A Look Back at the 2006 & 2007 RMIA Conferences
For a number of years this was the website for the RMIA Annual Conferences, the premier risk conference in the Asia Pacific Region. The conference brings together Risk professionals from across the Asia Pacific Region.
Content is from the site's 2006 -2007 conferences.
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The practice of Risk Management is changing in response to the rapidly changing global economy, the increased speed of the product lifecycle and the onus on governments to ensure competitive economies. Combined with uncertainty factors such as terrorism, bio-security, complexity of regulation and the increased scrutiny of organisational governance, there are great opportunities and challenges for risk management practitioners.
The RMIA National Conference in 2006 will provide both the insight and the tools to realise the opportunities and minimise the threats to your organisation’s ability to achieve its strategic intent.
Beginning on the Sunday morning, there will be a range of knowledge sessions in a variety of formats to meet the needs of strategic and operational risk managers from the public, private and not for profit sectors. Along with valuable knowledge to be gained there will be unparalleled opportunities to network and have some fun.
RMIA 2006 is a must attend event for risk management practitioners, senior managers, consultants, service providers and others in the field.
Enter these dates in your diary now
The Melbourne Convention Centre is the venue for the 2006 conference and exhibition, located beside the Yarra River in the heart of the city and within walking distance of all the conference hotels. The MCC has hosted over 10,000 events since it opened 15 years ago. The RMIA 2006 exhibition will be held in You Yangs Hall on the same level as the plenary sessions in John Batman Theatre. You Yangs Hall provides over 2000 square metres of carpeted exhibition space with direct access to the loading dock via lifts. The exhibition will be the networking hub of the conference, incorporating refreshment breaks, happy hours, a networking area and internet lounge. For further information about the convention centre visit www.mecc.com.au
The Industry Exhibition will be a major component of the RMIA 2006 conference and will feature market leaders from the risk management sector. The conference program has been specifically designed to maximise the opportunity for delegates to visit the exhibition.
With a networking area, internet lounge, coffee breaks, happy hours, and morning and afternoon teas being held in the exhibition area, this area is set to be the prime networking arena for both delegates and exhibitors.
WHO SHOULD EXHIBIT?
The RMIA 2006 Exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to build relationships with the key decision makers on risk management issues.
- General risk management consultants
- Insurance companies
- Third Party Administrators
- Insurance consultants
- Government Departments/Organisations
- Loss management companies
- Risk management legal practitioners
- Occupational Health and Safety advisors
- Engineering and project risk consultants
- Investigation services
- Security consultants and providers
- Risk management software providers
- Compliance services providers
- Fleet management
- Education and Training providers
- Risk related recruitment firms
DELEGATE PROFILE / KEY DECISION MAKERS
The RMIA National Conference is the largest and highest quality learning event for risk management professionals in Australia. It attracts nearly 600 delegates who represent a wide range of practitioners including:
- Strategic risk management practitioners
- Operational risk management practitioners
- Senior business managers
- Major private sector enterprises
- All levels of government and some of their agencies
- A range of business advisors
In recent years delegate numbers have grown rapidly with over 40% increase since 2002. Further growth in delegate numbers is forecast for RMIA 2006.
WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE
The RMIA 2006 Conference will provide delegates, sponsors and exhibitors with the most effective marketing/client relations platform within the Risk Management industry. By combining an informative conference program, respected international and national industry speakers, a vibrant social program and state-of-the art industry exhibition, RMIA 2006 is the premier Risk Management conference to attend this year.
Why are we so confident?
- The program will feature internationally renowned experts in the field of risk management.
- The program will deliver new knowledge to delegates on issues of strategic importance to their organisation.
- The program will provide an opportunity to network with a cross section of colleagues and experts from all areas of risk management.
- The conference is an ideal platform for industry to inform their target market about new products and services.
- The conference provides an opportunity for staff to gain otherwise unavailable information on the status of risk management
- Sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity to position your brand and improve knowledge of product and service offer before, during and after the event.
- As an Exhibitor your representatives can network with professionals from around Australia and overseas.
- Your company’s involvement, commitment and support for RMIA 2006 will be widely acknowledged leading up to the conference.
- Your company will benefit significantly from exposure to an interested, relevant and valuable audience in an informal yet informative environment away from everyday distractions.
MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE
Corner of Spencer & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Situated beside the picturesque Yarra River, the Melbourne Convention Centre is located just a short stroll from many of the city's restaurants, hotels and shopping areas making it easily accessed by foot or public transport. All the conference hotels are within walking distance of the convention centre.
All conference sessions, the exhibition, and the conference dinner will be held within the Melbourne Convention Centre.
