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FERMA Newsletter 52 (Table of Contents)

FERMA Newsletter 52 (March 2013)
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March 2013

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Forum programme moves ahead : sessions confirmed and more to come

The scientific committee, which is responsible for planning the working sessions of the FERMA Forum Risk Management Forum 2013, is making great progress with the programme. Julia Graham says: “We have had some terrific ideas from FERMA member associations for workshops and very good speakers. More are to come.” Continue reading

Europe Insurance Law : When theory meets practice?

Four important themes in commercial insurance law will be under discussion at the joint conference organised by FERMA and the insurance law association AIDA-Europe on 3rd June in Paris. Outstanding legal experts from all across Europe will interact with market practitioners. The programme will tackle the following issues during 4 panels discussions Continue reading

Award to FERMA’s General Secretary Pierre Sonigo

Pierre Sonigo FERMA’s Secretary General received the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) at its inaugural global risk awards held in London on 28 February. Continue reading

Letter from Brussels

Imagine you find yourself in the lift for 90 seconds with a senior executive who wants to know your view on mergers and acquisitions, trade embargoes or the latest travel risks to West Africa.

You’ll want to be able to give at least a simple answer and a promise to follow up. Today’s risk managers need to be well informed business people with an awareness of many topics, including ones that are outside their current responsibilities. Continue reading

Come one, come all

How can we achieve the magic number of at least 1500 risk professionals at the 2013 Forum? Each FERMA national association has a target number of members to bring to Maastricht. Continue reading

Countdown to the Forum

Véronique De Hertogh, project coordinator, is involved in the day to day preparations for the Forum. Here’s her update.

Six months to go to the FERMA Forum. There’s a lot of planning involved to make an event this size successful. In late February, we went to the headquarters of Maison Vandenboer, the convention centre caterer, for a tasting. The selection we made was impressive, and I don’t remember eating so much! It was all in such small quantities. Continue reading

Education and CPD

Each national association can send a risk management student to the Forum for free. The students will be supported by FERMA’s head of education, Edouard Thys. For more information, contact Véronique De Hertogh at veronique.dehertogh@ferma.eu

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is offering 11 continuing professional development credits for attendance at the Forum.



Party time!

FERMA throws a great party for delegates and their partners to celebrate every Forum.  The venue this year is La Bonbonnière or box of sweets. One of the most characteristic buildings of the historic city of Maastricht, La Bonbonnière was a theatre and takes you back in the 18th century. With its eye-catching painted ceiling and the typical balconies, the main theatre is the most magical room, but La Bonbonnière also has smaller, more romantic rooms like the White and Mirror salons.


La Bonbonnière

La Bonbonnière

Five (more) great reasons to attend the Forum

  • Stimulating programme
  • CPD points from GARP
  • FERMA Night at La Bonbonnière
  • Colleagues come for half price
  • Free registration for 1000th delegate