Networking Events

Opening Reception: “50 Years of Making Connections”* 

Sunday, April 15
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic

Philadelphia, PA 19131

Explore a world of whimsy and wonderment as RIMS celebrates 50 years of making connections. Enjoy festive foods, whirlwinds of entertainment and networking with your peers. The 2012 Opening Night Reception will be held at the Philadelphia Please Touch Museum, which is housed in the beautifully restored Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. Join us for this world-class celebration that will kick-off four days of networking, education and professional development.

Please pick up your registration materials prior to the Opening Reception. Shuttle service will be provided between the Please Touch Museum and RIMS hotels.

RIMS First Timers Orientation

Monday, April 16
10:15 am – 11:00 am

Work the conference like a pro with insider tips from the RIMS Conference Programming Committee. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of the conference, where sessions are held, how to maximize networking opportunities and the best way to navigate the Exhibit Hall.

RIMS Awards Luncheon

Monday, April 16
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Terrace Ballroom - PCC

And the winner is …
Recognize the achievements of your peers for their dedication to the future of risk management. Join us in honoring deserving individuals, organizations and chapters for their stellar efforts to drive success. Find out who will win the 2012 Ron Judd Heart of RIMS Award, Richard W. Bland Memorial Award, Arthur Quern Quality Award and Chapter Awards. For more details, visit

Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, April 17
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Exhibit Hall (E)

Join us for lunch in the Exhibit Hall and connect with fellow risk professionals during these roundtable discussions. We've selected a few topics, but are leaving the rest up to you. Submit a topic (or two) to

Networking Pub Crawl

Tuesday, April 17
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall (BCDE)

Prepare for even more excitement while networking with your peers. Sample some of the finest microbrews and explore the innovative risk management solutions in the Exhibit Hall. Make your way across the show floor and enjoy the delicious beer and unlimited networking possibilities.

Exhibit Hall Closing Event

Wednesday, April 18
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibit Hall (BCDE)

You’ve completed three action-packed days at RIMS ’12. Now enjoy all of the excitement during the final Exhibit Hall hours. Talk shop with industry peers, connect with colleagues and meet the best exhibitors this industry has to offer.


RISK PAC Founders Reception

Wednesday, April 18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Union League, 104 Broad Street, Philadelphia

The RIMS Political Action Committee, RISK PAC, helps RIMS members manage political risk and gives our profession a seat at the table when public policies affecting the practice of risk management are decided.

At the Founders Reception, we will honor RISK PAC’s Trustees and RIMS members who provided their support during the past year. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about RISK PAC.

Note: All guests are welcome, however only RIMS members and spouses who are U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status (have a green card) may contribute to RISK PAC.  Participation in RISK PAC is completely voluntary. Contributions to RISK PAC are used for political purposes.


RIMS 2012 Battle of the Bands*

Wednesday, April 18
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Terrace Ballroom - PCC

RIMS 2012 Battle of the Bands Event will showcase cover band The Amish Outlaws and The Peril, a band comprised of representatives from one of RIMS’ own long time exhibitors, Aon, who will perform some of the greatest hits of our time. Listen to great music, connect with friends and dance the night away while enjoying concert-themed food and drink. Join the fun and help make this first-time event an unforgettable one!

*Guest event tickets are $75 each and include access to the Opening Reception, General Session Keynote (no breakfast) and RIMS 2012 Battle of the Bands.



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