OMTF CONFERENCE : THE VALUE OF INCLUSION

How to create a more successful organisation by embracing diversity, with advice and insights from leading law firm Travers Smith


As arts practitioners, we can always learn from other sectors.  Join us and other opera and music theatre colleagues to hear from representatives of a range of sectors and people who are successfully achieving change.  Plus sessions on Unconscious Bias, Marketing, Wellbeing, Fundraising and Managing Diversity policies.

Contributors include: composers Shirley Thompson and Raymond Yiu; Aesha Zafar, BBC North ; Bill Bankes-Jones, Tête à Tête ; Justine Themen, Belgrade Theatre ; Katie Tearle, Edition Peters ; Petroc Trelawny, broadcaster ; Richard Willacy, Birmingham Opera Company ; Samir Savant, London Handel Festival ; Suzanne Hay, National Orchestra of Wales ; Sylvia Montello, Kobalt Music Services ; Vanessa Reed, PRS Foundation; plus key speakers from Travers Smith, Pride in Football, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Just Like Us.  We'll hear their stories and start to identify practical solutions for the opera sector whether in relation to BAME, disability, gender, LGBT or social privilege.

This event is suitable for everyone who wants to develop the opera and music theatre sector’s vitality, relevance and resilience and will have something to offer to individuals and organisations of all sizes.

Travers Smith has a market leading Diversity and Inclusion Programme, and was recently awarded Diversity/CSR Initiative of the Year at the Business Legal Awards.  Their approach is to celebrate difference to achieve better results; to better serve their clients; and to create a more rewarding and stimulating place to work.  The firm is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, and to driving forward progress on diversity and inclusion within the business world more broadly and in wider society.

Hosted by Travers Smith, London EC1A, October 18.  Get tickets here