RIMS gets set for conference to remember in San Antonio


Gloria Gonzalez

The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.’s annual conference has arrived in the home of the Alamo.

About 10,000 people are expected to attend the RIMS 2018 conference and exhibition, which is being held in San Antonio, Texas, for the first time. The conference has previously been held three times in Texas — in Houston in 1966, and in Dallas in 1975 and 1999.

Alex Sheen, founder of Rocky River, Ohio-based nonprofit “because I said I would,” will deliver the opening keynote speech at the conference on Monday. Inspired by his father’s battle with cancer, the organization delivers promise cards that aim to ensure accountability for meeting commitments.

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first African-American female pilot, will discuss her evolution from beat cop to combat pilot during the RIMS award luncheon on Monday.

RIMS “hot topic” conference sessions will discuss issues such as artificial intelligence, marijuana’s impact on the workers compensation sector and the workplace, opioid litigation and sexual harassment claims and risk management.

Cyber risk management will once again be a major topic of the RIMS conference, with sessions outlining steps directors and officers can take to protect their organizations and themselves from cyber attacks and identifying…

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