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Chicago's Risk Management Community

Advancing our industry through education, community and strategic partnership.

We are the Chicago Chapter of RIMS and your resource for risk and insurance thought leadership.

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world.

Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who operate in more than 120 countries.

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CRF 2023 was an amazing success! Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, and attendees. Click here for more event photos.

Environmental, Social, Governance Virtual Discussion

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 

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Vanquishing ESG Bewilderment with Practical Solutions
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Theresa Severson was already a 30-year veteran of the risk profession when her prior company was acquired by Kite Realty Group (KRG), one of the largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers and mixed-use properties. Much depended on her leadership to ensure a smooth transition. Undaunted, she rose to the challenge and her deep risk management expertise led to personal and enterprise-wide success, earning her the title of 2023 Risk Manager of the Year.

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RIMS 75th Anniversary Celebration


***RISKWORLD® 2024: May 5 – 8 in San Diego***

RISKWORLD® 2025: May 4 – 7 in Chicago***

NEW YORK (June 8, 2023) – For the first time since 2003, RIMS, the risk management society®, will bring the world’s largest gathering of risk management and insurance leaders back to Chicago for RISKWORLD® 2025.  Scheduled for May 4 – 7 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the globally recognized event will celebrate RIMS’ rich 75-year history that has paved the way for countless risk professionals to improve strategic decision-making, strengthen organizational resilience and advance professionally.

The four-day experience is poised to attract more than 10,000 risk management, insurance and brokerage executives, as well as other global business leaders who inform, implement and impact business strategy. Each year, the event delivers an unparalleled lineup of learning experiences, as well as a wealth of network-building and career-boosting opportunities.

“Risks have certainly evolved since RIMS inception in 1950, but the risk community’s commitment and passion to collaboratively develop game-changing strategies to elevate the profession remains the same,” said RIMS CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “The RISKWORLD experience is an undeniable advantage that empowers the global risk community to successfully address the world’s most pressing challenges. Chicago is an insurance mecca and will be an extraordinary location for RISKWORLD and to celebrate RIMS 75th Anniversary.”

Prior to Chicago, RISKWORLD® 2024 is scheduled for May 5 – 8 at the San Diego Convention Center. RIMS will open the session submission window for RISKWORLD 2024 in June 2023. Registration will open in December 2023.

RISKWORLD® 2023 By The Numbers

  • ~10,000 Attendees
  • 300+ Exhibiting Solution Providers
  • 300 Expert Speakers
  • 160+ Educational Sessions
  • 50+ Countries Represented
  • 32 Hotels Reserved for RISKWORLD Attendees
  • 12 Education Tracks Exploring Emerging and Evolving Trends
  • 4 Globally Recognized Keynote Speakers
  • 1 World-Leading, Career-Boosting Experience
  • Endless Networking Opportunities

About RIMS RIMS, the risk management society®️, empowers risk professionals to make the world safer, more secure, and more sustainable. Through networking, professional development, certification, advocacy, and research, RIMS and its 80 chapters serves more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society publishes the award-winning Risk Management Magazine and produces RISKWORLD®️, the largest annual gathering of global risk professionals. RIMS embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes all risk professionals to connect and learn, explore the online Risk Knowledge library, tune into the RIMScast podcast series, and engage via LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. To learn more, visit

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or

RIMS Chicago Chapter

318 Half Day Road

Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089


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