The webinar “Setting up risk appetite in a more complex trade environment” is organized by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) and AIG.
Thursday 7 September at 10.30am CET
Keynote speakers: Sonia Cambier, Global Head of Insurance & Prevention, Solvay; Fredrik Erixon, Director, ECIPE, and Carolyne Spackman, Vice President/Chief Economist of Country Risk, AIG; Jan Wesseldijk, board member of ecoDa, board member of NCD
Moderated by: Jo Willaert, President of FERMA, Corporate Risk Manager, Agfa-Gevaert
The increasingly rapid evolution of the global context will continue to affect international trade in the near future. Multinational organisations have embraced globalization for decades, but threats of increasing protectionism and the fast pace of political changes, are challenging the foundation of a global economy based on free trade, multilateral agreements and political stability.
The new trade environment includes not only threats (like an increased US protectionism, the Brexit, sanctions on Qatar), but also opportunities (opening of Iran, commitment of China into the COP 21 Paris agreement) which are generating exciting perspectives for companies able to adjust their global strategy and their risk appetite.
The webinar will address the following questions:
- How do business leaders integrate these new parameters in their strategy?
- Has it impacted companies’ risk appetite?
- How is this topic addressed and discussed between the board and the risk management function?
- What are the triggers for the revision of companies’ risk appetite for operations abroad?
- What are the perspectives for the European Union for its future model, scope and priorities and relations with countries like China?
- Are there opportunities for European businesses in this reshaping of trade relationships?