ERIC Updates

IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response—Updated March 27


Given that your health and well-being, along with that of our colleagues, are our top priority, we have decided that we will not hold the IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC) this year.

There is simply too much uncertainty as to when the situation will return to normal for us to confidently schedule the live conference on another date. However, we are exploring options to bring you the conference virtually. Make sure you are on our notification list if you'd like to receive email updates

If you already registered for the Conference, you will receive an email from our Conference Management team regarding a refund of your registration fees. If you made a hotel reservation at the Royal Sonesta Houston, call (713) 627-7600 to cancel your room.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times together. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.

IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response—Updated March 13


Given that your health and well-being, along with that of our colleagues, are our top priority, we have decided that we will not hold the IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC) in Houston this April.

We’re discussing alternative dates with the Royal Sonesta and had hoped to make an announcement at the same time as informing you of our decision. However, we haven’t yet concluded the discussions and felt it best to go ahead and let you know now.

Feel free to go ahead and cancel your travel plans, including your hotel registration.

Of course, we will be offering the option of a full refund of your registration fee or to apply it to a rescheduled conference. Please look for an email about this in the next couple of weeks. As you can imagine, all hotels and Conference sponsors are actively involved in these discussions so please be patient knowing that one of IRMI’s core values is always to put you, the customer, first.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.


IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response—Updated March 6


The health and safety of our Conference attendees are always our top priority. At this time, based on information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we still plan to have a successful Conference in April. We understand you may have concerns, and we want to assure you that we are taking the necessary precautions to safeguard your well-being.

Attendee Safeguards

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that all Conference attendees observe the following practices.

  • Don’t shake hands. This year, ERIC will be a handshake-free Conference. While we usually pride ourselves on our Texas hospitality, we ask that you join us in refraining from shaking hands as a greeting.
  • Protect yourself by taking commonsense precautions, such as washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer between washes.
  • If you are feeling unwell, do not attend. If you have any symptoms, even if you think it’s just a common cold, please stay home. We are instituting a revised cancellation and refund policy due to the unique circumstances.

Hotel Response and Preparation

We have partnered with the Royal Sonesta Houston to coordinate efforts to maintain a healthy environment. The hotel has provided the following statement.

  • Equipping our housekeepers with spray disinfectant and to wipe down all public space surfaces commonly touched by guests:
    • Stair railings
    • Door handles
    • Faucets
    • Soap dispensers
    • Toilet fixtures
    • TV remotes
    • Telephones
    • Desktop items
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the meeting and public spaces.
  • Our “heart of the house” areas have been supplied with sanitizer stations along with sanitizer wipes available to each employee.
  • Royal Productions, our in-house audiovisual provider, is wiping down all handheld remotes, microphones, and other equipment after each use.

Stay Up to Date

The IRMI Conference Management team will continue to monitor the latest guidance from the CDC and WHO, and we will keep this page updated. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.

We look forward to hosting you at another terrific Conference in Houston!