#LEADNetwork23  #DoingNotTrying  #TheInclusiveJourney 



All about the largest Diversity &
Inclusion event for the European FMCG &
retail sector with a unique focus on
gender equality

Our theme this year is "Doing not Trying: The Inclusive Journey" as we come together on this path of creating more equitable workplaces. While all of us are at different stages of this journey, there’s a lot we can learn from authentic stories and personal experiences, while we find determination through actionable insights and celebrate our achievements.

From gender and inclusive leadership to inspiring stories from committed leaders and companies, we'll share knowledge and set the stage for your personal journey. Let's explore together and bring solutions to the forefront!

Join us, along with over 800 on-site and 1,000 virtual leaders from our industry to step-change the future of Diversity and Inclusion either in person in Düsseldorf or by participating virtually in the plenary sessions.

5 Reasons to Attend the LEAD Network
Diversity & Inclusion Event

Learn, connect, and grow your career while promoting gender equality

1. We discuss key challenges in diversity and

Are you ready to be inspired? Look no further than the actions of authentic leaders, organisations, and the industry as a whole, who are tirelessly striving to achieve gender equality at all levels. They are breaking down barriers, challenging the status quo, and paving the way for a brighter future for women everywhere.

This year, our theme is "Doing not Trying: The Inclusive Journey". Come and join us to hear about the actions that CEOs and senior leaders want to take to disrupt and eliminate the workplace bias that affect the careers of women.

2. Learn, discuss and get inspired

Advancing diversity is a prerequisite for a more righteous and equal world. Business needs to harness all the resources at its disposal and your support of our mission is vital to reach our objectives in the CPG & retail sector. It’s building equity. It is the right thing to do.

3. Invest in your personal and career development

A single space, two days, and many opportunities to embrace this year's theme and commit to doing, not just trying. Let's learn from each other's experiences and celebrate our successes along the way. Together, we can create a world that is truly inclusive and welcoming for everyone.

4. Networking

Connect with top executives from across the sector, and take advantage of high-quality networking and business development opportunities.

We recognise that creating a truly inclusive society requires action, not just words. That's why we're committed to doing the hard work of making real progress towards this goal. We believe that by working together, we can achieve a more just and equitable future.

5. Experience Düsseldorf

Make sure to take advantage of your visit to explore Düsseldorf and discover all the amazing things it has to offer. From the famous Rheinturm tower to the historic Old Town, Düsseldorf has something for everyone. Don't miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, try new foods, and make unforgettable memories during your stay in this beautiful city on the river.

What last year’s event attendees said

Super rewarding feeling to be surrounded by so many DE&I believers. Thanks a lot for organising that very inspirational event. The feedback from my SC Johnson team is very positive. The speakers were super well prepared and the content was very engaging.

Aleksandra Dziubdziela

Manager, Marketing Commercialization,
Home Cleaning SC Johnson

Thank you so much for organising an exceptional experience at LEAD Conference. It was amazing, with strong speakers, super attendance, well organised, etc. Meeting in person after 3 years, the magic of networking, it was fantastic!

Petra Brand

Partner EY Consulting

In front of more than 800 business leaders, I recalled that my mission is to ensure that Carrefour employees come in the morning with a smile to satisfy our Customers and make the company prosper. To achieve this, we use several levers. First of all, diversity brings richness and complementarity. Gender equality contributes to the balance of our organisation. Listening to younger generations allows us to be constantly looking to the future. Inclusion is the basis of caring. And finally the valuation of skills allows social mobility.

Rami Baitieh

CEO Carrefour France

Starting the week energised and inspired after last week's #LEADNetwork22 conference in Paris! Too many interesting takeaways to share although it all comes down to the following statement: "Diversity starts with Inclusion".

Matt Sevenants

Talent Partner E2E Supply Chain North West Europe,

So the question is - why has a man, with two teenage sons (not daughters) - just spent two days as part of the 20% male attendees at the annual LEAD conference sharing ideas and agreeing actions to promote female careers in our industry?
Simple. Because of the amazing women who have been role models, mentors, supporters, coaches, friends, colleagues, inspirations throughout my life. From my Mum, my sister, my amazing wife, too many others to list! I want to ensure our industry is a place that attracts and retains more of these people who will make a difference.

John Hobson

VP & CIO, Kellogg Europe at Kellogg Company

High representation of executives, everyone open to network and exchange, all industry relevant players, hands-on ideas and advice

Conference Attendee

Our Diverse and Inclusive Attendees

These are the numbers of our 2022 Paris event.

The conference participants


Total Attendees


Live Attendees


Virtual Attendees