The second ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Grocery’ conference - spearheaded by Tesco, P&G, Coca-Cola European Partners, Mondelez International and Accenture in collaboration with GroceryAid - will take place at Wembley Stadium on 12 March.
The conference aims to make the grocery and consumer goods industry a more welcoming and inclusive place to work.
This year’s event is set to welcome over 1,000 people from more than 150 companies to discuss topics such as gender equality, disability, LGBTQ+ and cultural inclusion, flexible working, mental well-being, unconscious bias and mentoring. Sponsors including C-Store’s sister title The Grocer.
Former Arsenal captain and England footballer Alex Scott, who made history as the first female Sky pundit on a Sky Sports’ Super Sunday, will join the line-up of speakers. She is described as a “passionate champion for diversity and inclusion”.
Representatives from major companies in the industry are set to attend, including Heineken, KP snacks, KraftHeinz, Mars, Premier Foods and Colgate to name but a few.
Tickets for the event are priced deliberately to make the opportunity to learn accessible to everyone in the industry, in all roles and at all levels.
All proceeds raised from this event go to GroceryAid, the charity for the grocery industry.
Tesco’s chief customer officer Alessandra Bellini said: “The outstanding feedback we received from last years’ event proved there is appetite to learn from each other how we can collectively make the Grocery and Consumer Goods industry a more welcoming and inclusive place to work.
“We know that when people feel able to bring their whole selves to work it has a huge impact on their wellbeing, productivity and ultimately their businesses.”
To see the full agenda and book tickets, visit https://www.diversityingrocery.co.uk/book-now/.