Agenda

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  • Monday, September 17, 2018
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    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Registration & Networking

    Woodruff Sawyer and Co PNGKick off the conference with peer networking while meeting new business contacts.

    registration sponsored by: Woodruff Sawyer

    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Cyber Risk Landscape
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    3:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Networking Break
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Autonomous Driving: Shaking up the Traditional Auto & Truck Insurance Market.
    DaimlerIt’s not a matter of will driverless cars hit the market, but rather when will it happen. Is the public ready for such a massive technological shift? Will motor vehicle accidents decrease by 90% as forecasted? How will that impact the traditional auto insurance market? Will medical costs plummet, and repair shops lay barren as there would be fewer cars to repair? If there is no longer a driver, will liability lay with the Original Equipment Manufacturer, or possibly the software designer? If that the case, will auto insurance as we know it today will no longer exist in 25 years. But what will it look like? And what are the other consequences of this new, disruptive technology?
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    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Networking Reception & Exhibit Hall

    logo_servicemasterCelebrate day 1 success while network at our RIMS OR Chapter hosted reception.

    reception sponsored by: ServiceMaster Recovery Management

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  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
    Woodruff Sawyer and Co PNGJoin industry peers prior to the conference to network and enjoy a continental breakfast. Educational program will immediately follow.

    registration sponsored by: Woodruff Sawyer

     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    RIMS Update
    ERF RIMS LogoThis will be a discussion by RIMS Society President on his theme of “Your Legacy, Our Legacy-a call to action” and how members and Chapters are driving the strategic plan of the Society. A recap of the goals of the 2018 President and the focus on Diversity and Inclusion as a risk management discipline. This will also be a great opportunity to “ask the President” on risk management challenges you face.
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    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Unanticipated Political Risk
    Columbia GreenbrierIs political change hitting your organization at a fast pace? Do you find your organization pivoting or completely altering directions as a result of US or foreign legislative laws that impact your company’s ability to maintain their focus due to: 1) shifting accountability and responsibility to do or report more; 2) government controls becoming more restrictive causing major process alterations; and/or 3) deregulating consumer access to goods/services modifying operations. Join us as we examine how some of the more recent governmental changes had unexpected impacts on today’s business and the role you play as the organizations risk manager.
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    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Keynote Executive
    Craft Brewers AllianceMore information about this session is coming soon!
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    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Networking Break, Food & Refreshments
    sponsored by: FM Global
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Damage to Your Brand & Reputation – Risk and Resiliency

    Aon Uber 2How vulnerable is your organization to brand damage and reputational risk?  Lean how to recognize and understand potential threats as well as prevent and mitigate their impact to your profitability; learn about the most effective approaches to protecting enterprise value and how to transfer risk where appropriate.

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    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Property Loss Panel Discussion
    Kilroy OSU Paul DavisAsk the experts - with a panel of seasoned professionals representing Risk Management, Brokerage, and Loss Adjusting moderated by a veteran from Paul Davis National. Attend this session if you are interested in tapping into decades of experience with commercial property losses, and you want to learn from their successes and missteps. From how to prepare in advance to reduce business interruption all the way to how to react when the worst happens, these guys have seen it all and you can learn from their experience. This is an interactive session and you are encouraged to provide questions or scenarios for discussion prior to attending.
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    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Validate the Trust
    American AirlinesOrganizational communication and trust principles can make an organization a compelling place to work even when injured.  This session will present a framework and communication concepts to help build and validate trust with injured workers.  Learn how trust can be lost and how it affects communication within an organization.  Understand how implementation of policies related to trust can affect injured workers.
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    11:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch
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    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Prepare Out Loud

    American Red Cross newThe American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation will empower you to be ready for disasters of all kinds (including a Cascadia earthquake) by taking practical steps to start preparing, being vocal about your preparedness and encouraging others to start preparing.

