Monthly Archives: December 2014

Healthy workplaces manage stress – a FERMA partnership campaign

The Toyota Safety Days in collaboration with the European Agency for Safety and Health (EU-OSHA) hosted over 70 participants with a professional interest in safety, more specifically Toyota Material Handling’s customers, suppliers, authorities, associates and EU-OSHA campaign partners. The event took place on 26th and 27th of November 2014 at Toyota Material Handling Europe’s head office and factory for BT warehouse equipment in Mjölby, Sweden. Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015

The Board of Directors and the team of FERMA wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy and very successful New Year 2015! Continue reading

Risk Managers Round Table interviews now available!

The reporting of the risk managers round table discussions is now available. Have a look at the different moderator’s interviews.

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Belgian Risk Management Association turns 40

On 12 December 2014 BELRIM celebrated four decades of continued commitment to Risk Management. Founded in 1974 as the Groupement des Assurés de l’Industrie / Vereniging van de Verzekerden van de Industrie (GAI/VVI), the association’s main objective was to protect and defend the interests of the insured and as such create a counterweight for the strong insurance lobby. Continue reading

Big Data on Personal Insurances – AGERS Biomedicine Forum

Madrid, 4th Dec – AGERS.- The Spanish Risk Management and Insurance Association (AGERS) celebrated today its Biomedicine Forum “Big Data on Personal Insurances”, about all the data that internet users have on the web and the effect that this fact is provoking in the personal insurance sector.

AGERS event, that started at 9.30 in the morning and finished at 11.30 at CEOE headquarters, began with the intervention of Mr. José Miguel Rodríguez Pardo, teacher in Carlos III University and member of the Biomedicine Comission in AGERS, and was moderated by Mr. Fernando Ariza, Head of the Solvency area in Mutualidad de la Abogacía. Continue reading

FERMA Newsletter 62 (Table of content)

FERMA Newsletter 62 (December 2014)
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December 2014

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Record numbers attend Seminar and celebrations

A record number of 384 risk managers and other risk professionals came to Brussels on 20 and 21 October for the combined FERMA Seminar and 40th anniversary celebrations. It was the occasion of the publication of FERMA’s first European Risk and Insurance Report based on the results of the 7th edition of the FERMA’s Risk Management Benchmarking Survey.

The post-event feedback from delegates was enthusiastic, especially for the European Risk and Insurance Report and the risk manager only roundtables, which were an innovation this year. More than 80% who provided feedback judged the report as excellent or good. All the plenary sessions had positive approval ratings with the top ranking going to the risk manager’s profile session, and the risk manager only roundtables were very well received. Despite some reservations about aspects of the venue, the majority of ratings were positive and there was wide approval for the location. Continue reading


For the first time, FERMA organised closed sessions for risk managers at the Seminar to discuss specific issues in small groups. This innovation was very well received. In feedback, almost everyone gave an excellent or good rating to the topics chosen, and the discussions and reporting also received positive assessments. Continue reading

Fast facts

Total attendance: 384

Top attenders

Risk managers from member associations: 157
Risk managers non-members: 13
Insurers: 91
Brokers: 32 Continue reading

Keynote speaker: Do not treat climate change as “Doomsday”

Seminar keynote speaker Danish climate scientist and TV weatherman Jesper Theilgaard told risk managers that they should not regard climate change as a disaster so terrible that nothing could be done to reduce or mitigate its impacts. “The biggest risk in dealing with climate change is to treat it as Doomsday and think there is nothing we can do about it. It is very important when we talk about climate change that it is not as a Doomsday scenario but as risks and opportunities,” he said.

Theilgaard gave the Seminar an overview of many inter-related ways that the emission of greenhouse gases is continuing to change the environment from more extremes of weather, higher sea levels, toxic air pollution and the migration of disease agents and crop pests. There are, he advised, certainly enormous risks but also great opportunities in developing long-term mitigation and local adaptations to these changes. Continue reading