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First Emerging Leaders Summit for Insurance and Risk Professionals Scheduled for August 28

Release Date: May 16, 2017

Dallas, TXInternational Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI®), and Young Risk Professionals (YRP) are excited to announce the first Emerging Leaders Summit to be held in Dallas, Texas, on August 28, 2017.

This 1-day event will feature interactive sessions focused on issues important to young risk and insurance leaders. The agenda will include a blend of technical education, such as the impact of technology on insurance and employment practices liability coverage nuances as well as professional development topics, such as effective negotiating skills and ideas for career success. Insurance continuing education credit for a number of states will be available. Of course, attendees will also have opportunities to interact with other like-minded, young professionals to grow their networks and exchange ideas.

Esequiel Nathal, YRP national director, said, “YRP has been growing fast, and the time has finally come for us to host a major educational event for our members. With IRMI as our cohost, I’m confident that we’ll be able to deliver an exceptional program and value to all the emerging risk leaders who are fortunate enough to attend.”

“It’s no secret that the insurance industry is facing a talent shortage. We need to attract young people into the industry and keep them in the industry once they start,” said IRMI President and CEO Jack Gibson. “Educational and networking conferences such as this one that IRMI is proudly cohosting with YRP are among the keys to keeping them engaged, and I hope the industry supports it.”

Registration will open June 5, 2017. Seats are limited.

YRP members will receive discounted admission, so sign up for a no-cost YRP membership at

About IRMI

For nearly 40 years, IRMI has been the premier risk management authority. IRMI helps insurance and risk management professionals succeed by providing content, conferences, continuing education, certifications, and community. For more information, visit

IRMI Contact: 
Amanda Beasley 
(800) 827–4242

About YRP

With over 800 members in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas, YRP focuses on connecting risk management and insurance professionals between the ages of 21–40. YRP's mission is to help IMPACT the next generation of leaders.