FEM'S GLOBAL MEDICAL AND SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT PARTNER
FEM is delighted to welcome International SOS as our Global Medical and Security Risk Management Partner.
International SOS helps you and your organisation to achieve your goals by preparing your employees for travel and supporting them while they are in unfamiliar and remote locations, ensuring your employees are healthy and safe, so you can focus on your core business activities.
This new partnership reflects our organisations’ shared goals, and at FEM we are pleased to be able to offer our delegates expert advice and information from International SOS when they attend our many events around the globe. Please see below for travel and security tips.
AMSTERDAM AND NETHERLANDS TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS
Amsterdam and the Netherlands as a whole is well served by public transport and amenities and carries few security concerns, but as ever, it is wise to be prepared when travelling:
- Familiarise yourself with your destination - the layout of the city and important routes
- Always carry a charged phone programmed with useful numbers - your hotel, local colleagues, police, or embassy - and the International SOS Assistance app
- Don't give out personal information and don't discuss your travel plans with strangers
- If walking in public, carry small denominations of currency. Keep larger denominations (notes) and cards in a money belt
- If you suspect that you are being followed, enter any busy public place and call local authorities for help
- Travellers should be alert to suspicious packages or behaviour and report all related activity to local authorities
Travel security advice provided represents the best judgment of AEA International Holdings Pte. Ltd. and Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd. Advice in this article does not however provide a warranty of future results nor a guarantee against risk. Your company’s internal advice and recommendations should prevail if there is a conflict.
The Netherlands is a stable and highly developed democracy and business travellers will face few security concerns. However, pickpocketing and bag-snatching can be a problem in the larger cities, especially Amsterdam, particularly in central and tourist-frequented areas and at Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Rotterdam (South Holland province).
Travellers should also be cautious of thieves on bicycles and mopeds.
Organised criminal activity is more likely to focus on fixed business interests, not personnel, and is unlikely to pose a direct threat to business travellers or expatriates.
Consult the International SOS Travel Risk Map for more information.
A degree of caution should be exercised in larger cities after dark and travellers are advised to take standard security precautions against petty crime.
Drink spiking is also a concern, especially for female or lone travellers in large urban centres.
Visitors should also be aware that criminals posing as police officers sometimes target tourists and ask to see passports and credit cards before stealing them. Personnel should always ask to see valid identification before surrendering personal documents.
Violent crime is rare, though instances are sometimes reported, mainly in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Police statistics indicate that reports of discrimination – including verbal and physical assaults – against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT) have increased in recent years, with Amsterdam reported to be particularly affected.
Visit the International SOS website for more information on health and security solutions.
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WHERE IS IT?
Drinks Reception Sponsor
DATE & VENUE
7 March 2019
Okura Hotel, Amsterdam
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