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Thank you for attending the RIMS ERM Conference 2017. We hope that you gained valuable enterprise risk management strategies and ideas to help improve your program. Here are a few post-event updates:

Session Handouts
The speaker handouts are now available in the Attendee Service Center.

RIMS ERM Award of Distinction
Congratulations Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for winning the 2017 RIMS ERM Award of Distinction.  We also recognized our Honorable Mention recipients Argo Group and Edmonton Police Service.


RIMS Risk Knowledge Library
Visit our Risk Knowledge library to download all of our latest surveys and reports:
2017 Enterprise Risk Management Benchmark Survey
COSO Enterprise Risk Management - Integrating with Strategy and Performance
2018 Call for Session Proposals
If you are interested in submitting an educational session for RIMS ERM Conference 2018, we would like to hear from you. Please send a short description of your session topic and an outline in a one-page Word document to

Stay Connected
Continue your ERM conversations. RIMS Members can share ideas on Opis, the RIMS Information Network in our ERM Café community. Everyone is invited to connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter (#RIMSERMConf).





Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas, Honorary Professor

Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Professor (Dr) Colin Coulson-Thomas has helped directors in over 40 countries to improve director, board and corporate performance. In addition to directorships he leads the International Governance Initiative of the Order of St Lazarus, is Director-General, IOD India, UK and Europe, chair of United Learning's Risk and Audit Committee, Chancellor and a Professorial Fellow at the School for the Creative Arts, Honorary Professor at the Aston India Foundation for Applied Research, a Distinguished Professor at the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research and a member of the advisory board of Bridges of Sports and ACCA's Governance, Risk and Performance Global Forum. An experienced chairman of award winning companies and vision holder of successful transformation programmes, he is the author of over 60 books and reports. Colin has held public appointments at local, regional and national level and professorial appointments in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India and China. He was educated at the London School of Economics, London Business School, UNISA and the Universities of Aston, Chicago and Southern California. He is a fellow of seven chartered bodies and obtained first place prizes in the final exams of three professions.​

Monday, November 6

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Dynamic Risk Appetite: Don't Just Define It. Monitor and Review It!
  • The Trouble with ERM
  • ERM Implementation: The Power of Risk Quantification and Cross-Functional Assessment
​1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Improving Failure Management and Safe Decision-Making in Operations Using Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) with High Reliability Theory
  • The Future of Risk Intelligence: Using Data Sciences to Optimize Risk-Taking​
  • Applying What You've Learned: Don't Try This At Home. We're Trained Professionals
3:00 pm - 4:00pm
  • Strategic Risk Management at GM: Changing the Risk Paradigm

​Tuesday, November 7

9:00 am - 10:15am
  • Risk Assessment for Sound Decision-Making and Strategic Performance
  • Evolution of an Insurance ERM Program along the RIMS Maturity Model
  • What ERM Practitioners Can Learn from the Intelligence Community: A CEMEX Case Study
10:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Delivering Internal Control through ERM Integration in Operational Excellence
  • ERM Through Process; Not To Process
  • Innovation and SRM: A Positive-Sum Pairing



RIMS ERM Conference 2017 has a number of opportunities​ to heighten your brand exposure, either through targeted or general sponsorships.
Sponsoring an event or item at the forum increases brand recognition, builds loyalty and demonstrates your commitment to the ERM Community. 

Have an idea for a unique sponsorship or advertising opportunity? 
Please contact Matt Whyte, Exhibitions and Sponsorship Manager at or +1 212-655-6052.
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The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza 
The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza​
251 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
+1 404-733-6983​
(Please register before you book your hotel room.)  

Travel Discounts

Promo Code: ZXWG327900
Period: 11/03/17 - 11/10/17
Promo Code: NMPBJ
Period: 11/01/17 - 11/12/17​
Promo Code: W136136
Period: 11/01/17 - 11/15/17


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This event will be held at:
The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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