Thursday, 14 June 2012

World Risk Day Announces Exciting Speaker Line-up

The World Risk Day Virtual Summit will feature c-level innovators, authors, and academics, bringing together leading risk practitioners from around the globe

World Risk Day, the first-ever awareness day focused on how taking smarter risks drives corporate strategy, improves business confidence and grows profits has announced the initial schedule of speakers for the World Risk Day Virtual Summit taking place on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. The Virtual Summit will feature a program of webcasts, interviews and live Q&A sessions with best-in-class risk practitioners from around the world.

“I am very proud of the Virtual Summit program we have put together with the help of the other World Risk Day Supporters,” said Loren Padelford, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Active Risk, who will both moderate and present during the Virtual Summit. “Sessions will offer innovative ideas and debate for c-level executives, risk professionals and project professionals across all industries. World Risk Day will provide a unique, global forum for business leaders to share best practices on how taking smarter risks can drive opportunities and innovation.”

Virtual Summit presenters include:
• Paula Gold-Williams, EVP, CFO & Treasurer at CPS Energy
• Brenda L. Boultwood, Former SVP & Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for Constellation Energy
• Cees Klumper, CRO at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
• John Hempenstall, CRO at Centennial Coal, a subsidiary of Banpu, Asia's largest independent coal group

Thomas H. Stanton, former senior staff member at the US Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, will launch his new book “Why Some Firms Thrive And Others Fail”, with a presentation on World Risk Day.

The World Risk Day Virtual Summit also brings together presentations from key international risk trade associations. Alex Hindson, Past President of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) & Head of Group Risk at Amlin will share insights on “The importance of Risk Culture”. Carol Fox, Director of Strategic and Enterprise Risk Practice at RIMS will present on “The Tipping Points of Risk Management”. The Virtual Summit will also feature senior speakers from IRMSA (South Africa) and RMA (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).  The World Risk Day Virtual Summit is free to attend and open to all.

Participants may register at Due to phenomenal interest, additional speakers are still being added to the programme on the web site. To learn more about World Risk Day please visit or email

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