Schedule GMF2019
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  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 08:30
    Registration

    Tea, coffee and breakfast pastry available upon arrival.

  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 09:00
    Forum Opening & Welcome

    Welcome to GMF 2019

  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 09:10
    Keynote Presentation

    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?
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 09:30
    PANEL: Building a Culture of Mobility for All

    Building a Culture of Mobility for All Within Business Structures

    With the rapidly changing consciousness of what mobility can offer, HR & mobility teams are having to work tirelessly to better align business objectives & executive understanding with technical capabilities and growing expectations of the global workforce:

    • Bottom line impact: What have you done to gain buy-in from executive management by proving mobility adds value, is aligned with organisational goals & deemed critical to success?
    • With the growing global aspirations for increased workforce diversity, how do you design a policy, with the flexible measures you need, to ensure it is part of everyday?
    • 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 more proactive paradigm?
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 10:10
    PANEL: Attractive Mobility vs Cost & Compliance

    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
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 10:50
    Networking Exhibition Break & Refreshments
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 11:20
    Seminar : Newland Chase

    Building a successful immigration program in the new Temporary Skill Shortage Subclass 482 Environment

    Protectionism and anti-globalisation politics continue around the world and we have witnessed this in Australia with the introduction of the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa last year.    While the 482 visa has tightened immigration policies, talent mobility continues to be a key solution for our economy and individual organisations operating in a world driven by innovation and knowledge. In this panel discussion we will cover:

    • How the immigration landscape has changed in Australia and what we can expect with the re-election of the federal Coalition Government
    • How organisations have changed their strategies with respect to talent mobility into Australia since the introduction of the Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage visa
    • How organisations have adapted to ensure their immigration program continues to support their business needs
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 11:20
    Seminar : Trans Cultural Careers

    Misunderstandings, Misperceptions, Missed Opportunities - the Challenges of Cross-Cultural Communication

    What enables effective communication across cultures? What can we do to improve our communication in situations of cultural diversity? How can we avoid the ‘misses’?

  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 12:05
    Seminar : AIRINC

    How do companies incorporate flexibility into their current global mobility program?

    Our Mobility Outlook Survey shows an increase in alternative assignment types. In addition, 51% of companies have predicted the need for more cross-border assignments. How are these companies aligning these assignments with the right approach given there are at least 5 different policies to choose from?

    In this discussion we will focus on:

    • How flexibility is defined and why companies need to incorporate flexibility into their program
    • How companies use lump sum allowances
    • The difference between a Core versus Flex policy approach
    • Whether or not flexibility is the right approach for your company.
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 12:05
    Seminar : Apt. Wealth Partners

    Is Your Global Workforce Financially Organised?

    Moving your international workforce comes with some unique financial challenges. We help to take the complexity out of relocation and focus on helping your expats navigate the financial journey by covering;

    • Superannuation for both inbound and outbound staff.
    • Purchasing Assets in Australia.
    • Insurances for Expats.
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 12:50
    Networking Lunch in Exhibitor Room
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 13:40
    Interactive Corporate Live Polling Session

    Live polling session hosted by Keryn Mendes, CSIRO & Arieta Gavriniotis, Rio Tinto

  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable Sessions

    Corporate Roundtable Session Summary :

    • ECA International : Using Mobility Software and Technology to your best advantage from Anna Michielsen, ECA International and Heather Williams, ANZ Bank. 
    • ITX : How a center of expertise in your group can support and ease the management of your international mobile workforce from Vincent Hannequin, ITX & Nicelle Galeano, Cardno 
    • KPMG : Global tax and immigration authorities are more connected than ever – how connected is your business? by Ablean Saoud & Belinda Wright, KPMG
    • ReloTalent : Global Mobility Wheel of Fortune!Come join us in this interactive session concerning each step of the global mobility management lifecycle. Where do the Challenges and Opportunities lie? from Sebastien Deschamps, ReloTalent
    • ShieldGeo : Expense reimbursement processes for assignees and business travellers from Tim Burgess, ShieldGeo
    • NF Workforce Mobility : Is Your Organisation Immigration Compliant and Risk Ready? by Mira Yannicos, NF Workforce Mobility 
    • The Key to Forming a Successful Global Mobility and Procurement Partnership

