DANA POINT, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Risk Management Education Associates announced the keynote speakers for the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference. The annual conference and expo will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach hotel in Dana Point, Calif.
"This is the premier conference and expo for industry professionals. A powerful gathering of the most innovative minds in the business," said Executive Director Lanette Hanson. "More than 1,500 risk management professionals will come together to learn from industry experts, identify best practices, network and learn about cost containment solutions for employers, making this a must attend educational event."
The 5th annual event will include more than 35 breakout sessions and cover a variety of risk management topics such as safety, insurance and workers' compensation. Attendees will also discuss new legal requirements, as well as cost containment solutions and challenges faced by California employers in the workers' comp market. The conference and expo will feature 150 exhibits, 120 speakers, a charity golf tournament and a fun Roaring 20s casino night.
This year's keynote speakers include the dynamic duo:
Keynote Speaker – Oct. 2, 11 a.m.
As Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, David Lanier oversees the state departments and boards that enforce labor and occupational safety laws, provide state disability and unemployment insurance benefits, fund workforce training and apprenticeship programs, protect injured workers, and arbitrate public sector contract disputes.
Keynote Speaker – Oct. 2, 11 a.m.
As Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Christine Baker leads the department's effort to improve working conditions for California's wage earners, and advance opportunities for profitable employment. DIR includes California OSHA, the Labor Commissioner's Office, the Division of Workers' Compensation, the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and six boards, commissions and programs.
Motivational Keynote Speaker – Oct. 1, 1:15 p.m. (Sponsored by Sedgwick & OPUS Telehealth)
Actor, best-selling author, advocate and U.S. Army veteran, J.R. Martinez, sustained severe burns while serving as an army infantryman in Iraq. He's an inspirational speaker who has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times, US Veterans Magazine, and the cover of People Magazine as one of their Most Intriguing People of 2011. He also penned the New York Times best-selling book Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit," a memoir about how he was able to take his own personal tragedy, and turn it into an inspiration for others. Martinez is also the 13th season winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
About the California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference & Expo
The California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference & Expo is a three-day event being held from Sept. 29, 2015 to Oct. 2, 2015, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach hotel in Dana Point, Calif. The event showcases education, products and wellness, healthcare, risk managements, transport, homecare and medical services in the industrial products industry.
Visit www.cwcriskconference.org to register for or learn more about the California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference.
Lanette Hanson, Executive Director
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