Global Business and Disability Network - China Chapter (GBDN-China) Annual Conference 2020

Under the theme “Unlocking Potentials and Creating Momentum for Success in Future Workplace”, the 2020 GBDN-China Annual Conference creates a space for sharing insights, initiatives and perspectives.


9.00am - 6.00pm, 11 December 2020, Beijing time


Amber East Hotel, Guangzhou, China. Online participation available upon RSVP.


Chinese, some speakers will share in English

9.00am-9.30am Opening Remarks

  • Ms Claire Courteille-Mulder, Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
  • Mr Chen Xuejun, Chairman of Guangzhou Disabled Persons' Federation
  • Ms Grace Xiang, Vice President of Accor China, Chairman of GBDN-China
  • Mr Li Xiaoliang, Representative of "Top Ten Most Beautiful Charity Families in Guangzhou in 2020", President of Amber East Hotel 

9.30am-10.15am Dialogue with Chairman: Challenges and possibilities of diversification

  • Ms Latonia Knox, Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Flextronics
  • Ms Grace Xiang, Vice President of Accor China, Chairman of GBDN-China
  • Mr Chen Feibao, Chairman of Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical Co., Vice President of GBDN-China

Keynote session

10.15am-11.00am Session I: The Trend and Opportunities under the New-Normal after Covid-19
  • Mr Adrain Lo, Senior Engagement Manager of McKinsey & Company
  • Ms Debra Ruh, CEO of Rue International
  • Ms Lin Lv, Director of Human Resources Department of Volkswagen (Tianjin)
11.15am-12.00pm Session II: New Possibilities for Policy-Driven Business and Disability
  • Mr Wen Kai, Deputy Director of Education and Employment Division, Guangzhou Disabled Persons' Federation
  • Professor Ye Jingyi, Director, Institute of Labour Law and Social Security Law, Peking University and Vice President and Secretary General of the China Society of Social Law Studies
  • Professor Liao Huiqing, Professor of Department of Social Work, South China Agricultural University, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

12.00pm-12.20pm Product Launch

!NDEX - Social, Instant, Distributed Employer inclusion Index beta launch
  • Dr. Marielza Oliveira, Director of UNESCO Office in China
  • Ms Wang Ying, Deputy Secretary-General of GBDN-China

12.20pm-12.30pm Group photo of guests and participants

12.30pm-1.45pm Lunch break

Keynote session

1.45pm-2.15pm Session III: Business Commitment Matters in Disability and Inclusion
  • Mr Stefan Tromel (online), Senior Specialist in Disability of the ILO and Head of GBDN Global
  • Ms Caroline Casey, The Valuable 500 Founder

Case sharing

  1. 2.15pm-3.00pm Vocational Training for Decent Work Opportunities
  • Mr Wang Shengqiang, Dean of Guangdong Lingnan Institute of Technology
  • Ms Zhang Jingyi, Head of Human Resources Department of LinkedIn
  1. 3.00pm-3.30pm Technology for Workplace Accessibility
  • Ms Zhu Xi, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager of Public Relations Department, Xiaomi Technology Co. LTD
  • Ms Nina Zhou, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Department, Thoughtworks
  • Ms Yang Hua, Secretary-General of Accessibility Research Association

  1. 3.30pm-4.00pm Responding to the Diverse Needs of Employees with Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Ms Angela Gu, Global Inclusion & Diversity assistant of Flextronics (Zhuhai)
  • Ms Mao Xiangling, Graduate supervisor of Hunan Normal University, Executive Director of Hunan Social Psychology Association

4.20pm-4.25pm Brief Introduction of  "GBDN-China Road to Success" project

  • Ms Wang Xinxin, Director of Corporate Affairs Department, Standard Chartered Global Business Service Center
  • Ms He Zhaoying,  beneficiary of the "GBDN-China Road to Success" project

4.30pm-5.30pm Display and introduce new service products for people with disabilities

5:30pm-5:45pm Conclude the event

Outdoor exhibition: new types of service products and services for the disabled to display and experience


GBDN-China, EasyInclusion


ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
China Disabled Person's Federation
Accor Hotel
Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical
Flextronics (Zhuhai)
Amber East Hotel
Philanthropy College, Lingnan Institute of Technology

Media and Technical Support

Linkedin China
China Network
Social Innovator

More information and registration for participation at: