Global insurance diversity fest to make a new splash

Dates revealed as ‘Dive In’ festival returns for third year with ‘Diversity Dividend’ theme

Global insurance diversity fest to make a new splash

Insurance News

By Louie Bacani

Mark your calendars – the dates have been revealed for this year’s “Dive In,” the international diversity and inclusion festival for the insurance industry.
The returning diversity fest will take place from September 26 to 28 in global hubs such as London, New York City, Zurich and Bermuda. Events will also be held in new locations including Beijing, Perth, Melbourne, Leeds, Mumbai and other cities to be announced soon.
Major industry players Marsh, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Aon are again festival sponsors, joined by Chubb and Miller.

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The theme of this year’s Dive In – the third since its launch in 2015 – is “Diversity Dividend.” It aims to ensure that the “focus stays on the bottom line business benefits to an organisation of a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, driving productivity and innovation across the market.”
“The Dive In festival is a catalyst for the global insurance industry that inspires collaboration around the key issues of talent and innovation,” said Aon UK CEO Dominic Christian.
“Bold, brave initiatives like this are needed to drive the agenda for inclusive working cultures and customer centricity to keep the insurance sector focused on staying globally competitive and relevant,” added Christian, who also chairs Inclusion@Lloyd’s, the group that initiated the festival.
Last year’s Dive In fest attracted more than 5,000 people. Following the event, survey data revealed that 74% of the attendees gained new ideas for practical engagement. Also, 98% felt that diversity and inclusion were good for business.

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