ERM Forum 2020

Enterprise Risk Management: Addressing the Pain Points

22 - 23 September 2020 | London


1-Day Pass

Access to either Training (Day 1) or
Workshop & QA Panel (Day 2)


£199 + VAT 

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All-Access Pass

Complete access to both days
of the ERM Forum


£349 +VAT

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ERM: Where do I start? How can I add value?

Join our two-day Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Forum to gain valuable practical insight into how successful ERM functions should be built and operated so as to deliver on the value they promise. Learn everything you need to know in an intensive Training and Education (Day 1) and ask a panel of ERM experts all the questions you've ever wanted to ask in our interactive Workshops and Q&A Panel Sessions (Day 2).

  • Dates: Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September - 2020
  • Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Investment:
    • All-Access Pass for only £349 +VAT 
    • 1-Day Pass for £199 +VAT
  • Inclusions: Each registration includes all materials, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments


Who Should Attend

Chief Risk Officers, Risk Managers, Financial Controllers, Internal and External Auditors, Risk Advisers and Consultants, Regulators, Executive and Line Management. Anyone with a risk-related role at their company.


Day 1

 ERM Training and Education Day

Presenter: David Tattam

This intense day on ERM covers the main pain points of building, maintaining and running a comprehensive ERM function. This is based on experiences of many ERM implementations and stories will be used to reinforce the points made.

Participants will gain valuable practical insight into how successful ERM functions should be built and operated so as to deliver on the value they promise.



  1. A design blueprint for ERM – what does the framework look like?
    • ERM, IRM, GRC – what does it really mean?
    • A design template for ERM – understanding all of the components and how they fit
    • What does an ideal Risk Management Framework (RMF) look like?
  2. Where do I start? Getting your risk and control descriptions and taxonomies right.
    • Getting the core of ERM right – risk and control taxonomies and descriptions
    • A tool for analysing risk – the Risk Bow Tie
    • What does a strong taxonomy look like?
    • Using the risk taxonomy to connect the pieces
  3. Risk Appetite – setting the boundaries. Designing and Embedding.
    • Getting clarity on appetite and tolerance
    • A model for setting and documenting risk appetite
    • Cascading risk appetite across the business
    • Using risk appetite for assurance, decision making and reporting
  4. The key risk processes: Assessment, Metrics and Incidents.
    • Getting the core processes in place and working
    • Assessment – techniques
    • Metrics – they key to becoming proactive in risk
    • Optimising the incident management process
  5. Culture and Conduct Management
    • Understanding exactly what culture and conduct risk is
    • Understanding the drivers of culture and conduct risk
    • Measuring and monitoring culture and conduct risk
    • Reporting through a culture and conduct dashboard
  6. Integrating the parts. Connecting your risk information to achieve a dynamic risk profile.
    • Connecting the parts of risk to create a true ERM picture
    • Moving from a static to a dynamic risk profile – Risk in Motion
  7. Using and extracting value from you ERM investment: Decision Making, Assurance, Early Warnings, Accountabilities etc.
    • The “so what” of risk management. What is the value add?
    • Using risk management in better decision making
    • Using risk management for better assurance and proactive management
    • Engaging the business in risk management

Day 2

Learning from the Experts:
Practical workshops and Q&A panel sessions

Panelists: David Bergmark, Gary Lynam, Paul Dolman and David Tattam

A chance to ask the ERM questions you have always wanted to!

The workshop and Q&A panel format of the day ensures that participants will have ample opportunity to ask any question they wish around ERM. Questions will be polled from participants prior to the session and grouped in themes to provide the basis of the day. Four specific themes have been specifically selected for special attention being Controls Assurance, Compliance, Operational Resilience and Business Engagement.

For each of these, a workshop will be followed by specific Q&A. There is also an open forum for any topic as well as a specific focus on UK risk issues and a chance to see ERM in practice.



  • Workshops and facilitated Q&A sessions around:
    • Effective Controls Assurance
    • Compliance and Compliance Risk Management
    • Scenario Analysis and use in Operational Resilience
    • Engaging the Board, Management and Staff
  • Open Forum – Ask questions around any ERM topic
  • Power Hour – UK hot topics with Gary Lynam
  • See it in action. Visualisation in Protecht.ERM
  • Networking drinks


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ERM Forum 2020 Presenters

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David Tattam

Director Research and Training

David is the founder and current Director Research and Training for the Protecht Group, an Australian firm specialising in risk management software, consulting, advisory and training to a wide range of clients both locally and overseas. David’s passion is risk training, having developed numerous risk courses and trained many thousands over the past 2 decades. 

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David Bergmark

Chief Executive Officer

David Bergmark consults on a variety of market and enterprise risk management issues and is actively involved in the development and implementation of Protecht's risk management software (ERM, ALM and CCRM).

Gary Lynam

Gary Lynam

Director of Risk Advisory, UK & Europe

Gary has a strong track record delivering large scale and complex engagements across the Financial Services industry specialising in risk and compliance solutions. Gary is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

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Paul Dolman

Senior Manager, ORIC International

Paul is an operational risk professional with more than 12 years' experience in the insurance industry, having been responsible for all elements of the ORM framework, including production of the ORSA, RCSA framework development and embedding, risk reporting at Board and Risk Committee level, stress and scenario testing (including RST), and working with risk capital teams on operational risk capital calculation.

From our Previous Events

Jeremy Fisher

Senior Internal Audit, CITIC Pacific Mining

Risk seemed an ambiguous concept to me with little value. Dave’s real life examples demonstrated just how important risk management is and also brought life to the subject making it a most enjoyable day.

Michael B.

Finance Industry

David's knowledge of the subject matter was fantastic. Excellent how he linked real life stories to help tell the story.

Torsten J.


An excellent course which I would recommend to anyone in the risk management role. An inspiring course. The examples related to personal life were very practical.

Richard D.

Not For Profit

David was excellent. I really liked how he used example stories to bring risk management to life. It was a very practical course with ideas that I can start putting in practice right away.

Pratik N.


The knowledge of trainer on risk management was impressive. I re-thought my understanding of varies risk terminology. I will recommended it to the rest of the team.

Torsten J.


An excellent course which I would recommend to anyone in the risk management role. An inspiring course. The examples related to personal life were very practical.

Peter Madison


The narrative stories of the trainer helped me understand concepts better. The session was interactive and I found very useful hearing what challenges other colleagues are facing at their companies.