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A stellar line up of KEYNOTE SPEAKERS to put the risk manager in pole position

Three eminent keynote speakers will fulfil the theme of the 2017 FERMA Forum: Risk manager in pole position: steering risks in turbulent times.

They are Swedish’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt; NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Jamie Shea; and Formula One’s Mark Gallagher.

Carl Bildt’s keynote address will be part of the Forum’s focus on Europe at the Crossroads, which is also the subject of a high level panel discussion. Sweden’s Prime Minister

from 1991 to 1994 and Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2014, Carl Bildt is today associated with a number of international organisations. He serves on the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform (London), the Aspen Institute Italia (Rome) and RAND Europe.

He is currently the Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG), an initiative that will produce a comprehensive standard on internet governance. Noted internationally for his activities in resolving the Balkan conflict, Carl Bildt came of age as a thinker at a time when politicians and intellectuals sought refuge from war in the power of international organisations.

Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, will provide the closing keynote speech on risk communication. He has been working with NATO since 1980, including in communications roles. The division that he heads today handles a growing range of non-traditional risks and challenges including terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber defence and energy security.

Outside NATO, Jamie Shea is involved with several prominent academic institutions, including the Collège d’Europe, Bruges; University of Sussex, England and the American University, Washington DC.

Mark Gallagher will present a different perspective as he explains how Formula 1 moved risk management to front and centre of its activities following two fatal crashes one weekend in 1994. His introductory address is highly relevant to the venue of the Forum in Monaco, the home of one of Formula One’s prestigious events, the Monaco Grand Prix.

Today CEO of Performance Insights, Mark Gallagher began his career with Formula One in 1983. He spent seven years working in the media and as a consultant to Philip Morris International before joining Eddie Jordan’s fledgling Grand Prix team in 1990. He was a member of the team’s management board. He became part of the newly created Red Bull Racing management team in 2004, and was invited to lead Cosworth’s return to Formula One as an engine and technology supplier in 2010.

Last chance for Forum early registration offers

Discounts of up to €250 are still available for the 2017 FERMA Forum, and registered risk managers can bring a colleague for free – but only until 30 June.

Registration provides access to the entire FERMA Risk Management Forum, including the welcome reception, general sessions and opening keynote, exhibition hall (access to 50 exhibiting companies, three lunches and coffee breaks, two cocktails in the hall) and all workshops.

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