Conference 2017




20.04.2017 - RiskNZ is delighted to offer a range of opportunites to sponsor our 2017 Conference.
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14.03.2017 - The Call for Abstracts is now closed.  Thank you to those who submitted an abstract. Click here for further key dates

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- We are delighted to start introducing our impressive line-up of speakers.  We are proud to be delivering you a selection of internationally regarded speakers and panellists, coupled with authoritative New Zealand subject matter experts and very recent, highly topical case studies.  At regular intervals over coming weeks we will be announcing additional speakers.  

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About Conference 2017

Staged over two days in Wellington (August 17 & 18) Conference 2017 ‘Repositioning Risk Management’ targets 200 delegates drawn from RiskNZ’s membership in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Non-members are also welcome to register. Up to 20 sessions including workshops have been scheduled to ensure a diverse set of risk related topics are canvassed.

The conference has objectives of sharing knowledge, expertise and skills; enabling learning from shared best practice; offering insights to emergent issues and practices domestically and abroad; and nurturing productive professional networks.

Conference sessions are being developed that canvas:

  • emergent risk management issues and trends that are challenging risk management professionals in New Zealand as well as abroad
  • geo-political influences, political shifts, global economic uncertainty,  and the rise of terrorism
  • a 2017 survey of risk practitioners, shedding light on how NZ’s risk management fraternity views the global, national and local (domestic) risk agenda
  • cyber, content (data) and new technology risks
  • New Zealand’s whole of government and whole of society approaches to risk and resilience
  • PSR Requirements: the NZ Governments strategies for personal, physical and information security.
  • national arrangements to protect against and provide resilience to natural hazards
  • leading commercial enterprises managing risks to succeed on the global stage
  • repositioning risk management as an enterprise wide function in small and large organisations
  • repositioning the role of risk and resilience managers within organisations
  • the changed roles and responsibilities of boards and chief executives
  • risk communication
  • case studies detailing lifeline engineering and public utilities, NZ based multi-nationals involved in the primary industries, and the tertiary education sector successfully embedding enterprise risk management
  • risk management being effectively applied in community, sport and tourism settings
  • science augmenting intuition
  • research and standards
  • innovation, disruptive technologies, new business ventures


The 2017 RiskNZ Awards of Excellence will be announced at a dinner function on the evening of Thursday 17 August. This popular event sees the announcement of the Risk Management Professional of the Year and other category winners, and the showcasing of highly regarded risk management practices by New Zealanders.