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Mexico City
was Sep 23
 
NEXT PRACTICES ...Global HR Conference on Strategy & Tactics™


HOW MEGATRENDS ARE NOW CHALLENGING ...
... Corporate Strategy,
... Competing For The Best Talent In A Globally-integrated Economy,
... Global HR Policy & Practice, and
... Global Workforce Mobility

 
 
to be held at...
CAMINO REAL POLANCO MÉXICO; JARDIN BALLROOM; Corporate Luncheon OAXACA BALLROOM • +52 55 5 263-8888
Mariano Escobedo 700, Col. Anzures, Mexico DF 11590
 
 


From 7.30am
CHECK-IN OPENS
NETWORKING BREAKFAST





8.10am
OPENING REMARKS

Ed Cohen, Conference Producer/Director
Publisher, GLOBAL HR NEWS


Claudia Campos, Partner, International Assignment Solutions,
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)


DELEGATE INTRODUCTIONS







8.30am
KEYNOTE

OFFSHORING:
RISK CONSIDERATIONS IN OFFHSORE OPERATIONS

Consideraciones de riesgo en la operación de Offshore

Offshoring es la transferencia de las operaciones de manufactura o actividades de los procesos de negocio en parte o totalmente al extranjero, en donde generalmente los costos son más bajos que la operación del país de origen. Esto puede ser a través del contrato con un tercero o una subsidiaria mediante un joint venture.

Offshoring can be an effective means for reducing costs and improving efficiency in production or services rendered. In this session you will learn about the risks how to measure them; and, you will learn that Offshoring should only be taken into account when there is a business case that supports it. This is, in Summary, when the company understands its current and future costs and has performed detailed evaluations and has taken the proper actions to mitigate the inherent risks.


Presented by
Jorge Sergio López Vargas,
Gerente de Asesoría de Negocios
(Senior Manager of Human Resources Services)
de PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
J. Sergio Lopez, graduated from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico. He has 16 years of experience serving multinational corporate clients, including 10 years in Performance Improvement Services. Sergio has published articles about human resources, including GLOBAL HR NEWS and he has participated as a speaker at conferences in Mexico. He is a member of the College of Public Accountants, and he participated as a member of different commissions at AMEDIRH.








9.15am to 9.45am
Morning Keynote

MEXICO AND GOING GLOBAL TODAY


MANUEL SOMOZA, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Bank. S. A.


Manuel Somoza is Chairman and CEO of Prudential Bank. S. A., headquartered in Mexico City. In this position, Somoza is responsible for all management functions of the company, which includes the development, marketing and selling of investment management products to individual and institutional clients in the Mexican marketplace. Somoza acts as Chairman of the Executive Committee and also sits on the Board of Afore XXI, Prudential’s pension business in Mexico.

In March 1998, Manuel Somoza founded Apolo Operadora de Sociedades de Inversión, S. A. de C.V. In 2000 Prudential Financial Inc. acquired a majority stake in Apolo.

Manuel Somoza is a seasoned executive with over four decades of experience in the brokerage, banking and asset management industry in Mexico. In 1966, he started working for Banco Nacional de México, in which he held several positions until he was named CEO of Banamex Casa de Bolsa. In addition, Somoza was CEO of Casa de Bolsa Inverlat, Grupo Financero Inverméxico, and Banco Mexicano, he was also Chairman of the Mexican Stock Exchange (1986-1987); since 2000 Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial Operadora de Sociedades de Inversión, S.A. de C. V.

Manuel Somoza has a BA in Economics from the Anahuac University and a MBA from Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico.







9.45am to 10.30am
Theme Keynote

“LOSING YOUR MIND, FINDING YOUR HEART"

A “Global Mindset” incorporates cultural and emotional intelligence. This presentation will explore the opportunities, and threats we face in a global environment. It will suggest an innovative approach to improving our “Business I.Q.” by developing a global mindset.


