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Nearly 1,400 Attend 34th IRMI Construction Risk Conference

Release Date: Nov 12, 2014

Nashville, TN, November 13, 2014—Almost 1,400 risk managers, insurance agents, brokers, attorneys, and underwriters who specialize in managing or insuring the risks associated with construction projects convened here November 9–13 for the 34th 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 3 general sessions and 35 workshops presented by more than 71 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.

“Attendance at the Conference is finally back to pre-recession levels, which demonstrates the continued recovery of the economy in general and the construction industry in particular,” said IRMI President & CEO and Conference Cochairman Jack Gibson. “The commitment to and passion for risk management and safety shown by the attendees is always inspiring, but this year it seemed even more pronounced. There is no doubt in my mind that the people who attend prevent thousands of construction accidents and save many workers’ lives every year.”

The 35th IRMI Construction Risk Conference will be held November 8–12, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit

About IRMI

Since 1978, International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has been the premier authority and educator for risk management, insurance, and legal professionals. IRMI simplifies the management of risk by publishing resources for technical content and providing continuing education, certifications, and conferences. For more information, visit

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