The Economist Events will host its third-annual 24-hour event spanning three cities globally to continue driving impactful discussions about how to push the global LGBT agenda forward as political shifts in the rich world threaten progress.
NEW YORK, May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 24, 2018, The Economist Events will host its third annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event hosted by The Economist Events across three cities – Hong Kong, London and New York. This year's summit will continue to challenge and push forward the global conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, with a focus on evaluating how advocacy can translate these discussions into meaningful action to improve the legal rights and societal treatment of LGBT people worldwide.
Chaired by The Economist editors, Pride and Prejudice 2018 will include a panel of speakers comprising of chief executives, politicians and activists, such as:
- William Barber, pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church
- Cecilia Chung, senior director of strategic projects, Transgender Law Center
- Robin Diamonte, chief investment officer, United Technologies
- Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, vice-president, Costa Rica
- Brian Krzanich, chief executive, Intel Corporation
- Daniel Lee, president, Levi Strauss Foundation
- Jessica Matthews, founder and chief executive, Uncharted Power
- Tony Prophet, chief equality officer, Salesforce
- Kenji Yoshino, chief justice earl warren professor of constitutional law, New York University School of Law
- Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group
- Alison Brittain, chief executive, Whitbread
- Matt Brittin, president, EMEA business and operations, Google
- Sir Roger Carr, chairman, BAE Systems
- Sir Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister, United Kingdom
- Bruce Daisley, vice-president, EMEA, Twitter
- Moya Greene, chief executive, Royal Mail
- Tamara Ingram, worldwide chief executive, J. Walter Thompson
- Raymond Chan, member, Legislative Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
- Maureen DeROOIJ, chief executive, Asia-Pacific, ABN AMRO Bank
- Sean Fitzgerald, co-president, Federation of Gay Games
- Tadashi Fujita, executive vice-president, Japan Airlines
- Shane Hodges, vice-president, Asia-Pacific, American Airlines
- Tomoya Hosoda, councillor of Iruma, Japan
- Tomoko Nakagawa, mayor of Takarazuka, Japan
- Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom, director, international human rights division, department of rights and liberties protection, Ministry of Justice, Thailand
- Raghu Raman, group president, Reliance Industries
- Geraldine Roman, congresswoman, House of Representatives of the Philippines
- Marina Walter, country director, India, United Nations Development Programme
- Wei Xiaogang, co-chair, Beijing Queer Film Festival
Over the past several months, The Economist Intelligence Unit has conducted a global survey of executives to examine current attitudes towards advocacy and the perceived effectiveness of corporate advocacy initiatives, and to assess how advocacy correlates with corporate strength. The findings will be presented at each summit and will contribute to the discussions in each location.
Pride and Prejudice is sponsored by AlixPartners, Morgan Stanley, T. Rowe Price, William Blair, Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., American Airlines, Biogen, Nomura, Ogilvy & Mather, Heidrick & Struggles, Manulife Financial Corporation and the United Nations Development Programme. Porter Novelli and Kreab are the public relations partners.
For more information on the full program and speakers, visit the event website.
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