PROVISIONAL RMIA BUSINESS PROGRAM
Saturday 11 November 2006
|13:00– 17:00||Venue: Crowne Plaza Melbourne
CPRM PD Workshop
Presenter: Michael Lutomski Risk Manager International Space Station Program, NASA, USA
Sunday 12 November 2006
|0900– 1730||Registration Opens|
|0930– 1045||National Board of Directors, Chapter Executives, Life Members, Honorary Fellows & Past Presidents meeting|
|1110||Welcome to 3rd National Conference of RMIA, David Wilkinson, President, RMIA
Address by RMIA Patron, Pat Barrett AO
Global Climate change and its effects on the global economy & climate change in the Australian environment and how it effects R/M strategy Tony Coleman, Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary, IAG
|1300||Concurrent Focus Sessions|
|1400||Delegates have 15 minutes to change rooms|
|1415||Concurrent Focus Sessions|
|1600||RMIA Annual General Meeting|
|1930– 2400||RMIA Welcome Dinner
sponsored by CMGL and Konekt
Monday 13 November 2006
Women in Risk Management Breakfast
|0800– 0830||Welcome Coffee|
|0835||Greetings from the RMIA President, David Wilkinson|
|0840||Plenary Session Sponsored by AKE Asia Pacific
How to interpret strategy from a risk management perspective Prof George Cairns Professor of Management, Essex University, UK
What is organisational culture, how does it influence our behaviour and what does all of this mean for the management of Risk? Paul Killeen Principal Risk Specialist, Telstra Corporation
|1000||Risk Manager of the Year Award 2006 Presentation|
|1010||Student of the Year Award presentation|
|Plenary Session sponsored by Sparke Helmore
Leadership Challenges in a corporate entity vs. the AFL Commission and the difference in market, culture and reputation Sam MostynGroup Executive Culture and Reputation, IAG Group
Benchmarking Risk Management and Risk–Financing Performance for the Australian Organisation Jason Disborough Divisional Manager, Aon Risk Services
|1400||Concurrent Focus Sessions|
|1530||Concurrent Focus Sessions|
|Plenary Session sponsored by Marsh
Leadership - everyone needs it General Peter Cosgrove AC MC
|1700– 1830||Happy Hour – Wine and Food Extravaganza sponsored by SAFETRAC|
Tuesday 14 November 2006
|0700– 0830||Risk Manager of the Year Award winners breakfast (invitation only)|
|0815– 0845||Welcome Coffee|
Does the risk management office support growth, innovation and risk taking? Nick Chipman Partner, Head of Transactions, PricewaterhouseCoopers
|0930||Risk Management’s role in supporting the board and C suite to develop their business strategy for growth and change Roger Estall Chairman, New Zealand Society for Risk Management|
|1015||Morning Tea sponsored by Konekt|
|1100||Concurrent Focus Sessions|
|1230||Lunch sponsored by Lloyd's|
|Plenary Session sponsored by Marsh
Lessons from Failures – The rating process – What default studies tell us – Identifying the Red Flags Michael Vine Director, Ratings Services, Standard & Poors
Basel Benefits – AMA operational risk management as a value driver Dr Paul Kennedy Head of Operational Risk Quantitive, Analysis and Strategic Risk, National Australia Bank
|1630– 1800||Happy Hour sponsored by SAFETRAC|
|1930||Conference Dinner sponsored by Aon Risk Services|
Wednesday 15 November 2006
|0830– 0900||Welcome Coffee|
|0900||Concurrent Special Interest Group Sessions|
RMIA 2007 PROGRAM - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
RMIA seeks submissions from those interested in being part of RMIA 2007 – the 4th national RMIA conference. The conference committee will provide a range of learning styles and experiences for delegates.
At the RMIA 2007 conference, innovations in program presentation include facilitated round-table discussions and a mock trial. We plan to increase the level of delegate participation and priority will be given to:
- Case studies from practitioners
- Facilitated panel discussions; and
- Intensive training sessions (eg, training courses or workshops of up to three hours duration)
The intent is to offer a range of formats that will improve learning for delegates and promote more shared experience across all sectors. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to broaden the delegate experience.
The Risk Management Institution of Australasia Limited’s 4th Annual Conference is to be held in 2007 and is set to educate and inspire all practitioners involved in the management of risk. This year the Asia Pacific’s premier risk management learning event will take place on Queensland’s famous Gold Coast from 25 - 27 November 2007. RMIA 2007 presents a focused channel into the risk management marketplace that is not readily available from any other organisation or event in Australasia. Delegates will be provided with the opportunity to network with key decision makers, expand your product or service knowledge and be exposed to industry leaders through the dynamic business program.
