Social Mobility in IP:
Working together to create a more inclusive profession
We were delighted to partner with Hogan Lovells to host a panel discussion on social mobility in the IP professions. From 4 to 6 pm on Tuesday 24 September 2019, we talked with not-for-profit organisations and other businesses about their work to improve social mobility within the legal professions, and explored opportunities for the IP sector to get more closely involved.
We began with a keynote speech from Nicholas Cheffings, Chair of PRIME, followed by a series of short talks from organisations and charities tackling these issues, including:
A group discussion then followed, to consider how IP sector businesses can learn from existing outreach campaigns and implement similar initiatives in their own sector. The speakers answered questions from the floor and audience members contributed their own ideas and experiences, in an engaging and illuminating Q&A session.
Hogan Lovells kindly hosted drinks, bites and networking after the main event: a great opportunity to continue the conversations and cement new contacts.