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Real Stories, Global Companies for Openness: Open Conference on Sep 21

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The importance of a diverse, inclusive, and equal workplace, and in particular how to make it happen in practice, will be the focus of this year's Open conference.

On September 21, for the eighth time, the conference will take place at CEU's Nádor utca building, hosted by the non-profit organization Nyitottak Vagyunk (We Are Open), founded by Google, Prezi and espell. The international professional event will bring together leaders from global companies and experts in the field of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to share their experiences and discuss the challenges ahead.

This year's conference will be a mix of practice and inspiring stories, with guests featuring a male executive who wanted to understand his own privileged position so he graduated in gender studies, the CEO of a design agency who launched a new product because he can't stand the homophobia in his country, and a lawyer who had to start all over again after an accident.

The aim of the organizers is to provide real answers and solutions to the issues of diversity and inclusion. The conference will focus on the business benefits of diversity and inclusion, and how to achieve business success by fostering an inclusive corporate culture.

International Networking

The event's speakers include Dan Robertson, chief DEI advisor to the City of London; Sarah Cordivano, data-driven DEI strategy expert from the United States; and Martin Parkes from Blackrock.

In addition to the experts, it will also be worth hearing from executives from global companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to find out how a tech giant like TikTok is taking responsibility for diversity and inclusiveness, or what BP is doing to support Roma workers. On DEI, big companies such as Ikea, Telekom, RTL, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Dreher, Eaton, KPMG, Uniqa, Skanska, Coca-Cola and Ringier will also pitch in.

One of the most unique features of this year's conference is the possibility to participate in workshops alongside the presentations. The organizers have put together a list of the most important DEI workshops in Hungary, and the leaders of each workshop will give a one-hour presentation of their work.

Tickets for the conference are available in person and online. Full details and more information are available on the event website: https://www.openconference.hu/

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