Informa Markets, an exhibitions industry leader in creating platforms for global industries to connect and trade, has announced the latest step in its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. A new global partnership with Diversity Ally, industry specialists in the diversity and inclusion space, supports Informa Markets’ continued focus on creating balanced, inclusive environments for colleagues and customers alike.
The partnership will see Diversity Ally strengthen Informa Markets’ diversity and inclusion practices through the development of senior management and wider colleague training programs, and the provision of bespoke guidance and support to Informa Markets’ colleague networks.
Informa Markets offers targeted digital services, virtual and in-person exhibitions and actionable data solutions for a wide range of industries to connect, innovate and do business in more than 40 countries. With more than 3,500 colleagues across the globe, the organization is dedicated to promoting fair and inclusive practices, and providing colleagues with the tools to actively work on reducing the systemic inequalities that impact the people they work with and support.
“We’re very excited about the insight and expertise that working with Diversity Ally will bring into our business,” says Thomas Humphris (pictured left), HR director, Informa Markets. “This partnership will help us in our ongoing commitment to creating a more diverse and inclusive culture, that recognizes talent without discrimination, and connects us closer to the customers and the communities we serve.”
Diversity Ally uses a holistic blend of industry research, company data and company ecosystem engagement to help companies in the events, MICE and hospitality industry become more diverse and inclusive in their culture, people and image.
Gabrielle Austen-Browne (pictured right), co-founder, Diversity Ally, says, “The events industry is poised to be a model industry when it comes to demonstrating the multiple benefits of encouraging diversity and inclusion. We are particularly delighted to be partnering with Informa Markets, who are demonstrating their commitment to diversity and are strategically working toward making sure their organization and events are inclusive spaces for all. With Informa Markets’ global reach, this will be an opportunity to create a positive ripple effect through the sector and all the communities they serve.”
Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Through targeted digital services, virtual and face-to-face exhibitions and actionable data solutions, our 450-plus brands provide buyers and sellers around the world with opportunities to connect. We bring communities together across more than a dozen global verticals, including pharmaceuticals, food, medical technology and infrastructure. As the world’s leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more info, visit www.informamarkets.com.
Diversity Ally is a consultancy, education and events organisation offering solutions to help businesses and organisations in the events, MICE and hospitality industry become more diverse and inclusive in their people, culture and image. Core services include supporting organisations to develop D&I policies and practices, in addition to facilitating bespoke workshops and training for leaders and employees around systemic inequality, inclusive leadership, anti-racism, allyship and inclusive procurement. Diversity Ally has been founded by two experienced events professionals passionate about moving the diversity needle in events and creating inclusive workspaces. For more info, visit www.diversityally.co.uk.