2017 DISABILITY MATTERS EUROPE

WELCOME

The 5th Annual Disability Matters Europe Conference & Awards

When:

9-10 October 2017

Where: Parma, Italy  
Location:
Starhotels – Du Parc
 

 

 

HOSTED BY:


 BARILLA G & R FRATELLI
Barilla is an Italian family-owned food company. Established in 1877, it’s now an international Group present in more than 100 countries. A world leader in the markets of pasta and ready–to–use sauces in continental Europe, bakery products in Italy and crispbread in Scandinavia, the Barilla Group is recognized worldwide as a symbol of Italian know–how. Information about Barilla G & R Fratelli can be found at http://www.barillagroup.com.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

BEBE VIO
Athlete/Medalist, Fencing
Biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Continue to check back with us as we update our sponsors daily! If interested in becoming a Sponsor or participating in the event, there is still time! To become a sponsor, please contact Ivette Lopez, C.O.O. & Chief of Staff; E: ivette@consultspringboard.com; T: 1-973-813-7260 x.102.  To purchase a ticket, click here  or paste the following URL into your browser >> https://consultspringboard.com/disability-matters/dmeur-tkt-purchase/

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

EVENT ATTIRE

 

  • Conference Attire:  Business Attire
  • Awards Ceremony & Dinner:  Cocktail Attire

 

LOCATION:

Dow Europe GmbH, Horgen (Welcome Reception)
Bachtobelstrasse 3,
8810 Horgen, Switzerland

Seminarhotel Bocken (Host and Conference Value)
Bockenweg 4
CH-8810 Horgen
Switzerland
Phone +41 44 727 55 55

 

EVENT ATTIRE:

  •  Conference: Business Attire
  •  Awards Ceremony and Dinner: Cocktail Attire

 

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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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    HOTEL & GROUND TRANSPORTATION

    The 6th Annual Disability Matters Europe Conference & Awards

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    HOTEL INFORMATION 

    Seminarhotel Bocken (Host Hotel and Conference Venue)
    Bockenweg 4  
    CH-8810 Horgen
    Switzerland
    Phone: +41 44 727 55 55  
    E-mail: info@bocken.ch 

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    TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

    GENERAL 

    • Transportation between the hotel of choice and the venues will be provided each day of the event.
    • Because transportation between the hotel of choice and venues is being provided, it is highly  recommended to stay in hotel Meierhof, which is literally next to the Horgen station.

    SEMINARHOTEL BOCKEN

    Airport to Venue:
    Following the highway A3 towards Zurich and Chur until the exit Horgen. Following directions towards Horgen and after a few hundred meters turning right and follow the signage towards Bocken.

    Parking:  
    The venue, Seminarhotel Bocken, has a parking garage on site.

    Public Transportation:
    Taking the train from Zurich airport (S2) to the train station Horgen. Bus (Line 131, 132) drive up to the station called Bocken.

    HOTEL MEIERHOF

    Airport to Hotel:
    Following the highway A3 towards Zurich and Chur until the exit Horgen. Take the exit in Horgen and following Zugerstrasse into the village until reaching Bahnhofstrasse, final address as provided, Bahnhofstrasse 4, Horgen. There are free parking spots in the nearby garage, subject to availability.

    Public Transportation:
    Taking the train from Zurich airport (S2) to the train station Horgen. The hotel is located right next to the Horgen station.

     

    ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

    If accessible transportation is needed for any segment of the conference, please be sure to provide that information during the registration process and send an email request to Ivette Lopez; E: ivette@consultspringboad.com, no later than Friday, 5 October, 2018.