Think Diversity! Business Forum

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THINK DIVERSITY!

BALTIC DIVERSITY BUSINESS FORUM

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[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]As one of the central events of Baltic Pride 2021 will be the second business conference, which will take place on August 5. This year’s Baltic Diversity Business Forum will focus on issues such as diversity management during the Covid-19 pandemic, corporate responsibility and diversity, diversity and inclusion policies, the true cost of intolerance, as well as employers will share inspiring stories. The forum will focus on transferring good practices to companies in the field of diversity management.

THINK DIVERSITY – The Baltic Diversity Business Forum will bring together opinion leaders, decision-makers and international experts to discuss good practices in ensuring equal opportunities in the workplace, as well as to promote the implementation of innovative diversity management methods in various areas of business and organizational development.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]THINK DIVERSITY – The Baltic Diversity Business Forum will focus on gender equality, LGBT issues, disability issues, as well as ethnic and racial issues (including migration and refugees).

THINK DIVERSITY – The Baltic Diversity Business Forum focuses on human resources, diversity management, communication, marketing and product development specialists, as well as managers of companies, organizations and institutions.

THINK DIVERSITY – The Baltic Diversity Business Forum is a platform to share examples of good practice for equal opportunities in the workplace, development of innovations, ensuring customer loyalty, as well as cross-sectoral cooperation.

THINK DIVERSITY – The Baltic Diversity Business Forum is especially important for various industries and sectors, especially finance, insurance, marketing, IT, human resources and other areas.

THINK DIVERSITY – During the Baltic Diversity Business Forum, the signing ceremony of the Latvian Diversity Charter will take place

Entry only to the registered participants.

Entry only with valid COVID19 certificate

Forum will be held in Latvian and English.

Watch online here or www.tvnet.lv[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][us_iconbox icon=”fas|comment” iconpos=”left” size=”50px” title=”Programme” title_tag=”h2″]August 5th, 2021

WATCH ONLINE![/us_iconbox][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]HOST OF THE CONFERENCE PĀRSLA BAŠKOERDA GROUP BUSINESS PARTNER AND CEO

10:00 – 10:05: OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

10:05 – 10:10: OPENING SPEECH BY KASPARS ZĀLĪTIS, COORDINATOR OF THE LATVIAN DIVERSITY CHARTER

10:10 – 10:15: OPENING SPEECH BY ZANE PETRE, HEAD OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION REPRESENTATION IN LATVIA 

10:15 – 10:20: OPENING SPEECH BY ZANDA KALNIŅA – LUKAŠEVICA, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

10:20 – 10:25: OPENING SPEECH BY MĀRTIŅŠ STAĶIS, MAYOR OF RIGA

DIVERSITY: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

10:30 – 10:45: DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS: ADDED VALUE OR A FASHIONABLE TREND? BY BAIBA RUBESA, CO-FOUNDER OF NOVATORE

10:45 – 11:00: BENEFITS OF INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES BY ZAIGA PŪCE, SOCIETY INTEGRATION FOUNDATION OF LATVIA

11:00 – 11:15: COME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: SWEDBANK DIVERSITY STORIES BY AGITA JĀKABSONE, SWEDBANK HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION

11:15 – 11:30: THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR LGBT+ INCLUSION IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE BY GEORGE PERLOV, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OPEN FOR BUSINESS

11:30 – 11:45: OUR FIRST STEPS TOWARDS INCLUSIVITY BY IEVA DZELZKALNE, GLOBAL INTERNAL COMMUNICATION PROJECT MANAGER AT PRINTFUL

11:45 – 12:15: COFFEE BREAK

12:15 – 12:30: REFUGEES AND THE LABOUR MARKET INCLUSION: MOVING TOWARDS THE HOLISTIC APPROACH BY KAROLIS ZIBAS, INTEGRATION OFFICER, UNHCR REPRESENTATION FOR THE NORDIC AND BALTIC COUNTRIES. 

LEARNING IS THE FUTURE

12:35- 12:50: LESS TALK AND MORE WALK BY DACE HELMANE, CEO OF INSTITUTE FOR CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

12:50 – 13:05: 25 BY 2025 INITIATIVE – WHY, WHAT AND HOW IS BEING DONE IN AVIATION TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY BY ALĪNA ROŠČINA, AIRBALTIC, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES

13:05 – 13:20: WOMEN@WORK || RESULTS OF THE PANDEMIC ON THE WOMEN WORKFORCE BY KRISTĪNE JARVE, DELOITTE BALTICS MANAGING PARTNER

13:20 – 13:35: MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY IN REFLECTING DIVERSITY BY ANSIS EGLE, TVNET GRUPA MARKETING LEAD

13:35 – 13:50: BEING GLOBAL CALLS FOR ACTION BY IVANNIA LILJEBÄCK HULT, ACCENTURE NORDIC PRIDE LEAD

13:50 – 14:30SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE LATVIAN DIVERSITY CHARTER[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Powered by:[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”873″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Supported by:[/vc_column_text][us_single_image image=”1265″ size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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