Living Wage Summit - 7 December

7:45 Registration open
8:00 – 9:00 Networking breakfast


09:00 – 09:10 Welcome:​ Welcoming and framing the discussion
Moderator Christian Thorun, Founder and Managing Director of ConPolicy
09:10 – 09:20 Opening speech: Achieving Living wages
Daan Wensing, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Board of IDH​​
09:20 – 09:35 Keynote speech: Calling for action
Hajar Yagkoubi, Next Generation Keynote Speaker, Co-founder Network 2100
09:35 – 10:45 Talk show panel:​ Scaling up and accelerating living wage action through multi-stakeholder collaboration

  • Alison Tate, Director of Economic and Social Policy at the International Trade Union Confederation
  • Anouk Heilen, Head of Global Sustainability (Equity and Social Inclusion) at Unilever
  • Carole Maman, Chief Investment Officer of Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO)
  • Caoimhe Buckley, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Fyffes
  • Sonia Cordera, Chair Living Wage Roadmap Steering Committee; Deputy Director at IDH
  • Steven Collet, Ambassador Business & Development at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
10:45 – 10:55 Introduction to the Living Wage Action Guide:​ Launch of the IDH Living Wage Action Guide, a tool aimed to support companies to close the living wage gap.
Carla Romeu Dalmau, Senior Innovation Manager, Better Jobs at IDH
10:55 – 11:15 Coffee break


11:20 – 12:25 World Café An interactive plenary to share ideas and common successes
12:25 – 13:25 Networking lunch + Marketplace ​ An extended opportunity for participants to network and meet other participants to share their experiences of achieving progress on living wages in their organization or their industry


13:25 – 13:40 Keynote speech: Practical solutions towards living Wages
Ewa Skotnicki, Senior Brand Communication Manager at Fairphone
13:40 – 13:50 Afternoon introduction Getting together to share some of the morning’s findings and framing the afternoon’s activities
13:55 – 14:40 Break-out 1 / Practical session: ​ Breakout sessions aimed at presenting concrete recommendations and lessons learned for speeding up and scaling up living wage action across sectors
14:45 – 15:30 Break-out 2 / Practical session: ​
15:35 – 16:20 Break-out 3 / Practical session: ​
16:20 – 16:25 Return to Plenary ​
16:25 – 16:55 Closing Speech Conclusions & Closing

  • Daan Wensing, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Board of IDH
  • Frank Vandenbroucke, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health of Belgium, in charge of Development Cooperation and of the Major Cities Policy
17:00 Networking drinks



Check the other Living Wage Summit pages for the full speaker lineup, agenda and other practical details.

We recommend that you make your travel arrangements as soon as possible as we recognize that Brussels will likely be busy in December.

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