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Inclusion 20 – The 13th Global Inclusion Seminar

June 17 - June 18

Inclusion 20 -- 17th-18th May - Zurich

We believe in a diverse & inclusive society

We believe in you and your organisations as major influencers

We believe in shaping the future together

Check the highlights from Inclusion19 Here

“20-20 Vision – The Journey Ahead”

2020 Features

  • 30+ Senior-level International Speakers
  • 200+ Senior-level International delegates to benchmark with
  • C-Suite & Executive Board Perspectives
  • Innovative & Groundbreaking Presentations
  • Insightful Journey’s & Compelling Keynotes
  • Best Practice & “Next” Practice Insights
  • Workshops for experiential learning
  • Expert Partners to help you deliver results
  • Unique Storytelling
  • Networking Activities

Event Chair

2020 Speakers

More Speakers announced daily…
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2020 TOPICS:

  • Maximising the impact of Neurodiversity
  • Exploring AI and Tech advances in Driving Diversity
  • Where Inclusion and People Analytics meet
  • The C-Suite Perspectives
  • Engaging the C-Suite and recruiting Ambassadors for real change
  • Leveraging Inclusion & Diversity for greater innovation
  • Successful Global Inclusion & Diversity Strategies
  • Compelling & inspirational “Storytelling”
  • The Future of Work and the Inclusion Role
  • Gender Diversity & The Glass Ceiling: Moving from implementation to results!
  • Female Leadership: The Boardroom Perspective
  • Navigating Mental Health issues in your organisation
  • Tackling and uncovering Unconscious Bias at strategic levels
  • Creating the “Future” vision for inclusive attitudes on Disabilities
  • Generational Diversity
  • LGBTQ Inclusive Program exploration & Discussions
  • D&I Structural Change
  • Strategic Inclusive Culture Programs
  • Moving from the Business Case to The Business Imperative
  • Harnessing the Power of Demographic Change to Transform D&I


Kanton of Zurich - Collaboration Partner of Inclusion 2020
Equality today in the Kanton of Zurich

Over the past 40 years, there has been a lot of movement in terms of gender equality in Switzerland and the canton of Zurich. The actual equality of man and woman is still not a reality.

The indicators of the most important areas – education, unpaid work, employment, reconciliation of work and family life, wages and policies – continue to call for action for all, in the spirit of the diversity policy.


Pfizer - Premier Partner of the Inclusion 2020 Seminar
Because everyone has something to offer

Diversity is just as crucial to building a successful business as it is to building a vibrant culture.

That’s why we choose to surround ourselves with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities who can contribute unique viewpoints and perspectives to all aspects of the business, from drug development to marketing. Diverse teams are more collaborative, more accepting of difference, and more apt to discover and venture the delicate balance between being overly cautious and blindly risk seeking.

08:15 – 08:45

Welcome Coffee, Tea & Power Juice

08:45 – 09:00

Chair Introduction & Opening Address : Monique Valcour

Inclusion from the Top : Engaging the C-Suite and recruiting Ambassadors for real change
09:00 – 09:30

Guest C-Suite Invitational keynote address

Engaging the C-Suite and recruiting Ambassadors for real change

09:30 – 10:00

Cultural Transformation & Innovation

How Inclusion unlocks Innovation

Tanuj Kapilashrami / Group Head of HR / Standard Chartered Bank

10:00 – 10:30

Ice Break Introductions

Audience members “speed-date” One to One networking activity

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:20

Diversity Snacks I

Series of short burst sessions designed with “Food For Thought” in mind.

3 participants share their specific challenges with the entire group.

These challenges are explored for resolution in the Round-table Hack session on Day 2.

Generational Diversity / Intercultural Diversity
11:20 – 11:50


The combined power of all colleague generations

These days there are more different generations than ever before in the working environment.

  • How can companies take advantage of this combined power of truly ALL colleague generations?
  • Why is this important for companies, employers and their customers?

A case study inspiring that this task is much easier achieved than it seems at first glance – it is an untapped opportunity.

Karen Lauxmann / European Sales Lead, Contract manufacturing / Pfizer CentreOne

11:50 – 12:20

Mixing it up!

To stay a step ahead we need teams with a healthy mix of contrasting perspectives and backgrounds as they are more creative, faster to adapt and more inventive with their solutions. The ambition is to build an inclusive organisation with mixed teams.

Shaheen Akram / Global Head Diversity & Inclusion / ING

Expert Contribution Space
12:20 – 13:10

GOLD PARTNER Presentation

Leading global expert explores their innovative client case study

13:10 – 14:00

Working Lunch

A.I. – Tech – Analytics
14:00 – 14:30

End-User Presentation from Syngenta

Measuring Inclusion through Pulse surveys, Dashboards and ONA advanced technology

14:30 – 15:10

Fireside Chat with Airbnb

Melissa Thomas-Hunt, the Head of Global Diversity & Belonging speaks about the impact and innovation of A.I. on company culture and how it shapes progression.

