Melbourne Mobility Focus – Melbourne

The Events Centre, 727 Collins St, Docklands

Following on from a really successful launch in Melbourne last year (which hosted 21 sponsors and attracted over 100 attendees) we followed up with The Global Mobility Forum this July in Sydney, that ”really hit the mark with communicating current and future ways of working, exploring new trends, offering insights of the current market and changes that can be made to improve current positioning”. We are now delighted to be returning to Melbourne for the Mobility Focus on 9th October.

Our events are uniquely designed to bring together the most influential and senior members of the Global Mobility community, directly involved in the programme for their own company or an associated role that overlaps with Mobility such as Talent, Reward or Comp/Bens etc…

The editorially-driven main conference sessions, self-selected educational seminars, product expert led corporate round-table interactive discussions and numerous networking opportunities will be showcased in a day long event.

Global Information

Insight, solutions and strategy from thought leaders, world-class speakers and global mobility peers


Collaborate on solutions and come away with practical ideas that can be implemented immediately.


A platform that fosters and encourages information exchange, new connections and relationship building.

Latest Trends

Content specifically targeted to explore ‘hot topic’ mobility issues.

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Executive Director of HR Operations, New Zealand Police
Christine is the newly appointed Executive Director of HR Operations and was previously with Capgemini for 12 years.
Jacquie Davidson
Head of JP/APAC ERC and Global Mobility Advisor , Adobe
Previous to Jacquie's current role at Adobe, she managed the Global Mobility program at Google and also worked at several tech firms in Silicon Valley including Facebook and eBay.
Diana Nadebaum
Chief People Officer, Opteon
Diana joined Opteon Property Group in August 2018, in the newly created Chief People Officer role. She is a commercial and strategic HR leader with international experience across a range of global leadership roles and industries, including technology, banking & finance, retail and automotive.
HR Director (acting), CSIRO
Ricky has been working in HR for more than 15 years covering talent management, workforce planning, change management, HR innovation, projects and international human resource management.
Senior Remuneration & Mobility Specialist, Kmart
Ben has a HR background covering a number of HR specialties including diversity & inclusion, executive remuneration, HRIS implementations, total rewards and international mobility
Global Mobility Advisor, BAE Systems Australia
A multi-skilled Human Resources professional with highly developed advisory skills. Particular expertise in enabling the recruitment and resourcing and global mobility needs of organisations.
Senior Manager – Global Mobility, CSL
Ulrike is a highly experienced International HR & Global Mobility leader with a history of working in the biotechnology, financial services, consulting and engineering industries.
Senior Manager International Mobility, ANZ
Heather is a seasoned practitioner in all aspects of leading global mobility functions, at remote site, head office and consultancy.
Workplace Engagement Manager
Catherine is an experienced workplace safety and wellbeing manager with a passion for delivering programs that enhance mental health and wellbeing.
Life Strategist
I believe life is best lived authentically working through your strengths whilst contributing to a community that holds special meaning to you.

Tea, coffee and light breakfast available upon arrival. Exhibitor zone open for networking.

Welcome to MMF 2019 with the opportunity to try out our interactive Q&A and live voting in-app software.

Realising Increased Workforce Mobility & Agility: An Overseas Example

  • Mobility as an expectation of businesses and for the workforce
  • Delivering those expectations in an increasingly competitive environment
  • What can Australian businesses learn from this?

Building a Culture of Mobility for All Within Business Structures

  • Bottom line impact: What have you done to gain buy-in from executive management (the business) by proving mobility adds value, is aligned with organisational goals, and deemed critical to success?
  • With the aspirations of all businesses to ensure diversity of the global workforce, how do you design a policy, and with what flexible measures do you need, to ensure it is part of everyday life?
  • How will disruptive technologies & the changing demands on mobility professionals, affect future paths of development & training in this industry?
  • What do businesses need to do to build a core compliance framework that is more sustainable, responsible and ultimately creates a new proactive paradigm?

Mobility Mishaps – Stories from the Frontline

EY will share stories which talk to some of the immigration challenges businesses face every day, the associated risks, how to practically deal with the related immigration and tax compliance issues, and what advantages can be realised through an integrated approach to holistically managing company policy, immigration, tax and relocation processes for your globally mobile employee population. 

2019 Mobility Outlook Survey – Global Mobility Trends

AIRINC will share key findings from the 2019 Mobility Outlook Survey and discuss the relevancy of these global findings to Australian companies. Find out how global companies are managing its global mobility functions and what they consider as the most important outcome of a cross-border assignment. While companies are putting in more stringent evaluations on international assignments, are they changing the approach of how they are sending their employees out?

