Event features nearly 20 educational sessions and more than 80 exhibitors

The 33rd Annual Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Canada Conference will take place on September 21-24 in Toronto, Ontario.

More than 1,500 risk professionals and industry partners are expected to attend. The conference is hosted by RIMS Ontario Chapter.

Nancy L. Chambers, CRM, RIMS Canada Conference co-chair and director of risk management at Ontario College of Art & Design , said: ‘RIMS Canada Conference is one of the largest annual conferences for risk practitioners in the world that gathers risk executives from every province and territory of Canada.;’

‘The Exchange: Where Great Ideas Come Together’ is the theme for this year’s conference. ‘

Featured speakers at RIMS Canada Conference include:

Stephen Lewis, co-director for AIDS Free World and former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations;

Robert Kennedy, Jr., Environmental Activist and Attorney, speaking on ‘Our Environmental Destiny’;

Joanna Makomaski, risk manager at Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and co-author of ‘Enterprise Risk Management for Dummies’, speaking on ‘Finally—ERM Made Easy: ERM for Dummies Has Evolved!’;

Gert Cruywagen, author and group risk manager at Sappi Limited, speaking on ‘Jungle Risk Management—Risk Lessons from the African Bush’;

and Dr. Ann Cavoukian, commissioner of Ontario’s Office of Information and Privacy, speaking on ‘Minimize Risk—Maximize Protection and Gain, A Competitive Advantage: Privacy is Good for Business’.