International operations, commercial complexity and increased regulation are among the issues set to be scrutinised at a day-long series of events for risk managers in Belgium

Engaged Investor March/April 2011

The global risk agenda will form the central theme of two special events for risk managers taking place next month in Belgium.

The aim is to help risk managers tackle increasing business complexity and accomplish more without necessarily using more resources. Effectively – working smarter.

Vlerick Business School in Gent, Belgium, will be the focus of both events organised exclusively for risk professionals on 14 March.

Environmental, risk and social consulting services provider ERM, will organise a morning event about the risk management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) associated risks.

Speakers comprise among others Alvar de Wolff from AAC Capital on ESG in private equity; Prof Dr Hans Bruyninckx from the University of Leuven on sustainable development and governance from an NGO perspective, and Pascal Mallien from Baker & McKenzie on the legal risks, liabilities and financial impacts of ESG.

The ERM event starts at 7.30am with coffee, breakfast and registration and will conclude at 12.15pm, followed by a lunch. For the full programme and registration, please visit There is no charge to attend, but places are limited.

In the afternoon, ACE will hold its annual ACE Benelux Risk Forum. This year’s theme is Global Risk and Beyond. Several experts will address the risks associated with globalisation from different perspectives.

Speakers are among others Professor Dr André Thibeault from Vlerick Business School on Solvency II and how it will affect the business of risk managers.

Trevor Maynard from Lloyd’s will give an overview of the cyber insurance market, and Suresh Krishnan from ACE will provide insight into international directors & officers liability issues.

The ACE Benelux Risk Forum starts at 1.30pm and will conclude at 8.45pm (dinner included). For the full programme and registration, please go to There is no charge to attend, but places are limited. The event is designed exclusively for risk managers.