The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual conference will be held in San Diego, California next week. I will be attending along with two students from the Ferris State Risk Management and Insurance academic program. As I type these words, I am watching snow flurries floating through the Michigan “spring” air. The palm trees of San Diego are looking mighty inviting right about now.
RIMS is one of (and perhaps) the largest gatherings of risk and insurance professionals. It provides never-ending opportunities for learning, networking, and collaboration. I always relish the opportunity to take students to this industry event and watch their reaction as they gain a new appreciation for the scope and impact that this industry has on business and society.
There will be more to say once we arrive at RIMS 2016 and begin to take in the keynote addresses, educational sessions, and exhibit hall offerings. I will endeavor to post a few blog post updates that will be disseminated through my other social media channels. I also intend to ask the students to provide their perspective on the event that will be shared here as well.
Until then, I’m trying to ignore the snow outside my window and just imagine the Pacific Ocean breeze and warm sunshine.