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RI World Congress Wins “Best Conference Legacy" Award

30 September 2016

The Rehabilitation International (RI) World Congress, an international inclusion event  won the “Best Conference Legacy” award sponsored by Marketing Edinburgh. 

Andrew Parkins (pictured), Programme Director of the RI World Congress 2016 was delighted to accept the award for “Best Conference Legacy” at the Edinburgh Ambassador dinner at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

The 23rd RI World Congress is hosted by Shaw Trust and will bring together 1000 delegates and 200 speakers, committed to creating a more inclusive and accessible world for all.

Through this award, Marketing Edinburgh has recognised the effort that has gone into developing a lasting impact on inclusion and accessibility for the city.
The RI World Congress team is indebted to local charities and businesses for guidance on accessibility, and to the wider local community for providing over 30 volunteers, who will support delegates and gain valuable experience in delivering the event.

Held every 4 years, the event is a unique opportunity to build a stronger international movement aimed at eradicating barriers preventing disabled people from leading a more independent life.

The timing of this event could not be better, as this year marks the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The congress will be held on 25-27th October at the EICC, Edinburgh. More information can be found here (opens in new tab or window)
Rehabilitation International (opens in new tab or window) (RI) works to improve disabled people’s lives by providing an international stage for ideas, experiences, research and information on best practice. Notably, in 1969 the global organisation created the International Symbol of Access.
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Thank you to Simon Williams Photography (opens in new tab or window) for the image above. 

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