Dive In festival looks ahead to the next 10 years, in milestone year

Published: 17 May 2024

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Global Festival for diversity and inclusion confirmed for 24 – 26 September 2024

  • Celebrating its monumental 10-year Anniversary, the world’s largest festival for diversity and inclusion will highlight its crucial role in business resilience
  • Events expected to be held in a record 50 countries, including for the first time in Greece, Belgium, Malaysia, Namibia, Philippines
  • For the first time, Dive In recognises managers who have made an outstanding contribution to diversity and inclusion through the campaign #NominateMyManager
  • The festival will introduce its second cross-industry cohort for "Dive In to Reverse Mentoring," expanding on previous success

London, UK, 16 May 2024: This year, Dive In Festival, the leading event for diversity and inclusion, celebrates its milestone 10-year Anniversary following remarkable growth since its inception in 2015. With events expected to be hosted in a record-breaking number of 50 countries there will be activities designed to inspire the entire industry with high-profile speakers soon to be announced. Registration for events will open on Thursday 15 August 2024.

The festival will be held from 24 to 26 September 2024 and will embrace the theme, ‘A Sustainable Future: The Next 10 Years’ focusing on the critical role of inclusive cultures for long-term success. Set to broaden its global footprint more extensively than ever before, Dive In will be hosted in Greece, Belgium, Malaysia, Namibia, and the Philippines for the first time and will once again adopt a hybrid format, offering both streamed and in-person events.

To commence the festival activity and celebrate the unsung heroes of the industry, Dive In invites nominations for its #NominateMyManager campaign, asking industry professionals to put forward managers who have made outstanding contributions to fostering inclusive cultures within their teams and organisations. Nominations are open until Friday 28 June 2024 with further details available on the Dive In website.

Jason Groves, Chair of the Dive In Festival and International Director of External Affairs and Media Relations at Marsh McLennan, says: "As Dive In celebrates its 10 year anniversary, it's not only a moment to reflect on the industry's strides in diversity and inclusion but an opportunity to look ahead at the next decade and how we progress. This year’s theme is a clarion call to ask individuals at all levels of seniority to commit to creating inclusive workplace cultures. Unlocking every individual's potential to innovate will enable us to tackle the global challenges the industry is facing and create more resilient businesses.”

For the second consecutive year, Dive In will reintroduce "Dive In to Reverse Mentoring," the first cross-industry mentoring initiative enabling individuals worldwide, at all levels, to exchange knowledge and challenge perceptions encouraging junior industry employees to mentor senior members and bridge generational and cultural divides.

Discussing the initiative, Yelhis Hernández, Mexico Country Manager and Central America Market Development Manager at Lloyd’s who took part as mentor and mentee comments, "Through our Dive In to Reverse Mentoring initiative, we've cultivated a culture of collaboration and mutual learning among senior leadership and junior team members across the globe. Engaging 185 individuals from the business sector across 18 countries, this initiative has garnered a satisfaction rate of over 90% among participants and a high likelihood of recommendation to colleagues. We're delighted to reintroduce the scheme, with the goal of expanding its international reach."

The festival continues to see support from its Global Festival Partners. Those confirmed are: AIG, Aon, Arch, Aviva, AXA, Axis, BMS Group, Chubb, Clyde & Co, CNA, Everest Re, Fidelis Insurance Group, Gallagher, Guidewire, Howden Insurance, Kennedys, KPMG, Liberty Global, Lloyd’s, Lockton RE, Markel, Marsh McLennan, MS Amlin, Munich Re, RenaissanceRe, RGA, SCOR, Sompo, Swiss Re Group, Tokio Marine Kiln, Willis Towers Watson.

To register for Dive In 2024, visit www.diveinfestival.com from Thursday 15 August 2024

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About Dive In

The award-winning Dive In Festival was conceived by Inclusion @Lloyd’s, a collaboration between the Corporation of Lloyd’s, IUA, LIIBA, and the Lloyd’s Market Association and has grown to be a global, sector-wide festival. Detailed event reports, recordings, and learnings from previous Dive In festivals can be found on the Dive In Festival website (www.diveinfestival.com), YouTube (https://bit.ly/2QtkmWv) and Vimeo (https://bit.ly/3dmOMlX).

Dive In in numbers 

  • 30,986 attendees attended the festival in 2023
  • 84 companies hosted events in 2023
  • 135 events took place in 2023
  • 37 countries held events in 2023

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  • @DiveInFest on Twitter and Instagram
  • @DiveInFestival on LinkedIn
  • #DiveIn2024

For all media requests, please contact the Dive In press office: divein@gongcommunications.com