A two-day forum on risk management has kicked off in Dubai in collaboration with the US Risk Management Society.

Titled “RIMS Risk Forum Middle East”, the event began on Monday and is organised by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).

Addressing the forum’s inaugural session, Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, General Director of the GDRFA-Dubai, said: “The United Arab Emirates is witnessing rapid development in all sectors due to the government’s strategy to achieve excellence. The positive feedback from the previous forums encouraged us to organise it for the third year.”

He stressed that the forum aims to exchange ideas and expertise and spread awareness about crisis and risks.

The UAE’s aviation sector is now leading the world in terms of aviation safety and security following the implementation of the necessary measures to reduce risks in the sector, said Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority.

Among the topics addressed by the forum were cyber risks, enterprise risk management, insurance and strategic risk management.