8th International East meets West Conference (ONLINE available)

8th International East meets West Conference (ONLINE available)

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The Spot

2/A Bottova

811 09 Bratislava


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IMPORTANT UPDATE: You can also join our 2022 International East meets West ONLINE.

About this event

22.7.2022 (9:30 - 17:30)



We are overwhelmed with the interest towards our conference. We are limited with in-person attendance. But the good news is that we will broadcast live the full Conference day!! We therefore recommend for you to join us on 22.7. ONLINE, from the comfort of your home or office.

When planning the 2022 East meets West Conference, we were happy to leave, after 2 difficult years, the COVID pandemic behind us. We all needed to come back to our pre-COVID LGBTIQ activities. But then an even bigger disaster hit us, the military invasion of Ukraine by Russia. East meets West (EmW) has been partnering with all CEE countries, independent of the political system that the country had as EmW focuses on all LGBTIQ communities.

So we kept the original theme of the Conference as we cannot ignore the many changes that took place in the past 2 years, adding the new challenges caused by the military conflict of which the total impact cannot yet be measured. We will talk about the possibly changed role of the business world who entered actively the arena of Diversity & Inclusion. EmW still considers them crucial partners for strengthening the LGBTIQ communities. But we will also give ample space and a voice to the situation of the many LGBTIQ groups that were forced to leave their country and are building a new network, still supporting the LGBTIQ community in their home regions.

The Program 

The East meets West Conference does not only reach out to the many NGO’s and business professionals we work with, but we offer a balanced program of key speeches, active panel discussions, specialists interventions and master type classes to everybody who is interested in the well being and strengthening of the LGBTIQ community.

Full Conference Program is available for your download


The agenda is filled with a variety of topics, treated by international speakers who will not only cover specific subjects, but gradually they will lead you to a better understanding of the Conference’s theme. It will become clear how also you can also contribute in giving the LGBTIQ business community the push to get their rightful place in the business community.

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Join us in person!

We are excited to share with you the Venue of our 2022 International East meets West Conference - The Spot at Sky Park Offices Bratislava (Bottova 2622/2, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia). It is the headquarters of now world famous Vacuumlabs.

Our 2022 Conference is for us in many ways special. You will perhaps hear the full list on July 22nd, but one of the reasons for the event to be special is that after two years we can finally meet again in person! YES! Much has changed in the last years and we need to make sure we look outside of traditional conference venues and also listen to the expectation of our audience. We want to make sure we meet in a space which evokes creativity and inspiration, and which offers many ways of networking, including a great after-conference rooftop celebration.

We are so happy we can meet you all in person. It is where the old industrial zone became the new heart of the city. We will welcome you in the world of Zaha Hadid, the first female holder of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, world-known for her modernist take on the traditional and old.

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