Our extraordinary general assembly takes place at AGFA-GEVAERT on 20/06/2019.
It will be followed by a guided visit of this historic site and a BELRIM exchange on Intellectual Property Rights
An official invitation will be sent out to all our members.
RSVP by 07/06/2019.
We would like to insist that all effective members send back the proxy enclosed in the invitation.
13h00 – Welcome members
13h30 – Extraordinary General Assembly
14h15 – Site tour of Agfa-Gevaert in Mortsel
16h00 – BELRIM Exchange: Intellectual Property
17h30 – Networking Drink
Due to strict and special safety requirements we need the following information:
Your name, your company and your licence plate number,
You are kindly requested to answer by 07/06/2019 as there is limited available place.
In collaboration with AGFA-GEVAERT, BELRIM organises this exchange on Intellectual Property Rights issues & solutions.
About the Exchange
What is intellectual property (IP)?
Intellectual property refers to “creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images and designs used in commerce”.
It is “divided into two categories: Industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs, and geographic indications of source; and Copyright, which includes literary and artistic works.” (Source: World Intellectual Property Organisation)
Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most valuable company assets. In today’s business world, protecting those assets against third party infringement can be both complex and expensive.
The same is true when it comes to protecting yourself against claims from others that you have infringed upon their patents, trademarks or other creations.
Intellectual property insurance could be a smart way of protecting these valuable assets.
- How to improve visibility on the risk exposures of your company's IP?
- What is the underwriting and claim cycle?
Through the feedback of its speakers, the ambition of this exchange will be to provide valuable insights into this specific topic:
- Hans Strijckers, Intellectual Property Manager at Agfa-Gevaert
- Marie L’Affeter-Gebert, Directrice Souscription IP - France, Tokio Marine HCC
- Frank Ruttens, Business Unit Manager at Agfa Labs
Presentations and slides will be in English
Legal and technological developments have contributed to the increased use of unmanned (aerial) vehicles by companies for commercial or own use. Whereas these developments create opportunities, they also represent risks.
BELRIM and Vanbreda Risk & benefits are therefore delighted to organize for their members and clients an exchange on this topic. The Exchange is hosted by DronePort in St-Truiden.
13h00 - 13h30 Reception/Welcome
13h30 - 14h00 DronePort - Introduction of the campus - Mark Vanlook - CEO DronePort
14h00 - 14h30 Drones as a damage assessment tool in agriculture and horticulture - Mark Vanlook - President EUKA
14h30 - 15h00 Drone applications in the industry - Michiel Scharpé - Trinova
15h00 - 15h30 Counter drone measures - Guy Rombouts, sr. system engineer BATS NV & Stefan Pauwels, Business development manager ALX Systems
15h30 - 16h00 Drone risks - insurance solutions - claims examples - Koen Bauwens - Product Manager Vanbreda
16h30 - 17h15 Demonstration and guiding around at "Drone Port" - Mark Vanlook - CEO DronePort
17h15 - 18h00 Network drink
REGISTRATION IS POSSIBLE UNTIL 16/05/2019
In collaboration with AGCS, BELRIM organises this exchange on Supply Chain issues.
The globalization of trade and the quest for greater competitiveness have been accompanied by an increase in the complexity and fragility of the supply chain.
By pushing the boundaries, by multiplying the actors involved, our sourcing and distribution models expose the company to new risks that go far beyond operating losses. These risks become extremely difficult to evaluate and quantify.
How to know your supply chain?
How to improve visibility on the risk exposures of the supply chain?
How to identify and evaluate them?
What tools and methodologies can we use to improve risk resilience?
Are there insurance solutions?
Through the feedback of its speakers, the ambition of this exchange will be to provide concrete answers to the Risk Managers’ questions on one of the main risks of the company.
Speakers : Georgi Pachov, Global Practice Leader, Cyber & BI, AGCS.
