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Business Insurance Awards & Events

Business Insurance has created several awards programs to recognize and honor both individual and organizational accomplishments in the fields of employee benefits, risk management and commercial insurance. The educational conferences produced by Business Insurance allow attendees to network and gain insights and analysis on important issues to help them perform their jobs better.

For more information on sponsoring an award event or conference, please contact our Director of Conference Sales, Mary Pemberton at mpemberton@businessinsurance.com or 303-898-4043.

For award nomination information and processes, please contact Editor, Gavin Souter at GSouter@BusinessInsurance.com or 312-649-5482




40 Under 40 Broker Awards program

40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Business Insurance's 40 Under 40 Broker Awards program are based on nominations accepted from five regions of the United States: Northeast; Midwest; West; Southwest; and Southeast. Eight brokers from each region will be chosen by a panel of senior editors at Business Insurance. nominees must be age 40 or under at the time of their nomination. A series of regional receptions will be held in celebration of the achievements of the broker leaders throughout 2014.



Business Insurance's Benefit Manager of the Year

Benefit Manager of the Year®

The Benefit Manager of the Year® Award was created in 2004 to recognize excellence and innovation in employee benefits management. This annual award winner and their employee benefit management program are highlighted in print and online. Honorees are selected by a nomination process and judged by a panel of employee benefit professionals and past honorees.



Best Places to Work in Insurance

Best Places to Work in InsuranceTM

Business Insurance launched the Best Places to Work in InsuranceTM program to identify and recognize high-quality workplaces in the commercial insurance industry. Honorees are selected by a third-party firm and all participants self-nominate to participate in the annual program. As employees compete for talent and strive to be an employer of choice, these companies are honored annually for creating workplaces that do a superior job of encouraging employees to thrive in a workplace then can love.



Business Insurance Cyber Risk Summit

Cyber Risk Summit

Business Insurance's Cyber Risk Summit, scheduled for May 22 in Washington, D.C., is a leadership conference created to guide corporate executives, risk managers, legislators and policymakers, regulators, law firms, consultants, technology executives, and insurance industry executives as they define standards—and a common governance framework—for shared responsibility, protection and recovery from the rapidly accelerating exposure to and threat from cyber crime and other cyber-related attacks.



Business Insurance Innovation Awards

Innovation Awards

The Business Insurance Innovation Awards is a program intended to recognize leadership, inventiveness and ingenuity in products and services designed for professional risk managers. This award was created in 2010. Organizations submit their programs and products to be judged by a neutral panel of risk managers and awards are presented in conjunction with the Risk Management Summit. In addition to the event, winners are highlighted with program profiles in print and online as well as an interview series with a representative from each winning organization.



Business Insurance Risk Management Summit

Risk Management SummitTM

The Business Insurance Risk Management SummitTM is a unique invitation-only conference serving the information and networking needs for risk managers dealing with complex, global risks. The Risk Management SummitTM provides attendees with focused insight via specific, timely case studies and peer-to-peer discussions, with topics and speakers selected and invited with the help of the Risk Management SummitTM Advisory Board, made up of senior risk managers, making the Risk Management SummitTM a conference for risk managers, by risk managers.



Business Insurance Risk Manager of the Year®

Risk Manager of the Year®

The Risk Manager of the Year® and Risk Management Honor Roll® Awards are among the highest honors Business Insurance presents among the risk management community. The Risk Manager of the Year® was launched in 1978 with the Risk Management Honor Roll® following in 1980. These awards recognize outstanding individual accomplishment and the risk management profession. The annual awards are presented on the second morning of the annual Risk & Insurance Management Society Conference.



Business Insurance Women to Watch

Women to Watch

Women to Watch is an annual feature spotlighting 25 women who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields, such as law and consulting. Honorees are selected by a panel of senior editors at Business Insurance who consider various criteria, including recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.



Business Insurance's Workers Compensation Virtual Conference

Workers Compensation Virtual Conference

The Business Insurance Workers Compensation Virtual Conference is a one-day online event for executives concerned about controlling their workers compensation costs, as well as providers of products and services for managing these risks.



World Captive Forum

World Captive Forum

The World Captive Forum is a three-day annual conference is co-presented by Business Insurance, Towers Watson and R&Q Quest, that attracts risk managers, captive managers, captive owners, regulators and service providers to exchange ideas, network and learn from expert speakers. The conference is organized into tracks covering topics such as Benefits in Captives, Emerging risks, Captive Governance, Affinity Groups, Onshore/Offshore, Solvency II, Tax concerns and Investments and Asset management.




For more information

For information about industry events and meetings, or to submit information about your own event, visit the Business Insurance Datebook.

In addition, we publish conference newspapers at some of the industry's leading meetings, and publish the official show daily of the Risk & Insurance Management Society's annual conference. For a full lineup of Business Insurance show dailies, click here