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Come join us in our International SOS Annual Conference 2019 to strengthen your organisation's resilience and tackle the new year in the best possible way.

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Welcome coffee        

Health & Security Risk outlook + Key trends
We will be presenting our award-winning Travel Risk Map 2019, the status of the global health and security situation and emerging trends.
Speakers: Dr. Anthony Renshaw and Gautier Porot, International SOS

Why do Smart Travellers do dumb things?
Cognitive bias affects everyone, and should be considered in every organisation’s travel risk mitigation plan. But, what is the line between the organisation duty of care and employees duty of loyalty? We will explore the causes, potential solutions and concrete examples to improve your travel management programme.
Speakers: Dr. Anthony Renshaw and Gautier Porot, International SOS

Is it a Risk to be compliant?               
Most companies that intend to comply still have compliance risks, due to the possibility of system failures, misinterpretation or wrongdoings. Increased expectations from stakeholders pushes companies worldwide to obey regulations, while trying to protect their market value. In the end, what choices are they facing when it comes to being compliant?
Speakers: Stéphane Martin, Risk-!n 


Breakout sessions

A) Workplace Wellness - does it really work?
Wellness is not only yoga and yoghurt anymore. More studies show the increase of non-communicable disease (NCD) and their direct cost for organisations. More companies are therefore investing in wellness programmes. Find out about different benefits of these programmes and how to measure return.
Speakers: Dr. Anthony Renshaw, International SOS

B) Top 5 fails from last year: Natural disasters
Natural disasters have increased in frequency and impact in 2018, and this is likely to continue. The immediate after-effects can have serious implications for business operations. How can you make informed decisions and maintain communication with affected staff?
Speakers: Herlé-Xavier Carn/Charline Gelin, International SOS


When security experts help business travellers mitigate risks    
Security experts are essential stakeholders for the change of organisational culture. The focus of this discussion will be on how to drive behavioural changes.
Speakers: Aurore Chatard/Stéphane Vuille, ASIS International 

Breakout sessions

A) Sustainable Development Goals, Good Health & Well-being: Why, What, How, Wow!
Businesses are increasingly committed to helping the world achieve its sustainable development goals. We offer examples of leading practices and provide a practical set of tools to bring health and well-being into the forefront of their company’s strategic agenda.
Speakers: Dr. Anthony Renshaw, International SOS

B) Ensuring health and safety during corporate events.
So many companies invest significant resources in getting an amazing venue, doing video production, hiring celebrity speakers, but the one thing which is often overlooked is safety. Event management is not just about putting together a great conference. It is about managing and mitigating risk around it.
Speakers: Herlé-Xavier Carn/Charline Gelin, International SOS


Why are mobile employee risks at the forefront of your CEO’s mind?
What if one of your senior employees calls to tell you that she’s stuck at an airport overseas, denied entry by the immigration counter? It turns out that the authorities want written confirmation that she still pays social security in her home country. Imagine if the press find out… This session provides a snapshot of some of the compliance risks you need to be aware of in respect of mobile employees and why these risks worry your CEO.
Speakers: Drew Lowthian/Michelle Berners-Price, KPMG

Final words and networking drinks                            


Dr. Anthony Renshaw
Medical Director Medical Services Northern Europe, International SOS

Anthony is a Member of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, having trained in medicine at the University of Manchester. He has experience advising organisations on crisis management, pandemic planning and business continuity. Anthony has provided medical advisory services to numerous organisations in Asia-Pacific and Africa, and has overseen clinical services for defence, correctional services and other government departments in Australia and the Pacific.


Gautier Porot
Regional Security Manager Europe, International SOS

Before joining International SOS as Regional Security Manager, Gautier Porot (EMBA & Masters in Criminology) held, among others, successive positions as Swiss Guard at the Vatican, Commanding Officer within the Swiss Armed Forces, Head of Security of the Federal Chancellery in Bern and most recently the role of General organizer & coordinator for the Pope Francis visit in Geneva. Gautier is a part-time Crisis Leadership trainer at the IMD Business School.


Michelle Berners-Price
Director Global Mobility Services, KPMG UK

Based at KPMG in the UK, Michelle advises multinational corporations in relation to assignee management, business traveller co-ordination, social security and employment taxes, acting as a trusted advisor for senior executive assignees, business travellers and HR line managers.
In 2015, Michelle was seconded into the Head of Global Mobility Operations role for a FTSE 100 company, having ultimate responsibility for management of their global assignee and permanent transfer population across six continents.


Aurore Chatard
Chairperson Swiss Chapter, ASIS International

After graduating in Law and Foreign Languages, Aurore Chatard got a Master degree in Business Intelligence. Officer in the French Navy, she served in a number of appointments (including NATO and UN).
In 2013, she joined the corporate world as a Regional Security Manager. As an expert in risk assessment, crisis management, training, evacuation operations, she is a true solution maker. 


Herlé-Xavier Carn
Vice-President Security EMEA, International SOS

Xavier is the region’s senior security peer to key organisations supported by International SOS, advising them on the conception and deployment of their Travel Risk and Security strategies.
Xavier works as well closely with the International SOS Foundation to further enhance International SOS and Control Risks’ thought leadership in risk management, business resiliency and security.


Drew Lowthian
Senior Manager Global Mobility Services, KPMG Switzerland

Based at KPMG in Zurich, Drew is the day-to-day engagement lead for several large Swiss headquartered financial services companies and works closely with them to help manage their cross-border employees. Drew advises his clients on a range of issues, including income tax, social security and business travelers, and partners with his clients’ mobility teams, HR stakeholders and mobile employees.


Stéphane Martin 
CEO Smart Risk Consulting, Co-Founder Risk-!n

Stéphane’s expertise includes governance, design & development, implementation of risk management, process, methodologies, tools and workshop facilitation. Stéphane is a certified trainer for ISO 31000 by PECB, as well as a Risk Management trainer at INSEAD and speaker for international conferences. Stéphane is a Risk Management practitioner with more than 15 years of international experience including ArcelorMittal, Syngenta, F. Hoffmann-La Roche and DSM.


Charline Gelin
Director Security Solutions EMEA, International SOS

Charline oversees a team of security professionals providing coordinated security solutions support to International SOS clients. Charline is also driving consulting and training delivery, including Travel Security Policies, Escalation plan or Traveller security training. Charline joined International SOS as Coordinating Security Manager (CSM), supporting clients throughout major crises such as the Paris attacks of November 2015, the Bamako attack in November 2015 or the Burkina Faso unrest.


Stéphane Vuille 
Member&Communications Officer Swiss Chapter, ASIS International

Stéphane has worked for several large multinational companies as senior investigator, security manager and information security specialist. His recent experience involved the development of awareness material to promote compliant and ethical behaviour and the reduction of psychosocial risks. He holds a master degree in security management, is Certified Fraud Examiner and Professional Certified Investigator. He volunteers as member officer and communications officer for the Swiss Chapter of ASIS International.