The increasing focus on education is an important element of this meeting," said Francois Settembrino, former president of AEAI
, now FERMA.
Notes former AEAI President Francois Settembrino, director, Tabacofina Vander Elst, S.
On this last item, until recently, RIMS and AEAI represented the only regional risk management associations.
From the president of IFRIMA and the vice president of AEAI
, my wish is that we work more to follow up on techniques and current thought from all countries for the collective enrichment and so that further progress can be made in such a passionate function.
These changes in European political and economic strategies were discussed at the AEAI (Association Europeenne des Assures de l'Industrie)/RIMS Risk Management Forum in Monaco held on October 10-13.
Francois Settembrino, risk manager of Tabacofina-Vander Elst in Belgium and president of AEAI, noted that since the conference began 13 years ago, AEAI has grown from six to the nine national member associations that are represented today.
What Tony Bridger, president of RIMS, Francois Settembrino, president of AEAI
and Kevin Knight, president of ARIMA, offered in their respective views is that risk managers can help their companies achieve corporate objectives by supporting risk management education.
For example, conferences were held this spring by risk management associations in the Philippines and the United Kingdom, the Indian, Mexican and Australian organizations will hold conferences in August, September and November, respectively, and RIMS and AEAI
will hold their sixth joint "Risk Management Forum" in Monte Carlo on Oct.
In January, AEAI
sponsored a meeting in Brussels that brought together academics from five countries and risk managers from seven countries to address the topic.
Receptions on Sunday and Tuesday evenings will be hosted by AEAI
and RIMS and the Principality of Monaco, respectively.
PHOTO : RIMS President Ron Stasch (center), AEAI
President Francois Settembrino of Belgium (left)
Both conferences drew upon the expertise of their own members and risk managers from other IFRIMA member associations including RIMS, AEAI
of Europe, IIIRM of India, AIRMIC of the United Kingdom and local and international insurance industry representatives.