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groupConsumers are evolving, choosing brands and employers that are reflective of the society that surrounds them. Many are becoming less tolerant to exclusion, more accepting of diversity and have higher expectations on their employers to pro-actively demonstrate the same values. The event industry recognises it is behind and needs to evolve at a greater rate to replicate the societies we live in.

About the DEI Group

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) has always been vital to society’s progression. Now, more than ever, there’s a real opportunity for each of us to accelerate our learning, become conscious of our own prejudices, and hold others to account.

We are committed to both providing content that supports association members in their learning, and creating ways to promote DEI in our industry. To achieve this, we’ve opened the Cross Association DEI Working Group up to anyone wanting to help us achieving our purpose, and look forward to hearing from you!

Find out more about DEI and the Pillars of Inclusion on the DEI Hub.


Chair - Mike Sealy

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Informa

More about Mike

Who is it for?

This is open to all members across all departments and demographics. We will actively encourage engagement with all persons, as we believe this will ultimately progress the group’s objectives.

To find out more about the Cross Association Diversity & Inclusion Group's strategy for 2023;


2023 Diary Dates

8th February 

19th April

20th June 

12th September 

14th November

Interested in joining?

Contact Lauren Petchell for more information


Contact Lauren