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RIMS Canada Conference Convenes September 13-16 8/14/2009


Climate change, enterprise risk management and insurer insolvency are three key topics to be explored at the 35th Annual RIMS Canada Conference on September 13-16, in St. John's, Newfoundland. Dubbed "Charting the Course-Navigating Your Risk," the conference is hosted by RIMS Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter. This year's conference features more than 20 breakout sessions. Featured speakers include:

  • Gen. R. J. Hillier, retired from the Canadian Forces, speaking on "Corporate and Military Risk Management Strategies"
  • Dr. Richard Leblanc, assistant professor of corporate governance, law and ethics at the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University, speaking on "Enabling and Empowering the Risk Manager"
  • Gwynne Dyer, author and freelance journalist, speaking on "Global Events Affecting Canadian Business"
  • Rex Murphy, CBC personality, author and columnist at the Globe and Mail, speaking on "Politics, Business and the Media: Communicating in an Age of Clamour"

Other events at the conference include the sixth annual McGannon Foundation 5K Fun Run / Walk, sponsored by FM Global and RIMS Canada Council. Proceeds will benefit the William H. McGannon Foundation, which provides resources and grants to advance risk management in Canada. Other networking events include an opening reception, gala and Exhibit Hall coffee breaks and luncheons.

Online registration closes August 28. On-site registration will be available on September 12. Complete details and registration for RIMS Canada Conference are available at


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