FEM Registration desk ready to welcome everyone:
Fergus Bird, Global Director, Sales & Operations, Luke Marjason, Global Marketing Manager, Helena Barrow, Global Operations & Events Manager, Aiden Powell, Global Sales Manager
A busy start:
A warm welcome from FEM's Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Director, Content & Events and Summit Chair
Grant Herbert giving the keynote address on Controlling Workplace Stress and Building Mental Resilience for Optimum Performance
Delegates get energised for the busy day ahead
Our first panel discussion: Immigration Challenges in EMEA with Louise Haycock, Partner, Fragomen Christopher Hawkes, Director, Global Mobility, KPMG Joseph Owen, Programme Director, Institute for Government Vivien Mott, Head of Global Mobility, Aviva
Ian Robinson of Fragomen delivering his presentation on Brexit and Immigration: Where to Next? (and getting Brexit sorted - in our minds at least!)
Gareth Davies of Equus showing that listening is just as important as speaking at his presentation: Simplifying & Automating your Posted Worker Registration Obligations
Time for a break - many thanks to Portland Brown for serving THE most delicious coffee and brownies!
Ema Boccagni and Laura Whitehouse of ECA International challenging delegates in their engaging workshop: Short-term Assignments: Policy and Pay Strategies
Hands up who knows the answer...
David Gibbs of Alliott Group tackling the tax implications within the topic: Death in Service, Marijuana, Family Rights and Criminal Convictions: Commonly Overlooked Aspects of International Assignments
Graeme Kirk explaining immigration issues with Alliott Group's topic Luc Lamy of Alliott Group talking about the two great certainties in life: death and taxes - and how Global Mobility needs to plan for both
Kathleen Gaber taking on the difficult issue of dealing with Marijuana, Family Rights and Criminal Convictions
Day One Corporate-only roundtable discussions
Matt Burns kicking off Part One of Global Mobility Fundamentals
Rita Meouchy tackling subsidiaries as part of Global Mobility Fundamentals
Time for a well-earned lunchbreak and some valuable networking
Collecting those all-important Round the World Passport stamps!
Now, what to learn about this afternoon...
Compelling perspectives in the early afternoon discussion: HSBC Expat – Global Mobility in a Changing World with Peter Hopkins, Vice President, Client Services at BGRS Glyn Lloyd, Senior Solicitor and Founder of Newfields Law Mark O’Reilly, Head of Vendor Management, HSBC Katie Wilkins, Head of Customer Value Management, HSBC Expat
James Speirs (with Lesley Putnam) of Clearmove presenting their Expert Insight case study: A Middle East Success Story! Going Globally Centralised
Nicolai Wassmann presenting his Mobility Masterclass on: Rambøll’s Continuing Global Mobility Journey – An Update on an Award-winning Team
Final panel discussion of the day: Creating Agile Policies with Robust Risk Management with Ema Boccagni, Commercial Director, ECA International, Jennifer de Breuys, Global Business Traveller Enablement Lead, FIS, Global Mark Sallis, AVP, Global Mobility Assignments & Relocation, Cognizant Technology, James Wood, Head of Security Solutions, International SOS
Time for Networking Drinks!
Frank Jura, our phenomenal FEM Chapter Lead in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Zurich
Our brilliant Netherlands Chapter Lead, Henk Amorison (left) speaking with FEM's founder, Brian Friedman and Andreas von Strachwitz of Weichert
A warm welcome and cheers to our delightful delegates from Kazakhstan!
Take a look at the full Summit gallery of images here