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5th December, Baltimore - How tax treaties can help save companies money when employees travel globally - Register
5th December, Washington - Washington Event - How tax treaties can help save companies money when employees travel globally - Register
Both the above events have the same topic and speakers but are held in different locations at different times.
A popular topic for expatriate tax speakers relates to the multi-country tax risk generated by frequent business travelers. In this talk, Mary Lou Stockton and Annette Royer of GTN turn this topic on its head. Starting with the understanding that very few countries allow an individual to earn money in their country without owing tax, Mary Lou and Annette explore the role of double tax treaties in reducing this problem. They will discuss general principles on which most treaties are based, share some war stories, and provide examples of how a company can support globetrotting employees while keeping company costs to a legal minimum.
Mary Lou Stockton, CPA
As Managing Director of Global Tax Network’s Philadelphia office, Mary Lou thrives on the technical rigor and variety of client global mobility programs. She serves a dual role of business development and client support, attracting and assisting clients that are just developing programs or have experienced greater complexity in taxes and assignments. Mary Lou Stockton spent nine years of her childhood in Switzerland where her father worked as a marketing executive. Living as an expatriate, her father always claimed he invented the exchange rate adjustment, which adjusted his pay when the value of the U.S. dollar fell in relation to the Swiss Franc. For Mary Lou, experiencing a foreign private school is just one aspect of her kinship with expats. Mary Lou received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, and holds a Master of Science degree in business administration from Temple University.
Annette Royer, CPA
As Senior Manager-GTN Mid-Atlantic, Annette has over 12 years of experience in expatriate tax and global mobility consulting. She spent the majority of her career at KPMG before joining GTN and has worked with a broad range of companies and global mobility programs. Annette graduated from Villanova University with degrees in accounting and management information systems and is currently in Villanova’s Masters of Human Resource Development program. We have applied for HRCI credits for this event. Please contact me with any questions. We look forward to seeing you.
6th June - International Benefits: Making certain your benefits are compliant and competitive abroad.
Speakers, Keith Goodell and Stephen Hoffman of Outland Consultants, LLC
3rd May - Tracking Employees Overseas: The Power of Data
A Look at Northrop Grumman’s Automated Solution – ITRIP
Speaker, Kim Isaac, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Employer tax Reimbursement policies such as Tax Equalization for International Assignment Programs should be reviewed regularly to determine whether any recent changes in the tax law affect the terms within the policy. In particular, major legislation such as the recent American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012 (“ATRA”) may have a major impact on how your tax reimbursements should be calculated. Join us for a discussion with The Wolf Group on some of the key components of the ATRA that may necessitate updating your current tax policies.
5th February - Learn to Thrive in the United States
You are invited to the next FEM Baltimore/Washington Chapter meeting on February 5. If your organization has international assignees coming to the United States or is considering international relocations, don’t miss it!
What: New to America? Learn to Thrive in the United States.
Who: Laurette Bennhold-Samaan, Managing Director
Global Mobility of Aperian Global
Sirin Koprucu, Founder of StrategicStraits, Inc.
When: Tuesday, February 5, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The University Club of Washington, DC
1135 16thStreet, NW
Washington, DC 20036
29th November - Maintaining Peak Performance in Dangerous Parts of the World & Successful Re-entry
Pat owns her own company, Pat Drew & Company, LLC, and has worked with New York Times journalists in war zones to maintain peak performance for over 20 years. She holds graduate degrees in Psychology & Social Work and has a background in Business Management.
Her clients include The NY Times, McClatchy Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Columbia Business School, Edelman, and the New York University Stern School of Business.
Pat serves on the faculty of Hillary Clinton’s Women in Public Service Project. She provides Resilience and Empowerment training to women leaders in the Middle East and other hot spots.
