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Mar 3, 2020

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Everyone at RIMS HQ is extremely excited (and busy!) right now as they prepare for the upcoming RIMS 2020 Annual Conference. In anticipation of the event, Justin has invited two fantastic guests to take a look at some of the RIMS 2020 networking opportunities and educational fun that will be available at the conference from May 3rd–6th in Denver, CO!


These two guests are Stuart Ruff-Lyon, RIMS’ Vice President for Events and Exhibitions, and Barry Mitchell, RIMS Annual Conference Programming Committee Chair, as well as the Director of Risk, Security & Loss Control at Teck Resources Ltd. Barry will also be co-leading the “Mining Industry Session” at RIMS 2020 on May 4th at 1:15 pm.


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Benchmark Survey and the RIMS Membership.

[:50] Justin reminds listeners that registration is open for RIMS 2020.

[1:09] About today’s episode and featured guests.

[1:47] How will RIMS 2020 be even better than in past years? How will RIMS continue to top themselves?

[2:23] How many RIMS Annual Conferences has Barry attended?

[2:43] How does Barry feel this RIMS Annual Conference is going to measure up to past ones?

[3:40] Barry highlights what is new this year at RIMS 2020 with regards to the educational sessions.

[6:07] As someone who has attended many Annual Conferences, does Stuart feel that the shorter sessions have just as much impact as the longer ones?

[6:55] Barry speaks about how RIMS listens to what attendees want and incorporates those suggestions into the agenda.

[7:57] Barry speaks about his session on the mining industry and what attendees can expect from it.

[10:17] Stuart tells listeners about some of the offerings beyond educational sessions at the RIMS 2020 Annual Conference.

[11:52] Stuart speaks about the newest feature at RIMS 2020, “Ride to RIMS 2020.”

[12:41] Justin thanks Barry and Stuart for joining him and highlights some important links in the show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS 2020 (May 3rd–6th in Denver, CO)

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

New Feature: RIMS-CRMP Stories

RIMS Membership — Discover why 10,000 of your peers from more than 60 countries are a part of the RIMS community!

RIMS Benchmark Survey: Contribute your data by March 31 and receive the 2020 Survey for free! You’ll learn how much companies are paying per line of coverage and more. Visit

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