As the third annual Incentive, Conference and Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) conference to be held in Singapore (November 30 to December 2) rapidly approaches, one of the first topics on this year’s comprehensive program will be risk minimisation.

ICESAP President Nigel Gaunt said the incentives, conferences and events industry has been especially vulnerable and impacted over recent years to a seemingly non-stop array of unexpected adverse events and their commercial consequences.

“These events have ranged from political unrest and upheaval to pandemics and natural disasters. Recently we have seen both the tragic human effects of the Zika Virus and its economic impact on the high profile 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil,” he said.

Juliana Gim, MD of leading medical and travel security company International SOS will provide an expert introduction to the session Health & Safety – it’s all about the risk.

As the founding pioneers of the medical and travel security risk management industry, International SOS has continually innovated and expanded its services from assistance and evacuation to being able to support clients in all aspects of their medical and travel security needs and from wellness and occupational health to remote site management.

Today, the Singapore incorporated company is the world’s leading medical and travel Security Risk Services Company with 1400 doctors and 200 security specialists.

At the conclusion of her presentation, to provide further insight on the subject, Juliana Gim will join an expert industry panel comprising:

  • Michael Beckwith, Head of Security JAPAC, Oracle Corporation and
  • Tan Puay Kern (PK), Vice President of Security, Marina Bay Sands.

Commenting on this session, Nigel Gaunt said this subject is especially important for the events industry to understand how best to take the most appropriate precautions whilst safeguarding conference and meeting attendees without unduly alarming them or adversely impacting revenue of clients.

“In response to an ever-changing and volatile world, ICESAP members must continually enhance their travel risk management expertise and offerings in order to assist clients make informed decisions on the health and safety of their events and participants,” Mr Gaunt said.

To register to attend and for further information about ICESAP visit the website.