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In this recap of the Airmic Conference 2021, we present some high-level takeaways in a three-minute read.

As we dive back into an environment of in-person connections, networking, and learning, Origami Risk’s Terence Lee (Head of Global Risk Sales), Neil Scotcher (Senior Sales Executive), and Charles Low (Sales Manager) took to the road to participate in the Airmic Conference 2021 in Brighton, England (UK). 

The Airmic association shares that it is “for everyone who has a responsibility for risk management and insurance for their organisation” and a “platform for professionals to stay in touch, to communicate with each other and share ideas and information.” The organisation certainly delivered on this promise through the Airmic Conference 2021.

With a full crowd of practitioners and vendors throughout the exhibit hall and learning programmes, Airmic welcomed over 1000 attendees, 36 HUB sessions, over 10 seminars, and plenty of time for networking. Neil Scotcher shares that “it was refreshing to truly connect with insurance and risk professionals and understand their goals, focuses, and shifting priorities.” Furthermore, he shares his take on recurring conversations from the conference below:  

4 Observations from Airmic Conference 2021:

  1. Data Confidence: With a hardening market, confidence in data has never been so relevant.
  2. Solution Capabilities: It is non-negotiable that solutions are easy-to-use and make the collection and reporting of this data streamlined -- removing boundaries such as emails and spreadsheets.
  3. Software Configurability: Solutions with high-level of configurability remove the lengthy implementations and change processes. Clients feel confident that they can reduce reliance on the vendor and harness more control over their data and systems.
  4. Reporting: Configurability also lends itself to supporting reporting capabilities. Risk management practitioners are looking to easily slice and dice their information and seamlessly connect data across risk functions, including traditional RMIS and ERM. 

Terence Lee supports the observations stating, “It was great to meet with our clients in the UK in person again. There is a compelling need for effective risk and insurance management, and the conversations at Airmic demonstrated a solid need for RMIS, ERM, and general risk and compliance technology from the market leader.”

As we continue to move forward in the new normal, the work and conference environment is not the only thing to evolve. Organisations have experienced an unexpected test in risk and resilience programmes and have tailored demands to match their new pace of business.

To learn more about how to become operationally resilient in today’s evolving risk landscape, download our white paper, Operational Resilience in a Time of Extremes: Is Your BCM Programme up to the Challenge, or start a conversation with us.