Out of an abundance of caution and changes in schedules due to the coronavirus, this event has been postponed. Please visit the Emergency Notifications page for the most up-to-date information on campus operations.

The Risk and Insurance Industry Summit for Student Engagement (RIS2E) is a daylong seminar that provides opportunities for St. Mary’s students to interact with risk management and insurance industry leaders. At the event, students help lead informal discussions on selected themes, topics and issues of interest and relevancy to the industry. Seminar attendance is limited to 40 industry professionals to assure the group remains small enough for active participation. RIS2E encourages students to build professional relationships, gain industry knowledge and strengthen their successful entry into the field.

The mix of risk management, insurance brokerage and insurance company participants makes RIS2E unique in comparison to other industry conferences.

RIS2E 2020

The 2020 RIS2E will take place on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17 and 18, 2020, on the St. Mary’s University campus.

2020 Schedule of Events

All *events will be held in the University Center, Conference Room A, unless otherwise stated.

Professional attire is required for all events.

*The schedule of events below is tentative.

Sept. 17, 2020

Registration Opens
11 a.m.

Networking Lunch
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions
1:30 to to 2 p.m.

Seminar A: Insurance Market Dynamics
2 to 3 p.m.

3 to 3:15 p.m.

Seminar B: Emerging Risks and Risk Trends
3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

Seminar C: InsurTech and CyberRisk: RMI Game Changers
3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Seminar D: Industry Risk Spotlight: Energy/Oil and Gas
4:30 to 5 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Announcements
5 to 5:15 p.m.

Networking Reception and Dinner
Scuzzi’s Italian Restaurant
4035 N Loop 1604 W #102
San Antonio, Texas 78257

5:45 to 9 p.m.

Sept. 18, 2020

Breakfast and Focus Groups
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Presentation by 2020 St. Mary’s University Risk Management Challenge Team
9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Seminar E: The Next Generation of Risk and Insurance Professionals
10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Final Announcements
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

2020 RIS2E Sponsors

We thank our 2020 RIS2E Sponsors for their support of this event and our Risk Management Program.

Tom (B.B.A. ’88) and Leti (B.A. ’89) Contreras

Houston Marine Insurance Seminars, Inc.
Zurich Insurance Company


Insurance Council of Texas
Marsh USA
Texas Mutual Insurance Company

McGriff, Seibels, and Williams

Bank of San Antonio Insurance Group
Higginbotham of Texas

For more information, contact Susan Gordon, Contreras Family Executive in Residence for Risk Management, at sgordon5@stmarytx.edu or 210-431-2033.

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