SOURCE: Europ Assistance USA

Europ Assistance USA

August 17, 2011 11:43 ET

Europ Assistance USA to Join Discussion on Managing Travel Risk at GBTA Convention

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Dr. Eugene Delaune, chief medical officer at Europ Assistance USA (EA USA), assisting corporate customers and their employees when the unexpected happens, will participate in the "Travel Risk Management: Preparedness Defeats the Unexpected" panel at the 2011 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention being held in Denver next week.

The presentation is designed to help travel managers understand tactical implications of travel risks, educate them on those implications and help them develop a plan that is strategic, systematic and collaborative. Dr. Delaune will join a panel of industry experts to provide a medical perspective on how to prepare employees for traveling abroad, how to handle a medical emergency while traveling and how to plan for mass casualty and global crises.

Who: Dr. Eugene Delaune, EA USA chief medical officer

What: "Travel Risk Management: Preparedness Defeats the Unexpected"

Where: GBTA Convention 2011 -- Colorado Convention Center

When: Monday, August 22, 2011 -- 9-10 AM

Convention attendees can also meet Dr. Delaune in person, hear him talk about the pros and cons of air ambulance vs. commercial evacuations and get concrete strategies for managing mass casualty and pandemic situations by visiting the EA USA booth (#1515) on August 22nd and 23rd from 3pm - 5pm.

The GBTA is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy.

About Europ Assistance USA
Europ Assistance USA takes care of corporate customers and their employees when the unexpected happens, anywhere in the world, providing immediate support and assistance in times of emergency and distress. As the inventor of the assistance industry in 1963, EA has handled more than 150 million cases in its 48 year history, and today manages one assistance every two seconds around the world via 40 24/7 multilingual assistance centers. Offering protective services for the corporate traveler, EA USA serves more than half of the Fortune 100, providing medical, security and personal assistance services that help companies meet "duty of care" requirements and ensure the safety of their traveling employees. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, EA USA is part of the Europ Assistance Group, which is owned by Global 500 insurance conglomerate Generali Group.

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