International SOS meets demand in South-West China

New office opens in Chengdu ahead of Fortune Global Forum

Jun 07, 2013, 09:45 ET from International SOS

TREVOSE, Pa., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS is expanding its operations in China, with the opening of a new office in Chengdu.

This reflects the company's growing presence in the rapidly developing South-West China market – a huge growth area for international businesses.

The Chengdu office inauguration comes on the eve of the Fortune Global Forum, which takes place from June 6 to 8. International SOS is the Forum's chosen medical partner, providing services for up to 500 attendees.

As the newest addition to International SOS' network of three offices and five clinics in mainland China, the Chengdu office will bring the group's operations closer to its customers in the region. Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of International SOS, Mr Arnaud Vaissie said:

"In light of the rapid rise of South-West China as a global economic powerhouse, Chengdu has become an ideal location for companies to set up offices and manufacturing facilities. International SOS is a company that follows its clients and serves their medical needs wherever they may be. With so many companies in Chengdu today, the establishment of our office will enable us to support our clients' needs in the region even more."

Since 1989, International SOS has been a pioneer in establishing international standards of healthcare in China. The company has five international-standard medical clinics (Beijing, Tianjin, TEDA, Shenzhen and Nanjing) and two 24 hour assistance centers (Beijing and Hong Kong). It also runs on-site clinics for more than 40 clients in China and manages 140,000 medical and security cases each year in the country. We continuously assess the market for potential new offices and clinics.

International SOS is the preferred medical services partner for over 100 Chinese companies and government agencies, looking after their Chinese expatriates and business travelers abroad.

John Williams, Managing Director of International SOS China, said:

"International SOS has over 20 years of experience in China. Our role is to help companies keep their employees healthy, safe and secure - no matter where they are.

"We were proud to be a medical partner at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2008. Today we are just as proud to offer our services and expertise to those attending the Fortune Forum in Chengdu."

About International SOS (
International SOS is the world's leading medical and travel security services company. We care for clients across the globe, from more than 700 locations in 76 countries.

Our expertise is unique: More than 10,000 employees are led by 1,200 physicians and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect our members.

We have pioneered a range of preventative programs and offer an unparalleled response to emergencies. We are passionate about helping clients put 'Duty of Care' into practice. With us multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs can mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

SOURCE International SOS