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The IRM is the leading global professional body for Risk Management. 

We drive excellence in managing risk to ensure organisations are ready for the opportunities and threats of the future. We do this by providing internationally recognized qualifications and training, publishing research, guidance and thought leadership and setting professional standards. 

The IRM Switzerland Regional Group (IRMSRG) hosts 4 annual risk management events for its members and guests, enabling them to stay abreast of key topics, global best practices, to forge and build strong relationships and to network in an open and friendly, supportive club style. 

We are excited about risk management thought leadership and we invite you to join us at one of our events. For our 2019 schedule of events, please click on the link below.

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Cyber Risk Management in the Digital Age: An event by the IRM's Swiss Regional Group: 18th June, Zurich


Upcoming meetings

Cybersecurity, Cloud, Cyber Insurance, Courage and Clout: What Enterprise Business Must Know About the Future

Date:

Tuesday 26 November 2019 

Time:

16.00-16.30 Registration

16.30-20.00 Keynotes & Q & A in the Salon Montparnasse

20.00-22.00 Apéro riche in Jules Verne Panorama Bar

Location:

Brasserie Lipp, Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich

Booking:

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Find out more about speaker profiles and synopses

We are most grateful to our Headline Platinum Sponsors IBM and AIG who made this event possible.

   

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 Group contact details

Chair:
Martin Tang

Organising committee:
Olga Cioccarelli 
Martin Cip 
John Corona
Stephen Farrant 
John Pottage 
Flavia Silvestri
Svetlana Yarovikova 

Advisors to Organising Committee:
Thierry Fuhrer 
Daniel Imhof
Kurt Meyer

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Previous meetings

Cyber Risk Management in the Digital Age and Society 5.0

Date:

Tuesday 18 June 2019 

Time:

17.45 for 18.00 start

Location:

Brasserie Lipp, Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich

Price:

Non members: £22

Free for IRM members

Find out more about speaker profiles and synopses

We thank our sponsor NTT security for making this event possible.

 

Better decision-making in business by understanding honesty, trust, ethics and cognitive biases.

Date:

Tuesday 5 February 2019 

Time:

17.45 for 18.00 start

Location:

Brasserie Lipp, Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich

Price:

Non members: £22

Free for IRM members

 

Risk Management in the Life Sciences Industry

Date:

Tuesday 27 November 2018 

Time:

16.00 registration for 16.15 start
18.30 apéro riche start in Pebbles Lounge on 38th floor of Building 1

Location:

Price:

IRM Members: Free

Non-members: GBP £22

 

We thank our sponsors, AXA XL, for making this event possible. 

 

Annual Risk Culture event

Date:

Tuesday 18 September 2018 

Time:

17.45 registration for 18.00 start, 20.00 apéro riche

Location:

Price:

IRM Members: Free

Non-members: GBP £28

We thank our sponsors, Thomson Reuters, for making this event possible.

Featuring:

  • Harnessing the Risk Agenda for strategic success - Alison Bewick
  • How to build a sustainable competitive advantage through Risk Culture - John Pottage
  • The power of data and technology in Financial Crime prevention - Nicola Passariello 

Moderated by Mike Shields

View the presentation synopses »

 

IRM Switzerland Speakers Corner 

Topic: Delivering Effective Enterprise Risk Management and Influencing Main Boards and Executive Committees- sharing experiences, opinions and mutual assistance

Date:

Tuesday 28 August 2018 

Time:

18.30 registration for 18.45 start. Networking apero start 19.15

Location:

Ambrosi Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich.

A 5 minute walk along the Viadukt from Tramstop “Dammstrasse” - 
Trams 4, 13, & 17

Price:

Complimentary for IRM members and non-members

We thank our sponsors, XL Catlin, for making this event possible.

Speaker:

  • Creighton Twiggs, former Corporate Risk Manager of Clariant 

Synopsis:

Creighton has experience in a number of areas but has always worked at corporate head offices. 

Starting out as an accountant, moving through treasury, legal, insurances, pensions, shareholder relations, company secretary and executive board member. This is not a typical route to becoming an Enterprise Risk Manager and therefore Creighton's views may be unusual for a risk manager.

Creighton does not think he has the answers or indeed the right questions and welcomes a lively discussion on delivering ERM assessments and risk management solutions to senior company managers.

