One of the UK’s leading independent risk management consultancies is inviting risk safety professionals, academics and peers in the industry to its highly acclaimed annual Risk Forum. Corporate Risk Associates (CRA) will be hosting its seventh annual conference entitled ‘To Automate or Not to Automate’ on 5-6 October at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon.
Chaired by Jasbir Sidhu, CEO and founder of CRA, the two-day event will focus on the increasing prevalence of the use of automation in safety critical industries. The company wants to energise interest around whether the reduction of human input with the introduction of increasingly complex automated systems will be either ‘friend or foe’.
With high profile professionals and leading academics due to attend, the event promises to deliver in-depth content that will be both stretching and stimulating. The speakers will also be available for further discussions during the event.
Sidhu very much believes that the risk management profession should have a strong voice. He said: “The CRA Risk Forum has evolved year on year as we react to what people in the industry are telling us they would like to know more about. We’re delighted to have provided this platform which creates an opportunity for experts to share Best Practice, while also transferring valuable and insightful knowledge as we all endeavour to be the best we can possibly be in our chosen profession.”
Sidhu added: “We’ve selected extremely high calibre speakers that we know will deliver expert advice in what is such a complex area. It’s going to be extremely interesting to see what the general consensus will be on automation after all of the speakers have delivered their insights with feedback shared in our open discussions.”
No less than 110 delegates attended last year’s event, with people travelling from as far afield as the West Coast of the USA and New Mexico to engage with leaders in the industry.
Sidhu continued: “We’ve always been greatly impressed by the turnout of each event we have hosted. We now run into our seventh year and, with a fantastic programme planned for the two days, we anticipate that this will be our most successful CRA Risk Forum to date both in terms of attendance and knowledge sharing.”
Established 16 years ago, CRA specialises in managing safety, reliability and risk across the nuclear, oil and gas, transportation and defence industries. The business was recently awarded the industry accolade of Risk Management Specialist of the Year by industry body Continuity Insurance and Risk (CIR). CRA is also proud to have been awarded the Institute of Physics’ Best Practice in Professional Development Award.