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August 2008 RIMSCOPE: RiskLive! Details, Regional Conferences Update and more!

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See You in Cyberspace: RIMS Hosts First-Ever Virtual Conference & Expo!

Don't wait until RIMS 2009 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando to learn about the latest trends and innovations in risk management or discover new resources--attend RiskLive! RIMS Virtual Conference & Expo taking place on November 12-13. This unique, interactive event has everything that is found at a traditional conference--educational sessions, Exhibit Hall and networking events--all live on your desktop. Participants will attend virtual presentations (and even ask questions), view product demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall, chat with exhibitors and network with other attendees in a safe virtual world. Can't attend all the sessions? No problem, you can view the archived versions anytime.

Registration opens September 8 and is FREE for RIMS members and $49 for non-members. Conference details will be posted in September, so stay tuned.

Call for Data: 2009 RIMS Benchmark Survey™

RIMS is in the midst of collecting data for the 2009 RIMS Benchmark Survey™, the industry's leading survey on policy renewal prices with industry data from nearly one third of the Fortune 500 companies and 70 industries. Visit and input your data today. Or simply complete the broker authorization form and we'll contact your broker for the information. Contribute now and save 80 percent on the online survey and receive a FREE copy of the RIMS Benchmark Survey book!

RIMS Regional Conferences Update

RIMS Canada Conference to feature nearly 20 educational sessions, 80+ exhibitors and numerous networking events for the Canadian risk community
The 33rd Annual RIMS Canada Conference will take place on September 21-24 in Toronto. Hosted by RIMS Ontario Chapter this year, the event is slated to attract more than 1,500 risk professionals and industry partners. Themed 'The Exchange: Where Great Ideas Come Together', this year's event boasts some 20 educational sessions, a record-setting 80+ exhibitors and networking events galore. Click here for more details. Online registration ends September 12. Complete details on RIMS Canada Conference are available at

REMINDER: Online Registration for RIMS Western Regional Conference Ends August 22!
Online registration ends August 22 for RIMS Western Regional Conference on September 2-5 in San Francisco. Hosted by RIMS Golden Gate Chapter this year, the popular event features panel sessions comprised of risk managers and industry experts in order to provide a multi-faceted perspective on the issues. Topics include 'The Changing Landscape of D&O Liability Insurance: Are you Prepared?'; 'Catastrophic Risk Management-Going Beyond Insurance'; 'The Ten Worst Mistakes on Property and Business Interruption Claims'; and 'Fundamentals of a Successful TPA Claims Service Partnership'. Complete details on RIMS Western Regional Conference are available at

RIMS 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition Videos Online

Did you miss RIMS 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego this year? Don't worry--you can view RIMS General Session, keynote presentations and select educational sessions from the conference in RIMS Resource Library. Simply type in the presentation or workshop you missed and, if the video is available, watch from the comfort of your own desktop.

Volunteers Wanted for RIMS 60th Anniversary Planning Committee!

What are you doing in 2010? RIMS calendar will be filled with activities to celebrate our 60th Anniversary. What are the activities? We need you to help us to create them. If you want to help create a buzz about the Risk and Insurance Management Society, its accomplishments and recognize its importance to the risk management discipline, RIMS has an opportunity for you! The Society is seeking volunteers for a new planning committee to organize some special activities to celebrate the Society's 60th anniversary in 2010! Committee volunteers may include RIMS board members, past presidents, current members and students.

If you are interested in driving the ideas behind RIMS 60th Anniversary celebrations, please e-mail your interest in joining the committee to

Risk Management August 2008 Issue

The August issue of Risk Management features our fourth annual Captive Domicile Review, where we look at the top 25 domiciles around the world. In addition, Michael Lusk, chairman of the Captive Insurance Companies Association, shares his views on the current state of the captive market and we also look at how to determine if a captive is right for your company. Other features in the August issue cover law firm risk management, family responsibility discrimination and the basics of supply chain risk. And in the Forefront section, we look at the impact of the Midwestern floods and the controversy surrounding the Beijing Olympics. Read the August issue online at




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