Business Disability Forum hosts first Global Conference

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2 Jan 2020

Business Disability Forum is hosting its inaugural Global Conference on 11 February 2020 at Canary Wharf, London. The conference will explore the positive impact that global companies can have on the life chances of people with disabilities around the world through disability-smart employment practice and service provision.

The event is aimed at anyone with global responsibility for their organisation’s approach to disability inclusion.

The conference will consider the challenges of developing a global disability strategy as well as looking at practical steps already being taken by members of Business Disability Forum’s Global Taskforce.

The Taskforce seeks to ensure that best practice examples of disability inclusion are adopted across global operations. Members of the taskforce include representatives from Atos, Barclays, EY, GSK and Microlink.

Brendan Roach is Business Disability Forum’s Global Taskforce and Partner Development Manager. Speaking about the conference, Brendan said:

“Fifteen per cent of the world’s population has a disability, yet very little work has been done at a global level to assess and share good practice, in terms of customer and employee experience.

“Business Disability Forum’s Global Conference is an opportunity to explore how we begin to turn corporate commitment into tangible action and engage a global audience in a conversation about disability inclusion.”

To find out more about Business Disability Forum’s Global Conference and the work of the Global Taskforce, go to