FORTUNE Global Forum selects International SOS

27 October 2015 ,  —

San Francisco

International SOS Caps 30th Year of Pioneering in Risk Management with Appointment as Preferred Medical Partner at 2015 FORTUNE Global Forum

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Premier Forum Marks Fifth Consecutive Selection of International SOS as Preferred Medical Provider to World’s Business Leaders 

International SOS will serve as the preferred medical partner to the 2015 FORTUNE Global Forum in San Francisco Nov. 2-4, highlighting 30 years of operating in the risk management industry. Hosted by FORTUNE magazine, the bi-annual event convenes CEOs of the world’s largest companies as well as innovators, builders, and technologists from emerging companies. 

This is the fifth consecutive Global Forum where International SOS was selected to support the health and well-being of attendees. International SOS will have staff on-site in San Francisco to handle any medical coordination that is necessary for the expected 500 attendees.

“International meetings and conventions attract attendees from across the globe. An effective business continuity plan requires corporate meeting planners to proactively assess and mitigate risks for each attendee,” said Grant Jeffery, CEO, Americas, International SOS. “We have supported FORTUNE Global Forums around the world – from Chengdu, China to Cape Town and now in San Francisco. The success of these events is attributed to the quality of the program, the calibre of attendees, and the careful planning for services needed to assist the needs of an international gathering.”

In advance of the Global Forum, International SOS developed a medical emergency response plan for the event, enabling on and off-site staff to react promptly and effectively to medical emergencies that might occur. It will also manage 24/7 medical logistical support at the event site for all domestic and international participants via a dedicated hotline. Through MedAire, an International SOS company, participants will have access to aviation expertise including pre-travel advice and in-flight medical assistance when travelling to and from the Global Forum. About one-third of the participants will travel to San Francisco from locations abroad. For more serious situations, International SOS can arrange for emergency, evacuation and repatriation services on a case by case basis. 

Over the past 30 years, International SOS has evolved to meet the needs of global businesses and global business travellers. It has pioneered numerous innovations to keep travellers safe, including TravelTracker, a mobile Assistance App that helps companies and organisations act immediately during a critical event by identifying travellers at risk and facilitating communications with them through an integrated email and optional SMS system.

“We look back with pride at the past 30 years. Our services have enabled organizations to further their business interests, while mitigating risks to their people. With a focus on prevention, we have defined and pioneered the medical and travel security services industry,” said Arnaud Vaissié, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, International SOS. “We look forward to the future and continuing to support the global organization and its people.”

About the International SOS Group of Companies

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation's reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.


Founded in 1985, the International SOS Group, headquartered in London & Singapore, is trusted by 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 12,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 90 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

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