RIMS Canada Conference Bounces Back with More Than 1,300 Attendees

Canadian Risk Professionals Turnout for First In-Person Meeting in Two Years

September 15, 2022

NEW YORK (September 15, 2022) — After a two year pause on in-person events in Canada due to the pandemic, more than 1,300 risk professionals from across the country met for RIMS Canada Conference in Halifax from September 11 - 14. The four-day event hosted by RIMS, the risk management society®,  explored the latest strategies, best practices and solutions to strengthen organizations’ risk management capabilities and equip them to successfully navigate today’s most pressing business challenges. 

“Over the past two years, organizations have strengthened their risk management capabilities and the demand for professional risk managers has intensified,” said RIMS CEO Gary LaBranche. “RIMS Canada Conference demonstrated that risk professionals find enormous value in face-to-face meetings and are eager to update and upgrade their knowledge of risk trends and issues. RIMS and the more than 5,000 holders of the Canadian Risk Manager designation stand ready to provide the strategy, leadership and expertise to continue to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place.”

The diverse group of risk professionals – hailing from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, with varying responsibilities and at all stages of their careers – fueled the thought-provoking conversations at RIMS Canada Conference. The event featured nearly 40 educational sessions and an expansive exhibit hall that welcomed more than 60 solution providers and sponsors.  While there was a heavy focus on ESG and evolving cyber threats, the educational program also explored: inflation risks, property valuation challenges, merger and acquisition strategies, talent risk, as well as the importance of upskilling to meet new professional expectations.

RIMS Canada Conference also featured a stellar line-up of keynote speakers that included best-selling author and CEO Barb Stegemann, Janice Gross Stein, the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and comedian, writer and actress Kate Davis.

RIMS next in-person conferences are RIMS Legislative Summit 2022 in Washington, DC in late-September and RIMS ERM Conference 2022 in Indianapolis in November. To learn more about RIMS events, visit www.RIMS.org.  

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global professional association committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit www.RIMS.org.

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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