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Registration and Cancellation Policy

  • Upon registering, RIMS will verify your membership status to ensure the correct registration fee is charged, regardless of the category you have selected.
  • The actual amount charged will be based on your membership category and any additional items you select on the date of registration.
  • To retain member pricing, membership dues must also be current and paid in full at the time of the conference and exhibition to avoid paying a balance due prior to obtaining your badge.
Registration Deadlines
Advance Registration: *9 September 2015 – 30 October 2015
Regular Registration: *31 October 2015 – 4 December 2015
Onsite Registration: *5 - 8 December 2015

*Deadline dates are based on Eastern Time Zone.

Cancellations, Changes and Refunds
Requests for cancellations/refunds and registration downgrades must be submitted in writing by
06 November 2015, by emailing All requests are subject to a US $75 administrative fee. Refunds are not given after 30 November 2015, and RIMS will not reimburse you if you do not attend.

Please note: All administrative fees, additional registration items (such as the continuing education credit fee and the guest ticket fee[s]) and onsite registration fees are non-refundable.
Refund requests for payments made by wire transfer will be issued, less US $75 administrative fee, within 60 days. Refund requests for payments made by credit card will be issued, less US $75 administrative fee, within 10 business days after confirmation of receiving the request.

RIMS reserves the right to cancel this conference if conditions warrant. In the event of such a cancellation, registration fees will be refunded. However, RIMS is not responsible for any travel or lodging expenses incurred due to cancellation of the conference. If for any reason you must cancel your conference registration, please remember to cancel your housing arrangements separately. RIMS is not responsible for hotel no-show fees or any travel or lodging expenses you might incur.

Requests to substitute or transfer your registration must be submitted in writing by 2 December 2015 by emailing All requests must be in writing, after 2 December 2015, requests to substitute or transfer your registration must be presented onsite at the Conrad Dubai Hotel and are subject to a US $75 administrative fee.

All substitutions are subject to an administrative fee, plus any additional fees due to differences in the member type, e.g., transferring a member registration to a non-member registration. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

Onsite Registration Policies and Procedures
RIMS accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, cash, corporate/personal/travelers checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars drawn from a U.S. bank for payment of registration fees.
Please note: Onsite registration fees are non-refundable.

Registration materials will be released only to the individual whose name appears on the badge. Photo identification (driver license or passport) or credit card will be required. Business cards are not an acceptable form of identification. Badges are non-transferable.

Hotel Reservations and Cancellation Policies
Connections Housing, the official RIMS Risk Forum 2015 Middle East housing company, is now accepting hotel reservations for this event. Conrad Dubai Hotel is offering RIMS Risk Forum 2015 Middle East attendees a discounted room rate for single/double occupancy. A limited number of guest rooms are available at the reduced rate on a first-come, first-serve basis until the block sells out, or until 16 November 2015.

Use this secure online site to make your special discounted conference hotel reservations. 
Click Here to Make Your Hotel Reservation.  You may also make your hotel reservation by calling Connections Housing at (844) 212-7467 / +1 (404) 842-0000 (International), 9:00 am – 7:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about this event. To take advantage of the special RIMS Group rate, please book your reservation by Monday, 16 November 2015.

If you cancel or reduce your reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival, hotel cancellation and early departure fees will apply.

Payment Instructions
RIMS Federal Tax ID# 13-1860397

All checks must be made payable to: Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

Check payments via regular mail must be sent to: Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.,
P. O. Box 95000-2345, Philadelphia, PA 19195-2345

Check payments via express or overnight mail must be sent to: Image Remit, 205 North Center Drive, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, Attention: P.O.B. 95000-2345

Payments are typically processed within 10 business days. Payments that are not received and/or post-marked by the registration deadlines will be subject to additional fees. RIMS is not responsible for delayed mail or incorrectly addressed correspondence.

Bank Transfers
Bank transfers are payable only in U.S. dollars drawn from a U.S. bank.
Transferred funds must be sent to:

TD Bank,
469 Seventh Avenue,
New York, NY 10018,
ABA #026013673,
Swift Code: NRTHUS33,
Account Name: RIMS Operating Account
Account Number: 7920319089

Registrant is responsible for all bank charges, including a US $30 RIMS bank transfer fee, which must be added to the total amount transferred. The bank order must include the registrant name(s) and company. Please enclose a copy of your bank order with your registration form and fax both to 212.655.5927.

Please register in advance for the sessions and special events that you wish to attend. Although sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis, completing your selections in advance helps RIMS assign each session a size-appropriate room to accommodate all interested participants.

Only individuals registered and badged may attend conference events. Attendees must have appropriate badge to attend educational sessions, breakfasts and luncheons and to enter the Showcase. Individuals must be age 21+ in order to participate in the RIMS Risk Forum Middle East 2015 and attend all related events.

RIMS Respects Your Privacy
Mailing List: RIMS provides the attendee mailing list to exhibitors for a one-time usage. If you wish to be excluded from the mailing list, check the respective box during the registration process.

Video & Hybrid Events
Video taping and hybrid events (including webcams, webinars, streaming video content) are prohibited inside the convention center unless you have written permission from RIMS Director of Meetings & Events. In the event that RIMS authorizes videotaping and use of equipment, videos may not be taken of any exhibitor booth or product other than that of your own company, except by approved press or the official videographer designated by RIMS.

Photographs may not be taken of any booth or product other than your own, except by the press or the official photographer designated by RIMS.

Photo/Video Release
By registering for the RIMS Risk Forum Middle East 2015 in Conrad Dubai Hotel, Dubai, UAE you acknowledge and accept that photographs or video taken of you by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) or its service providers, may be used for promotional materials of RIMS, including but not limited to use in annual reports, magazines, future conference programs or other promotional material, and on the Internet by RIMS and its service providers. RIMS reserves the right to publish the names of conference participants in production materials and on the Internet by RIMS and its service providers.

Only persons registered for this conference and wearing the proper badge will be admitted to education sessions, RIMS meal functions and receptions. For security and safety, badges must be worn at all times.

Anyone found to be counterfeiting, copying or sharing conference name badges, or using a guest badge when s/he is not eligible for a guest badge, may be subject to sanctions up to and including removal from the conference and revocation of RIMS membership.

Thank You to Our Strategic Partner:

General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs

The GDRFA's mission is to work efficiently and effectively to enhance the quality of life for UAE society through security, transit, rehabilitation, and residency services, and to secure the safety of lives and property.