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Inspire event to encourage diversity and inclusion in built environment

5 April 2019

Chris Keast, chair of the CIOB’s Diversity Special Interest Group, will be one of several key industry speakers at the forthcoming Inspire Summit in Manchester.

Supported by leading industry bodies, the summit returns for its third year on 5 June. Over the course of a one-day conference, industry leaders will give talks on diversity and inclusion (D&I) and how to inspire a new generation – irrespective of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability – to embrace a career in the built environment.

The event is organised into three main themes: personal development, recruitment and retention.

In its two previous years, the summit focused on encouraging gender equality and inclusion for women across the construction, engineering and housing sectors. While this remains a key focus, under-representation does not end there,  so the organisers have widened their focus in 2019.

In the evening of 5 June, the Inspire Awards will also return for a second year,  with categories honouring the most inspiring individuals, companies and projects.

The summit will take place at The Hilton, Manchester.

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