CERA Global Association – virtual conference
21 November - 5 December
In November 2019, the CERA Global Association will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. To mark this occasion, and to reach out to the global community of CERAs, which now numbers over 5,000, we are planning to hold a virtual conference.
- What is CERA?
CERA stands for Chartered/Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary/Analyst, a qualification in Enterprise Risk Management available only to actuaries who have completed the basic actuarial education and who want to enhance their skillsets and knowledge bases. The CERA credential is owned by the CERA Global Association (CGA), which is formed of and run by actuarial associations around the globe who have been accredited to award the designation to their members. The globalised CERA credential was created in 2009 and we have just reached the 5,000 individual holders’ milestone.
- What is the virtual CERA conference?
The virtual conference will be a celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the CGA, bringing together the global community of CERA holders and encouraging the sharing of knowledge between experts in ERM.
- Why this conference?
The CERA Global Association was founded on 13 November 2009 in Hyderabad.
- When will the conference be broadcast?
The conference will be broadcast in November 2019 (exact dates tbc), which coincides with the 10 year anniversary date. There will be a mix of live sessions (which will be recorded and made available for the duration of the event) and pre-recorded sessions.
- What is the theme for the virtual conference?
Looking to the future of ERM practice
- What is my role as speaker at the virtual conference?
We want to approach Enterprise Risk Management as broadly as possible and to emphasise the added value of CERAs in- and outside the traditional actuarial domains. We expect that the speakers are able to show the possibilities for CERAs.
- What is the format of the virtual conference?
The virtual conference will be a mix of live sessions that will be streamed on the virtual conference platform (actuview) and available in the days following and pre-recorded sessions, which can be a slide show presentation with a recorded voice over.
- Who will be the audience?
CERAs, risk managers and those interested in becoming actuaries.
- Do I need to be physically present to participate as a speaker?
No. One of the advantages of hosting a virtual conference is that contributors can participate from wherever they are in the world.
- Do I need to be available at a specific time/date?
This depends on the type of contribution you make. A pre-recorded session need only be sent to the team at actuview in advance of the conference. Live sessions (round tables, panel discussions etc. will require you to be available at a specific time and date).
- What is the process by which my presentation will be recorded?
This depends on the type of presentation you wish to contribute. A pre-recorded presentation can be done in the comfort of your own home or office.
- Why have I been selected?
You have been identified or recommended as a qualified speaker with experience and insight into risk management topics that we feel will be of interest and relevance to the global CERA community.
- Can I choose any topic?
Yes, subject to the approval of the conference organising committee. It is also possible to reuse a presentation already given at another event.
- By when do I need to respond to this invitation?
End of June 2019.
- When do the presentation and materials have to be ready?
End of September 2019.
- How many associations are members of the CERA Global Association?
There are 19 actuarial associations accredited to award the CERA designation to their members. A further eight associations have joined as Acceding party members and are in the process of converting their membership to Award Signatory. There are, also, three associations actively looking to join the CERA global association.
- How many individual professionals are allowed to use the CERA designation?
There are currently 5,039 CERAs, representing 7.75% of the global actuarial profession.
- What is the main different between CERA and other risk credentials?
CERA is an enterprise risk management credential available exclusively to actuaries. Because CERAs must be member of a recognized actuarial association, they are subject to a Code of Conduct and other professional regulations (for example, mandatory CPD). This assures the quality of CERA qualified professionals.