2019 DISABILITY MATTERS EUROPE

WELCOME

The 7th Annual Disability Matters Europe Conference & Awards

When:

12-14 November 2019

Where: Feltham, United Kingdom

Location:Cisco International Limited
10 New Square Park
Bedfont Lakes
Feltham, England TW14 8HA
United Kingdom


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Conference Day 1                                   Conference Day 2

Marc Woods Headshot

Marc Woods
Founding Partner of Equiida,
Paralympic Medalist, and Author

Biography

Lisa Pearce Headshot

                      Lisa Pearce
                                Chief Executive
                                British Wheelchair Basketball

                      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

  • Welcome Reception:  Resort Wear and/or Pool Attire (swimming will be allowed)
  • Conference Attire:  Resort Wear
  • Awards Ceremony & Dinner:  Formal / Cocktail Attire

LOCATION:

Welcome Reception
Cisco International Limited

9 New Square Park
Bedfont Lakes
Feltham, England TW14 8HA
United Kingdom

Conference Day-1 & Day-2
Cisco International Limited

10 New Square Park
Bedfont Lakes
Feltham, England TW14 8HA
United Kingdom

Awards Presentation & Dinner
Twickenham Stadium (Gala Dinner Room: The Lock No4)

200 Whitton Rd
Twickenham
TW2 7BA
United Kingdom
Tel. +44(0)20 3613 2008
https://www.twickenhamstadium.com/

 

EVENT ATTIRE:

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

 

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    When:

    Welcome Reception

    Tuesday
    12 November 
    2019
    6:30PM – 9:00PM

    Cisco International Limited
    9 New Square Park
    Bedfont Lakes
    Feltham, England TW14 8HA
    United Kingdom

     

    Conference 

    Wednesday
    13 November 
    2019
    08:30AM – 4:00PM

    Thursday
    14 November 
    2019
    08:30AM – 1:30PM

    Cisco International Limited
    10 New Square Park
    Bedfont Lakes
    Feltham, England TW14 8HA
    United Kingdom
     

    Awards Presentation
    & Dinner 

    Wednesday
    13 November 
    2019
    7:00PM – 10:00PM

    Twickenham Stadium (Gala Dinner Room: The Lock No4)
    200 Whitton Rd
    Twickenham
    TW2 7BA
    United Kingdom
    Tel. +44(0)20 3613 2008
    https://www.twickenhamstadium.com/

     

     

    Agenda is final.

     

    TUESDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2019

    LOCATION: Cisco International Limited, 9 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA

    Time (UTC) Topic
    6:15 pm

    Transportation: 

     

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
    • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 9
    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Registration
    7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

    Welcome Reception

     

    • Nadine O. Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    • Susan Du Becker
      Global Compliance Enablement, Cisco Systems B.V.
    9:00 pm

    Transportation:

     

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
    • Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 9 to Hilton T4, Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

     

    WEDNESDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2019

    LOCATION: Cisco International Limited, 10 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA

    Time (UTC) Topic
    8:15 am

    Transportation:

     

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
    • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC – Conference Centre
    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 – 9:15 am

    Opening Remarks

     

    • Phil Wolfenden
      Vice President, Customer Experience Centers (EMEAR),
      Cisco International, Ltd.
    9:15 am – 10:30 am

    Marketplace

     

    Moderator:

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

    Honorees:

    • Anne-Sophie Beraud
      Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Accor
    • Eric Cosset
      Director Parcs Operations Integration and Development, Disneyland Paris
    • Pedro Marques
      Global Marketing and Expansion Director, TOMI WORLD
    • Loraine Martins, MBE FRSA
      Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail 

    Description: Learn from award-winning corporate executives about the impact their Marketplace initiatives have on consumers with disabilities and those caring for individuals with disabilities. Issues of marketing, communications, promotion and accessibility are just some of the topics that will be addressed.  Learnings will include what has worked and/or not worked and why and what is planned for the future from a scalability standpoint. The session will conclude with an interactive exercise about key learnings, implementation strategies for individual companies and possible roadblocks.

    10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK
    10:45 am – 11:30 am

    Mental Health Call to Action

     

    • Amanda Diston
      Director, Total Rewards APJC & EMEAR, People & Communities, Cisco
    • El Cavanagh-Lomas
      VP People & Communities, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Cisco

    Description:  With the evolution of how the world works, we have long moved on from the 9 to 5 work day, replacing it with just life. This has consequences to our employees wellbeing. This session will focus on the role that employers play in supporting our employees mental wellbeing and the influence that we can have on how the world views, funds and supports mental health. The session will be both presentation and participation, with an ongoing call to action following Disability Matters.

