10/03/2016

A prime opportunity to enhance professional skills

Dirk Wegener

FERMA’s 2016 Risk Management Seminar will take place from 3 to 4 October in St Julian’s, Malta. The Seminar is a more intimate occasion than the Forum which takes places in alternate years. It aims at providing knowledge and understanding so risk managers can deepen their skills, discuss the latest trends and share experiences. According to FERMA board member Dirk Wegener, who is heading the Seminar committee: “Development of our professional skill sets is the focus of the Seminar programme.”

He explains, “Besides providing respected speakers, the Seminar will be an excellent opportunity to talk and to listen to the thoughts and ideas of your European peers. We plan to have risk managers only round table sessions to strengthen the communication on very specific topics among this group of professionals in an almost private setting. FERMA considers education to be key for the future of risk managers, and therefore the Seminar will also be linked to our rimap© certification initiative.”

The Seminar website is expected to launch in February (*) with registration beginning end of March. FERMA is currently asking its members for subjects for discussion at the Seminar, and three specific sessions have been set aside for topics proposed by the national associations. Individual risk managers should make their suggestions to their national association as soon as possible.

The Malta Risk and Insurance Management Association (MARM) is the host for the event and its President Ian-Edward Stafrace said: “Malta is a known EU insurance domicile, specialising in captives and protected cells, with all leading insurance management companies licensed and operating from the island. Many captives licensed in Malta are, in fact, planning their board meetings around the Seminar. Malta is also known for its funds sector, with many members from our association being risk specialists in market and credit risk. We are also leaders in e-gaming with risk management in areas such as fraud and cyber risk. MARM will also use the seminar to spread awareness and knowledge of risk management to the Maltese business community.”

FERMA Risk Management Seminar website available on www.ferma-seminar.eu

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  • Date: 10/03/2016