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    ​​SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

    28th Annual Spencer/Gallagher Golf Tournament

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (buses leave at 6:45 AM)
    Start RIMS 2019 in Boston by celebrating risk management and insurance education at the Pinehills Golf Club on the Nicklaus course. Plan to arrive on Saturday, April 27 in order to make it easier to make the 8:00 am tee time!
    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and the Spencer Educational Foundation invite you to enjoy a great day on the course, celebrating industry education with old and new friends, good food, great fun and prizes. Contact Lauren Cavanaugh at by March 28 to participate.

    Fee: US $315 per person (before February 11). Regular: US $335. Website Registration opens November 15, 2018!

    Attendee Orientation

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM 
    Marketplace. Sessions. CE credits. TLTs. Talk about overwhelming! We’ll break it down for you and share the ins-and-outs of a conference this big—where the sessions are held, how to maximize networking opportunities and the best way to navigate the Marketplace. After the orientation, we’ll head to the Opening Reception. 

    Opening Reception: RIMS Grand Slam

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
    Join RIMS at Lucky Strike Social Club, the heart of nightlife on Lansdowne Street and just steps away from America’s most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park. From bowling lanes and pool tables, ping pong, shuffle board and an arcade, or tearing up the dance floor, there is something for everyone. Be sure to taste the custom beer at the Brewery. Don your favorite team jersey, and join your fellow attendees as RIMS hits it out of the park.  ​

    RIMS-CRMP Welcome Reception 

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM 
    Earning your RIMS-CRMP certification is quite an accomplishment. Join us and celebrate your achievement and network with your fellow RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professionals. By invitation only.

    ​​MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

    RIMS General Session

    Opening Keynote: The Culture Map: Breaking Through The Invisible Boundaries Of Global Business
    MONDAY, APRIL 29 | 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM 
    Doors open at 7:45 am. Breakfast service ends promptly at 8:30 am. 
    RIMS leadership will share association initiatives that can help you achieve your professional goals. We’ll also celebrate an outstanding professional in our field—the Risk Manager of the Year. This individual has developed an exceptional risk management program that directly impacts their organization’s ability to grow, innovate and achieve strategic objectives. Then Erin Meyer will offer guidance on how to navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a multi-cultural environment. She has taught thousands of executives from five continents to decode how cultural differences are impacting their work, and strategies for improving their international collaboration. 

    RIMS Community Service

    April 29 - May 1  
    RIMS will support Cradles to Crayons, a national organization founded in Massachusetts looking to create a future where childhood poverty no longer exists. Cradles to Crayons provides children, from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. In Massachusetts alone, more than 305,000 children live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 of them will experience homelessness. Since its founding in 2000, Cradles to Crayons has employed over 50,000 volunteers, worked with 335 agencies serving children and their families, and has personally served over 1,200,000 children.

    Join RIMS, ESIS, and Cradles to Crayons for several activities throughout the week, as well as to learn how you can help support Cradles to Crayons turn compassion into action in ending childhood poverty. Activities will take place in the main lobby of the convention center.

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    Awards Luncheon

    MONDAY, APRIL 29 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM 
    Recognize the risk professionals, organizations and chapters that are driving innovation in risk management. 

    Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Final Round 

    MONDAY, APRIL 29 | 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM 
    Support the next generation of risk management superstars as they compete in the final round for cash prizes and bragging rights for their university. 

    Marketplace Social Reception: Sailor's Remedy Happy Hour
    MONDAY, APRIL 29 | 4:00 PM  5:00 PM
    Refresh yourself after day one, and trade your favorite conference experience with a new connection over local Boston sips and snacks.

    ​​TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019

    5th Annual Spencer/Sedgwick 5K FunRun

    TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
    Join the healthiest event at RIMS 2019 and help raise money for a worthy cause –and mission! In 2019, Boston Common will serve as the backdrop for our 5th annual race. The run will take participants three laps around the country’s oldest public park.  Spencer and Sedgwick invite you to join us for a fun-filled morning.
    Registration will open in early December. Visit for information.

    Marketplace Social Luncheon: Castle Island Luncheon

    TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    Enjoy some of Beantown’s best cuisine. From fish and chips to locally produced meats and cheeses, we’ll have something sure to please everyone.​

    Marketplace Social Reception: New England Fall Fest

    TUESDAY, APRIL 30 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Spring may be just around the corner, but we can still celebrate autumn in New England with delicious fall cocktails and treats. Be sure to stop by and trade business cards over a spiced apple cider!



    WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019

    Marketplace Social Luncheon: RIMS 2020 KICKOFF / Mile High Luncheon

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

    Get ready for RIMS 2020 in Denver with a sampling of some of Colorado’s top culinary delights.

    Conference Finale

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
    The sessions may be finished, but there’s still more to come. Join us for the conference wrap-up and hear from the legendary sports icon, Billie Jean King.​

    RIMS-Sedgwick Official Closing Party 

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Royale Boston
    279 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116