Presented by
JACK KEOGH, Keogh & Associates Consulting, LLC
“Jack Keogh is a recognized international leader in cross-cultural training, leadership development, multicultural team building and the management of expatriation. A native of Ireland, based in Connecticut, he has resided in Spain, Mexico, Italy, Gabon and the United States. Thousands of employees in multinational corporations around the world have participated in his workshops or attended his presentations. Keogh & Associates Consulting, LLC (www.JackKeogh.com ) is present in the United States, Mexico City and Tokyo, Japan”.








10.30am to 11.10am
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK






11.15am to 12.15pm

INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW / LABOUR LAW

THE ASSIGNMENT LETTER
THRU TERMINATION OF THE EMPLOYEE WHILE ON ASSIGNMENT

The number of expatriate employees working in Latin America has been increasing due to the large quantity of multinational companies doing business in this part of the world. However, employers contemplating having expatriates working in Mexico should be aware that labor relationships are highly regulated and that employees generally have greater rights than they have in other countries.

In this forum we will analyze the legal framework applicable to expatriates in Mexico, as well as the liabilities derived for employers from the labor and social security perspectives derived from having expatriates rendering services in this country on its behalf.

The discussion will also focus on best approach to transfer / hire expatriates in Mexico and the legal requirements when it comes to the termination of the labor relationship with expatriates, along with the advice in the field, bearing in mind that Mexico has broad experience receiving expatriates, and conditions have been changing in order to make this employees international assignments more accessible so as to keep up with the rhythm demanded by globalization.



Presented by
OSCAR DE LA VEGA
Partner
BASHAM, RINGE Y CORREA

and by

E. JOHAN LUBBE
Partner
JACKSON LEWIS LLP




ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Oscar de la Vega is a Partner with Basham, Ringe y Correa, a Mexican law firm, founded in 1912, with enormous experience gained in serving clients for nearly a century, with service based on superior ethics, quality and professionalism. He was born in 1962 in Mexico City and he is a Graduate of the Universidad Iberoamericana where he obtained law degree in 1983. His Postgraduate studies in labor law were in 1994 and in amparo in 1995 at the Universidad Panamericana. Oscar de la Vega is the author of various publications and has spoken at various conferences in Mexico and elsewhere on labor arbitration, hiring and dismissal of employees. He is a Member of the Inter-American Bar Association, vice president of the Employment and Social Security Committee of the International Federation of Lawyers. Practice area: labor law.


Firm profile
Basham, Ringe y Correa...Basham Labor Practice Group is a Mexican law firm with enormous experience gained in providing clients with legal services highly specialized in labor, social security and immigration matters for nearly a century, service based on superior ethics, quality and professionalism.

The specialization and development of our Labor Practice Group, our deep knowledge which we have of Mexico, its legal system, markets and industry, enables us to offer our clients with innovative, timely, and complete practical solutions to their needs in regards to labor matters, helping them to make the best choices for their businesses. In order to avoid labor risks when doing business in Mexico, we take a preventive, coordinated, and strategic approach to advising our clients. We have been recognized by various international publications and organizations, such as Latin Lawyer, HierosGamos and Who’s Who Legal, as one of the leading labor practices in Mexico. Our Labor Practice Group actively participates in various public and private organizations at an international level, such as IUS LABORIS (www.iuslaboris.com), which is a global alliance of pre-eminent human resources law firms providing specialized labor counsel and a full portfolio of human resources law services to our clients, which help us to offer local expertise on a global level. Being a member of the IUS LABORIS alliance compromises us to provide our clients with quick and efficient responses in order to comply with the international requirements of companies around the globe.

As a IUS LABORIS member, we understand the challenges that our clients face, by reacting and meeting their concerns, providing with business-focused solutions to the challenges. Basham’s Labor Practice Group provides legal services to national and multinational employers engaged in a variety of businesses to help develop and implement labor strategies intended to optimize their human and material resources. We focus our skills in the legal actions on behalf of our clients in order to help them having control of the labor situations they face and we make our best effort to exceed their expectations, providing our services with integrity and by responding to their needs immediately.


