PRIMA Conference 2015 by Dave George

PRIMA descended upon Houston this year for their annual conference.  The theme was energy, a nod to the Energy capital of our country.  If there was ever a lack of energy indoors, outside the convention center buzzed with construction activity at a feverish pace at every corner.  Sunday kicked off with the welcome reception and there were scores of excellent educational opportunities the following days.

Of those I was able to attend, there was a consistent message I think is helpful for us all to keep in mind; messaging and communicating your risk management program internally is as important (if not more so) than all the technical aspects of implementing programs etc.  We should work to elevate our practice of risk management up, down and all across an organization.  Without this, it can fall on deaf ears and our ability to make inroads is diminished.  The more we can talk about the total cost of risk and back that up with good data, the more we can elevate the discipline within our organizations and be a true value added enterprise.

And yes, there was some fun too.  The Museum of Natural History was a great backdrop to wrapping up the last evening with new and old colleagues.  When is the last time you danced among dinosaurs?  Another successful annual gathering of PRIMA and we look forward to Atlanta in 2016.

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