Chicago RIMS


Upcoming events

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Chicago Marriott O'Hare

    Chicago RIMS, Aon and Rising Risk Professionals Present


    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Chicago Marriott O'Hare

     (There is no charge if you are a member of Chicago RIMS.  The fee for non-members to attend is only $10.00!  Sign up today.)

    Chicago RIMS and Aon are teaming up to bring you our first-ever Insurance & Technology Expo at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare on Wednesday, April 10th. 

    On this date, you will have the opportunity to meet and explore some of the companies that are bringing exciting advancements to the constantly changing world of insurance and technology.   Come and discover the newest risk and safety based technology products for Worker’s Compensation, Auto and Property applications.

    Sign up today!

    Current Exhibitors




    Hail Alert Technologies

    Kastle Systems

    Lineslip Solutions

    Lytx DriveCam

    Mobilize Rescue Systems


    Medical Service Quotes (MSQ)

    Origami Risk

    RAM USA (Remote Area Medical)

    Real Time Risk Solutions

    S.E.A. Ltd.

    Seeing Machines

    SolveGlobal (Athletico)

    Splashlight Telehealth

    StrongArm Technologies


    Total Leak Concepts

    Young & Associates

    Chicago Marriott O'Hare (event takes place in one room)

    8535 West Higgins Road

    Chicago, Illinois  60631

    2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Expo
    3:00 - 5:40 p.m.  Eight (8) Consecutive 10-minute Micro Sessions (topics to be announced)
    5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Cocktail Reception

    This event is open to Chicago RIMS Chapter Members (Professional and Associate) and non-members.  There is no charge if you are a member of Chicago RIMS.  The fee for non-members to attend is $10.00 and due upon registration on this site.

    InsureTech Exhibitors are encouraged to join us as an exhibitor at this event.  The fee to exhibit is $150.00.  It includes a 6' table, linen and two chairs, plus one pass to the expo.  You are responsibl
    e for your own signage.

    Click here for directions.

    Hosted and sponsored by: 


    • 15 May 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The Union League Club of Chicago

    2019 Annual Hines Symposium
    "Intellectual Property:  Risk Landscape"

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    Union League Club of Chicago

    Sponsored by:

    Intellectual property (IP) is one of the most important intangible asset classes driving the modern global economy. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and know how, all of which factor ever more prominently in the above companies’ success and other organizations’ ability to succeed. The global expansion of IP has also increased the rise in the number of lawsuits filed claiming infringement of intellectual property rights. Despite the significant risk these lawsuits present, many companies have struggled to properly manage this risk, potentially resulting in loss of revenue, business disruption or even bankruptcy, and damage to brand and reputation.

    The potential costs, disruption of revenue streams and damage to brand make intellectual property one of the greatest areas of risk a company faces in the current environment. With this broad scope of risk, companies are recommended to institute best practice processes and governance to help ensure that they are sufficiently protected.

    Please join us on May 15th for what promises to be a worthwhile event with valuable take home information for all that attend.  Sign up today.

    2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Registration
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Program
    4:30 - 6:00 p.m.  Cocktail Reception

    The 1.5 hour panel discussion will focus on the risk landscape of Intellectual Property, including:
    ·         IP risk assessment
    ·         How to model IP
    ·         IP litigation
    ·         Protection of trade secrets
    ·         Emerging IP exposures–patent infringement, employee theft, and source code vulnerability
    ·         What sorts of risks does IP involve of which a risk manager may not be aware?

    The panelists will share unique perspectives, best practices, and innovative strategies to help organizations ensure that their IP development plan aligns with their organization’s overall goals while protecting against infringement claims and theft.

