RIMS ERM Conference

November 11–12, 2021 | Virtual & New York City

Join us to learn about ERM in an ESG World, November 11–12 at RIMS ERM Conference, the premier enterprise risk management (ERM) event offering valuable interaction with experienced speakers, relevant and practical presentations, and knowledge-sharing opportunities with your peers.

Companies are under increased scrutiny from stakeholders to take positions on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues such as COVID-19, diversity, equality, and climate change. Inaction or ambiguity can lead to dire consequences such as financial or reputational damage. As businesses continue to face ESG challenges it’s imperative that risk professionals begin incorporating an ESG framework into their ERM programs.

Gain new strategies to take your risk management program to the next level. As risk management grows and gains visibility, the connections you make will help you advance your organization and your career.

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

In-Person Registration

Virtual Registration

Registration Rates


Early Registration

September 22 – October 6

US $750US $995

Standard Registration

October 7 – November 9

US $850US $1095

On-site Registration

November 10 – November 12

US $949US $1,195
Virtual RegistrationUS $499US $599
CPE and CLE CreditsUS $49US $99


All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Thursday, November 11

7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Registration Hours

8:00 am – 9:00 amWelcome Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 amOpening Remarks
9:15 am – 10:15 amOpening Keynote
10:15 am – 10:45 amNetworking
10:45 am – 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions:

  • The Board's GPS
    A panel of award winning ERM experts will present real-life examples of the merits of leveraging the power of ERM initiatives to help guide boards on their journey to meet growing accountabilities for better corporate governance.
  • Ransomware, Phishing, and Data Leakage: Best Practices for Managing Top-of-Mind Security Risks
    Learn best practices to reduce the risk of potential future compromises from top cyber risks as well as avenues of risk transference including things to consider when looking at cyber insurance.
11:30 am – 12:00 pmGeneral Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Networking 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Reputation Premium
    Markets are rewarding companies whose reputations appear resilient—their reputation premium. Speakers will break down successful companies' ERM strategies and explain the behavioral economics behind why reputation resilience is a value enhancer.
  • Session TBA
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmNetworking
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

  • The Path to Gains from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the ERM Program
  • RIMS Maturity Model Demo
  • Economic Scenarios for Climate Risk Analysis
    Learn about current processes for translating the physical and transition risks associated with climate change into the economic and financial variables needed for credit risk modeling.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmNetworking Reception


Friday, November 12

8:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration Hours
8:00 am – 9:00 amWelcome Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 amGeneral Session
10:00 am – 10:30 amNetworking
10:30 am – 11:15 am

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Hijacking ESG
  • Integrated ERM Insights into Strategic Planning and Performance Discussions
11:15 am – 11:45 amNetworking
11:30 am – 11:50 amGeneral Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmERM Awards Luncheon 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Rethinking the Impact of Disruption on ERM Tools and Processes: Reviewing the RIMS Executive Report
  • The Evolution of ERM: Balancing Context, Strategy, and Reality
    In this session, we will discuss how Raleigh Durham Airport Authority leveraged a methodical ERM approach to weigh consequences and opportunities as a prioritization tool.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmNetworking
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Digital Innovation in the World of ERM and ESG
    Chris Geiger oversees the ERM and ESG programs at Lockheed Martin and will share how his team’s use of digital tools, such as Datamaran and Brainspace, as well as internally developed tools leveraging artificial intelligence, can be used successfully.
  • Buyer Beware and a Call to Action: The Critical Relationship Between ERM Maturity and Value Creation
3:45 pm – 4:00 pmClosing Remarks 



RIMS has negotiated a special discounted hotel rate of US $299 per night for ERM Conference attendees at our conference hotel, the New York Hilton Midtown hotel.

A limited number of guest rooms are available at the reduced rate on a first-come, first-serve basis until the block sells out, or until October 31, 2021.

You may also make your hotel reservation by calling the hotel directly, at 1-800-774-1500 within North America or + 800-4445-8667 internationally. If you make your reservation via phone, please indicate that you are part of the RIMS ERM Conference block to secure the discounted rate.

Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about this event. To take advantage of the special RIMS Group rate, please book your reservation by Sunday, October 31, 2021.

If you cancel or reduce your reservation less than 72 hours prior to arrival, hotel cancellation and early departure fees will apply.


Become a business partner at the RIMS ERM Conference 2021.

Now in its eleventh year, this two-day ERM-focused event attracts over 300 senior-level risk practitioners, and features keynote speakers, interactive discussions and concurrent sessions with leading risk management experts. Attendees have responsibilities in the areas of enterprise and strategic risk management, risk management, internal audit and corporate compliance.

Experienced risk professionals attend this conference to seek solutions to the everyday challenges they face. Through education, resources and networking opportunities, they’ll gain new solutions and techniques to demonstrate enterprise-wide value for their organizations.

There are many sponsorship and promotional opportunities available to heighten your brand exposure and demonstrate your commitment to the risk management community.

Download the 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus

For more details, please contact Matt Whyte, Exhibitions and Sponsorship Manager at 212-655-6052 or mwhyte@RIMS.org.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Anyone who wishes to attend the RIMS ERM Conference—or any other in-person RIMS event—must show proof that they are fully-vaccinated for COVID-19.

RIMS will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) definition of “fully vaccinated.” According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
  • If the individual does not meet these requirements, regardless of age, they are NOT fully vaccinated.

The vaccine requirement also applies to RIMS staff, vendors, sponsors, media, and other ancillary partners who plan to attend or provide a service at a RIMS event. RIMS cannot make exceptions due to religious or health exemptions; please register for the virtual event if you are unable to get vaccinated.