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Hostage US at the GBTA Convention
July 19, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hostage US will speak at the GBTA 2017 Global Business Convention in a session called “When an Employee Becomes a Hostage – What Every Employer Needs to Know”
Despite having a robust travel risk management program and the best travel assistance and security providers, you have an employee taken hostage; what’s next? While many organizations have plans in place to get a hostage home, most have not thought through how they will support that employee’s family during the case, and what they will do once the hostage is release. What resources are available to you as an employer? What are the logistical, financial and emotional challenges for the family and other employees throughout the ordeal and for the hostage post-release? Why does it matter to get this right?
On this panel, we will have the Executive Director of Hostage US, Diane Foley, mother of James Foley taken hostage and killed in Syria in 2014, and the Chief Medical Officer of a global travel risk management company to discuss the challenges and resources that every travel or human resources manager needs to be aware of.