The fourth Dive In Festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance will reach more cities than ever in 2018, marking outstanding growth since its inception in 2015 according to its organisers.
Events this year will be spread across three days from 25 – 27 September in 26 countries, returning to locations such as Bermuda, London, Perth, Zurich, as well as new cities including Amman, Tokyo, San Antonio, and Wellington.
Attendees will have the chance to browse and book events after 12 July, when registration is set to go live in London and select international locations.
The festival has continued to garner support with the highest number of gold sponsors from the insurance industry. Gold sponsors this year include: AIG, Aon, Chubb, CNA Hardy, Guy Carpenter, Lloyd’s, Marsh, Miller, Prudential, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin, and Zurich, alongside gold festival partner Kennedys.
Silver sponsors have also been confirmed as: Allianz, Beazley, Ed, Direct Line Group, Gallagher, JLT, Markel, MS Amlin, Renaissance Re, Travelers and THB, with festival partners Oliver James Associates and Resource Solutions.
This year marks the start of a two-year campaign, Awareness into Action. After three years of raising awareness of the business case for diversity and inclusion, the global movement now looks to harness the energy of previous years to encourage action across the sector.
In 2017 CEOs from across the industry singled out time as the biggest barrier to achieving inclusive cultures in their organisations. Dive In is helping insurance get fit for the future, highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change. Its unprecedented growth bolsters its strength as the first unique collaboration of sector organisations for D&I in the world.
“The Dive In Festival is a catalyst for the global insurance industry that inspires collaboration around the key issues of talent and innovation,” said Dominic Christian, Chair of Inclusion@Lloyd’s and global chairman of Aon Benfield International. “Our fourth year is a good time to focus our combined efforts on translating the growing awareness into action – supporting our industry’s ability to thrive and stay globally competitive and relevant.”
In 2017, the festival attracted more than 7,000 people in 17 countries and 32 cities.
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