CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2017

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2017


Inclusion in the Workplace will motivate companies to discuss the problems that might arise when employing people of determination in the hope of dissipating any doubts or hesitations that usually accompanies the hiring process. The event will ensure – through education, awareness, community support and creating employment opportunities, that people of determination are positively valued as citizens of the country and bring a host of talent, skills and love in all areas of work and life. Over 200 HR directors in the UAE and GCC countries will be invited from the public and private sectors, including multinational companies and local businesses, to participate and benefit from the event.

For reservations and queries, please contact Daksha Patel on daksha@nicheideas.net or call on +971 56 6907668.


Gold Partner
Sponsor
Lead Partner
Strategic Career Partner
Supporters

Inclusion in the Workplace
09:00 - 10:00
Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:05
Master of Ceremonies
 Assistant Professor in Political Science and Chair of Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee,
 UAE University
10:05 - 10:10
Video Presentation
10:10 - 10:20
Welcome Address
 CEO,
 SEDRA
10:20 - 10:40
Keynote: Policies and Regulations
In this opening keynote, you will learn about the latest laws in the region regarding hiring people with ...
Keynote: Policies and Regulations
In this opening keynote, you will learn about the latest laws in the region regarding hiring people with disabilities and how they will impact your future workplace and hiring policies. Hear from a senior leader on the latest regulations that have been announced for the sector and how you can ensure compliance as these changes take effect across all sectors of the region.
 Acting CEO of Social Care and Development Sector,
 Community Development Authority
10:40 - 11:40
Panel Discussion 1: Building an inclusive workplace
While hiring of people with disabilities is relatively new in the region, many countries have ...
Panel Discussion 1: Building an inclusive workplace
While hiring of people with disabilities is relatively new in the region, many countries have already made great advances in inclusion and are now seeing the benefits across their communities and businesses.  Our expert panel will discuss successful programmes that will help you plan your inclusion strategy, sharing international best practice and award winning case studies. This session will provide a step by step guide on how to introduce inclusion in your workplace and ensure the buy-in of all your leading stakeholders.

Key themes in this session will include:
  • How should inclusion be treated within themae company strategy
  • Understanding and breaking down the barriers
  • Creating the right message - internally and externally (including people with disabilities in your company images, communications, social media, highlighting role models, joining more community events)
  • Educating your employees - offer regular training sessions (especially for HR staff and recruitment agencies), provide learning resources, invite involvement in inclusion programmes, get the entire company involved in inclusion
  • Disability etiquette - using appropriate terminology, respecting personal property, asking when unsure and avoiding stereotypes
 Founder,
 Manzil
 Lead Trainer,
 SEDRA Foundation
 Head of Inclusive Design,
 Global Disability Innovation Hub
 Access and Inclusion Manager,
 Network Rail UK
11:40 - 11:45
Video Presentation
11:45 - 12:15
Networking Break
12:15 - 13:30
SEDRA Workshop
The Inclusion of People of Determination is an integral part of the UAE’s development agenda, and engraved in most strategies ...
SEDRA Workshop
The Inclusion of People of Determination is an integral part of the UAE’s development agenda, and engraved in most strategies of the public and private sector in the UAE. Making Inclusion in the Workplace a very near reality. Organizations must look cleary within their own ecosystem to verify preparedness.

In this high-speed workshop, the SEDRA inclusion experts will assist participants to develop an organization-specific blueprint around sustainable inclusion and diversity, discussing hidden pitfalls and working with fence sitters who are key component to ensuring success.

This session will also allow attendees:
  • To develop strategies to champion change and activate initiatives
  • Building a navigation tool for their organizations inclusion journey




 Founder and CEO,
 The SAILS Group, Inc.
 Program Manager,
 SEDRA Foundation
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 14:35
Video Presentation
14:35 - 15:30
Panel Discussion 2: The competitive value of an inclusive organisation
Historical evidence shows that organisations that employ people with disabilities see a ...
Panel Discussion 2: The competitive value of an inclusive organisation
Historical evidence shows that organisations that employ people with disabilities see a positive impact on their bottom lines. While businesses will encounter challenges in implementing successful inclusion strategies, there are established ways to overcome these and create a competitive advantage for your firm. In this session we will discuss some of the benefits of having an inclusive organisation. 
 
