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Jul 23, 2019

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


In this week’s episode, Justin welcomes Christine Maligec and Nicole Cebuliak to the podcast! Christine is the Director of Risk Management at Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Nicole is the Manager of Branch Administration and Coordination at the Government of Alberta. They are also both Co-Chairs of the 2019 RIMS Canada Conference which will be held September 8th through the 11th at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta!


Together, they will be looking north, to their Risk Management neighbors in Canada. They will be discussing the state of the industry in Canada, what makes the practice unique there, and how the work that’s done there can reverberate globally. Nicole and Christine also touch on the 2019 RIMS Canada Conference and highlight all of the great offerings there and why you should attend!


Key Takeaways:

[:11] About today’s episode.

[1:06] Justin welcomes Christine and Nicole to the podcast!

[1:12] Christine and Nicole highlight some risks that are unique to Canadian practitioners.

[3:46] How the Canadian economy and Canadian risk professionals are impacting the global community.

[4:44] What are some of the infrastructure issues in Canada that mirror other parts of the world?

[8:58] Christine and Nicole explain the theme of this year’s RIMS Canada Conference: “Transform.”

[11:10] Are there any trends in the industry that has impacted RIMS Canada Conference’s agenda?

[14:40] Would Nicole and Christine agree with the sentiment that the focus is less on traditional risk management and insurance and more on ERM and SRM (with future risk management professionals also headed in that direction)?

[15:08] What are some benefits people will gain from attending the conference?

[16:50] Christine and Nicole highlight some of the panels they are most excited for.

[20:38] How this year’s conference has improved from years past.

[21:37] Justin gives his thanks to Christine and Nicole for joining RIMScast this episode!

[21:55] Justin highlights what to follow-up on after listening to this week’s episode!


Mentioned in this Episode:

2019 RIMS Canada Conference: Sept. 8th–11th in Edmonton, AB, Canada

Spencer 40th Anniversary Gala: Sept. 19, 2019, in NYC Reserve Your Table Today!

#RIMS2020 will be held May 3rd–6th in Denver, Colorado! Submissions are now being accepted Send your innovative session proposal by July 26th, 2019

The 44th Annual RIMS Educational Conference: July 29th–August 3th in Naples, Florida

2019 RIMS Western Regional Conference: Sept. 9th–11th in Las Vegas, NV

RIMS Legislative Summit: Oct. 16th–17th in Washington, DC

RIMS ERM Conference 2019: Nov. 4th–5th in New Orleans, LA

RIMS Risk Forum India 2019: Nov. 22nd in Mumbai, India

Upcoming RIMS Events

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)

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

Capital City Clean Up (CCCU) in Edmonton

Ben Makuch with Vice Media

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)


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Follow up with Our Guests:

Christine Maligec’s LinkedIn

Nicole Cebuliak’s LinkedIn