The Risk Institute
2021 Annual Conference

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You're invited to attend The Risk Institute's Eighth Annual Conference.

This year's conference on Weather and Climate Change Risk will explore the impact weather and climate change has on business, including on supply chains, fleets, financial markets and more. We will also explore ways businesses can adopt more sustainable practices and build resiliency. 

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  • Agenda


    9:00 – 9:15am              Introduction (Phil Renaud & Isil Erel)

    9:15 – 10:00am            Meteorological Impact (Jon Davis & David Shillingford, Everstream Analytics)

    10:15 – 11:00am           Keynote Address (Carsten Luetzenkirchen DHL)

    11:15 – 12:00pm           Fireside Chat with Business Leaders


    12:15 – 1:15pm              Lunch & Learn – Three Pillars of The Risk Institute (breakout sessions)

                                                   1. Rooted in Research: Featuring Dennis Hirsch (OSU)

                                                   2. Committed to Collaboration: Featuring Musa Alharoon (Saudi Aramco)

                                                   3. Dedicated to Education

                                                         - Featuring Discover + Student Project Team 

                                                         - Featuring Gamma Iota Sigma students                


    1:30 – 2:15pm               Keynote Address: (Carter Brandon, World Resources Institute)

    2:30 – 3:15pm              Fireside Chat (Strategy to mitigate this in my business)

    3:15 – 3:30pm              Closing

  • Speakers

    Jon Davis & David Shillingford, Everstream Analytics

    Carter Brandon, World Resources Institute

    Carsten LuetzenkirchenDHL

    Sandra Nessing, AEP

    George Gonczar, Huntington National Bank

    Jim Nerger, Roanoke Insurance

    Joseph Fiksel, Professor Emeritus, OSU & Former Vice President, Battelle

    Dennis Hirsch, The Ohio State University

    Musa Alharoon/Mohammed Al-Yaqout, Saudi Aramco 

    Matt Eichman, Greif

    Samantha Batey, Palantir

    Kelly Carmichael, NiSource 

  • Sponsors


    Sponsors for annual conference

    If your company is interested in being a sponsor of the 2021 Annual Conference, please reach out to  Ashley Corry.