22 March 2018 ,  —


Early bird tickets on sale now until 11 April 2018

The International SOS Foundation today reveals the agenda for the Global Duty of Care Summit, the only global conference on risk management for workers who are globally mobile or assigned in challenging environments.  This year’s theme is ‘Empowering Sustainability and Resilience’. The Summit will comprise of seminars by security, healthcare, travel and compliance leaders from worldwide corporations in a wide range of sectors, including, aviation, education, finance, pharmaceutical, technology, retail and leisure. The Summit will take place in Chicago on 17 May 2018.

Laurent Fourier, Director of the International SOS Foundation, comments, “We have an incredible programme of industry speakers addressing key issues in managing global mobility and mitigating risk to this critical workforce.  Some of the focus topics are geopolitical influences, the gig economy, data privacy and wellbeing. With the benefit of the best practice insight and practical advice at the Summit, we strive to enable organisations worldwide to be empowered to improve their own processes and programmes for sustainability and resilience.”

Company  Session
Chubb Keynote presentation
Control Risks and KPMG Geopolitical Trends and Forecasts
American Airlines and Hostage US How American Airlines and Hostage US are Putting Duty of Care at the Forefront of their Global Safety and Security Programmes 
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Developing an Award-Winning Wellness Programme: How Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (WDPR) Successfully Integrated a Company-wide Safety, Health and Wellness Strategy 
United Airlines Aviation Safety: Identifying and Managing Errors Through the use of Technology to Transform your Organisations Safety Programme 
Sony, Everbridge & BCI The Golden Hour: Communicating with your Workforce in a Crisis 
The World Bank Group A Data-Driven Approach to Population Health Management
Corporate Medical Advisors In Search of Well-being: Can we Enable Total Worker Health? 
Graham Lowe Group Building a Culture of Well-being for your Traveller Population 
Johnson & Johnson How Johnson & Johnson Transformed its Travel Security Programme by Leveraging People, Processes and the Latest Security Technologies 
Walgreen Co. How Communications Transformed Walgreen’s Travel Security Programme 
Harris Corporation The Importance of Resilience in Managing Security Risks 
GoDaddy The Practical Steps to Developing a Mandate for Internal Data Privacy 
Columbia University Transforming Duty of Care in the Education Sector
Stanford University Duty of Care: Perspectives from the Law & Academia 

For more information on the 2018 Duty of Care Summit and speaker profiles, click here.

To secure tickets for this exclusive Summit at the special Early Bird ticket price of $589, or $749 for a Summit and Gala Awards Dinner ticket, click here. Early bird tickets close 11 April 2018.

The Summit will be followed by the 2018 Duty of Care Awards ceremony, recognising organisations and individuals who drive excellence in the mitigation of travel, health and security risk and contribute to effectively protecting workers overseas.  


Notes to Editors

About International SOS Foundation - Ambassadors for Duty of Care

The International SOS Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation, established in 2011 with registered charity status. The International SOS Foundation commissions and shares research and best practice for a greater understanding and mitigation of risks in areas of Duty of Care for the global workforce. Key topics supported via thought-leadership programmes are: risk management, sustainability, prevention and work heath. For more information: