The Economist Events will host its third-annual 24-hour event spanning three cities globally to continue driving impactful discussions about how to push the global LGBT agenda forward as political shifts in the rich world threaten progress.

On May 24, 2018, The Economist Events will host its third annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event hosted by The Economist Events across three cities – Hong Kong, London and New York. This year’s summit will continue to challenge and push forward the global conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, with a focus on evaluating how advocacy can translate these discussions into meaningful action to improve the legal rights and societal treatment of LGBT people worldwide.

The third annual Pride and Prejudice Summit hosted by The Economist Events takes place  in Hong Kong, London and New York and will be livestreamed around the clock to a global audience. This year’s summit will continue to challenge and push forward the global conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, with a focus on evaluating how advocacy can translate these discussions into meaningful action to improve the legal rights and societal treatment of LGBT people worldwide.

Chaired by The Economist editors, Pride and Prejudice 2018 will include a panel of speakers comprising of chief executives, politicians and activists, such as:

Hong Kong
•Raymond Chan, member, Legislative Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
•Maureen DeROOIJ, chief executive, Asia-Pacific, ABN AMRO Bank
•Sean Fitzgerald, co-president, Federation of Gay Games
•Tadashi Fujita, executive vice-president, Japan Airlines
•Shane Hodges, vice-president, Asia-Pacific, American Airlines
•Tomoya Hosoda, councillor of Iruma, Japan
•Tomoko Nakagawa, mayor of Takarazuka, Japan
•Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom, director, international human rights division, department of rights and liberties protection, Ministry of Justice, Thailand
•Raghu Raman, group president, Reliance Industries
•Geraldine Roman, congresswoman, House of Representatives of the Philippines
•Marina Walter, country director, India, United Nations Development Programme
•Wei Xiaogang, co-chair, Beijing Queer Film Festival

London
•Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group
•Alison Brittain, chief executive, Whitbread
•Matt Brittin, president, EMEA business and operations, Google
•Sir Roger Carr, chairman, BAE Systems
•Sir Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister, United Kingdom
•Bruce Daisley, vice-president, EMEA, Twitter
•Moya Greene, chief executive, Royal Mail
•Tamara Ingram, worldwide chief executive, J. Walter Thompson

New York
•William Barber, pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church
•Cecilia Chung, senior director of strategic projects, Transgender Law Center
•Robin Diamonte, chief investment officer, United Technologies
•Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, vice-president, Costa Rica
•Brian Krzanich, chief executive, Intel Corporation
•Daniel Lee, president, Levi Strauss Foundation
•Jessica Matthews, founder and chief executive, Uncharted Power
•Tony Prophet, chief equality officer, Salesforce
•Kenji Yoshino, chief justice earl warren professor of constitutional law, New York University School of Law

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