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2018

Getting Approval to Attend

We get it. Business operations have changed in the last few years. Cautious spending has become the norm for many companies. However, the need for education, training, networking and growth still remains. Aren’t you always being asked to do more with less? As the largest educational event for Canadian risk professionals, the 2018 RIMS Canada Conference gives you bang for your buck. To help you get to the yes, we’ve put together this handy guide that you can share with your boss.

 

WHY ATTEND RIMS CANADA CONFERENCE?

RIMS Canada Conference is the premier event for the Canadian risk management community. The conference is geared for anyone tasked with risk management responsibilities. Depending on your past involvement, your approval process might need some background information:

// More than 30 educational sessions of all levels offering practical takeaways you can implement immediately.

// Nearly 2,000 industry professionals in attendance for you to learn from and share solutions to common challenges.

// Plenary speakers who are putting their business expertise to use improving the greater good.

// Risk providers showcasing their latest resources and solutions to add to your risk management strategy


WHAT’S IT GOING TO COST?

You can’t get the yes without showing the numbers. Be detailed and point out any cost saving measures you’ll receive by making plans in advance. Can you arrange a dinner meeting? Don’t forget that lunch is provided on Monday and Tuesday, plus snacks at the various receptions. We won’t let you go hungry. Plus, with the our travel discounts, you can make it even more affordable.

 

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Actual Cost

Details

Conference Registration

 

 

Airfare

 

 

Hotel

 

 

Transportation

 

 

Special Events (if not included in registration)

 

 

Food Per Diem

 

 

Subtotal

 

 

Total number of employees attending

 

 

Grand Total

 

 


 

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHY SHOULD YOU GO? DEFINE YOUR GOALS.

Although you will be away from the office, you will still be working hard throughout the day. Offer your manager an explanation of what you expect to gain by attending RIMS Canada Conference. Our days are packed with sessions, plenaries and receptions. And don’t forget the Exhibit Hall. All your vendors will be there—wouldn’t it be great to see what new offerings they have? Your goals will be specific to your business needs and should clearly demonstrate what you will take away from the conference. Examples may include:

  • How to plan for the legalization of marijuana.
  • How fostering diversity and inclusion can enrich workplace culture.
  • How to plan for and mitigate cybersecurity risks.
  • How to prepare for natural disasters and protect your organization from business interruptions.
  • Learn building blocks for becoming a successful risk leader.

 

SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND DRIVE INNOVATION FOR YOUR WHOLE ORGANIZATION

Follow up with your manager when you return. Review the goals that you listed and elaborate on how they were met. Let him know about all the innovative ideas that came out of the conference. Share session handouts, publications, free content and your ideas and contacts with your team.

 

THE NETWORKING NEVER STOPS

Keep in touch with the people you meet. Share your post-conference feedback or submit a question to your peers via social media. RIMS members can also exchange ideas on Opis. Don’t know how? Stop by RIMS booth #310 and learn how!

 

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE LETTER FOR YOUR BOSS​​

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