To Forum FERMA results in Venice


In the Italian Venice the next Forum of the European Federation of risk management associations (FERMA) took place from October 4 to October 7, 2015.

More than 1300 risk managers, insurers, brokers, experts from Europe, America, Asia, including delegation of RusRisk took part in it. The extensive program of the Forum included plenary sessions and panel discussions with leading top managers and experts in the field of risk management and insurance speeches, about 20 seminars on the most burning issues of the European and world risk management. It should mentioned one of seminars devoted to risk management reality for small and medium business where Alexey Sidorenko representing RusRisk, RUSNANO and Risk Academy excellent made presentation and answered questions.

At the beginning of the Forum the special ceremony of the first European certificates of “Founder Certified Risk Management Professional” delivery took place and the name and the logo (RIMAP) of the Pang-European project of risk managers certification which will begin in 2016 is publicly opened. Certificates of FCRMP according to the decision of the FERMA Board of directors and by the test examinations results are handed to presidents of national associations, board members and Committee on carrying out certification of FERMA. Only 49 people received these certificates.

In the special student's program RusRisk was presented by Ekaterina Dudkina, the graduate student of Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

There was also a rotation of the FERMA management: Mr. Joe Villaert representing the Belgian association BELRIM became the new president for two-year term. He replaced Mrs. Julia Graham whom participants of the Forum warmly thanked for very active and effective work on the risk management development in Europe, support to national associations and specific projects promotion, first of all the certified project. In ranks of FERMA the Bulgarian association (BRIMA) which became the 23rd federated member is accepted.

Within the Forum the FERMA board of directors, the International Federation of risk management associations (IFRIMA) and the summit of presidents of European national associations meetings also took place. The special meeting of the IFRIMA Board of Directors with participation of representatives of regional and national associations of Europe (FERMA), Asia (PARIMA), Latin America (ALARIS), Africa (Club Francophones), and the USA and Canada (RIMS) was held on which the role and mission of the international federation in new calls, in particular, its more active participation in professional development of risk managers in different regions of the world was discussed.

In general last European Forum showed increase of the risk management and insurance role for business efficiency, especially in crisis conditions, need of the considering of traditional and new risks, standardization and confirmations of risk managers qualification , bigger coordination of actions between professional associations of risk managers, insurers, brokers, internal auditors and controlers.

The Seminar concerning the results of traditional research of risk management and insurance conditions in Europe which will pass on Malta in October 3-4, 2016 will become the following big action of FERMA.

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