    11:30 am – 12:15 pm

    Keynote Presentation

     

    • Marc Woods
      Founding Partner of Equiida, Paralympic Medalist, and Author
    12:15 pm – 1:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON
    1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

    Post-Secondary Education… A Fireside Chat

     

    Moderator:

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

    Panelists:

    • Viki Chinn
      Disability Expert and Careers Consultant, LSE Careers
    • Christian Jameson-Warren
      Careers Services Lead for Students & Graduates with Disabilities, University of Nottingham

    Description:  This session will address the issues and implications of post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.  Specifically, it will look at the interplay between education and work as well as the important transition from university to career.  Important topics such as internships, work-readiness, reasonable adjustments/accommodations will be addressed.

    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

    Workforce

     

    Moderator:

    • Joanne Watson
      Director, Global Inclusion Office, Intel Corporation

    Honorees:

    • Shaun Meekins
      Global Head of Apprentice Recruitment, Barclays
    • Noeleen Cowley
      Financial Services Partner, KPMG, LLP
    • Eliane De Mitry
      Human Resources Manager, SAP Brasil Ltda.

    Description: Learn from award-winning corporate Executives as they share their journey relative to the talent acquisition, management and human resources aspects of disability inclusion.  Sourcing, interviewing and hiring are just some of the topics that will be addressed.  Learnings will include what has worked and/or not worked and why and what is planned for the future from a scalability standpoint.  The session will conclude with an interactive exercise about key learnings, implementation strategies for individual companies and possible roadblocks.

    2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

    Special Needs Dads in the Workplace

     

    • Keith Engledow
      Technical Solutions Specialist, Cisco Systems
    • Simon Power
      Senior Manager IT, Cisco
    • Binit Shah
      Enterprise Account Manager, Cisco

    Description: Special needs parents represent approximately 10% of our workforces.  This session which will be led by a special needs dad and leader of  Cisco’s Global Special Children’s Network, will examine both the unique challenges and skills of this employee population.  The session will also examine how technology can assist in supporting these families while successfully delivering on business goals and objectives.

    3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

    Competence Breeds Confidence

     

    Description:  Using a deck of cards, participants will connect with one another by playing a powerful game about disability inclusion.  Player learning and mindset will be enhanced by sharing each other’s stories, values, knowledge and skills; changing hearts and minds.

    3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks
    4:15 pm

    Transportation:  

     

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
    • Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC – Conference Centre to Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

     

    LOCATION: Twickenham Stadium (Gala Dinner Room: The Lock No4), 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW2 7BA

    Time (UTC) Topic
    6:15 pm

    Transportation: 

     

    • Shuttle transportation will also be available to and from the Gala Dinner venue (Twickenham Stadium).
    • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Twickenham Stadium The Lock No.4, 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW2 7BA
    6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
    7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    Awards Gala – Dinner, Music

     

    • Nadine O. Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    10:15 pm

    Transportation:  

     

    • Shuttle transportation will also be available to and from the Gala Dinner venue (Twickenham Stadium).
    • Twickenham Stadium The Lock No.4, 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW2 7BA to Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

     

    THURSDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2019

    LOCATION: Cisco International Limited, 10 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA

    Time (UTC) Topic
    8:15 pm

    Transportation:  

     

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
    • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC – Conference Centre
    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 – 10:30 am

    Workplace

     

    Moderator:

    • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett
      Global Business Development Consultant, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)

    Honorees:

    • Vignesh Ashok
      Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, J.P. Morgan
    • Matt Dowie
      Senior Global D&I Manager, HSBC Holdings Plc
    • Sam Latif
      Associate Director Company Accessibility Leader, Procter & Gamble
    • Iowa Morgan
      UK Personal Lines Claims Manager, AIG

    Description: Learn from award-winning corporate executives as they share their journey to making their workplaces inclusive for individuals with disabilities.  Specifically they will touch on programs in support of business resource groups, accommodation processes, learning & development, benefits and more.  Learnings will include what has worked and/or not worked and why and what is planned for the future from a scalability standpoint. The session will conclude with an interactive exercise about key learnings, implementation strategies for individual companies and possible roadblocks.

