Diversity Experts to Meet at Conference Board Meetings in May and June

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Conference Board

    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversity experts will meet in San
 Diego in May and in New York City in June to discuss diversity -- talent,
 leadership, competition, and issues -- in the new economy.
     The Conference Board's 2001 Annual Diversity Conference -- Diversity in
 the New Economy -- will be held May 2-3 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort
 in San Diego and June 19-20 at the Marriott World Trade Center in New York.
     The meeting is sponsored by BP and UBS Warburg and is presented with
 assistance from Deloitte & Touche, in alliance with Scendis, IBM, Next Step,
 Pepsi, and Pitney Bowes.
     "We are now well beyond Workforce 2000, where demographic trends toward
 greater diversity have met and exceeded expectations," says Michael L.
 Wheeler, Conference Program Director.  "Our competitive global economy
 challenges traditional corporations internally, externally, and competitively,
 and creates an ever-expanding demand for tapping into and unleashing diverse
 talent."
     The opening keynote address will be delivered in San Diego by Horace B.
 Deets, Executive Director, AARP, and in New York by Robert Wolf, Managing
 Director, Fixed Income Group, Chair, Diversity Steering Committee, UBS
 Warburg.
     "A Status Report on Corporate Diversity: Where is Progress Being Made?
 Where Are We Falling Short?" will be addressed by Steven Young, Vice
 President, Diversity, Chase Manhattan Bank.
     "Diversity Competencies: The Role and the Function -- Successfully Driving
 Inclusion in the New Economy" will feature results of The Conference Board's
 latest research on the corporate diversity function.
     "Global Diversity Strategies: Think Global Act Local" will be examined by
 Christopher J. Metzler, Esq., Senior Vice President, Scendis, and Anju
 Bhargava, Senior Consultant, IBM Global Services.
     Concurrent sessions include:
 
     *     Hispanics, Our Fastest Growing Population: Trends and Implications
           from Labor Pool to Consumers and Business Partners
     *     Politics: Updates and Implications for Diversity Under a New
           Administration and Political Environment
     *     Generational Differences: Synergizing Talent, Experience, and
           Different World Views
     *     Taking the Dis out of Disability -- Hearing from the Source, and
           Sourcing This Untapped Talent
     *     The Pace of the New Economy: Go Fast Strategies for Diversity
     *     Diversity Education and Training
     *     Employee Affinity Groups: Tapping Internal Talent for Business
           Success
     *     Industry Specific Workshops -- including manufacturing, high tech,
           financial services, and government/not-for-profit.
 
     Media are invited to attend the conference free of charge and can register
 by calling Frank Tortorici at (212) 339-0231 or Carol Courter at
 (212) 339-0232.  A FULL COPY OF THE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE CONFERENCE
 BOARD'S WEBSITE -- http://WWW.CONFERENCE-BOARD.ORG.
 
 

SOURCE The Conference Board
    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversity experts will meet in San
 Diego in May and in New York City in June to discuss diversity -- talent,
 leadership, competition, and issues -- in the new economy.
     The Conference Board's 2001 Annual Diversity Conference -- Diversity in
 the New Economy -- will be held May 2-3 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort
 in San Diego and June 19-20 at the Marriott World Trade Center in New York.
     The meeting is sponsored by BP and UBS Warburg and is presented with
 assistance from Deloitte & Touche, in alliance with Scendis, IBM, Next Step,
 Pepsi, and Pitney Bowes.
     "We are now well beyond Workforce 2000, where demographic trends toward
 greater diversity have met and exceeded expectations," says Michael L.
 Wheeler, Conference Program Director.  "Our competitive global economy
 challenges traditional corporations internally, externally, and competitively,
 and creates an ever-expanding demand for tapping into and unleashing diverse
 talent."
     The opening keynote address will be delivered in San Diego by Horace B.
 Deets, Executive Director, AARP, and in New York by Robert Wolf, Managing
 Director, Fixed Income Group, Chair, Diversity Steering Committee, UBS
 Warburg.
     "A Status Report on Corporate Diversity: Where is Progress Being Made?
 Where Are We Falling Short?" will be addressed by Steven Young, Vice
 President, Diversity, Chase Manhattan Bank.
     "Diversity Competencies: The Role and the Function -- Successfully Driving
 Inclusion in the New Economy" will feature results of The Conference Board's
 latest research on the corporate diversity function.
     "Global Diversity Strategies: Think Global Act Local" will be examined by
 Christopher J. Metzler, Esq., Senior Vice President, Scendis, and Anju
 Bhargava, Senior Consultant, IBM Global Services.
     Concurrent sessions include:
 
     *     Hispanics, Our Fastest Growing Population: Trends and Implications
           from Labor Pool to Consumers and Business Partners
     *     Politics: Updates and Implications for Diversity Under a New
           Administration and Political Environment
     *     Generational Differences: Synergizing Talent, Experience, and
           Different World Views
     *     Taking the Dis out of Disability -- Hearing from the Source, and
           Sourcing This Untapped Talent
     *     The Pace of the New Economy: Go Fast Strategies for Diversity
     *     Diversity Education and Training
     *     Employee Affinity Groups: Tapping Internal Talent for Business
           Success
     *     Industry Specific Workshops -- including manufacturing, high tech,
           financial services, and government/not-for-profit.
 
     Media are invited to attend the conference free of charge and can register
 by calling Frank Tortorici at (212) 339-0231 or Carol Courter at
 (212) 339-0232.  A FULL COPY OF THE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE CONFERENCE
 BOARD'S WEBSITE -- http://WWW.CONFERENCE-BOARD.ORG.
 
 SOURCE  The Conference Board