2018: Build Competitiveness Through Openness
Delivered by role models and international diversity experts from Fortune 500 companies, startups, and global initiatives.
The two-day program brings to you the latest trends, inspires positive changes, and equips you with best practices.
The program may be subject to change.
14 November 2018 - Conference Day
Venue: Budapest Music Center
Main Stage: Global perspective
9:00-9:30 Registration & warming up: coffee and tea to start the day
9:30-9:40 Opening remarks by the organizers: Melinda Miklos, WeAreOpen, CEO
Breakout: War for talents
Join us in the Library
11:10-11:50 DISCUSS: Employer branding beyond words: Creativity- and credibility-fueled employer branding campaigns focusing on open corporate culture.
Facilitator: Zita Kulcsar Co-Founder, Employer Branding and Talent Strategist, Worki
11:50-12:30 DISCUSS: Building belonging: One step forward - what comes after having a diverse workforce?
Facilitator: Miklos Ban, CEO, espell; co-founder and Board Member of WeAreOpen
Join us in the Loft
11:10-11:50 GET INSPIRED: Changing customer expectations? A trend on the rise: unbiasing ads
11:50-12:30 GET INSPIRED - Think Global, Act Local: Creating a Diversity Assessment Framework across Countries and Cultures
15:00-17:00 CEO session: Contributing to a research to be presented in front of a global audience in 2019
- Separate registration required; limited availability for the 2 hours long discussion: firstname.lastname@example.org -
In partnership with Open for Business, a global organization promoting inclusion at the workplaces.
How can the private sector advance diversity and LGBT+ inclusion in societies across Central and Eastern Europe? The UN Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle LGBT+ discrimination says that companies have a responsibility to act in the public sphere – but what does that mean? And what has been done in Central and Eastern Europe so far that can inspire corporations in other regions? This session for C-suite representatives will examine ways in which companies can work together to create more diverse and inclusive environment. It will also discuss the economic and business case for doing so.
The outcome of this session will go to a global audience and inform 100+ global companies’ decisions when they work on how they can act in the public sphere to promote diversity and inclusion.
The learnings of the session will be presented as a WeAreOpen - Open for Business co-authored segment of Open for Business’ global research that is to be published together with the UN at a prominent global event in 2019.
Main stage: Get inspired
13:30-14:00 Dare to be you
14:00-14:45 What to get prepared for? - A panel discussion with the Advisory Committee Members of WeAreOpen, the organization behind OPEN Conference
Moderator: Miklos Ban, CEO, espell; co-founder and Board Member of WeAreOpen
14:45-15:05 Trans@Google: Supporting Transgender Employees in the Workplace
15:05-15:25 Challenging the buzzwords
15:25-15:40 Break (coffee, tea, snacks)
Breakout: Build from scratch
Join us in the Library
15:40-16:20 GET INSPIRED: Developing the business case for your company: How to find the number and build the argument that can drive positive change.
16:20-16:50 ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing the Gemius x WeAreOpen national research about gender equality at the workplaces
16:50-17:30 DISCUSS: The first steps: Introducing frameworks to build on. Cross-industry panel discussion and debate about the top 10 things on your todo list when you organization's start working for diversity and inclusion.
Facilitator: Csaba Faix, Partnership Lead, WeAreOpen
Lead by example
Join us in the Loft
15:40-16:10 DISCUSS: Driving positive changes
16:10-16:25 GET INSPIRED: The Future? - With AI for a diverse workforce
Celebrate WeAreOpen's 5th birthday with us!
Meet the openness-championing business community, influencers, representatives of organizations and nonprofits.
Five years went by quickly; we have worked together with over 1,000 organizations, hundreds of individuals, to show millions: it is worth being open.
This evening we will remember what we achieved together and more importantly, look into what comes next and how far we can come with the openness-championing business community.
15 November 2018 - Deep Dive Day
Venue: WeAreOpen Partner Companies
In a set of workshops and deep dive discussions, OPEN Conference will give you the opportunity to learn from best practices and share yours.
Meet at Citi's HQ
9:30-10:00 Arrival, registration Please do not forget to bring your ID card with you.
10:00-10:45 Best practice sharing by Klara Tatar-Kis CE5 Cluster HR Head (CHRO, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria) at Citi
10:45-11:45 Building inclusion - A business imperative. A panel discussion about diversity, LGBTQ inclusion in companies and LGBTQ businesses.
11:45-12:30 Break, snacks
12:30-14:30 Integrate diversity into your organization's employer brand communication
14:30-16:00 Workshop on Roma inclusion with Integrom
by Kornelia Magyar, Program Manager, Integrom
Meet at Eaton's HQ
CHANGE in the schedule **Sorry for the inconvenience it may cause, the reason for the change is an unexpected fire alarm test in the building where Eaton operates. You see below the updated schedule. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.**
Instead of 9:30-10:00 the arrival and registration are between 10:15-10:30. Please do not forget to bring your ID card with you.
10:45-12:45 Workshop with Claire Harvey, Paralympian, CEO of Diversity Role Models
12:45-13:15 Lunch and Learn: Best practice sharing by Eaton
13:15-15:15 Learn to handle difficult discussion by Andrew Hefler, Chief Trainer, Dramatrix