by our exhibitors, where they’ll provide in-depth insights into leading practices that are having a real impact on gender equality and D&I in their organisations.

 14:30 - 16:00

Breakout Sessions (5 in parallel)

These interactive sessions are an opportunity to invest in your development and growth while selecting based on your interest and energy from several panel discussions, interactive workshops, and discussions on personal development and D&I topics hosted by leaders from across the sector.
Include: Male Allyship, Career Conversations, Creating Inclusive Cultures, Functional Chapter Workshops, etc.

 16:30 - 19:00

LEAD Network Awards Ceremony & Networking Happy Hour

Join us as we raise a toast to our Partners and Volunteers and announce the winners of our Annual LEAD Network Awards.




Thursday 7th October 2021

 9:00 - 9:30

Morning Energiser Sessions

 9:00 - 10:00

D&I Best Practices Spotlight Presentations

Join us for live presentations by our exhibitors where they’ll provide in-depth insights into leading practices that are having a real impact on gender equality and D&I in their organisations. 

 10:30 - 12:00

Breakout Sessions (5 in parallel)

These interactive sessions are an opportunity to invest in your development and growth. Select a session based on your interest and energy, choosing from panel discussions, interactive workshops and discussions on a range of personal development and D&I topics hosted by leaders from across the sector. 
Includes:  Male Allyship, Career Conversations, Creating Inclusive Cultures, Functional Chapter Workshops, etc. 

 12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break & Networking

 13:30 - 14:40

Afternoon Plenary

In our second plenary session, we will shine a light on the consumer goods and retail sector and specifically explore how the pandemic has impacted future ways of working, as well as the lessons and impact on driving gender equality. We’ll hear from a Retail CEO as well as those who have been on the frontline during the last 18 months, keeping factories and stores running.  

 15:00 - 16:00

Inspire Me Talks

It starts with one thought, one idea, or one story. Join us for a series of short but inspiring talks on a range of different topics intended to spark new ideas through provocation and all group conversations that follow.

 16:15 - 17:00

Closing Plenary

Join us for a final dose of inspiration with our keynote speaker Leena Nair, more information to follow. 

Inspirational Leader Keynote

Leena Nair, Chief Human Resource Officer - Unilever

Closing Talk

 17:15 - 19:00

After Show Party & Networking

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For information about Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact:

Fusun Tavus at fusun.tavus@lead-eu.net

Art De Maesschalck art.demaeschalck@lead-eu.net

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you do need to be a member of the LEAD Network but membership is free. You can sign-up here https://leadmembers-eu.net/signup.
No problem, please still select PayPal as your payment option, then when rerouted to the PayPal page, select “Pay by Debit or Credit Card” and follow the instructions on the screen.
The Early-bird tickets will be available until July, 31st 2021.
As this event is for LEAD Network members only we are not offering a discount. If you are an employee or a volunteer from a Partner organisation, please contact your Partner Ambassador about getting one of the complimentary tickets, or take advantage of the Early-bird ticket rate available until July, 31st 2021.
No, unfortunately this is not possible. Organisations looking to buy 20 tickets or more, we are offering a discount of 10%. Please contact us at info@lead-eu.net for more information.
Yes, please send an email to conference@lead-eu.net and include the necessary registration details (First/last name, gender, company, country, position, email address, company sector, function sector).
For cancellations and/or details of personal information we will be collecting during the conference, please check our Terms and conditions.

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