The IRM’s 2017 research report Setting the Risk Agenda: Exploring the future of the risk management profession highlighted a number of key issues facing the risk management profession. Among these were: Technological change, including AI and big data; geopolitical volatility; culture and behaviour; and professional practice.

Risk Leaders 2018 will provide a forum for debate and discussion of these issues, and more, as the profession prepares itself for the future. The conference will also hear the results of an original piece of research by Cambridge University’s Judge Business School that was sponsored by the IRM into the modern practice of risk management.

Risk Leaders 2018 brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from across the risk management profession to address key emerging issues - such as political risk, technology, data, and behaviour and ethics – and present original research.

This event will provide expert knowledge across all industry types, both in the UK and internationally. A particular focus on political risk, technology, data and ethics is guaranteed to benefit all senior risk professionals, as well as providing a unique peer networking opportunity.

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About Risk Leaders

Risk Leaders is the IRM’s flagship conference, attracting senior risk professionals from around the world. It focuses on the challenges of managing risk at board level. 

About the Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is the leading professional body for enterprise risk management. We provide globally recognised qualifications and training, publish research and guidance and set professional standardsIRM members work in many roles, in all industries and across the public, private and not for profit sectors across the world.

We are independent and not for profit.

This event is brought to you with the help of our sponsors

With special thanks to our Diamond Industry Partner, LexisNexis



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15th November, 8am

Inmarsat Conference Centre, City Road, London


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£445 £545

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Keynote speakers

The Next Generation

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Key objectives
  • Discuss the role of technological change, including AI and big data, in the future of risk management
  • Examine the impact of geopolitical volatility on the world of risk management
  • Consider the way that professional practice is changing and will continue to evolve in the future

Photos from Risk Leaders 2017

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