Brings the total number of countries represented in FERMA to 16 with four from central and eastern Europe

The Association of Insurance and Risk Management Experts of the Czech Republic (ASPAR CR) has been accepted as a member of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA).

This brings to a total of 16 the number of countries represented in FERMA with four of them from central and eastern Europe.

The President of FERMA, Marie-Gemma Dequae, commented: “We welcome this new and already very active risk management association from one of the larger countries in Eastern Europe . ASPAR CR builds bridges for all of us having activities in and with Czech Republic. Certainly we look forward to the next FERMA Forum in October 2009 that will be hosted by this young association.”

Prague based ASPAR CR is the result of informal meetings of insurance and risk professionals in the Czech Republic starting in 1999. It was registered on 12 April 2007. The association currently has 19 members.

The chairman is Jana Bicanova, said the goals of the association were to provide a professional and educational platform, to increase awareness on insurance and risk management, to represent the joint interests of members, and to cooperate with similar bodies.

ASPAR CR has organised seminars, meetings and workshops. Between now and the end of 2008, it will hold a two more seminars, one on third party liability insurance and one on D&O insurance, and a general meeting. In October 2009, it will host the biennial FERMA Forum in Prague.

FERMA seminar - 2008 benchmarking survey results

The 2008 FEMRA Seminar, which is a risk managers only event, is due to take place from 30 September-1 October 2008 at Sodehotel-La-Woluwe in Brussels.

At this one and a half day seminar, FERMA in cooperation with Axa Corporate Solutions and Ernst & Young, will release the findings of the 2008 benchmarking survey of the status of risk management in Europe. In addition, there will be an update on European affairs, including the DG Competition survey on business practices in insurance, Solvency II and the Environmental Liability Directive.