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ABIR supports Dive In Festival Going on Now

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ABIR's Suzanne Williams-Charles to Make Closing Comments Thursday

Hamilton, Bermuda, September 26, 2018—The annual event to raise awareness of the need for diversity and inclusion in the re/insurance workforce is going on now in Bermuda.

The Dive In Festival, a re/insurance industry initiative, is taking place in Bermuda and numerous other locations around the world from September 25 to 27.

Dive In will feature events in a record number of locations this year, including Bermuda, London, Dallas, Manchester, Melbourne, Miami, New York, Paris, Perth, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.

In Bermuda, the Dive In line-up includes nine events including international and local keynote speaker addresses, panel discussions with topical experts, interactive workshops and a walking tour through history.

The Bermuda Dive In Festival closing reception is being hosted by the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) and the Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC).

Suzanne Williams-Charles, ABIR Director of Policy and Regulation, will make closing comments at the reception to recap the week’s activities.  Williams-Charles said, “ABIR and its member companies are committed to diversity and inclusion in Bermuda and look forward to this week’s events.”

Kevin O’Donnell, RenaissanceRe President & CEO, and ABIR Chair, said: “As an industry, we recognize that greater diversity and inclusion are necessary for future success, and underpin a successful business strategy. We are proud to support this year’s Dive In Festival, where participants will share practical ideas on how to move from awareness into action in order to increase diversity, foster inclusion and drive positive change.”

Registration for the Bermuda Dive In Festival is still open. All events are open to everyone who works in the re/insurance industry to attend free of charge with prior registration.

A mobile app for iPhone and Android devices — available at — has been designed to facilitate easy event sign-up and is packed with relevant content. Registrants should designate “Hamilton, Bermuda” as the location and then select the events they are interested in.

For more information contact the Dive In Festival Bermuda committee at The full listing of events and detailed descriptions can be found online at and via the Dive In Festival app.

About ABIR: The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) represents the public-policy interests of Bermuda’s international insurers and reinsurers that protect consumers around the world. With headquarters and operations in Bermuda and with operating subsidiaries in the United States and Europe, these carriers do business in more than 150 countries. Bermuda is the center of global expertise on underwriting for catastrophe risk transfer products and other specialty insurance and reinsurance. For more information, please visit: Follow us on Twitter @ABIR_Bermuda.

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