One of the North West region’s most high profile and respected voices on workplace diversity and inclusion has announced plans to bring a major national conference to Liverpool this summer.
Garth Dallas and his team will bring together some of the world’s leading practitioners in the area of workplace diversity.
Garth Dallas who runs the international diversity consultancy business, Global Diversity Partners, says the Diverse Magazine, Diversity and Inclusion Conference will be held on Wednesday, July 9, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
It will form part of the city’s International Festival for Business (IFB) taking place over 50 days in June and July.
Mr Dallas’s team will be bringing together some of the world’s leading practitioners in the area of workplace diversity management to the city.
He told ECHO Business: “The underlying themes throughout will be to explore how organisations can gain business growth and competitive advantage through effective diversity and inclusion.
“We are making strides in Liverpool towards a better understanding of the issues and I’m also delighted that this city will be staging the conference rather than London that is typically home to such events.
“Ultimately, the event is a great opportunity for Liverpool to address some underlying issues and progress in order to become a truly integrated workplace.
“I’m confident the benefits will help to improve perceptions within the indigenous workings of the city and how we are perceived from outside of the city.”
Mr Dallas has spent the last 20 years focusing on the diversity and inclusion sector with his publication, Diverse Magazine, enjoying rapid growth in recent years .
He added: “We are very proud that our conference will be one of the highlight in the Cities, Enterprise & Urban Business category of the IFB Programme.
“It will act as a launch pad for commercial success via the adoption of inclusion strategies within businesses, by providing opportunities to engage with new networks and explore global best practices.”
IFB already comprises around 200 events and will see business people from across the world coming to the city in June and July.
The UK Government has contributed £5m to the event and a key aim is to increase Britain’s exports.