Be part of the essential conversation at FEM's APAC Summit in Hong Kong

Multinational business has expanded in APAC far beyond the more obvious destinations, and the enormous diversity of cultures and economies across the region presents an array of challenges.

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At FEM’s APAC Summit in Hong Kong on 7th September, with the help of experts and specialists from across the region, we will explore these challenges with a combination of keynote panel sessions, roundtable discussions, presentations and interactive workshops.

We will begin...

In our Opening Keynote, we will have a panel of experts from a variety of industries to discuss the particular mobility challenges associated with APAC locations including: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Our experts will be answering questions on:

Regional mobility challenges in the context of business expansion

This session explores net movement and the challenges associated with a variety of APAC locations including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Where are the net losses and net gains in associated APAC locations? What are the expectations of challenging regions such as China and Indonesia, particularly moving towards Tier 2 and 3 destinations?
  • What are the mobility challenges faced as businesses look to the Philippines and India for outsourcing and shared service models?
  • What are the mobility trends in growing economies such as Vietnam and Myanmar?
  • What is the impact of the removal of Australia’s 457 visa and how to best tackle it?
  • Is the ‘expat model’ still a realistic representation of APAC mobility?
  • How to manage tax compliance for short term assignments and business travellers within Asia, as well as Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.

With speakers including: Penny Angove, Asia Pacific Mobility Leader, EY, Soumen Chowdhury, Vice President GHRSS APAC, State Street and Stephen Park, Head of Global Mobility, Fonterra.

We will continue with topics including:

  • Regional mobility challenges in the context of business expansion
  • Localisation and the associated cost control
  • ROI and analytics: what to measure and how
  • Flexible policies vs policies with some flexibility
  • Tackling Hong Kong as a destination
  • BEPS guidance and tax compliance
  • Setting up in Tier 2 markets
  • Developing Asian talent to become global talent
  • Diversity and global mobility
  • Global mobility as a ‘centre of excellence’
  • The ABC of China’s immigration reform
  • Destination management in emerging markets
  • Hong Kong immigration
  • Australia immigration

...And end by looking forward

Before we end the day’s deliberations and move on to our glittering Gala Dinner to celebrate the brightest and the best in global mobility at the APAC EMMAs, we have our Closing Keynote Discussion:

Our panel, including Patrick Barneoud, International Mobility & Benefits Manager, Societe Generale, Justin Liu, Regional Director, Compensation & Benefits, AXA Asia, Maggie Zhang, Regional Head of HR, North Asia and Hong Kong, AIG Insurance Asia will be looking ahead to:

The ‘Future Workplace’, the evolution of technology and the impact on global mobility

And we’ll be asking:

  • What is the ‘Future Workplace’? How are companies and individual roles evolving as Millennials step into more senior positions? What are the implications as younger people begin to move throughout APAC?
  • How is connectivity changing today’s workplace? How is global mobility affected as employees have increasing ability to work from anywhere?
  • How is technology changing the workplace, and more specifically mobility as a function? What are the opportunities for self-service and process automation?
  • How should technology tie into compliance?
  • A look at the diversity agenda – how has this changed in Asia Pacific in the past few years and what are the areas for future development?

Be part of the conversation

This promises to be a really intensive day of discussion - designed to challenge and inform. FEM’s great strength is that it is a real and influential community of professionals who generously share their knowledge and experience and we want to hear from you. 

So make sure that you are part of the conversations that that will help to shape the future of global mobility in APAC, gain expert insight and network with senior professionals from across this exciting and dynamic region. 

If you would like to submit a question for our speakers in advance, do please contact me, Claire Tennant-Scull.

Register for the FEM APAC Summit

See the APAC EMMAs Shortlist and reserve your table!

I look forward to seeing you there!

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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