Alexandra Pfalzgraf - VP Insurance & Risk Management – Schneider Electric
Laurent Giordani - Associé fondateur – Kyu Associés (cabinet de conseil en Management)
Presentations will be in English and French - Slides will be in English
Career Development and Career Promotion moderated by Hudson (Katia Van Bel and Zorana Gligoric)
It is always a good idea to stop and think about one's career.
Hudson will run through the various steps on how to promote yourself internally and externally and get the best out of your career.
A small survey will help them make the event tailored to your needs. REGISTER before 08/03/2019 and scroll down to find the questions.
These are meant to give us (and you) the opportunity to better know our audience, to understand the questions and thoughts you are currently having on your professional status, ambition and satisfaction. Using your responses, we will try and provide you with answers, topics and consulting on the subjects that come the most often. Hence, we will not treat this questionnaire on an individual basis, but rather group the answers (when possible) to see what are the most important trends/thoughts in this working group.
We thank you in advance for your participation (which is of course completely voluntary)!
Looking forward to seeing you all!
WHEN: 26 MARCH 2019 - 12h00 - 14h30 (sandwich lunch included)
WHERE: PROXIMUS - Carlistraat 2 - 1140 Brussel/Evere
BELRIM in partnership with HDI GLOBAL invites you to our next exchange on
E-mobility & autonomous driving: challenges for risk and insurance management
Have you already taken the time to reflect on risks and responsibilities linked to driverless vehicles? Or on the risks that go along with e-mobility? We all know the stories about the lithium-ion batteries. But do we understand the risks? And can we manage them? How is the insurance market reacting to this evolution?
This exchange will give you some insights (and some food for thoughts) on the next topics:
What is really meant? What is the status on the batteries? Are they really dangerous? What risks are there during manufacturing, transport, storage, use and recycling? What if the battery in cars, e-bikes or buses cause damage to third parties ? Can all these risks be managed and insured?
- Autonomous driving
Where are we today and what to expect in the future? What happens if the car causes an accident? Who will be responsible? Which insurance will pay? Do we need to rewrite the traffic code?
With support from his colleagues and together with Carl Leeman from Katoen Natie, Glenn Van Mele from HDI Global will give you insights in these topics. And will answer whatever question you have regarding e-mobility and autonomous driving.
This exchange will be followed by a networking drink.
WHEN: 21/02/2019 - 13h30 - 18h00
WHERE: Club of the University Foundation - Egmontstreet 11 - B-1000 Brussels
PARKING Deux Portes
In collaboration with PwC, BELRIM organises a CLOSED EXCHANGE for its Risk Managers, zooming in on the results of the FERMA European Risk Manager Survey 2018, and in particular on the lessons to be learned for Risk Managers in Belgium.
WHEN: Tuesday 22 January, 2019 - 10:30 - 14:00
WHERE: PwC, Woluwedal 18, 1932 Zaventem
10:30 - 11:00 Welcome Coffee
11:00 - 12:30 Presentation & Discussions
12:30 - 14:00 Sandwich lunch
You can register online for this event.
FERMA Guest Invitation 2018 - Belrim (1)The European and international insurance market has been soft for several years and there are few signs of a general market hardening. Most within the commercial and corporate risk and insurance management community believe that this is the ‘new normal’.
But this stubbornly soft market surely presents risk managers with an opportunity to shift the focus firmly onto service and the most important thing of all: Claims.
For insurers and brokers this represents an opportunity too. In such a market the insurers must seek to differentiate themselves in any way other than price, and service is clearly the way ahead.
Those insurers that can build a valid and lasting reputation for the smooth, efficient, painless and rapid payment of valid claims will clearly be the winners.
Patrick Smith, former chairman of UK risk management association Airmic, neatly summed this up during a recent conference on claims in London as he said: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
This year’s Brussels Risk Frontiers conference, held in partnership with Belrim, the Belgian risk management association and Ferma, the European Federation of Risk Management Associations, will focus on important developments and plans for the European risk management profession and then move on to a detailed discussion about this most important part of the market’s function: the efficient payment of claims.