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RIDI Annual Conference
RIDI Annual Conference

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Date: 2017-10-05

Join us and RIDI for a must-attend, interactive morning where RIDI will share the results of thier exclusive 2017 disabled jobseeker survey and discuss the solutions adopted by leading practitioners in the field of disabled talent in recruitment.

The conference aims to bring together recruiters, employers and all relevant stakeholders, to exchange and share their knowledge and experiences within the recruitment industry. It is the first event of its kind to be included in thier annual programme.

The interactive programme will offer attendees information on topics ranging from disability confidence to barriers in the recruitment process. It will also provide a platform for discussion on the challenges and solutions adopted by others, in the field of disability in recruitment.

Headlines speakers:

  • Minister for Disabled People, Penny Mordaunt MP
    Keynote address
  • Sophie Christiansen, 8-times Paralympic Gold Medal Winner
    ‘Don’t Miss out on Talent – My Story’

Expert presentations from:

  • Mark Dyer, Lead Inclusive Design, HS2
    ‘Setting standards for our supply chain’
  • Simon Blockley, MD Guidant Group
    ‘A collaborative journey to Disability Confidence – ourselves, our customers, our supply chain’
  • Kate Headley, Director of Consulting, The Clear Company
    ‘Setting the foundations for an inclusive recruitment journey’
  • Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office & Civil Service, Disability Champion
    ‘The Civil Service approach to disability inclusive recruitment’

Award winning case studies from:

  • Delsion – Julian John, Managing Director
    ‘Positive about Potential’
  • Kelly Services – Louise Peak, On-site Operations Manager
    ‘Supporting CSR projects in local communities: spreading the word about inclusive recruitment’


  • 2017 RIDI disabled jobseeker survey results
  • 2018 RIDI Awards launch

Hosted by the headline sponsor Eversheds Sutherland at their prestigious central London offices, delegates will gain an insight to where we are at as an industry and what we need to overcome to remove the barriers experienced by disabled job-seekers.

Tickets cost £85 + VAT and are available here.