Date
July 18, 2012

Industry Experts to Examine the Trends, Technologies and Best Practices of Travel Risk Management

ANNAPOLIS, MD. (July 18, 2012) – iJET International, a leading provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services, will participate in three sessions at this year’s Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention, examining topics ranging from macro-level influencers of risk in the coming decades; to the impact of rapid adoption of mobile devices on business traveler safety, security and productivity; to the consultative side of travel management companies and their roles in shaping effective risk management programs. iJET CEO and GBTA Global Risk Committee Vice-Chair, Bruce McIndoe, joins industry thought leaders in discussing “what’s next for travel risk management?”

TOPIC: Going Mobile: Travel Risk Management on the Go

WHEN: Monday, July 23. 9:00 am – 10:00 am EDT

SPEAKERS:
Bruce McIndoe, CEO, iJET International
Lynne Brotman, Sr. Product Manager for Mobility, iJET International
Ann Marie Razza, VP Product Strategy & Development, Orbitz Worldwide

Business travelers are increasingly adopting smartphones and tablets to conduct business globally. iJET and Orbitz thought leaders examine how mobile devices are changing the way travel risk management ('traveler tracking') programs deliver safety and security for business travelers. Participants will find out how savvy employers are using technology, including itinerary data with location based services (LBS), to deliver enriched travel risk management (TRM) programs for travelers, expatriates and managers alike.

 

TOPIC: Leveraging TMCs for Travel Safety

WHEN: Monday, July 23. 10:15 am – 11:15 am EDT

MODERATOR: Theresa Thomas, VP Travel Partnerships, iJET International

PANELISTS:
Blake Goodwin, VP Marketing & Product Development, Travelocity Business
Charles Brossman, Director, Global Safety & Security Products, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Jonathan Hamblett, VP of Global Distribution and Point of Sale Strategy, American Express

Business Travel
Each time an employee travels, he or she is exposed to a range of personal health, safety and security risks. At the same time, legal trends such as Duty of Care are placing the burden of mitigating these risks squarely onto employers. iJET’s Thomas will moderate this panel discussion on how today's most effective corporate travel risk management programs embrace their Travel Management Companies (TMCs) as partners in protecting their business travelers. This presentation will identify the top three ways to effectively tap TMCs to help improve participants’ travel risk management programs and, ultimately, to better protect their travelers.

 

TOPIC: MegaTrends for Safety and Security in the 21st Century

WHEN: Tuesday, July 24. 10:30 am – 11:40 am EDT

SPEAKER: Bruce McIndoe, CEO, iJET International

Several recent studies have concluded that the number and scope of disruptive events is set to increase over the first half of the 21st century. iJET’s McIndoe will outline five key 'megatrends' that are set to shape the global operating environment for multinational organizations over the coming decades. These macro-level processes will be core drivers of change at the organizational, national, and international levels. Understanding their likely development, potential impacts, and the ways in which they interact will be a critical part of long-term strategic planning to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities, of the next half century.

The 2012 GBTA Convention, held July 22 - 25 in Boston, Massachusetts, is expected to draw more than 6,000 business travel buyers, suppliers, industry leaders and executives representing the world’s leading corporations and global Fortune 500.

For highlights of the upcoming sessions, or to schedule an interview with any of iJET’s speakers, please email PR@iJET.com or contact Elizabeth Doubleday at +1-443-690-1201.

 

About Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (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 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.

 

About iJET International
iJET International, Inc. (iJET) is an intelligence-driven provider of business resiliency and risk management solutions to over 500 multinational corporations and government organizations – helping them survive and thrive amidst global threats to their people, facilities and supply chain assets. iJET's team of world-class intelligence analysts and patented Worldcue® Global Control Center technology solutions equip decision-makers and organizations with real-time information to anticipate, respond to and emerge from business disruptions with a competitive edge. For more information about iJET, visit: www.iJET.com.

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