E. Johan Lubbe is a Partner at Jackson Lewis LLP, a national management-side workplace law firm in the U.S. Johan is based in the firm’s White Plains, New York office The firm has over 440 employment lawyers in 32 offices across the U.S. Johan coordinates the firm’s International Employment Practice Group and advises U.S. multinational corporations with their global workplace challenges and foreign multinationals doing business in the U.S. Johan is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator with unions. Johan has law degrees from leading law schools in the U.S., England and South Africa. He started his legal career as a labor lawyer in South Africa and has been in the U.S. for the past 12 years. He has authored a number of articles on cross-border employment issues and is a frequent speaker at international employment law conferences in the U.S. and overseas. Johan is recognized as a leading employment lawyer in a number of the leading publications, including Practical Law Company’s Labour and Employee Benefits Cross-border Handbook 2006/07 and 2007/08, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers 2004 and again 2006, The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers – 2005 and again 2007, and the Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best 2005. Johan is also recognized as a Super Lawyer in New York 2007.








12.20pm to 1pm

Corporate Benchmarking:
INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNEE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE
You will learn about an award-winning International Assistance Program (IAP) for expatriates and their families. This program helps families adjust by providing confidential professional outreach and support and intervention, if required. This education sessionwill explain "how and why" the IAP was developed and you will learn about the results. Conference Delegates will take-away from this session how to increase effectiveness of people while on assignment; and this session will demonstrate the resulting improvement of retention rates, increasing company ROI.

Discussion Leader

Martha Peña, Olavarría y Asociados, and, Director, CHESTNUT GLOBAL PARTNERS MEXICO



About the Presenter
Martha Peña is a true pioneer in the provision of EAP in Mexico. Martha Peña is a bilingual psychologist (Spanish & English), a Mexican citizen, and holds a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Texas. Martha has more than 25-years of experience as a practicing clinician and more than 12 years as an EAP professional. Martha has extensive clinical experience in brief therapy, crisis intervention, and substance abuse assessment. Martha’s expertise and flexibility to meet various industrial requirements has proven to be beneficial to many U.S., European, and other countries multinational companies in this capacity.


Chestnut Global Partners Mexico (CGP) is part of Chestnut Health Systems. CGP in Mexico has a clear reputation as a service-based organization that is responsive. It has a widely known track record of excellence in recruiting, training, credentialing and managing local clinicians and service providers who understand the full value of the EAP and workplace service model.

CGP is dedicated to providing international Employee Assistance Programs and related workplace services, such as Expatriate Family Support, Crisis Intervention, Workplace Training and Consultation, Critical Incident Services, and Substance Abuse Professional Services. CGP Mexico has a Call center in Mexico City, which serve as program’s administrative office and will also serve as one of our face-to-face counseling locations. In Mexico, we provide more than forty five office locations counseling and more than a hundred psychologists to provide face-to-face counseling. In Mexico, we provide more than forty five office locations counseling and more than a hundred psychologists to provide face-to-face counseling. In addition to our administrative office in Mexico City, CGP also provide face-to-face counseling (through our affiliates) in: Toluca, León, Puebla, Oaxaca, Aguascalientes, Monterrey, Torreón, Mazatlán, San Luís Potosí, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Cancún, Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo.







1pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON






2.15pm
BREAK





2.30pm to 3.25pm
CORPORATE BENCHMARKING


BEST PRACTICES IN THE GLOBAL WAR FOR TALENT

Moderator: JACK KEOGH, Keogh & Associates Consulting, LLC

Panel:


LUIS MONTERO
Managing Director
PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS
(Mr. Montero was formerly VPHR-Nestle Mexico)

Luis Montero is the Managing Director of Proactive Solutions a Consulting and Staffing Company based in Mexico, with branches all over the Republic. Luis has more than 25 years of experience in Management, Human Resources, Sales, Business Development and Finance. He obtained significant experience in relevant internal transitions, like mergers, union removals, culture changes, establishing smooth communication with foreign home offices. He has specialized skills in devising and coordinating strategies, reengineering process and implementing organizational change. His studies include: Industrial Psychology with specialization in Consumer Behavior and Human Processes, MBA from ITAM, Business Management Postgraduate Course from IPADE and Corporate Finance Postgraduate Course from ITAM.



BLANYA CORREAL
HR
FEMSA México






ISABEL SUAREZ LOZANO
Human Resources Manager
Learning & Diversity Manager
IBM de México S de R.L.

Isabel Suarez Lozano is the talent and learning manager for IBM Mexico in addition to having the responsibility as HR partner for Communications and Public Relations. Isabel is responsible for strategy, integration and implementation of the IBM three learning and development areas: Professional Development, Management Development and e-learning. Within that expertise she has the responsibility for customizing the IBM educational offering and complementing it with external providers, specialized educational organizations and Universities in order to develop a complete set of education, aligning it, in order to cover the specific needs and required skills in IBM's different business units. Isabel Suarez Lozano also is responsible for Management Development strategy in Mexico and the key human resources groups in Mexico: technical resources, top talents, and executive resources. And, she is responsible for the Diversity strategy and implementation in Mexico.



CONNIE VILLA
Human Resources Manager
HEWLETT PACKARD México

Connie Villa Leyva has served in various capacities including Training, Staffing, and Consulting. She studied the Universidad Panamericana (Lic. Pedagogía), obtained her certification in Coaching and a Diplomado en Human Development. Connie's current responsibilities center on HR activities for the Sales Group at HP including integration and leadership projects, Diversity and Work Life Balance programs, coaching for managers and directors, implementation of corporate programs, recognition programs, Staffing, Talent Management and Employee Services.







3.25pm to 3.40pm
COFFEE BREAK







3.40pm to 4.30pm

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

Presented by
ENRIQUE J. ARELLANO, Senior Partner
ENRIQUE ARELLANO RINCON ABOGADOS, S.C.

and

CARMEN DE TERAMOND, Latin America Client Services Manager, based in Costa Rica.
FRAGOMEN GLOBAL IMMIGRATION SERVICES



ABOUT THIS EDUCATION SESSION
Mr. Enrique Arellano will present on "Business Immigration into Mexico".

FRAGOMEN will proceed and review with the audience, these current trends. Latin America has presented itself as a magnificent opportunity for corporations seeking investments outside the traditional Western world. As a result, a hefty increment in business immigration has resulted in the region. Most notably, the large economies of Brazil and Mexico have attracted global investment and short-term project management. Several specialized positions have been created for foreign laborers as local work force has appeared to not have the right set of technical skills in the starting stages of the investment. Because of this, Brazil and Mexico endure an increment in work visa applications. On the same trend, Panama and Costa Rica were forced to adapt significant changes to their immigration legislation. These changes have helped alleviate the demand for speedy work visa applications, as foreign capital continues to pour itself into these economies.




ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Enrique Arellano is the founder and senior partner of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados, S.C., specializing in Mexican corporate immigration law since 1976. Mr. Arellano is a native of Mexico City and is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Law School, where he presently serves as the immigration specialist on the University’s Board of Regent’s Legal Committee. He is a member of several Mexican professional associations including the National Bar Association of Mexico, the National College of Lawyers and the National Association of Immigration Lawyers of Mexico. He is Vice Chairman of the Immigration and Naturalization Committee of the International Bar Association; he is recognized as a leader in his field by The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers. He is also an active member of AILA, ABIL and Visalaw International. Mr. Arellano lectures on a frequent basis at national and international immigration conferences and he has published various articles related to Mexican immigration issues.

