Draws Diverse Crowd
Attracting over 100 delegates, Palisade’s 2012 EMEA Risk Conference in London offered something for virtually everyone, regardless of industry sector. The event was held at the Institute of Directors on 18th-19th April. Professionals attended from industries such as oil and gas, power generation, engineeringand construction, manufacturing, and more. There were over 40 total presentations and training sessions divided into three tracks.
The conference was opened by Palisadepresident Sam McLafferty. Sam presented an overview of Palisade and previewed what is coming next in future versions. Over the course of the two days this was followed bysessions on managing risk in large projects, demand forecasting, transport and urban planning, credit management, hydropower, renewable energy, investment portfolios, and much more. Palisade staff also delivered numerous software training sessions using the latest software techniques. Palisade EMEA managing director Craig Ferri closed the conference with a discussion of the dangers of performing risk analysis incorrectly in today’s business climate.
New this year, delegates took advantage ofone-on-one Expert Sessions.Offered by Palisade consultants and technical experts, these hands-on, individualized consulting sessions helped many attendees improve their risk models.
The conference also featured a plenary address by Ghislain Giroux Dufort of Baldwin Risk Strategies, Inc on the topic of Bringing Value to Enterprise Risk Management. With over 20 years of experience in risk management, Mr Giroux shared his experiences and observations of how quantifying risk through techniques like Monte Carlo simulation adds significant value to ERM implementations in many industries.
Delegates also found time to relax and exchange ideas at numerous networking sessions and receptions.
“The conference provided me with food for thought in order to provide better solutions to prospects and clients.”
- J. Rouaud, Marsh S.A.
“The Unilever keynote and rollout story brought together a very relevant and current business issue with the tools and techniques. Also very informative on best practice.”
- Andrew Poole, Consultant
“Another great conference - well done! It's always a stimulating and thought-provoking experience, and great hospitality.”
- Michael Brand, Captum Capital