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."