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Value of in-person learning In-person learning provides the opportunities to learn from instructors and peers, facilitates discussions and leads to broader networking opportunities. (Photo: Shutterstock)

I recently spent almost a week in San Antonio, Texas, attending RIMS to learn about the new risks facing insurers and their policyholders. As I walked the exhibit hall, met with representatives from multiple companies, attended the education sessions and networked at a wide variety of events, I appreciated the opportunity to learn from so many different sources.

Many forces are changing and shaping our industry. As business becomes more global, so do the risks. Speaking with peers who are at the forefront of some of those changes provides practical insights and a learning opportunity that only comes from attending an industry conference.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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