2019 RISC Trends Conference

2019 RISC Trends Conference logo

When: Tue., March 5 @ 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Host: Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance Studies Center
Event contact: Risk Management & Insurance Studies Center at (804) 828-0202 or risc@vcu.edu
Audience: Graduate students, Undergraduate students, Alumni, Business community
Building: Snead Hall
Address: 301 W. Main Street
Room: VCU School of Business Atrium

Since 2006, the VCU RISC Trends Conference has brought together insurance carriers, organizations, brokers, and agents, as well as government officials, technical experts and educators for the perfect combination of insightful sessions and networking opportunities. Continuing education credits are offered.

Sponsorship opportunities still available, download our sponsorship brochure. All proceeds go to supporting students in the Risk Management and Insurance program.


7:15AM Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00AM Opening Remarks

8:20AM Keynote Speaker: The Evolving Insurance Landscape
                        Debbie Michel; Executive Vice President, Liberty Mutual

9:10AM Short Break

9:25AM Session 1.A and Session 1.B 

  • 1.A – CAT loss study – Arkema Chemical loss (1 OGI CE Credit)
    Lindene Patton, Earth & Water Law Group,
    Gerry Kirkpatrick; Environmental Standards 
    Bill Pritchard, Beacon Hill Associates
  • 1.B – Cyber – Block chain and Crypto currency (1 OGI CE Credit)
    Christopher Liu; AIG 

10:15AM Networking Break

10:40AM Session 2.A and Session 2.B 

  • 2.A – Cannabis (1 OGI CE Credit)
    Beth Medvedev, James River Insurance, Mike Shalhoub, Goldberg Segalla

  • 2.B – Nanotechnology (1 OGI CE Credit)
    Robert Nevin; AIG, John Monica; ProTorae Law

11:30AM Short Break

11:40AM Closing Keynote Speaker: Resilience, Not Insurance (1 OGI CE Credit)
                        Dante Disparte, Risk Cooperative

12:30PM Networking Luncheon

1:30 – 3:30PM Laws and Regulations/Ethics (2 Ethics CE Credits) 
                        Bob Bradshaw | President and CEO, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Inc.




Allianz Global Assistance logo

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group logo 

Willis Tower Watson logo


James River Insurance logo


Chubb logo

Continental Underwriters, Inc.

FCCI Insurance Group. More than a policy. A promise.

Marsh and McLennan Agency logo

The Institutes CPCU Society Richmond Chapter



Kinsale Insurance logo

Virginia Prima Logo

RIMS Virginia Chapter


Aon logo

AIG logo 

Argo Group Logo

Hanover Insurance Group logo

Marsh logo

PMA Companies logo



RCM&D More than a broker logo

State farm logo