An early taster of FEM's Americas Summit 'Content Menu'

Here is just a taster of some of the stimulating discussions and expert-led roundtables, case studies, and tracks that you can take part in at FEM’s Americas Summit in Denver Colorado, on May 3 and 4.

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In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be posting lots more information on the full agenda, as well as interviews with some of the key speakers.

You can use these highlights to start planning your own, two-day program, so that you can make the most of every minute.

Exclusively Corporate Roundtable Discussions

We’ll kick off Day One with Corporates-only Roundtables led by senior Global Mobility professionals who will be discussing topics including:

  • Localization
  • Cost containment and ROI
  • Brexit – and what it will mean for US companies
  • Solving the ‘compliance conundrum’
  • Ensuring gender inclusive mobility.

Expert Panel Sessions

We also have unmissable panel sessions where industry experts will explore such issues as:

  • Aligning cultures to promote successful leadership across borders
  • Transforming the role of Global Mobility from operational to strategic
  • Risk management, compliance, and privacy: A wider exploration of FEM’s 2017 Policy in Practice Report and its startling findings
  • The ‘New Look’ international assignee – realising the shift in new assignment types and how to manage baby boomers, Gen X’s and millennials.

Topic Tracks

You can choose from six Tracks too, with discussion and case studies examining topics such as:

  • Persuading your employees to buy-into destinations off the beaten track
  • Developing a strategy to maximise assignee retention
  • Big Data – and how to make it work for you and your organization
  • How to manage the latest changes in immigration law to and from the US
  • Ensuring tax and payroll compliance in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape

Roundtables with Industry Specialists

And don’t forget our sponsored Roundtable sessions on Day Two, where among many other subjects and in a professional, non-sales environment you can speak to specialist service providers about topics such as:

  • Money matters – handling currency and inflation in volatile economies
  • Strategic outsourcing – what, why and when?
  • Business travel and how to manage costs
  • Managing employee benefits in emerging markets
  • Intercultural training – essential competencies in a global marketplace

A Winning Combination of Learning, Sharing and Networking

We anticipate two days of lively debate and knowledge-sharing - plus of course, plenty of opportunities for invaluable networking.

Introducing a few of our distinguished speakers

Our full agenda and list of speakers will be published very soon, but for now, here are just some of them:

Berna Anderson, Director, Global Mobility, Weatherford International

Matthew Burns, Former Director HR Operations, Lockheed Martin

David Crosby, Director, Global Project Support and Global Mobility, CH2M HILL

Heather Falk, Global Mobility Specialist, Lloyd’s Register

Anthony Hanshaw, Human Resources Associate, Mosaic Company Wa'ad Al Shamal Joint Venture

Elizabeth Karcher, Director, Global Mobility & Total Rewards Communications, Discovery Communications

Jennifer Manis, International HR Center of Excellence, Halliburton

Frank Shuitema, Director, Compensation, Benefits and Talent Mobility, International Flavors & Fragrances

Andrew Walker, Global Mobility Leader, Ernst & Young

For more information about the Summit in Denver, and to register, see our Americas Summit page and keep checking for updates.

Claire Tennant-Scull

Global Director, Content & Events, Forum for Expatriate Management

Claire Tennant-Scull is Global Director of Content & Events at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM). She produces and chairs all FEM’s Conferences and Summits in Amsterdam, the Americas, APAC and EMEA and oversees FEM's global awards (EMMAs). Claire works closely with key clients, leads FEM’s London Chapter and oversees the FEM website, reports and publications. In addition to her experience in Global Mobility, Claire has more than 20 years’ expertise in publishing, working as a managing editor, writer, journalist and broadcaster, both in the print and digital world. With thousands of contacts across the Global Mobility community, Claire is always keen to welcome new members and to broaden the FEM community.

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