The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion conference was held on July 9, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool.
An impressive gathering of entrepreneurs, diversity practitioners, government agencies, college/university, and practice-based participants converged on the city to share knowledge and experience in the business and social benefits of diversity and inclusion, as a positive aspect of a global world and globalized society.
The discussion topics focused on issues such as examples of best practice in delivering tangible Social Value for businesses, tackling the business risk associated with unconscious bias, selecting and developing diverse winning teams and leadership skills, measuring the benefits of diversity and inclusion in business, and the impact of engaging and retaining a diverse workforce.
The conference was held in association with the International Festival for Business, the largest business event in the UK, with an international significance. The festival is connecting UK businesses together and into international markets.
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities said: “In today’s globalised economy it is vitally important all workers realise their potential. Clients, shareholders and investors are increasingly aware that businesses with diverse environments tend to make better decisions. This makes them more stable, more sustainable and more profitable. The conference had a fantastic line-up of speakers and delegates that should engage organisations to make the most of diverse workforces.”