Around 800 tweets, or twitter messages were posted either direct to FERMA or using the #fermaforum tag during the event.
Regular blog entries on the new FERMA website updated members and linked to films and presentations almost as soon as events happened.
New FERMA President Jorge Luzzi highlighted FERMA’s commitment to social networking and called for active participation from member associations. “We want to have real time communication, and real time is real.”
Young Risk Managers
More than 90 young risk managers attended an 8 am breakfast to launch FERMA’s young risk professionals’ network and hear both Jorge Luzzi and Peter den Dekker talk about their own careers. The chance to win an iPad may also have been an inducement to make the early start.
Vice President Julia Graham looked with pleasure at more than 100 women gathered for the first ever FERMA ladies lunch and remarked that perhaps by the time of the next FERMA Forum in 2013, it would be the men who were lunching on the gallery.
Not all the excitement took place in the meeting rooms. The European marketplace in the exhibition hall was the focus of events away from the sessions during the day. Knowing that risk managers are keen on new ideas, FERMA offered service suppliers the chance to promote their innovations – with just three minutes each to convince the risk managers to vote for them.
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions received the first ever product innovation award for its non-damage business interruption cover that allows the aviation industry to mitigate risks associated with unexpected natural events, such as volcanic ash cloud.
Best exhibitor award
The award for the best exhibition stand went to IF P&C Insurance Company. The visuals of their booth as well as its communication impact have convinced the FERMA jury.
Compete in risk management
Max Friberg and Mikael Nyström from the Stockholm School of Economics of the University of Stockholm won the €1000 compete in risk management award organised by FERMA and platinum sponsor ACE. Their prize also included free attendance at the Forum.