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Work Global, Act Sectoral, INSSO Conference and Global Skills Debate
03 Oct 2011
RSA, London

Sponsored by multinational brand Pearson, publishers of the Financial Times, the conference has been described as the "World Economic Forum" for jobs, growth and skills, with both the INSSO conference and Global Skills Debate taking place on the same day. There will be high profile - expert speakers - from industry skills organisations as far afield as Australia, India, New Zealand and Canada. You will also hear from senior policymakers at supranational bodies such as the OECD, ILO, UNESCO and European Commission.

Event summary film
Welcome & introduction from the sponsor Nigel Snook,
CEO, Education Development International (A Pearson company)

Part 1: industry skills perspectives, ‘working with employers’
Facilitator Andrew Cardozo described Canada’s focus on labour market information and certification • Boosting workplace productivity in Australia, Bob Paton, CEO of Manufacturing Skills Australia and Jeanette Allen, CEO of Service Skills Australia, Industry Skills Councils Forum • Why has the Netherlands delivered higher employment and skills levels despite the global recession?, Peter Cras, CEO of Kenniscentrum Handel, the sector skills organisation for the Dutch trade sector • Supporting the global food and drink manufacturing sector: are skills academies the answer? Jack Matthews, CEO, Improve Ltd (Sector Skills Councils, UK)

Part 2: national skills perspectives, ‘working with sectors’ Panel debate
Facilitator: Katie Epstein, INSSO associate director • Dilip Chenoy, CEO of National Skills Development Corporation of India • Michael Davis, CEO of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills • Robin Shreeve, CEO of Skills Australia • Manuel Hubert, Officer responsible for pan-European SSCs, European Commission

Part 3: global perspectives, ‘working internationally’ Panel debate
Facilitator: Erica Cumming, CEO, HITO, New Zealand • Christine Evans-Klock, Director of employment and skills, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva • Pierre Mairesse, Director, Lifelong learning policies and 2020 strategy in the European Commission (DG education and culture), Brussels

Concluding remarks Simon Dancey
Nations and International Director, Creative & Cultural Skills (SSC) and INSSO board member.

The Global Skills Debate

The Global Skills Debate - promotional video