Terrorism - A Clear and Present Danger Event - 28 January 2016

Terrorism - A Clear and Present Danger - 28 January 2016

28 January 2016 –Terrorism - A Clear and Present Danger  

28 January 2016 marks a special day as Aon Singapore teamed up with RIMAS (Risk and Insurance Management Association of Singapore) to organise the ‘Terrorism - A Clear and Present Danger’ Seminar. The event enjoyed a record turnout of close to 60 guests coming from prominent corporate entities such as Ascendas, Etiqa, Marriott, SMRT, Hermès and more.

For the panel event, Aon was honoured to have Mr Sean Chan (President, RIMAS) to give a keynote address.

For the panel session on Terrorism and the threats it impinges onto both civilian and corporate interests, Aon was happy to have Mr Andreas Wimmer (Director, German Asian Research Centre) as a moderator. The speakers line up included:

  • Daniel Bould (Regional Director, Crisis Management, Aon Risk Solutions)

  • Dr Jolene Jerard (Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU)

  • Ms Pranoti Surve (Vice President, Bank of Amercia Merrill Lynch)

  • Ben Brandt (Security Intelligence Analyst, Cargill)

  • Dr David Chew (Trauma Physician and Retrieval Medicine Specialist, Aris Integrated Medical Pte Ltd)

    Amongst the topics discussed were topics like:

  • quick recap and overview on the risk situation in the South East Asia region

  • what companies can do to manage risk(s) arising from terrorism

  • how risk professionals can justify and communicate the need to manage this risk to their senior management

  • what people can do during a terrorism incident to mitigate damage

  • some case studies on recent terrorism incidents

Last but not least, we have had a representative from Spring Singapore to present on the Capability Development Grant, a financial assistance programme designed to support SMEs in many significant areas.

The responses from panel attendees were overwhelmingly positive. Everyone responded that the event was good with half of our respondents indicating that the event was ‘very good’ indeed.

Trevor Williams, Director and Chief Risk Officer, Flo Capital, found the panel session very useful and he enjoyed the “smart audience, interesting topics and humour” very much in the event.

Vivian Lee, Director, Resorts World Sentosa has also shared that the speeches were very close to heart and practical while Daniel Bould gave key points to note under Crisis Management.

To end the evening on a happy and memorable note, we had a cocktail session with a selection of Bordeaux (Chateau Tour de Capet Saint-Emilion Grand CRU 2011), Sauvignon Blanc (South, Tasmania, 2013) and some Heineken to round things up nicely.

We are sure many valuable, significant relationships and connections were forged throughout the course of this evening. We look forward to see how we can better serve the business community around us and to possibly more events such as this in the future.

For more information, the Asian Insurance Review will feature an article on this event in the coming March 2016 Issue. Do look out for it.


This event is planned by Aon Risk Solutions.

Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance broking solutions, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise.

Our extensive client portfolio includes leading international and local companies, regulatory bodies, professional associations, as well as small and medium enterprises. Regardless of the size, industry sector, geography, or circumstance of our clients, Aon is dedicated to providing distinctive value and superior services.

As a further testament of Aon’s value to its clients, Aon has been voted Insurance Broker of the Year at the 19th Asia Insurance Industry Awards in 2015.

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