Dive In Festival 2018

Dive In Festival 2018

Dive In is the multi-award winning festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance, run by Inclusion@Lloyd’s.

Although the festival is over for another year, the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the insurance sector remains front and centre. Dive In has again continued to help insurance get fit for the future, highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change. With more than 12,000 people attending in excess of 120 events in over 50 cities in 27 countries around the world, this year's festival has been an incredible success, and the energy of the festival will be harnessed to encourage action across the sector.

Kennedys is very proud to have been able to support and participate in such an important, and successful, initiative. See you at Dive In 2019!


With 2018 being its fourth year, the Dive In Festival celebrated diversity and inclusion in insurance, across the globe, by providing people with understanding, knowledge and the tools to implement positive change. Its mission is simply to advance diversity and inclusion across the insurance sector.

An initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a cross market collaboration of C-suite executives and industry associations driving the strategic push for greater diversity in the Lloyd’s market, Dive In is the sector’s only international D&I festival that runs concurrently in multiple organisations across all continents, representing every corner of the industry, from the smallest brokers to the largest multi-national companies. The festival raises awareness and builds momentum, it helps promote a different view of insurance to a variety of stakeholders and to prospective employees both within and outside the industry.

Kennedys was proud to be the official global gold-level partner of this year’s festival.

We were also very pleased to be able to support the festival further, through an additional local gold level sponsorship in Singapore, and providing sponsorship assistance in the United States, locally, in Chicago, Miami, New York and Philadelphia.

Dive In Festival 2018 brochure (PDF, 8.61 MB)

Campaign, theme and key messages

The 2018 annual theme was ‘Time for Inclusion’ (#time4inclusion).

The industry’s CEOs pointed out that time is the biggest barrier to achieving an inclusive culture. Because their time-poor middle managers are the hardest to reach, they often become roadblocks to inclusion initiatives. As such, they continue to be a key audience for festival attendance. This theme allowed Inclusion@Lloyd's to address these issues on different levels.

The annual theme combined with Dive In's two-year campaign 'Awareness into Action', which is a strategy to carry the festival through two years and establish a path to take it into its fifth year.

Dive In has three overarching messages:

  • Time to act on inclusion, not just raise awareness
  • Time must be assigned for creating inclusive workplaces
  • Time to broaden the perspectives beyond the D&I core topics.


You can find out more about some of the highlights of the 2018 festival in the Resources section of the Dive In website.

Kennedys was also directly involved in a number of events, around the world, including:

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