International SOS and ACTE Offer Webinar, White Paper on Lessons Learned From Ash Cloud Crisis

Sep 07, 2010, 13:46 ET from International SOS

TREVOSE, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ --


Duty of Care Strategy Briefing: Every Ash Cloud Has a Silver Lining, a complimentary webinar open to press and the public.


The ash cloud crisis dispelled the myth, "It can't happen to me." Although the event was not initially seen as a financial, reputational, medical or security crisis, it quickly demonstrated to senior leadership the value of having travel executives as key contributors to the crisis and business continuity teams, and of having an integrated, travel risk management program.

Based on an industry white paper co-sponsored by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and International SOS, this webinar will reveal lessons learned by travel professionals and provide practical tips on how to:

  • Mitigate existing risks and identify gaps within the organization.

  • Improve future collaboration with internal stakeholders.

  • Build an effective program utilizing existing and external resources.

  • Learn from research findings and improve preparation for the next crisis. 

The related white paper will be distributed to all webinar registrants following the event.


The webinar will feature the following experts:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Maria Chevalier, Global Director of Travel and Meeting Services, Johnson & Johnson

  • Ralph Colunga, Director, Travel and Expense,

  • Santtu Erkkila, Senior Security Specialist, Nokia

  • Tim Daniel, Group Executive Vice President, International SOS


  • Kate Farrell, Senior Director, Global Education, ACTE


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

11 a.m. EDT


Click on this link to access the Webinar


This webinar is appropriate for those interested in travel management, human resources, medical, security, risk management, business continuity, and best practices in managing a global workforce.

About International SOS: International SOS ( is the world's leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company. Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, and security solutions to organizations with international operations. Services include planning and preventative programs, in-country expertise, and emergency response. A global team of 6,000 employees led by 900 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists provides health and security support to enable its members to operate wherever they work or travel. Members include 66 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

About ACTE: The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) represents the global business travel industry through its international advocacy efforts, executive level educational programs, and independent industry research. ACTE's membership consists of senior travel industry executives from 82 countries representing the euro 463 billion business travel industry. Our members serve more than 12 million business travelers worldwide. With the support of sponsors from every major segment of the business travel industry, ACTE develops and delivers educational programs in key business centers throughout the world. ACTE has representation in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the United States. For more information on ACTE, please go to

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