FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced its association with Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity (RISE) 2021 as its official logistics partner. The event is Pride Circle’s annual flagship event, and India’s premier and biggest LGBT+ conference, job fair, and marketplace.
This year the virtual event will be held May 4-8, 2021, and will host more than 1,000 changemakers, business leaders, organisations, students, diversity and inclusion professionals, advocates, and experts from around the world.
The event will include three tracks: the conference, focused on conversations around diversity, inclusion, and belonging; the job fair, connecting a very large pool of LGBT+ students and experienced professionals; and a marketplace, featuring products and services from micro-, small-, and medium-sized LGBT+ owned businesses from across India.
As the official logistics partner, FedEx Express will support the event by shipping event gifts to over 100 participating speakers across the country and around the world.
Commenting on the association, Mohamad Sayegh, vice president Operations for FedEx Express in India said, “Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and gender equality is an integral part of our culture, and we are delighted to support the RISE 2021 event this year. We are delighted to support initiatives that foster a diverse culture and empower inclusive environments.”