Having to negotiate a global polycrisis in 2023 can weigh heavily when managing risk and building resilience for organisations that benefit citizens, communities, students, and patients. Our in-person National Conference, Sustainability – the human element reflects the drive for sustainable public services and the risks and opportunities behind this global transition and widespread culture change.


Our expert industry partners will share insight, information and guidance on a breadth of topical subjects targeted specifically at those managing risk and resilience in local and central government, social housing, blue light, higher education, and health & social care.

Sponsored by Zurich Municipal, the Conference Keynote kickstarts Monday’s proceedings with a session from psychologist Dr Fran Langstaff at Fika, on how to achieve peak mental fitness at work and make your working life personally sustainable.

Choose from a variety of sessions delivered by our expert partners over two days, including Kennedys’ mock trial, Q&A session on social care reform, and a roundtable discussion on emerging trends and topics affecting the public sector claims environment. Our risk and insurance panel (hosted by Kennedys, Gallagher, Marsh, Maven, Risk Management Partners and Zurich Municipal) puts our experts on the spot with a popular interactive session.

There are sessions on risk management, claims management, business continuity and wider resilience, as well as all things insurance related. Gallagher discuss the technicalities of net zero, property and insurance, while Zurich Municipal discuss claims that occur when sustainability isn't at the forefront.

Risk Management Partners will review the impact of climate change on service delivery as we experience seasonal extremes including: heat exhaustion of frontline employees, flood, winter gritting, and business continuity planning.

We are excited to introduce individual perspectives shared by risk management and business continuity professionals from across public services in England and Scotland. Increase your understanding with case studies, best practice and lessons learnt.

For example, practitioners from the ALARM Blue Light Group will describe four risk management journeys of strategic, operational, local and project risk management, across police, fire and the NHS. They will share insights into how they successfully implemented their risk management policies and frameworks and provide examples of risk reporting to senior management, including optimising technology to visualise risks.


ALARM’s flagship Conference is not all you can look forward to. Join us for an Awards Dinner on Monday evening that’s out of this world!

We celebrate all the cosmos has to offer with a galaxy of award winners and your chance to shine at our glittering black tie event. Once again, the inimitable Lucy Porter will add sparkle, sharing her hilarious observations on the world of ALARM and its members. Come along and celebrate excellence in risk management and share a sophisticated and fun evening - as well as best practice!


Networking is an important part of the Manchester experience too, with time to make contacts and meet friends between breakout sessions at the University of Manchester.

With a variety of educational and engagement opportunities on offer, there will be something to pique your interest and develop your professional standing, as well as professional relationships. Book now and make sure you don’t miss out on ALARM’s National Conference and Risk Awards 2023!

ALARM drinks reception

ALARM’s drinks reception at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel launches the Conference on Sunday afternoon. It offers new and established members the opportunity to introduce themselves and catch up.


An evening with Zurich Municipal

Platinum sponsor Zurich Municipal’s networking event follows at the nearby Manchester Hall. All ALARM full members are welcome to join Zurich consultants to mingle and relax before the start of Conference.

ALARM annual ehibition

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