2016 Festival in review

Dive In, the market-wide festival for D&I in insurance, went global in its second year in September 2016. The three-day event attracted over 5,000 attendees and 170 speakers across 10 countries. With the theme of risk and opportunity, the rallying call was ‘Don’t get left behind!’. Panel events with industry leaders underscored the bottom line benefits of diverse workforces and inclusive businesses.

Events were helps in multiple locations around the world, from Bermuda to Zurich. Well-known figures inspired audiences with personal stories of overcoming challenges of mental health and discrimination, while workshops with experts in inclusion unlocked unconscious bias, and webinars focused on challenges such as new fathers in the workplace and employees with caring responsibilities for ageing parents.

During 2016, the Dive In Festival was recognised for being the first sector-wide event of its kind, picking up 6 Diversity and engagement awards from British Insurance, Insurance Times, Insurance Day, Marketing Week, CorpComms magazine, PRCA and shortlist commendations from Guardian Sustainable Business, Sabre Awards, ENEI and CIPR.

Dive In 2016 Launch film: Dive In Goes Global