The global forum to further the empowerment and inclusion of disabled people.

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony included speeches by:

  • Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal
  • Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland
  • Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, Shaw Trust
  • Euan MacDonald, Founder, Euan’s Guide
  • Jan Monsbakken, President, Rehabilitation International
  • Professor Stephen Hawking (video)

Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony included speeches by:

  • Master of Ceremony: Stephen Duckworth
  • Outgoing President Rehabilitation International: Jan Monsbakken 
  • Incoming President Rehabilitation International: Madam Haidi 
  • Dancers: CDPF performing art troupe
  • Video from Denmark – Host RI World Congress 2020
  • RI Europe: Roy O’Shaughnessy 
  • Performance: Dame Evelyn Glennie by video  
  • Performance: Drumfun