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3rd Annual

Asia | Europe DEI Dialogue 2024

DEI Beyond Boundaries

December 04, 2024 08:30 AM Europe/Brussels (CET) | 03:30 PM Singapore (SGT)

Virtual Meeting

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Asia-Europe Dialogue on Diversity Equity and Inclusion

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We are delighted to invite you to the 3rd annual, virtual, - Asia | Europe DEI Dialogue, taking place on December 4, 2024. 

The theme for this year is 'DEI Beyond Boundaries,' in which we explore moving beyond the geographic and organizational frontiers that shape current approaches to DEI.

This event offers a unique opportunity to deepen dialogue on diversity, equity and inclusion between executives leading DEI in Asia and Europe. It will bring together participants from across both regions to gather insights, and share successes and challenges on DEI for both individuals and companies.

The planned workshops for this year include:

  • DEI burnout: how can DEI leaders look after themselves - and what is their role in addressing burnout in others?
  • Building inclusivity through coaching What mid-managers can bring to DEI:
  • DEI beyond the organization: supporting equity in local communities

Join us in this transformative dialogue if you are:

  • A DEI executive with a global scope, or covers Europe and/or Asia
  • A global business leader curious to learn more about similarities and differences in approaches to DEI in Asia and Europe
  • Looking for new challenges and ideas that expand your perspective and approach to DEI

Speakers and sessions will be added to this page on a continuing basis, so be sure to check back for updates.


Past Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

08:20 AM - 08:30 AM CET

Conference opens

Participants connect via the Scoocs conference platform and then join the plenary session.


08:30 AM - 08:40 AM CET

Welcome, introduction, opening remarks

Welcome remarks to this year's Asia-Europe DEI Dialogue


08:40 AM - 09:15 AM CET

Opening keynote: DEI and the future of work

In this opening keynote we'll be hearing from a business executive on the many and various connections between DEI and the future of work, including the changing demographics of the workplace, the shifting nature of work itsel …


09:15 AM - 10:00 AM CET

Workshop #1 Global and local: getting the balance right

In this session we will be discussing some of the challenges and solutions that DEI leaders from Europe and Asia encounter in designing and implementing global DEI approaches, and in navigating the local landscape of legislation a …


09:15 AM - 10:00 AM CET

Workshop #2 DEI driving organisational transformation

Everywhere you look organisations are transforming, revisiting their mission, values and purpose, searching out new talent, reshaping culture or embarking on restructurings, mergers and acquisitions. In such circumstances it can …


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM CET

Conference Break

We invite participants to take a short break, stretch, grab a drink and then return to the main room.


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM CET

Workshop #3 DEI governance for business impact

DEI is typically located in the HR or People functions of organisations ¯ but not always. In this session we'll be hearing from companies that have placed a different emphasis on DEI governance, locating DEI leadership, …


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM CET

Workshop #4 AI as a catalyst for inclusion

How can AI tools support DEI leaders in their work? In this interactive session we'll be experimenting with AI tools and exploring how they can contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the DEI role, and help catalyse …


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM CET

Panel Discussion: Highlights

In this short session experts on DEI from Conference Board and others will be invited to share their conference highlights and next steps. …


11:15 AM - 11:50 AM CET

Closing keynote: Working with resistance

We don't talk much about resistance to DEI but there's no doubt it exists. In this session we'll hear how one DEI leader successfully navigated resistance and what they learned from the experience. Resistance is someth …


11:50 AM - 12:00 PM CET

Wrap up and close

End of session


Asia | Europe DEI Dialogue 2024

DEI Beyond Boundaries