Risk Evolution...Be a Part of It

RIMS Canada Conference 2023 will take place Monday, September 11 - Thursday, September 14 at the Shaw Convention Centre in Ottawa. This industry focused event is well-known for providing top keynote speakers, stimulating panel discussions and informative education sessions with risk management experts. Experienced risk professionals attend the conference to learn about solutions to everyday challenges they face as well as find products and tools that will assist them to do their jobs better and more efficiently. Through education and networking with exhibiting partners and other risk management professionals, attendees will walk away with new resources and techniques to demonstrate risk management value for their organizations.

Come connect with current clients and prospects in beautiful Ottawa, named by CNN Travel as one of the best destinations to visit in 2023.

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Who Should Attend

Risk managers ~ C-Level ~ Treasurers ~ Finance directors ~ Claims ~ Security ~ IT ~ Internal audit ~ Legal/compliance ~ Operations executives ~ Brokers ~ Insurers

Why You Should Attend

You'll find an unprecedented number of sessions exceptional across a wide-range of risk-related topics. In addition to in-depth sessions, there are shorter presentations in the Thought Leader Theater. Walk the aisles of the Exhibit Hall to meet with your current providers and discover new ones.


All plenary presentations are in the Canada Hall on Level 3.


Sinead Bovell

Future of Work Expert | A Future with Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, September 12 | 9:30am - 10:30am

Artificial intelligence will disrupt every aspect of how we live and how we work. From sharing a workforce with smart machines to AI-powered homes and vehicles to biotechnology advances that could challenge the very nature of what it means to be human. The future will look starkly different than the present. While the rise of artificial intelligence should make most people better off over the next decade, it won’t happen automatically. Sinead Bovell explains why we need to tackle bias in algorithmic decision making and address challenging philosophical questions, such as: Is a world without work possible? And why we need to ensure that the technologies of tomorrow get built on the right side of history.



Roméo Dallaire

Leadership & Crisis Management Expert | International Champion of Human Rights & Mental Health Advocate

Wednesday, September 13 | 9:00am - 10:00 am

General Dallaire is an outspoken advocate for human rights, bringing attention to situations too-often ignored, whether the atrocities of genocide, the struggle of veterans with mental health injuries, or the recruitment and use of child soldiers. He addresses geo-political issues, global and international affairs, leadership skills, and conflict resolution.




Melissa Agnes
Crisis Management Strategist | The Art of Crisis Communication and Leadership

Thursday, September 14 | 8:30am - 9:30am

The new rules of crisis communication and leadership are counter-intuitive to how we have been societally programmed to view “strong leadership”. By today’s standards, that strong, stoic leadership that has been ingrained within us actually hinders your crisis management success. This means that these old ways are important to unlearn if you want to successfully lead through change, challenge, and crisis in today’s environment.

Melissa Agnes, founder and CEO of Crisis Ready Institute, will unpack the historical societal norms that contribute to hindering your crisis management success and reveal the new rules of crisis management that will enable you to connect emotionally with your stakeholders when it matters most.



Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

The RIMS hotel block offers a range of hotels in terms of proximity, affordability and style to meet your needs and preferences. Hotel reservations will be processed on a first-received basis. The cut-off date to reserve your hotel at the discounted meeting rates is August 11, 2023.

The Jim Abernethy Challenge will be taking place in Ottawa on Monday, September 11th.

This Challenge is a tribute to the memory of Jim Abernethy, a remarkable leader, colleague, and friend from the Marsh family, who was lost after his valiant battle with lymphoma. Jim was an avid cyclist, a lover of physical activity, and he always embraced the spirit of healthy competition. You can read more about the challenge here.

As a part of this year's challenge, Marsh Canada is organizing a scenic walk in Ottawa on Monday, September 11th, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The walk will commence at National War Memorial on Confederation Square.

There is no fee to participate, but we encourage you to donate and show your support for a future with better treatments and ultimately cures. All donations will be in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society of Canada. You can donate here.


Let's join hands in honoring Jim's legacy and contribute towards a worthy cause. Together, we can make a difference.

To register for the walk, please click here.

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