Conference 2017



About Conference 2017

Repositioning Risk Management:  The 2017 RiskNZ Conference, the place to be!

The future is uncertain, predictions are wrong, plans go awry.  Brexit and the election results in the USA confounded forecasts.  All over the world, organisations are facing increasing uncertainty and face fundamental management challenges including disruptive technologies, business and technical innovation, natural hazards, cyber-attacks, societal changes, geopolitics and trade barriers. 

So how can risk management tools and techniques help us succeed, turning challenge into opportunity, and building resilience and emotional strength into organisations?

Uncover new ways of thinking and gain insights and inspiration from our speakers and colleagues to help you tackle the challenges that face us today, and as we move forward into an uncertain and challenging future.  Make this investment in your professional networks and development. Help make New Zealand successful because risk is well managed.



Our confirmed line-up of over 20 speakers includes CEOs, CROs, business leaders, chief science officers, academics, and highly experienced risk advisors from New Zealand and Australia, several with truly international experience that is of immediate relevance to the New Zealand setting. We are excited to be showcasing recent award-winning NZ case studies, advances in risk modelling and toolkits, and presenting insightful expert views on the trending global risk-scape.

There is no comparable Risk conference in New Zealand in 2017.  Register now!

Program & Presentations

Check out the provisional conference program. With the over-arching theme of ‘Reposition Risk Management’, Conference 2017 delivers seven streams involving over 20 speakers – our biggest line-up ever. Sessions have been organised to ensure maximum appeal to risk practitioners from all sectors, and of all levels of experience. Our presenters will cover many complementary issues including:

  • Embracing the upside of risk
  • Developing enterprise risk capability and the challenge of extreme events
  • Cyber risk issues and trends, solutions, implications for the insurance sector…
  • Business Model Disruption
  • Impact of Digital Service Transformation to Risk Practitioners – what does it mean for us and the business?
  • Does conventional wisdom serve us well? A Mayor's perspective
  • The risk of being risk averse
  • Think, take and manage risk in an intelligent way
  • Our Business - Risk at New Zealand Police
  • Risk management and prediction for NZ businesses seeking to work with Chinese companies - and visa versa
  • Repositioning risk management through innovative and effective communication
  • Enterprise risk management - enabling a strong risk culture
  • Risk Acceptance: Looking to Australia for emergent issues and practice


Networking and your professional development

Conference 2017 is the largest gathering of risk practitioners In New Zealand. Ample time is built in to the conference program for you to connect with peers, establish networks with sector leaders, and forge links that will assist your professional development. The 2017 RiskNZ Awards of Excellence will be presented on the Thursday night. This sit-down dinner event is built in to the cost of your conference registration fee.

We already have confirmed registrations from across several sectors:  local government | health | primary industries | manufacturing | insurance & financial services | transport & aviation | IT and telecommunications | health and safety | environmental | emergency services and law enforcement | security | risk consultants | logistics and supply chain | lifeline utilities | NFPs and NGOs

Early Bird Registrations now open

Early Bird registration remains open until 6 July when full conference registration fees will begin to apply. Click here to access the conference registration site.