The Risk Management Institution of Australasia Limited’s 4th Annual Conference

 

 

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:

  • Presentations
  • Debates
  • 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.



Grant Whitehorn
RMIA President

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.

Workshops include:

  • 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

 

 

SITE VISITS

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.

 

KEY DATES

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

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Peter Donald

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.

 

Elizabeth Fraser

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 Guzy

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

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 Nevett

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.

 

Paul O’Sullivan

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

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.

 

Conference moderators

 

Hugh Loader 

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

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.

 

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Business breakfast briefing
The world of Dubai: Large scale risks in a volatile market

 

Registration fee:

$A38.50 delegate, $A55 non delegate

Date:

Monday 26 November 2007

Time:

0700 to 0820

Venue:

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

 

Presenter:
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.

Travelling to Australia from Dubai, Marwan will talk about how owners of some of the world’s largest projects control risk while maintaining performance and delivery results.

 

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Specialist local government program

Registration fee:

$A88

Date:

Wednesday 28 November

Time:

0845 to 1400

Venue:

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

 

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Program overview:

0830

Welcome coffee

0845

A hands on approach to managing councils motor fleet Shane Brown & Siobhan Hughes CGU Corporate

0915

The consummate risk manager Sean O’Brien Gallagher Bassett & Ian Waters Redland Bay Shire Council

0945

After Sherlock: modern day factuals. What the court expects Jarrod Bowditch Director, Verifact Risk & Investigations

1015

Enterprise risk management &/or business continuity planning Ron Barnes Jardine Lloyd Thompson

1100

Morning tea

1130

Can waivers ever be made watertight? John Maclennan Tresscox Lawyers

1215

Professional indemnity claims against local councils: where is the exposure? Samantha Kelly & Kieran O’Brien Partner, DLA Phillips Fox

1300

Summary concluding lunch Peter Napier Risk Manager, Ipswich City Council

 

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Enterprise risk management workshop

Registration fee:

$A550

Date:

Wednesday 28 November

Time:

0930 to 1630

Venue:

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Limited:

30 participants, preference given to RMIA members

 

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.

 

Workshop participants will learn the key elements of:

  • 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.

 

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Security risk management workshop: Building resilience

Registration fee:

$A550

Date:

Wednesday 28 November

Time:

0930 to 1630

Venue:

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Limited:

30 participants, preference given to RMIA members

 

Program overview:

0930

Welcome coffee

0945

SRM defined.

1015

Integrating SRM into ERM.

1100

Morning Tea

1130

Developing Integrated SRM strategy.

1230

Lunch

1315

Developing SRM Business Case

1430

Delivering on the ground – key tools and techniques.

1630

Workshop concludes

 

Presenters:
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.

Julian Talbot
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.

Please note that only registered delegates are eligible to attend the workshops

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