Moray MacLennan, M&C Saatchi Worldwide CEO, says, "Making D&I week international is essential. It forces us to think about what diversity and inclusion mean in different cultures and regions of the world. [It is] essential, because it means different things in different places."

The week-long series of events featured talks from creatives such as Emerging Scene in the UAE, champions of Emirati female artists, a 'Five Days of Difference' themed event in Johannesburg and cultural food exchanges in Jakarta. London participants also attended a headline talk with industry visionary Cephas Williams on his 56 Black Men Project.

Taking place between Monday, 23 September and Friday, 27 September, the events also aimed to complement M&C Saatchi Worldwide's membership of the Inclusive Employers Network, alongside Macmillan Cancer Support, Nestle and Transport for London.

Sereena Abbassi, M&C Saatchi Worldwide's head of culture and inclusion, concludes, "The launch of the M&C Saatchi D&I is about actively showing our commitment to the grassroots organisations that sit within our local markets so that we continually evolve and become an organisation that is truly representative of everywhere."

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