Business Disability Forum conference 2018

Theme: Disability In The Modern Workplace

At Business Disability Forum we help our Members to take a whole organisation approach to improving performance on disability for to make it easier to employ and do business with disabled people. While disability is traditionally viewed as an HR issue we know that each area of a business needs to understand how disability affects them. 

We will be discussing the following topics and further details will be released in the coming weeks:

  • The future of work - where will it be done, using what device and technology and what will the modern workplace look like? Most importantly, what do current and future developments mean for disabled employees?
  • Identity and multi-generational working - Keeping pace with technological developments is a challenge for any employer or employee. We will explore the challenges of data monitoring when identity, particularly for younger employees is fluid and ageing employees in the workforce are reluctant to identify as disabled.
  • The modern workplace is a global workplace – Hear about what other countries and companies who operate internationally are doing in the disability space.
  • Technology - Bring your phone, tablet or laptop along and let our experts show you built-in accessibility features that you might never have known about that will help everyone, regardless of disability, to work smarter.


Diane Lightfoot Sarah Newton MP Lucy Ruck

Diane Lightfoot, Chief Executive Officer at Business Disability Forum

Sarah Newton MP, Minister for Disabled People

Lucy Ruck, Technology Taskforce Manager at Business Disability Forum

Bela Gor Angela Matthews, Senior Disability Consultant at Business Disability Forum  Daniel Wiles
 Bela Gor, Head of Campaigns, Resources & Legal at Business Disability Forum Angela Matthews, Advice Service and Policy Manager at Business Disability Forum  Daniel Wiles, Disability Consultant at Business Disability Forum
Kate Nash OBE   Brendan Roach
Kate Nash OBE, Creator and CEO of PurpleSpace and Business Disability Forum Associate Phil Friend OBE, Director, Phil & Friends Ltd and Business Disability Forum Associate Brendan Roach, Senior Disability Consultant at Business Disability Forum

Venue and accessibility

The conference will be held at The Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0RN

20 Cavendish Square is the headquarters of Business Disability Forum Member, The Royal College of Nursing. Centrally located in Marylebone, the venue is fully accessible and close to transport links.

For more information about the venue, please visit the 20 Cavendish Square website here.

Register your place today!