May 6, 2020 | London

Bloomberg Equality Summit

Equality is the single most important ethical issue businesses today need to face head-on. Creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce – to serve an increasingly diverse consumer base – are also vital to the success of virtually every business operating today.

The Future of Equality

As the UK leaves the European Union and populism permeates political discourse across the globe, the time to ensure that diverse and inclusive policies are safeguarded is now.

The threat to equal opportunity and inclusion in society and the workplace is real and in urgent need of our attention. That’s why our theme for 2020 is Now or Never: Action and Leadership in our Age of Disruption. We find ourselves at a significant crossroads where failure to stand up and take responsibility now for progressing equality, could result in serious rollbacks to our rights.

With so much at stake, Bloomberg will convene the second-annual Bloomberg Equality Summit in London. This preeminent forum for corporate executives and thought leaders, anchored in a full-day conference, will foster forward-looking conversations and spotlight influential leaders who are paving the way to advance equality.

Agenda

May 5 - Tuesday

4:00 pm

Special Opening Night Reception Registration & Networking

5:00 pm

Welcome Remarks

5:10 pm

Opening Address

5:15 pm

Mindfulness and its Place Within the Corporate Structure

5:45 pm

Leveling the Playing Field in Sports

Speakers

  • Eni Aluko

    Former England Women's Footballer, lawyer, media personality, philanthropist and best-selling author.

  • Mark Foster

    6x World Champion Swimmer, 5 x Olympian, 8 World Records, Broadcaster & Speaker

  • Charlie Martin

    British Racing Driver and Trans Activist

6:15 pm

Closing Remarks

6:30 pm

Closing Reception

May 6 - Wednesday

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:20 am

The New Europe: Advancing Equality in an Age of Change

Speakers

9:50 am

The Changing Face of the Middle-East: Furthering Inclusivity

10:10 am

The Class Gap: Boosting Socioeconomic Mobility in Business

10:40 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

Open for Business: Tapping into the Talent of 1.3 Billion People with Disabilities Around the World

Speakers

11:40 am

Calculating the Cost of Inequality in Banking and Finance

Speaker

12:00 pm

Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2020: The Journey so far

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Religion’s Role in Preaching Openness

Speakers

2:00 pm

Climate Change and its Impact on the World's Most Vulnerable

2:20 pm

Mental Health: Tackling the Problem Head-on

2:50 pm

Networking Break

3:20 pm

Losing the Labels: How the Non-Binary Community are Reclaiming their Narrative

3:50 pm

LGBTQ Rights: The On-Going Fight for Equality

Speakers

  • Julien Haye

    Head of Non-Financial Risk, Fidelity International

4:20 pm

Representation Matters: Incorporating New Voices in the Entertainment Industry

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks

Speakers

Sabah Ahmedi

Imam Ahmadiyya Muslim community

Eni Aluko

Former England Women's Footballer, lawyer, media personality, philanthropist and best-selling author.

Kadeena Cox MBE

2x Paralympic Gold, world records in both Athletics & Cycling

Mark Foster

6x World Champion Swimmer, 5 x Olympian, 8 World Records, Broadcaster & Speaker

Jeremy Gordon

Rabbi New London Synagogue

Julien Haye

Head of Non-Financial Risk Fidelity International

Charlie Martin

British Racing Driver and Trans Activist

Trevor Phillips OBE

Writer, television producer and founding chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Mandu Reid

Leader Women's Equality Party

Alison Rose

Chief Executive Officer RBS


Sponsorship

Bloomberg Live works with sponsors to integrate them into the conference, ideally in a way that augments the delegates’ experience and advances each sponsor’s goals. Bloomberg Live can deliver on a wide variety of goals— thought leadership, V.I.P. client treatment, generating borrowed interest via media (print, online, social), introductions to individual delegates, product demo or showcase, branding, use of conference content or content generation, media relations or other objectives.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paul Cox, EMEA Sales Director at pcox40@bloomberg.net