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The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, in coordination with HospitalityLawyer.com, is producing the first-ever Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions in Travel - the only conference that places legal, safety and security solutions for the travel industry under one roof.

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Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions in Travel | Brochure

  1. 1. Greetings from the President & Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com It is my pleasure to invite you to the first-ever 2011 Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions in Travel, held in Houston, Texas on August 25-28. We, along with the Greater Hous- ton Convention & Visitors Bureau, are excited about hosting this unprecedented convergence of global expertise for the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Following Conrad N. Hilton’s vision of “world peace through international trade and travel,” attendees will learn best practices, benchmark current policies across industries, view the latest safety and security products and services available, and discover the results of the most recent research being conducted around the world. We hope to see you at the Global Congress on Travel. Very BeST reGArdS, STepHeN BArTHABOUT THE CONFERENCE Foundation SponsorsThe travel, tourism and hospitality industries are a $3.5 trillionglobal economic powerhouse encompassing transportation, lodg-ing, and venues and events. Governments around the world spendtrillions on infrastructure and travel support systems. disruptionsare costly, both financially and in customer goodwill.The Global Congress on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions inTravel provides a holistic dialogue among all aspects of the travelequation and enables them to share their legal, safety, and securityexperiences and best practices. The Global Congress objective is tofacilitate the delivery of safe, secure and uninterrupted travel.Industry professionals will address topics such as screening vs pri-vacy, profiling, and best practices for travel disruptions.The Global Congress features in-depth sessions in the followingverticals:  Supporter Sponsors• Transportation, including Airlines, Cruise & Ground, Car rental, and Travel distribution• public Support of Travel: Visas, Customs, Health, domestic Secu- rity, embassies and Consulates• Lodging• Venues & events: employee and property protection• Corporate and Government Travel• Leisure Travel & Tourism• Global Legal Issues. Champions of Safe, Secure and Uninterrupted Travel,Attendees include: Meetings, Conferences & Events:• Travel Buyers: risk, Safety, Security, Health and environmental Officers; In-house Counsel; Travel Managers; Human resource executives; procurement/CFO; Meeting planners• Travel Suppliers: risk, Safety, Security, Health and environmental Officers; In-house Counsel; C-level executives; Wholesalers, dis- tributors, and Manufacturers of Safety and Security Solutions; procurement; Attorneys & Consultants focusing on Travel & Hos- pitality• public Travel Supporters: risk, Safety, Security, Health and envi- ronmental Officers for Air, Sea and public Transportation Systems & Terminals; domestic Security and Other Law enforcement Of- ficials; Government Attorneys; Immigration and Customs Offi- cials; Health policy directors; Travel and Tourism Ministers and Administrators; Consulate and Foreign Trade Officials; research- ers and Thought Leaders in the Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Arenas; embassy personnel
  2. 2. SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCEplease note all sessions will be in english.Thursday, August 257:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Welcome receptionFriday, August 267:15 a.m. registration Opens, Coffee and Beverage Service in exhibit Hall8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Common Issues and Solutions for Travel Safety and Security10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The debate: Screening vs. personal privacy11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Contagious Outbreaks: Appropriate responses in all Sectors of public Accommodation2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The US Travel Association’s Blue ribbon panel on Aviation Security: Findings and recommendations3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. What Have We Learned from recent Travel disruptions5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. exhibit Showroom Open6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Wine Tasting and drawing for $500 American express Gift CardSaturday, August 278:00 a.m. Coffee and Beverage Service in exhibit Hall8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Vertical Sessions9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Vertical Sessions11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Concurrent Vertical Sessions1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Vertical Sessions2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Vertical Sessions4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Concurrent Vertical Sessions5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift CardSunday, August 287:30 a.m. Coffee and Beverage Service in exhibit Hall8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. profiling: Is it effective and What are the privacy Implications?9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Human Trafficking: Is the Travel Industry enabling It?10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. refreshment Break10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Best practices in Supply Chain Security Around the World11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Media’s role in Creating and Sustaining a Travel Crisis12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Closing Keynote12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Closing remarks and $500 American express Gift Card
