EIC 2022 Equity Benchmarking Study

Tharoor Associates, globally recognised advisors on DEI and Unconscious Bias. Culturelytics, a data analytics company that provide organisations with data-based insights on organisational culture to enable success. HS Consultancy, an impactful training provider in England in the field of equity, antiracism, unconscious bias, equity and decolonisation. To address this gap, the Task Force called on the EIC to conduct a global benchmarking study using qualitative and quantitative methods to more accurately assess and measure current perceptions and experiences of DEI of professionals working across all sectors and geographic regions of the global business events industry. To enable this first-of-its-kind study, the EIC partnered with the below expert groups: However, while there is substantial anecdotal information on people’s experience of discrimination, measurable data on DEI in the industry globally is currently sporadic and sparse.

The EIC Equity Benchmarking study is the first phase of a multi-year initiative to accelerate meaningful action on DEI across the global business events industry.

Study findings and recommendations will provide the EIC Equity Task Force with a fact- based starting point for driving DEI consciously and consistently across the global business events industry. The results will be the foundation in the building of a pan-industry strategic plan, along with frameworks, voluntary guidelines, and toolkits to help member organisations identify and address deep-rooted DEI issues, focus on priority actions and sustain necessary changes.

Figure i: Multi-year programme to accelerate meaningful action on DEI in the events industry


2022 EIC Equity Benchmarking Study

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