Ferma background

FERMA is continuing to develop the programme of the seminar, which takes place in alternate years from the FERMA Forum, as a smaller event where risk managers have the opportunity to focus on their professional interests and concerns.

As before it will be the occasion of the announcement of the results of the European Risk and Insurance Survey, a pan-European benchmarking exercise that FERMA conducts every two years. This survey provides the most representative available picture of the views of risk managers across Europe.

However, the programme has expanded to encompass additional sessions within the framework of the conference themes: leadership, knowledge and education. There will also be five risk manager-only moderated sessions on topical issues, a guest speaker and two other discussions from FERMA member associations, as well as social events organised by the host, Maltese risk management association, MARM.

The risk manager-only workshop, moderated by FERMA board members and other risk managers, cover five very topical issues:

  • Financial transparency including implications for captives
  • Risk management in small and medium sized companies and how it relates to large corporates
  • ERM and risk leadership
  • Digital risks across a wide spectrum
  • Resilience and business continuity

In addition to the presentation from Airmic (see specific post), MARM will offer risk managers practical insight from two perspectives as to how local companies have navigated through Solvency II and benefited from it. The session will also look at the situation of protected cell captives under Solvency II.

BELRIM will present a cyber scenario  challenging risk managers and industry specialists – representing the executive board of the fictional company – to respond to a major incident and its consequences.

The guest speaker will be Swedish entrepreneur Ola Ahlvarsson, a popular speaker and moderator who has also been an international martial arts champion. Ola believes that intrapreneurship is the most important form of entrepreneurship. Intrapreneurship means giving employees authority to act as entrepreneurs within the company– being allowed to take risks to develop new products and services.