     

    10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK
    10:45 am – 11:15 am

    Transforming Disability Employment in the field of IT

     

    Presenter(s):

    • Nadine O. Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    • Patrick Romzek
      Chief Executive Officer, Three Talents, LLC

    Description: The presenters will share insights on the challenges surrounding disability employment in the field of IT across all industries and an innovative lifecycle training/employment program showing great promise.

    11:15 am – Noon

    Keynote Presentation

     

    • Ms. Lisa Pearce
      Chief Executive, British Wheelchair Basketball
    • Siobhan Fitzpatrick
      British Wheelchair Basketball Team
    • Sarah Hope
      British Wheelchair Basketball Team
    Noon – 12:15 pm

    Closing Remarks

     

    • Wendy Mars
      EMEAR VP, Cisco
    12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

    Close & Farewell

     

    • Nadine O. Vogel
      Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
    1:45 pm

    Transportation:

     

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
    • Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC – Conference Centre to Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

     

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    Hotel and Transportation

    HOTEL INFORMATION 

    Hilton London Heathrow Airport
    Terminal 4, Hounslow, TW6 3AF
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44-208-759-7755
    Fax: +44-208-759-7579
    Email: info.heathrow@hilton.com
    Website: https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-london-heathrow-airport-LHRAPTW/index.html

     

    Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4
    Terminal 4, Swindon Road, London Heathrow Airport,
    Hounslow, TW6 3FJ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44-20-39714411
    Email:  Reservations@cpheathrowt4.com
    Website: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/hounslow/lonsr/hoteldetail

     

    Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T4
    Terminal 4, 1 Swindon Road London Heathrow Airport
    Hounslow, TW6 3FJ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 20 39714433
    Email: reservations@hiexheathrowt4.com
    Website:  https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/hounslow/lonrs/hoteldetail

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    TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

    GENERAL 

    • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event. Shuttle transportation will also be available to and from the Gala Dinner venue; Twickenham Stadium.

    Airport/Hotels:

    • The hotel/s are conveniently located close to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and to the Cisco campus.
    • All 3 hotels are directly linked to Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 via a covered walkway (6 minutes’ walk approx.)
    • Free travel from Terminal 4 to Terminals 2 & 3 on the TfL Rail & to Terminal 5 on the Heathrow Express.
    • LHR is located a 5-10mins drive from the Cisco campus (2miles approx.)

    Parking:  

    • Parking is available at the hotel/s for a fee per day.
    • Parking is also available at the Cisco campus complimentary.
    • Parking is also available at Twickenham Stadium complimentary.

    Public Transportation:

    • A complimentary shuttle bus (BL1, BL2 is available from to and from local train stations (Feltham, Hatton Cross) to the Cisco campus frequently on a daily basis.
    • Feltham (South Western Railway) and Hatton Cross (Tube) have direct links to central London.

     

    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, 4 October 2019.

    SPONSORS

    HOST SPONSOR

    Cisco Systems Logo

     

    GOLD SPONSOR

    The Walt Disney Company Logo

     

    BRONZE SPONSOR

    Intel Logo

    MEDIA SPONSOR

    DiversityMBA Logo
     

     

     Global Designator   Global Event Sponsor Designation
     

    HONOREES

     

    MARKETPLACE AWARD

    Accor Group Logo Disneyland Paris Logo Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd Logo
         
    TOMI WORLD Logo    


    WORKFORCE AWARD

     

    KPMG UK Logo

    SAP Brasil Ltda Logo
       


    WORKPLACE AWARD

     American International Group UK Limited  J.P. Morgan Logo  Procter & Gamble Logo
         


    STEPS TO SUCCESS AWARD

     

    HSBC Holdings Plc logo

     

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    OPENING REMARKS

     

     

     

    MARKETPLACE SESSION

     

     

     

    MENTAL HEALTH CALL TO ACTION

     

     

     

    KEYNOTE DAY-1:  MARC WOODS

     

     

     

    POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

     

     

     

    WORKFORCE SESSION

     

     

     

    SPECIAL NEEDS DADS IN THE WORKPLACE

     

     

     

    AWARDS PRESENTATION

     

     

     

     

    WORKPLACE SESSION

     

     

     

    TRANSFORMING DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIELD OF IT

     

     

     

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION DAY-2:  MS. LISA PEARCE

     

     

     

    CLOSING REMARKS