HOW TO MAKE MOBILITY MORE EFFECTIVE...
in the world we are living in today
in the Global Economy Impacting Business, Workforce;
Leadership Development for Global Business;
Succession-planning; Strategy execution
Global Talent Development and Retention
via Rewards and Mobility?
|to be held at...
|RAVINIA CLUB, I-285 to Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Exit #29
• Time: 9am - 3:45pm
attention MARC ... $99/person for 2+ same company
WELCOME RECEPTION & DINNER, May 21 from 6:15pm optional... NoHost...come participate
RAVINIA CLUB has been selected as our host for the May 22nd corporate meeting. Established in 1987, the Ravinia Club is an exclusive private club set in Dunwoody’s prestigious area. The ambiance of the Club, its European charm, and the discerning attention to detail by the entire staff, create a warm, welcoming atmosphere not found elsewhere.
CHECK-IN DESK OPENS
sponsor tables open
09:00 until 09:20
Moderator's Welcome Remarks ..
"Our Research on CHRO Challenges and Objectives"...
and Delegate Introductions
Ed Cohen, Conference Developer and Moderator
09:20 until 10:00
RISK MANAGEMENT; INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT
NATHAN ALLEN, Shareholder, LITTLER
10:00 until 10:30
sponsor tables open
10:30 until 11:15
SPOUSAL ASSISTANCE... to ENHANCE INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENT ROI
- ALAIN VERSTANDIG, President of NET EXPAT Group
Alain will focus today on Spousal assistance: an overview of best practices based on a global sampling of 200 multinational corporations. Survey trends indicate dual career issues will continue to be a barrier to mobility. Articles highlight the plight of the expatriate partner. Even when we recognize the challenges, we still need to define a strong value proposition if we are to include spousal assistance before and during (even at the end of) international assignments.
Alain Verstandig, President of the NET EXPAT Group, is an engineer who has passionately embraced International Mobility and Talent Management through personal experience. He currently lives in the USA but was born in 1962 in Brussels, Belgium to a French mother and a German father.
He graduated with an Engineering degree, later supplemented by an MBA. Right after graduating, he travelled the world in an amazing 18-month backpacking adventure through more than 50 countries.
Alain then worked over ten years for multinational corporations in various senior positions where he acquired first-hand knowledge of international mobility, being expatriated himself on several occasions. Alain speaks five languages.
In 1998, Alain founded the NET EXPAT Group specializing in assessing, training and coaching for expatriates and their partners. Through its unique, innovative approaches, NET EXPAT soon became a global market leader, with offices in 55 countries around the world and a loyal customer base of 200 international corporations. More information can be found at www.netexpat.com.
NET EXPAT has offices in America, Europe and Asia.
Web Site www.netexpat.com - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
11:25 until 12:15
INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS - RISK MANAGEMENT
CORDELLA SCOTT, Senior Manager, KPMG LLP
Cordella Scott is a tax senior manager for KPMG LLP’s International Executive Services Tax practice in the Atlanta. She has over 15 years accounting and tax experience and has worked with various colleges, hospitals and research institutions with their nonresident alien tax compliance issues, including tax issues of F and J visa holders. Tax matters important for F & J visa holders include the determination of tax residency status, residency change and start dates, FICA start dates, Federal, state and FICA withholding and reporting, treaty applicability, treaty expiration, and the required supporting documentation for payroll tax files of F and J visa holders. Cordella Scott has worked for KPMG since 1999 and joined the International Executive Services practice in 2001. In addition to work with tax exempt institutions, Cordella has served the tax compliance and tax consulting needs for the expatriate and inpatriate populations of for profit entities. Her experience includes the preparation and review of cost projections, tax equalizations, expatriate tax cost accruals, hypothetical tax calculations, tax returns and international payroll setup. Cordella has a BBA degree from Pace University of New York. She is an enrolled agent, Georgia CPA and member of the American Institution of CPAs (AICPA) and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). She is actively involved in employee charity and networking groups of her employer, formerly serving as co-chair for the KPMG local office employee action council and as chairperson for Respect and Dignity, a subcommittee within KPMG’s Atlanta Diversity Group.
KPMG LLP is a member of KPMG International, whose International Executive Services network includes over 1,800 professionals from KPMG member firms worldwide and provides services for more than 60,000 mobile employees/assignees in more than 800 organizations. Its IES practice provides a single source for addressing international assignment business issues such as international tax advisory and
IMMIGRATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR SENDING EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE THE US.
Some of the sub-topics would include:
- Business trips vs. work assignments
- Avoiding problems with "stealth" expats
- Documentary requirements and timing
- Pre-assignment considerations: quotas, licenses, local payroll requirements
- Maintaining immigration compliance during a foreign assignment
- Immigration considerations with terminating employment during a foreign assignment
- Trends around the globe: enforcement, compliance, tightening of requirements
DEBORAH MARLOWE, Partner
FRAGOMEN DEL REY, BERNSEN & LOEWY LLP
Deborah Marlowe is a Partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. Her experience includes providing strategic counsel to multinational clients on variety of matters related to business immigration law, regulation, policy, and compliance. She has represented international companies in alien employment certification proceedings before the U.S. Department of Labor, and has extensive experience advising clients with temporary and permanent visa petitions before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Deborah frequently partners with clients to develop effective programs to audit and maintain compliance with immigration regulations and policies. She has developed immigration training programs for corporate human resources and legal professionals. She is Admitted to the Bar of Georgia. Her Education includes University of Michigan, J.D. 1983; Emory University, B.A. 1980. She is a Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association and Co-founder, Global Personnel Alliance .
