Suitcases packed, passport in hand, and feet firmly on the Eurostar platform awaiting our train en route to France, the StrategicRISK team is setting off to Deauville for this year’s Amrae 2019 Les Recontres, bringing you four solid days of conference-related content 

This year’s Amrae conference programme is jam-packed with sessions on just about everything that risk managers need to know about during a time of profound change. The risk landscape is tougher than ever: globalisation, advancement in technology, geopolitical tensions – they all converge to create a risk landscape of interconnected threats, made more complicated by the emergence of new and challenging risks. It is against this backdrop that risk managers’ roles are changing, too.

No longer considered a ‘back-office compliance’ job, risk managers have deeper responsibilities. Their footing within a business is elevating in importance, their role is becoming more strategic, they are beginning to be heard or even have a seat on the board. These are opportunities that need to be embraced so that the profession can “tackle complex modern risks”, so says Amrae’s president, Brigitte Bouquot, when StrategicRISK interviewed her late last week for an exclusive preview of the content to be expected at this year’s Recontres (read it here:

Change and complexity are two key words that filter through this year’s conference – that and how risk managers can apply their skills to 21st century risks.

We’ve taken these themes to heart – because they are so important for the future of risk management – and the StrategicRISK team will be on Amrae soil over the next five days to bring you all the news, insight, analysis and thought leadership about the transformative role of risk management – and the risks to look out for.

That’s why this week our website has been taken over by Amrae content. Expect daily and timely updates in French and English – as they break during the event (scroll down for our English translation).

We’ll be bringing you all the latest insights in print, too. We’ve also upped the pagination of our conference newspaper – to fit in more timely content and the StrategicRISK team will be distributing our daily conference newspapers – by hand on the morning of Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February. These will also be published on our website as soon as they hit the press.

We’ve been hard at work already to bring you a preview of the conference: interviews, thought leadership and analysis – all published during our week-long ‘Amrae website takeover!’

Please also be sure to meet the team behind our Amrae coverage – all of whom will be at the event, ready to meet and discuss the future of risk management, or at our HQ prepping content for publication: 


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Kin Ly

Content director


Twitter: @StrategicRISK


Can’t wait to set foot in Deauville to catch-up up with old friends and make new ones. This year’s conference theme is all about change in risk management. So, the question I seek to get answers to on my travels are:

What does the future of risk management look like?

What do you need to get you there?

I sense a special report coming on….





Jean-Louis Eveque

French editor



Working on the topic of risk management and with the AMRAE is an eye opener. You discover the rules of engagement, with risks, assessments, mitigation and insurance, but soon realise that a good risk manager needs a finely tuned world view to reads through complex, interwoven threats.



Sara Benwell

Sara Benwell

European Correspondent


Twitter: @StrategicRISK


I’m looking forward to properly immersing myself in the world of risk management, meeting Europe’s risk managers and hopefully enjoying a beer or two with colleagues.




John Walsh

John Walsh

Senior relationship manager


Twitter: @StrategicRISK

Twitter 2: @johncwalsh



”This will be my first AMRAE meeting for over 15 years. I shall be fascinated to see how the Risk Management sector in France has developed”.




Angela Lyons

Art Director 



I’ve designed StrategicRISK magazine and it’s conference dailies (Amrae, Airmic, GVNW, Ferma) for several years and always look forward to creating designs every time a new brief arises.

Can’t wait to see this year’s Amrae dailies fresh off the press!

Most likely to: be sending over InDesign files in the early hours.

Happiest when: smelling the magazine straight off the press…