March 21, 2012, Herndon, VA, USA – The date of the 2nd annual World Risk Day (WRD) has been announced as May 14, 2013. World Risk Day is the only annual event focused on increasing global awareness of the importance of effective risk management to all types of organizations. The event, themed “Shattering the Project Myth,” will feature a free to attend, global Virtual Summit of high-impact speakers, live social media discussions, and an online resource center providing the latest thinking on risk and project management.
“Report after report shows the majority of projects falling behind schedule and going over budget,” said Chris Bell, CMO of Active Risk, a founding supporter of World Risk Day. “This year’s theme, “Shattering the Project Myth” will lead to thought-provoking debate on the idea that project success can be delivered by the traditional focus on cost and schedule management alone. To succeed, today’s complex projects need to bring risk into the equation. We are proud to support World Risk Day 2013 in its aim to bring risk and project professionals closer together. This can only be a good thing to help deliver more projects on-budget, on-time.”
Steve Fowler, Chief Executive of The Institute of Risk Management, returning as World Risk Day supporter for a second year, said, “IRM is pleased to support the second World Risk Day. Improving how we manage risk in projects is vital if both the private and public sector are going to deliver the infrastructure and business improvements that we need to drive economic development. This is a great topic to bring the global risk community together to share knowledge.”
Project management experts, risk professionals and business executives from around the world are invited to participate in the free World Risk Day Virtual Summit, which will take place on World Risk Day, May 14th. The full program of speakers will be announced in April.
Launched in 2012, the first annual World Risk Day on June 26, 2012, attracted 2,300 registered delegates to its 20 webinars which featured 25 expert speakers from a variety of industries, including energy, mining, major global infrastructure projects, and government organizations. World Risk Day 2012 also saw participants use the event to increase risk awareness within their own organizations.
To stay updated on the latest World Risk Day 2013 news, including speaker and supporter updates, please visit www.worldriskday.com; follow us on Twitter @WorldRiskDay and join the debate with #projectrisk; comment on the WRD blog posts.
About World Risk Day
Founded in 2012, World Risk Day is an independent awareness day focused on the opportunities that come from taking smarter risks. This year’s event, with the theme “Shattering the Project Myth,” will feature a free Virtual Summit, an online resource center, and social media discussion, creating a global forum for business leaders to share best practices on how taking smarter risks drives project outcomes, and ultimately, profitability within organizations.
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