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Published on, 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. What is the Global Congress? 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.

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  1. 1. 2013  Global  Congress  on  Travel  Risk  Management  Schedule  At-­‐A-­‐Glance                                                           Monday,  September  30  8:45  a.m.  –     Opening  Remarks  9:00  a.m.  9:00  a.m.  –        10:00  a.m   Defining  our  Global  Duty  of  Care  to  Mobile  Employees    10:00  a.m.  –        11:00  a.m   Insurance  for  All  Aspects  of  Business  Travel    11:00  a.m.  –         Catered  Break  11:15  a.m  11:15  a.m.  –         Creating  an  Effective  Travel  Policy  That  Includes  Risk  Management  12:15  p.m    12:15  p.m.  –         Luncheon:  Presentation  by  OSAC  1:30  p.m    1:30  p.m.  –        2:30  p.m                                                          Best  Practices  in  Executive  Protection                                                                                                                                    *Concurrent  Round  Tables    2:30  p.m.  –                                      Integration  of  the  Entire  Corporate  Enterprise  Into  3:30  p.m                Travel  Risk  Management                                                                                                                                                            *Concurrent  Round  Tables    3:30  p.m.  –         Catered  Break  4:00  p.m  4:00  p.m.  –    5:00  p.m.   General  Session:  TBD    5:00  p.m.  –     Reception:  TBTA/Consulates/Attendees  6:00  p.m.        
  2. 2. 2013  Global  Congress  on  Travel  Risk  Management  Schedule  At-­‐A-­‐Glance                                                                      Tuesday,  October  1  7:45  a.m.  –     Opening  Remarks  8:00  a.m.  8:00  a.m.  –        9:00  a.m   Solving  Safety  and  Security  Concerns  at  Meetings  and  Events    9:00  a.m.  –        10:00  a.m                                                                                      *Topical  Round  Tables                                                                                                                                                                    Round  Tables  with  Consulates    10:00  a.m.  –         Catered  Break  10:30  a.m  10:30  a.m-­‐11:30  a.m   Best  Practices  for  Hotel  Security  Assessments  11:30  a.m-­‐12:30  p.m   Case  Study:  What  We  Have  Learned  From  Recent  Travel  Disruptions  12:30  p.m.  –     Closing Remarks12:45  p.m.      *  Tracking,  Evacuation  K+R  Training  Techniques  Policies  Ground  Transportation  Safety  &  Security  Assessment  
  3. 3. 2013  Global  Congress  on  Travel  Risk  Management  Schedule  At-­‐A-­‐Glance  Aviation  Safety  &  Security  Assessment  Hotel  Safety  &  Security  Assessment  Variety  of  Case  Studies  Biometrics  &  Technology  Immigration  Visa  Issues  Responding  to  Travel  Disruptions  Global  Travel  Hot  Spots  FCPA  (Foreign  Corrupt  Practices  Act)  Best  Practices  in  Data  &  IP  Protection  Session  Descriptions:    Defining  our  Global  Duty  of  Care  to  Mobile  Employees  Duty  of  Care:  What  is  it  and  how  do  we  achieve  it?  Where  does  it  apply?  Is  a  hotel  or  airline  an  extension  of  the  workplace?  What  is  the  real  responsibility  of  a  business  to  vet  the  security  level  of  a  hotel  or  airline?  What  about  government  travel  warnings:  how  much  weight  should  they  be  given?  How  does  the  utilization  of  a  third  party  travel  management  company  affect  the  duty  of  care?  Insurance  for  All  Aspects  of  Business  Travel  Experts  from  the  insurance  and  assistance  industries  will  provide  fundamental  language  and  product  knowledge  that  Travel  Managers  need  to  ensure  that  their  program  is  properly  covered,  and  to  allow  them  to  communicate  effectively  with  risk  managers,  vendors,  and  travelers  at  the  time  of  loss.  Creating  an  Effective  Travel  Policy  That  Includes  Risk  Management  A  panel  of  travel  industry  thought  leaders,  travel  attorneys  and  travel  experts  converge  for  this  crucial  conversation  on  effective  travel  policies  that  include  risk  management.      
  4. 4. 2013  Global  Congress  on  Travel  Risk  Management  Schedule  At-­‐A-­‐Glance      Best  Practices  in  Executive  Protection    Join  us  for  our  discussion  about  executive  protection;  the  solutions  and  best  practices  for  mitigating  risks  that  have  been  identified  throughout  the  Congress  to  achieve  safe,  secure  and  seamless  travel.Integration  of  the  Entire  Corporate  Enterprise  into  Travel  Risk  Management  This  session  identifies  the  common  issues  and  concerns  that  directly  or  indirectly  impact  all  aspects  of  the  corporate  enterprise  into  travel  risk  management:  security,  risk  management,  human  resources  and  legal.  Join  experts  as  they  share  their  perspectives  from  all  aspects  of  corporate  enterprise  to  help  identify  proper  procedures  and  solutions  in  order  to  effectively  integrate  the  corporate  enterprise  into  travel  risk  management.  Solving  Safety  and  Security  Concerns  at  Meetings  and  Events    The  events  and  attractions  industries  are  like  no  other.  Whether  it  is  a  sporting  event,  concert,  tradeshow,  festival,  carnival,  awards  show,  or  political  convention  they  present  a  unique  set  of  challenges.  Events  and  attraction  operators,  regardless  of  size  or  situation,  are  exposed  to  risks  involving  safety,  security,  legal,  financial,  and  environmental  considerations.  In  order  for  an  event  to  be  successful,  it  must  manage  all  of  its  obligations  appropriately;  after  all,  you  only  have  one  opportunity  to  succeed.  The  increasingly  competitive  and  international  presence  of  the  events  and  attractions  industries  warrants  swift  and  decisive  action  regarding  sound  safety  and  security  measures.  This  presentation  will  help  you  identify  and  manage  your  event  and  attraction  safety  and  security  obligations.  Best  Practices  for  Hotel  Security  Assessments    This  session  will  explore  the  various  methods  you  may  use  to  vet  hotels  and  help  reinforce  your  duty  of  care  requirements.  A  Security  Manager  and  specialist  in  security  will  be  on  hand  to  give  some  case  studies  about  their  successes  and  failures  and  answer  your  questions  so  you  can  improve  your  value  to  your  company  and  travellers.    Case  Study:  What  Have  We  Learned  from  Recent  Travel  Disruptions  Volcanic  ash,  H1N1,  Egypt,  Libya,  Japan  –  when  transportation  is  interrupted,  connections  are  missed,  meetings  do  not  occur,  hotels  and  cruises  go  empty,  business  is  delayed  or  lost,  and  passengers  are  stranded.  The  global  travel  equation  is  totally  interdependent.  What  have  we  done  well,  what  can  we  do  better?  What  are  the  needs  of  the  leisure  and  business  traveler,  the  meeting  planner  when  disruptions  occur,  and  how  can  the  industry  work  together  to  meet  those  needs?