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CWT Meeting & Events launches groundbreaking offer with International SOS

CWT M&E has set the gold standard for services that help with clients’ safety & security by launching the only global corporate meetings and events service to include International SOS services as part of its core customer offering.

 

International SOS is the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company. The organisation cares for clients across the globe, from more than 1,000 locations in 90 countries. Their expertise is unique, with more than 11,000 employees led by 1,400 doctors and 200 security specialists. Teams work night and day to protect its members to help multinational corporate clients, governments and NGOs to mitigate risks for their people working remotely or overseas.

 

For the first time, while travelling to and attending meetings and events, CWT M&E customers can now access best-in-class pre-travel advice and integrate further International SOS Services such as Event Medical Support Plan into their programme.

 

How does this benefit our clients?

As part of this partnership, we can offer a free consultation for clients with International SOS who have the knowledge and experience to confidently advise clients and help them to understand the actions that should be taken when planning or putting on an event.

 

All CWT M&E staff are also trained to advise on any security risks when working on a project for our customers, ensuring that they are getting the best advice to ensure the wellbeing for all staff and delegates heading to events and conferences around the globe. Furthermore, it enables traveller tracking for groups in alignment with their transient bookings

 

At a higher level, the unique partnership with International SOS will help prepare meetings and event organisers by increasing efficiencies and speed to action. It’ll also reduce the risk their people and organisations are exposed to and will help us to empower our clients to be proactive about safety and security. And as recent security incidents in the UK and around the world have shown, this is a vital concern for all businesses and event planners to consider and plan for.

 

Why does duty of care matter?

All companies have a legal and moral responsibility to look after their staff and everyone involved in their meetings and events, wherever they are located. Not making it a priority can have very serious consequences.

 

In a rapidly changing world, new destinations and venues are actively sought to bring people the most unique experiences and make an event really stand out.

 

CWT M&E and International SOS can support this by providing the information needed to deliver a safe and successful event, giving organisations peace of mind.

 

Costs of an event or meeting being disrupted or cut short can be significant, so taking steps to avoid this is crucial.

 

Impact on your business continuity In the event of an incident means that you need to be prepared and have a plan in place to reduce any impact on the wider business operation.

 

Risk of prosecution under occupational health and safety legislation, or a claim for damages. Ensuring that your team is briefed and prepared for unexpected incidents will help to keep your people safe and mitigate the risk of legal action.