Aon hosts 14th annual Advanced Risk Conference in Australia

Melbourne, 20 July 2018 – In a world where traditional risks collide with new technology, how can we build resilience for risks we are yet to recognise?

The 2018 Advanced Risk Conference, taking place on 28-29 August, sets to explore a world where volatility and unpredictability are the new paradigm, and discuss the inherent challenges in ‘Navigating Risk in a Volatile World’.

Now part of the global Aon Insights Series, the conference will open in Melbourne, and be followed by Singapore and Portugal. Welcoming an audience of over 300 risk leaders is James Baum, Chief Executive Officer, Aon Risk Solutions Australia. James is accompanied by the returning conference master of ceremonies, Jason Disborough, Chief Executive Officer, Multinational Accounts (International), Aon Risk Solutions.

This year’s event features several international and local issues, including the impacts of global trade agreements, managing crisis risk in unstable times, managing a changing insurance market, and a panel discussion on the impact and opportunities of blockchain. We also explore the rapidly evolving nature of cyber risk with a discussion on building cyber resilience by Ed Stroz, co-founder of Stroz Friedberg (an Aon Company); and from a local perspective, the journey into risks facing Australian organisations over the next 10 years, as examined by the Business Council of Australia CEO, Jennifer Westacott.

With the challenges facing businesses no longer uniform, this year’s risk thought-leaders will provide deep insight, new strategies and real life case studies to help risk managers navigate through the increasingly demanding environment.


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