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Europ Assistance USA to Speak and Exhibit at GBTA Convention

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BETHESDA, Md., July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Europ Assistance USA, the largest individual crisis protection provider, announced today that Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eugene Delaune will be speaking at the 2014 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention. A medical evacuation expert, Dr. Delaune will provide travel managers with information about what factors play into evacuating travelers in the event of a medical emergency.

Dr. Delaune is one of four panelists in a roundtable discussion titled "Get Me Out of Here!" that will take place on Monday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. In this session, speakers will use actual security and medical case studies to illustrate what goes into a successful evacuation and explore best practices for travel managers to develop a plan that helps meet Duty of Care responsibilities. Additionally, the panelists will provide invaluable insight about traveler safety and travel risk management responsibility.

GBTA Convention attendees should also visit Europ Assistance USA in the exhibit hall at booth 1904 where they can get more information about Asterisk, Europ Assistance USA's travel risk management program designed to help companies pursue global opportunities while ensuring the safety and security of their travelers. Additionally, visitors can complete a brief questionnaire for the chance to win one of three iPad Minis.

The GBTA Convention is where travel professionals converge to learn about the latest technologies and best practices for developing a comprehensive travel program that reduces organizational risk. This year's convention will be held July 26 to July 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

About Europ Assistance USA

With 50 years of individual crisis protection experience, Europ Assistance provides immediate support and assistance to corporate customers and their employees when the unexpected happens worldwide. As the inventor of the assistance industry in 1963, Europ Assistance has handled more than 150 million cases in its history, and today manages one assistance every two seconds around the world via 35 24/7 multilingual assistance centers. Offering protective services for the corporate traveler, EA USA serves more than half of the Fortune 100, providing medical, security and personal assistance services that help companies achieve their global ambitions while ensuring the safety of their traveling employees. Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., EA USA is part of the Europ Assistance Group, which is owned by Global 500 insurance conglomerate Generali Group.

CONTACT: Lynn Pina Europ Assistance USA lpina@europassistance-usa.com (240) 330-1040

Source:Europ Assistance USA