Please note that this agenda is subject to change.
Delegates to sit at first choice roundtable (see below for detailed outlines)
This is an opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions on a number of hot topics related to Global Mobility strategy and policy. These sessions are strictly for corporates only and provide a unique opportunity to benchmark your approach, receive feedback and build new ideas.
The panellists in this session will discuss the practical steps that can be taken to prepare for Brexit.The session will also provide you with insights into the current European immigration landscape and possible strategies for your business as you face the changes that lie ahead.
In this interactive session, Tim will show you how to go about collaborating with your stakeholder network to actively bring about change in the way your mobility programme utilises technology.
The next generation mobility Ecosystem is now a reality. Join Vicki and Ashleigh to hear about the journey Equus clients are taking and the impact of putting the power of real-time information directly into the hands of all stakeholders in the mobility network.
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, introducing stringent new data protection obligations for European (and some non-European) businesses
We will explore:
The discussion will include:
Brexit and Beyond – Turning challenges into opportunities
VUCA is an acronym coined by the US Army at the end of the Cold War and stands for: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
Colonel Marcus Reedman will talk about his experiences as a Commanding Officer in conflict and disaster zones across the world and how business can prepare for the unexpected.
Businesses require quick and agile deployment of employees to live and work in another country, but why do so many mobility programmes fail to achieve both business and employee objectives? We will look at how companies can create a roadmap to connect business strategies and mobility to maximise global talent.
This session will examine how Philips Lighting has approached:
During this panel discussion, mobility professionals from leading multinational companies will share ideas about the evolution of mobility policies and the need for mobility managers to integrate new types of assignments and increasingly diverse assignee profiles.
Cost pressures, expectations of the millennial generation and multiple assignments types (long-term, short-term, commuters, extended business trips, locally hired foreigners) are leading companies to review their current policies or develop new ones.
This session will focus on:
As mobility managers grapple with increasingly international and mobile workforces and changing generational expectations, flexibility becomes an ever looming complexity. For organisations that seek to provide fair and consistent policies globally, there are new models that provide choice.We will look into the "how to" aspect in this workshop – to give you the tools you need to practically develop a consistent flexible approach that support your organisation’s unique needs and culture.
Topics and hosts tbc
Led by Fragomen
More and more companies require approval of costs before an assignment can go ahead. We will discuss how participants currently establish the costs for an assignment, and whether and how the business approval is secured.
Led by ECA International
Change management isn’t just about revamping processes or creating new tools and techniques to run a program. It’s also about collaboration and managing the people side of change to achieve required/desired business outcomes. Hosted by Laura Levenson of Weichert Workforce Mobility’s consulting practice, this roundtable discussion features corporate mobility managers from DXC Technology, who will share their experiences in dealing with the merging of two companies, supporting change and optimizing their global mobility program.Sponsored by Weichert Workforce Mobility
How to get the best out of supplier corporate relationships and some essential do's, don'ts to achieve a great and strong partnership.Led by Fragomen
The roundtable discussion will focus on how the new Trump administration has and will be impacting relocations to the USA, and life in the USA for non-Americans.Led by Cultural Awareness International
Do you have access to data to help drive your business? Are you bogged down with manual processes and data entry? Are you tracking vendor KPIs? Are your mobile employees getting the information they need? Join this interactive discussion and take the first step to building your global mobility ecosystem.Led by Equus
Compliance with local health provision requirements is a significant and growing concern for organisations with globally mobile employees. This roundtable discussion will examine this increasingly complex area of expatriate health insurance; the requirements, the challenges and how a global view and compliance strategy helps clients manage regulatory complexity and target savings.Led by Cigna
A small mistake made with a right to work check on day one can have dire consequences – not just for sponsors but for migrants as well. With revised guidance recently published, including revisions on acceptable documents for non-EEA family members, this roundtable will discuss the new guidance and how to keep on top of the changes.
Led by Newland Chase
Inside track on supplier selection
The session is about how to increase efficiency in the Global Mobility day to day activities and shows Statoil’s initiatives in this space.
Audit rotation requirements are driving an unprecedented level of change of vendors for Expat Taxation and Payroll Services. This session will explore best practice to successfully manage the tender process to deliver the best possible outcomes for your Mobility program whilst meeting the challenging timelines and obligations connected with Audit vendor restricted services.
Speaker: (Recipient of FEM’s EMMA for an Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility, 2016)
In the context of an increasingly uncertain world, shrinking budgets and heightened demand from the business, the mobility function is arguably under more pressure now than ever before.
Join our mobility masters who will share the challenges they have faced, solutions they have created and lessons learned in their mission to deliver an agile, value added and risk proof mobility program. Supported by mini case studies they will shed some light on the following topics:
Claire Tennant-Scull, Head of Content, Forum for Expatriate Management
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