September 27th - Strategies to reduce expatriate health risks and health insurance costs
May 30th - Recent U.S. Tax Compliance Developments Affecting International HR
Speaker: Dale Mason, CPA – International Tax Director, The Wolf Group
Hosted by: Eric C Bord, Partner Morgan Lewis Bockius, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC
11th April - The impact of Housing Market Challenges on mobility programs
Speakers & Topics
An overview of Discovery Communications
Jennifer Johnson, Director International Benefits & Global Mobility, Discovery Communications
Elizabeth Karcher, Manager Global Mobility, Discovery Communications
International Mobility updates and Trends
Don Rankin, VP Mobility Services, Secor Group
The impact of Housing Market Challenges on mobility programs
Mary Kosowski, Director Client Services, Vision Relocation Group
22nd February - A case study review on how to create an effective mobility program for companies new to expatriation
Our Speaker was Harry Gram, a senior consultant for Air Inc, previously Harry was the global mobility manager for IBM for many years. He brings a wealth of knowledge to a mobility audience.
Our Chapter Lead, Donald M Rankin, Secor Group
The Secor Group helps your organization place and support employees on US and/or international assignments.
Whether you are looking for move management, á la cart relocation services, or fully outsourced support, your company benefits from our scalable services and practice areas. Secor Group’s relocation services portfolio not only addresses key operational areas including: human resources, finance and tax, etc. but, also, numerous support functions for transferring employees to ensure a simple and smooth transition.
We seek to make every engagement a uniquely satisfying experience, attending to your employee needs with care, speed and diligence while ensuring the move process is as easy, orderly and non-stressful as possible.
Visit www.secor-group.com to learn more about:
- Visa & Immigration
- Cross Cultural Training & Language Training
- Move Management
- Moving Services
- Preview Trip, Home Finding Assistance and Temporary Accommodation
- Relocation Expense Management
- Repatriation Services
- Property Management
- Risk Management Services
- Ongoing Assignment Support
11th January - Global Mobility earning a place at the table as a strategic business partner – Slides Download now
Many well respected organizations are recognizing the value of coordinating recruitment, retention, succession planning, business planning and global mobility. The cost and benefit of considering these activities cohesively has become increasingly more important in today’s business environment.
Our speakers from KPMG are at the forefront of discussions with companies that are looking at realigning internal structures and assisting the organizations Global Mobility professionals in getting “a place at the table”.
- Kristen Salmon, Senior Manager, International Executive Services, KPMG
- Reagan Aikins, Manager, International Executive Services, KPMG
2nd November - Current Hot Topics and Trends in U.S. Business Immigration Law
Our Speaker Dan Williamson is a Senior Attorney in Fragomen’s Washington, DC, office. Dan advises leading domestic and international employers on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance. He leads a team of immigration professionals, and advises a diverse clientele, including educational institutions, NGO’s, startups, individual investors, as well as large and small companies in such diverse industries as finance, hospitality, technology, management consulting, entertainment, communications and healthcare
20th September - Effective expatriate payroll administration
15th September - Networking Event
If you’re creating a mobility policy in your company (or you know you need one), this is the meeting for you. If you can share a success (or a failure) with your own expatriate program, this is the meeting for you. If you need a question answered about international relocation, this is the meeting for you.
Allegis Group and The Brookings Institution will tell us about their experiences. Each organization has undergone a recent internal review of its relocation policies. And with his 20+ years expertise in the area of international assignment policy design and administration, expatriate tax and compensation, and U.S. relocation policy and administration, Harry Gram of AIRINC will moderate the discussion.
For all these reasons and because FEM is a fantastic networking opportunity, plan to attend the Baltimore FEM meeting September 15, and pass the invitation on to your colleagues and connections. Many thanks to Allegis Group for hosting us. Plenty of free parking is available onsite. Lunch is provided, and HRCI credits are in the works.
16th June – Networking Event
The Baltimore Washington chapter has hosted previous meetings at The University Club of Washington, D.C., and at the locations of major firms throughout suburban Washington.
