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Speakers Announced for the Inclusion Summit at the IPC Academy Campus
13 July 2016

International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven and Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Disability Advisor of the World Bank, have been named as headline speakers for a special Inclusion Summit to be held in Rio, Brazil, between 15-16 September, to coincide with the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Organised as part of the IPC Academy Campus (in partnership with the World Academy of Sport), the Inclusion Summit will provide the ultimate forum to bring together business leaders, governments and the Paralympic Movement. Together they will discuss inclusion and accessibility, their impact on society, and how the Paralympic Games have developed into the world’s number one sporting event for driving social inclusion.

Alongside Sir Philip and McClain-Nhlapo, other confirmed speakers include Andrew Parsons, Vice President of the IPC & President of the Brazil National Paralympic Committee; Carlos Nuzman, Chairman, Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

Carla Qualtrough, Canada’s Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities; Kihong Kim, Vice Secretary General for Games Planning, PyeongChang 2018; and Eiichirou Kodama, Senior Director General, Co-ordination Division, Bureau of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Preparation, will also share their expertise with a variety of high level delegates from across the major events industry globally.

Further esteemed speakers will include Dan Brooke, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Channel 4; Bruno Ramos, Regional Director of the Americas Region at the International Triathlon Union; Shanthi Flynn, Chief HR Officer, Adecco; Magnus Berglund, Accessibility Director, Scandic Hotels; Srin Madipalli, CEO, Accomable; Neil Milliken, Head Of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion, Atos; Catherine Holloway, Senior Lecturer at University College London; Stephen Frost, Principal, Frost Included; and Todd Nicholson, Chairman for the IPC Athletes’ Council.

The Summit will be divided into three segments:

  • Understanding Inclusion (Policy Setting)
  • Inclusive Leadership (Strategy adopted in past and future host cities)
  • Delivering Inclusion (Operations, how inclusion has been applied).

A must-attend Cocktail Reception will bring proceedings to a close on 16 September and allow attendees to network with all participants of the Campus, which also includes an IPC Observers’ Programme and Games Experience Programme.

The event’s Media Partners are Sportcal, Major Events International, Around the Rings, Host City and AXS Chat.

For further information about the Inclusion Summit or any other programme in the IPC Academy Campus, please visit www.ipcacademycampus.com or contact Claire Bennett, Project Coordinator, World Academy of Sport cbennett@worldacademysport.com