Dive In confirms details of ninth festival

Diversity, equity, and inclusion event back with new initiative

Dive In confirms details of ninth festival

Diversity & Inclusion

By Terry Gangcuangco

Dive In – the festival for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in insurance – will be back for its ninth edition on September 26.

The theme of this year’s three-day festival is “Unlocking Innovation: The Power of Inclusion,” with events to be held both in person and virtually. In 2022, Dive In featured 150 events across 40 countries. The global attendee count of 34,000 was the highest since the first-ever festival.

“We are proud to witness the continuous progress of inclusive cultures in our industry,” Lloyd’s culture head Mark Lomas said in an emailed release. “Last year, over 40% of registered individuals acknowledged the insurance industry’s increased diversity and inclusivity since the inception of Dive In in 2015.

“This year, we spotlight the impactful policies and initiatives resulting from the Dive In Festival, fostering continuous improvement and driving innovation through our reverse mentoring initiative."     

To be introduced at Dive In 2023, the reverse mentoring initiative aims to see the continued sharing of experiences, perspectives, and learning post-festival. The goal is to foster connections between Lloyd’s market leaders and individuals at all levels.

“We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just business objectives but urgent necessities,” commented Lloyd’s strategy & innovation head Tom Allebone-Webb. “By actively involving the commercial side of businesses, we can fuel the much-needed innovation required in our industry.

“Everyone across the insurance industry will benefit from engaging with the festival to motivate them to take the necessary actions to make an inclusive and more innovative future a reality.”

Confirmed festival partners for Dive In 2023 are AIG, Allied World Assurance, Aon, Arch, Aviva, Axis Capital, AXA XL, BMS, Chubb, CNA Hardy, DLA Piper, Everest, Gallagher, Howden, Kennedys, Liberty Mutual, Lloyd’s, Markel, Moody’s, Munich Re, RenRe, SCOR, Sompo, Tokio Marine Kiln, Travelers, and WTW.

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