|DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER|
|FEM Global Mobility Leaders’ Forum – Inaugural Meeting – 2pm – 5pm
(This initial session is for HR Corporates only)
|1.45pm||Arrival – Tea & Coffee|
|2.15pm||Managing the Global Mobility Function Survey 2012 – detailed benchmarking data.
This year we have delved deeper than before and have interesting cost information which will be both useful and thought provoking.
|2.45pm||Hot Topics – Roundtable Session 1
TAX EQUALISATION POLICY
|3.15pm||Roundtable Session 1 Group Feedback|
|4.00pm||Hot Topics – Roundtable Session 2
|4.30pm||Roundtable Session 2 Group Feedback|
|DAY TWO – THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER|
|8:00am||Registration and Breakfast – Exhibition Hall|
|9:00am||Grand Ballroom AB
|9:15am||Grand Ballroom AB
How Technology Companies use Technology.
Sue Blasius, Relocation Program Manager, ADP
In this session FEM corporate members will discuss their role in how their organizations use technology to monitor and track assignees including:-
|10:15am||Networking Break – Exhibition Hall|
|11:00am||Grand Ballroom AB
Managing the Global Mobility Function – 2012 Benchmarking Survey
Brian Friedman, Founder & CEO, The Forum for Expatriate Management
The FEM will be revealing the results of this year’s survey on Global Mobility performance metrics, organizational structure and Vendor Benchmarking. This year we have delved deeper than before and looked into the some of the typical costs involved. The survey includes responses from over 250 major companies and contains data on over 100 different service providers. This is a must attend session for any Global Mobility professional and will provide invaluable benchmarking information.
|11:45am||Grand Ballroom AB
Managing a high profile program
Matthew Burns, Director of Global Mobility, Lockheed Martin
In this session FEM corporate members will discuss their experiences in managing a high profile program including:-
|12:30pm||Networking Lunch Reception – Exhibition Hall|
|Grand Ballroom AB||Technical Aspects of Global Mobility Management
Mark Rabe, Vice President Business Development, Equus Software
In today’s fast-paced business environment, it is more important than ever to utilize every resource available to manage the multitude of tasks associated with employee assignments. In this seminar presentation we will explore the many ways that you can successfully leverage technology tools that provide important measurement and in-depth and practical reports, across the entire lifecycle of an assignment that help to create accountability and shore up best practices within your organization.
|Andalucia||Trends in Supply Chain Management
James Higgins, Vice President, Global Sales, BridgeStreet
With limited inventory and increased rents in global markets there is a continued demand for supply chain management in the serviced apartments industry. This presentation will focus on designed strategies, location planning, cost control, and monitoring limited supply, while addressing the geographic demand.
Gardiner Hempel, Partner, Deloitte Tax
We all want to know what our world will be like in the future, and we all listen with great interest to the predictions of futurists and even fortune-tellers. Some of us also have prescient views of tomorrow. One thing is certain, and that is as the world revolves, global mobility continues to evolve. In this session, we will venture on both a serious and not-so-serious journey into the future and take a peek at the world of global mobility as it could look twelve years from now. Our goal is to get a glimpse of what that environment will be like and consider what that will mean for all of us as corporate HR and Tax Mobility Managers and as service providers, and predict the impact on all the support services we will provide to our companies and their expatriate employees.
|Grand Ballroom AB||US Secondments to Latin America – Current Trends and Planning Ideas
Pamela H. Borges, Associate Director, Grant Thornton Brasil
The Latin American business landscape is changing as countries react to ongoing economic challenges. Faced with increasing tax rates and more aggressive enforcement of long standing rules, global employers should evaluate their talent locations taking into consideration cost, risk management and corporate governance. This session will provide you with an update on current trends and planning ideas for moving talent from the US to Latin America, including highlights from recent Latin American tax and legislative changes.
Trends in Global Relocation: Managing Global Mobility and Talent Challenges
Dr. Sheri Sinaga, SCRP, SGMS, Director, Business Development, Cartus
Despite a challenging global economy, 94 percent of multinational companies expect to increase the number of employees they transfer this year and next (or keep volume the same), according to the recently released 2012 Trends in Global Relocation Survey from Cartus Corporation.
|Grand Ballroom AB||Global Mobility – Shared Services Management
Ken Guilfoyle, GPHR CPA, Practice Leader Expatriate Services, BDO
Still a work in process, McKesson corporation embarked on a new model of global mobility management in 2010. The move toward a shared services HR management was based on the need for tighter controls and compliance. Hear Wayne Cooper of McKesson Corporation and Ken Guilfoyle of BDO discuss their partnership. Working together the pair have discovered the challenges of global mobility management and ways to overcome those challenges. They will discuss the history, examples, management theory, and the state of play today for the company’s moved towards a shared services HR model.
