On October 20 in Brussels, FERMA will celebrate its 40th anniversary. In 1974, six European risk management associations came together to give the commercial insurance buyer a voice. They created the Association of European Industrial Insureds (AEAI), which in time transformed itself into the Federation of European Risk Management Associations. Today FERMA represents 22 national associations in 20 countries and more than 4300 individual risk managers.

Risk managers and other risk professionals are invited to join the celebrations at a gala dinner on a risk-related theme. It will be a glittering, black-tie* type occasion with important personalities from the development of FERMA, including its Honorary President François Settembrino and other past presidents, taking part.

The venue is also exceptional. The dinner will take place at the Palais des Beaux Arts, an art deco masterpiece by Victor Horta (1861-1947), which has been intensively renovated and restored to create a prestigious venue for the arts.
Everyone is welcome to attend the dinner and help FERMA celebrate – no Seminar registration is required. And there is free registration for risk managers. To attend:

40th anniversary brochure

ferma-40-anniversaryAll those attending will receive a copy of FERMA’s special 40th anniversary brochure. It tells the story of FERMA through its presidents since the beginning and sets out the developing work of FERMA to support risk management and risk managers in Europe today and in the future.






* The dress code is tuxedo or dark business suit for men and evening dress for women.

There is still time to attend the FERMA 40th anniversary Gala Dinner. Register now at