Countdown to the big day


Provisional Agenda

Friday, 18 November London Business School, 26 Sussex Pl, London NW1 4SA
16:00-17:00 Participant Registration Reception (hosted by AT Kearney)
17:00-17:05 Welcome Speech Mark Page
AT Kearney
17:05-17:10 Welcome from the Dean Sir Andrew Likierman
London Business School
17:10-17.30 Keynote 1 Xavier Bettel
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
17:30-17.50 Keynote 2 Jan Gooding
Brand Director, Aviva
17:50-18.30 Sponsor Company Presentations Our sponsors: BCG, Bain, McKinsey, AT Kearney, KPMG, Cisco, Salesforce, CMS, Barclays, European Inv Bank, Google, HubTownCity, doubledutch, ThermoFisher.
18:30-20.00 Career Fair Dining Room / Marquee
19:30-20:00 Networking Session Dining Room / Marquee
Sponsored by Smirnoff
21:00-23:00 Dinner Kupp
Sponsored by McKinsey
Saturday, 19 November CMS, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon St, London EC4N 6AF
09:30-10:10 Check-in & Coffee Reception sponsored by Salesforce
10:10-10:15 Welcome Speech Chris Ciauri
10:15-10:30 Welcome from Out In Business Nick Deakin and Alberto Padilla
Co-presidents, Out in Business
10:30-11:00 Keynote 3 Jean Mouton
Senior Partner, BCG
11:00-11:45 Panel – Authenticity at Work: Curse or Blessing Our attendees have the potential to become the CEOs, leaders and role models within their organisations. Society is increasingly celebrating LGBT+ leaders and we’d love to hear about how we can be outstanding leaders, true to our inner selves. What does inclusive leadership look like? Have you seen or experienced any opportunities, or challenges, because of someone’s background, sexuality or leadership style?
11:45-12:30 Panel – LGBT graduate: Your Toolkit to Success We want to use this session to equip our attendees with a roadmap for their personal development – to enable them to thrive in the workplace. What skills, mindsets and networks would you recommend newly graduated students to develop? Moreover, acknowledging that it is illegal to be gay in over 70 countries we would love to hear your advice on how to navigate the challenges we might face when working in countries which are hostile to LGBT+ people?
12:30-13:45 Lunch Sponsored by Bain & Co.
13:45-14.30 Break-out Sessions 1 Various
14:35-15:20 Break-out Sessions 2 Various
15:20-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45 Panel: LGBTs Rising to the Top Recent studies by The Economist showed that 2/3 of respondants cited that C-suite management are those who can do the  most to influence LGBT workplace advancement. We know there is a significant under-representation of LGBT+ people at the C-suite level, but you have made it. How do you reconcile this and how did you make it to the top?
16:45-17:15 Keynote 4 Lord Black
Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group
17:15-17:30 Closing Speech Nick Deakin and Alberto Padilla
Co-presidents, Out in Business
17:30-18:30 Networking Session Sponsored by Cisco
21:00-02:00 Dinner and celebration ACE Hotel
Sponsored by BCG
Sunday, 20 November ACE Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ
12.25-12.30 Introduction Chris Leiter
Global Executive & COO, Global Healthcare Practice, KPMG
12.30-13.00 Keynote 5 Todd Pierce
CDO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
13.00-15.00 Brunch Sponsored by KPMG