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Dive In diversity festival begins across nation

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The Lloyd’s Dive In festival for diversity and inclusion kicks off this week with events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth taking part in an expanding global program.

More than 1300 registered attendees will participate in 10 events over three days, starting tomorrow with a breakfast launch at the Lloyd’s Australia office in Sydney.

Speakers will include Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, Greater Western Sydney AFLW player Maddy Collier and social commentator Tracey Spicer.

Sessions in Sydney will cover issues such as the business case for customer diversity, innovation, mental health and the gender leadership gap.

The program expands to other states for the first time this year, with a Melbourne event tackling unconscious bias and Perth visitors hearing ideas on creating positive change in the industry.

Dive In will cover 32 cities in 17 countries worldwide this week, and will reach an audience of more than 1 million insurance sector leaders, Lloyd’s estimates.

Other participating locations include New York, Zurich, Bermuda, Beijing and Mumbai.

The event started in London in 2015 and expanded to 10 countries last year, including Australia.