    Speaker Panel to include:

    ·         Gavin Souter, Editor of Business Insurance (Moderator)
    ·         Nick Chmielewski, Head of Aon IP Broking
    ·         Risk Manager (Liz Walker, Groupon)
    ·         Michael Friedman, CEO of Hilco IP Merchant Bank
    ·         Grant Drutchas, Managing Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

    The Union League Club of Chicago

    65 West Jackson Blvd.

    Chicago, Illinois  60604

    This meeting is open to RIMS Members, Associates and Non-Members.  Non-members are required to pay a user pay fee of $50.00 to attend this event.  Payment is due upon registration on this website.
      All fees are non-refundable.

    Who should attend:  
    Risk management professionals, General Counsels, IP professionals, In-House IP Counsel

    Cancellation Policy (Members)
    If you need to cancel, please do so on or before Friday, May 10th, to avoid a cancellation penalty of $50 per person. Please email Maggie at  If you do not show up for this event after registering, you will be billed a no show fee of $50.00.


    Self-parking in neighboring parking garage is available, as well as valet parking.  Parking is at your own expense.

    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile

    The Chicago and Mid-Illinois RIMS Chapters are proud to host the 5th Annual Chicagoland Risk Forum!

    This two-day conference promises to be an outstanding educational and networking experience. Hear from dynamic industry leaders on hot topics facing risk managers. Two full days of compelling speakers, with many excellent opportunities to connect with industry professionals. Once again, this year's CRF will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Mag Mile Hotel. We are working hard to make your 2019 event the best ever!

    September 23-24, 2019 (Monday and Tuesday)

    Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
    540 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60611

    A room block at the Marriott Mag Mile is available Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23 for $294 per night (plus applicable taxes). Reservations may be made directly with the Marriott by calling 1-877-303-0104. Identify the group as the RIMS Chicagoland Risk Forum. Marriott Rewards Members earn
    DOUBLE POINTS! Reservations must be made no later than September 1, 2019. 

    Click here to make your reservation online.

    2019 Chicagoland Risk Forum Registration Fees

    • RIMS Professional Member: $295
    • Risk Management Professional (not a vendor or a RIMS member): $350
    • RIMS Associate Member: $425
    • Vendor – not a RIMS Associate Member: $450

    2019 Chicagoland Risk Forum Agenda

    Sunday, September 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - Exhibitor Set-Up Available in the Conference Lounge
    8:00 pm - Set-Up Ends

    Monday, September 23, 2019 - Day One
    8:00 am - Registration Opens
    8:30 am - First Timers/Newer to Industry Introductions
    9:00 am - Conference Lounge Opens
    9:00 am - Breakfast & Networking
    10:15 am - Risk Professionals (only) Round Table Session
    10:15 am - Student Mentor Session (only students)
    10:15 am - Associate Member (Vendor) Session
    12:00 pm - Lunch & Industry Leadership Panel
    1:15 pm - Professional Development Sessions
    4:15 pm - Rapid-Fire Learning – Attendees
    5:30 pm - Reception in Conference Lounge

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - Day Two
    8:00 am - Registration Opens
    8:30 am - New to Industry/Students Meet-Up
    9:00 am - Conference Lounge Opens
    9:00 am - Breakfast & Networking
    10:00 am - Professional Development Sessions
    12:30 pm - Lunch & Keynote Speaker
    1:45 pm - Professional Development Sessions
    3:00 pm - Rapid-Fire Learning – ALL attendees
    5:00 pm - Thank You Happy Hour

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

    The 2019 Chicagoland Risk Forum Committee
    • Ross Amend, State Farm
    • Deborah Babcock, Katie School of Insurance & Financial Services
    • Robert Benvenuto, Marsh
    • Steve Boss, Aon
    • Toni Herwaldt, Navistar
    • Karen Lemanski
    • Mandy Manalli, BELFOR Restoration
    • Jaci Mennenga, COUNTRY Financial
    • Gail Odland, Nouryon
    • Ellen Michael, TUV SUV GRC
    • Jason Mezyk, GLP
    • Michael Skweres, Ankura
    • Chris Sullivan, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
    • Liz Walker, Groupon

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