Good risk management is not a burning platform but the eternal flame

8 October 2015 — Daniela GHETU
mario_greco3The 2015 edition of the Risk Management Forum Federation organized by the European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) took place this week in Venice Lido, with an audience of more than 1600 risk and insurance professionals from across Europe and beyond. The forum is the largest pan-European event for the risk and insurance management community and takes place every other year in a different European city.

The opening keynote speech came from Mario GRECO, Group CEO of the event's diamond sponsor, the Italian-based international insurance GENERALI Group. The theme of the conference is 'Living and Working in a Riskier World', built on the framework of three themes: 'Profession, Innovation and Diversity'.

"In this evermore complex world, the nature of what risk managers do has become a core business function. Managing risks should influence everything from strategic decision-making to day-to-day interaction with customers, regulators or suppliers. Good risk management is not a burning platform but the eternal flame," said Mario GRECO in the Forum's opening.

Talking about the role of companies like Generali, he added: "Industry should play its part in providing new ways of approaching problems as well as innovative solutions to them". In commenting on Generali's participation as a Diamond Partner for FERMA, he said: "We are delighted to be part of this network and we greatly look forward to the collaboration with other industry professionals who are brought together by the FERMA association. FERMA plays a key role in promoting and supporting the development and use of risk management, insurance and risk financing in Europe. Our investment in this forum reflects our conviction that partnership is a key element for finding solutions to the problems of today's interconnected world."

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