Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry

Harris Hagan is pleased to partner with KnowNow for its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry conference on 22 May 2018, which will be led by the chair of Global Gaming Women (“GGW”) Europe, Bahar Alaeddini. In addition, John Hagan will chair the panel, Creating a culture of diversity throughout the entire organisation, where he will be joined by the following speakers:

• Andrew Bulloss and Caroline Lacey, Odgers Berndston
• Anna Hemmings, CEO, GamCare
• Micky Swindale, KPMG
• Tina Southall, Director of People, Gamesys

Neil McArthur and Sarah Gardner, Executive Directors at the UK Gambling Commission will also be speaking on the panels, A view from a regulator and The benefits of diversity, respectively.

Following GGW’s ICE session last month which addressed how to change the position of women within the gambling industry, this conference will continue to look at the benefits, commercial or otherwise, of implementing a wider policy of diversity and inclusion, for both employment and consumer reasons. For instance, McKinsey research states that companies listed in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to have above average profitability compared to companies in the bottom quartile. The additional sessions below provide a comprehensive look at different angles on how businesses and the industry as a whole, can drive change for greater equality, diversity and inclusion.

Equal education – helping all students understand career options in gambling
Rachel Jones, Chair of the Board of Trustees, YGAM

Diversity driving innovation, innovation driving diversity
Lydia Barbara, Head of Innovation, Microgaming

The changing face of the customer – developing pro-duct for a diverse audience
Johan Törnqvist, CEO, Play’n Go

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for all members of the industry to get involved and on board with doing the right thing which will ultimately benefit business as well.

Harris Hagan and KnowNow look forward to welcoming you to participate in this timely and important discussion. Register here for tickets.

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