Kuwait Diversity and Inclusion
Summit

مؤتمر الكويت للتنوع و الشمولية

Driving Business Results Through Diversity & Inclusion

25 Jan 2022

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel

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Diversity and inclusion have never been more present in workplace discussions as they are now. Organizations everywhere are beginning to understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion – including better financial performance, improved product innovation and a reputation for being a destination for top talent while blending different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives within a team. Yet many organizations struggle to put an effective D&I strategy in place due to a lack of commitment from the top management, an inconsistent implementation of diversity and inclusion practices through line managers and resistance from the workforce regarding inclusion-enhancing practices.
Kuwait Diversity and Inclusion Summit offers insights into some of the challenges and opportunities that come with building an inclusive culture that attracts a diverse workforce. Expert speakers and panellists shall focus upon the ways to incorporate the seamless acceptance of communities like; different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, and disabilities with differences in education, financial status, personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases.
Kuwait Diversity and Inclusion Summit will include keynote, panel discussion and workshop sessions. It will provide an opportunity for participants to learn new approaches and best practices to help elevate their organization’s talent development and diversity and inclusion practical strategies.

25 Jan 2022

Who Should Attend?

 

  • Executive Directors, CxOs, CDOs, CHROs, Chief Sustainability Officers
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Directors, Managers and Consultants
  • Corporate Learning & Development leaders
  • HR Directors, Heads of Talent, Heads of Wellbeing and Development
  • Specialists in Accessibility and Disability
  • Specialists in Employer Branding, Engagement, Employee Experience

Agenda

25/01/2022

Opening keynote

09:15

Diversity & Inclusion: The Heart of Company Strategy
For too long, D&I has languished at the bottom of a board’s agenda, seen as a ‘nice to have’ to appease shareholders. As organisations face the growing challenges from the pandemic, many of these challenges can be met by bringing D&I to front and centre of their strategic approach. Paula Newby will explain how and why.


Paula Newby
Joint Founder & CEO, Predixa

Panel Discussion

10:00

D&I Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities in Kuwait’s Evolving Business Landscape.

Panellists:


Emad Al-Ablani
Head of Group Human Resources, NBK

Ann-Marie Campbell
Global Chief People Officer, Alshaya Group

Jumanah Al Mutawa
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Zain
Moderator:

Charlotte Chedeville
Regional Head of Operations – MENA, CIPD

Expert Talks

11:10

Diversity and Inclusion – doing business from the outside in.


Peter Kelly
Executive Vice President – Human Resources, Kuwait Financial Centre – Markaz
Diversity for Sustainability

Dr. Randa Diab-Bahman
Lecturer & Author, KCST
Keeping Up With Technology And Evolving Social Norms Through Generational Inclusion

Farzaneh Majed
Author, Partner, ROI Institute

Workshop

14:00

The Organizational Diversity & Inclusion Journey
This workshop will explain the D&I organizational journey, from looking at where to start and how to ensure you reach the transformational level of a fully inclusive organization. We will cover steps and strategies that will guide this process and discuss every organization’s challenges when working with D&I.


Patrycja Riera
Founder & CEO, Inclusionem

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Venue
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel