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Dive In 2017 continues to soar with second wave of sponsorship

by Dive In

Dive In 2017 continues to soar with second wave of sponsorship

June 29, 2017, London - Dive In, the international diversity and inclusion festival for the insurance industry continues to garner support with the highest number of insurance sector sponsors since its inception in 2015. CNA Hardy, RPC and Lloyd’s join at gold level alongside Aon, Chubb, Marsh, Miller, Willis Towers Watson and XL Catlin.

This year’s silver sponsors have also been confirmed as: AIG, Allianz, Arthur J. Gallagher, Beazley, Direct Line Group, Ed, Hiscox, JLT, Markel, Novae, Prudential and Travelers, in addition to specialist recruitment festival partner Oliver James Associates.

The Dive In festival will take place from 26th to 28th September, with events in a record number of 30 locations across the globe. Events will be returning to locations such as London, New York City, Zurich, and Bermuda, as well as new cities including Beijing, Glasgow, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Madrid, Perth, Rome and Miami.

Commenting on the announcement, Steve White, CEO of BIBA and member of the Dive In Steering Committee said: “With three months still to go, I’m extremely excited by how energetic, inspiring and exciting this year’s festival is looking. Diversity and inclusion continues to be forefront in the minds of executives across the global broking and underwriting communities, a conversation I particularly noticed earlier at this year’s BIBA 2017 Connections conference.”

Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute and also member of the Dive In Steering Committee added: “Seeing the scale of collaboration within the insurance sector makes me extremely proud to be involved, and this latest announcement of further sponsorship is a testament to the festival’s importance. The message that D&I can help companies attract and retain the very best talent is now reaching more cities than ever before, underpinning the fact that we must continue to strive toward greater engagement on this topic to remain globally competitive.”

This year’s theme is the Diversity Dividend, to connect the festival content to the business case for D&I best practice. The award-winning festival is an initiative of [email protected]’s, the group that provides strategy, governance and practical support across the Lloyd’s market. The theme will ensure the focus stays on the bottom line business benefits to organisations with a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, driving productivity and innovation across the market. The [email protected]’s committee has this year established a new Dive In Steering Committee with the specific remit of shaping and delivering the Dive In festival, comprising representatives from brokers, underwriters and professional bodies including the ABI, BIBA, and CII.

Following last year’s event which attracted more than 5,000 attendees, survey data revealed that 98% felt that diversity and inclusion is good for business and 74% said that the festival has given them new ideas for practical engagement.

A video learning library of D&I content from the last two Dive In festivals is available on the website at www.diveinfestival.com and on the Dive In app, on both Apple and Android. Sponsorship is still open with more confirmed organisations to be announced imminently.