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CATO to stage crisis management forum for tourism stakeholders

CATO to stage crisis management forum for tourism stakeholders
December 21, 2018

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) has today announced that it will convene a Crisis Management Conference in Sydney on Thursday 21st February 2019.

In this one-day event comprising keynote presentations and panel discussions, attendees will hear from a range of experts from across multiple areas of crisis management including the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, communications advisers and experts from the technology, insurance, legal and business continuity sectors.

CATO Managing Director Brett Jardine explained “we are very pleased to be launching this initiative, which we believe is a crucial area of management for travel intermediaries.

“This forum will provide a valuable opportunity to hear from numerous experts in the field of crisis management, an aspect of risk management that is all too often overlooked until it is too late. The forum will also provide attendees some helpful tools and guidance to ensure they are well prepared when faced with an incident or crisis of any size.”

Click here for more information on the event in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Image: CATO Managing Director Brett Jardine

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