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DAY ONE – THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER  

08:15 – 09:00 
Registration & Networking Breakfast 

09:00 – 09:05 
Welcome and Introduction
Claire Tennant-Scull, Head of Content, Forum for Expatriate Management  


09:05 – 09:45 
Corporate-only Roundtables 

Roundtable 1: 
Identifying opportunities to reduce costs, drive greater efficiency and measure ROI
Moderated by: Mark Derksen, Head of International Mobility at Arup

Roundtable 2: 
Localisation, ‘Local Plus’ and international new hires – what do they mean for your organisation? 
Moderated by: Nicole Davis-Calinescu, Global Mobility Manager, JLT Group plc

Roundtable 3: 
Best practice for designing and implementing assignment policies 
Moderated by: Khadeeja Islam, Senior Manager, Global Mobility at Aggreko

Roundtable 4: 
Inclusive global mobility and increasing opportunities for female talent 
Moderated by: Anja Vahldiek, Director, Global Mobility Solutions, EY

Roundtable 5: 
Dealing with change – M & As and operating in challenging business climates 
Moderated by: Ryan Busekist, Global Mobility Senior Specialist, FIS

Roundtable 6: 
Talent management and retention 
Moderated by: Emma Jepson, Head of Talent Acquisition for EMEA, American Express Global Business Travel

Roundtable 7: 
Managing vendors – KPIs and SLAs 
Moderated by: Kamila Griffin, International Mobility Manager, DigitasLBi

Roundtable 8: 
Business travel - balancing the needs of the business with compliance and duty of care
Moderated by: Jessica Smart, Global Mobility Junior Specialist, FIS

Roundtable 9: 
Balancing benefits with budgets 
Moderated by: Julie Pateman, VP, International Compensation & Benefits at Discovery Communications

09:45 – 10:25 
Networking Break 

10:25 – 11:55 
Corporate-only Roundtables Session 2 & Feedback 
(See above for roundtable details) 

11:50 – 13:00 
Corporate Networking Lunch – Sponsored by NetExpat

Track A - Immigration
Sponsored by: Fragomen         

Track B - Technology
Sponsored by: Equus

13:00  – 13:35

 

Panel Discussion:
Brexit, Schengen, and the changing immigration landscape in Europe

Panellists:
Erin Clor, Manager, France, Fragomen

George Koureas, Partner, London, Fragomen

Ian Robinson, Partner, London, Fragomen

Marius Tollenaere, Senior Manager and Attorney (Rechtsanwalt), Frankfurt, Fragomen



Panel Discussion: 
Delivering enhanced value through the ecosystems

Panellists:
Robert Horsley, Executive Director, Fragomen

Vicki Marsh, Head of UK Operations, Equus Speaker 2 

Ashleigh Magowan, Global Mobility Manager, Thomson Reuters

Phil Smith, Compensation Services Practice Leader, Crown World Mobility

13:35 – 14:10

 

Expert Insight:
Business immigration reform in the USA

Speaker:
Cynthia J. Lange, Partner, Santa Clara and San Francisco, CA, USA, Fragomen

Expert Insight: 
The collaborative approach to leveraging technology

Speaker: 
Tim Wells, VP Technology, Equus
14:10 – 14:45Case Study: 
Offshore working and immigration rules

Speakers: 
Annie Weir, Workforce Demand - Immigration Lead Eastern Hemisphere, Baker Hughes  

Charlotte Wills, Manager, London, Fragomen 


Case Study: 
The future of global mobility - the power of a fully integrated ecosystem 

Speakers: 
Vicki Marsh, Head of UK Operations, Equus 

Ashleigh Magowan, Global Mobility Manager, Thomson Reuters

14:45 - 15:15 
Exhibition and Networking Break

15:15  – 15:55

 

Panel Discussion: 
Countdown to the GDPR – What the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation means for global mobility

Panellists:
Sharon Christiaan, Chief Legal Compliance, Senior Immigration Lawyer and Behavioural Officer, Bisaf 

Christopher Hawkes, Director, Tax and Pensions – Global Mobility, KPMG 

Selina Jones-May, Group Director, Global Mobility, Worley Parsons 





Panel Discussion:  
Business travel in EMEA – why it can be a risky business

Panellists: 

Aliza Boyle, HRIM Client Relationship Associate Director, BP 

Mark Derksen, Head of International Mobility, Arup 

Karen Kenny, International Operations Manager - Head of Global Mobility, Cross-Country Consulting  

Nicole Milman, Total Reward, Becton Dickinson 

Jessica Smart, Global Mobility Junior Specialist, FIS

15:55 – 16:30

 

Mobility Masterclass:
How EY redesigned their global mobility strategy 

Speaker: 
Anja Vahldiek, Director, Global Mobility Solutions, EY 

Mobility Masterclass:
How Johnson & Johnson created their award-winning talent strategy

Speaker:  
Sigrid Nauwelaerts, Regional Director, Talent Mobility – EMEA, Johnson & Johnson
16:30 
– 
17:10
Closing Keynote Panel:
Brexit and beyond – turning challenges into opportunities 

Panellists: 
Dawn Hale, Head of Global Mobility, Johnson Matthey

Vivien Mott, Head of Global Mobility, Aviva 

Christopher Hawkes, Director, Tax and Pensions – Global Mobility, KPMG 

Nikki Williams, Head of People Experience, LUSH Cosmetics


17:10 – 17:15
Closing Remarks 

17:15 – 18:30
Drinks Reception 


DAY TWO – FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER  

08:15 – 09:05  
Registration & Networking Breakfast  

09:05 – 09:10 
Welcome and Introduction 
Claire Tennant-Scull, Head of Content, Forum for Expatriate Management   