We are excited to be able to bring The Forum for Expatriate Management to the greater Baltimore area. If your firm is already global you will find this a perfect way to network with your peers and take advantage of the knowledge experts on hand. If you are considering going global, this is a wonderful resource to ensure that you have the correct strategies in place.
We are planning an inaugural meeting to gauge the level of interest, we invite your ideas on topics of interest, speaker suggestions etc. We plan to use the feedback to host a series of educational sessions going forward. One of our member firms, Secor Group, and their partner AIRINC, have volunteered to host the inaugural meeting at 12 noon on Thursday, June 16, at the World Trade Center. Please join us for a light lunch and interesting conversation. To register email Monica Boner monicab@secor group.com, office 1-202-797-5613, cell 1-202-550-1245
11th May - It’s baaack ! , The cash alternative to traditional expatriate packages
We were very fortunate to have the very experienced Rob Lesser talk to us. Rob is a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in major international organizations, including Morgan Stanley and Arthur Andersen. Rob’s major focus has been on all aspects of domestic and international relocation. Not only has Rob administered and advised on programs, but he has personally experienced them, having lived and worked not only in the US but also in Asia (Hong Kong/Tokyo) and Europe (London).
While at Arthur Andersen, Rob advised many of the Firm’s major clients in both the US and UK on tax and HR policy issues and helped them devise the infrastructure to successfully administer them.
After receiving that advice from the outside, Morgan Stanley asked Rob to join them as the Firm’s Head of International Services, which encompassed not only international executive tax and expatriate and domestic relocation, but also the administration of the Firm’s immigration program. He is widely credited with not only with building a best-in-class program with effective and efficient domestic and international policies, but also for its fair and equitable administration.
As a result, Morgan Stanley’s transferees willingly go wherever and whenever needed without concern for whether the Firm is appropriately handling the move, and his policy, procedural and administrative changes have saved the Firm nearly $200 million.
23 March – Protecting your expatriate population
Bruce McIndoe, President – Bruce is a recognized leader in the risk management, travel and intelligence industries. As an iJET founder, Bruce has been the key contributor to the company’s strategic growth, securing its position as a leader in business resiliency with the development of the WorldcueR Global Control Center.
WorldcueR Expatriate Risk Management combines 24×7 world-class intelligence operations with award-winning technology and an integrated emergency communications center to help you monitor and assess global threats to your expatriates; automatically track and communicate with expatriates and their families; and deploy an appropriate response anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
22 February - Culturally Thriving or Merely Culturally Surviving: Determining the Real ROI of Intercultural Training
Dean Foster, President, DFA
As president of DFA, New York, Dean Foster conducts cross-cultural training worldwide and consults on intercultural business issues with most Fortune 500 companies in the United States and around the globe. For over twenty years, Dean has played a major role in the development of the intercultural training field: formerly he was founder and Managing Director of Berlitz Cross-Cultural Worldwide, Vice President GMAC/Windham Intercultural, and founder of Cross-Cultural Consulting Associates, New York. Dean is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC and other TV and radio shows, and keynotes at major international professional conferences.
12 January - Immigration Update
Andrew B Greenfield, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy
October 21 - Global Selection and Critical Talent Development
In today’s tenuous economic environment, it’s more critical now than ever before to make well-informed strategic hiring decisions. The presentation will lead a discussion how Human Resources can best leverage relationships with outsourcing providers, in partnership with hiring managers, with candidate assessment processes for expatriate selection and global talent development.
June 24 - Talent Mobility 2020
Approved for 1.5 GPHR/HRCI recertification credits.
Facilitated by Don Rankin Mobility Services Secor Group and hosted by Secor Group, these networking events have attracted considerable attention from the regions Global Mobility professionals. Come and be part of this new and exciting group.
Our speaker was Jorge Morazzani Partner Price Waterhouse Coopers.
23rd September – Security issues for expatriates and travelers