Empowering Change: The latest in ED&I trends at the annual ED&I in Eastern Europe Conference


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The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce (RDCC) will host its third edition of the leading Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Eastern Europe Conference. The half-day event will take place on 9 May 2024, at the InterContinental Athenee Palace Hotel in Bucharest and will bring together leaders in equality, diversity, and inclusion from throughout the region to exchange best practices, perspectives and strategies for promoting ED&I both in the workplace and beyond.

“As we continue our journey towards greater equality, diversity, and inclusion in Eastern Europe, let us remember: it only works if we join forces to drive change together, redefine boundaries and build bridges towards a more inclusive tomorrow. We have made great progress, but there are still so many things we must achieve. Join us at the ED&I in Eastern Europe Conference, where innovation meets inclusivity, and together, we’ll shape a brighter, more inclusive future for all”, Lestat Monroe, Founder of the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce, said.

With a focus on fostering cultural diversity and identity, the conference will delve into pressing issues such as implementing policies to prevent age discrimination and promoting an age-diverse workforce; attendees can expect insightful discussions on advocating for legislative changes that uphold inclusivity, equity, and diversity within the workplace and beyond; and the conference will also serve as a platform for exploring emerging trends and international insights aimed at driving regional progress in ED&I initiatives while offering forward-thinking strategies rooted in international best practices.

Opening remarks will be delivered by H.E. John Cornet d’Elzius, the Belgium Ambassador to Romania, also marking the celebration of Europe Day as Belgium currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Belgium Ambassador will be followed by H.E. José Antonio Hernández, Spanish Ambassador to Romania.

The conference will benefit from the presence of expert national and international speakers, including Perry Zizzi — RDCC President & Managing Partner of Dentons; Diana Țarfulea — Director of Engineering and Diversity & Inclusion/Women, Adobe Romania; Ana Robinson — HR Director Commercial & HR Country Lead RO, Bergenbier; Eszter Banhidi —  Head of HR Hungary & HRBP CEE Topline, CEE DEI Lead Danone; Estera Anghelescu – Recruiting & Employer Branding Director, Kaufland Romanian and Moldova; Luminița Florea — People & Culture Director, Philip Morris Romania; Timeea Marin — Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, NTT DATA Romania; Bogdan Florișteanu — People & Culture Director, Heineken; Gabi Mihaela Comănescu — Employment Services Coordinator, Motivation Romania Foundation; Biljana Radonjic Ker-Lindsay — Associate Director, Head of Access: Skills & Employment | Gender & Economic Inclusion, EBRD UK; Siobhan Randell – Senior DEI Business Partner, Knight Frank UK; Sebastian Siuchta — Executive Director, Polish Diversity Chamber of Commerce; Radu Szekely — President, Dare to Learn Foundation; Ayla Mengazi — HR Transformation and Development Director, BRD and Flavia Tioc – Senior Project Manager | DE&I Coordinator, OMV Petrom.

The event is free of charge, but registration is necessary. To secure your seat, please register HERE. Don’t miss this chance to join the conversation and be part of the ED&I movement in Eastern Europe. We look forward to seeing you there.

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