United States, Canada, China and Singapore Represented in the
Fifth Annual Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge
(NEW YORK) March 15, 2018 – RIMS, the risk management society™, selected eight universities to compete in San Antonio for the 2018 Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge top honor. Twenty-six university teams entered the competition. Based on the solutions they developed for a case-study provided by the Sage Foundation, the top teams have been invited to present their findings at RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio – April 15th – 18th.
The eight university teams chosen to compete at RIMS 2018 are:
• British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada)
• Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
• Peking University (China)
• Saint Joseph's University (US)
• St. Mary's University (US)
• Temple University (US)
• University of Wisconsin – Madison (US)
• Virginia Commonwealth University (US)
On April 15, the final three teams will be selected after the first round of presentations. The finalists will present one last time in front of risk professionals at the conference the following day. The winner will be announced at the Spencer reception held during the conference.
About The Spencer Educational Foundation
Spencer Educational Foundation is the premier organization awarding scholarships and grants in risk management and insurance industry. Since its founding in 1979, it has awarded approximately $6.4 million in student and part-time master’s scholarships and $3.25 million in grants to universities, corporations and professional institutions for educational programs, internships and conferences. Spencer is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose purpose is to fund the education of tomorrow’s risk management and insurance industry leaders.
About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition
Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers more than 160 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace Exhibit Hall with nearly 400 exhibitors. Following San Antonio, the event will be hosted in Boston in 2019. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2018.