09:10  –  09:45Keynote Address:
Doing business in a VUCA world – how can you prepare for the unexpected?                                                                    
Speaker: 
Colonel Marcus Reedman, Colonel Army Policy, UK Ministry of Defence

Track A – Strategy & Implementation    
Sponsored by: ECA International   

Track B – Policy & Packages
Sponsored by: Mercer

09:45  – 10:20

 

Panel Discussion: 
The key challenges of modern mobility

Panellists:
Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility, Rolls-Royce

Khadeeja Islam, Senior Manager, Global Mobility at Aggreko

Neerav Shah, Senior Consultant, ECA International

Nigel Yates, Mobility Lead - Europe, Turkey, CIS at Wood

Panel Discussion: 
Agile mobility management: Segmentation and flexibility

Panellists:
Nicole Milman, Total Reward, Becton Dickinson

Helen Root, Global Mobility Director, Diageo 





10:20 - 10:50
Exhibition and Networking Break

10:50  – 11:25

 

Expert Insight:
Designing an international program

Speaker:
David Remedios, Head of Consultancy, ECA International                                                                    



Expert Insight:
Best practices to develop and review 
competitive international assignment policies 

Speakers:
Olivier Meier, Principal, Global Mobility, Mercer

Additional speaker TBA

11:25 – 12:00

 

Case Study:                                   
International mobility within Philips Lighting                       

Speaker:
Annemarie Bunschoten, Head of International Mobility, Philips      Lighting 


Case Study:
Practical implementation of a mobility policy - Striking a balance between flexibility, cost and consistency.

Speaker:
Aude Besnainou, France Global Mobility Practice Leader, Mercer

12:00 - 13:00
Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:45
Sponsored Roundtables – Corporates only

Roundtable 1: 
Pillars of a Business Traveller Program 
Led by: Jennifer Fackelman, Fragomen 

Roundtable 2:
Partnership working between corporates and suppliers; What does it really mean and how it can benefit both when done well 
Led by: Val Gascoyne, Fragomen 

Roundtable 3:
Implementing a strong global mobility ecosystem
Led by: Tim Wells, VP Technology, Equus 

Roundtable 4:
Securing business approval for assignment costs
Led by: Antonia Kuessner, Software Solutions Consultant, ECA International 

Roundtable 5:
Debating policy development dilemmas 
Led by: Olivier Meier, Princpal, and Jette Heldgaard, Global Mobility Consultant, Mercer

Roundtable 6:
The compliance challenges of globalisation
Led by: Chris Bolton – International Sales Manager, UK Cigna and Nick Slimmon – International Sales Manager, UK 

Roundtable 7:
Change management 
Led by: Laura Levenson, Director of Consulting Services, Weichert Workforce Mobility and Andreas von Strachwitz, Vice President EMEA, Weichert Workforce Mobility

Roundtable 8:
Moving to the USA: Living with the Trump administration
Led by: Mercedes D'Angelo, Director, Global Business Solutions, Cultural Awareness International

Roundtable 9: What goes wrong with Right to Work checks?
Led by: Antonio Lam, Managing Director, Newland Chase

13:00
 –
13:45
Supplier Workshop:
The inside track on supplier selection

Speakers: 
Kamila Griffin, International Mobility Manager at DigitasLBi

Khadeeja Islam, Senior Manager, Global Mobility at Aggreko       

13:45  – 14:25

 

Panel Discussion:
When is the right time for mobility transformation? 
Corporate change journeys 

Speakers:
Louise Barrelet, Global Expatriate Policies & Tax Manager, Nestlé

Victoria Christofides (née Brennan), Global Mobility Director, Thomson Reuters

Ellyn Karetnick, VP, Global Head of Talent Mobility Consulting
BGRS

Helen Root, Global Mobility Director, Diageo

Lilach Sela Sagi, Vice President, Global Compensation and Benefits, HR, Amdocs

Presentation:
EU Intra-Company Transfer and Posted Worker Directives - latest updates

Speaker:
Emily King, Managing Director, BAL Europe 












14:25 – 15:05

 

Expert Insight:
How can technology help you become more efficient?

Speakers:
Edward Sides, Principal Global Mobility Specialist, Statoil

Francesca Conidi, Account Manager & Senior Analyst, Polaris Global Mobility




Expert Insight:
Diversity and security in a global landscape

Moderator: 
Dhanjaye Damhar, UK Immigration Manager, Newland Chase

Speakers:
Irene Boccardo, Director of Global Operations, EMEA, Newland Chase

Michael Grover, Senior Associate, Global Mobility – Talent, Mercer

15:05 - 15:25
Networking & Refreshments Break 

15:25 
– 16:00

 

Mobility Masterclass: 
Delivering a successful expat tax tender (under audit rotation)

Speakers: 
Gareth Davies, Head of Global Mobility, Rolls-Royce



Mobility Masterclass: 

Transforming and future proofing the mobility agenda

Speakers: 
Selina Jones-May, Group Director, Global Mobility, Worley Parsons

Vivien Mott, Head of Global Mobility, Aviva 

16:00
 –  16:35

Closing Keynote Panel 
The ‘Future Workplace’ and the ongoing evolution of worldwide working                            
Panellists:
Victoria Christofides (née Brennan), Global Mobility Director, Thomson Reuters

Edward Sides, Principal Global Mobility Specialist, Statoil

Charlotte Sword, Global Head of Human Resources at Foster & Partners

Anja Vahldiek, Director, Global Mobility Solutions, EY

Sandra Winstanley, Manager, Global Mobility & Benefits, Heineken

16:35 – 16:40
Closing Remarks 

18:45
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