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Registration Is Now Open for the Emerging Leaders Summit (ELS)

Release Date: Jul 16, 2018

Dallas, TXInternational Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI®), and Young Risk Professionals (YRP) are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Emerging Leaders Summit (ELS), to be held in Dallas, Texas, on September 10, 2018.

This 1-day event will feature interactive sessions focused on issues important to promising risk and insurance leaders. The agenda will include a blend of technical education, such as the trends, challenges, and opportunities for the property and casualty industry, as well as professional development topics, such as effective negotiating skills and ideas for career success. Insurance continuing education credit will be available for Texas and Oklahoma. Of course, attendees will also have opportunities to interact with other like-minded young professionals to grow their networks and exchange ideas.

“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.”

This year’s conference will feature special keynote speaker Dr. Robert P. Hartwig. Dr. Hartwig is a clinical associate professor of risk management, insurance, and finance at the University of South Carolina and director of the school’s Center for Risk and Uncertainty Management. He is the immediate past president of the Insurance Information Institute, where he led the organization for almost 10 years. A well-known industry speaker, he made numerous presentations each year on a wide variety of key insurance issues across all industry stakeholders, including media, consumers, insurers, producers, regulators, legislators, and investors.

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


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

Heidi Vincent
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