ERM Forum line-up announced

Published on Mon, 31/10/2016 - 11:32
Nik Gowing
Nik Gowing

First risk management conference close to selling out

The full line up of speakers for Airmic’s first risk management conference, the ERM Forum, has been revealed.

Former BBC news presenter and journalist Nik Gowing will be giving the opening keynote. According to Gowing, now a visiting professor at Kings College London, a proliferation of ‘unthinkable’ events over the past few years has revealed a new fragility at the highest level of both the private and public sectors.

Known for his cutting edge analysis, Gowing will discuss the opportunities and responsibilities for risk managers in this new age of radical uncertainty.

The closing speech will be delivered by Richard Sermon, chairman of the Chairman’s Forum. He will offer advice on how to have an effective board risk conversation, drawing on a report to be published later this month by CIMA, supported by Airmic, the Chairman’s Forum and Alverez & Marcel.

Other speakers during the day include Gianvito Lanzolla of City business school; Colin Campbell, head of risk management and compliance at Arcadia; Karen Harris, managing director at Intu Properties; and Andy Cox, director at Control Risks.

The ERM Forum, the first risk management conference hosted by Airmic, has been well-received with places nearly fully booked, the association said.

The one-day event will be for risk professionals of all levels and aims to provide the essential building blocks for risk managers to excel in enterprise risk management and to raise their profile within their company.

The event will also include a small exhibition attended by Airmic service providers from the risk management sector (see box).

For more details, including a full breakdown of the workshops, please click here.


ERM Forum exhibitors: who to look out for


AIG will provide an overview of Enterprise Risk Management services designed to help clients evaluate their business-wide risks and assess if more detailed analysis would be required.


Aon’s enterprise risk management experts will be showcasing Aon’s biennial Global Risk Management Survey which identifies the top risk concerns organisations are facing and how companies are responding. They will be demonstrating how data risk visualisation can be improved and showcasing some new solutions for Brexit and cyber risk. 


Effisoft will be demonstrating RMIS Webrisk, which incorporates comprehensive and fully integrated risk management modules for the provision of risk registers and risk control. They will also be showing their data gathering capability which helps cater for the EU country-by-country tax reporting requirement.


The forensic investigation firm will showcase its enterprise risk management offerings, including: risk assessment audit, alarp check, near miss investigation, post incident investigation, corporate manslaughter and risk equivalence. 


JCAD will be showcasing JCAD CORE, a technology that addresses the need for improved management of risk and compliance data. It uses an easy-to-use risk register interface that also supports industry standards of best practice. 


Kennedys is aiming to make the legal process more transparent and straightforward, helping clients to be less dependent on lawyers to minimise costs. They will be presenting their Innovations Toolkit which provides a supportive legal foundation to ensure clients only use a lawyer when they really need one.

QBE European Operations

QBE will be showcasing its Risk Culture Profiling Tool, which has been designed to enable businesses to evaluate their own risk culture against 31 elements across seven core areas of risk culture: leadership, people, reward & recognition, communications, operations, product & service evaluation, and continuous improvement.


Riskonnect will be showcasing its tools to support Integrated Risk Management which provides one source of the truth, a consistent overview of risks, economies of scale and efficiencies in treating risk. Effective implementation of Integrated Risk Management can produce a number of benefits to the organisation, which are not available from the typical siloed risk process.


RSA will be demonstrating RSAred, an award-winning risk management platform.  This will include sector-specific benchmarking, real time risk analysis and forecast modelling. 


Ventiv Technology will be showcasing its on-line ERM solution which has a range of reporting and analytics. It enables companies to highlight their risk landscape, top ranking or trending risks and changes over time, and to monitor their risk treatments and actions.