    Learn more about:

    • The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
    • Human behavior during disasters
    • What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake
    • How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster
    • How much food, water, and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others
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    1:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Networking Break
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Critical Infrastructure: Basic Necessities, Complex Risks

    This session will be a panel discussion with several NW utility risk managers that will focus on the top risks facing many electric and gas utilities in the U.S. Risk managers will discuss varying topics such as:

    • Aging infrastructure – from gas pipelines to the electric grid
    • Cyber risks to critical infrastructure assets
    • Aging workforce
    • Natural catastrophes (e.g., wildfires, earthquakes)
    • New technology and disruptions
    • Climate change and environmental regulations
    • Regulatory environment

    Utility Panel

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    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Networking Break
    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Joint Session: How Close Can You Get to Marijuana Without Being Burned
    Tonkon MacArthurIn a rapidly changing legal environment with states stepping in to regulate a market that is still prohibited under federal law, how is a marijuana business supposed to operate, and how can other businesses engage with the cannabis industry? In this program, our panel will discuss emerging state laws regulating recreational and medical cannabis, the evolving state of federal enforcement policy, and practical problems facing business owners and investors in the industry. The presentation will offer tips on operational structure and will provide an overview of how federal banking and tax law has impacted this industry.
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    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Risk Without Borders: An Employers Duty of Care Responsibility
    In today’s legal environment, an employer’s duty of care extends beyond providing a safe working environment, particularly when employees travel beyond their country of residence. The safety of employees on international assignment brings into consideration travel security, emergency response and evacuation protocols, and the coordination of benefits should an employee become disabled. The “Risk Without Borders: An Employers Duty of Care Responsibility” breakout panel presentation and discussion will draw from four company representatives and their experiences and perspectives when managing the risk management consideration of an international workforce.
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    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    The Millennial Dollar Question
    Individuals from the Millennial generation have been involved in the Risk Management industry for the past decade and have started to move into leadership roles, but how does the insurance industry continue to attract, develop and retain this and the next generation of risk and insurance professionals? Four risk management professionals will explore The “Millennial Dollar Question” on developing and retaining young risk management professional of today to successfully lead and navigate our industry of tomorrow.Old Republic Schnitzer
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    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Networking Break, Food & Refreshments

    sponsored by: DigiStream Investigations, Inc.

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    How to be a Hero to your CFO through the use of Surety Bonds
    Rosenberg DeWitt 2The surety and banking industries have seen significant changes over the past ten years. The Great Recession and the concurrent international banking crisis, followed by sweeping changes to the banking industry occurred at the same time that the surety industry began to experience what has become the softest markets in the past three decades. As a result, the use of surety has increased dramatically around the globe. During this session, the speakers will provide a detailed look at the forces that have caused the changes and what this means to Risk Managers and their companies. They will also discuss how Risk Managers can utilize bonds to potentially reduce balance sheet liability, and costs, while at the same time increasing liquidity.
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    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Measuring Return on your ERM Program

    ebayWhile risk management is very much about measurement, value-add, and data inference, there is a lack of tools to assess the impact or benefit from a risk management program. It is advantageous to measure this “return on risk management” for several reasons. It provides:

    1. Demonstrable evidence of risk management as a value-add, rather than merely downside protection
    2. Assurance of continuous improvement of your program
    3. An objective way for management and the Board gain confidence in the effectiveness of your controls and processes
    4. A foundation for tying compensation to strong risk management practices

    In this session, we will discuss several metrics to assess how your risk management program 1) reduces risk exposure, 2) improves mitigation, and 3) enables better decisions. In addition, a way to track buy-in and risk culture will be discussed.

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    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Who You Gonna Call? Getting Up-and-Running after a Property Loss.

