#RISK 2022 London



16th & 17th November 2022



Europe’s Leading Risk Focused EXPO

In the face of ever-changing regulations, digital transformation, the rise in cyber-crime, the ever-expanding data universe, an increase in AI and machine learning, ESG and ethical considerations combined with a need for greater transparency and consumer trust, now more than ever, organisations must understand and deal with risk, holistically.

#RISK will have a unique, positive impact on organisations of all sizes, public and private.

#RISK will be the place that business leaders meet, learn, knowledge share and understand how the lines between cybersecurity, privacy, risk management, and compliance that were once straight and delineated are now blurred and merging.

Change usually happens in waves but the acceleration of digital transformation, driven by the pandemic has created a tsunami of change and disruption.

#RISK London will attract decision makers from large global financial institutions alongside business leaders from other sectors including healthcare, telecoms, construction and engineering, energy and utilities, government, manufacturing, retail and consumer goods, IT, transportation, and logistics.

#RISK will attract an audience of risk leaders, GRC specialists, lines of business decision makers and the C-suite  who will attend  to learn and better understand how to mitigate risks, reduce compliance breaches, and improve business performance.

Attendees will learn and hear from some of the most influential industry voices as they address challenges including:


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#RISK 2022 LONDON | 16th & 17th November 2022

5,000 attendees, 200 exhibitors, 100 speakers, countless opportunities

5,000 attendees over two days from public and private sector organisations of all sizes.

We have a proven track record in attracting senior business decision makers, key buyers, and influencers with an appetite for information and knowledge to protect and accelerate their organisations. 

Our pre-qualified visitors are actively seeking solutions, looking to connect with suppliers and keep up to date with the latest innovations and technologies.


#RISK will attract an audience of risk leaders, GRC specialists, lines of business decision makers and the C-suite who will attend to learn and better understand how to mitigate risks, reduce compliance breaches, and improve business performance.

#RISK London will also host several lunches, awards & dinners including – Women in GRC, The ESG Culture & Responsible Business Awards.

All exhibitors at #RISK London 2022 will also have the opportunity to benefit from #RISK Digital which will take place in January 2023 and will attract a global audience of business decision makers.

 “#RISK is such an important event as it looks at the broad perspective or risk. Risks are now more interconnected and the risk environment is bigger than ever before.”

Michael Rasmussen, GRC Analyst & Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research







What will be covered?

#RISK Theatres

Organisations are utilising advanced technologies like never before to help manage their regulatory compliance needs, drive efficiencies, improve user engagement, data quality and analytics.

The global governance, compliance and risk management software market is expected to grow from $33.74 billion in 2021 to $38.44 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9%.

Risk is now everyone’s business and business leaders need to be tech-savvy and understand how GRC technology fits into the business strategy as well as solving regulatory challenges.

The Data Protection & Privacy Theatre

Businesses of all types are collecting increasingly vast amounts of personal data. And lawmakers and regulators are constantly introducing and updating legislation in an attempt to protect the privacy and data rights of individuals. With a rapidly developing legal landscape and an increasingly tough regulatory environment, data protection and privacy have become crucial considerations for companies seeking to manage their risk exposure. As well as protecting against data breaches and ensuring business continuity, awareness of data protection risk can help maintain the data-driven revenue streams that are vital to many organisations. Ongoing compliance with data protection law is now a key consideration in practically every market. Navigating complex, evolving, and sometimes contradictory legal requirements is a major challenge for businesses seeking to expand, innovate and maintain consumer trust.

Key Themes

- Around the World with New Legislation
- Adtech Online advertising
- Ethics and compliance

The Risk Theatre

An organisation’s overall risk management strategy may be driven by a central risk department. But it is increasingly clear that practically every team in an organisation has some degree of responsibility for risk. For example, IT departments must constantly respond to an unpredictable cyber threat landscape while ensuring the availability of business-critical data across numerous locations. Legal teams must protect their organisations from risks of litigation and enforcement. But risk management departments themselves must take a holistic approach to managing risk across their whole organisation, and increasingly turn to services that help them identify, document and mitigate risks in an efficient and effective way.

