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  • Friday, March 13, 2020
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    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
    Foyer
    Join industry peers prior to the conference to network and enjoy a continental breakfast. Welcome comments will immediately follow.
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    8:00 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Opening Comments and Presidential Address

    The Future of the Profession

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    Excellence in risk management will increasingly be measured by risk professionals' ability to anticipate and meet rapidly evolving strategic challenges with critical skills like resilience, creativity and tactical thinking. RIMS 2020 President Laura Langone will share her vision for the future of the profession while encouraging risk professionals to think differently and innovatively.

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    General Session 1

    8:15 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Rolling in the Deep; Market Conditions Update
    Seattle Ballroom 2&3

    AIG Airbnb Everest Nordstrom Zurich D4

    Rolling in the Deep with Executives from Insurers  AIG, Everest & Zurich and Risk Executives of Airbnb and Nordstrom

    Forecast alert: temperamental and volatile marketplace. National underwriting leaders of AIG, Everest Insurance and Zurich will speak on what 2020 has to bear and how to prepare. This Q&A panel will include Janine Kral, VP Risk Management at Nordstrom and Laura Langone, Head of Insurance Operations at Airbnb. 2019 brought significant tightening in capacity, terms, appetite for risk as well as increases in rate. Hear directly from underwriting decision makers about what is driving changes, where things stand today, and predictions into the future. The panel will also discuss what will differentiate your risk in their view and what is needed. Come with your questions!

    If you would like an audio recording please reach out to Molly Hunter at Molly.Hunter@everestre.com.

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    9:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Networking Break
    Foyer
     

    General Session 2

    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Are you aware of your airspace security risks and threats?
    Seattle Ballroom 2&3

    911Security
    One of the top emerging risks and security concerns in 2020 is Airspace Security. Drones are being transformed into powerful weapons to create Aerial, Cyber, and IP-theft threats to Corporations, Universities, Stadiums, Government entities, Critical Infrastructures, events and more. Protecting airspace is a new problem for most enterprises. Some incidents have made the news; many more go unreported. Kyle Hopkins, VP Customer Development at 911 Security is an industry thought leader on airspace security against sUAV's that threaten safety, security, and citizen privacy. Don’t miss out on this session where he will identify drone threats, advise on best practices, discuss FAA drone rules and regulations and share a client case study.

    Session Presentations: Airspace Security Risks

    If you would like an audio recording please reach out to Jennifer Saliba at events@consultrhino.com.

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    11:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Networking Break
    Foyer
     

    Concurrent Session 1

    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Contractual Risk Transfer Considerations
    Seattle Ballroom 1

    Foster Marsh Snohomish D2

    The language you agree to in a contract is critical to your organization’s financial health. Our expert panel will share their professional guidance on various legal and insurance terms of a contract and how it can impact your organization and insurance coverage.

    Session Presentation: Contractual Risk Transfer Considerations

    Session Notes: Contractual Risk Transfer Considerations_Presentation Notes

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    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Managing the Health and Safety of the LGBT Mobile Workforce
    Pioneer

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    For employers with international operations, there is no one-size-fits all answer when it comes to questions surrounding workplace law and LGBT employees. For workers in the United States, the scope of legal protections has evolved drastically over the past few years but still involves a patchwork of differing standards. Although the U.S. Supreme Court officially made same-sex marriage legal across the country in 2015, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws continue to vary from state to state, and even from city to city.

    Matters become even more complicated for overseas employees, as more than 70 countries still classify homosexual behavior as a crime. The severity of punishment and levels of enforcement varies significantly across the world. For example, in Sudan, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and other countries, the death penalty is used as punishment for same-sex relations. Some countries, such as India, may instead impose life imprisonment. Even in countries where same-sex relations are not criminalized, however, certain public pronouncements on this topic may be restricted. For example, in Russia, public affirmations of “non-traditional sexual relations” are prohibited.

    The end result is a very complicated world map as far as what is, and is not, legal for today’s global worker.

    Session Presentation: Health and Safety LGBT Mobile Workforce

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    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Scenarios 2030: The Future of Worker’s Compensation Systems
    Belltown

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    Worker’s Compensation has been an essential element of our social safety net for over 100 years. It has been a dynamic system that has evolved in an attempt to keep up with changes in the economy, medical science, social values and other things that affect the way the system works. This session, based on Dr. Rick Victor’s (founder and retired CEO of WCRI) new book “Worker’s Compensation: Scenarios 2030”, will be review of some significant scenarios that could define the future of WC. Among other things, it will address:

    • What if forces outside of WC produced large, possibly unsustainable increases in WC costs?
    • What if employers responded by seeking painful cuts to WC benefits?
    • What if incremental changes to WC system features were not enough to prevent its failure?
    • What if the government change process was paralyzed by a gridlocked political process?
    • What if a paradigm shift requiring a fundamental change to the “Grand Bargain” was the chosen way forward?

