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The five pillars of inclusion 

Event professionals recognise the need for greater diversity in the industry and have sought guidance on improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.

The cross-association DEI working group has been hard at work and is pleased to reveal the 'Five pillars of inclusion'.

View the pillars here

How will the pillar commitments support you?

  • They are designed to provide a framework for all to ensure that you are implementing a good level of DEI in your business.
  • They are intended to help you measure and identify any areas needing particular focus.
  • Representatives who sit on the Cross-Association DEI Working Group will be asked to report back progress by their organisation.

The scores against the pillars will be:

The five pillars of inclusion

The five pillars of inclusion: explained

The pillars are supported by a series of video shorts, which cite examples of how to use them to ensure they’re as accessible as possible. 


Pillar 1: Recruitment and hiring

Pillar 2: Developing talent

Pillar 3: Company culture

Pillar 4: Partners and suppliers

Pillar 5: Leadership and employees

Case studies

Members of the Cross-Association Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group have been creating case studies outlining how they have implemented the pillars in their own businesses.

Read the case studies below.