Key themes in this session will include:
  • Greater market attractiveness - to customers, employees, shareholders and the community
  • Attracting better talent - how your perception as a more caring employer will attract top tier managers and innovators and foster greater employee engagement
  • Helping you be more innovative - greater employee diversity encourages higher creativity and out-of-the-box thinking which is crucial to innovation 
  • Creating a stronger brand value - inclusive organisations globally are strengthening their most valuable asset... their brand!
  • Better financial performance - higher rates of customer and employee satisfaction lead to higher profitability
 Founder,
 Manzil
 Director,
 British Council
 Head of Inclusion,
 Youth Sport Trust
 Founder, Managing Director & CEO,
 BillionAbles
15:30 - 16:30
Panel Discussion 3: Becoming an inclusive champion with the latest technologies
Technology has the power to fundamentally transform the lives of individuals ...
Panel Discussion 3: Becoming an inclusive champion with the latest technologies
Technology has the power to fundamentally transform the lives of individuals with disabilities, by providing them with the right tools to join the workforce and be productive members of society. In this session we will explore the latest technologies available to enable people with disabilities. The panel will also challenge, inspire and motivate you to be the champion for inclusion in your organisation and to put the right technologies in place to achieve your goals. 
 
Key themes in this session will include:
  • Breaking down the walls of misunderstanding and fear 
  • Making the business case for inclusion within your organisation
  • What are assistive technologies and how do they help
  • HR's role in providing assistive technologies for job seekers with a disability
 Director,
 Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities
 Lead at Vocational Education Department,
 New England Center for Children
 Innovative Thought Leader,
 (Former Board Member, Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation, USA)
 Advisory Board,
 Global organisation, AddMovement
16:30 - 16:30
Closing Address



