International SOS to Advise Travel Managers on Health and Security Considerations for Travel to BRIC Countries at GBTA 2012 Convention

Alex Puig and Dr. Robert Quigley from International SOS join Shelby LeMaire, Corporate Travel Manager for iRobot, for discussion on healthcare, security landscapes in Brazil, Russia, India and China

Jul 18, 2012, 15:00 ET from International SOS

TREVOSE, Pa., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- International SOS, the world's leading medical and security assistance company, will host an education session on Tuesday, July 24 during the GBTA 2012 Convention, which takes place July 22-25 in Boston, Mass.

The session will be hosted by Alex Puig, Regional Security Director, Americas, for International SOS and Control Risks, and Robert Quigley, M.D., D.Phil, Professor of Surgery, Medical Director, Americas Region International SOS. Shelby LeMaire, Corporate Travel Manager, iRobot, will join Puig and Quigley.

Big Opportunities, Big Risks: Keeping Your Employees Healthy, Safe and Secure in BRIC Countries 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 10:30 to 11:40 a.m., Boston Convention & Exhibit Center, Room 260

The BRIC countries – Brazil , Russia, India and China – are home to expanding marketplaces and new opportunities for many industries. Organizations seeking to take advantage of promising economic climates in these regions continue to send U.S.-based employees abroad to manage projects and establish new operations there. As with all travel to an unfamiliar environment, living and working abroad in BRIC countries presents a specific set of healthcare and security challenges to organizations and their people.

During this intermediate level session within the convention's "Growing Global" track, LeMaire will share her travel risk management best practices and Puig and Quigley will outline the steps travel managers can take to effectively assess and manage threats, protect their people, and increase their department's value to their organization.

Learn more managing the risks of a global workforce on International SOS's blog, Dialogues on Duty of Care.

Download International SOS's white paper, Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study, a first of its kind research report that measures how well global companies implement best practices to safeguard traveling employees, and provides employers with a road map for successfully fulfilling their duty of care obligation.

About International SOS

International SOS ( is the world's leading medical & security services company operating from over 700 sites in 76 countries with 10,000 employees, led by 1,100 physicians and 200 security specialists. Our global services include medical and risk planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response for travelers, expatriates and their dependents of over 70 percent of the Fortune 500 companies.

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