Industry’s International Diversity & Inclusion Festival to Be Held Sept. 26-28

April 12, 2017

The insurance industry’s third annual diversity and inclusion festival, called Dive In, will be held Sept. 26-28 at events across the globe.

Marsh, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Aon are continuing their year-on-year support of the festival and will be joined this year for the first time by Chubb and Miller.

Sponsorship is still open, said a statement from Dive In. (See below for contact details).

This year’s theme is the “Diversity Dividend,” promoting the business case for diversity and inclusion (D&I) best practice. “The theme will ensure the focus stays on the bottom line business benefits to an organization of a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, driving productivity and innovation across the market,” said Dive In.

This year’s festival will return to global locations such as London, New York City, Zurich, and Bermuda, as well as new cities including Beijing, Perth, Melbourne, Leeds, and Mumbai, with further locations to be announced soon.

The festival is an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, the group that provides D&I strategy, governance and practical support for the Lloyd’s market.

The Dive In festival provides a catalyst for the insurance industry to drive “inclusive working cultures and customer centricity to keep the insurance sector focused on staying globally competitive and relevant,” said Dominic Christian, chair of Inclusion@Lloyd’s and CEO of AON UK.

The Inclusion@Lloyd’s committee this year has established a Dive In Steering Committee with the specific aim of shaping and delivering the Dive In festival. It comprises representatives from brokers, underwriters and professional bodies including the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA), and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the Dive In statement said.

Survey data from last year’s event, which attracted more than 5000 attendees, revealed that 98 percent felt that D&I is good for business, while 74 percent said that the festival has given them new ideas for D&I engagement, added Dive In.

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