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Monday, April 28

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

FATCA will become effective on July, 1 2014 with a phased implementation. These regulations require foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to report the identities of their U.S. accountholders to the IRS. Failure to comply results in the imposition of a 30% withholding tax levied on any payment of U.S. source income to the non-compliant FFI. To avoid the tax, FFIs must enter into a formal FFI agreement with the IRS to share the identities of U.S. account and asset holders or comply with the requirements of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), if applicable. Attend this session to learn more about FACTA and how it applies to your company.

Avoiding Cyber Liability Pitfalls–Lessons Learned from Risk Managers, Legal and Forensic Experts

With Target and Neiman Marcus the latest organizations to fall victim to the dangers of the Cyber world; how prepared is your organization for an attack? What might a class action liability loss look like? What should you do to prevent or mitigate damage to your organization? Who should be involved in the process? Hear from leading experts who will share lessons learned, and provide insight into prevention, mitigation and response

Global Warming–Science and Exploration

On December 24, 2013, nineteen-year-old Parker Liautaud took the final steps in an epic journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole – marking the culmination of the Willis Resilience Expedition. Setting off on December 6 from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica, Parker and his teammate Doug Stoup trekked 314 miles in 18 days, 4 hours and 43 minutes to arrive at the geographic South Pole on Christmas Eve and achieved their objective of setting a new South Pole speed record and conducting scientific observations in the most inhospitable and untouched parts of Antarctica.

Tuesday, April 29

How Will the Legalization of Marijuana Affect Your Employment Policies?

Learn about the history of the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in the United States, including its current legal status under federal and state laws. Review state court cases that address marijuana in the workplace. Join a lively panel discussion on insurance coverage issues, drug testing (postoffer, postaccident, random and reasonable suspicion), model workplace policies, law enforcement and regulatory issues. Hear how local experts in Colorado are handling the risk at the forefront of this emerging issue.

Wednesday, April 30

Lessons Learned From the Colorado Fire and Floods

Unforgettable devastation occurred throughout much of the state of Colorado during the 2012 and 2013 wild fires and floods, with some of the most severe disasters occurring in the northern counties. As a result of these large scale, tragic events, the American Red Cross and the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP) panel will discuss the challenges encountered by counties, towns, families and businesses, as well as the hurdles that remain as part of the long-term recovery process.

TRIA: If a Tree Falls in the Woods . . .

If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? Yes. If TRIA (Terrorism Risk Insurance Act) is not renewed, will you hear about it? Yes. Discuss the consequences for you and your employer should Congress fail to reauthorize TRIA. Address the impact on insurance policies-from auto to workers' compensation and coverages in between-as well as financial obligations and possible remedies to the situation. This session is hosted by RIMS External Affairs Committee.

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