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RIMS 2019 Session Submissions


We encourage you to develop and facilitate diverse education sessions. We are actively seeking a diverse range of presenters and subjects to enhance contributions to the risk management industry, and to facilitate and encourage open dialogue.

YOU are the risk expert and know what is critical to be successful in your profession. Share what you know and submit your session idea for RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition. We want to hear from risk management innovators, disruptors, and practitioners!
We will only accept proposals that comply with all of the guidelines outlined below.

Career Development. Cyber and Technology Risk. Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management. These are only a few of the topics we are looking for at RIMS 2019. Is this your jam? Put your session together and get ready for the big league. Submitting a session is easy—read over the guidelines, complete the form, and get ready to brag to your colleagues.

The deadline is August 6. Be sure to get your submission in by the deadline—it won’t be extended.


Who Attends

RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition is attended by risk managers, CROs, CEOs, CFOs, risk analysts, managers and government officials responsible for managing their organization’s risk portfolio. More than 10,000 risk professionals attended RIMS 2018 last year. This event features more than 300+ speakers presenting on the full spectrum of risk management topics and also has the largest exhibition dedicated to risk management in the world.


Company Submission Restrictions

  • A company may submit a maximum of 15 sessions.
  • Companies with subsidiaries operating in a companion business in the risk management sector may submit a maximum of 25 sessions.

Format Length

  • 60 minutes – Education that drives participation, discussion and engagement.
  • 90 minutes – Deep dive Industry roundtables and table-top exercises, specific discussions that drive participation/engagement and include case studies and peer-to-peer learning.
  • 20 minutes – Thought Leader/Innovation Theater presentations that are unique, cutting edge and offer creative solutions.

Speaker Limitation

  • 60 minutes – ​A maximum of three (3) speakers. One speaker should be a risk manager.​
  • 90 minutes – A maximum of four (4) speakers. One speaker should be a risk manager.​
  • 20 minutes –​ One (1) speaker.

All speakers should be qualified in the subject matter to share knowledge and experience.

Only one (1) representative from a company, is permitted to be a speaker on a session.

If your speakers are confirmed you may add now. If not confirmed, you can add at a later date if your session is accepted.



Submission Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM (EDT). Please note there will be no extension to this deadline.
All Program Submissions MUST be submitted electronically for consideration. Late and incomplete submissions, as well as sales pitches, will NOT be considered.

RIMS reserves the right to make recommended changes to the title, description, length, number of speakers, record or stream your session and other elements, while considering the intent and goal of the submission. If you cannot adhere by these rules, your session will be canceled or reassigned. ​



You need a RIMS login and password before you can complete a submission.
  • First-time Users: You will need to create a RIMS account (membership is not required). 
  • Returning Users: If you don't know your password, complete the "Forgotten your Password?" form to reset your password and have it sent to your email address. If you encounter any problems with your password, email for assistance.
Submit a Session
Edit Your Session

Topics Should Fall Within One of the Following Categories and Subcategories:

Career Development (CAD)

Information on developing and improving the skills needed to successfully advance your career.

  • Career Development 
  • Communication and /Presentation Skills
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Human Capital
  • Resum​e Development and Social Media Optimization (LinkedIn)
  • Talent Recruiting, Retention and Succession 
  • Understanding the Global Economy Move to Strategic Risk Management
Claims Management (CLM)

Techniques and best practices for managing insurance and non-insured claims.

  • Auto Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Claim Vendor Management
  • Cyber
  • Directors & Officers Executive Risk
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • General Liability 
  • Global Claims Management
  • Property Claim Management
  • Risk Management Information Systems and Claims Technology
  • TRIA, Terrorism, and Non-Terrorism Coverage
  • Workers Compensation
Cyber and Technology Risk (CTR)

Methods and strategies for management of risks associated with changing and advancements in technology, information and data collection​

  • ​​3-D Technology and intellectual property
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation Innovation
  • Block Chain
  • Collision Avoidance Systems and Transportation Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Sharing Economy
  • Social Media
  • Space Technology and Risk
  • Wearable Technology​
Industry (IND)

Information related to a specific industry segment.
(Captive, Restaurant, Transportation etc.)

  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Agriculture
  • Captives
  • Casino
  • Chemicals
  • Construction
  • Educational Institutions/ Higher Education
  • Energy Resources, Oil and Gas
  • Entertainment
  • Family Owned Businesses
  • Financial Services
  • Fleet-Trucking
  • Food, Beverage and Kindred/Food Processing and Consumer Beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance Companies
  • Mining and Metal
  • Non-Profit 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Professional Services
  • Public Entities
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
Insurance, Legal and Regulatory (ILR)

Information, analysis and alternatives regarding insurance contracts, coverage and policies legislative decisions and regulations, including domestic and foreign, that affect risk management practices.

  • Alternative Risk Transfer
  • Captives
  • Contracts
  • Contractual Risk Transfer 
  • Litigation Management
  • Global Regulations and Coverage
  • Innovative Coverage
  • Insurance Industry Compliance
  • Insurance Program Optimization
  • International Insurance Regulation Compliance
  • Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Policy Management and Administration
  • Privacy Management
  • Reinsurance
Risk Modification/Mitigation and Loss Control (RMLC)

Framework and techniques for managing risk through assessment and management modification programs.​

  • Business Continuity Management
  • Compliance
  • Control and Response Techniques
  • Environmental Management
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Global Risk Control Programs
  • Global Travel Risk Management
  • Internal Audit
  • Project Risk Management
  • Property Risk Control 
  • Quality Management
  • Reputation Risk Management
  • Resilience and Crisis Management
  • Security Management
  • Safety Management
  • Supply Chain Management
Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management (SERM)

Approaches for integrating risk management into processes and decisions related to strategy, operations, programs and projects to create and protect value. 

  • Data Analytics
  • ERM Metrics and Visualization Tools
  • Gaining Board and Executive Buy-In
  • Integrating Risk Management into Decision Making
  • Managing Risks in Strategy, Operations and Processes
  • Developing and Customizing Risk Management Strategies
  • Risk Assessment Techniques
  • Innovation and Risk Management
  • Risk Management Standards and Frameworks
  • Unconscious Biases and Decision-Making
TLT/Innovation Theater​
  • Quick bytes of information that are unique, cutting edge and offer creative solutions.​


*** To become more familiar with our program format, please review the RIMS 2018 sessions.


Topics are reviewed by the RIMS Annual Conference Programming Committee (ACPC) and supporting RIMS Committees. Decisions are based exclusively on relevance of the content submitted and RIMS conference attendees. Note: The first round of reivew is a blind process; the committee does not know who or company the submssion is from. Preferential treatment will not be given to any applicant, regardless of their status as an exhibiting and/or sponsoring organization.

If your submission is not accepted for the 60/90 minutes’ time slot, we will review the submission for a 20-minute presentation, held in the Thought Leader Theater, Innovation Hub, Career Innovation Lab, Wellness ZENter, or Global Studio. If your submission is accepted for this timeframe, you will be required to streamline your presentation to have one speaker/presenter.

Please note: product sales pitches are not acceptable nor appropriate as a part of RIMS conference education. If you wish to sell a product or service, we invite you to exhibit in the world's largest risk and insurance exhibition at RIMS 2019. For exhibit and sponsorship information, contact​.

Thank you. We appreciate your dedication to RIMS and to the advancement of risk and insurance professionals.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact