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RIMS ERM Conference is the premier enterprise risk management event offering valuable interaction with experienced speakers, relevant and practical presentations and knowledge sharing opportunities with your peers. Join us on November 6 and 7 in Los Angeles and gain new strategies to take your risk management program to the next level. View the full conference program.
Educational sessions will include:
  • Risk Management and the Board: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • A Deeper Dive into COSO ERM: Integrating with Strategy and Performance
  • Practical Enterprise Risk Management: The Five C’s of Crisis Communications
  • Risk Assessment for Sound Decision-Making and Strategic Performance
  • ERM Implementation: The Power of Risk Quantification and Cross-Functional Assessment

Continuing Education Credits Now Available

Attendees can earn up to 18 CPE hours for Accountants/CPEs. View details.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Applying Enterprise Risk Management Theory
In this optional pre-conference workshop, you will learn the steps to design, activate, monitor and improve enterprise risk management practices. Structure a practical ERM framework that creates and protects organizational value while improving efficiencies. Learn more about this workshop.

Registration Rates




Early Registration

June 15 - September 1

US $700

US $900

Standard Registration

September 2 - November 4

US $800

US $1000

On-site Registration

November 5 - November 7

US $899

US $1099

Student Rate

Must be a current student

US $250

US $250

Educational Member

Must be a current Educational RIMS member

US $400

US $400

CPE and CLE Credits

US $49

US $99

 For the full registration and cancellation policy, please click here​.




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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