Global Business Leaders Headlining at the International SOS Foundation 2021 Duty of Care Summit

12 August 2021 ,  London

CPD Accredited Summit, 21 and 22 September 2021.

Empowering the Future of Workforce Resilience: Redefining Duty of Care in a COVID-19 World.

Experts from the World Economic Forum to The Coca-Cola Company will join global business leaders sharing their expertise at this year’s International SOS Foundation 2021 Duty of Care Summit. Taking place on 21 and 22 September 2021, the CPD accredited Summit will bring together a host of industry-leading experts for discussion, debate, practical case studies and valuable networking on protecting global workforces, mitigating risks and fortifying business resilience.

Confirmed speakers at the two-day Summit include:

  • World Economic Forum Research and Analysis Specialist, Nivedita Sen, and Head of Healthcare Initiatives, Kelly McCain
  • The Coca-Cola Company Director Strategic Security, Andrew Young, and Past Vice President of Strategic Security, Kelly Johnstone
  • CHUBB Senior Vice President, Global Accident & Health, Joe Vasquez, and Division President, International Accident and Health, John Thompson
  • Linklaters Partner, Head of Employment & Incentives – Asia, Laure de Panafieu, and Partner, Employment & Incentives, Sinead Casey
  • CWT Head of Market Communications and PR, Julian Walker
  • AOKpass CEO, Darren Toh
  • International SOS Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Arnaud Vaissié, and Dr Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez, Medical Director, Health Consulting

Sessions will include:

  • Addressing the Legal Implications of the COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Data Privacy vs. Duty of Care
  • Digital Health Certificates for Safe Return to Operations
  • Global Change in Duty of Care
  • Safe Return-to-Travel Considerations Panel Discussion
  • The Evolving Paradigm of the Role of the Chief Health Officer
  • Introducing the new ISO Standard 31030: Managing Travel Risks – Guidance for Organisations

Other session topics will include mental health, wellbeing, COVID-19 resilience, sustainability and crisis management.

Kai Boschmann, Executive Director of the International SOS Foundation said, “Organisations are amid an era of transformation, triggered by the repercussions of COVID-19. Duty of Care and the importance of protecting the workforce, now more than ever, are recognised as critical to business resilience and growth. Our global CPD-accredited Summit offers a valuable opportunity to learn from the best practices and insights of leading experts.”

The Summit will also incorporate the 2021 Global Duty of Care Awards ceremony. These awards recognise organisations and honour their investment and innovation in protecting the health, safety, security and wellbeing of their global workforce.

Sponsors of the 2021 Duty of Care Summit are Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property & casualty insurance company (Gold Sponsor), CWT, Marsh, Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA), Workplace Options (Silver Sponsors) and Mintra (Bronze Sponsor).

Tickets for the Summit are US$279, including a $20 donation to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a public–private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunisation in poor countries.


For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Withers
Group Head of PR, International SOS
m +44 (0)7825 425 500

Notes to Editors


About International SOS Foundation

 Celebrating 10 years as ambassadors for Duty of Care, the International SOS Foundation drives and promotes best practice in protecting employee safety, security, health and wellbeing. Through a range of groundbreaking thought-leadership, CPD and IOSH accredited training and expert led events, the Foundation helps to share vital insight, understanding, and practical risk mitigation measures. All employees need to be protected, at home or away, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created an evolving and complex Duty of Care landscape for organisations to navigate.

The Foundation is a registered charity. Initially launched with a grant from International SOS in 2011, it is now an independent, non-profit organisation.

For more information on Duty of Care and the International SOS Foundation, please visit