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First Speakers Announced for Naidex 2024

Shani Dhanda (pictured above) will be returning to Naidex in March as a headline speaker.


Shani, who helps businesses and brands break barriers and become more inclusive and accessible for their disabled employees and customers, was recently crowned the UK's most influential Disabled Person by Shaw Trust.


Naidex has also announced that Nicole Steven, Creative Diversity Project Manager at Channel 4, will be one of the many speakers in action at this year’s event.


Her session will outline how Channel 4 provides disability representation, and how they do this authentically.


Last year the channel launched the disability code of portrayal which looked to change the quality and quantity of the representation of disabled people within their programming. Nicole will talk about how they came about creating the code and the principles that go behind delivering it.


Nicole has been at Channel 4 for eight years and has worked in scripted, unscripted and digital. She created the broadcaster’s first disability employee network, which she successfully co-ran for 4 years, and works across all off-screen initiatives to get more disabled talent into the industry, as well as across on-screen editorial representation of disability.


Naidex takes place on 20th & 21st March 2024 at the NEC Birmingham. To register for free tickets go to




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