Risk Management -
Implementing Standards, Strategy and a Risk Culture

14-15 October 2009
Grange City Hotel, London

Rsk Management - Implementing Standards. Strategy and a Risk Culture

Is your organization facing greater financial and operational risk? Improve your risk management strategy and streamline procedures using BS 31100.

BS 31100:2008 Risk management. Code of practice is the UK’s first risk management standard. In the current recession, BS 31100 is more important than ever in helping businesses to managing threats and take advantage of new business opportunities.

Attend BSI's second annual risk management conference to see how other organizations are approaching risk management during the recession to manage potential threats and seize new business opportunities, despite limited resources.

The conference will deliver practical, real-life guidance on using BS 31100 to achieve more effective risk management, both immediately and over a longer term . Leading businesses will demonstrate successful BS 31100 implementation and enterprise risk management, and give guidance on how businesses should be planning for the future.

Hear a standards update, as well as case studies and presentations on topics such as implementing BS 31100 successfully and enterprise risk management, suggesting immediate improvements to risk management activities.

Attend to learn about:

  • The effect of the recession on operational and strategic aspects of risk management
  • Developments in standards
  • Tha changing risk landscape and future trends in risk
  • Practical examples of how BS 31100 can be implemented
  • How to monitor, evaluate and benchmark risk management practices
  • How risk management practices and processes can be streamlined
  • Improving your enterprise risk management and operational risk management strategies 
  • Assessing your organization’s risk management maturity.

There will be opportunity for networking and discussion during the conference and drinks reception.

Conference price includes a copy of Good Governance: A risk-based management systems approach to internal control.

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Conference chair

Julia Graham
Chief Risk Officer, DLA Piper UK LLP;
Chair, BS 31100 committee

Standards update: Update on UK and international standards 

  • Latest news on developments in UK standards 
  • Introduction to new EU/ISO standards published/about to publish

Jeremy Harrison,
Committee member, RM/1 (BS 31100) committee

Keynote: Enterprise risk management (ERM) in the recession

  • Minimizing threats and maximizing business opportunities in the recession
  • Key components of a successful 21st century ERM framework
  • Making a stepped improvement through the adoption of BS 31100

Bill Aujla
Head of Enterprise Risk Management, BT plc

Stephen Tait
Risk consultant, BT plc

Case study: Project risk management

  • Using scare resources effectively through risk management 
  • Managing risk profile in a complex environment 
  • Delivering confidence to stakeholders and customers

Jeremy Harrison
Head of Project Risk & Value Management, NetworkRail

The banking crisis: what can we all learn from it?

  • What were the fatal flaws?
  • Where does risk management practice need to up its game?
  • How do the lessons supprt BS 31100?

Edward Sankey
Council member, Institute of Operational Risk;
Managing consultant, Larocourt Risk Management

Case study: Operational risk management

  • Building credibility and support 
  • Building infrastructure
  • Hardwiring risk into the business

Peter Harris
Head of Operational Risk, Virgin Media, Inc

Discussion session: Gaining your board's buy-in

  • What the board wants and how to get your point across
  • What makes for good risk management reporting?
  • Why didn’t risk management prevent the current economic problems? 
  • What can we learn?

Risk management maturity

  • From embedding to maturity: fad or necessity? 
  • What is risk management maturity about: process or culture? 
  • How you can assess your organisation's risk management maturity 
  • How you can increase maturity and the benefits

Richard Anderson
Principal, Richard Anderson & Associates

A risk based approach to business

  • The application of BS 31100 in the context of your supply chain
  • Understanding the risks your company faces from supply chain failure
    - key questions to ask
    - implications of failure
  • Selecting and tackling focus areas following supply chain risk assessment

Nick Wildgoose
Global Supply Chain Product Manger, Zurich Global Corporate UK

The future – the outlook ahead

  • The Walker report and the UK combined code 
  • The need for increased governance
  • An integrated approach
  • Using BS 31100 with other management systems standards

David A Smith
Director, IMS Risk Solutions Ltd


Capitalism, cranes, cacti and crocodiles: Your risk appetite and BS 31100 – what next?

This workshop is an interactive session of exercises, presentations, discussion, case studies, and practical tools. It is designed to build knowledge, understanding and confidence for those considering, or currently applying BS 31100 within their organization.

The main questions answered are:

What are the benefits of the standard?
What is the best method to apply?

Content includes:

  • The essentials
    - The standard, its aims and objectives
    - The analysis of risk and definitions
    - Documentation and information sources
    - Internal management systems and processes
  • Your plans
    - Organizational objectives
    - Alignment or compliance?
    - The value derived to the organization 
  • Implementing the standard
    - Managing and delivering your project plan
    - The lifecycle and documentation
    - The relationship with complimentary standards and disciplines.

Chris Needham-Bennett
Managing Director, Needhams 1834 Ltd

Giles Alexander
Consultant, Needhams 1834 Ltd

BSI’s conference workshops provide detailed learning, guidance and practical advice through small groups and one to one interaction with highly skilled and knowledgeable tutors. The workshops can provide a greater depth of understanding and enable you to get to grips with challenging and technical subjects.


All management involved with or responsible for risk management, including:

  • Heads and directors of risk management
  • Risk managers/officers
  • Corporate risk managers
  • Strategic and operational risk managers
  • Corporate governance managers
  • Quality managers
  • Business development and planning managers
  • Compliance officers and auditors.



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