Dive In Festival event registration opens

Registration for Dive In, the insurance industry’s longstanding festival promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), is now open via diveinfestival.com. Taking place from 26 – 28 September, the festival will be hosted in a hybrid format, featuring both virtual and physical events in 35+ countries.

This year, for the first time in its nine-year history, attendees will now be able to apply their participation towards fulfilling annual CPD/Continuing Education (CE) hours. The festival expects to attract over 24,000 participants across 130 different events taking place in more than 35 countries including the United States, South Africa and Singapore.

Dive In 2023 revolves around the theme “Unlocking Innovation: The Power of Inclusion”. It calls upon stakeholders within the insurance industry to drive change that fosters greater inclusivity and propels innovation to address global challenges such as natural catastrophes (NatCats), the net-zero transition, and supply chain and cyber risks.

Across the festival, a wide array of insightful themes will be explored on a global scale. Events in Australia, the United States, Switzerland, and Jordan, will delve into the impact of artificial intelligence on DE&I. Meanwhile, in Brazil, UK, Peru, and The Netherlands, a spotlight will be shone on men’s contributions to advancing gender equity. In Mexico and Ireland, events will explore how neurodiversity can power innovation. Among the speakers and facilitators confirmed for the festival are Rhiannon Adam, the first openly queer person to travel into space, and quadruple amputee mountaineer, Jamie Andrew (who is speaking at an event co-organised and sponsored by Kennedys, fellow global festival partner Allied World Assurance and Brit Insurance). For more details about events and speakers, and to register for events, visit the Dive In website. Events will be aired after the festival on the Dive In YouTube channel.

In anticipation of this year’s festival, attendees are encouraged to take part in Dive In's #WorkYourWay social media campaign. The initiative encourages individuals to share stories highlighting how different ways of working can fuel innovation and will be shared on Dive In’s social media platforms throughout September.

Jason Groves, Chair of the Dive In Festival and International Director of External Affairs and Media Relations at Marsh McLennan, says, “Dive In has strived to become the most comprehensive hub for DE&I best practice, guidance, and resources in the insurance sector and beyond. The CPD accreditation of all Dive In events this year underscores the quality of our content and is recognition of the global impact the festival has had in changing the culture of the industry.”

Suzanne Liversidge, Global Managing Partner at Kennedys, said: “Kennedys remains very proud to continue our support of Dive In as a global festival partner and we believe in this year’s theme of unlocking innovation through inclusion. Every day, Kennedys’ diverse global network and inclusive culture support us in fostering new ideas and delivering innovative solutions on the issues that matter to our clients and colleagues.”

To register for Dive In 2023, and for more information, visit the Dive In Festival website.

For further festival information and updates, see our Dive In website hub.