We applaud the determination and innovative thinking of our corporate travel risk teams during the Immersive Crisis Management Training (ICMT) segment of the 2014 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management. They hit the ground running and successfully took on two devastating crises, the Tsunami on Jaeson Island and the Coup in Tierra Linda. Not only did they quickly execute damage control and protect personnel and assets but also developed policies to help the companies they represented in the scenarios deal with similar events in the future.
Team 1, sponsored by Griffin Global Group and made up of representatives from CGG, DistributionNOW, Griffin, Marathon Oil, Rowan Companies, Pacific Drilling, and Technip, earned the highest overall score and went home with the Crisis Management Gold Award. Team 7, made up of representatives from EuropAssistance USA, Harland Clark Holdings Group, Kroger, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, and the University of Houstonâ€”Downtown, earned the highest score in Tsunami on Jaeson Island and won the Environmental Disaster Management Award. Team 3, sponsored by Travel & Transport and made up of representatives from AllState, Hill-Rom, KBR, and Travel & Transport, earned the highest score in Coup in Tierra Linda and won the Political Disaster Management Award.
Weâ€™d like to issue a special thanks to our facilitators, subject-matter experts who both advised and evaluated our ICMT teams in all aspects of travel disruption and crisis management:
We'd also like to thank our alliances, all of whom are champions of safe and secure travel:
By popular demand (already!), ICMTs will return next year at the 2015 Global Congress with all-new scenarios, videos, and additional features. For those who walked away with either a scenario win or the Crisis Management Gold, come back next year to protect your title! For the rest of you, 2015 is your chance to unseat the current champions and claim the title of best crisis management team. This exercise will be limited to twenty teams of eight personnel each; many seats have already been reserved, so if ICMTs would benefit you and/or your team, donâ€™t miss your chance to participate!