Maroš Šefčovič, vice president of the European Commission, and author Virginie Tournay will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) Forum. The forum will take place for the first time in three years from 9 to 11 October in Copenhagen this year. It last took place in Berlin in 2019.
The theme for the 2022 event will be “Transitioning together – Risk leadership in a fast-changing world”.
“Now, as we progress from the pandemic crisis, we face heightened geopolitical stress as a result of the Russian conflict in the Ukraine. It is impossible to predict all the consequences, but we may see the greatest period of transition for Europe since the break-up of the Soviet Union,” Dirk Wegener, president of FERMA, wrote when the forum was announced.
“What, therefore, does transitioning together mean for risk managers today? It’s an acknowledgement that sharing knowledge and skills is the way to make our societies and our organisations sustainable in this new period of disruption. As risk managers, we can help achieve what we want: a humane planet, a green planet and a digital planet.”
Tournay is a French author and research director at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. In 2020, she was recruited with other authors, science fiction scenarists and cartoonists to join the Red Team for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. The team was tasked with imagining possible threats to France and its interests, especially from technological, economic, social and environmental perspectives, between 2030 and 2060.
Šefčovič, a Slovak diplomat and politician, is the Commission vice-president for inter-institutional relations.
Those interested can register at www.ferma-forum.eu.
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