Discussions focused heavily on ESG and cyber but also incompassed inflation risks and the importance of upskilling

After a two year pause on in-person events in Canada due to the pandemic, more than 1,300 risk professionals from across the country met for RIMS Canada Conference in Halifax from September 11 - 14.

The four-day event hosted by RIMS explored the latest strategies, best practices and solutions to strengthen organizations’ risk management capabilities and equip them to successfully navigate today’s most pressing business challenges. 

“Over the past two years, organizations have strengthened their risk management capabilities and the demand for professional risk managers has intensified,” said RIMS CEO Gary LaBranche.

“RIMS Canada Conference demonstrated that risk professionals find enormous value in face-to-face meetings and are eager to update and upgrade their knowledge of risk trends and issues.”

The diverse group of risk professionals – hailing from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, with varying responsibilities and at all stages of their careers – fuelled thought-provoking conversations.

While there was a heavy focus on ESG and evolving cyber threats, the program also explored: inflation risks, property valuation challenges, merger and acquisition strategies, talent risk, as well as the importance of upskilling to meet new professional expectations.

Keynote speakers that included best-selling author and CEO Barb Stegemann, Janice Gross Stein, the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and comedian, writer and actress Kate Davis.