Registration opens for Workplace Pride Business Conference in Bangkok
September 8, 2016
Workplace Pride is proud to announce that registration has opened for the first Workplace Pride Business Conference to be held in Bangkok on 28 November and in cooperation with ILGA World . This important event will open the door for greater inclusion of LGBT people at work in Southeast Asia.
“We are pleased to be working with local NGO, Rainbow Sky Association, to ensure that the culture of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries are fully taken into account in the conference, particularly as this event will draw participants from the entire ASEAN region” said David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride.
ILGA is the International association working for LGBT rights in societies around the world. This Business Conference will be a side event to their annual international conference, being held in Bangkok this year, which attracts 500 delegates from many different countries. The topic of LGBT inclusion in the workplace is a largely unexplored topic in Southeast Asia, so together with Rainbow Sky, Workplace Pride and ILGA hope to foster progress among local, and international employers in the region.
“Asian culture moves to a different tune, both in the workplace and when it comes to LGBT topics in society” says Paul Overdijk, Advisory Board Member and part-time resident of Thailand. ” Workplace Pride will bring it’s decade worth of experience to the event and work with local business leaders and LGBT activists to ensure that it is correctly translated to the local context” said Overdijk.
Workplace Pride Members IBM and Clifford Chance are sponsors for the event which is open to all Workplace Pride members.
Click here to go to the Conference Website and for registration: http://bangkok2016.workplacepride.org
Workplace Pride Members and ILGA Members can attend the conference for free and will receive a promotional code separately. General Admission price is 250 Thai Baht.
If your organization has activities or employees in Southeast Asia and you would like to play a role in the conference, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.