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2020 China Forum Agenda

Join Out & Equal on December 7th for an evening of fun and networking! The goal of our Pre-Forum Networking Happy Hour is to have a good time, build new connections, and be ready to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the Out & Equal LGBTQ China Forum the following day.

On December 8th, we will host the 3rd annual 2020 LGBTQ China Forum, which brings together hundreds of company leaders for a half-day of an enlightening plenary discussion focused on LGBTQ inclusion journeys throughout the region. Following the panel will be the opportunity to join breakout groups to discuss key points, ask questions, and engage in peer-to-peer learning and networking.

*All times are listed in China Standard Time (CST)

Monday, December 7  

TimeSessionDetails
18:00-19:00Pre-Forum Networking Happy Hour  Casual happy hour networking session with rotating breakout groups

Tuesday, December 8 

TimeSessionSpeakers & Details
9:00-10:15Part 1: Opening Words & Plenary Discussion: IBM’s Journey to Advance LGBT+ Inclusion in AsiaDeena Fidas, Managing Director & Chief Programs and Partnerships Officer (Out & Equal); Tony Tenicela, Global Leader of Marketplace Diversity (IBM); Rich Cruz, ASEAN D&I Leader (IBM); Midori Sugita, Japan D&I Leader (IBM); Troy Fan, Greater China Group D&I Leader (IBM)  
10:15-10:30BREAKBREAK
10:30-11:30PART 2: Breakout Group Discussions & Closing WordsDive deeper into the topics and learn more by joining us for interactive breakout group discussions, moderated by our facilitators.

Deena Fidas, Managing Director & Chief Programs and Partnerships Officer (Out & Equal); Tony Tenicela, Global Leader of Marketplace Diversity (IBM); Rich Cruz, ASEAN D&I Leader (IBM)
Midori Sugita, Japan D&I Leader (IBM); Troy Fan, Greater China Group D&I Leader (IBM); Jimmy Chen, EAGLE GCG Chapter Lead (IBM)

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