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AGENDA

The 6th Annual Disability Matters Europe Conference & Awards

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MONDAY,  5 November, 2018:

Location: Dow Europe GmbH, Horgen, Bachtobelstrasse 3, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland
Time Topic
6:15 pm Transportation:
Departure from Seminarhotel Bocken via Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station to Dow Europe GmbH
6:30 pm  Transportation:
Departure from Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station to Dow Europe GmbH
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Registration
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Welcome Reception

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • René Villiger
    Director, Human Resources EMEAI
9:00 pm Transportation:
Departure from Dow Europe GmbH to Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station and on to Seminarhotel Bocken
 

 

TUESDAY,  6 November, 2018:

Location: Seminarhotel Bocken, Bockenweg 4, CH-8810 Horgen, Switzerland
Time Topic
8:15 am Transportation:
Departure from Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station to Seminarhotel Bocken
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Springboard Consulting, LLC
9:05 am - 9:25 am Opening Remarks

  • Marc Winet
    Country Leader Switzerland
    Dow Europe GmbH
9:25 am - 10:45 am Workplace Panel & Learning Exercise
With an opening presentation by Dr. Stephan Böhm

Moderator:

  • Eleonora Bernard
    Group Digital & Business Technology Demand Business Partner – HR
    Barilla G. & R. Fratelli SpA

Honorees:

  • Phil Wolfenden
    Vice President, Customer Experience Centers (EMEAR)
    Cisco International, Ltd.
  • Marco Tobias Voelker
    EMEAI Regional Inclusion Leader
    The Dow Chemical Company
  • Christian Schinko
    Head of Disability Management, VP
    UniCredit Bank Austria

Panelist:

  • Dr. Stephan Böhm
    Professor, University St. Gallen

Description:  Learn from executives from Cisco,
Dow and UniCredit as they share their journey
to award-winning initiatives that touch on
programs in support of business resource
groups, accommodation processes,
learning & development, benefits and more.
Also hear from one of Europe’s leading
employment attorneys, an update on
disability-related legislation across Europe.
Along with Professor, Dr. Stephan
Böhm from the University of St. Gallen
who will share comprehensive research
findings and corporate case studies.

10:45 am - 11:00 am BREAK 
11:00 am - 11:45 am Disability Equality: Governmental & Legislative Issues in Switzerland and throughout Europe

Moderator:

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

Panelists:

  • Andreas Rieder
    Director
    Swiss Federal Office 
    for the Equality of
    People with Disabilities
  • Stephan Swinkels
    Shareholder
    Littler

Description:  Hear from Andreas Rieder,
Director of the Swiss Federal Office for the
equality of people with disabilities, and Stephan
Swinkels, attorney and subject-matter
expert on employment laws impacting
people with disabilities across Europe. 
These individuals will provide the most
up-to-date framework for which to engage
candidates and employees from the standpoint
of law and government regulation.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm A Fashion Revolution

Moderator:

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

Panelists:

  • Samanta Bullock
    Wheelchair Model/ Influencer & Inclusion Activist
    SAMABULLOCK

Description:   Meet a fashion model Samanta Bullock
who uses a wheelchair and is a fashion
designer focused on the needs of individuals
with disabilities who will help you understand
and embrace Inclusion, Acceptance and
Opportunity in the Fashion Industry.

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Keynote Presentation

Introduction By:

  • Ivette Lopez
    Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

Keynote:

 

Description: "Critical communication & mental
health in the workplace." Having spent over
20-years in the Hollywood Film Industry as a
director and choreographer (Happy Feet 1 & 2,
Mad Max Fury Road) Greg Van Borssum is no
stranger to leadership under pressure and has
led teams to incredible levels of success. Over
the years he has learned just how critical
communication is, not only on physical
outcomes but more importantly on mental
performance and overall mental health.

