The Business Disability Forum 2017 Conference is taking place on Tuesday 11 April at the Royal College of Nursing in London.
Focusing on disability-smart suppliers and partners, the conference will be opened by Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health, Penny Mordaunt.
The event will also feature speakers including:
- Jane Hatton, CEO of Evenbreak
- George Selvanera, Strategy and External Affairs Director at Business Disability Forum
- Dr. Nasser Siabi OBE, CEO of Microlink
It will focus on the findings of BDF’s 2016 research paper, ‘Key aids and barriers to effectively engaging suppliers and partners’, authored by George Selvanera, which found that more than 60 per cent of outsourcing deals between organisations and outside suppliers failed to build disability into the final outcome, leaving many companies at risk of being inaccessible.
Shortcomings in these deals could affect business areas as diverse as ICT, recruitment, training and customer service and could undermine an organisation’s commitment to being disability-smart.
The conference will see BDF release new guidance informed by the research, ‘Step by step: Achieving disability-smart outcomes in work with suppliers and partners.’
It will feature high profile guest speakers as well as lessons and best practices from 12 businesses that have innovated their approaches to working with suppliers to deliver better disability-smart outcomes for colleagues, candidates and customers.
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