More than 230 risk and insurance managers have registered to attend the 2012 Seminar organised by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), where they will hear the announcement of the results of the 2012 FERMA benchmarking survey.

The 2012 FERMA Benchmarking Survey received a record number of 809 responses covering risk management and insurance market issues.

This is the sixth time that FERMA has carried out the survey, conducted in collaboration with AXA Corporate Solutions and Ernst & Young, and on each occasion the number of participants has risen significantly. The 2010 survey had 782 responses.

Cristina Martinez, FERMA board member with responsibility for the survey commented: “We believe the FERMA survey is most extensive view available of the current state of risk management in Europe and of commercial insurance buyers’ views of the insurance market.”

The Seminar is a free event for risk and insurance managers only held every two years. This year it is taking place in Versailles, outside Paris, on 22 and 23 October.

You are invited… Journalists are invited to attend the Seminar and the press conference that will take place at 12.00 on Monday 22 October. To register go to, click on the button New registration and register as ‘Press’. You can also contact Lee Coppack at or Florence Bindelle at

The announcement and analysis of the survey results are the highlight of the event, which will also include a panel debate on the main issues of the European insurance market. Panel speakers include leading executives from ACE, Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality, Aon, AXA Corporate Solutions, Chartis, FM Global, Marsh, SIACI SAINT HONORE, Willis, and XL Europe.

The full programme is available at:

FERMA President Jorge Luzzi said: “We are delighted to welcome journalists to the Seminar and to the larger FERMA Forum, which will take place in Maastricht in the Netherlands from 29 September to 3 October next year.”