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FERMA Newsletter 43 (Table of Contents)

FERMA Newsletter 43 (September 2011)
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September 2011
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Record registrations for 2011 Forum

More than 1200 risk professionals had already registered for the 2011 FERMA Risk Forum in early September, including nearly 400 risk managers. Risk managers make up 37 percent of the total participation expected so far. Sweden, France and Belgium are the associations sending the largest numbers of risk managers, but several non-members such as Austria, Luxembourg, Malta and Poland will be modestly represented.
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Pan-European industry groups

Businesses in the same industry face many of the same risks, wherever they are. In Stockholm, their risk managers will have the opportunity to sit down together and discuss their common interests, including their insurance programmes, at roundtables on Tuesday 4 October from 9.00 to 10.15. The specific sectors will depend on the risk managers who enrol, but are most likely to include retail, construction, financial services, industry, energy and telecoms, according to session leader Alessandro De Felice, Group Risk Manager for Prysmian, a high-technology cables and systems group. Continue reading


Deepen your insurance knowledge

The deadline is fast approaching for applications for the FERMA-Lloyd’s Professional Development Initiative. It’s a training course that will deepen the understanding of Lloyd’s and its interaction with other European markets, and it will be free for up to 15 FERMA members. Lloyd’s is not an insurance company but a more complex structure of syndicates, mainly but not exclusively capitalised by insurers and reinsurers, within an overall market framework. Knowledge of how the market works and how to access its capacity will be valuable for risk managers with multinational and specialist businesses. Multinational companies have complex insurance arrangements and need to combine capacity from different markets, as well as their own captives, to optimise their insurance and risk management solutions. The programme is open to people of any age so long as they have at least three to five years experience and are working as risk managers or in the risk or insurance management functions of a national association member. They will need to have good spoken and written English. Continue reading


Not all grey hairs

Are you under 35 and interested in exchanges with your colleagues in other countries? Meet for breakfast in the Waterfront Congress Centre on Tuesday 4 October at 8.00 and help build FERMA’s Young Risk Professionals‟ Network. It has lots of possibilities: problem solving, career opportunities, new contacts and people to see when you’re travelling. Continue reading


Countdown to the Forum

Silke Huber joined FERMA earlier this year as project coordinator. She’s involved in the day to day preparations for the Forum. Here’s her update. Continue reading


Stockholm – a city on the water

Beautiful buildings, greenery, fresh air and proximity to the water are distinctive traits of Stockholm. It is a truly a city on the water, built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The Stockholm Archipelago has more than 30,000 islands, islets and skerries. Gamla Stan, the island where Stockholm began in 1252, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are pedestrian-friendly and full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. Narrow, winding cobblestone streets with buildings in soft shades of gold, ochre, pink and orange give Gamla Stan a unique character. Continue reading


ABBA tour

Britain had the Beatles and Sweden had ABBA. Formed in Stockholm in 1972, the group put Sweden on the global pop map. It was one of the most successful bands in history with sales of more than 375 million records worldwide and still draws new fans thanks to the hit musical Mamma Mia. Continue reading


Freedom from the conference curse

A new gadget, free for FERMA members at the Stockholm Forum, will vanquish the usual curse of the successful conference – a thick wedge of business cards that need to be typed into your address book and a big bag of literature to carry back. On registration, members will receive the JLT ClikIN device. Continue reading


Around the associations

Latest news from FERMA’s member associations in Belgium, Spain, Slovenia and Malta. Continue reading