45 risk managers gathered at the new offices of AGC Glass Europe for the closed exchange on ERM.

The object of the exchange was to share experiences on the implementation of ERM in our member companies.

Jean-Marie Schollaert (UCB) and Malou Gossez (AGC) were the moderators of the event. Moreover, a panel of guest speakers were invited to keep the debate going. Catherine Van Doorslaer and Roland Flahou (ING), Patrick Claude (ARCELOR MITTAL), Xavier Potier (PWC) and Eric Thonnard (BELGACOM) gave their points of view and challenged the audience.

Several questions were put to the test to evaluate both the importance of and the effectiveness within the companies of the ERM Framework, covering Risk Management Objectives, Risk Appetite, Policies and Procedures, Roles and Responsibilities, Risk Language, Embedding in the Workflow, Risk Management Culture, Risk Management Training, Risk Identification etc. An electronic polling system guaranteed the interactivity of the session.

The comparison of both results for each question instigated a lively debate, sometimes indicating important differences linked to the sector of industry or services of the voting members. (More details on the polling results to follow soon.)

One can safely draw the conclusion that Enterprise Risk Management is slowly but surely gaining interest and quality.

BELRIM believes it can play a decisive role in spreading ERM among its members.