Enrique Arellano Rincón Abogados, S.C. is the largest firm in Mexico dedicated solely to corporate immigration and naturalization law. Considered to be the leading expert in Mexican immigration law in the country, the firm has provided advice and assistance for over 32 years to multinational and domestic corporations in the area of Mexican immigration. It prides itself in providing to its clients the most accurate and updated legal advice and services related to Mexican immigration. The firm is comprised of over 45 highly qualified professionals, who are dedicated to the complete, efficient and effective resolution of issues related to Mexican Immigration Law. The firm’s services are tailored to the needs of each client, offering the complete spectrum of Mexican immigration services related to the transfer of employees to Mexico. Other services include consular services including the assistance in obtaining visas for the transfer of Mexican or foreign nationals to other countries.

Carmen de Téramond, Latin America Client Services Manager, based in Costa Rica. Carmen de Téramond is a Client Services Manager for Fragomen Global Immigration Services with expertise in Latin American immigration processes. Prior to joining Fragomen, she was an associate attorney in the Commercial and Corporate Law Departments of Feinzaig, Scharf & van der Putten, a well renowned law firm in Costa Rica. Ms. de Téramond graduated from Law School in 2002 (University of Costa Rica) and is a member of the Costa Rican Bar Association (2002). In 2003, she took part of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and the United States (or CAFTA) as negotiator for labor issues. She also holds a Master Degree from the University of Salamanca in Judicial Practice (2005).

FRAGOMEN (www.fragomen.com)is the world's largest firm dedicated solely to providing corporate immigration services. With over six hundred professionals focused on immigration, our strength is providing the highest level of service with the greatest efficiency and quality.








4.30pm to 5.20pm

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
MEXICAN INCOME TAX AND SOCIAL SECURITY

Taxes are a significant consideration in cost to both the assignee and the employer in any international assignment. You will learn about the most important tax aspects of assignments into or out of Mexico. You will learn about:

Who is a tax resident and how a resident employee is taxed differently than a nonresident employee.

When does a short term assignee become taxable?

What are the obligations of the foreign employer and any local employer?

How can an inbound employee's costs be deducted in Mexico?

When does Mexican social security apply and what does it cost?


Presented by
CLAUDIA CAMPOS,
Partner, International Assignment Solutions
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (PwC)

ABOUT THE PwC IAS LEADER
Claudia Campos is the PwC IAS practice leader in Mexico, and she is a CPA. Claudia graduated with honors from the Universidad Tecnológica de México. As mentioned, she is the IAS lead partner for Mexico with 28 years of experience serving individuals and multinational corporate clients, including 18 years specializing full time in International Assignments Services. Claudia has published articles on Mexican Individual income taxes and she has participated as a speaker at international conferences in the US, Brazil and Mexico. She is a member of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants as well as the College of Public Accountants, and she participated as a member of its Tax Research Committee for four years.








5.20pm to 6.20pm
AUDIENCE-INTERACTIVE SESSION

GLOBAL HR NEWS TALK SHOW... NEXT PRACTICES GLOBAL HR Forum

An interactive discussion with Leaders representing a cross-section of industry and varying global experience. Audience Q&A weclome.


Host & Moderator:
Ed Cohen, Publisher, GLOBAL HR NEWS


Commentator-Discussion Leaders will include


JORGE RAMIREZ ROJAS
Human Resources Manager
ICA Fluor

Jorge Ramirez graduated as Chemical Engineer from La Salle University in Mexico City, studied a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering with a major in Industrial Projects Execution at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and obtained a Diploma in People Development from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He has 17 years of experience in industrial sector, working in companies like Bayer, Chrysler and ICA Fluor. At present he manages the Human Resources Development area in ICA Fluor, a leader Mexican company in the execution of engineering, procurement and construction of industrial plants within México, Central America and the Caribbean. He has specialized in different areas of Human Resources including recruitment and selection, personnel development, international human resources, training, value creation and internal communication. He participates in different committees with the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry (CMIC) and the AMEDIRH developing models for competences certification and variable compensation.