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Mental Health in the Workplace

Moderator:

  • Greg Van Borssum 
    National Mental Health – Australia Ambassador
    GVB Mind Warriors
     

Panelists:

  • Richard Frost, MBE
    Lead, Mindful Employer
  • Dr. Phil Moss
    Consultant Clinical Psychologist
    Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Description: Hear from subject-matter
experts on the issues, opportunities and
best practices for employing individuals
with mental health challenges.

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Marketplace Panel & Learning Exercise

Moderator:

  • Emmanuelle Grosclaude
    Director, Human Resources
    L’Oréal Switzerland

Honorees:

  • Fabrice Roszczka
    Vice President, Dans Le Noir ? Group
    Dans Le Noir ? / Ethik Connection
  • Giancarlo Minervini
    Vice President, Research & Development Group
    Barilla G. & R. Fratelli SpA

Description:  Learn from Executives from
Dans Le Noir about the impact their
award-winning initiatives have on consumers
with and without disabilities. Issues of
marketing and promotion and accessibility
will be just some of what they touch on.
Joining Dans Le Noir will be the Executives
from Barilla who while only being on this
journey for a short time, will share how
their award-winning initiative has immediate
and direct impact on its customers.

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
4:45 pm Transportation:
Departure from Seminarhotel Bocken to Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station
   
6:30 pm Transportation:
Departure from Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station to Seminarhotel Bocken
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Awards Gala – Dinner, Music

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer 
    Springboard Consulting, LLC
10:00 pm Transportation:
Departure from Seminarhotel Bocken to Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station

 

WEDNESDAY,  7 November, 2018:

Location: Seminarhotel Bocken, Bockenweg 4, CH-8810 Horgen, Switzerland
8:15 am Transportation:
Departure from Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station to Seminarhotel Bocken
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer
    Springboard Consulting, LLC
9:15 am - 10:45 am Workforce Panel & Learning Exercise


Moderator:

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

Honorees:

  • Ivana Pejak
    Director, Talent Management &
    Organizational Development

    Delhaize Serbia
  • Nils Helander
    Senior Vice President, Manufacturing &
    Managing Director

    Pandora Production Co., Ltd.

Description: Learn from Executives from
Delhaize and Pandora as they share their
journey to award winning initiatives that
touch on the talent acquisition and human
resources aspects of disability inclusion.
Also hear from one of Europe’s leading
employment attorneys, Stephan Swinkels,
provide an update on disability-related
legislation across Europe.

10:45 am - 11:00 am BREAK 
11:00 am - 11:30 am Unique Alliances Can Have Amazing Outcomes

Moderator:

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

Panelists:

  • Dr. Tommaso Cenacchi
    Research & Development
    Renner Italia SpA
  • Giulia Sudano
    Development and Communication Officer
    Fondazione OPIMM Onlus, Bologna
  • Dr. Umberto Testoni
    Research & Development Activities, ILPO

Description:  What does a small, family
owned, Italian chair designer/manufacturer,
an Italian non-profit organization, an Italian
wood-coating company, schoolchildren and
adults with disabilities have in common?
Perhaps nothing until you meet the
individuals on this panel. This session will
help everyone think not just outside the box,
but around the corners, when it comes to the
employment of individuals with disabilities.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Keynote Presentation

Introduction By:

  • Ivette Lopez
    Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff
    Springboard Consulting, LLC

Keynote:

Description: “We run to keep up with the world
turning. Everyone runs. So how can people born
with a (visual) handicap keep up with the others
who seem to have a head start on them?”
For Philipp Handler the answer is simple:
“Just run twice as fast.” In this presentation
Philipp wants to give an intuition for what it
means to grow up with a handicap and how he
personally "runs twice as fast."

12:15 pm – 12:25 pm Closing Remarks

  • Rogier Reinders
    Global Marketing Director Consumer Solutions &
    Disability Employee Network (DEN) EMEAI Co-Chair

    Dow Europe GmbH
12:25 pm – 12:30 pm Close & Farewell

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer
    Springboard Consulting, LLC
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
1:30 pm Transportation:
Departure from Seminarhotel Bocken to Hotel Meierhof / Horgen Station

 

 

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