Using Mobility Software and Technology to your best advantage

 Anna and Heather will explore;

  • different software & technology options
  • selecting the best given:
    • population size
    • budget 
  • getting the best out of the technology

Business travellers - coming to grips with managing their tax and immigration compliance

KPMG Tax Partner Mardi Heinrich and Immigration specialist Stephen Hall will be leading a round table discussion exploring how organisations are coming to grips with managing tax and immigration compliance in relation to business travellers, particularly into Australia.  In a world of increased connectivity between tax and immigration authorities, increased data sharing and increased risk of audit, Mardi and Stephen will discuss the key risk exposures for both employers and employees and the approaches that organisations are taking to manage business traveller compliance.

Are You A Plant?

Research shows that successful teams are made up of a diverse mix of people. Plants are imaginative and unorthodox, if you have too many plants in your team there may be no-one to turn your good ideas into action.

According to Belbin®️ there are nine Team Roles. Every team needs access to each of the nine roles to become a high performing team (but a team doesn’t need nine people!).

 Join International Consultant Centre’s Annabel Rattigan and discover how Plants, Shapers and Completer Finishers are integral to the dynamics of a successful global team. 


Future of Works – Changing Face of Assignments


An engaging session to examine the trends that transform the way people work over the next decade and a closer look at changing assignment types and associated compliance challenges from an immigration perspectives. Top tips for global mobility professionals to prepare, and succeed in the sea of changes.

Managing the Disruption: How do we prepare for the disruptors in the Immigration Space?

A robust discussion on disruptors that are impacting the immigration space and potential solutions and strategies to prepare for, deal with, and maximise the potential benefits and opportunities in the age of disruption.

Perfecting the Balance of Attractive Mobility Offerings against Costs & Compliance.

In the eyes of the business mobility offerings are be expensive and time consuming. But for others, it’s the perfect way to achieve those new experiences and much needed work/life balance. This session will look what mobility teams can do improve a business’ competitiveness whilst keeping costs & resources to a minimum.

  • With 40% of the workforce in Australia not working on a permanent basis, how do mobility & talent management teams ensure that employees develop and remain for as long as possible after repatriation?
  • AI & Robotics: Which technologies and concepts are disrupting how mobility manages its programmes and delivers a different employee experience?
  • How do mobility teams take their current knowledge & use of technology platforms to the next level, when reducing costs, lead times and analysing process improvement?
  • How much is mobility going to play a role in effective marketing and attraction of specific talent groups in the future? E.g.: Graduate Packages

Preserving the Mental Wellbeing for your Globally Mobile Workforce

Loneliness jeopardises one in four international assignments… Catherine Doherty from Beyond Blue will take the opportunity to highlight the importance of mental health as it relates to working in Australia and overseas; sharing insights, frameworks and tools that can assist organisations prioritise mental health, which may positively influence the assignee and family experience and organisational outcomes.    

For over 60 years, AIRINC has helped clients with the right data, cutting-edge technology, and thought-leading advice needed to effectively deploy talent worldwide. Our industry expertise, solutions, and service enable us to effectively partner with clients to navigate the complexity of today’s global mobility programs. Our approach is designed with your success in mind. With an understanding of your goals and objectives, we ensure you achieve them.

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing services to organisations across our key service areas of Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting; Deals, Tax & Legal; Management Consulting; and Innovation & Digital Solutions. KPMG’s Global Mobility Services team comprises over 4,500 leading specialists and supports more than 2,500 companies across 140 countries worldwide.

Whatever challenges you face, wherever you face them, our extensive network of experts will be there to help. From income tax planning and social security, to global immigration, rewards and incentives, our team is dedicated to putting you in control of your global workforce. We offer all our clients the same level of personal service, treating your business as an extension of our own.

As the world continues to be impacted by globalization, demographics, technology, innovation and regulation, organizations are under pressure to adapt quickly and build agile people cultures that respond to these disruptive forces. EY People Advisory Services believes a better working world is helping our clients harness their people agenda — the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things. We work globally and collaborate to bring you professional teams to address complex issues relating to organization transformation, end-to-end employee lifecycles, effective talent deployment and mobility, gaining value from evolving and virtual workforces, and the changing role of HR in support of business strategy. Our EY professionals ask better questions and work with clients to create holistic, innovative answers that deliver quality results.
Apt. Wealth Partners
Apt Wealth Partners is a privately owned, self-licenced advisory business, with over 3000 clients. We provide strategic investment advice to expat families, executives, business owners, and retirees. Our services extend to providing advice to expat clients arriving in Australia or even leaving the country on a temporary or permanent basis. We also provide advice across a range of areas including retirement planning, cash flow management, superannuation and investment strategies, risk management, and estate planning. Apt Wealth Partners has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Geelong
Mobility solutions for a world that's constantly changing

ECA International is the market-leading provider of knowledge, information and technology that enables businesses to manage their international mobility programmes. Partnering with thousands of clients globally, we provide a fully-integrated suite of quality data, specialist software, consultancy and training.

