2012 Global Congress on Travel - Executive Summary

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HospitalityLawyer.com, in coordination with the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, is hosting the Global Congress on Travel Risk Management to facilitate the delivery of safe, secure and uninterrupted travel via an all-encompassing public-private dialogue dedicated to the sharing of best practices for issues faced by the global travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.

The Global Congress is a unique opportunity for all aspects of the travel equation to share their legal, safety, and security experiences and best practices. It is all-encompassing public-private dialogue to enhance the global travel industry's ability to avoid interruptions and to provide a safe, secure and seamless travel experience.

For more information, please visit: http://www.globalcongressontravel.com.

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2012 Global Congress on Travel - Executive Summary

  1. 1. Revised 6/8/2012 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management Executive Summary “World Peace through International Trade & Travel” - Conrad HiltonThe Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, in coordination with HospitalityLawyer.com, isproducing the second Annual Global Congress on Travel Risk Management – the only conferencefocusing on legal, safety and security solutions for the travel and tourism industries.What is the Global Congress?“This conference enables all aspects of the travel equation to share their legal, safety and securityexperiences and best practices. It is an all-encompassing public-private dialogue to enhance theglobal travel industry’s ability to avoid interruptions and to provide a safe, secure and seamlesstravel experience,” said Stephen Barth, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com.Bruce McIndoe, President of iJet International and member of the Global Congress Advisory Board,has expressed that “[we] are all talking about the topic of traveler safety/security and travel riskmanagement, but we are not talking together, sharing and harmonizing solutions. Protection ofhuman assets, whether traveling or not, is a multidisciplinary effort and organizations need us towork together to be effective. The Global Congress will provide a venue and forum to initiate andleverage a cross-functional dialogue.”The annual Global Congress is a unique opportunity for travel industry professionals, businesstravel teams, and consultants from aviation, cruise, ground transportation, lodging, facilities,events and supply chain businesses to: • Explore continuing and recent legal, safety and security challenges • Identify common trends and issues relevant to the travel industry • Share and develop best practices • Benchmark current policies and procedures with other travel industry leaders • Develop innovative approaches from cross-industry knowledge exchange and • Discover the latest research and solutions available. 1|P a g e © 2008-2020 HospitalityLawyer.com, Inc., All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Revised 6/8/2012What Topics Will the Global Congress Address?Plenary Sessions will address topics, issues and solutions that impact all components of travel andtourism, such as: • Corporate travel security including meeting our duty of care to mobile employees • Discussions between airport operators and airlines to avoid long tarmac delays • Developing an effective, consistent response from the travel industry to contagious outbreaks and other travel disruptionsLegal, safety and security topics are in the following areas: • Corporate and Government Travel: Employee and Property Protection • Transportation, including Air, Sea, Ground, and Travel Distribution • Public Support of Travel: Terminals, Ports, Visas, Customs, Health, Domestic Security, Embassies and Consulates and Leisure Travel and Tourism • Lodging • Venues & EventsThe Global Congress will bring leaders together in an unbiased environment and acceleratelearning on key subjects in a concise 2-day format.Who Should Attend?Travel Buyers Travel Suppliers Public Travel Supporters• Risk, Safety, Security, Health • Risk, Safety, Security, Health • Risk, Safety, Security, Health and Environmental Officers and Environmental Officers and Environmental Officers• In-house Counsel • In-house Counsel for Air, Sea and Public• Travel Managers • C-level Executives Transportation Systems &• Human Resource Executives • Wholesalers, Distributors, Terminals• Procurement/CFO and Manufacturers of Safety • Domestic Security and Other• Meeting Planners and Security Solutions Law Enforcement Officials• Compliance Officers • Procurement • Government Attorneys • Attorneys & Consultants • Immigration and Customs focusing on Travel & Officials Hospitality • Health Policy Directors • Compliance Officers • Travel and Tourism Ministers and Administrators • Consulate, Foreign Trade Officials, Embassy Personnel • Researchers and Thought Leaders in the Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Arenas 2|P a g e © 2008-2020 HospitalityLawyer.com, Inc., All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Revised 6/8/2012The second Annual Global Congress on Travel Risk Management, presented in coordination withthe Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held October 1-2, in Houston, Texas.Houston, situated centrally in the United States, is an international gateway city with 92consulates and the headquarters for major travel-related businesses and associations. It is alsothe home of the renowned Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at theUniversity of Houston, whose namesake strongly championed the philosophy that global travelcould bring about world peace.iJet, iThreat, FrontierMEDEX, NC4, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and GroundLink are FoundationSponsors of the Global Congress.About HospitalityLawyer.com:HospitalityLawyer.com is the leading global network of people, products and services that deliverlegal, safety and security solutions to the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.HospitalityLawyer.com is the host of the annual Hospitality Law Conference, now in its tenth year,and the longest-running conference focusing on hospitality legal, safety and security solutions.For more information, please contact: Stephen Barth, (713) 963-8800,sbarth@hospitalitylawyer.com. 3|P a g e © 2008-2020 HospitalityLawyer.com, Inc., All Rights Reserved

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