1:30 until 4:00
Moderator & Host
Ed Cohen, Editor, GlobalHRNews
SOLUTIONS = TALENT MANAGEMENT
...best talent in the most appropriate position at the best time, right location, and at the right price
SOLUTIONS = TRANSFORMED MOBILITY SERVICES
...more effectively linking with the business including Talent Acquisition, Training, Retention and Succession-planning
Commentator/Thought-Leaders will include
LINDA STRAW, Manager, Global Mobility & Relocation Programs;
The COCA-COLA Company
Linda Straw works for Coca-Cola’s global business services/HR shared-services operations group, managing global mobility process across the regions and customer-service operations serving her Company’s expat and domestic populations.
Her previous assignment at Coca-Cola was Global Relocation Manager.
Currently, Linda is actively involved in a major Global Mobility Transformation project, which is Coca-Cola’s first major policy and program overhaul in over 25 years. In this work Linda has gained a specialty in strategic supply chain development supporting both international and domestic assignments.
By taking a fresh approach to supply chain management, she is seeking to develop a delivery model that views the customer and client (HR/Finance/Hiring Managers) experience holistically.
J. KIM SCHOLES, Vice-President Human Resources;
Network Communications Inc. (NCI)
Kim will lead us in a discussion about...
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NCI is the largest national publisher of local printed and online magazines for the real estate market, representing 500 markets and 45,000 advertising subscribers with its comprehensively internet-integrated media platform throughout the U.S. and Canada. A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Kim possesses an extensive background in human relations for both the public and private (public and non-public) sectors, having previously held progressively-responsible positions for the Department of Defense/Army, the U.S. General Services Administration, Sportslife/Crunch Fitness/Bally's International, Fitzgerald+Co/McCann-Erickson, and for the Southeast Regional Headquarters of Cingular Wireless. Although she considers herself a generalist with HR operations and merger/acquisitions expertise, she is a subject matter expert in employee and labor relations with particular emphasis in coaching and facilitating progressive discipline and alternative dispute resolution. Kim has successfully consulted with and trained bargaining and non-bargaining unit employees, supervisors, managers and senior executives within the defense and telecommunications branches of the federal government, including implementing change management during a critical period of reorganization due to national reinvention initiatives. She has also completed merger/integration projects by developing a double-digit, multi-million dollar budget, facilitating change management, maintaining policy oversight, and providing guidance on national/regional employment issues for her previous employer, and acted as an employee advocate for workforces comprised of diverse occupations.
CHRIS CHALK, CRP, GMS; Senior Relocation Manager,
Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment
Doosan Infracore International, Inc.
Chris Chalk is a relocation industry veteran with over a decade of experience spanning relocation management, international shipping and relocation mortgage. Holding industry designations including CRP, SGMS accreditation, Chris serves in a leadership capacity for relocation trade groups. Chris lives in Atlanta with his wife Amanda. Chris and Amanda met while attending the University of Georgia. They have three children and two golden retrievers.
DOOSAN is a global diversified company, Doosan brings its expertise together to build power plants and industrial facilities, machine tools and automation systems, engines, bridges and construction equipment. Its affiliated companies also provide consumer products ranging from magazines and books to fashion.
Director, Global Mobility
Scott has spent over 20 years experience in the global mobility arena. During his career Scott has headed global mobility for several FORTUNE 50 corporations including ...the largest insurer, the largest retailer, and, the "happiest place on earth". Scott has had the unique experience of providing mobility services as a third party relocation provider; as an onsite provider at a corporate client; and, serving as the corporate client.
Scott has specialized in revamping relocation policy both domestically and internationally, educating and training HR and talent leaders on global mobility issues, positioning global mobility as a tactical and strategic partner in the talent management process, and, setting-up controls to insure that corporations are understanding ROI and benefiting from their talent investments.
ANGIE GILBREATH, CRP, GMS; Global Mobility Account Manager;
AIReS Relocation Solutions
Angie Gilbreath represents AIReS in the Gulf Coast and Southeastern U.S., including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. With over 25 years of experience working in human resources and global mobility management, Angie is an expert in strategic development, working to ensure every global mobility program aligns with all corporate client and talent management goals, current government regulations and is measured accordingly for return on investment. Angie is also an accomplished industry speaker and author of several articles for the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council’s® Mobility magazine. Angie holds her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations through the Worldwide ERC®. AIReS is a recognized industry leader in delivering best-in-class relocation and assignment management services to leading corporations.
MICHAEL PUCKETT, CRP, Director of Business Development;
Mike will lead a talk on...trends in companies using global mobility services; best practices that clients are using; challenges moving employees globally.
Mike represents Cartus in the Southeastern US. After having spent nine years at Fannie Mae managing the Southeastern Region corporate-owned inventory department, he has spent the past 16 years in the corporate relocation industry, holding leadership positions in Operations, Client Services, Quality, and Business Development. Mike earned his degree in Business Administration from Gainesville College, with graduate studies held at the University of Maryland and the University of Alabama, and holds his Certified Relocation Professional designation from the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council. Mike is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and Realtor in the State of Georgia.
Cartus serves as the trusted provider of choice to 60% of the Fortune 100, with 22 offices worldwide, and mobility services delivered to over 150,000 customers in 160 countries across the globe in 2011.
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