View the speaker profile and synopsis

 

The Cyber Crystal Ball

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018 
Time:
Begins at 18:00
Location:  

XL Catlin Limmatstrasse 250, 8005 Zürich

Speaker: Rik Ferguson is one of the leading experts worldwide in information security. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, and a project leader with the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.
We thank our sponsors, XL Catlin, for making this event possible.
Rik Ferguson 


Speakers Corner Event: U.S. Liability Litigation traps for Swiss and European Companies

Date: Tuesday 8 May 2018 
Time:
Begins at 18:30
Location:

Ambrosi, Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich

View the full agenda and speaker profile » 

 

IRM Meeting:

Date: Monday 19 March 2018 
Time:
Begins at 18:00
Location:  

XL Catlin
Limmatstrasse 250, 8005 Zürich

Agenda topics & speakers:

  • How Do Risk Managers Become Influential? - Professor Anette Mikes of HEC Lausanne  
  • 2025 Risk Agenda – What’s Next? - Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations, Institute of Risk Management, London   

IRM Speakers Corner Networking Evening & Open Mic:

Topic: “ValueS at Risk: The ethical Turn in Risk Management”

Date: Tuesday 6 February 2018 
Time:
Begins at 18:30
Location:   Ambrosi
Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich
near “Dammweg” stop for trams 4, 13 & 17 

IRM Speakers Corner: 2018 Topics & Events Calendar and Open mic

Date: 14th November 2017
Time: Begins at 18:30
Location: 

Ambrosi, Im Viadukt 25
Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich

 

 XL Catlin have kindly sponsored this event.


Values at Risk: The Ethical Turn in Risk Management

Date:   28th November 2017
Time:   Begins at 17:30
Location:   

Kessler & Co Inc. 
Forchstrasse 95, CH-8032 Zurich*

 
 
 

* Please note: Arrival by public transport is recommended as parking is limited

Agenda: 

  • Is it possible to avoid predictable surprises and fend off man-made disasters? 
    • We will review the critical need for ethics in Risk Management and learn how an innovative and yet simple approach added significant value to companies at the heart of the Swiss economy.
  • Risk dialogue as a critical success factor for effective risk management
  • Networking and Flying-Dinner

Our speakers include:

Professor Anette Mikes of the University of Lausanne. Anette is a pioneer in the field of Risk Management, having worked at Harvard Business School as an Associate Professor and launched together with Professor Robert Kaplan the executive education program “Risk Management for corporate leaders”. Anette has twice won the prestigious David Solomons award, in 2010 “Risk Management and Calculative Cultures” and in 2016 “How do Risk Managers become influential?” Her documentary “The Kursk Submarine Rescue Mission” won the most outstanding short film award at the 2014 Global Risk Forum in Davos. 

Kurt Meyer, CRO of Swissgrid, the Swiss national electricity transmission system operator, will present on Swissgrid’s partnership with Anette in co-developing RiskTalk, using it as a strong instrument to encourage employees to risk manage their jobs and environment. Kurt will share with us the learnings and effects of implementing RiskTalk, impacting also on enterprise value(s). Interestingly, Swissgrid has been visited by companies, including financial services, who plan to better manage their risks by using RiskTalk (i.e. conduct risks).

Robert Kessler, Managing Director of Kessler & Co Inc. and Simon Künzler, Head of Risk Consulting at Kessler Consulting Inc. will present on what is the overlap between a qualified insurance broker and a risk manager and provide insights on risk dialogue as a critical success factor to make risk management effective.

View the full speaker profiles here.


 

Risk Culture - So undervalued and yet so critical

Date: 19th October 2017
Time: 18.00 - 20.00, followed by Apéro
Location:  Thomson Reuters, Hufgasse 10, 8008 Zurich 

 


Risk Management Networking Event

Date: 4th July 2017
Time: Begins at 18:30
Location:  Ambrosi, Im Viadukt 25, Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich 
  • IRM Speakers Corner presentation by Henrik Svangren, Risk and Insurance Specialist, Grundfos. Topic: "Risk Management and ISO 9001-2015

XL Catlin kindly sponsored this event.


It's Cyber D-Day! Where are you on the road from Cyber Insecurity to Cyber Security? And what is the role of Insurance?

Date:   6 June 2017
Location:    XL Catlin, Limmatstrasse 250, 8005 Zürich 
         

XL Catlin kindly sponsored this event.

Speaker profiles can be found here.


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