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RIMS Announces Hot Topics at 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition 3/9/2010

Special sessions help risk professionals address solar risks and contingent commissions

New York (March 9, 2010) — The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) today announced its Hot Topic sessions to be presented at RIMS 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition, April 25 – 29 in Boston. Hot Topic sessions include:
  • Solar Storms: Protecting Your Operations Against the Sun's 'Dark Side'
    In anticipation of the upswing in solar activity predicted for 2012, which could wreak havoc on power grids, computer networks and telecommunications, this special session will consider the risks of solar storms and explore a variety of mitigation techniques.  


  • Insurance Purchasers Unite! Know Your Rights on Contingent Commissions
    Last year saw several major brokerage firms seek regulatory approval to resume accepting contingent commissions over and above their regular compensation. During this session, senior insurance executives will burrow deep into brokerage compensation agreements to help attendees understand fee structures and how to negotiate service-level agreements.

“This year’s Hot Topic sessions illustrate the vast range of issues risk professionals face and the dynamic skill set they need in order to do their jobs effectively,” says Mary Roth, executive director of RIMS. “RIMS 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition is an unrivaled forum for obtaining the latest information on how to address these varied risks and for discussion on best practices in the industry.”

In addition to Hot Topic sessions, the conference boasts more than 400 industry experts who will lead 130+ sessions on a variety of topics such as captives, claims management, disaster recovery, ERM, finance, globalization, governance and regulatory compliance, loss control and other critical risk management issues.

The conference also features keynote presentations from Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.; Nassim Nicholas Taleb, professor of risk engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and principal at Universa Investments; and Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting.

RIMS 2010 will offer Strategic Partner Sessions from the nation’s leading insurers and brokers covering topics that address the needs and concerns of the risk management and insurance community. Sessions will be hosted by Aon, Chartis, Liberty Mutual, Marsh, Willis, and Zurich.

To register for RIMS 2010 Annual Conference & Exhibition, please visit  

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 five-day event offers more than 130 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Exhibit Hall with more than 350 exhibitors. Following Boston, the event will be hosted in Vancouver in 2011. For more information, click here.

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 11,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or



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