NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a successful inaugural Dive In Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance, held in London in 2015, the New York insurance community has come together to bring Dive In to New York. The New York-based event is one of more than 45 events that will take place over three days from September 27 to 29, 2016 in 16 cities across Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, as well as multiple cities in the UK and the US. Such a presence makes Dive In the only international, sector-wide, concurrent diversity and inclusion event of its kind anywhere in the world.
"Leveraging Diversity of Thought" is the theme of the New York event which will explore how a deep understanding of the brain and human behavior can help you build and lead diverse teams that can increase innovation and help manage risk.
Dive In New York has received an outpouring of support from industry leaders including Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Aon Hewitt, Beecher Carlson, Chubb, The Insurance Supper Club, Lloyd's, Marsh, QBE, Willis Towers Watson, WING and XL Catlin.
Dominic Christian, Chair of Inclusion@Lloyd's, CEO of Aon UK, and President of the Insurance Institute of London, commented: "The first Dive In festival demonstrated there was huge appetite in the wider insurance sector to collaborate around an event to deliver broader reach and greater impact, raising the fact that diversity and inclusion are good for business. The message is that changing behavior, not just attitudes, in order to advance positive commercial outcomes, realize productivity gains and enhance innovation in the industry."
XL Catlin is a platinum level sponsor of Dive In, and CEO Mike McGavick helped frame the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces commenting, "We know that superior insight only comes from harnessing diverse experiences and ways of thinking, which can only stem from fostering and strengthening a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workforce in our companies and the insurance industry. We are excited to join the conversation in New York and across the world to strengthen our industry's commitment to diversity and inclusion across all sectors and leadership levels."
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.
The New York Dive In Festival committee is supported by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Aon Hewitt, Beecher Carlson, Chubb, The Insurance Supper Club, Lloyd's, Marsh, QBE, Willis Towers Watson, WING and XL Catlin. All events are open to everyone who works in the insurance industry to attend free of charge with prior registration. For more information please contact Lizzie Lowe – firstname.lastname@example.org – 212-382-4082. To download the app visit: www.diveinfestival.com.
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SOURCE Lloyd's of London