  3. 3. CONCURRENT VERTICALS on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27Saturday, August 278:00 a.m. Coffee and Beverage Service in exhibit HallTransportation Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Accommodating people with disabilities and prosthetics9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. environmental Issues Including Air Quality and Sanitation11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Serving Alcohol responsibily during the Transportation Mode: A Survey of Global Standards1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Best practices in Ground Transportation Safety & Security2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Best Screening practices for people and Baggage4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Global Best practices in Transportation Safety & Security5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift CardPublic Support of Travel Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. When problems Arise: What To expect from Consulates and embassies9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Best practices in entry and exit processes11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Best Traveler Safety practices in public ports (Including responding to the stranded traveler)1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Global War Against Bed Bugs2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Best practices in passenger Terminal Security4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Best practices in perimeter Security5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift CardLodging Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. What have we Learned from recent Terrorist Attacks on Lodging Targets?9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Global risks peculiar to resorts: prevention, Management, Litigation11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Global Best practices in Lodging Security1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. A Global Survey of Hotel Fires, Mitigating Them and reacting to Them2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. TBd4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. TBd5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift Card
  4. 4. CONCURRENT VERTICALS on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27Saturday, August 278:00 a.m. Coffee and Beverage Service in exhibit HallVenues & Events Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Controlling Alcohol risks effectively9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Securing Critical Mass events11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Special Considerations for International Meeting and event Contracts1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Conference and event responses to Travel disruptions2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Special Security Issues for Theme parks4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Securing your Trademark at the event5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift CardCorporate & Government Travel Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Mobility Across Jurisdictions: The Corporate duty of Care Quagmire9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. developing a Comprehensive Travel policy for employees11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Meeting your duty of Care: Making Security Asessments of Hotels & Transportation1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Insurance for All Aspects of Business Travel2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Best extraction practices in Volatile Circumstances…Learning from egypt and Libya4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Kidnap & ransom: prevention and response5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift CardLeisure Travel & Tourism Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Fundamentals and Best practices of Tourism Security9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A dialogue on Traveler rights11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Legal Issues Arising From Online reviews, ratings and Testimonials1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. reducing Injury and death from driving Accidents2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Is it Time for Standard protocols on Medical Travel & Tourism?4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. european package Travel directive5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift CardGlobal Legal Issues Vertical8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Navigating Global Antitrust issues9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cross-Jurisdictional Issues When Things Go Wrong11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Luncheon in exhibit Hall12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Virtual Tour Operators and OTAs, Jurisdictional Issues and regulations1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Insurance Anomalies Around the Globe2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. refreshment Break in exhibit Hall3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. representing U.S. Companies Abroad in Accordance with the Foreign Corrupt practices Act4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Best practices in International Arbitration5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and $500 American express Gift Card
