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HospitalityLawyer.com | 2013 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management Executive Summary

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The Global Congress on Travel Risk Management is an 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,” said Stephen Barth, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com.

The annual Global Congress is a unique opportunity for travel industry professionals, business travel 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.

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HospitalityLawyer.com | 2013 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management Executive Summary

  1. 1. Revised 6/8/2012         Global  Congress  on  Travel  Risk  Management     Executive  Summary     “World  Peace  through  International  Trade  &  Travel”   -­‐  Conrad  Hilton    The  Greater  Houston  Convention  &  Visitors  Bureau,  in  coordination  with  HospitalityLawyer.com,  is  producing   the   third   Annual   Global   Congress   on   Travel   Risk   Management   –   the   only   conference  focusing  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   security  experiences  and  best  practices.    It  is  an  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,”  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  risk  management,   but   we   are  not   talking   together,   sharing   and   harmonizing   solutions.   Protection   of  human  assets,  whether  traveling  or  not,  is  a  multidisciplinary  effort  and  organizations  need  us  to  work  together  to  be  effective.  The  Global  Congress  will  provide  a  venue  and  forum  to  initiate  and  leverage  a  cross-­‐functional  dialogue.”    The   annual   Global   Congress   is   a   unique   opportunity   for   travel   industry   professionals,   business  travel   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  and  tourism,  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  disruptions  Legal,  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  &  Events    The   Global   Congress   will   bring   leaders   together   in   an   unbiased   environment   and   accelerate  learning  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   third   Annual   Global   Congress   on   Travel   Risk   Management,   presented   in   coordination   with   the  Greater   Houston   Convention   &   Visitors   Bureau,   will   be   held   September   30th-­‐October   1st,   in  Houston,  Texas.    Houston,  situated  centrally  in  the  United  States,  is  an  international  gateway  city  with  92  consulates  and  the  headquarters  for  major  travel-­‐related  businesses  and  associations.    It  is  also   the   home   of   the   renowned   Conrad   N.   Hilton   College   of   Hotel   and   Restaurant   Management   at  the  University  of  Houston,  whose  namesake  strongly  championed  the  philosophy  that  global  travel  could  bring  about  world  peace.    iJet,  FrontierMEDEX,  NC4,  and  GroundLink  are  Foundation  Sponsors  of  the  Global  Congress.        About  HospitalityLawyer.com:  HospitalityLawyer.com  is  the  leading  global  network  of  people,  products  and  services  that  deliver  legal,   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   eleventh  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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