BDF conference 2017: Disability-smart procurement, suppliers and partners (description)


Address:20 Cavendish Square London, , United Kingdom
Event dates:4/11/2017 - 4/11/2017 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Penny Mordaunt MP, George Selvanera, Lucy Ruck, Nasser Siabi OBE
  • Business and Economics
Organizer phone:02074033020
Offering type:Conference
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Host Sponsor:Business Disability Forum
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Currency:British Pounds
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In order to do well for disabled colleagues, candidates and customers, it is essential that suppliers and partners are disability-smart across all key areas of the business such as recruitment, ICT, facilities management, training and; development, the customer experience and occupational health and safety. When your suppliers and partners do not factor in disability: Disabled candidates do not apply for, or get interviewed for roles. Colleagues that become disabled or acquire health conditions are less likely to be retained. Disabled customers move their business elsewhere. Facilities become progressively more inaccessible as employees age and become disabled or acquire health conditions. Disabled visitors and customers may also find access to your facilities challenging. Building disability-smart organisations relies on suppliers and partners having the right know-how to improve inclusion for all employees, candidates and customers, including those with disabilities. BDF’s November 2016 research report Key aids and barriers to effectively engaging suppliers and partners reveals that: Only one in four businesses review contracts with third-party suppliers and partners to ensure that they deliver on the requirements for inclusion and accessibility. Less than two in five businesses report having had discussions with suppliers and partners about how they approach disability outside of formal processes. BDF is also delighted to provide all delegates with free access to new guidance we are launching, 'Step by step: Achieving disability-smart outcomes in work with suppliers and partners' which gives delegates practical tips and advice to support each stage of any procurement process to achieve more for your people and your customers with disabilities and health conditions. We look forward to seeing you there!


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fee Details:

Non BDF Members: GBP 199.00
BDF Members: GBP 149.00

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Contact Person:Jesse Newton
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Organizer Phone02074033020
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Host Sponsor; Other SponsorsBusiness Disability Forum
Event Site/VenueRoyal College of Nursing
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Multiple locations or dates?No
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Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?Yes
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Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?No
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