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 D&I 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 D&I in your business
  • They are intended to help you measure and identify any areas needing a particular focus
  • Representatives who sit on the Cross-Association D&I Working Group will be asked to report back progress by their organisation
  • The scores against the pillars will be:



Five Pillars of Inclusion Supporting Videos - 

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.


D&I Pillars Introduction

 Pillar 1 - Recruitment and Hiring

Pillar 2 - Developing Talent

 Pillar 3 - Company Culture

Pillar 4 - Partners & Suppliers

Pillar 5 - Leadership & Employees


Case Studies

Informa Markets - AllInforma -Attracting Talent




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