14 June 2018 ,  —


Expanding Local Security Teams to Better Serve French and German Speaking Members with Their Global Security Needs

International SOS and Control Risks, two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, today announced the launch of two new Security Desks, in Paris and Frankfurt.  The new desks provide clients with enhanced support to local security professionals in these key locations, combined with efficient access to the insight and assistance of the global networks of both organisations. This follows the continuing success of our localised Japanese, Korean and Chinese speaking security desks in Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing which commenced in 2012. 

Mick Sharp, Chief Operating Officer of Travel Security at International SOS and Control Risks, said, “The delivery of accurate and insightful security risk management support is tied directly to an understanding of cultural nuance and language capabilities. Being able to provide consulting advice, training and assistance in local language, combined with our global expertise and support, results in robust preventative security risk management measures for our clients and members. It also dramatically improves response during major escalations, such as natural disasters and security incidents.” 

Referring to the need in the marketplace, Mick Sharp continued, “With the global economy continuing to grow, the increasing awareness of potential security risks  and growing emphasis on Duty of Care, organisations are seeking comprehensive measures to protect the workforce and resilience of their business.  Our in-market led approach is already proving extremely successful and we are pleased to be strengthening this localised expertise and support with the opening of these two new security desks in major European markets.”

International SOS and Control Risks have seen demand for security advice increase by almost 30% in the past two years, and an 800% increase since the formation of the alliance in 2008.  Increasingly companies rely on security training and consulting services to design effective travel risk mitigation programmes, and their business travellers and international assignees depend on expert advice and up-to-the-minute insight to help keep them safe. 
The new Security Desks in Paris and Frankfurt are now ‘live’, handling security cases and distributing weekly Security Forecasts in French and German. Both Security Desks are supported by global platform, ensuring the provision of the capabilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



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About International SOS and Control Risks

Our alliance brings together two of the world’s leading medical and security specialists, International SOS and Control Risks. Our combined resources and expertise are well placed to meet the customers’ growing need for integrated travel security risk services. Our solutions ensure that mobile employees are safe and productive and help employers with their duty of care obligations. 50 dedicated experts, located across the globe with access to over 200 dedicated travel security experts through 26 regional Assistance Centres and a partner network of over 700 accredited providers, produce global travel security information and analysis 24/7. We also provide travel security training, preventative travel assessment, support with the development of travel security risk policies, evacuation plans and the latest technology to enable clients to track and communicate with their mobile employees.