D&I in Grocery LIVE! Agenda

D&I in Grocery LIVE! returns this year with 75 FMCG Partners, 1,600 industry colleagues and an agenda that covers some of today’s most important D&I topics.

As Partners of the Diversity & Inclusion in Grocery Programme, you are helping to move the D&I dial by contributing to keynote speeches, inspiring personal stories and panel discussions.

This year, we will also be hearing directly from our industry leaders in the Leaders’ Panel Debate.
Partner Speed Networking and Live Lab sessions will be delivering 60+ topics in a unique and interactive format that allows delegates to create their own agenda.

As Partners of the event, we want to ensure you and your colleagues get the most out of the day so we will be holding a live webinar on Thursday 22nd September at 11:00am to give you some hints and tips on how to do this. Please register for the Zoom webinar here

We can create a diverse and inclusive workforce for our industry.

Morning Plenary


DEI Advisor and respected organisational psychologist, John opens the day, speaking about his own work in D&I and offering some thoughts about the day to come.

Stories To Inspire

Maya brings her experience to the stage as being centre point of the Moet Hennessy Pride campaign and shares the importance of bringing your authentic self to work and how she overcame ‘30 years of suppression’.

Stories to Inspire

Obiamaka speaks about her advocacy for driving gender and racial equity across all aspects of professional and cultural contexts. Listening to Obi’s story will inspire those interested in building their racial/ ethnic allyship within their organisation.

The Great Debate

Acknowledging your privilege. We have one of the most diverse workplace opportunities but how do we support all of our colleagues? How can we create the change needed across the entire supply chain?

Breakout Rotations

LIVE! Labs

11:15- 14:50

Learn from our Headline Partners, with 15 LIVE Labs to choose from including topics such as workplace inclusion, incorporate equity and allyship

Speed Networking

11:15 -14:50

Build your own agenda! Connect with partners in the industry and choose between 50+ D&I topics in an informal and energetic environment.


11:15- 14:50

Whether you want to grab food on-the-go and connect with even more D&I allies, or just take some time to reflect on the day so far, you can choose a lunch break that works for you.

Afternoon Plenary

Stories to Inspire

Dan shares the most challenging phases in his life, and how his employers stepped up to offer a supportive path. Allowing Dan to be an advocate on breaking the stigma towards mental health conversation in the workplace.

Senior Leaders Panel

This panel will challenge some of the industry’s most Senior Leaders on how their position can create real and tangible change for D&I in the grocery industry. From lessons learnt to being a D&I ally, we ask our Senior Leaders if they are really listening when it comes to D&I?

Headline Speaker

Record-breaking Paralympian & global ambassador for disability rights, Tanni delivers the keynote talk on her trailblazing life as a sportswomen and dedication for bringing disability sport to the wider audience.


We close the day reflecting on some of the key learnings that we’ve heard. John delivers some final thoughts for the day and wraps up D&I in Grocery LIVE! 2022.


Drinks Reception & Networking

To end the day come and join 74 partners, over 1,600 industry colleagues, D&I experts, and allies in our industry to network and exchange learnings from D&I in Grocery LIVE! 2022.

Find out more about our D&I LIVE Speakers


Take heart from the optimistic stories of those breaking new ground as change makers
“No other event in the calendar pulls our industry together in this way; inspiring and challenging us all to do better in the areas of diversity & inclusion. None of us have the all the answers, but by sharing and learning from each other we can become more inclusive leaders and better nurture diversity in our organisations. If you’re passionate about driving diversity and inclusion, this event will help you reach your goal. “
Vincent Barnes
Global Tesco Director, Procter & Gamble
“D&I is everyone’s business and I am delighted to join together as a total industry to combine the impact we can have in ensuring that working in grocery means working in an inclusive environment – where everyone can be themselves, have mutual respect, understanding and be the best that they can be”
Alessandra Bellini
Chief Customer Officer. Tesco PLC

Event Highlights

This programme and the associated event is held in aid of GroceryAid, the charity for the grocery industry. GroceryAid is the trading name of the National Grocers Benevolent Fund. A Registered Charity Reg. No 1095897 (England & Wales) & SC039255 (Scotland). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales No 04620683.

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