  5. 5. Registration, Travel, and Continuing EducationRegistration Fees Hotel Accommodations & TravelGlobal Congress One-Day Pass Hilton Americas(August 26 or 27) 1600 Lamar, Houston, Texas 77010Includes Conference USB drive complete with presenta- For reservations call 713-739-8000tions, attendance to all conference presentations, all mealsand breaks, and all evening events for one day Hilton Americas-Houston is the largest convention ho- tel in Houston, Texas, and proud winner of the 2006 pin- • One-day Association/education: $399 nacle Award from Successful Meetings Magazine. The • One-day regular registration: $449 Hilton is connected to the George r. Brown Conven- tion Center via convenient skywalks and is only 30 min-Global Congress Comprehensive Package utes from George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport(August 25-28) and 15 minutes from Houston Hobby (HOU) Airport.Includes Conference USB drive complete with presenta-tions, all meals and breaks, and all evening events daily room rate: $168 single / $168 double occupancy Cutoff date: Thursday, August 4, 2011 • Association/educator: $599 • early registration (by July 11, 2011): $699 The hotel will release all unused rooms on the CUTOFF • regular registration (after July 11, 2011): $999 dATe set out above. you must make your reservations be- fore this date in order to get the conference rate. WhenContinuing Education contacting the hotel for reservations, please identify your- self as a participant with the Global Congress in order toMCLE obtain a room from the reserved block. please do not sendFor U.S. attorneys, MCLe accreditation for up to 15.0 hours payment for accommodations to HospitalityLawyer.com.is available. please visit www.hospitalitylawyer.com/Announcements/GC2011_CLe.html for more information. Air Travelplease be aware that each state has its own rules discounted fares for air travel have been arranged throughand regulations, including its definition of “CLe”. Continental Airlines and through delta. For Continental,please call (713) 963-8800 for questions pertaining the offer code is ZK6d389898. For delta, KLM, Air France,to the number of credit hours granted by each the Group Ticket designator is NG3ZM. discounts withstate two to three weeks prior to the program. other carriers are pending.If you need a Certificate of Attendance, please request one Ground Transportationat conference check-in. Town Car ServiceConference & Exhibitions elite Town Car 281-955-5450George R. Brown Convention Center1001 Avenida de las Americas TaxiHouston, Texas 77010 From Bush Intercontinental Airport: $45800-427-4697 From Hobby Airport: $22Conference and exhibitions will be held on the 3rd floor ofthe George r. Brown Convention Center. The ConventionCenter is connected to the Hilton Americas.
  6. 6. registrationregister online at http://www.regonline.com/2011GlobalCongressearn CLe Credit 1. Contact Information (please print) Name: Nickname for Nametag: Firm/Company Name: Title: Address: City, State and Zip Email: Phone: Fax: p Check here if you have any special needs (including food allergies) May we disclose your contact information in the attendee list so we may arrange to accommodate you or call us at +1 (713) 963-8800. (name, company, title, address and phone only)? p yes, with email address p yes, without email address p No 2. Registration To qualify for Association rates, you must enter the association name & member number. To qualify for educator rates, you must be a student or educator at an educational institution. Global Congress One-Day Pass Global Congress Comprehensive Registration please select one: p August 26 p August 27 August 25-28 Association/education - $399 Association/educator - $599 regular registration - $449 early registration (by July 11, 2011) - $699 regular registration - $999Please indicate which Vertical you plan to attend. You may choose more than one. Transportation Vertical Lodging Vertical Corporate & Government Travel Vertical Global Legal Issues Vertical public Support of Travel Vertical Venues & events Vertical Leisure Travel & Tourism Vertical3. Please confirm your attendance at the following events: Will you be attending the Welcome reception on Thursday, August 25? yes No Will you be attending the Luncheon on Friday, August 26? yes No Will you be attending the Wine Tasting on Friday, August 26? yes No Will you be attending the Luncheon on Saturday, August 27? yes No Will you be attending the Cocktail reception on Saturday, August 27? yes No 4. Presentation Materialseach registration includes a 3-inch Conference Summary Notebook with the presentation powerpoints and a USB drive with papers and powerpoints. do you want both a Notebook and a USB drive? do you only want a USB drive? 5. Payment Information MasterCard Visa American Express Check enclosed payable to HospitalityLawyer.com Card #: CV2 No. (On Visa and Mastercard it is the 3-digit number located on the back of the card. On American Express, it is Exp. Date: the 4-digit number printed on the front): Name on Card:Check Payments: Please send checks to: HospitalityLawyer.com, P.O. Box 22888, Houston, TX 77227. Please fax registrations to 713-627-9934.Paypal Payments: Please send to hospitalitylawyer@hospitalitylawyer.com. Cancellation & Refund Assistance due to our conference venue commitments, conference registrations are non-refundable. Substitutions are always welcome (please contact us with the sub- stitute’s name so we can have their materials ready). Alternately, the conference registration amount may be applied as a credit for any HospitalityLawyer. com conference within 12 months of the date of the conference for which the attendee originally registered. Questions? please contact HospitalityLawyer.com, headquartered in the USA, at (713) 963-8800 or email diana@hospitalitylawyer.com.

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