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More Than 1,200 Attend 33rd IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Release Date: Nov 20, 2013

San Diego, CA, November 21, 2013—More than 1,200 risk managers, insurance agents, brokers, attorneys, and underwriters who specialize in managing or insuring the risks associated with construction projects convened here November 17–21 for the 33rd IRMI Construction Risk Conference.

The IRMI Construction Risk Conference is the only national symposium devoted exclusively to managing, insuring, and bonding the risks of construction projects. The Conference featured a general session and 24 workshops presented by more than 50 nationally recognized insurance, risk management, safety, and surety experts.

Contractors large and small sent their risk, insurance, and safety managers. In addition, virtually all the major providers of insurance or surety services were represented, and a substantial number of risk managers representing project owners (i.e., companies with large construction projects planned or under way) attended.

“The trending topics at this year’s Conference were onerous contract provisions, the effects of the aging workforce—including increased severity of injuries by older workers—and stress on risk management programs from ramping back up operations as contractors take on more work in a recovering economy,” said IRMI President & CEO and Conference Cochairman Jack Gibson. “The IRMI Conference provides unique opportunities for contractors, their brokers, and their underwriters to meet and plan for the coming year. As a result, this Conference has become a must-attend event for proactive risk managers and those in the insurance industry who serve them.”

The 34th IRMI Construction Risk Conference will be held November 9–13, 2014, in Nashville, TN.

About International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI)

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is a Dallas-based research and publishing firm specializing in insurance, surety, and risk management. In particular, IRMI focuses on providing risk and insurance solutions for the construction industry and producing leading-edge books, seminars, webinars, the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) CE program, and the IRMI Construction Risk Conference for the industry. This Conference typically draws 1,000 or more risk managers, agents, brokers, underwriters, attorneys, and others. Learn more about IRMI.

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