The Forum in Numbers
1466 registrations from 34 countries
48 exhibitors
3600 meals
8000 coffees and teas
69 speakers
3 keynotes, 3 panels and 15 workshops


This year’s very successful Forum is now behind us. Everyone was very pleased with the organisation and quality of services. And not only that. The speakers were also a great source of inspiration. Bertrand Piccard and Karel Van Hulle immediately set the level very high during the opening keynotes, the three different panels were also knowledgeable, and some workshops were so successful we had to close the doors and refuse more attendees! Gilles Desclaux concluded the event with some amazing insights into military risk management in the final keynote.

We had about 4 000 visits on our website during the Forum, and more than 70 per cent came from outside the Netherlands. The twitter reach was more than four times than the previous Forum in Stockholm in 2011. FERMA TV recorded more than 20 interviews which were posted immediately on the ‘Forum Live’ and 135 pictures were shared on Flickr.

The award for best exhibition stand went to Marsh. The ‘mindball’ game as well as the visual impact of the booth and communication convinced the FERMA jury.

The Young Professionals’ Breakfast discussed careers, and no doubt that the experiences shared by ACE Europe’s Andrew Kendrick will influence the young risk managers and students who came to make an early start.

The newly elected FERMA President, Julia Graham, looked with pleasure at more than 200 women gathered for the Ladies in risk management lunch.

We’re now putting our efforts into the celebrations for FERMA’s 40th anniversary during the Seminar that will take place in Brussels from 20 to 21 October 2014.

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For more information on the different panels and workshop, download the full report at Forum report