Below you will find answers to the frequently asked questions about GIOF.

What is GIOF?

Global Inclusion Online Forum is the first online event of such a type and scale designed to bring together world’s leading diversity and inclusion executives, HR consultants, and D&I activists together with business owners and managers who are looking for ways to make their businesses more inclusive and, as a result, more profitable and more successful. Learn more about the GIOF here!

When will the GIOF take place?

The Forum will take place on May 20–27, 2021. You can find out more about the agenda of the event here.

Who are the speakers?

Among the Forum’s speakers and attendees are representatives of such world’s biggest organizations engaged in the fight for human rights and diversity, as UN Women, the United Nations Foundation, International Labour Organization, Human Rights Campaign, Women in Tech, Wikimedia Foundation, and others. There is a number of world’s leading corporations who delegated their senior diversity leaders to speak at the forum: Amazon, Bloomberg LP, Danone, Deloitte, EY, IBM, IKEA group, Pfizer, SAP, Sodexo, Unilever, Wipro and others. Get to know our speakers here!

How do I get a ticket?

Tickets are easily purchasable online through our website. There are several categories which are eligible to receive free access to the event: diversity & inclusion NGO activists who cannot afford the ticket price, journalists, and reporters. We also have a special package for D&I startups as part of our startup program.

Which types of tickets are available?

You can purchase a ticket for a panel day or a workshop. Keep in mind that each panel day ticket holder enjoys a 20 % discount for one ticket to each workshop. Please go to our WORKSHOP section to check the available sessions!

Can I get a discount for a ticket?

Yes. We offer tailored packages for groups of 10+ guests. Contact us to get a tailored group package of more than 10 tickets with a discount.

Can I get a free ticket?

We provide free tickets to individuals in need from non-profit organizations fighting for the rights of underrepresented groups across the globe.

Are tickets refundable?

You are eligible to cancel your purchase of the ticket without giving any reason and to receive a reimbursement of payments any time prior to 1 calendar day before the Online Forum. The refund will be made in the same form as the original payment was received (for example, a credit card payment will refund to the same credit card account number). You acknowledge that all refunds are subject to deduction of $10 transaction fee. Find out more about our policies here.

How to use my ticket?

A ticket will be sent to your email address after it’s been purchased on our website. Five days before the event, you will receive access to the Forum’s online streaming platform. You will need to log in to get access to networking, panel discussions, keynotes, startup expo, and other events. Please keep in mind that the panel days ticket is valid for two days.

To access workshops on the days following the panels, you will need to purchase a separate ticket for each workshop. Each panel days ticket holder enjoys a 20% discount for one ticket to each workshop.

What payment cards do you accept? 

We accept payment cards that support 3D Secure verification (e.g., Visa, Mastercard).

My payment is declined, what should I do?

Be aware that your payment may be declined if the location of your bank is in the following countries: Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Libya, Burundi, Nigeria, Mali, and Ukraine. The list of countries that do not apply for regular payments may be updated depending on the new regulations of the UAE. If your payment is declined, please contact our support team to work on a solution.

Will I get a video recording of the forum?

Yes. Those who purchase tickets will get a 30-day access to the panel recordings afterwards. However, it is prohibited to share the videos without Organizers’ permission.

What are Startup Pitch Contests?

The Global Inclusion Online Forum Startup Pitch Contest is one of the first startup pitches that offers a platform to early stage startups that are dealing with inclusion issues. Entrants will compete in 3 categories, such as Inclusion Solutions, Financial Services, and HR Solutions. To know more about the contest’s details and who may apply visit this page.

I love your website but I’ve got some feedback. Do you want to hear it?

Absolutely! Drop us a line on support@inclusionforum.global and we’ll happily discuss it with our team.

Who do I contact with a press query?

Email media@inclusionforum.global with your specific query and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Still got questions?

Visit our main page or leave a support request here.

Hope to see you at the Global Inclusion Online Forum soon!