Exhibitors 2017

  • Nafeh Al Amal Volunteer Group
    Stand No. 7446
  • Dubai Municipality
    Stand No. 7150
  • Dubai Customs
    Stand No. 7160
  • NMC Trading LLC
    Stand No. 8220
  • New Technology & Star Key Hearing
    Stand No. 8173
  • Boost International Inc.
    Stand No. 8442
  • Safe Mobility
    Stand No. 7006
  • Beijing Baodahua Technology Co., Ltd
    Stand No. 7009
  • The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center
    Stand No. 7004
  • Health Star Medical Equipment
    Stand No. 8003
  • Rashid Centre for the Disabled
    Stand No. 7452
  • Naran Inc.
    Stand No. 8250
  • Al Salam Edu. Club Center
    Stand No. 8444
  • Roads and Transport Authority
    Stand No. 8120
  • 247 Medical Equipment LLC
    Stand No. 7241
  • Group Fakher Al Watan Volunteer Team
    Stand No. 7440
  • Al Husein Society - Jordan Center for Training & Inclusion
    Stand No. 7344
  • GMCKS Pranic Energy Healing Center
    Stand No. 7355
  • China Rehabilitation and Homecare Show 2018
    Stand No. 8455
  • Ministry of Community Development
    Stand No. 7121
  • Dot Inc.
    Stand No. 8250
  • King Saud University - Higher Education Program for the Deaf
    Stand No. 7345
  • Kunyoong IBC Co.,Ltd.
    Stand No. 8250
  • Awladouna Center for People with Disabilities
    Stand No. 8172
  • Autism Support Network
    Stand No. 7000
  • SELVAS Healthcare, Inc.
    Stand No. 8250
  • Taleem Training & Skills Development Center
    Stand No. 7447
  • American Center for Special Abilities
    Stand No. 8332
  • Kuwait Society for the follow-up of Disabled Persons
    Stand No. 8430
  • Resalt Amal Center
    Stand No. 8440
  • ASASCO for Training and Development
    Stand No. 7351
  • UAE Down Syndrome Association
    Stand No. 7341
  • Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities
    Stand No. 7357
  • Dynamic Medical Equipment Center LLC
    Stand No. 7008
  • National Information Society Agency (NIA)
    Stand No. 8250
  • Neo Access Ltd.
    Stand No. 8250
  • Inclusion Services LLC
    Stand No. 8260
  • Quick Learning
    Stand No. 8450
  • Al Thiqah Club for Handicapped
    Stand No. 8333
  • Charitable Society of Autism Families
    Stand No. 7444
  • Guidosimplex Srl
    Stand No. 8320
  • Medical Gate Scientific & Practical Equipment
    Stand No. 8310
  • Integreat Center for Special Needs
    Stand No. 8008
  • UAE Deaf Association
    Stand No. 8432
  • MIH Systems
    Stand No. 8007
  • Maharat Learning Centre
    Stand No. 8006
  • Smcom Inc.
    Stand No. 8250
  • Al Tareq Rehabilitation & Autismus Center
    Stand No. 7457
  • Gulf Disability Society
    Stand No. 7454
  • King Salman Center for Disability Research
    Stand No. 7441
  • Sabah Al Ahmed Center for Giftedness and Creativity
    Stand No. 8000
  • First Step Team
    Stand No. 8530
  • Cerebral Palsy Foundation
    Stand No. 7356
  • Arabian Home Healthcare Center
    Stand No. 8441
  • CEDAS Middle East
    Stand No. 7002
  • Arabian Millennium Medical Trading
    Stand No. 8240
  • Dubai Police
    Stand No. 8160
  • Emirates Autism Society
    Stand No. 7260
  • Purple Vogue Events
    Stand No. 8431
  • UAE MS Support Group
    Stand No. 7001
  • Emirates Speech Language Pathology Society
    Stand No. 8532
  • WSP Middle East Ltd.
    Stand No. 8001
  • Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care (ZHO)
    Stand No. 8261
  • Arabian Ethicals CO
    Stand No. 7007
  • General Directorate of Residency & Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)
    Stand No. 8140
  • Saudi Autistic Society
    Stand No. 7115
  • Ali Saif Group of Companies
    Stand No. 8331
  • API CZ s.r.o.
    Stand No. 8330
  • ARASCA Medical Equipment Trading LLC
    Stand No. 8170
  • Sharjah Museums Authority
    Stand No. 8340
  • Roma Medical Ltd
    Stand No. 8420
  • Dubai Autism Center
    Stand No. Event Partner
  • Dubai Center for Special Needs
    Stand No. 7352
  • Enable LLC
    Stand No. 7350
  • Jordanian Club for the Deaf
    Stand No. 7455
  • Manzil
    Stand No. 7354
  • Mawaheb from Beautiful People
    Stand No. 7347
  • Modern Alternative Education
    Stand No. 8434
  • Biofoot Medical Surgical Equipment Trading LLC
    Stand No. 8002
  • Fursan Medical Equipments
    Stand No. 7240
  • Oman Paralympic Committee
    Stand No. 7340
  • Saudi Schizophrenia Charity Association
    Stand No. 7443
  • Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services
    Stand No. 7360
  • Stars for Special Abilities and Early Intervention
    Stand No. 7342
  • The Team of Will and Challenge
    Stand No. 7343
  • Wings of Angelz
    Stand No. 7346
  • Riding For The Disabled Dubai
    Stand No. 8009
  • Dubai Health Authority
    Stand No. 8150
  • SEDRA
    Stand No. 7242
  • Altix Sp. z.o.o
    Stand No. 7110
  • Sonar Glasses (G Technology Group)
    Stand No. 7553
  • Al - Amal Electronic Volunteer Newspaper
    Stand No. 7451
  • Pure Child Health
    Stand No. 8533
  • Association of Families of Persons with Disabilities
    Stand No. 7112
  • Etisalat
    Stand No. TBC
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