    For further details on each of the sessions please scroll further down to the Roundtable header

  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 15:45
    Closing Keynote; Effective Communication & Culture Development to Achieve Your Business Goals

    Leading Organisational Talent and Capability Strategy

    • How to build a global talent strategy
    • How to future proof capability
    • How to develop talent, including providing global mobility opportunities
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 16:15
    Networking Exhibition Break & Refreshments
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 16:30
    Prize Winners and Networking Drinks Reception
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 17:30
    Conference Close
ROUNDTABLES
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable : ECA International

    Using Mobility Software and Technology to your best advantage. The theme will explore;

    • Different software & technology options
    • Selecting the best given;     
      • population size     
      • budget
    • Getting the best out of technology
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable : ITX

    Does a center of expertise in your group support and ease the management of your international mobile workforce?

    Content Summary :

    What if your new specific strategic subsidiary or branch was able to manage your international mobile workforce. Provide you with all the services of an HR department including : HR administration, coherent and equitable employment packages, international payroll, international social security management, package calculation and presentation, accounting, intra-group rebilling, cash management, cost estimate, budget and reporting, full compliance with international regulations and risk management and ideally allow you to bring the right competencies to the right markets in a timely manner.

  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable : KPMG

    Global tax and immigration authorities are more connected than ever – how connected is your business?

    The ability of tax and immigration authorities to leverage technology in order to share and match data is higher than ever before. How do you ensure your organisation is positioned to stay ahead?

    • Current landscape in which businesses operate – protectionist governments, significant penalties being levied on employers for non-compliance rather than employee (historic)
    • How do business travellers increase your risk of being audited in Australia? What sorts of circumstances prompt investigations and reviews by authorities.
    • What monitoring are the tax and immigration authorities deploying? What data is being shared? Who is most at risk?
    • How can you future proof your policies and processes to minimise your risk?
    • Dealing with an audit. What should you do if you receive an audit notice. And what should you do if you proactively identify an error, or non-compliance within your business?
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable : NF Workforce Mobility

    Is Your Organisation Immigration Compliant and Risk Ready? 

    •  Are your c-suite and company directors fully aware of the immigration implications and their personal obligations when employing foreign workers?
    • As a mobility professional, do you have the knowledge to inform your executives of these obligations?
    • With the growing focus on compliance globally, is your organisation ready to avoid the risks?
    • How does your internal compliance structure work?  Who is responsible?  How do you track, measure and report?  Do you audit?
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable : ReloTalent

    Global Mobility Wheel of Fortune!

    Come join us in this interactive session concerning each step of the global mobility management lifecycle. Where do the Challenges and Opportunities lie? 

    • Explore how data and technology can help at every step
    • Discover the latest trends in Cost projection and Compensation calculation tools
    • Get the most out of your vendor relationship
    • Discuss simple and affordable software platform solutions to solve Challenges and bring Opportunities in small and medium size mobility programs
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Roundtable : ShieldGeo

    Expense reimbursement processes for assignees and business travellers.

    • Can you keep your overseas employees happy and balance home and host tax requirements?
    • Do you have different approaches for long term, short term, business travel?
    • Home vs host reimbursements. When do you move employees from the home to host reporting? What support do you provide them in making that switch? Do they have unique requirements if filing expenses in localised systems?
    • Meeting multi-country reporting requirements (e.g. are original receipts required, do receipts require certain information)?
    • Reimbursements vs Per diem vs gross allowance vs company credit card
      Tax equalisation / True up / Gross up
  • Thu 25 Jul, 2019 14:05
    Procurement & Mobility

    The Key to Forming a Successful Global Mobility and Procurement Partnership

    The new corporate marriage of convenience has Global Mobility partnering with Procurement during the ‘services’ purchasing process and beyond.  Both departments are responsible for ensuring costs are contained and vendors are managed effectively.  Hear some of today’s leading experts share their insights on building value-driven partnerships that meet company objectives.

    • How do you create a team with Procurement and Mobility and what are the challenges?   
    • How do you align in what appears to be a conflict between higher quality benefits for the employees and lower cost? 
    • How do you measure success when buying relocation services?
    • What do you believe are ways of improving the global mobility procurement process?
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