Tennis Legend and Activist Billie Jean King to Serve Up Keynote at RIMS 2019

***Boston – April 28 – May 1***​

January 25, 2019

RIMS, the risk management society™, has announced tennis legend Billie Jean King as the Society’s Conference Finale keynote speaker on Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. at RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition. The four-day event, scheduled for April 28 – May 1, will feature more than 300 speakers, 400 exhibitors and approximately 10,000 attendees from over 70 countries. Visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2019 to register.

King, who won an astounding 39 Grand Slam titles during her career, blazed trails for women everywhere in 1970 when she became one of nine players to break away from the tennis establishment and accept a one-dollar contract to compete in the newly created Virginia Slims Series. The revolt led to the birth of women's pro tennis and the formation of the Women's Tennis Association. She currently owns the Philadelphia Freedoms and heads up the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative.

“Billie Jean King is a true champion that has not only reached the pinnacle of her profession but, has also paved the way for others to follow in her footsteps,” said RIMS President Gloria Brosius. “We look forward to welcoming her to Boston and learning from her wins, her losses and her fight for equality.”

WHAT’S NEW AT RIMS 2019

 To continue to provide attendees with a superior experience, RIMS conducts a comprehensive analysis of previous conferences and has announced these additions to the 2019 program:

  • START-UP STADIUM – This new Marketplace feature will showcase emerging risk management solution providers whose products and services are supporting risk professionals as they take on today’s most complex risks.
  • CATEGORY CORRIDORS – With four-days filled with countless learning opportunities, RIMS has designated corridors and session rooms for the duration of the conference to focus on one area of risk management.
  • RIMS-TV LIVE STUDIO – Now located on the Marketplace floor, the RIMS-TV Live Studio aims to increase opportunities for participation and the exchange of ideas and professional experiences.
  •  SUPERCHARGED RIMS MARKETPLACE – In addition to its 400 exhibitors and extended hours, the addition of the Innovation Hub and the RIMS Global Studio to the Marketplace floor gives attendees greater access to a wealth of risk management knowledge in one centralized location.
  • ​​NETWORKING ON-THE-GO – Upgrades to the RIMS 2019 Mobile Application now gives our risk management community the opportunity to build meaningful professional relationships and engage other attendees from their mobile device.

For questions about registration, contact RIMS Client Services Team at CST@RIMS.org or +1-212-286-9292 (select option 1).

For questions about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at RIMS 2019, contact Matt Whyte at mwhyte@rims.org or (212) 655-6052.

Educational sessions are confirmed for RIMS 2019.  Confirmed speakers who have questions may contact speakers@RIMS.org.

 About RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

Launched in 1963, RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate educational and networking experience. The four-day event offers approximately 100 educational sessions, keynote presentations, special events and an expansive Marketplace with approximately 400 exhibitors. Following Boston, the event will be hosted in Denver in 2020. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2019.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Senior Communications Manager, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 10,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit www.RIMS.org. 

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