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IRX & eDX 2023

Inclusion & diversity in modern commerce

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“The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.”

Denise Morrison (Retired CEO and President of Campbell Soup Company)

A forum for passionate retail leaders from diverse backgrounds

As the third largest exhibition organiser in the world, Clarion Events has a role to play in building an industry where everyone feels like they belong and are valued.

The launch of a new conference track at IRX & eDX 2023 - on Thursday 25 May - dedicated to inclusion and diversity will provide a fantastic opportunity to bring together passionate retail leaders from under-represented backgrounds in one place on one day, to network, learn and form lasting relationships.

Diversity in RetailIt will provide a safe place to enable you – whatever your race, gender, religion, disability and background – to build a support network of like-minded professionals, hear from others fighting similar battles, join discussion groups, gain skills and most importantly, to come away feel valued and inspired.

Listen to inspiring keynotes, take part in networking sessions and join discussions on a range of topics in the roundtable sessions.

If you're interested in hosting a roundtable, helping leading a networking session or feel you have a fantastic case study to share on the stage please get in touch here >>.

NOW IS THE time to talk about inclusion and diversity in modern commerce.


Now is the time to talk about inclusion & diversity

Represented organisations

Diversity in retail     The Women's Domain     Women in eCommerce UK       Manchester Metropolitan University Business School     Google      Wickes     MACH Alliance     RS Components     JD Sports


Thursday 25 May 2023

  1. Theatre 4
    Tables will be themes, and delegates can select where they wish to sit. Themes might include: women in leadership, race equality, inclusion in the workplace, mentorship. 
  2. Theatre 4
  3. Theatre 4
    Retail leader keynote - Building resilience
  4. Theatre 4
    Panel session: Diversity in leadership
    Panel to include retailers and vendors and will discuss how a diverse leadership team will give an organisation greater depth and breadth of experience and perspective.
  5. Theatre 4
    A series of roundtables including: Ethnicity in retailing: From ethnic owned brands to the ethnic consumers: How can we create more diversity and inclusivity in retailing  Religion and beliefs: Servin ...
  6. Theatre 4
    Panel session: Embedding DE&I into an organisation
    A panel of retailers, vendors and industry experts will discuss various DE&I strategies to ensure inclusion is firmly embedded in the company culture. 
  7. Theatre 4
    Small groups will move around the room meeting new people, developing rapport, brainstorming and making new connections in a quick-fire manner - to see if there is mutual interest to support each othe ...
  8. Theatre 4

Partners and advisory board