< Back to Press Releases and News

Sydney to host 5 events for Dive In Festival

Sydney will be the first city to kick off the festival with platinum sponsor XL Catlin and event co-sponsors Aon and Norton Rose Fulbright holding a gender diversity discussion panel followed by networking drinks.

On day two, Willis Towers Watson together with McInnes Wilson Lawyers and QBE Insurance Group will host an event focusing on people who are LGBTI in the workplace, our industry and our community, and, GSA Insurance Brokers and JLT will host an event celebrating Multiculturalism in Australia accompanied by an exclusive viewing of Martin Sharp’s Artwork.

On day three, DUAL Australia and co-sponsor Marsh will host a cooking demonstration at QBE’s Global Head Office, incorporating discussion about the importance of mental health awareness, and, to close the festival, Lloyd’s Australia together with Allianz Australia and Sparke Helmore Lawyers will host an ‘expo’ style networking function focusing on breaking down the barriers around physical disability in the workplace.

Chris Mackinnon, Lloyd’s General Representative in Australia said: “Lloyd’s Australia is delighted to be hosting the first Dive In Festival in Sydney, and we are overwhelmed with the support that we have received for this initiative from the Australian insurance community. The feedback that we have had suggests that whilst there is a high level of awareness around the benefits and advantages of a diverse and inclusive workplace, the opportunities to drive home that message and promote its execution can be limited. The Dive In Festival creates the perfect environment to showcase our commitment as an industry to offer a diverse and inclusive working environment.”