Key Themes

- Cyber Risks
- Emerging Risks
- Risk Reporting
- Internal Audit

The Finance Theatre

Risk management for banks and finance companies has never been more important. Since the 2008 crash, regulatory scrutiny of the financial sector has intensified. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the dangers of terrorist financing and money laundering. With fraud sky-rocketing, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses that fail to effectively manage financial risk can experience devastating losses. For financial institutions, avoiding risk is a complex, multi-dimensional effort that means closely adhering to myriad rules and regulations, actively engaging with financial authorities, and scrupulously monitoring suspicious transactions.

Key Themes

- Fraud & Loss Prevention
- Know Your Customer
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Blockchain Forensics
- New Legislation

The ESG Theatre

The fight against climate change must be met head-on, and overwhelming responsibility for cutting emissions falls on corporations. The duty to adhere to more sustainable business practices goes beyond oil and gas companies and extends to organisations in all sectors and of all sizes. As the climate situation becomes more urgent, governments appear increasingly ready to impose requirements on the disclosure and reduction of companies’ carbon footprints. Failure to proactively meet such requirements is an emerging source of risk But even without such a legal obligation, organisations are increasingly aware that sustainability can be a business advantage—and that poor environmental practices have huge potential to cause consumer harm and reputational damage. These risks extend beyond environmental concerns to the other two pillars of ESG: Social responsibility and corporate governance. Managing risk in the age of ESG includes maintaining an inclusive, diverse and happy workforce and adhering to transparent, ethical and lawful corporate governance principles.

Key Themes

- Diversity & Inclusion
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Ethics
- Sustainable Development
- Supply Chain

#RISK Key Topics

Financial Crime
Fraud & Loss Prevention
Data Protection, Privacy & Security
Data Quality
Business Continuity & Operational Resilience
ESG - ethics, trust, diversity & inclusion, reputation, transition to net zero)

Speakers at #RISK

  • Max Schrems (4)

    Max Schrems

    Max Schrems, Chairperson at noyb.eu - European Center for Digital Rights, Activist and Author, known for campaigns against Facebook for privacy violation.

  • Annie headshot

    Annie Machon

    Former MI5 intelligence officer and whistleblower. Author of Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers: MI5 and the David Shayler Affair.

  • Rt Hon Rory Stewart

    Rt Hon Rory Stewart OBE

    Academic, Politician & Diplomat, Former Secretary of State for International Development

  • Amanda West

    Amanda West

    Innovation and FinTech Leader

  • oliver bullough

    Oliver Bullough

    Journalist and bestselling author of ‘Moneyland’ and ‘Butler to the World’

  • KimberleyCole

    Kimberley Cole

    Chief Risky Woman , Risky Women

  • Michael Rasmussen LG

    Michael Rasmussen

    GRC Analyst & Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research

  • Dr. Nathalie Moreno

    Dr. Nathalie Moreno

    Data Protection and Cyber Security Partner, Addleshaw Goddard (former European Commission)

  • Joe Tidy Headshot B_W

    Joe Tidy

    BBC News, Security & Technology Reporter

View All The Speakers At #RISK


With over 200 exhibitors, keynote presentations from experts and thought leaders, panel discussions and breakout sessions #RISK will be the largest gathering of its kind in Europe in 2022.

#RISK 2022 will focus on how a comprehensive GRC programme enables risk leaders, lines of business and the C-suite to mitigate risks, reduce compliance breaches and improve business performance.

Registration opens in May 2022, but you can sign up for early interest.


The Venue

ExCel, London

A brand-new train service will be open in time for #RISK London which will change the face of London and the way that are attendees will travel to ExCeL.

ExCeL will have its own onsite Elizabeth line station and the journey time from Canary Wharf, one of the main financial centres in the United Kingdom, will take just 3 minutes.

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