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Florida RIMS Educational Conference to Address the Recession
Todayâs economic challenges and leadership techniques are two of the topics to be addressed at the 34th annual Florida RIMS Educational Conference on July 28-August 1 in Naples. More than 500 risk management professionals are expected to attend. The conference is hosted by all seven RIMS Florida chapters. The deadline to register online is July 20.
âRisk professionals are working in unprecedented times and, as a result, are asked to do more with less every day,â says Elizabeth Guimaraes, director and past president of RIMS Broward County Chapter and director of risk management at Nova Southeastern University. âThe Florida RIMS Educational Conference offers an exceptional array of learning opportunities that will help risk professionals respond to the unique impact that the recession is having on their organizations.â
Keynote speakers at the conference include:
- Terry Fleming, RIMS vice president and director of risk management for Montgomery County, Maryland, who will open the conference and update attendees on the state of the Society; and,
- Donald J. Bailey, chairman and CEO of Willis HRH, who will discuss the impact of the economy on the industry and what the insurance sector needs to do to move forward.
The conference features more than 30 sessions on a variety of industry issues such as âHow to be Good for NothingâImproving Business Resilience on a Shoestring Budgetâ, âUnderstanding and Managing the Many Risks that Corporate Directors & Officers Face in the Current Marketâ and âDownsizing and Facility Closures: An Integrated Approach with HR and Risk Management for Cost Reduction Strategiesâ.Â
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As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org.
For more information, contact:
Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or jsalter@RIMS.org
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