EMEA Summit 2019 - Day 1 - at a glance

Use this concise version of our Day 1 agenda to plan your time at the FEM EMEA Global Mobility Summit for maximum gain

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DAY ONE – Wednesday 20th November

08:00 – 08:55
Registration & Networking Breakfast

08:55 
Arora 1
Welcome and opening remarks
Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Director, Content & Events, Forum for Expatriate Management

09:00 – 09:30 
Arora 1
Keynote Speech 
Controlling Workplace Stress and Building Mental Resilience for Optimum Performance
Speaker: 
Grant Herbert, International Leadership Coach, People Builders

09:35 – 10:15
Arora 1
Panel Discussion:
Immigration Challenges in EMEA
Speakers:
Louise Haycock, Partner, Fragomen
Christopher Hawkes, Director, Global Mobility, KPMG  
Joseph Owen, Programme Director, Institute for Government
Vivien Mott, Head of Global Mobility, Aviva 

10:20-11:00  
Arora 1
Expert Insight:
Brexit and Immigration: Where to Next? 
Speaker: 
Ian Robinson, Partner, Fragomen

Arora 2
Expert Insight: 
Simplifying & Automating your Posted Worker Registration Obligations
Speaker:
Gareth Davies, VP Technology Solutions, Equus Software

11:00 – 11:45
Mid-Morning Networking Break (exhibition open)

11:45 – 12:25
Arora 1
Expert Insight: 
Short-term Assignments: Policy and Pay Strategies
Speakers:
Ema Boccagni, Commercial Director, ECA International
Laura Whitehouse, Client Relationship Manager, ECA International

Arora 2
Expert Insight:
Death in Service, Marijuana, Family Rights and Criminal Convictions: Commonly Overlooked Aspects of International Assignments
Speakers: 
Kathleen Gaber, Attorney/Partner, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
David Gibbs, Partner Alliotts
Graeme Kirk, Partner, Head of Immigration Ellisons Solicitors 
Luc Lamy, Partner, Tax Consult

12:30 – 13:10
Arora 1
Roundtables (for in-house corporate professionals only)
An opportunity for peer-to-peer discussions on a number of hot topics related to Global Mobility. These sessions are strictly for in-house corporates only and provide a unique opportunity to benchmark your approach, receive feedback and build new ideas.

Roundtable 1
Stealth Travellers – How to Manage your Informally Mobile Population
Ryan Busekist, Global Business Traveller Enablement, FIS Global

Roundtable 2
Putting Global Mobility Data to Work for Cost Containment and ROI
Mark Sallis, AVP, Global Mobility: Assignments & Relocation, Cognizant Technology 

Roundtable 3
Increasing Inclusion and Diversity
Emma Brett, Assignee Experience Lead, Global Mobility Solutions, EY

Roundtable 4
Money Matters - Tax Compliance 
Preetam Kerai, Employment & Global Mobility Taxes, Centrica Plc

Roundtable 5 
Mergers and Acquisitions – How to Integrate Very Different Business Cultures
Mark Ethelston, Global Head of Mobility

Roundtable 6 
Outsourcing and Effective Vendor Management
Dawn Hale, Head of Global Mobility, Johnson-Matthey

Arora 2
Global Mobility Education Modules
For suppliers and corporates not attending roundtables

Global Mobility Fundamentals - Session 1
This brand-new mini-course has been specially created by industry experts and provides an excellent overview that will help delegates make the most of the two-day Summit.

Created and presented by: 
Matt Burns, Independent Global Mobility Leader (formerly Director of HR Operations, Lockheed Martin International) and recipient of the 2017 Americas EMMA for his Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility
Rita Meouchy, CPA, Independent Global Mobility Leader (formerly Senior Tax Manager, Deloitte)

Want to know more? See the details of each session in the full agenda 

13:10 – 14:25
Networking Lunch & Exhibition 

14:25 – 15:05
Arora 1
Expert Insight: 
HSBC Expat – Global Mobility in a Changing World

Speakers:
Peter Hopkins, Vice President, Client Services at BGRS
Glyn Lloyd, Senior Solicitor and Founder of Newfields Law
Mark O’Reilly, Head of Global Mobility (Interim), HSBC
Katie Wilkins, Head of Customer Value Management, HSBC Expat

Arora 2
Expert Insight Case Study:
A Middle East Success Story! Going Globally Centralised

Speakers: 
James Speirs, VP Global Supply Chain, Clearmove
Lesley Putnam, VP Global Services Operations, Clearmove

15:10 – 15:50
Arora 1

Mobility Masterclass:
Rambøll’s Continuing Global Mobility Journey – An Update on an Award-winning Team

Speaker: 
Nicolai Wassmann, Head of Global Mobility, Rambøll and 2018 FEM Global Mobility Professional of the Year in EMEA

15:55 – 16:35
Arora 1

Panel Discussion:
Creating Agile Policies with Robust Risk Management

Speakers:
Ema Boccagni, Commercial Director, ECA International
Jennifer de Breuys, Global Business Traveller Enablement Lead, FIS Global
Mark Sallis, AVP, Global Mobility: Assignments & Relocation, Cognizant Tec
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James Wood, Head of Security Solutions,  International SOS

16:40 – 18:00
Networking Drinks Reception 

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