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Apr 18, 2022

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


Joining the podcast to discuss the upcoming 2022 RIMS WTW Virtual Conference Risk Resilience Reimagined, is Luke Ware, the Head of Corporate Risk and Broking in Asia for Willis Towers Watson (WTW).


This inaugural conference, taking place April 26th‒28th, will examine key issues that have implications for organizations to succeed in two days, investigate current and future risks that organizations need to act on to build resilience and thrive in a pack, and provide actionable insights from top business strategists and risk professionals. Learn more and register via the link in this episode’s notes — attendance is complimentary!


In this episode, Luke Ware shares the agenda and goals of the conference, the panels he will be a speaker on, his insights into what makes the Asia-Pacific region vital to the global risk and insurance markets, and what he is most looking forward to at the 2022 RIMS WTW Virtual Conference!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:15] About RIMScast.

[:27] About today’s episode with Luke Ware.

[:51] Upcoming RIMS webinars and workshops.

[1:43] More about today’s episode with Luke Ware!

[2:38] Justin welcomes Luke Ware to RIMScast!

[3:11] Luke shares about his risk management career and his current role at Willis Towers Watson.

[5:02] Luke shares about his recent move to Singapore.

[6:05] Luke’s insights into what makes the Asia-Pacific region so vital to the global risk and insurance markets.

[8:50] The key goals of the upcoming three-day virtual conference, 2022 RIMS WTW Virtual Conference: Risk Resilience Reimagined.

[10:54] RIMS plug time! About RIMS Buyers Guide, RIMS-Willis Towers Watson Asia Pacific Risk Virtual Conference 2022, and future content.

[11:53] How much of a focus will there be on supply chain during Risk Resilience Reimagined?

[15:28] The approach to ESG changed in the last two years in APAC in Luke’s opinion and how they plan on addressing it at the upcoming conference.

[17:34] Luke shares his excitement about the range of speakers that will be at the conference.

[19:28] Details about the conference and its complimentary admission.

[20:31] The sessions Luke will be hosting at the conference.

[21:10] Justin thanks Luke Ware for joining RIMScast and shares some additional links to check in today’s show notes.


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Events, Education, and Services:

RIMS-Willis Towers Watson Asia Pacific Risk Virtual Conference 2022 | April 26‒28th — Complimentary registration here!


RIMS Advocacy

RISKWORLD COVID-19 Policy (Updated 2/28/2022)

RIMS Buyers Guide

Sponsor RIMScast: Contact or for more information.

Sponsored RIMScast Episodes:

“ESG: A Responsibility and a Growing Megatrend” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Focusing on Your Team to Deliver Exceptional Quality and Service to Your Clients”

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“Bermuda Opportunities in 2022 with BDA Chair Stephen Weinstein” | Sponsored by Bermuda Business Development Agency

“SyncR: A Tool to Enhance Your Risk Quality & Insurance Strategy” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“Navigating the Risk Landscape in 2022” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Prioritizing People: Expertise and Innovation” | Sponsored by Gallagher Bassett

“Risk Findings for the Industrial & Manufacturing Industry” | Sponsored by Aon

“Establishing the Right Assurance to Request From Business Partners” | Sponsored by HITRUST

“Aon’s 2021 Retail Industry Overview” | Sponsored by Aon

“A Legacy of Resilience” | Sponsored by J.B. Boda Group

“The Golden Era of Insurance” | Sponsored by The Hartford

“Insurance Investigation Trends Happening Now” | Sponsored by Travelers

“What Could a CRO Do for Your Business?” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

“Hard Reality: A Look at Rising Rates in Property & Excess Casualty” | Sponsored by AXA XL

“Property Valuation Deep Dive” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

“Property Loss Control Engineering” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers

NEW RIMSCAST VIDEO: “Climate Change and Insurance: A Fireside Chat with Dev Bhutani and Deepak Madan” | Sponsored by Prudent Insurance Brokers Ltd.


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April 28, 2022 | “ZAP! The Electrification of Commercial Fleets — Opportunities & Risks” | Sponsored by Aviva

May 5, 2022 | “Have You Unbundled Yet? How to Improve Your Supply Chain and Property Casualty Profile” | Sponsored by TÜV SÜD

May 10, 2022 | “Administrator to Advisor: How to Build a Risk Function that Generates Broad Value” | Sponsored by Riskonnect

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RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series — New interview with RIMS 2021 Risk Manager of the Year Michael Harrington!

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

RIMS-CRMP Stories — New interview featuring RIMS Treasurer Jennifer Santiago!

Spencer Educational Foundation

RIMS DEI Council

RIMS Path to the Boardroom


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Tweetables (For Social Media Use):


“Asia-Pacific is just such a dynamic and diverse region, and … one big change we’ve seen among the pandemic is the significant growth in companies who have … accelerated growth via non-traditional routes to gain bottom-line improvements via digital transformation.” — Luke Ware


“COVID-19 has really accelerated adoption and migration to digital platforms and that’s really impacted the growth of industries such as fintech and e-commerce.” — Luke Ware


“This year’s risk conference in APAC will offer insights and ideas that are innovative, bold, and … importantly, achievable for business leaders and risk professionals so that they can … enable their businesses to thrive in … a really complex and diverse region.” — Luke Ware