6th October 2023
InterContinental London - The O2
Now sold out - new virtual ticket offer available!
Cost of virtual ticket: £175 + VAT
Due to unprecedented success D&I in Grocery LIVE! is sold out! To be as inclusive as possible we have created a virtual ticket experience where virtual ticket holders will enjoy live streaming of all main stage plenary sessions.
The added benefit is that our new virtual offering will increase accessibility for everyone and will also include BSL interpretation of all sessions, meaning we are reaching more colleagues than ever before, across all levels of the business, including shop, factory and global teams.
D&I in Grocery LIVE! is the only event that brings 85+ partners and 1600 change makers together to collectively inspire, connect, learn and understand how to deliver measurable impact.
Join us for a day like no other in the D&I calendar.
Cost of the virtual ticket: £175pp + VAT
Born in Lagos Nigeria and raised in East London, Ade survived polio as a youngster and went on to succeed as an international Paralympic wheelchair basketball player, renowned broadcaster and author to the inclusive children’s book series, Cyborg Cat.
Today Ade is known for his exceptional public speaking and live hosting for countless sporting events including his BAFTA award winning coverage of the 2012 Paralympics on C4, co-hosted with Clare Balding.
As event host, Ade will navigate attendees throughout the day, introducing industry colleagues sharing personal stories, facilitating our Great Debate Panellist's and welcoming Key-note speaker Naomi Sesay, Head of Creative Diversity at Channel 4.
Naomi Sesay, Head of Creative Diversity at Channel 4 is delivering the keynote speech at this year’s D&I in Grocery LIVE! event. Naomi will reveal how the industry can creatively move the dial and create impact within diversity and inclusion, demystifying the sticking point of change and moving it into a new place of action.
Using twenty years’ experience in television and media, Naomi has devoted her career to serving as a powerful advocate for diversity and inclusion, becoming a trailblazer for social enterprise. Her experience will bring welcomed insight into the creation of tangible progress.
STORY TO INSPIRE
In 2017, Alex Fishwick left prison a free man determined to turn his life around following years of chronic drug addiction, suicide attempts, and prison sentences. Booths supermarket in Penwortham offered Alex a job as a customer assistant, which provided an invaluable gateway to creating a better life for himself and his family.
Since leaving prison and getting clean through AA meetings, Alex has transformed his life, graduating from university in 2022 with a 1st in Psychology and Criminology. Today, Alex speaks to young people in gangs, prisons, schools and police teams about the possibilities of change, he has even spoken at the House of Lords. Now father to a two year old little boy, Alex credits the opportunity that Booths gave him as playing a huge role in his recovery, shining a light on the incredible impact inclusivity can have on an individual and generations to come.
Booths is currently rolling out an initiative to both offer work opportunities to offenders who are released on temporary licence and support the work of the Employment Advisories Boards in the North West. Alex is a key voice to support the understanding of what an ex-offender may need from a business as they return to the community from confinement.
JOIN THE 2023 PROGRAMME
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Headline Partners receive 25 tickets, Major Partners receive 10, SME Partners receive two tickets. If you have a bespoke partnership, check your sign-up email for the quantity or contact us
We are almost sold out for D&I in Grocery LIVE! 2022, to purchase tickets visit the Book Now page.
Headline & Major Partners can host a Speed Networking session (an informal 20-minute session repeated 10 times across the day) on a D&I topic of their choice at the event. Contact us if you would like to host a session for 2023.
Headline Partners can host a 25-minute LIVE Lab. This is a formal learning session, where the audience has headphones, silent disco style. This session is delivered twice across the day on the D&I topic of their choice. Contact us if you would like to host a LIVE Lab for 2023.
The agenda for D&I in Grocery LIVE 2022 has been finalised. If you are interested in speaking at the event for 2023 then contact us.
We welcome any organisation from the grocery industry to our event, it's a great opportunity to get a taster of the programme.