In brief: Speakers line up for equality talks

Speakers including Equal Opportunities Commission chair Kamlesh Bahl, European commissioner Padraig Flynn and Simon Sperryn of the London Chamber of Commerce will discuss whether equality is an expensive luxury at a conference at the Ramada Hotel, Gatwick this Friday. The one-day conference will draw together research findings and practical experiences from leading employers in the UK and other European Union member states. For further information telephone 0161 838 8301.