CPE Event Details
Applying Risk Management - Participation in Breakout Session 1 (M 1730.1)



Session: 09.00 - 13.30 followed by a networking lunch 

Alex Azzopardi, Dr Keith Cilia Debono, Dominic Fisher, Antonio Giannino, Alex Konewko, Stefan Lia, Ian-Edward Stafrace & William Spiteri Bailey

 Event Moderator: Ian-Edward Stafrace
Venue: Xara Lodge, L/O  Rabat 



08.30 - 09.00
Registration & Welcome Coffee 
09.00 - 09.15
Introductory Speeches
09.15 - 10.00
Risk Fundamentals 
Dominic Fisher, MARM
  • Discuss what risk management is and how it can be applied in the workplace. Explore the role of a risk management function will.
  • Go through the contents of new guidance prepared by MARM 'The Core Competencies of a professional Risk Manager' intended to assist regulators, employers and risk management professionals to clarify what should be expected of a risk management function.
10.00 - 10.45
Embedding Risk Management Structures
Alex Konewko, Chief Risk Officer, Mediterranean Bank
  •  Explore the challenges of embedding risk management structures into risk culture.
  •  Explore recent examples of risk management failures and what lessons can be learnt. 
10.45 - 11.00  
Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.45
Breakout Session 1: Relationship between Internal Audit and Risk Management
Alex Azzopardi, Director, Risk Consulting Advisory and Internal Audit Services, KPMG
  • Discuss what the internal audit and risk management bring to the organisation.
  • Explore how Internal Auditors must position themselves to provide valuable insight into risks and their management.
  • Touch upon hotspots in risk management and the response required from world-class Internal Audit functions.
  • Delve into Risk-Based Internal Auditing.
Breakout Session 2: Asset Misappropriation, Bribery and Corruption
Stefan Lia, Risk Advisory Manager, Deloitte
  • Focus on fraud against businesses, typically by those internal to the organization. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) identified asset misappropriation and bribery and corruption as two main types of internal fraud.
  • Through a number of case studies, understand how fraud happened, what the response was and measures taken to prevent it.
11.45 - 12.45
Dr Keith Cilia Debono, Cyber Strategy Consultant, MITA 
Antonio Giannino, Chief Risk Officer, Amagis Capital
  • Give an overview on cyberspace in terms of its related threat landscape, highlighting the need for cyber risk governance, not least by small firms, in the process. 
  • Outline what constitutes good cyber risk governance at all levels of a nation's economy, focusing on how it is being addressed at an EU level and at a Maltese level through its National Cyber Security Strategy.
  • Discuss the implications and opportunities for the financial sector when it comes to IT technologies.
  • Understand cyber risks and how to measure and monitor them.
12.45 – 13.15
Panel Discussion - Today’s big risks, emerging risks and the role for strategic risk management
Moderator: Ian-Edward Stafrace 
Panel Members: Alex Azzopardi, Dr Keith Cilia Debono, Antonio Giannino, Alex Konewko
13.15 – 13.30
Ian-Edward Stafrace, President, MARM
13.30 – 14.30
Networking lunch


Accountants and other finance professionals Auditors Risk management, internal audit and internal control practitioners Supervisory board members and C-suite executives Government departments Students Others parties interested in applying risk management in the workplace



Members of the Malta Institute of Accountants: €80
Members of the Malta Association of Risk Management: €80
MIA Retired Members & Students: €60
Non-Members: €110

Members of the Malta Institute of Accountants, Students and Non-Members are to book online. 

Retired MIA Members, Non-MIA Members who are members of the Malta Association of Risk Management: fill in the registration form and send it by post along with payment. 

Group bookings are also to be made through the registration form. 


Start Date: 28/09/2017


End Date: 28/09/2017


Service Provider: The Malta Institute of Accountants and the Malta Association of Risk Management


Type Hours
Core 1.00
Professional 3.00


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