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International Bar Association Annual Conference Seoul 2019

20 September 2019

Ronnie Neville, Partner on our Employment team, and David O'Donnell, Partner and Head of our Corporate team, will attend the International Bar Association Annual Conference Seoul 2019 in Korea from 22 to 27 September 2019.

Ronnie wil be chairing one of the sessions titled "The importance of diversity and the benefits coming from it".

Organisations across industries and borders are increasingly embracing the benefits of a diverse workforce. It is perhaps beyond debate that diversity helps business. Among the benefits of cultural, racial, and other categories of diversity in the workplace typically identified include increased productivity, creativity, profits, employee engagement and range of skills, cultural insights, improved company reputation and reduced employee turnover.

Yet with these benefits necessarily comes the challenges of working across borders, cultures, and languages. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to these problems. Companies must take account of local cultures and laws, while recognising the overall goal – but also recognising that these goals may not always accord with local standards.

This practically-oriented programme will explore these challenges and ways that multinationals are addressing them. This panel will take place on Thursday 26 September in the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea.

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