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International SOS and Control Risks Unveil Top Political and Security Risks for Travelers in 2012
Jan 10, 2012 (04:01 PM EST)

Security and political experts identify hot spots for business travelers in 2012, investigate perceived vs. real threats and share best practices for risk management and Duty of Care

TREVOSE, Pa, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


Global Political and Travel Security Risks 2012: Looking Ahead is a complimentary webinar open to the public. In 2011, political unrest and natural disasters from the Japan earthquake to The Arab Spring disrupted governments and infrastructures, threatened traveler safety and health and in some cases, led to medical and security evacuations.




As 2012 begins, International SOS and Control Risks experts will assess current global hot spots and identify the political and security risks they anticipate will have the most impact on travelers and expatriates in the coming year. Presenters will review the top 20 countries reported as "most risky" for business travel by respondents to International SOS' recent Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Benchmarking Study and speak to the threats specific to each location. Best practices for mitigating risks and fulfilling Duty of Care for traveling employees will also be discussed.




Following the presentation, webinar attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A session with the keynote speakers. Participants will also learn how they can secure a free trial of Control Risks' online Country Risk Forecast tool.




International SOS is the world's leading provider of integrated medical, international healthcare and security assistance services. Together with Control Risks, an independent, specialist risk consultancy and joint venture partner, the companies employ more than 200 full-time security consultants, analysts and tracking experts who provide travel security reporting, analysis, and expert advice.




Keynote Speakers:

- Iain Donald, Control Risks

   Vice President and Director, Global Risk Analysis, Americas

- Nicholas Watson, Control Risks

   Head of Americas Desk, Global Risk Analysis

- Pablo Weisz, Travel Security Services

   Regional Security Manager







- John Rendeiro, International SOS

  Vice President, Global Security and Intelligence




Wednesday, January 18, 2012


1-2 p.m. EST




Register to attend at International SOS' blog for the travel risk management community:




If you are unable to attend, use the link below to request a recording, to be emailed no later than three business days after the webinar:


Request recording




Security, medical, human resource, risk management, business continuity and travel professionals will benefit from this webinar.




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About International SOS
International SOS ( is the world's leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance, and concierge services company. Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, security, and customer care solutions to organizations with international operations. A global team of over 10,000 employees led by 1,000 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists provides services including planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response to 66 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies.


About Control Risks
Control Risks ( is a global risk consultancy, specializing in political, security and integrity risk. The company enables its clients to understand and manage the risks of operating in complex or hostile environments. Through a unique combination of services, wide geographical reach and by adopting a close partnership approach with clients, Control Risks helps organizations effectively solve their problems and realize new opportunities across the world.

SOURCE International SOS