Fluor Corporation develops strategic relationships with other leading organizations through joint ventures, alliances, partnerships, and acquisitions. ICA Fluor Daniel is a 50/50 joint venture to pursue industrial engineering, procurement and construction opportunities in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean



JORGE LUIS CONFALIONERI
Corporación Bimbo S.A. de C.V.


Jorge Luis Confalonieri graduated as Public Accountant at Escuela Superior de Comercio y Administración del IPN, Mexico City. He obtained a degree in Tax Planning at Instituto de Especialización de Ejecutivos. In addition, Jorge Luis Confalonieri obtained diplomas in finance and management at Instituto Tecnológico de Esatudios Superios de Moanterrey and Instituto Panamericano de Alt Dirección de Empresa respectively. He has 30 years of experience in the industrial sector, collaborating in Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican company that is the leader in the bakery industry. He currently handles Grupo Bimbo’s tax area. Additionally, he is member of different tax related committees.

Grupo Bimbo S.A de C.V. (Bimbo) is a multinational baking company, which operates via its multiple subsidiaries. Bimbo and its subsidiaries are engaged in the manufacture, distribution and sale of bread, cookies, cakes, candies, chocolates, snacks, tortillas and processed foods. The Company operates in the various geographical areas, which include Mexico, the United States of America, Central and South America, Europe, and China.



CLAUDIA CAMPOS
Partner, International Assignment Solutions
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (PwC)


Claudia Campos is the PwC IAS practice leader in Mexico, and she is a CPA. Claudia graduated with honors from the Universidad Tecnológica de México. As mentioned, she is the IAS lead partner for Mexico with 28 years of experience serving individuals and multinational corporate clients, including 18 years specializing full time in International Assignments Services. Claudia has published articles on Mexican Individual income taxes and she has participated as a speaker at international conferences in the US, Brazil and Mexico. She is a member of the Mexican Institute of Public Accountants as well as the College of Public Accountants, and she participated as a member of its Tax Research Committee for four years.




MARTHA PENA
Director
CHESTNUT GLOBAL PARTNERS

Martha Peña is a true pioneer in the provision of EAP in Mexico. Martha Peña is a bilingual psychologist (Spanish & English), a Mexican citizen, and holds a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Texas. Martha has more than 25-years of experience as a practicing clinician and more than 12 years as an EAP professional. Martha has extensive clinical experience in brief therapy, crisis intervention, and substance abuse assessment. Martha’s expertise and flexibility to meet various industrial requirements has proven to be beneficial to many U.S., European, and other countries multinational companies in this capacity.



JACK FRAIND
Managing Director
EXPRESS RELOCATION

Express Relocation is the leading destination services provider for multinational firms in Mexico and has representation in the most important cities in the country. Their services include home finding , school assistance, cross cultural training, immigration services , and settling in assistance for executives and their families.


Discussion topics will include...

“NEXT PRACTICES” GLOBAL HR: Issues and Trends in “Going Global” and Talent Acquisition-Development-Compensation-Retention

WHAT WILL BE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES for a GLOBAL HR DIRECTOR IN 2009?

EMERGING MARKETS

IS "GOING GLOBAL" THE SAME IN ALL COMPANIES?

MOBILITY POLICY and MANAGING EXPECTATIONS OF THE BUSINESS STRATEGIC LEADER, HR MANAGER, TRANSFEREE & FAMILY, AND DESTINATION SERVICE-PROVIDER... IS THIS A "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE" ?







6.20pm

NETWORKING
 
 
CONTACT
For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Email: news@globalhrnews.com
Phone: +1.619.297.5700
 
Mexico City
was Sep 23
   
   
Conference Sponsors:
 
pwc
Express Relocation
Basham
Enrique Arellano
JACKSON LEWIS
fragomen
Keogh & Associates
cort global
chestnut
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