News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda — The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) is pleased to thank Chubb Bermuda for its lead sponsorship of Bermuda’s delegation to RIMS and the Bay Area from April 11-14. 

RISKWORLD is the annual conference of RIMS, the world’s largest community dedicated to the advancement of risk management. Being held this year in San Francisco from April 10-13, this event usually brings together more than 10,000 attendees from over 70 countries, 400 exhibitors from across the globe, and more than 300 speakers.

“Chubb Bermuda is pleased to support Bermuda’s first delegation to RIMS’ main annual conference since 2019 and serve as title sponsor for the Bermuda Reception,” said, Judy Gonsalves, Vice President, Chubb Group, Division President, Chubb Bermuda. “Throughout my more than three decades of insurance experience, Bermuda has always had a strong presence at this event, now called RISKWORLD, and I look forward to reconnecting with delegates in San Francisco.”

In addition to the Bermuda house located in the main RISKWORLD marketplace; the Bermuda Reception is a key opportunity to network with prospective Bermuda market entrants. The 2022 reception will be held at “620 Jones”, on 620 Jones St, San Francisco, CA from 5.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT on April 12 – click here to register.

Stephen Weinstein, BDA Chair, said, “The BDA is extremely grateful for the support of Chubb Bermuda, a leader in our market for decades, as we renew our in-person engagement with RIMS and the US west coast.  We also wish to thank our partner the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) for their support. Personally I am excited to participate as part of Bermuda’s delegation led by Bermuda’s Premier, David Burt. Also in attendance with us will be Bermuda’s Minister of Economy & Labour, Jason Hayward, John Huff, President & CEO of ABIR, and George Alayon, Assistant Director, Supervision (Insurance), Bermuda Monetary Authority, along with several senior members of the BDA team, and local industry leaders. We look forward to connecting with familiar and new faces in-person to discuss why Bermuda continues to be the world’s most innovative and responsive (re)insurance market, and the ideal platform for innovation in technology, climate finance and risk management.”

After two years of virtual events, the BDA is delighted to bring a taste of our island to the heart of San Francisco at our long-established Bermuda Reception in partnership with Chubb Bermuda. Goslings will be in attendance to provide Bermuda cocktails, while Gianluca Gibbons (a Bermudian living in California) will perform. Transportation will be available to and from the conference centre.

The delegation will combine attendance at RIMS with additional business development meetings in Silicon Valley, focusing on technology, climate risk finance and venture capital. To find out more, or to request a bespoke meeting with the delegation, contact us at [email protected].