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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


A gala celebration for 40 years

To mark its 40 years, FERMA published a special brochure celebrating its history and held a Champagne reception and gala dinner at the Palais des Beaux Arts, an art deco masterpiece by Victor Horta (1861-1947), which is now a prestigious Brussels venue for the arts.

The 40th anniversary brochure tells the story of FERMA since its beginning in 1974 to the present day through the story of its presidents, and at the dinner, the current President of FERMA Julia Graham welcomed many of her predecessors, including Life President François Settembrino, and other guests. “It is,” said Julia, “a history created by people who share a passion for our profession.” Continue reading


FERMA Seminar 2014 – recording and pictures now available!

If you wish to relive some selected moments of the seminar, replay the recording of the 2 days plenary sessions and discover the photo albums and all pictures taken at our FERMA 40th anniversary cocktail and the two days of the seminar. Continue reading


FERMA celebrates 40 years

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) will use the occasion of its Seminar on 20-21 October 2014 to celebrate its 40th anniversary with the publication of an anniversary brochure and a gala dinner. The Seminar will take place at the Square venue in central Brussels, where FERMA will announce the results of the 2014 FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey.* Continue reading


FERMA is Forty!

On October 20 in Brussels, FERMA will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In 1974, six European risk management associations came together to give the commercial insurance buyer a voice. They created the Association of European Industrial Insureds (AEAI), which in time transformed itself into the Federation of European Risk Management Associations. Today FERMA represents 22 national associations in 20 countries and more than 4300 individual risk managers.

Risk managers and other risk professionals are invited to join the celebrations at a gala dinner on a risk-related theme. It will be a glittering, black-tie* type occasion with important personalities from the development of FERMA, including its Honorary President François Settembrino and other past presidents, taking part. Continue reading