Diversity Ally, the leading Diversity and Inclusion organisation specifically for the events, meetings and hospitality industries, has announced the opening of applications for the inaugural Diversity in Events Awards.

Taking place on April 26, 2022 at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, London, the awards are the latest step in Diversity Ally’s commitment and mission to drive diversity through these important industries.

The awards criteria has been designed to celebrate those companies, brands and individuals who are who have pro-actively incorporated, championed, and demonstrated diverse and inclusive elements across their businesses, events, technology and venues.

Speaking about the awards, Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, Co-founder of Diversity Ally commented: “It’s time to recognise and celebrate the organisations, businesses and internal champions who are demonstrably doing their part to create a more diverse and inclusive events industry.”

Gabrielle Austen-Browne, Co-Founder, Diversity Ally, said: “We have been privy to some great DEI initiatives and developments in the industry, at events and by organisations and individuals that deserve recognition. These awards as well as being a celebration are also about demonstrating and inspiring best DEI practice by appreciating what our peers have been doing in this area and through the delivery of the awards itself.”

The awards are open to applications from any organisation, in any sector (public & private) including; media, education, tech, charities, publishers, brands, agencies, venues and individuals that deliver events in all of its forms, whether that’s in person events, virtual events, brand activations or experiential marketing campaigns.

Factors such as accessibility, diversifying supply chains, diverse marketing collateral and content, diverse team make up and championing DEI initiatives will be considered when applications are made.

Early Bird Applications are open until the 30th of November. Applicants can view award guidelines and read the criteria on the website: https://www.diversityineventsawards.com/live/en/page/home

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