On Thursday 14th July, the second Dive In festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance will open up registration for its 2016 programme which takes place this year over three days from 27th – 29th September.
Such was the success of the first festival that Dive In has gone UK-wide and international. York, Bristol, Manchester and Chatham will be hosting Dive In UK events alongside 9 other countries who will stage 22+ of their own Dive In branded events in and around the festival: Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland and the US. The companies market is also getting involved this year which is extending the festival campaign reach to 1million+ people, making Dive In unique as an international, sector-wide, concurrent D&I festival event.
A new mobile App has been designed for iPhone and Android devices which is packed with relevant content as well as making it easy to register for events on the move. This will supplement online registration at the festival website www.diveinfestival.com.
The festival message, which is stitched through all event content, is that the insurance sector needs to be future fit and ready to reap the bottom line business benefits of a more inclusive workplace culture. This year’s themes have been expanded to include families and carers and multi-generational workplaces alongside last year’s subject areas: gender, multicultural, LGBT and workability. From the stresses of caring for ageing parents to making the most of time with the family, there is a broader range of themes this year to ensure that everyone can find relevance in the programme.
Bring the Boss
In London, there are sessions to tempt even the busiest managers along including rugby international Ben Cohen on being an effective ally, cricketer Nasser Hussain on the strengths of multicultural team diversity, Alistair Campbell on coping with depression, and Claire Balding on levelling the playing field as a jockey and sports presenter. A list of events in other locations is available on the App and online.
About Dive In
Dive In is an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a strategic collaboration between the Corporation of Lloyd’s, IUA, LIIBA, and the Lloyd’s Market Association. It was launched in 2015 and has picked up multiple awards as a Diversity Champion and for Employee Engagement.
Key sponsors for 2016 are XL Catlin (platinum), Aon, Aspen, MS Amlin, Marsh and Willis (gold), Beazeley, JLT, Liberty, Markel, Novae, Travelers (silver) and KPMG as global partner with many more organisations from the Lloyd’s and Companies markets and their suppliers offering financial support, providing venues and organising events.
All events are open to everyone who works in the insurance industry to attend free of charge with prior registration.
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See hashtag: #diveinfest