#RISK 2022 London







16th & 17th November 2022



What will be covered at #RISK 2022?


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 2022 Agenda

The full agenda will be announced soon