ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY 12 JULY 2024

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Each category will be judged on Excellence, Innovation and Above and beyond.

Within each category, the suggested bullet points are guidelines to assist your submission.

EXCELLENCE IN RISK MANAGEMENT 

Who can enter?

This category is open to individual European in-house senior-level private and public sector corporate risk and insurance managers.

Category description

The Risk Manager of the Year award searches for the inspirational master of risk and insurance management. For this award we are seeking to recognise and highlight the combination of innovation, risk management best practice and the ability to foresee risks and prevent dangerous endgames.

The candidate will have an excellent all-round knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by corporates and the skills to motivate, lead and innovate to create and execute successful risk management programmes.

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Candidates for this category should demonstrate:

1) Risk management excellence

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of the risk management process.
  • Demonstrate how successful risk management processes have been implemented which improved the practice, strengthened the overall operations of their organisation and/or redefined the business process.

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate how innovative approaches were used to solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for seeking new and innovative solutions to challenges.

3) Above and beyond

  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate the importance of risk management within the organisation and beyond, to peers and colleagues within a broader community
  • Illustrate the impact of their actions
  • Give examples of outstanding leadership skills and the ability to work as a team player
  • Show service as a mentor and leader to help others develop quality risk management programmes.
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Who can enter?

This category is open to individual European in-house private and public sector risk and insurance managers with less than five years’ experience.

Category description

The reputation of the risk management profession has been developed over the course of many years, however for this award we are seeking to acknowledge the stars of the future and someone with a fresh view on the profession.

The candidate will have a good knowledge and understanding of the successes and failures of the past, but more importantly will have an appetite for innovation to address the developing needs and challenges faced by corporates in today’s rapidly changing environment.

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Candidates for this category should demonstrate:

1) Risk management excellence

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of the risk management process
  • Demonstrate how successful risk management processes have been implemented which improved the outcome of their organisation.

2) Innovation

  • Show how innovative approaches were used to solve complex problems and challenges faced.

3) Above and beyond

  • Give examples of outstanding leadership skills and the ability to work as a team player
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of the extended risk management community.

Who can enter?

This category is open to individual European in-house private and public sector risk and insurance managers, teams and / or their collaborative colleagues from within their organisation. [Please note - if you are an insurer, please enter the Insurance Company Innovation of the Year category in the Industry Excellence section]

Category description

Innovation thrives in difficult economic times especially as risk becomes ever more interconnected. This category will highlight fresh thinking from risk and insurance managers and / or their collaboratives colleagues when tackling complex risk challenges across their organisation. The award seeks to reward the innovation and, if relevant, internal collaboration in achieving excellence to meet the needs of their firms.

The award will recognise new initiatives that are expected to redefine the industry’s competitive landscape and raises the bar for innovation in risk transfer via insurance programmes that may include traditional insurance, self-insurance solutions and collaborative initiatives such as mutuals.

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Candidates for this category should demonstrate:

1) Risk management excellence

  • Show how this initiative has or is expected to redefine the business process, improved the practice and strengthened the overall operations of the organisation.

2) Innovation

  • Show how innovative approaches were used to solve complex problems and challenges faced.
  • Demonstrate the execution of an innovative programme that was original and different from traditional approaches.

3) Above and beyond

  • Demonstrate successful project management and team working, including results obtained so far and how the initiative has enhanced common practices.
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Who can enter?

This category is open to individual European in-house private and public sector risk and insurance managers, teams and / or their collaborative colleagues from within their organisation.

Category description

The need for organisations to be resilient, to absorb and adapt when presented with challenges, has been well documented over the past few years, and a well-executed business continuity programme can be the difference between success and failure. This award recognises the achievement of an individual or a team in creating a programme that is proven to be fit for purpose.


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Candidates for this category should demonstrate:

1) Risk management excellence

  • Show how this initiative has or is expected to redefine the business process, improve or improved the practice and how it is expected to or has strengthened the overall operations of the organisation.
  • Demonstrate successful business continuity including the anticipation of end of event and organisation of the strategic and operational aspects of the recovery and the associated risks and opportunities.

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate the creation and expert execution of an innovative and agile crisis management programme to deal with a potential risk.

3) Above and beyond

  • Demonstrate successful project management and team working, including results obtained so far and how the initiative has enhanced common practices.
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Who can enter?

This category is open to working or recently retired (within two years) private or public sector individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development or outcomes of a European risk management association.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO NOMINATE YOURSELF FOR THIS AWARD

Category description

The judging tribunal will vote to award this honour to a person for a particular initiative or continued commitment which they believe has made an outstanding, significant and long-lasting contribution to the wider risk management community through their tireless executive or non-executive role/s with a risk management association or associations. 

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There are no set criteria for this award. Please submit a description of the nominee’s contribution to the risk management community, using examples as necessary.

TRAINING & EDUCATION EXCELLENCE 

Who can enter?

This award is open to risk manager associations, insurers, brokers, education bodies, e-learning providers and all firms who can demonstrate a commitment to supporting the development of skills and knowledge amongst risk managers through investing in an existing programme of activity.

Category description

A key topic that has become increasingly important is the development of education, skills and knowledge within the risk management and associated professions.

It reflects the fact that, in today's fast changing world, if risk managers are to remain competent, they must continue to develop and enhance their skills and knowledge. Associations, insurers, brokers and other providers of important services to the risk management community are embracing the drive for providing education and training support to risk managers at all stages of their careers.

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Candidates for this category should demonstrate:

1) Excellence

  • Demonstrate how the nominated programme or course has improved the learning outcome for risk managers.

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate how the programme or course shows innovation in its content, structure or objective.

3) Above and beyond

  • Show how successful participants can use the programme or course to have a positive impact on the extended risk manager community.
  • Show how the creation of the programme or course has improved the learning provision of your company or association.

*PLEASE NOTE THE CRITERIA FOR THIS CATEGORY WERE UPDATED ON 15 APRIL 2024

INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE 

Who can enter?

This award is open to broking firms only and is designed to reward firms that have made a lasting impact on their clients through innovation and customer service.

Category description

Fostering the themes of partnership and innovation, the winner of this award will be judged on their ability to be creative in addressing customer requirements and who encourage an entrepreneurial culture throughout their organisation.

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Candidates for this award should demonstrate:

1) Excellence in their field

  • Demonstrate successful project management and team working
  • Demonstrate the success of the programme including results obtained so far
  • Demonstrate how the programme enhanced common practices
  • Show a clear understanding of the client’s needs

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate creative ideas to solve complex problems and the ability to work with customers
  • Show originality and newness of a solution and its use, and a difference from traditional approaches

3) Above and beyond

  • Show how this initiative redefined and improved the client’s business process.
  • Demonstrate, if possible, a positive effect on the local or global environment, community, society or economy.

Who can enter?

This award is open to insurance firms only and is designed to reward companies that have truly made a lasting impact on innovation to meet their customer needs.

Category description

Fostering the themes of partnership and innovation, the winner of this award will not be judged on size or scale, but on their focus to addressing customer requirements though an entrepreneurial culture practiced throughout the organisation.

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Candidates for this award should demonstrate:

1)    Excellence in their field

  • Demonstrate successful project management and team working
  • Demonstrate success of the programme including results obtained so far
  • Demonstrate how the programme enhanced common practices
  • Show a clear understanding of the client’s needs

2)    Innovation

  • Demonstrate creative ideas to solve complex problems and the ability to work with customers
  • Show originality and newness of a solution and its use, and a difference from traditional approaches

3)    Above and beyond

  • Show how this initiative redefined and improved the client’s business process
  • Demonstrate, if possible, a positive effect on the local or global environment, community, society or economy.

Who can enter?

This award is open to all firms who provide a service to the risk management community.

Category description

It is designed to highlight the most innovative use of claims management in designing, developing and executing industry-leading solutions and processes that provide a significantly improved customer experience for risk managers.

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Candidates for this award should demonstrate:

1) Excellence in their field

  • Show a clear understanding of the client’s needs
  • Demonstrate the creation and execution of an initiative that has improved the business practice and the management of the claims management function
  • Demonstrate how the programme enhanced common practices

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate a culture of innovation and producing initiatives that improve the workflows of corporates

3) Above and beyond

  • Show how this initiative redefined and improved the client’s business process
  • Demonstrate, if possible, a positive effect on the local or global environment, community, society or economy.

Who can enter?

This award is open to both brokers and insurers and seeks to highlight innovative solutions for a fast-growing requirement.

Category description

Global Programmes remain one of the most complex areas of concern and interest for risk managers in Europe and worldwide currently. Writing a successful multinational insurance programme requires a combination of a rigorous and methodological approach to compliance and local vs. global regulations, allied with a creative and flexible approach to the client.

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Candidates for this award should demonstrate:

1) Excellence in their field

  • Demonstrate the programme’s size and scale to appropriately cover clients’ global operations
  • Demonstrate the success of the programme including results obtained so far
  • Demonstrate how the programme enhanced common practices

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate the programme’s unique value proposition
  • Illustrate the execution of an innovative new programme that was original and different from traditional approaches

3) Above and beyond

  • Show how this initiative redefined and improved the client’s business process
  • Demonstrate, if possible, a positive effect on the local or global environment, community, society or economy.

Who can enter?

Open to both brokers and insurers, this category will highlight some of the key challenges faced by an ever-changing world and how close partnerships can help to foster product innovation to meet new risk parameters.

Category description

Systemic risks represent significant challenges to the risk management community and often require pioneering innovation from their broker and insurer partners.


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Candidates for this award should demonstrate:

1) Exellence

  • Demonstrate how the initiative enhanced common practices
  • Demonstrate the success of the programme including results obtained so far
  • Demonstrate how the initiative contributed to solve complex problems

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate an innovative new programme that was original and different from traditional approaches
  • Illustrate a unique value proposition to tackling systemic risks

3) Above and beyond

  • Show how the initiative improved the business process for the client
  • How the initiative improved the practice and strengthened the overall operations of the organisation
  • Demonstrate, if possible, a positive effect on the local or global environment, community, society or economy.

Who can enter?

This award is open to all firms who provide a service to the risk management community.

Category description

This award is designed to highlight the most innovative use of technology in designing, developing and executing industry-leading solutions that provide a significantly improved customer experience for risk managers.

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Candidates for this award should demonstrate:

1) Excellence in their field

  • Demonstrate the creation and execution of a technology-based initiative that has improved the business practice and the management of the risk management function
  • Demonstrate how the programme enhanced common practices

2) Innovation

  • Demonstrate a culture of innovation and producing initiatives that improve the workflows of corporates

3) Above and beyond

  • Show how this initiative redefined and improved the client’s business process
  • Demonstrate, if possible, a positive effect on the local or global environment, community, society or economy.


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