Media Policy


Press credentials to cover RIMS LIVE 2021 virtual conference will be granted to journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attending the event for the purpose of editorial coverage. Press credentials will be granted to reporters from the following types of news media:

  • Newspapers, weeklies, and magazines
  • Wire services
  • Broadcast media
  • Trade media
  • Web media

Media representatives must provide proof of credentials to receive a complimentary press badge to attend RIMS LIVE 2021. RIMS reserves the right to grant press privileges to individuals on a case-by-case basis.


For journalists:

  • Media identification, such as an international accredited press pass issued by a recognized news organization
  • Letter on official letterhead from the editor of a publication/Web site or producer of a broadcast program certifying the affiliation, verifying assignment to the meeting, and including the editor’s contact information; or
  • An email from a publication’s editorial team verifying assignment to the meeting.

For freelance journalists:

  • Copies of by-lined risk management or insurance-related articles published within the last six months.
  • Examples of articles that demonstrate recent coverage of risk management and/or insurance, topics of interest to risk professionals;
  • RIMS reserves the right to grant bloggers press credentials on a case-by-case basis.

Complimentary press credentials will NOT be issued to the following representatives:

  • Advertising sales representatives of publications.
  • Spouses and other guests of journalists attending the meeting.
  • Advertising, marketing or public relations representatives from exhibitor companies or agencies.
  • Representatives of organizations selling or producing publications, video or audio tapes, or websites intended for marketing, advertising or public relations purposes.
  • Organizations whose main objective is to promote a product or service.
  • Individuals working for corporate, association and public entities’ internal publications including representatives from public relations/advertising/marketing/publications departments may not register as press.


Individuals with complimentary press badges that violate RIMS press policies will immediately forfeit press credentials to the meeting, as well as to any subsequent RIMS meetings. Press policy violations include:

  • Selling, marketing, or representing a company for the purposes of obtaining advertising and/or subscriptions from any registrant or exhibitor marketing a product or service at RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition.
  • Misrepresentation to obtain press credentials or during the course of the event to obtain information.
  • Product promotion that implies RIMS endorsement and/or usage of the RIMS logo without the express written consent of RIMS.
  • Failure to adhere to the parameters of RIMS Media Policy.