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Sommet International Formation emploi & handicap / 8-9 avril - Paris, Marriott Champs Elysée

Under the High Patronage of Mr Emmanuel Macron President of the French Republic




The future of work demands the inclusion of people with disabilities! Towards a prospective vision of employment worldwide

Global practices and laws in favour of disability employment are changing, especially in Africa, Asia and Europe, and we must adapt to these changes. At the 2019 Harkin Summit, keynote speakers from all over the world will talk to us about their experience, share their good practices and explain the challenges to be addressed, and together we will find innovative ways of improving disability employment.

Tom Harkin

Behind this summit: a man committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities and an NGO recognised internationally for its work alongside the most vulnerable.

  • United States Senator for Iowa, Tom Harkin (Ret.), founder of the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit.
  • Humanity & Inclusion (former Handicap International), co-winner of the Nobel Peace prize, committed to improving the inclusion of people with disabilities.

> Learn more about the Harkin Summit


3 big subjects on the agenda


SUBJECT 1: Laws and policies

SUBJECT 2: Responsibility of companies

SUBJECT 3: Skills and access to higher education


From an innovation perspective

From a future-of-work perspective

From a youth perspective

Inclusion at every level


Keynote speakers

You are a University
or a training center ?

• Go to our dedicated event GUDIN (Global University Disability & Inclusion Network) 


Conferences and experience-sharing in plenary sessions

• A multitude of international actors take the floor!

Breakout sessions with cross-cutting visions

• Practical peer-to-peer exchanges


Want to attend the International “Skills, Employment & Disability” Summit?
Book your place now!  

Harkin Summit, 8th April at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and 9th April at the Hotel Marriott, Paris

[ Registration closed ]


Be cautious, limited places !
In the event you have to register several participants, this will be possible at the time of final payment.
The attendance fee is 500 euros per person, which includes breakfast, lunch and a ticket to the evening networking reception. We will not request payment of this fee until your attendance has been accepted.
For urgent queries, or to learn more about sponsorship, please contact us at : summit2019 @ hi.org




April 8th - Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

37 quai Branly, 75007 Paris
Accessible entrance located at the "Terrace pools entrance" - 218, rue de l’Université


By metro / RER
• Line 9: Alma-Marceau or Iéna
• Line 8: Ecole Militaire
• Line 6: Bir Hakeim
• RER C: Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel 

By bus
• Line 42: Tour Eiffel or Bosquet-Rapp stops
• Lines 63, 80, 92: Bosquet-Rapp stop
• Line 69: Champ de Mars stop
• Line 72: Musée d'Art Moderne - Palais de Tokyo or Alma Marceau stops
• Line 82: Varsovie or Champ de Mars stop
• Line 87: Rapp-La Bourdonnais stop

By car 
• Quai Branly park - 25, quai Branly
• George V  park - 10, avenue George V
• Joffre Ecole Militaire park - 2, place Joffre

April 9th - Hotel Marriott


70 avenue des Champs-Élysées
75008 PARIS



By metro
• Line 1: "Georges V" stop

By bus
• Lines 32: "Buses" stop
• Line 73: "La Boëtie - Champs-Élysées" stop

By car
• Indigo carpark: 64 avenue Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris

Accessibility info

• Mobility disabilities: adapted parking spaces, main entrance with level access, adapted reception desk, bars and restaurants, 5 adapted rooms (door width 81 cm), bathroom with floor-level shower

• Hearing disabilities: bedrooms equipped with visual alarms connected to the audible fire alarm system

• Sign language interpreters at the summit


with the support of