27 April 2020 ,  London

Supporting Global Mobility Managers and Assignees Through COVID-19 and Beyond 

International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security risk services company, has renewed its partnership agreement with the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) to be the organisation’s exclusive ‘Global Medical and Security Risk Management Partner’. The established partnership has already brought together the industry-leading expertise of both partners to produce joint webinars and expert events, including a highly successful collaboration at the FEM Amsterdam Conference in March, driving the agenda forward for the protection of the mobile workforce. During the current period of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 crisis, this is continuing with digital events, including a series of webinars and the Americas Summit June 10-11.


Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Director of Content & Events at the Forum for Expatriate Management, comments, “We are at a highly critical time. Global mobility managers are being relied on to protect their assignees in rapidly changing environments, including being stranded and in varying levels of lockdown across multiple countries. The medical and security insights that International SOS brings to our members is essential in these circumstances, as well as for the myriad other risks that are now becoming apparent with COVID-19.”


Kai Boschmann, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at International SOS, said, “With FEM, we have the shared objective of protecting the global workforce and assignees, which is especially needed through these uncertain times, at every level of the pandemic curve and towards recovery. We are keen to share crucial insights with FEM members about the layered threat environment. On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricane & typhoon season is starting, healthcare risks such as malaria are still prevalent; we also have Africa elections and other security risks potentially rising.”


The partnership is globally inclusive, with focused events in Amsterdam, The Americas, APAC and EMEA regions.


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Notes to Editors

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 is trusted by 12,000 organisations, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500, as well as mid-size enterprises, governments, educational institutions and NGOs. 10,000 multicultural medical, security and logistics experts stand with you to provide support & assistance from over 1,000 locations in 85 countries, 24/7, 365 days.   

To protect your workforce, we are at your fingertips:




About Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM)

Founded in 2008, the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is the premier community for global mobility and HR professionals. FEM promotes best practice across regions, industries and functions. Through a multi-platform of high quality digital and printed content and events across the globe, FEM also offers vital industry insight and invaluable networking opportunities.


FEM holds annual Summits and awards ceremonies (the EMMAs) in the Americas, APAC (Asia Pacific region) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) as well as a European Conference in Amsterdam. FEM also has a worldwide network of more than 40 Chapters.

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