Dive In Festival confirmed for 2018 following this year's high turn out

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Dive In Festival has been confirmed for another year, with 2017 counting the highest number of events, attendees, sponsors and participating countries to date.

The third Dive In event concluded last week following events being held in 32 cities across 17 countries; with 2017 reaching 1.8 million insurance workers.  

Earlier this year, research among 2800 registered Dive In attendees found that 71% of insurance professional believe that the culture of their firm needs changing; while nearly two thirds of the industry think more needs to be done for inclusion in gender, LGBT and mental health.

The 2017 festival focused on the bottom line business benefits to organisations of a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, driving productivity and innovation across the market.

Dive In and speak up for mental health - with subtitles from Dive In Festival on Vimeo.

Dominic Christian, chair of Inclusion at Lloyd’s, CEO of Aon UK, and president of the Insurance Institute of London said: “The collaboration and commitment that goes into putting on a Dive In Festival on this scale internationally reflects the support for modern, inclusive workplace cultures where talent thrives.

“Though we are celebrating its success, we only pause for a second as our research shows that there is still work to be done, so it’s great that Dive In 2018 is confirmed.”

This year’s festival brought to the fore key issues surrounding diversity and inclusion, with each topic reinforcing the importance of strong diversity and inclusion best practice in order to retain the best talent in the face of complex global challenges.

The festival gained the highest number of sponsors yet with CNA Hardy, Chubb and RPC joining as gold global sponsors alongside Aon, Lloyd’s, Marsh, Miller, Willis Towers Watson and XL Catlin.

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