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New Dates and Locations:


27th of October
Full Day
Domaine de Penthes

29th of October
Full Day
Hotel Uto Kulm

Join us for the International SOS Annual Conference 2020 dedicated to health, security and risk management professionals to strengthen your organisation's resilience.

Alongside our trusted partners' thought leaders, subject matter experts from International SOS will discuss key global challenges and emerging trends. Please find the full schedule below.

Please be aware that due to this new situation and COVID-19, the conference programme, the panelists, presenters, and moderators, are all subject to change.

(Subject to Change)

09.15-09.45:   Welcome Coffee

09.45-10.00:   Welcome Speech
                          Cédric Fraissinet, General Manager - International SOS.

10.00-10.45:   Swiss Federal Intelligence Service: Strategic Vision
                        and 2020 Global Geopolitical Developments
                          Jean-Claude Brossard, Head of Command and Mission Support -
                          Federal Intelligence Service.

10.45-11.00:    Break

11.00-11.45:    Health & Security Risk Outlook & Trends
                          Dr. Philippe Guibert (Geneva) / Dr. Anthony Renshaw (Zürich) & Gautier Porot,
                          Regional Medical Director and Regional Security Director (respectively) -
                          International SOS.

11.45-12.15:    International Risk Assessment Paper
                          Dr. Stefan Esser, Regional Medical Director - International SOS.

12.15-12.30:   Why is protecting your staff abroad important?
                        • Marco Taddei (Geneva), Head of International Affairs -
                          Swiss Employer's Confederation.
                        • Martina Gmür (Zürich), Head of Exportation - Switzerland Global Enterprise.

12.30-13.45:    Lunch

13.45-14.30:    Coronavirus : Update & Lessons Learned
                           Dr. Philippe Guibert (Geneva) / Dr. Anthony Renshaw (Zurich) & Gautier Porot,
                           Regional Medical Director and Regional Security Director (respectively) -
                           International SOS.

14.30-15.15:    Break-Out Session: Medical & Security: Civil Unrest
                         Dr. Philippe Guibert (Geneva) / Dr. Anthony Renshaw (Zurich) & Gautier Porot,
                           Regional Medical Director and Regional Security Director (respectively) -
                           International SOS.                  

15:15-15:45:    Fighting Fake News
                           Dr. Philippe Guibert (Geneva) / Dr. Anthony Renshaw (Zurich) & Gautier Porot,
                           Regional Medical Director and Regional Security Director (respectively) -
                           International SOS.

15.45-16.00:    Break

16.00-16.30:    What are the Key Factors to ensure Event Success?
                         Event Support Solutions Panel Discussion
                           Expert speakers from Chubb, Willis Towers Watson, the Association of Swiss
                           Travel Management, and many more...

16.30-17.15:    Organisational Resilience: Panel Discussion
                           Expert speakers from ASIS and various MNCs - moderated by Susie Ansary-Smith &
                           Henri Haenni, President & Vice-President  (respectively) -
                           Business Continuity Institute, Swiss Chapter.

17.15-17.30:    Final Words
                           Cédric Fraissinet, General Manager, Switzerland - International SOS.

17.30-18.30:    Networking & Drinks

Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended. Please be advised that clients will be given priority. Registrants will receive final confirmation for the event.
Please note: this event is exclusively for people who are responsible for the following areas: security, business travel, risk management, occupational health and safety, occupational medicine or HR.

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Jean-Claude Brossard
Head of Command & Mission Support -
Federal Intelligence Service
Martina Gmür (Zürich session)
Head of Export Promotion -
Switzerland Global Enterprise
Marco Taddei (Geneva session)
Head of International Affairs -
Swiss Employer’s Confederation


Ana de Montvert
A&H Manager, Switzerland -
Andrew Jones
Corporate Director Occupational Health & Safety - Tetra Pak Limited
David Griffiths
Senior Advisor, Sport & Entertainment - Miller Insurance Services LLP
Dominic Short
Owner - CDABS
President - Association of Swiss Travel Management
Emmanuel André
Global Health, Safety & Sustainability Director -
MCI Group
Etienne Ammon
Global Protective Security Risk Steward - HSBC
Chairman - ASIS Switzerland
Henry Carrat
Account Director, Corporate Risk & Broking -
Willis Towers Watson
John Pares
Head of the EHS Field Organisation -
Thomas Robisco
Vice President - Health, Safety, Environment -
ABB Power Grids Division
Yasmin Gamal
Global Head of Business Continuity & Emergency Management - Novartis International


Charline Gelin
Director Security Solutions EMEA -
International SOS
Gautier Porot
Regional Security Director -
International SOS
Dr. Anthony Renshaw (Zürich session)
Medical Director, Health Consulting - Europe -
International SOS
Dr. Philippe Guibert (Geneva session)
Regional Medical Director -
International SOS
Dr. Stefan Esser
Regional Medical Director -
International SOS


Cédric Fraissinet
General Manager -
International SOS
Henri Haenni
Owner & CEO - Abilene Advisors
Vice-President -
BCI Chapter Switzerland
Kirsten Raynal
Business Development and Partnerships Director -
International SOS
Susie Ansary-Smith
Senior Manager Ethics, Risks & Compliance GDD - Novartis Research & Development
President - BCI Chapter Switzerland