The business program is designed around the theme Risk = Opportunity. A range of international and local speakers will provide delegates with key insights into how the risk management function can deliver the strategic objectives of the organisation. Exciting innovations for the 2007 program include a mock trial and 3 hour workshops by experts in the field on:
- Integrating Risk Management
- Risk & Opportunity in the post Kyoto World
- Insurance and the Law
- Incident Management
- An Introduction to Risk Management
- An Introduction to Self Insurance
Our post-conference workshops will also provide delegates with information on special subjects of interest and unique opportunities to share experiences of best practice. Whether it’s Security Risk Management, Self-Insurance or Enterprise Risk Management, don’t miss out on these innovative and interactive sessions.
The program has been developed from a comprehensive call for papers and a judging panel to determine consistency with the theme and quality of content. I believe that this process has produced one of the most outstanding learning programs for risk management practitioners around the globe.
RMIA Conferences are world renowned for keeping delegates up-to-date on leading edge risk management strategies and techniques. I recommend RMIA 2007 to you as an excellent opportunity to maximise your professional development and to network with other risk professionals from around the world.
I look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast Convention Centre in November.
WHY REGISTER EARLY?
Limited Attendance Workshops
A number of limited attendance intensive workshops focussing on key topics will be held on Monday 26 November. Due to the hands-on interactive nature of the workshops, attendance will be limited to 50 participants per workshop.
- Introduction to risk management
- Insurance and the law
- Incident management
- Risk and opportunity in the post Kyoto world
- Introduction to Self Insurance
- Integrating Risk Management
An opportunity to hear from a fellow RM practitioner and to experience the onsite challenges of the management of risk at two unique Gold Coast attractions – Jupiters Casino and Dream World. Places are limited with 40 delegates able for to attend each site visit. RMIA members will be given preference and will be registered on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Expression of interest in presenting 23 March 2007
Program published mid-July 2007
Registration Brochure Available mid-July 2007
Earlybird registration deadline 14 September 2007
Accommodation booking deadline 1 October 2007
Conference Commences 25 November 2007
Peter joined the ANZ Bank in 1997, taking the role of Group Head of Operational Risk & OTSS Risk in late 2004. He is accountable for the project risk strategy to ensure it aligns with the Group Risk Framework globally. Peter also provides oversight on all operational risk matters across the group. Prior to his newrole, Peter was General Manager of strategic sourcing.
Since 2005 Elizabeth Fraser has been the Commissioner for Children and Young People and Child Guardian in Queensland. Elizabeth’s work experience spans 35 years. She has worked at all levels of government in different states, as well as in five countries. Her areas of speciality include child protection, family services, community development, policy and program development, review and implementation, and organizational change and support.
Gary S Guzy leads the Emerging Environmental Risk Practice at Marsh and directs Marsh’s Climate Risk Initiative. He is Marsh’s chief strategist on sustainability issues and its spokesperson and liaises with partner organizations such as the World Economic Forum, Carbon Disclosure Project, Pew Center, Global Roundtable on Climate Change and US Climate Action Partnership. He was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the General Counsel of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 1998 to 2001. Gary also served as a consultant to the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Jude Munro has been the CEO for Brisbane City Council since 2000. Prior to this, Jude was CEO for the City of Adelaide for three years, CEO of the cities of Moreland and St Kilda in Victoria, and Brisbane City Council’s Manager of Recreation and Health. Before joining local government in 1991, she was a senior executive in the Victorian public service.
Steve joined Aon in May 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2007, having previously been responsible for Aon’s Australian corporate client portfolio. As CEO, Steve has retained a top level contact role with major clients, understanding their business and ensuring all of Aon’s capabilities help those clients to achieve their risk financing and risk management objectives.
Prior to taking up his current position as Director-General of Security at the Australian Security Intelligence
Organisation (ASIO) in July 2005, Paul O’Sullivan was Senior Adviser (International) to the Prime Minister from January 2004. Previously he served as Deputy Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2003-2004), He was Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, to Switzerland and to Liechtenstein (1999-2003) and Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission at Australia’s largest overseas mission in Washington (1996-1998). From 1994 to 1996, Mr O’Sullivan headed two divisions of the
Australian Department of Foreign and Trade dealing successively with Australia’s political and economic relations with Europe and the Americas and with international organisations and legal issues. From 1991 to 1994, Mr O’Sullivan was Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations for disarmament issues.
Laurie Treloar is the ABC’s Head Risk Officer and Business Operations and has worked in the media for more than 20 years. He is an accountant (FCPA), holds a diploma in financial planning and is a Certified Practicing Risk Manager. He has specifically targeted risk management over the past nine years and received the distinction of being awarded ‘Risk Manager of the Year’ in 2002.
