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Welcome to RIMS 2009!

RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition is the biggest event for the risk management industry, attracting upwards of 10,000 risk and insurance professionals, brokers, insurers and solution providers. RIMS 2009 will tackle a variety of important topics such as pandemics, disaster recovery, climate change, globalization, captives, D&O liability, political and public entity risks. This is your opportunity to meet industry leaders and find out about trends in the risk profession.

During the conference, members of the press have access to a specially designated Press Room with a telephone, printer, laptop stations and computer terminals with Internet access. If you need a quite place to conduct interviews, feel free to use this space. The Press Room also serves as a hot-spot for finding information about exhibitors and press conferences, picking up news releases and learning about key events taking place throughout the week. Be sure to check in every morning and afternoon for updates. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Press Registration
Complimentary press passes are available for accredited press and may be obtained by contacting Felicia Messimer, RIMS Communications Associate, at or (212) 655-6059.

Press Room Hours
Location: Orange County Convention Center, Room 305B

Monday, April 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm.- 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Wednesday, April 22
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 23
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

If you need Internet access outside RIMS Press Room hours, Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Orange County Convention Center from Smart City Network for a fee of $4.95 per hour (daily rates are also available).

Event Invitations
RIMS One-On-One Leadership Conference
The Risk and Insurance Management Society is pleased to invite you to join RIMS leaders for an informal question and answer session during RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition. Learn about the state of the Society, new product announcements and the organization's legislative agenda.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Room 305A

To RSVP for RIMS One-On-One Leadership Conference, please contact Felicia Messimer,
RIMS Communications Associate, at or (212) 655-6059.

Exhibitor Press Conference Schedule
Orange County Convention Center, Room 305A

Monday April 20  
Zurich Financial Services 10:30 am – 11:30 am
ConnectPoint Resolution Solutions 11:30 am  – 12:00 pm
Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 21  
Goldtouch 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Siesko Partners, LLC 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
RIMS One-On-One Leadership Conference 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 22  
Progressive Medical Inc. 9:00 am – 10:00 am


RIMS 2009 Press Releases
RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition to Address Emerging Risks and Economic Challenges
Largest gathering of risk professionals takes place April 19-23 in Orlando

RIMS Announces Hot Topics to be Explored at RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition
New sessions help risk professionals address impact of financial crisis

In Uncertain Times, Effective Risk Management is Key
RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition unveils rich program outlining latest leadership strategies and techniques

Fact Sheets
To read RIMS Fact Sheet, click here.
To read RIMS 2009 Fact Sheet, click here.

Executive Biographies and Photos
RIMS President
Joseph Restoule, CIP CRM

Leader, Risk Management, NOVA Chemicals Corporation
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RIMS Vice President
Terry Fleming
Director, Division of Risk Management, Montgomery County, Maryland
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RIMS Treasurer
John Phelps, ARM, CBCP, CPCU
Director, Business Risk Solutions, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.
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RIMS Secretary
Scott Clark, AAI
Risk and Benefits Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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For biographies and high-resolution images of all RIMS board members, please click here.

RIMS Media Contacts
Inna Getselis
Marketing and Communications Director

Debbie Girard
Communications Manager

Felicia Messimer
Communications Associate



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