New Speakers Announced at The Economist 2nd Annual Pride & Prejudice Summit

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President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, TD Bank’s Mike Pedersen and Activist and Actress Amber Heard to Discuss the Current State and Future Progress of LGBT Rights

The Economist Events will host its Second Annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global discussion on LGBT diversity and inclusion.

WHO: Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
Mike Pedersen, President and CEO, TD Bank
Amber Heard, Actress and Activist

WHAT: The Economist Events will host its Second Annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event spanning three cities, Hong Kong, London and New York, that will catalyse a fresh global discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, particularly by focusing on the economic and business costs of LGBT discrimination and the opportunities that lie in overcoming it.

9:10 a.m.: President Bachelet will deliver the opening keynote live from Chile and discuss her push to legalize same sex marriage.

10:15 a.m.: Mr. Pederson will discuss the role of CEO’s in activating LGBT inclusion in their organizations.

4:30 p.m.: Amber Heard will discuss the role of film and the arts in pushing for progress on LGBT rights.

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017

WHERE: 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center
60 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023

For additional information, please visit http://www.Pride.Economist.com

For media interviews, please contact:
Jennifer Myers
Havas PR
Jennifer(dot)myers(at)havas(dot)com
516-582-2611

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