Hugh Loader was from 1979 to 2004 Director of Group Insurance & Risk Management for Tetra Laval, an
international packaging and engineering group based in Switzerland. His previous position was Group Insurance Manager for Associated Communications Corporation in England. Hugh has lectured throughout the world on insurance and risk management. He has contributed articles to insurance journals and broadcast on insurance and risk management. He was also a contributing author to the Company Insurance Handbook and the Chartered Insurance Institute Risk Management Handbook. Hugh was President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations from 1994- 1999, Chairman of the International Federation of Risk & Insurance Management Associations from 1984-1988 and Chairman of AIRMIC (Association of Insurance & Risk Managers (UK)) in 1982-1983. He was an Insurance
Advisor to the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry from 1984-1988. Hugh was elected an Honorary Life
Member of ARIMA (now Risk Management Institution of Australasia Limited) in 1987.
Patricia O’Brien has extensive and pioneering experience as a consultant and educator in risk management within private and public sector organisations in Australia and beyond. She founded a risk management consultancy and education business, which she sold to a multinational organisation in 1996. Since that time Patricia’s professional practice has expanded to include aspects of strategic and business management but always with a heavy emphasis on risk management. Patricia was delighted to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship in risk management in recognition of her active long-term involvement with RMIA and its predecessor.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Business breakfast briefing
The world of Dubai: Large scale risks in a volatile market
$A38.50 delegate, $A55 non delegate
Monday 26 November 2007
0700 to 0820
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mr Marwan Al-Qamzi
Marwan has years of experience leading major economic functions in Dubai, spending most of his professional career time working in senior management positions within Dubai Ports Authority - one of the world’s largest holding companies. He is currently the Managing Director of the Palm-Jebel Ali Project.
Unprecedented in design and construction, the Palm Jebel Ali Project involves the construction of what will be the biggest artificial Island in the world. In the shape of a palm, the island will include six marinas, a water theme park, ‘Sea Village’ and homes built on stilts above the water. It will be 50 percent larger than one of its sister projects, Palm Jumeriah, which - along with its other sister project - required approximately 100 million cubic metres of rock and sand.
In an interview with WJAL, he complained, "In spite of the wondrous elegance of the space, you would not believe where the hang ups were." The topic was maintenance, and especially the janitorial supplies required by the massive complex. "Yes, the problem came down to basic trash bags, or the lack of them, if you can believe it." Within an hour of that broadcast, the project had a new supplier for not only trash bags, but all custodial supplies, including hardware and consumer products, like vacuum cleaners (they needed 10,000) and paper towels. Read the Sept issue of Solange to get the whole story.
This workshop is a must for anyone responsible for implementing or managing the ERM program in their organisation. It is designed to give participants an overview of the RMIA ERM Best Practice Model. This model is currently being developed by the RMIA Chief Risk Officer Forum, a group of ERM experts from around Australia dedicated to the development and effective implementation of Enterprise Risk Management.
This workshop will provide risk management practitioners with the essential elements of Enterprise Risk Management and provide practical ideas and suggestions on how to effectively implement an ERM Program within their organisation.
- ERM Fundamentals & Principles: including ERM Philosophy, ERM Concepts & Models and the difference between ERM, Risk Management, Governance, Business Continuity, Compliance and Audit.
- ERM Governance: includes ERM Vision & Objectives, KPI’s, Standards, Implementation Strategies, ERM Policy, ERM Executive Oversight and using Risk Tolerance as a decision-making tool.
- ERM Frameworks: includes integration with Governance Frameworks and Strategic & Business Planning processes, the difference between Enterprise Risks, Strategic Risks, Business Risks and Operational Risks, Terminology and Language and ERM Analysis, Intelligence & Reporting.
- ERM Process & Practices: includes ERM Process, Methodologies, Guidelines, Procedures, Tools, Techniques & Applications.
- ERM Intelligence: includes moving beyond the excel spreadsheet, building an ERM Intelligence System (ERMIS) Business Case, formulating the ERMIS Requirements, formulating an ERMIS Strategy and ERMIS implementation and User Acceptance.
- ERM Performance Management: includes ERM Excellence, Best Practices, Assurance, Benchmarking, Compliance, Review Activities and ERM Culture & Organisational Change.
Dr Miles Jakeman
Miles has an extensive career in security risk management that has seen him at the forefront of the response to key security threats for nations in our region (Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines) and major multinational companies. He was intimately involved in the Australian Government response to the 11 September attacks including implementation of the inaugural “sky marshal” program. Miles is the principal of Jakeman Business Solutions which continues to provide the region with security risk management solutions.
With over 20 years experience in the practice of security risk management, Julian was responsible for the Australian Trade Commission security across over 60 countries. Julian has experience of major resource projects both in Australia and internationally. He was responsible for the establishment of the RMIA’s Security Special Interest Group and is actively involved in the development of the practice internationally.