“Future of Work” conference – 21-22 November 2019

5 Jun 2019

New forces are transforming the world of work: Technological development. Climate change. Demographic shifts. Globalization.

These transitions call for decisive action. The business community needs to seize the moment to unlock the opportunities that these changes bring for people with disabilities.

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) will hold its “Making the Future of Work inclusive of persons with disabilities” conference on 21 and 22 November 2019, at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how companies can shape a world of work which fully harnesses the potential people with disabilities offer.


Thursday, 21 November 2019

08:30- Registration

09:45-10:30 Welcome coffee

10:30-11:00 Opening session and welcome remarks

11:00-12:30 Presentation of the Future of Work publication and panel discussion by policy makers [video interview with Ramón Pueyo, Partner Responsible for Sustainability & Corporate Governance KPMG Spain]

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 Parallel thematic sessions

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 Plenary focus session on global private sector and disability initiatives

16:30-17:30 Launch of the #invalidopinions campaign of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network


Friday, 22 November 2019

09:00-09:30 Official welcome of new members to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network [livestream]

09:30-11:00 Parallel thematic sessions

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Plenary panel discussion with the rapporteurs of the seven parallel sessions on global initiatives to ensure a Future of Work inclusive of persons with disabilities [livestream]

12:30-14:00 Networking lunch

14:00-17:00 The afternoon will allow for diverse sessions, including presentations by participants [livestream] and briefings on the situation in particular countries [livestream].

A half-hour coffee break is foreseen for 15:30.


International Sign interpretation and Live Captioning will be provided. Livestreams of the plenary and parallel sessions are available and indicated by the “live stream” button.


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