Record numbers of risk and insurance managers and other risk professionals are taking part in the 2012 Seminar of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) which begins on Monday (22 October) in Versailles, outside Paris.

By Friday (10 Oct), total numbers registered had reached 386, 100 more than the previous record set for the 2010 Seminar in London.

FERMA’s Seminar is an event exclusively for risk and insurance managers and sponsors. It takes place every other year, alternating with the larger FERMA Risk Management Forum which is open to everyone.

The highlight of the event is the announcement of the results of the 2012 FERMA Risk Management Benchmarking Survey. This is the sixth edition of the survey, which has been held every other year since 2002, always in partnership with AXA Corporate Solutions and Ernst & Young (E&Y).

The 2012 Benchmarking Survey took place between 20 April and 17 June 2012. It took the form of an online questionnaire which was open to members of the FERMA member associations and other approved risk and insurance managers. An independent, third party organisation managed the questionnaires and analysed the results. It received 809 responses, also a record number.

The President of FERMA Jorge Luzzi said: “We believe the FERMA survey is most extensive measure of the current state of risk management in Europe and of commercial insurance buyers’ views of the insurance market. The findings are valuable and provide actionable information for us and our companies.”

The next FERMA Forum will take place in Maastricht in the Netherlands from 29 September until 2 October 2012.

For more information, contact

Lee Coppack
FERMA media coordinator or +44 (0)20 8318 0330 or
+44 (0)7843 089904

Florence Bindelle
FERMA executive manager
+32 (2) 761 94 31