By Nurul Syafiqah Abd Rahman

Even as the pandemic lingers on, worsening climate change and the Russia-Ukraine crisis continue to impede the fragile global economic recovery. The World Bank in June 2022 warned that the world is entering “a protracted period of feeble growth and elevated inflation,” as it cut global growth forecasts by 1.2 percentage points to 2.9% for 2022 from predicted growth of 4.1% in January¹.

As such, risk managers now play an even more important role in fostering agility, adaptability, and resilience in organisations today to mitigate risks and achieve more sustainable results.

The MIA Risk Management Conference 2022 which will be held on 10 August 2022 at Connexion Conference & Events Center @ Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur is specifically intended to assist businesses in aligning risk management with sustainability strategies to improve climate risk resilience and instil a supportive risk culture and strong governance in organisations.

Participants will also benefit from expert panel discussions on various types of risks that threaten organisations, strategies for companies to achieve greater cyber resilience, best practises that can be replicated across industries and economies, and the best cyber threat defence tools.

Following are the key session highlights scheduled for the Conference:

ALIGNING SUSTAINABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT – Focuses on implementing long-term sustainable business models and strategies in businesses to combat the threat of climate change and environment related risks which are ranked among the Top 10 global risks by the authoritative Global Risk Report 2022.

ADDRESSING CYBER THREATS – Discusses the growing number of cybersecurity concerns in organisations as a result of the pandemic, and offers guidance on developing sophisticated approaches for businesses to remain vigilant against cyber threats.

GEOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE & SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION – As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the global supply chain and shipments have slowed, hence resulting in worldwide shortages. The panelists will discuss risk mitigation and supply chain resilience strategies for businesses.

MANAGING FINANCIAL RISKS THROUGH VOLATILE MARKETS AND UNCERTAIN TIMES – Learn how to adapt strategies to effectively manage financial volatility amidst these trying times.

CORRUPTION RISK MANAGEMENT – Fraud and corruption pose serious threats to all organisations in all jurisdictions. This session examines practical approaches for implementing effective anti-fraud and anti-corruption programmes in your organisation.

FINDING THE RIGHT HUMAN SKILLS IN THE AGE OF MACHINES – Focuses on how to manage talent supply gaps as technological change transforms businesses, making it critical to integrate both innovation and human skills for optimal performance.

STRENGTHENING RISK MANAGEMENT IN A VUCA WORLD – The omnipresence and increasing intensity of VUCA in the business environment creates roadblocks in most companies’ pursuit of their goals. This session looks into refreshing and strengthening businesses’ approach to risk management.

For more information on the Risk Management Conference 2022, please click here.


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