2017 Alarm National Conference

25 - 27 June, University of Manchester

The UK's leading learning and development event for risk professionals and those who deal with the management of risk within organisations who provide services to, or support our communities and citizens.

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Education and training

Keynote: Messes, problems and puzzles - Gerald Ashley
Monday 26 June

Gerald Ashley is a former banker, now a risk and behaviour expert. Through his keynote Gerald will look at how we make decisions. Are we rational in our choices? Are we easily influenced? Gerald will explain that, how we make decisions is different from how we say we make decisions. Drawing on complexity science and behavioural economics he will illustrate the points with real life examples – both humorous and more serious.

Plenary: The future is coming, the future is now - Sarah Pearson and Tilden Watson, Zurich Municipal
Tuesday 27 June

Join Zurich Municipal to talk about how 21st century risk is evolving and what it looks like for the public sector. They look at some of the ‘new’ risks in 2017, and discuss how these risks may impact your organisation and you as a risk manager.

Conference workshop sessions
Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June

The Alarm Conference features a wide and varied workshop timetable covering the range of specialist areas that risk professionals increasingly find themselves responsible for, and the diverse range of organisations who are now supplying services to our communities and citizens. All workshops are divided into session streams:

  • Insurance
  • Risk
  • Housing
  • Blue light
  • Commercialism.

To view the Conference educational programme and details of all the sessions, download the 2017 Conference brochure below.

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Networking events

Conference freshers
Sunday 25 June

The networking session will allow first time attendees to meet with one another in an informal environment, and find out how to get the most out of your time at the Alarm Conference.

Chairman's welcome reception
Sunday 25 June

Join the Alarm Chairman, Directors, speakers and delegates to enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival at the Conference.

Alarm exhibition
Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June

The Alarm exhibition is a great opportunity to network with fellow public and private sector professionals, and to catch up with new developments in risk management products and services.

Alarm Risk Awards
Monday 26 June

The Alarm Risk Awards dinner is the highlight of the risk management year recognising and celebrating the outstanding work that is taking place throughout public services across the country.


Thank you to our 2017 Conference sponsors

Platinum sponsor

Gold sponsors

Maven Public Sector

Silver sponsors

Arthur J. Gallagher

Browne Jacobson Logo

Plexus Law Limited

Bronze sponsors