Global business leaders join International SOS Foundation’s 2021 Duty of Care Summit

Experts from the World Economic Forum to The Coca-Cola Company will join global business leaders sharing their expertise at this year’s International SOS Foundation 2021 Duty of Care Summit. Taking place on September 21-22, 2021, the Continuing Professional Development-accredited (CPD-accredited) Summit will bring together a host of industry-leading experts for discussion, debate, practical case studies and valuable networking on protecting global workforces, mitigating risks, and fortifying business resilience.

Confirmed speakers at the two-day Summit include: the World Economic Forum Research and Analysis Specialist, Nivedita Sen, and Head of Healthcare Initiatives, Kelly McCain; The Coca-Cola Company Director Strategic Security, Andrew Young, and Past Vice President of Strategic Security, Kelly Johnstone; CHUBB Senior Vice President, Global Accident & Health, Joe Vasquez, and Division President, International Accident and Health, John Thompson; Linklaters Partner, Head of Employment & Incentives – Asia, Laure de Panafieu, and Partner, Employment & Incentives, Sinead Casey; CWT Head of Market Communications and PR, Julian Walker; AOKpass CEO, Darren Toh; International SOS: Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Arnaud Vaissié, and Dr. Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, Medical Director, Health Consulting.

The two-day summit will include sessions on Addressing the Legal Implications of the COVID-19 Vaccine, Data Privacy vs. Duty of Care, Digital Health Certificates for Safe Return to Operations, Global Change in Duty of Care, Safe Return-to-Travel Considerations Panel Discussion, The Evolving Paradigm of the Role of the Chief Health Officer, and Introducing the new ISO Standard 31030: Managing Travel Risks – Guidance for Organizations.

Other session topics will include mental health, wellbeing, COVID-19 resilience, sustainability, and crisis management.

Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the International SOS Foundation said, “Organizations are amid an era of transformation, triggered by the repercussions of COVID-19. Duty of Care and the importance of protecting the workforce, now more than ever, are recognized as critical to business resilience and growth. Our global CPD-accredited Summit offers a valuable opportunity to learn from the best practices and insights of leading experts.”

The Summit will also incorporate the 2021 Global Duty of Care Awards ceremony. These awards recognize organizations and honor their investment and innovation in protecting the health, safety, security, and wellbeing of their global workforce.

Sponsors of the 2021 Duty of Care Summit are Chubb, the World’s largest publicly traded property & casualty insurance company, CWT, Marsh, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), Workplace Options, and Mintra.

Tickets for the Summit are US$279, including a $20 donation to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a public-private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunization in poor countries.


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