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Monday, 7 May

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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Desk Hours
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks
  • Robert Cartwright, Jr., Division Manager, Environmental, Healthy, Safety and Sustainability, Bridgestone Retail Operations (Northeast Division - US) and RIMS 2018 President
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Taking Control of Insurance Programs after Mergers and Acquisitions

After Latin American companies acquire other companies that are, in some cases, bigger or better in terms of insurance programs, how do risk managers deal with having more programs and brokers and different conditions and languages in place? How do they strategically decide which coverage or country is the best to keep? This session will share the lessons learned from the speakers' experiences with this topic.

  • Gerardo Vera Gonzalez, Risk Manager, FEMSA
  • Jorge Escalera, Risk Manager, Risk Mexico, S.A. de C.V.​
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Coffee Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
What ERM Practitioners Can Learn from the Intelligence Community: A CEMEX Case Study

Mexico's CEMEX, a global construction materials company, has an advanced ERM program with an uncommon background: the intelligence community. The "intel" world has influenced the program's development from day one; learn from the leaders of CEMEX's risk management group about how this foundation has been an asset, and how you can apply similar tactics to your program.

  • Adrian Castillo Cisneros, Enterprise Risk Manager, CEMEX CENTRAL SA de CV
  • Enrique Raul Alanis Davila, Global ERM Director, CEMEX Central​​
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM​
Coffee Networking Break  
​12:15 PM - 1:15 PM ​Reputational Risk: How to Avoid Getting Attention for the Wrong Reasons

Join us to hear from a seasoned reputational risk professional who works for a major global financial institution. The speaker will share some key lessons and best practices to identify, mitigate and prevent reputational risk as illustrated by recent case studies. Reputation is your organization’s most valuable asset—learn how to protect it!​

  • Anna Cabrera, Latin American Reputation Risk Head, HSBC
​1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Networking Luncheon​
​2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Managing Complex Property and Business Interruption Claims in Latin America

​The insurance claims process can be lengthy and fraught with complications if it is not managed correctly.  Handling complex losses can be challenging, especially if there are many gray areas.  This session will cover all aspects of the claims process, from hiring consultants and controlling confidential information to managing expectations, site inspections, and documentation/information flow, culminating in a successful settlement.  The session will also address the issues that arise when dealing with insurers and reinsurers.

  • Maricarmen Marquez, LatAm Practice Leader, Forensic Accounting & Complex Claims, Risk & Analytics, Willis Towers Watson

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Coffee Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Empowering Risk Finance Decision-Making: The Interaction of Captives and Analytics

Join this session to learn how your risk management strategy can benefit from “Big Data.” The information revolution is fundamental for the identification and quantification of risk through statistics. The speakers will also describe how to translate these results in optimal risk transfer/retention structures, including defining the feasibility of a captive retention vehicle.

Also to be analyzed is the 3rd Risk Management Benchmark in Latin America, produced by Marsh Risk Consulting and RIMS. Latin American companies are making significant progress in capitalizing the opportunities for growth, sustainability and resilience that come as a result of effective risk management. Innovative risk management integrated into the business strategy not only creates value for the organization, but also allows it to transform its risks into real and sustainable competitive advantages. Join us to see how Latin American companies are progressing, and to get a sense of your organization's risk management development.

  • Alejandro Santos, Latin America Leader for iMAP Analytic Methodology and Captive Solutions, Marsh
  • Gerardo Herrera, Risk and Corporate Governance (CG) Consultant, Latin America Managing Director, Marsh
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Networking Reception

Tuesday, 8 May

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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Desk Hours

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Networking Breakfast

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Between a Wall and a Hard Place: Security Repercussions for Mexico

Efforts by the United States to strengthen border security and tighten immigration rules are likely to affect the security environment in Mexico as well as in Central America. Explore how new border security measures could change the security landscape with particular emphasis on how organized crime might attempt to interact with legitimate business concerns. Examine what both U.S. and Mexican companies can do to prepare for, identify, and manage these new security challenges.

  • Daniel Linsker, Senior Partner and Country Manager, Mexico, Control Risks
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Traveling the RIMS-CRMP Highway

It is important for risk professionals to support informed decision-making,  successfully manage risk, all while maintaining and adding value. The RIMS-CRMP certification is based on material that goes from basic risk theory to information that supports BOD risk decisions. To review, understand, apply the material and be ready for the exam is a challenge. Taking the time to develop an optimal strategy will facilitate the journey to earning the RIMS-CRMP. This session will include visuals of a study strategy that could be used by participants to leverage their current knowledge, travel the RIMS-CRMP highway and be prepared for the exam. 

  • Luz Angela Fethers, ARM, PMP, RIMS-CRMP, Regional Insurance Manager, Cargill Inc.

Coffee Networking Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Cyber Threat Against Critical Infrastructure: How Colombia's National Energy Operator is Tackling this Issue

This session will show the audience a practical approach to cyber risk management for critical infrastructure companies using Colombia’s national electrical system as a case study. The speaker will assess the current cyber risk threat considering this year’s major events and will then present key aspects to take into account when conducting a cyber-risk analysis in the current context of Latin American risk management, including a step-by-step process, methodology and third-party assessment. This will allow an organization to get a holistic perspective of its exposure and to quantify it. With this knowledge, organizations can also take the necessary measures in order to protect themselves and third parties and transfer some of the risk to the insurance market.

  • Sandra Rios Gonzalez, Directora Finanzas Empresariales, XM S.A. E.S.P.
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Networking Luncheon

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Risk Management for Mega-Projects in Latin America

Mega-projects require special risk management attention. These projects can employ many hundreds and represent a substantial portion of an organization's value. Latin America is home to an ever-growing number of extraction-based mega-projects, as well as an increasingly complex manufacturing and supply chain environment. Join this session to learn best practices and tips from one of the region's mega-project pros.

  • Ricardo Razuri, Corporate Risk Manager, Americas Mining Corp
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Coffee Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Managing Strategic Risk Using the GRC Model

Join our speaker for an exploration of how to use the GRC (governance, risk, and compliance) model to manage strategic risks. Also to be covered: the definition of principled performance and how its implementation can help organizations achieve goals by managing risks and acting with integrity; KPIs and KRIs; and five errors most commonly made when implementing risk models.

  • ​Ricardo Vasquez, Director of GRC, Baker Tilly
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Note: This program is subject to change. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This event will be held at:
Paseo de la Reforma 325, Col. Cuauhtémoc
06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico