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Staying Safe While Traveling Overseas for Business

Event Start Date: 2/18/2016 8:00 AM

Event End Date: 2/18/2016 11:30 AM

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Staying Safe While Traveling Overseas for Business


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. N, Independence, OH

8:30 to 11:30 am; Cost: $100


Security Awareness Training


With increasing insecurity and risks around the world, how do you protect your employees and yourself? The International Business Network (IBN) is sponsoring a ½ day training seminar, applicable to small and large businesses.



Damon Brown, Security Awareness Facilitator/Instructor with US Department of State Foreign Service Institute


In this role he trains government personnel engaged in extensive overseas assignments. After a career in Policing as a Special Emergency Response Team Commander, Damon became a government contractor working to re-establish and train police internationally. Damon worked with Department of State Anti-Terrorism Assistance in Liberia as the Security Advisor responsible for all aspects of Operations and Training of the Executive Presidential Service.He has engaged in several Department of Defense Security Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Operating in many countries, Damon’s international experience is extensive.



Risk Management; Personal Security including:  on the plane, at an overseas airport; car rentals; public transportation; in-transit accommodations, hotel crime, civil unrest, hotel fires

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on this event or how to become a sponsor contact:

Kathy Friedrich

Phone: 216-771-1200
Fax: 216-696-2582



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Each DEC has approximately 30 members, at least half of whom are exporters. Members also include export trading or management company representatives; bankers; international lawyers and accountants; freight forwarders; and others whose profession supports the U.S. government’s export promotion mission.

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