RMC 2024 in Hamburg: Navigating the new opportunities

18th Risk Management Congress (RMC) on May 13 and 14, 2024 in Hamburg

RMA CEO Ralf Kimpel

Munich, April 03, 2024: RMA Risk Management & Rating Association e.V., the independent advocacy group for risk management and rating in the German-speaking countries, has scheduled the next Risk Management Congress (RMC) in Hamburg on May 13 and 14, 2024. Reflecting present circumstances, the topics of the 18th RMC range from the current global situation to ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) factors, artificial intelligence (AI) and crisis scenarios. 

A downward spiral, a turning point, a polycrisis. There are all too many pessimistic descriptions of the geopolitical situation in the current era. The global economy has been affected, too, so it came as no surprise when Ifo President Clemens Fuest warned of a sustained downward trend for the German economy in the 2024 Business Climate Index at the beginning of the year. The poor forecasts are the result of a whole range of crises. These include wars, supply bottlenecks, digital challenges and a prolonged recession. This is in line with the results of the "Global Risk Survey 2023" conducted by the consulting firm PwC. According to the survey, 48% of German companies see cyber risks as the biggest threat to their own organization this year. This is followed by inflation (43%), digital and technological risks and geopolitical conflicts (both 41%).

For Ralf Kimpel, CEO of the RMA, companies need to face up to these issues by undertaking forward-looking risk and crisis management. "Especially in times of a polycrisis, it becomes clear which organizations have done their homework and have set up a functioning overall risk management system," says Kimpel.

Food for thought and ideas

At the RMC 2024 in Hamburg, the RMA will be offering a wide range of solutions for methodical risk management and, above all, forward-looking corporate management. The focus will be on governance, crisis and risk management, compliance and rating – at both the theoretical and practical levels. The German-speaking conference offers participants plenty of inspiration and ideas for assessing their own risk management, and new insights which they can take back to their own organization. "We also see the RMC as a good opportunity for participants to exchange ideas beyond their own network," says Kimpel, describing the two-day event in Hamburg. "So join in and start seeking out opportunities," says RMA CEO Kimpel, echoing the motto of the conference.

Overview of topics covered at the two-day German-speaking conference:

- The global risk situation
- ESG factors and rating
- Supply chain law
- Artificial intelligence (AI)
- Crisis scenarios and resilience

The presenting companies/organizations include:

- German Federal Employment Agency
- Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
- HEIDELBERG (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)
- Herrenknecht AG

Dates and location:

18th Risk Management Congress (RMC)
May 13 and 14, 2024
Empire Riverside Hotel
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97
D-20359 Hamburg

Further information, a detailed agenda and registration options for the Risk Management Congress 2024 can be found at:

About the RMA

The RMA Risk Management & Rating Association e.V. is the independent advocacy group for risk management and rating in the German-speaking countries. Combining the former Risk Management Association e.V. (RMA) and Bundesverband der Ratinganalysten e. V. (BdRA), the association is an expert partner, an initiator and a first point of contact for information, for cross-company dialog and for the further development of risk management and rating. Staged every year, the Risk Management Congress is the association‘s internationally recognized symposium on risk management. Additional events round off the conference program. The subsidiary RMA Rating & Risk Academy GmbH offers seminars and webinars on current risk management and rating topics. The association is based in Munich. The chairman of the board is Ralf Kimpel.

Further information can be found at: rma-ev.org