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IRM is the leading global professional body for Risk Management.
We drive excellence in managing risk to ensure organisations are ready for the opportunities and threats of the future. We do this by providing internationally recognized qualifications and training, publishing research, guidance and thought leadership and setting professional standards.

The IRM Switzerland Regional Group (IRMSRG) arranges thought leadership events for its members, enabling them to stay abreast of global best practices, to build strong relationships and to network in a friendly, supportive club style, sharing experiences and best risk management practices.

To achieve this, we engage international keynote speakers to present on current topics and challenges in risk management.

We host 8 risk management events a year in Zurich, or an event once every 45 days. 4 of these are IRM’s full presentation events, with keynote speakers and panel or round table discussions. In addition, we host 4 “IRM Speakers' Corner” events, with a focus on networking, often with a short presentation or in Open Mic format.

We are very excited about risk management thought leadership and our club. To see our schedule of events, please click on the link below: 

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Upcoming meetings

Risk Management in the Life Sciences Industry


Tuesday 27 November 2018 


16.00 registration for 16.15 start
18.30 apéro riche start in Pebbles Lounge on 38th floor of Building 1



IRM Members: Free

Non-members: GBP £22

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We thank our sponsors, AXA XL, for making this event possible. 

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Ethics, Corporate Governance and Compliance in the Financial Services Industry


Tuesday 5 February 2019 




Brasserie Lipp, Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zurich


Non members: £28

Free for IRM members

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  • Honesty, Financial Decision Making & Corporate Governance - Professor Rajna Gibson
  • Christian Hunt
  • John Pottage

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Annual Risk Culture event


Tuesday 18 September 2018 


17.45 registration for 18.00 start, 20.00 apéro riche



IRM Members: Free

Non-members: GBP £28


We thank our sponsors, Thomson Reuters, for making this event possible.


  • Harnessing the Risk Agenda for strategic success - Alison Bewick
  • How to build a sustainable competitive advantage through Risk Culture - John Pottage
  • The power of data and technology in Financial Crime prevention - Nicola Passariello 

Moderated by Mike Shields

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IRM Switzerland Speakers Corner 

Topic: Delivering Effective Enterprise Risk Management and Influencing Main Boards and Executive Committees- sharing experiences, opinions and mutual assistance


Tuesday 28 August 2018 


18.30 registration for 18.45 start. Networking apero start 19.15


Ambrosi Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich.

A 5 minute walk along the Viadukt from Tramstop “Dammstrasse” - 
Trams 4, 13, & 17


Complimentary for IRM members and non-members

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We thank our sponsors, XL Catlin, for making this event possible.


  • Creighton Twiggs, former Corporate Risk Manager of Clariant 


Creighton has experience in a number of areas but has always worked at corporate head offices. 

Starting out as an accountant, moving through treasury, legal, insurances, pensions, shareholder relations, company secretary and executive board member. This is not a typical route to becoming an Enterprise Risk Manager and therefore Creighton's views may be unusual for a risk manager.

Creighton does not think he has the answers or indeed the right questions and welcomes a lively discussion on delivering ERM assessments and risk management solutions to senior company managers.

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The Cyber Crystal Ball

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018 
Begins at 18:00

XL Catlin Limmatstrasse 250, 8005 Zürich

Speaker: Rik Ferguson is one of the leading experts worldwide in information security. He is also a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, and a project leader with the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame.
Rik Ferguson 

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Speakers Corner Event: U.S. Liability Litigation traps for Swiss and European Companies

Date: Tuesday 8 May 2018 
Begins at 18:30

Ambrosi, Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich

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IRM Meeting:

Date: Monday 19 March 2018 
Begins at 18:00

XL Catlin
Limmatstrasse 250, 8005 Zürich


Agenda topics & speakers:

  • How Do Risk Managers Become Influential? - Professor Anette Mikes of HEC Lausanne  
  • 2025 Risk Agenda – What’s Next? - Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations, Institute of Risk Management, London  

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IRM Speakers Corner Networking Evening & Open Mic:

Topic: “ValueS at Risk: The ethical Turn in Risk Management”

Date: Tuesday 6 February 2018 
Begins at 18:30
Location:   Ambrosi
Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich
near “Dammweg” stop for trams 4, 13 & 17 


IRM Speakers Corner: 2018 Topics & Events Calendar and Open mic

Date: 14th November 2017
Time: Begins at 18:30

Ambrosi, Im Viadukt 25
Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich


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Values at Risk: The Ethical Turn in Risk Management

Date:   28th November 2017
Time:   Begins at 17:30

Kessler & Co Inc. 
Forchstrasse 95, CH-8032 Zurich*



  • Is it possible to avoid predictable surprises and fend off man-made disasters? 
    • We will review the critical need for ethics in Risk Management and learn how an innovative and yet simple approach added significant value to companies at the heart of the Swiss economy.
  • Risk dialogue as a critical success factor for effective risk management
  • Networking and Flying-Dinner

View the full speaker profiles here.

Risk Culture - So undervalued and yet so critical

Date: 19th October 2017
Time: 18.00 - 20.00, followed by Apéro
Location:  Thomson Reuters, Hufgasse 10, 8008 Zurich 
Details: Click here for more info.


Risk Management Networking Event

Date: 4th July 2017
Time: Begins at 18:30
Location:  Ambrosi, Im Viadukt 25, Viaduktstrasse 37, 8005 Zurich 
  • IRM Speakers Corner presentation by Henrik Svangren, Risk and Insurance Specialist, Grundfos. Topic: "Risk Management and ISO 9001-2015

XL Catlin kindly sponsored this event.

It's Cyber D-Day! Where are you on the road from Cyber Insecurity to Cyber Security? And what is the role of Insurance?

Date:   6 June 2017
Location:    XL Catlin, Limmatstrasse 250, 8005 Zürich 

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XL Catlin kindly sponsored this event.

Speaker profiles can be found here.

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Martin Tang

Organising committee:
Olga Cioccarelli
John Corona
Thierry Fuhrer
Daniel Imhof
Kurt Meyer 
John Pottage
Yann Stephan
Svetlana Yarovikova
Ximena Maritz

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