April 30, 2012

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SVBTA (Silicon Valley Business Travel Association), a not-for-profit professional organization, whose goal is to provide an educational forum for idea exchange while promoting member growth and development, is sponsoring a Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care Symposium at San Mateo Marriott on May 10, 2012.

Travel Risk Management programs are usually a work in progress. Some organizations have an extensive Travel Risk Management program and know their responsibilities around Duty of Care, while other organizations may struggle to get started and hope for the best.

Ron Wagner, Senior Director, Global and Strategic Sales for Travelocity, Program Creator, and Event Organizer added,"Education on Travel Risk Management should start with new hires at the orientation level, as a condition of employment. Many companies today require that employees complete a specific amount of recurring training during employment. Traveler and local safety programs need to be included throughout your employee development and training model."

The Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care Symposium premiers as an exclusive, first of its kind event, on the West Coast. Barbara Arena, Global Hotel Program Director shares, "It is essential to have a well- defined, clearly communicated Safety & Security Policy that all traveling employees know and follow. It is a manual and time consuming process after a disaster to find and communicate with travelers who do not follow policy because they were not aware."

SVBTA is excited to offer this inaugural program to Travel, Security and Facility communities, regardless of the size or type of organization. This is a subject that affects us all, locally and globally.

This symposium debut marks the beginning of a series, to include a panel of field experts coming together to speak and educate on this important and sensitive topic. Sign up today so you can interact and learn from:

  • Frontier MEDEX President of Security Services, Charlie LeBlanc
  • iJET President and Co-Founder Bruce McIndoe
  • InternationalSOS VP of Western Region, Tom Griffin
  • NC4 Director of Travel Programs, Craig Banikowski

Our Executive leaders will participate in panel discussions regarding best practices, actual events, and critical information on these timely matters. We will also host a panel of our Corporate Association Members discussing how they created their plans or what steps they are taking to build a Travel Risk Management program from the beginning.

SVBTA expects a successful attendance to this exclusive event, reserve your place by registering on our website:


About SVBTA – Silicon Valley Business Travel Association


The Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA) has been serving our members for over 30 years. Our membership is comprised of over 250 Silicon Valley business leaders responsible for the purchase of travel services with a total annual travel expenditure exceeding $1 Billion.

SVBTA presents monthly programs and ongoing opportunities to enhance the professionalism of our members and their employer organizations on issues which affect business while advancing knowledge through monthly seminars, lectures, events, publicity and other educational means.


Media Contact: Diane Driscoll, Silicon Valley Business Travel Association, 4086072719,

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