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RIMS gets set for conference to remember in San Antonio
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RIMS gets set for conference to remember in San Antonio

Reprints 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.
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.
Other cyber-themed sessions will trace one organization’s cyber incident journey through various stages such as breach notification, class action lawsuit, regulatory investigation and settlement negotiations, while another will examine the cyber risk posed by “trusted insiders.” The Innovation Hub will provide 20-minute educational presentations on developments in emerging risks related to technology such as drones and autonomous vehicles on Monday, claims management issues such as catastrophic business interruption losses on Tuesday, and cyber risks such as smart buildings and social media in the workplace on Wednesday.
The RIMS Risk Manager of the Year and Risk Management Honor Roll awards will also be presented on Tuesday morning.
The conference finale will feature comedian Jay Leno, longtime host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” performing a set entitled Laugh Until You Cry, on Wednesday afternoon.
The RIMS-Sedgwick Official Closing Party will occur on Wednesday evening at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Anyone wanting a break from the conference can visit the famed Alamo, where over a 13-day period in February and March 1836, a group of 200 Texas volunteer soldiers defended the fort against a siege by a force commanded by Mexican President and General Antonio López de Santa Anna in the fight for independence from Mexico.