Our unparalleled insights guide clients as they mobilise their most valuable resource: people. We make the complex world of international mobility simple, providing clients with the expertise and support they need to make the right decisions - every time.


International Consultants Centre is one of Australia’s leading end-to-end global mobility service providers.

Through specialist teams of experienced experts working across Mobility Policy & Remuneration Consulting, Assignment Management, Destination Services, and Intercultural Training & Coaching, International Consultants Centre delivers smart strategic solutions.

International Consultants Centre’s tailored, creative services enable evolving organisations to address the demands of virtual, dynamic teams, engaged mobile employees and a productive global workforce. Supporting your talent and transparently managing your mobility risk, International Consultants Centre brings insight and best practice mobility expertise to your mobility function and business strategy.

Founded in 1951, Fragomen is the world’s leading single-focus provider of immigration strategies and services, backed by the finest resources and technology in the industry. Through more than 40 offices, 3,000 professionals and staff worldwide and its exclusive network of local advisor partners, Fragomen provides immigration services in more than 170 countries to meet the immigration needs on individuals and businesses across all regions globally.
Chris Spentzaris
Crown World Mobility
How the World Works Better

Crown World Mobility’s insight into the business of assignments makes the world’s mobile workers more effective. The combination of our business-oriented services, our collective depth of experience and our networks gives us a worldwide insight into making global business operate more successfully.

We deliver true value through our consultative approach where innovation, best practice and strategic leadership sit at the heart of everything we do. Utilising our network of over 250 offices in 56 countries, we partner with organisations across the globe to help manage the entire mobility lifecycle from pre-assignment to mobilisation, on-assignment and repatriation.

Parker Buyer Advocates
A multi-award winning Buyer Agency assisting local, expatriate and newly relocated professionals secure quality investment homes and forever homes in Melbourne. 
Using our boutique property buying service, home buyers short cut the learning curve, save time, navigate the Melbourne property market with expert guidance and settle into a new home faster with ease and confidence. 

Send are a payments and technology specialist who primarily assist individuals and employers with international money transfers and foreign exchange solutions when they or their staff are relocating temporarily or permanently to another country.

Their concierge style of personal service, intuitive technology and ultra-competitive exchange rates sets them apart from the banks by enabling significant savings and faster processing times on cross-border transactions.

Their services are used by personal individuals living and working in Australia and overseas and also companies listed on the ASX and Fortune 500.

Worldwide Relocation & Moving

SIRVA is the mobility industry leader that partners with organisations locally and globally to deliver a broad range of support based on size, scope and market sector. SIRVA is part of the worldwide SIRVA Group, which has operational facilities in more than 40 locations locally and over 800 locations around the globe. SIRVA's holistic approach to mobility includes Visa and Immigration services. SIRVA has been a relocation and removal service provider for over 300 years.

Toll Transitions

Toll Transitions is Australia’s leading Relocation Management Specialist. We have been delivering seamless end to end employee relocation and mobility management services within Australia and overseas for more than 70 years.

Partnering with multinational Corporations and Government clients, we provide a wide range of tailored, high quality, cost effective relocation and mobility solutions to ensure your mobility program improves employee experience and advances your mobile workforce strategies.

Our highly consultative approach to customer needs is fully supported by industry-leading technology and expertise in account management, procurement, supplier management, expense management and quality assurance.

Human Resources professionals at leading Global Corporations and Government Agencies trust us to get it right every time.

Toll Transitions. When it comes to relocation, we take it personally.

Visa Solutions
Led by a team of accomplished Registered Migration specialists, we give assistance to people from all walks of life - be you an employer or individual, parents or student, business owners, major project developers, entertainers, investors or any other person looking to bring value and diversity to the Australian culture. It is our privilege to provide you with an affordable fee structure throughout your migration journey. Over the years, our industry knowledge and services have evolved into a complete holistic service. We have checked our prices against that of our competitors, and we believe we offer you and your family some of the highest service delivery standards within the industry, and stand by our promise to help you to build a better life in Australia.

WridgWays is a relocation company specialising in managing and delivering high-quality relocation services. We manage thousands of moves throughout Australia and across the globe annually for a multitude of domestic, corporate and government organisations.

Our philosophy of complete honesty and integrity is reflected in the number of repeat customers that we service each year and the high rate of referrals received.

The consultative approach to our customer service representatives ensures that they fully understand the dimensions of a project and the needs of clients before recommending the best solutions. After all no two moves are the same.

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