    This session will focus on three sets of key forces impacting the WC system including: those that challenge current WC systems fundamentals; those that frame the new context for the stakeholders; and those that impair the historical governmental change process that could significantly impact system effectiveness. What should we, as risk professionals, be considering in response?

    Information on where to obtain an electronic or physical copy of the book will be provided at the end of the presentation. In addition, a limited number of hard copies of the book will be available on site, to attendees.

    Session Presentation: Future of Workers Compensation Systems

    Session Notes: Future of Workers Compensation_Presentation Notes

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    12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM
    Networking Lunch
    Seattle Ballroom 2&3
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    General Session 3

    12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches & Cyber Threat Assessment
    Seattle Ballroom 2&3
    Boeing FBI Perkins Coie

    One of the most significant risks that any modern business faces is the increasingly inevitable likelihood of a data breach. Data breaches and the potential privacy-related events that follow implicate a complex web of state and federal laws and regulatory frameworks. This presentation will provide an overview of the current threat landscape as the FBI sees it, a brief discussion of when to call the FBI about cyber incidents, as well as what you should expect when working with the FBI during a cyber incident. In addition, this panel will equip risk professionals with the tools to maximize their company’s insurance coverage in the event of a data breach by focusing on the most common claims that arise out of a data breach, the core forms of coverage that respond to such claims, and best practices regarding how to prepare and report data breach-related claims to your company’s insurer(s).

    Session Presentation: Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches

    Session Notes: Insurance Coverage for Data Breaches_Presentation Notes

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    1:45 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Networking Break
    Foyer
     

    Concurrent Session 2

    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Benefits of Captives in the State of WA
    Seattle Ballroom 1
    AON Kreger

    Are you interested in hearing from experts, insiders, risk management and insurance practitioners about captive insurance? In light of recent compliance and legislative activity in Washington, this topic couldn’t be more timely. This session promises to be a lively discussion where panelists will drill down on local and national issues for risk managers to contemplate should their company’s be headquartered in Washington State.
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    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Extreme Weather Events in the Pacific Northwest – Planning for Resilience
    Belltown

    FM Global 

    Extreme weather events can cause significant disruptions to the insurance market and our client’s operations. In this session we will discuss current exposures in the Pacific Northwest, how these may evolve in the coming years, and what we can do today to achieve a resilient future.

    If you would like a copy of the presentation file please reach out to Jennifer Saliba at events@consultrhino.com.

    Session Notes: Extreme Weather in the Pacific Northwest_Presentation Notes

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    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Is Your World Flat? How 3D Technology has Changed Accident Investigations
    Pioneer

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    Moving from a flat world of sketches, blueprints, and hand drawn measurements to a more 3D approach has changed the face of accident investigations. Utilizing new technologies has allowed accident investigators to create and capture more immersive and life-like reconstructions of the physical world. This presentation will explore the types of technologies that have changed our world from flat to 3D and how to best utilize them when it comes to losses of all shapes and sizes, especially as it pertains to demonstrative evidence aids. Case studies will be provided to show real-world utilization from actual accidents.

    Session Presentation: 3D Technology Accident Investigations

    If you would like an audio recording please reach out to Jennifer Saliba at events@consultrhino.com.

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    3:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Networking Break
    Foyer
     

    General Session 4

    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Washington State Liquor and Cannabis; Industry Disruptors
    Seattle Ballroom 2&3
    Brovo Spirits Cmaraderie Cellars WSLCB Cold Crash

    Over the past 30 years, the Washington State’s wine industry has boomed, creating varietals that rival wines from the most prestigious wine-producing regions in the world. During this time, we have seen hundreds of wineries and tasting rooms pop up across the state, and growing into one of the state’s most lucrative industries, generating billions of dollars every year. But with such explosive expansion comes a host of challenges. From operational and employment challenges, environmental concerns and compliance with regulations, the management of risk was a momentous undertaking. The pioneers of the industry had to adapt to succeed. And now, with new regulatory reforms, new entrants to the market are making their way and facing some of the same struggles their wine peers once faced. The spirits industry has surged, with over 100 opening over the past decade. And with the recent legalization of cannabis, the industry is changing dramatically. What will the future hold, and how is the risk inherent in an industry’s growth being managed? Hear from the pioneers of the wine and beer industry, who have navigated 30+ years of change, the regulators who draft and enforce policy, and facilitate responsible growth, the distillers who make and distribute spirits, and the new pioneers in uncharted waters of the recreational cannabis industry.

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    4:15 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Networking Reception
    Seattle Ballroom 2&3
    Network with peers and meet new business contacts without worrying about picking up the tab.
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