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4th Annual GED Conference and Awards - in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business 

4th Annual Global Equality and Diversity Conference and Awards 2017

Crowne Plaza London Docklands
Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL

The Conference 

The Prime Minister has put transparency in equality and diversity centre stage, with 8,000 companies and 4,000 public sector organisations being obliged to publish their gender pay gap from 2018 onwards.

Organisations will also need to analyse their social impact in relation to equality and inclusion - not just for the staff but in their relationships with customers, clients and stakeholders. 

The full extent of these new obligations, the new demands they place on companies and public organisations and the new level of scrutiny they will invite is still emerging.

GED 2017 offers a key opportunity for companies and organisations to compare and benchmark their preparations for 2018 and learn how other organisations are gearing up for the changes.

Topics covered will include: case studies of ‘best practice’ publication; lessons from the early stages of gender pay work; presentation of diversity and equality data to staff; bench-marking and presenting equality and diversity data for the public; and enacting action plans and programmes for improving equality and diversity metrics.

Sectors examined will include: uniformed public services; new media and online; care, social care and nursing; higher education staffing; hospitality; finance and banking, technology and telecoms; manufacturing; and transport.

GED 2017 is supported by E&Y National Equality Standard, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion, WEConnect International, and is hosted in partnership with the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at the University of East London.

Conference programme and booking

Call for papers

We are seeking case studies, research work and examples of best practice and impact for presentation, particularly from the following sectors: uniformed public services; new media and online organisations; social care and nursing; higher education; hospitality and tourism; the legal profession; finance and banking; technology and telecoms; manufacturing; and transport.

Due to the General election, the deadline for papers has been extended to Friday 19 May.

Submit your paper here

The Awards

The GED Awards recognise best practice in a number of categories for businesses and the public sector: transparency, using research and making an impact. There is also a special Lord Noon Award for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity, and a University of East London’s Chancellor’s Award.

The awards are a key learning and sharing platform for professionals and academics who are already adopting new approaches to global equality and diversity understanding and are leading the way to embrace transparency and demonstrate impact within their workplaces.

Full details and how to enter 


Thursday, 30 November 2017