|Andalucia||Latest Trends in Global Mobility Technology
Dimitri Vigushin, Director of Client Services, Polaris Global Mobility
Still juggling spreadsheets? Hand-typing your offers? Waiting 24 hours to get a Cost Estimate? The Global Mobility industry is very much ready to embrace technology as more and more companies are getting tired of struggling with the manual way. Attend this session to hear the latest information about trends in the Global Mobility technology world and to learn about how technology is helping many multi-national companies add efficiency, productivity, organization, and compliance to their programs.
|Cataluna||Understanding Mobility Trends in India
John O’Connell, Vice President, Global Operations, SIRVA Worldwide, Inc
India is the second largest and fastest growing economy in the world. In five years, the country’s GDP is expected to increase by 8.3 percent. For all India has to offer businesses, it suffers from a talent void. A shortage of skills in growth areas will require businesses to deploy people into Tier 1 and Non Tier 1 locations.
This session will outline:
Attendees will receive a better understanding of the mobility landscape in India and how they can best develop or improve their relocation policies to succeed in this region.
|3:40pm||Networking Break – Exhibition Hall||4:30pm||Grand Ballroom AB
Moderated by: Fragomen
What are the current trends in immigration compliance around the world? Join our panel of experts to learn more about how the economy and global migration trends
|6:00pm||EMMAs Reception – Valencia Room|
|9:00pm||EMMA Awards Ceremony|
|DAY THREE – FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER|
|8:00am||Breakfast – Exhibition Hall|
|Grand Ballroom AB||Benefits Panel
Ayse Tuncman, Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman
An all too often forgotten aspect of an assignment package is the impact of cross border relocation on the employee benefits package. Leading experts, from Brown Brother Harriman & Co and MetLife, will be joining us to discuss the key issues.
|Andalucia||Xerox Relocation & Assignment Services – Transforming your Global Mobility Program – Five practical ideas you can implement next week
Leslie Jefferson, Manager Global Mobility and HR Policy, Xerox Corporation
Prior to its transformation, the Xerox mobility program was decentralized with policies that varied by business unit and region. Service quality was inconsistent, compliance was tough to manage and program expense was impossible to track. If your organization has faced any of these challenges, this seminar is for you. We will break down the transformation into five practical steps that you can implement right away — no business-speak or secret sauce, just practical and proven advice on transforming your mobility program to:
Practical “take-aways”…that is the goal of this seminar. We hope you join us!
|Cataluna||Tax Roulette – Are you Gambling with your International Assignment Program?
Dave Kolb, President, Global Tax Network
There is increased focus by the U.S and jurisdictions around the world on tax and reporting issues relating to cross-border assignments and business travelers. International assignment programs that ignore the trend and continue to follow the status quo are “spinning the wheel” and may be subjecting their companies and assignees to increased financial and legal risks! Please join Global Tax Network’s President, Dave Kolb, and California Managing Director, Jill Mikolajczak, as they highlight key global risk areas and trends with a goal of helping your company and assignees from becoming participants in a high-stakes game of chance.
|Grand Ballroom AB||The Landscape of Immigration — Where Are We Today; What does Tomorrow look like?
Cynthia Lange, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, Santa Clara and San Francisco, CA.
The session is designed to provide participants the information they need to know today about current immigration trends and how to plan for the future.
This is a session you will not want to miss.
|Andalucia||CULTURAL THRIVING… OR MERELY SURVIVING? Insuring the international assignment ROI through strategic cultural training
Dean Foster, President and founder, DFA Intercultural Global Solutions
|Cataluna||Best Practices in Benchmarking
Joseph Persanelli, GPHR Senior Manager, Global Mobility Advisory Services, KPMG LLP
Obtaining data on global mobility practices is not nearly as difficult as it used to be. However, organizations can struggle with finding the story in benchmarking results that are meaningful for their own programs. This session will provide insights and ideas when interpreting and applying benchmarking results to have relevant and meaningful impacts to global mobility programs.
|Grand Ballroom AB||Heading Into the Unknown? Top Safety Tips Your Expatriates Need To Know Now
Pablo Weisz, Regional Security Manager, International SOS and Control Risks
Sandra Howell, Director of Compensation & Global Mobility, Kraft foods
Choosing an international school can be a make or break decision for any expatriate assignment. But how do you select the school that best fits your assignees requirements?
This is a unique opportunity to hear leading educators discuss the practicalities and pitfalls of international schooling.
|Cataluna||How the World Works Better Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Jennifer L. Harvey, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Crown World Mobility
Making the world work better from a business perspective is important; but making the world work better to improve quality of life everywhere brings true success.
See real-world examples of how international corporations, assignees and non-profit organizations, like Vitamin Angels, work together. Learn how you and your company can make a difference to make the world work better.
|10:40am||Networking Break – Exhibition Hall|
|11:30am||Grand Ballroom AB
Return on Investment and retaining top talent
Berna Anderson, Director of Global Mobility, AECOM
In this session FEM corporate members will discuss Global Mobility’s role in retaining top talent and ensuring return on investment including: