Second Annual World Risk Day Launches with Virtual Summit Featuring Risk Management Presentations from Around the Globe

   Second Annual World Risk Day Launches with Virtual Summit Featuring Risk
                Management Presentations from Around the Globe

The event, themed "Shattering the Project Myth," includes 10 webinars from top
risk and project practitioners from the USA, UK, Nigeria, France and Germany

PR Newswire

HERNDON, Va., May 14, 2013

HERNDON, Va., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --World Risk Day, the second annual
awareness day focused the importance of effective risk management, kicked off
its Virtual Summit today with webinar sessions featuring 10 expert speakers
and a range of on-demand content – all focused on sharing global risk and
project management best practices. World Risk Day's free to attend sessions
began at 9:00AM in Mainland Europe (5:00AM EDT) and the last session is
scheduled to end at 10:00PM in the UK / 5:00PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT, enabling
participants from around the world to be involved.

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This year's theme, "Shattering the Project Myth," demystifies the idea that
project success can be delivered by focusing on cost and schedule alone,
without bringing risk into the equation. Presentations will explore various
aspects of this theme including:

  oNew concepts in understanding and managing risk in projects
  oStrategies for successful collaborative risk management with contractors
    and the supply chain
  oHigh risk projects – a global perspective
  oWhat lessons can be learned from the world's Top 100 infrastructure
  oWhat makes a great risk manager?
  oShattering the project myth – managing cost and schedule alone doesn't
    equal project success

Speakers include representatives from EADS, Bechtel, Crossrail, Active Risk,
the Department of Homeland Security, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Content from the
World Risk Day Virtual Summit will be made available on-demand to all
registrants after May 14th.

"Today thousands of projects are driving organizational performance in all
sectors. World Risk Day 2013 aims to debunk the myth that project success is
simply based on the management of time and budget," said Loren Padelford,
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Active Risk, a Founding
Supporter of World Risk Day."By bringing together leading experts from a
range of projects around the globe, World Risk Day will focus the conversation
on the crucial role of risk management in delivering project success."

Launched in June of 2012, the first annual World Risk Day hosted 2,300
delegates from a variety of industries, including energy, mining, major global
infrastructure projects, and government organizations.World Risk Day was
created to provide a global forum for business leaders to discuss risk
management best practices.This year World Risk Day is supported by a diverse
range of risk and project organizations including the Institute for Risk
Management (IRM), CG/LA Infrastructure, G31000 the global institute for risk
management standards, the Major Projects Association, the Project Management
Institute (PMI) – Arabian Gulf Chapter, risk management software provider 
Active Risk, and other risk associations from around the world. For a full
list of supporters, please visit

To learn more about World Risk Day, please visit or email 

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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