    BelforDaimler2.pngPreparing for a property loss requires more than just securing insurance coverage and implementing loss prevention measures. Recognize your need for immediate property restoration, especially in an industry that requires zero downtime. Break down a case of a narrowly avoided fire loss and the resulting what-if concerns. Familiarize yourself with the basic building blocks of an RFP. Consider who would respond to your needs in the aftermath of a natural disaster to help get your facility back online.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Set up the first steps to vet a restoration contractor before a disaster
    • Generate a schedule for rolling out a restoration response plan at your organization
    • Anticipate the first hours after a disaster strikes at your organization
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    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Origami Risk Platinum Party

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    Join the RIMS Western Regional for an evening of platinum service and peer networking without worrying about picking up the tab! Network with attendees at Punch Bowl Social for a fun night of pool, shuffleboard, handcrafted brews, made-from-scratch food and spirits in a relaxed, casual environment.

    Punch Bowl Social Portland
    340 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

    Please meet in 3rd floor Renaissance room at 4:45 PM to walk to the Platinum Party as a group.

    event sponsored by: Origami Risk

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  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

    Woodruff Sawyer and Co PNGJoin industry peers prior to the conference to network and enjoy a continental breakfast. Educational program will immediately follow.

    registration sponsored by: Woodruff Sawyer

     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Innovative Approach to Risk Management
    Port of Portland2Ask some people outside of the risk industry what risk management is and you will get the same old responses (e.g., risk is legal, financial, insurance, or safety). In actuality, risk is all of that plus more! This session will provide you with new innovations of how business leaders should approach risk management. Go beyond traditional and enterprise risks to learn about cognitive and behavioral risk methodologies that impact businesses today and moving forward.
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    9:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Networking Break
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Civic Unrest/Terrorism
    oregondeptofjusticeThis session will discuss civil disturbances and the potential risks to businesses, communities and organizations. I’ll provide a better understanding of the motives, driving factors and triggers, that can assist towards a more comprehensive risk assessment and protection plan. Additionally, the session will discuss domestic terrorism, the violence against the civilian populations and organizations, and the challenges facing law enforcement today.
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    10:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Networking Break, Food & Refreshments
    sponsored by: Interstate Restoration
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Elevating Risk Management with Captive (Re)Insurance

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     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Managing Disaster in the City of Roses
    Portland Bureau of Emergency ManagementLocal governments provide critical public services, and are first responders in any emergency. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management works to ensure the continuity of essential City functions and to reduce the city’s exposure to risk over time through hazard mitigation, response and recovery planning, and by encouraging (or sometimes, compelling) Portlanders to get prepared. Jonna will provide an overview of the threats the City plans for, and describe efforts to ensure continuity of operations, encourage voluntary household preparedness, and require some building owners to seismically retrofit their buildings. She’ll also address lessons learned from recent local emergencies.
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    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Risk Management and the Political Landscape
    ERF RIMS LogoAs risk managers government regulation and legislation play a significant role in your practice. Be prepared to learn the current legislative hurdles which may affect the practice of risk management. Including issues such as healthcare, cyber security, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization. You will also hear an update on the current political landscape and the midterm elections may affect these issues. The lesson will end with key takeaways and things risk managers may do to get involved with RIMS advocacy and fundraising efforts.
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    12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM
    Networking Lunch
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    12:45 PM  -  1:45 PM
    New Realities in the Foodservice Industry
    Cheesecake & RubioBe prepared to experience new realities in Risk Management. Join us to explore case studies of attempted fraud utilizing camera systems, social media extortion, the “invited and uninvited guest” consequence and much more! This session is packed with an entertaining first look at some of the more nagging scenarios we experience in the risk industry. We will complete the session with a lessons learned and key takeaways on new realities before they come knocking on your door.
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    1:45 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Networking Break, Food & Refreshments
    sponsored by: Exigis
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Evolution of Risk; The Uber Story
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    3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Conference Concludes
    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    WRC Delegates Meeting
    ERF RIMS LogoThis is the business meeting of the Western Regional Conference Delegates. Delegates are individuals that each Chapter in the Western Region of RIMS has selected to represent their Chapter. A call in number for those Chapter’s that are not attending the conference will be provided.
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