Revolutionising inclusion & diversity to enhance employee well-being, increase profitability, and create a more inclusive society

Building on the success of our previous diversity and inclusion events across Australia and New Zealand, the Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Conference returns in 2020

Now in it’s 5th year, the Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity conference has become the leading event to attend for CEOs and senior HR and diversity professionals.
Join us from 26 - 28 May 2020 in Sydney as we discuss the latest best practices to:
  • Align diversity and inclusion with organisational outcomes   
  • Move beyond traditional diversity metrics and towards a much greater focus on genuine inclusion 
  • Learn from and implement the latest innovations in D&I

Attend to hear several industry-leading keynote speakers, learn from successful case studies, and benefit from our interactive CEO panel, where leaders will demonstrate diversity in leadership. You will also have the opportunity to network with like-minded leaders as you share your own experiences and gain key insights into success of the latest D&I strategies.
** Bring along your CEO/MD at no extra cost for the Inclusive Leadership & Culture sessions on Day One**
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Post-conference workshop: Becoming an Inclusivity Confident Employer

This workshop offers a unique opportunity for you to harness collective knowledge and experience in one room, brainstorm new ideas, and address old and emerging issues.
Using engaging case scenarios, participants will be encouraged to solve real-life problems through a diversity and inclusion lens. This workshop is designed to arm participants with the techniques and resources to tackle common diversity or inclusion challenges with confidence, creativity and optimism.

Featured Speakers

Sadhana Smiles


Harcourts Property Management International

Martin Creighan

Managing Director ANZ


Sophia Symeou


INS Career Management

Sally Sinclair


National Employment Services Association

Lisa Annese


Diversity Council Australia

Nivy Balachandran

Director of Operations and Client Engagement Diversity Atlas

Cultural Infusion

Heather Price



Kristen Hilton


Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

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Who Should Attend? 

  • HR practitioners 
  • Diversity & inclusion practitioners 
  • Heads of people & culture 
  • Heads of employee experience 
  • Head of organisational development 


Why Attend?

  1. CEO Panel: Learn how Harcourts Property Management International, AT&T, INS Career Management & National Employment Services Association created an organisational culture that values inclusive leadership
  2. Update from Lisa Annese, CEO at Diversity Council of Australia on how to move beyond numbers and towards true inclusion 
  3. Discover how the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commissioner worked with the Victorian Police to create a roadmap towards gender equality 
  4. Hear the latest research from Pride in Diversity and learn how to benchmark your progress
  5. Find out how Abbvie, Biogen and other major competitors in the pharmaceutical industry collaborated and created a gender equity strategy within their own industry 
  6. Learn to develop the right tools to measure and improve your diversity and inclusion measures 
  7. From theory to practice: Learn from Whande Group on how to effectively apply the concept of intersectionality to your workplace for true D&I gains 
  8. Hear from Aboriginal Employment Strategy on how your organisation can and improve indigenous workforce participation RRealise the economic benefits of inclusive design in improving productivity, engagement and accessibility
  9. Realise the economic benefits of inclusive design in improving productivity, engagement and accessibility 
  10. Learn how IBM created a successful neurodiversity program to advance diversity of thought  
  11. Find out how QBE developed its pride network, established itself as an employer of choice, and won the Michael Kirby “LGBTIQ Inclusion” award
**Bring along your CEO/MD at no extra cost for the Inclusive Leadership & Culture sessions on Day One**


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The Conference will be held in a premium CBD hotel. The venue will be released one month before the event.