What Is Your Understanding Of DEI?

30th January 2023

Rory Archibald’s New Intent, an organisation focused on promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), has recently published the results if its 2022 survey.

In collaboration with the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter, ABPCO, and the Meetings Industry Association (mia), the survey received 85 responses, mainly (but not exclusively) from the UK, and Ireland.

This first survey explores individuals’ perceived understanding of DEI, their sense of belonging in the business events industry, where destination and event organisers are on their DEI journey, and what actions we need to take to prioritise DEI. It will also set off a series of activities to promote DEI efforts within the industry.

Kerrin MacPhie, chief executive of the mia, said: “DEI continues to be a key focus for the Meetings Industry Association, so we were keen to collaborate on the research while also working directly with Rory offering tangible support and guidance to our members. This commences with a free webinar on 2 February that places DEI in a business events context and discusses how it is linked to climate action, legacy and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Places can be booked via the mia’s website.”

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2022 Survey is available here.

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