Network and Learn D&I Best Practices


Le Palais des Congrès d'Issy 25 Av. Victor Cresson Issy-les-Moulineaux, 92130 Paris, France


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

Join over 800 leaders from our industry either face-to-face in Paris or by participating virtually, to step change the future of D&I

Join us to:

  • Be inspired by the actions authentic leaders, organisations and our industry are taking to create gender equality at all levels
  • Connect with leading executives from across the sector through high-quality networking and business development opportunities
  • Invest in your personal and career development and grow your inclusive leadership skills
  • Be the leader who helps to drive a step change toward gender equality in your organisation



Explore the agenda and learn about our speakers

View the agenda at a glance. Download the full agenda for detailed information. All times specified in Central European Summer Time (CEST). 

All days

Virtual 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

Thursday 13th October 2022

11:00 – 12:00

LIVE virtual D&I Marketplace showcase presentations

15:00 – 16:30

NextGen Chapter event

15:00 – 16:30

Supply Chain Chapter event 

17:00 - 18:00

Conference Opening

 18:00 - 18:30

Award Ceremony

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

 18:30 - 22:00

Networking Celebration Event sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company

Friday 14th October 2022

 9:00 - 10:30

Block 1: Lead through Inclusion – Stories from Inspirational Leaders

What can you do as an individual to advance inclusion? Personal stories and experiences from inclusive leaders on how to bring your whole self to work. Four speakers from diverse backgrounds will give us their perspectives on our theme, through short TED-like talks. Avoiding burn-out, the generational divide, being born differently, becoming an empowered person at a young age. Tales of how diversity has shaped them and their careers.

 10:30 - 11:15

Refreshment Break

 11:15 - 12:30


Company leaders share their experiences and their journey towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Gender equality is an intentional choice that builds our culture and our business. Business driven best practices with an inspirational touch. Which concrete actions, that can be easily reapplied, can be put in place to improve inclusion? The companies featured in this session have made inclusion a fundamental expectation and cultural shift. Come and learn from them.

 12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

 14:00 - 15:00


LEAD Network has become a unique forum for executives within the European consumer packaged goods and retail industry to speak openly about the challenges and rewards of promoting more women to leadership positions. This session considers the actions that CEOs and senior leaders can take to interrupt, disrupt and eliminate the workplace bias that affects the career progression and advancement of women.

 15:00 - 15:45

Refreshment Break

 15:45 - 17:00

Block 4: Lead through Inclusion – Your bold action to drive change

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you do need to be a member of the LEAD Network, but membership is free. You can sign-up here
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.
This year, two types of tickets are available: an On-site ticket for the in-person conference in Paris and a Virtual ticket for participating via the LEAD Network virtual conference platform

The “LEAD Network Conference On-site ticket“ includes:
  • Admission to the Conference Opening, Award Ceremony & Networking Celebration Event (October 13), and the full-day Conference Plenary sessions (October 14).
  • Admission to the virtual D&I Marketplace and access to on-demand content at the conference platform for up to 30 days after the live event.
On-site tickets will be available from June 15 - October 4, 2022. Ticket price: 550 € incl. 10% VAT (500 € net)

The “The “LEAD Network Conference Virtual ticket“ includes
  • Access to the live-streamed Conference Opening and the Award ceremony (October 13) and to all live-streamed sessions taking place during the full-day conference (October 14) on the Conference platform
  • Admission to the virtual D&I Marketplace and access to on-demand content at the conference platform for up to 30 days after the live event.
Virtual tickets will be available from June 15 – October 12, 2022 and are free of charge
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.
No, unfortunately, this is not possible. Each participant must be registered individually.
Yes, please send an email to and include the necessary registration details (First/last name, gender, company, country, position, email address, company sector, function sector).
For cancellations and refunds please check our Terms and conditions.

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