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The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to host second Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Central and Eastern Europe Conference

The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce (RDCC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are proud to be organising the second regional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Central and Eastern Europe Conference: Today and Tomorrow on Wednesday 29 June 2022, from 09:00 to 16:30, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest.

The event will focus on the military conflict in Ukraine and digitalization as disruptive factors impacting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.

Over the past decades, we have made tremendous progress in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. So it is crucial that we don’t lose those gains due to military conflict or that we ensure those gains are maximized via digitalization.” Perry V. Zizzi (photo), President of the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce and Managing Partner of Dentons Romania, said.

War, fragility, as well as climate change and digitalisation create enormous challenges for people and communities across the region. Tackling these requires the talent, ingenuity and commitment from all in society, regardless of gender, age, or other backgrounds. By promoting equality of opportunity for all, EBRD seeks to unlock human capital in all its diversity, for a more inclusive and sustainable future.” Barbara Rambousek, Director of Gender and Economic Inclusion of EBRD, said.

Speakers will include Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist, Charlotte Ruhe, EBRD Managing Director of Central and Southern Europe, Barbara Rambousek, EBRD Director for Gender and Economic Inclusion, Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality, Inez Murray, CEO of Financial Alliance for Women, Megan Bishop, Economic Officer of the US Embassy Bucharest and Igor Ostrowski, Global Co-Chair of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at Dentons.

The conference is sponsored by CTP, Dentons, Google, Japan, Kaufland Romania & Moldova, Raiffeisen Bank and VISA, with the support of Embassy of Finland in Bucharest, Embassy of Italy in Bucharest, Embassy of Spain in Bucharest, Embassy of Norway in Bucharest, Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest, U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, the French Institute, Belgian-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce, Romania-Portugal Chamber of Commerce, Professional Women Network and Social Innovation Solutions.

Registration before the event is required and only registered participants will be guaranteed a space. More details about the agenda of the conference are available HERE, while the registration link is accessible HERE.


About The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce


The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce (RDCC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion in the Romanian business community and supports the development of the Romanian economy through the implementation of greater diversity and inclusion.  As such, the RDCC is a forum for activities that bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including women, LGBTQ+, Roma, disabled and other disadvantaged groups and community and business leaders. Their vision is to create a business organisation that promotes professional development opportunities, community resources and networking events. The RDCC also offers a certification program useful to multinational businesses that wish to ensure the diversity of their business partners.

Learn more here: www.rdcc.ro


About The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


The EBRD is a multilateral bank that promotes the development of the private sector and entrepreneurial initiative in 38 economies across three continents. The Bank is owned by 71 countries as well as the EU and the EIB. EBRD investments are aimed at making the economies in its regions competitive, inclusive, well-governed, green, resilient and integrated.

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