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GBTA tackles business travel risk with Australia’s largest energy and resources companies

Australia’s top energy, mining and resources companies assembled in Perth to discuss and address the hazards and risks associated with business travel. GBTA Aus/NZ lead the gathering and assembled experts in their field to engage attendees.


With the continuing growth in Australia’s energy, mining and resources sectors, travel managers are addressing how to reduce and mitigate related hazards and threats with a more holistic approach to travel risk management. Concerns range from domestic fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) challenges, fatigue management, aircraft charter, health and safety, off shore commutes and international travel risks. 

Though a number of industry targeted sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations, the symposium tackled:

  • Here, now and the future of Australia’s resources boom
  • Emergency and crisis management
  • Travel risk management
  • Business travel communications, and
  • Travel management challenges and opportunities

“All businesses face challenges and obligations when managing the hazards and threats associated with business travel” commented Tony Ridley, Managing Director at MRD and Editor-in-Chief of Travel Risk Management Solutions. “While the energy, mining and resources sector have some unique aspects to their general business travel demands, their exposure, solutions and monitoring of a wide variety of issues is not that unique and consistent with many other domestic and international sectors” he concluded. 

A popular and well received panel discussion at the symposium included subject matter experts in health and safety, corporate security, mobile and technology communications and travel risk management. The panel covered many of the expectations of employers, travel managers, risk professionals, hazard identification, education and both routine and emergency communications with business travelers. 

More about  The Energy and Resources Travel Symposium

The Energy and Resources Travel Symposium is the only business travel event by an association to focus on this specific sector and follows in the tradition set by GBTA to operate across specialist groups, such as government and university travel.
The forum attracted delegates from key sector locations. Content was created by a steering group of buyers and suppliers and include global fare negotiations, booking tools, charter travel, excess baggage and visa issues, all of which have risen as core items in the sector.


 Travel Risk Management
 Tony Ridley
 Business Travel
 Travel Management
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