With Risk Manager in Pole Position as our conference theme, we have a very appropriate opening keynote speaker. He is Mark Gallagher, Managing Director for CMS Motor Sport and co-owner of Status Grand Prix. Mark has also held senior roles with the Jordan and Red Bull Racing Formula One teams.
Europe at the crossroads
Europe continues to face uncertainties about its future direction, despite more positive economic indicators. Negotiations over Britain’s exit, rising populism, changing relationships with United States including on climate change are all on the European agenda. A panel of experts from different sectors will assess the risks and opportunities. The panel members include:
- Karel Kovanda, Senior European Policy Advisor at Covington & Burling, Czech former Ambassador to NATO and former Deputy Director-General for External Relations in the European Commission;
- Kadidja Sinz, Head of Europe, Liberty Specialty Markets;
- Ludovic Subran, Chief Economist and Director for Economic Research, Euler Hermes.
Networking – new events and popular returns
NEW – Risk manager only sector roundtables
Risk managers can meet colleagues in their own business sector from across Europe at the risk managers’ only networking breakfast. It will take place on Monday morning 16 October before the start of the main Forum events.
NEW – Leadership lunch on Monday
All delegates interested in leadership are invited to a buffet lunch to share experience and exchange views.
Young professionals’ breakfast: This very popular event for risk professionals under 35 returns on Tuesday morning 17 October.
Women in risk management: Another very successful part of the Forum programme, the lunch for women in risk management, will return to provide good food for thought from a high profile guest speaker and opportunities to meet colleagues.
PLUS events for all
the FERMA welcome reception on Sunday evening 15 and October, FERMA cocktail on Monday evening and the risk management associations’ cocktail in the European Marketplace exhibition area on Tuesday evening.
Education – New Masterclasses
Three of FERMA’s education partners in the certification programme rimap®, are hosting masterclasses before the start of the day’s sessions. The topics are
- Risk management information systems in the age of Big Data (ANRA Learning Path-ALP)
- Risk reporting to multiple audiences (University of Malta)
- Integrating internal control self-assessment and risk management (ICHEC lifelong learning, Belgium)
Don’t break the bank at Monte Carlo
Register early for cost savings and the best choice of accommodation. What is more, the first 100 risk managers who are members of FERMA associations can bring another risk manager to the Forum for FREE. Just register before 30 June. The second person does not have to belong to a FERMA member association, so it is an ideal opportunity to bring a colleague to the Forum.
FERMA has arranged discounted hotel prices and travel from Nice airport and free transportation in Monte Carlo itself.