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The Inclusion Summit

Embark on an impactful journey at our summit. Join 900+ thought leaders, ministers, board members and change-makers. Unite to forge growth and innovation through the formidable forces of diversity and inclusion. Join the region’s most influential movement. Shape a brighter, more inclusive future.

Video highlights from The Inclusion Summit 2023

Impact stats

  • 900+
    Attendees
  • 90+
    Speakers
  • 7,000+
    No. pledges for gender equality in the workplace campaign
  • 318
    No. companies attending
  • 25+
    No. industries
  • $1.2m+
    Media PR value

Officially Amazing™:
A new world record for gender equality in the workplace

More than 7,000 people (both at the Summit and online) signed a pledge from noon 9 November - noon 10 November 2023, making them all Guinness World Records record-holders for ‘the most pledges received for a gender equality in the workplace campaign in 24 hours’ - and catalysts for change.

What to expect at The Inclusion Summit

Why sponsor The Inclusion Summit

Access to a captivated audience

Network with 900+ attendees including industry experts, DEI champions and decision-makers. Forge connections that will drive collaborations, partnerships and business growth.

Amplify your brand’s values

Elevate your brand by showcasing your DEI commitment. Strengthen your reputation as a change-maker for socially responsible stakeholders.

Promote your thought leadership & visibility

Place your company at the forefront of impactful discussions. Participate in speaking engagements to highlight your thought leadership and expertise.

Lead with purpose & impact

Be part of the solution. Surround yourself with knowledge and inspiration. Mingle with people who are shaping a better, more inclusive world.

Enhance employee engagement

Cultivate pride and engagement within your workforce. Attract top talent who share your values and will drive your DEI agenda forward.

Championing diversity and inclusion: Our esteemed 2023 Summit sponsors

Headline sponsor

Gold sponsor

Gold sponsor

Silver sponsor

Community partner

Official media partner

Bronze sponsor

Bronze sponsor

Bronze sponsor

Lanyard sponsor

Supporting partner

Associate sponsor

Telecom partner

2023 Speaker highlights

2023 Summit - photo gallery

Our esteemed 2023 Summit partners

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