Chicago RIMS


Upcoming events

    • 24 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Arlington Heights, Illinois

    Sponsor Appreciation Event
    Friday, August 24, 2018
    2:00 - 7:15 p.m.

    Arlington International Racecourse
    Silks Room (2nd Floor)
    2200 West Euclid Avenue
    Arlington Heights, Illinois  60006

    On August 24th we will be thanking our generous sponsors because they have devoted their time, talent and resources in one way or another over the past year.  We want to take this opportunity on Friday, August 24th to let them know how much Chicago RIMS appreciates their support. 

    Located on the second floor, Silks at 2200 event features Arlington Race Track’s newest venue, with a mix of indoor and outdoor space with its own private bar, pub tables, bistro-style and lounge seating and an abundance of flat-screen televisions and wagering terminals to keep up with the action.

    Plus, as our honored sponsors and guests, you have the option to view the races live from our Grandstand seating area near the Finish Line. 

    Please come join us at our 2018 Chicago RIMS Chapter – Sponsor Appreciation Event at The Silks at 2200 club which includes your admission to Arlington International, a Daily Racing Guide, The Contender Chef’s Table, your choice of beverage/cocktails, indoor bistro and lounge area, plus access to outdoor seating to view the races.


    Park Gates Open at 2:00 p.m.
    Event Time:  2:15 - 7:15 p.m.
    Chef’s Table 2:45-4:45 p.m.

    Bar 2:45-5:45 p.m.

    Post Time 3:15 p.m.

    This meeting is open to Chicago RIMS Organizational Members and Non-Members.  Chicago RIMS Members must log in to register and there is no cost to attend.  If you are not a member of Chicago RIMS, and you are a Risk Manager, you can also attend at no charge.  To register, please contact and Maggie will sign you up.  Non-members are required to pay a registration fee of $50.00 to attend.  This fee is required upon registration and is non-refundable.

    Self-Parking in surface lots.

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

    November 12-13, 2018
    (Monday and Tuesday)

    The Chicago RIMS Chapter and the Mid-Illinois RIMS Chapter are proud to host the 4th Annual Chicagoland Risk Forum!

    The Forum is an outstanding educational and networking experience. Listen to dynamic Risk Professionals and stay on top of today’s hot topics!

    We will be on one floor this year at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile to ensure smooth and easy transitions between all the activities.

    The 2018 theme is Empowering Risk Management, which will be resonated throughout the two-day event. We will continue to align with the mission of the Chicago and Mid-Illlinois’ RIMS Chapters to lead the risk community by providing opportunities for fostering advancement of the profession through networking, education and advocacy. This year’s forum will take our prior conference offerings to a new level.

    Please join us for the annual Chicagoland Risk Forum.

    Visit the CRF website to learn more.

    2018 Registration Fees
    If you register before July 15, 2018 you can take advantage of our Early Bird registration fee of $350.00 per person.  After July 15th, the registration fee is $395.00 per person.   Please note, registration fees are the same as they were the last three years.  

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    Special Offer to all RIMS Professional Corporate Attendees/Risk Managers
    As in the past, we have a very special offer for multiple attendees from the same company.  If you are a Risk Professional and sign up at least three people (including yourself) from your company for the conference, you can take advantage of $50 per person discount ($345 per person) on the registration fee ($300 per person with the Early Bird Registration). To register for this special offer, email  Do not register on the site.  Manual registration will be necessary to give you the discount.

    2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum Location
    Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile (5th Floor Ballroom/Meeting Rooms)
    540 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  60611
    Group Rate:  $287.00/night plus tax
    Click here to book your room.


    Sunday, November 11, 2018
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Exhibitors Set-Up (Chicago Ballroom on the 5th Floor)

    Monday, November 12, 2018 - Day One
    8:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Exhibitor set up continues (Chicago Ballroom)
    11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  - Exhibit Hall is Open (Chicago Ballroom)
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Chicago Ballroom)
    1:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Conference Break Out Tracks (Meeting Rooms Adjacent to Ballroom)
    5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Exhibitor Reception (Chicago Ballroom)

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - Day Two
    8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Breakfast with Keynote Speaker (Chicago Ballroom)
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Exhibit Hall is Open (Chicago Ballroom)
    Note:  Exhibitors may not break down before 1:00 p.m.
    9:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - Conference Break Out Tracks (Meeting Rooms Adjacent to Ballroom)
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (Chicago Ballroom)
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Closing Keynote Speaker (Chicago Ballroom)
    1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - All Exhibitors must tear down during this time.
    2:30 p.m. - Conclusion of Conference

    We're looking forward to bringing you another incredible program this year!

    The 2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum Committee
    • Ross Amend, State Farm
    • Deborah Babcock, Katie School of Insurance & Financial Services
    • Amy Behm, Origami Risk
    • Robert Benvenuto, JLT Specialty USA
    • Steve Boss, Aon
    • Raymond Hernandez, Crate and Barrel
    • Toni Herwaldt, The Kraft Heinz Company
    • Karen Lemanski, HBSC
    • Mandy Manalli, Belfor Restoration
    • Jaci Mennenga, COUNTRY Financial
    • Ellen Michael, TUV SUV GRC
    • Jason Mezyk, GLP
    • Michael Skweres, Navigant
    • Chris Sullivan, SwissRe
    • Liz Walker, Groupon

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