Business Disability Forum Conference 2017

Theme: Disability-smart suppliers and partners

Join us at Business Disability Forum’s 2017 conference, this year we are delighted to help equip HR, recruitment, diversity and inclusion and technology leads with practical insights and best practices to help their procurement colleagues secure more disability-smart outcomes.

At Business Disability Forum we help our Members to take a whole organisation approach to improving performance on disability for to make it easier to employ and do business with disabled people. While disability is traditionally viewed as an HR issue we know that each area of a business needs to understand how disability affects them.

At this year’s annual conference we will hear from disabled customers on the impact on their lives of inaccessible websites, facilities or services and what this means for businesses that have procured them. We will also hear from suppliers and buyers of IT and from recruitment agencies as well as businesses looking to hire the best disabled talent.

Who should attend?

We're inviting professionals from HR or diversity roles to bring along procurement, recruitment, IT and customer service colleagues to learn more about the business benefits of a disability-smart approach to working with suppliers and partners.

What you will learn

You will learn about disability awareness from a whole new angle by learning from experts in disability and procurement and receive a free copy of our new guidance on 'Achieving disability-smart outcomes with suppliers and partners' which gives delegates practical tips and advice to support each stage of any procurement process to achieve more for your people and your customers with disabilities and health conditions.

Prior to attending you can find out more about ‘Key aids and barriers to effectively engaging suppliers and partners by downloading our 2016 research report.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Diane Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer at Business Disability Forum

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People

Nasser Siabi OBE Pete Holiday, Managing Director at Sopra Steria
Dr Nasser Siabi OBE, CEO Microlink PC Ltd George Selvanera, Strategy and External Affairs Director at Business Disability Forum Pete Holliday, Managing Director at Sopra Steria 
Alastair Campbell Lucy Ruck
Alastair Campbell, Corporate Business Manager at Text Help  Jane Hatton, Director at Evenbreak Lucy Ruck, Technology Taskforce Manager at Business Disability Forum
Kerry Smith   Bela Gor Paul Smyth, Head of IT Accessibility - Barclays 

Kerry Smith, Director of Kerry J Smith Disability Training and Consultancy

Bela Gor, Legal Director at Business Disability Forum

Paul Smyth, Head of IT Accessibility at Barclays

Angela Matthews, Senior Disability Consultant at Business Disability Forum  Mark Lomas  

Angela Matthews, Senior Disability Consultant at Business Disability Forum 

Mark Lomas, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at HS2 (High Speed Rail 2) 



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