15:10 – 15:30

Diversity Snacks II

More Food for Thought

We welcome 3 more delegates from the audience to share their challenges which are explored during the Round-table Hack Session.

15:30 – 16:00

Netwoking Break

16:00 – 16:20

GOLD PARTNER Presentation

Intelligent tools to tackle and overcome Unconscious Bias

Tackling and uncovering Unconscious Bias at strategic levels

Mental Health & Disability landscapes in the workplace
16:20 – 16:50

Nadine Vogel interviews John Everett, as a non-HR and non D&I practritioner, about his direct influence and involvment in DOW’s Disability Work via DEN (Disability Employee Network) and creating the “Future” vision for inclusive attitudes on Disabilities

Nadine Vogel / CEO / Springboard & John Everett / Head of Purchasing EMEAI / DOW

16:50 – 17:20

Interactive Panel Discussion

Navigating Mental Health issues in your organisation

“Understanding the real impact of these issues and enabling management to safeguard against unqualified assesments”

Maximising the impact of Neurodiversity
17:20 – 17:50

Neuro Leadership -Lead Rapid Transformation

The brain transforms all the time. Why is it so hard for the organization?

The conventional approach to transformation has a fundamental misunderstanding about change at the core — that assessment and prioritization will be enough. Dive into the science underlying effective change initiatives, informed by the brain’s strengths and constraints, organized around the core principles of behaviour change

  • What is a framework for thinking differently about your customers needs?
  • How can you lead your team to bring fresh thinking to the table?
  • How can we move faster and work smarter through uncertainty?


Day 1 Close

08:15 – 08:45

Morning Coffee, Tea & Power Juice

08:45 – 09:00

Chair Recap & Day 2 Introduction

Leveraging Inclusion & Diversity for greater innovation
09:00 – 09:40

Panel Discussion

Diversity Fatigue in the Workplace: How to Get Unstuck

Moderator: Allyson Zimmermann – Catalyst

Alvine Tremoulet – Pfizer
David Souperbiet – PepsiCo

09:40 – 10:00

Inspirational Story

Andy talks candidly about his personal journey through 12 years at Cisco and his work with the Office of Inclusion and Collaboration.

Andy Noronha / Director Strategy & Business Transformation & Office of Inclusion and Collaboration / Cisco

10:00 – 10:30


Best in class expert will share their solutions to re-work and improve D&I Structural Change for high performance and tangible results

10:30 – 11:00

Networking Break

11:00 – 11:20

Diversity Snacks III

Final round of 3 delegate audience members sharing their quick fire assessment and big questions on their internal chalelnges which will pool into the Round-table Hack Session at the end of the day

Gender Diversity & Gender Inclusion
11:20 – 12:00

Interactive Panel Discussion

Guest speakers and panelists explore “Reforming Gender Recognition” within the organisation and the impact internally

12:00 – 12:40

End-User Presentation

Gender Diversity & The Glass Ceiling: Moving on from structured implementation of strategy to delivering results!

12:40 – 13:40

Working Lunch

13:40 – 14:10

End-User Presentation

Female Leadership: The Boardroom Perspective and how to properly engage Senior Business Leaders

14:10 – 14:30


Experiental offering from a best in class global solutions architect.

Inclusive Leadership
14:30 – 15:00

End User Presentation

Overcoming Bias Fatigue and moving on from awareness to ensuring practical results!

15:00 – 15:40

Interactive Panel Discussion

How can we accurately measure “Inclusion” and how best can we utilise and leverage the findings?

15:40 – 16:00

Netwoking Refresher Break

Overcoming D&I Crisis
16:00 – 16:20

End User Presentation

Continuing with our highly succesful module where we invite a global brand who’s had to overcome a D&I crisis

This special guest will candidly dicuss what had to be done both in the short-term and long term to ensure acceptance, understaning and future prevention.

HACKATHON Roundtable
16:20 – 17:10

Interactive Hack Session

Finally we organise the room into 20+ roundtables for the Group Hack and Interactive Workshop

Using the Diversity Snacks challenges from 9 of the delegate members, we disemnitate the topics and issues and brain storm on finding practical solutions for enduring results.

The fruits and findings of each group are highlighted with the entire audience by the Chair and recorded for you as a final take-away.

17:10 – 17:20

Chair’s Highlights and “Hot Point” Round-up from the two day adventure.


Event Close


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Your registration gives you full access to all presentations and workshops, lunches and refreshments during the event. You also receive electronic access to all content through the custom-built networking app and the participant contact list.

Interested to see what it’s like, why not see for yourself!
Enjoy some highlights from the 12th edition and see who was there…

Kameha Grand Hotel Zurich

We’re proud to partner with this luxury 5-Star Autograph Collection Hotel and special rates for our participants will be announced soon…!

Interested in Being Part of This Year’s Event?

For Speaking Opportunities – please contact Mark Ryan Here

For Sponsorship & Partnership Opportunities – please contact Julien Salvi Here

The 13th Global Inclusion Seminar

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