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L&D Summit | Abu Dhabi
Masterclass: 13 May 2024
Conference & Exhibition: 14 - 15 May 2024
Certified Programs: 16 - 17 May 2024
Ritz Carlton Grand CanalAbu Dhabi, UAE

Jessica Smith
Paralympian | Speaker | Author at Jessica Smith OAM


Jessica Smith is an Australian Paralympic Swimmer, critically acclaimed children’s author and an accomplished and highly sought after international motivational speaker and MC. Jessica has shared her story and insights across many platforms throughout schools, universities, businesses and community organisations, including the United Nations.

She combines personal experience and her academic research to formulate strategic initiatives to help people understand the complexities associated with diversity and inclusion.

Jessica is inspired by diversity and inclusion initiatives within the corporate and community fields; combining extensive knowledge in Diversity & Inclusion and Public Health with real life advisory experience acquired to bring together the puzzle pieces and create positive outcomes for her clients.

Known for fostering trusting, professional relationships with colleagues and clients alike, Jessica has built a solid reputation for providing considered and informed advice which resolves varying challenges associated with diversity and inclusion. Driven by integrity and respect at all times, Jessica safeguards and builds relationships with longevity; delivering results with wisdom and attentive diplomacy.

Her continued advocacy was recently acknowledged by the Australian Government, when she was awarded Australia’s highest honour, the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her commitment to sport and the community.

Agenda Sessions

  • Welcome address

  • Closing comments by the conference chair

  • Welcome address

  • Closing comments