Brian Klindworth, Strategic Relationship Manager, RiseSmart Australia
Alex Hagan, Founder and CEO, Kienco and Futurist and Workforce Strategy Expert.
Alex will explore a range of trends changing work and industry as we know it, including disintermediation and the shrinking of international borders in the context of digital disruption – and the opportunities and challenges this provides to the mobility market.
96% of companies are planning organisation redesign, yet only 18% consider themselves “change agile” (Mercer 2018 Global Talent Trends Report).
A panel of business leaders will share their experience and impart insights to help you plan ahead, and ensure Global Mobility is aligned to your organisation’s talent and business strategies.
Brynne Kennedy – CEO and Founder, Topia
Annabelle Kirwan – Manager People and Organisation Development, Victoria SES
Mandy Mirghashini – Head of Learning an Organisational Development, Shell
Deborah De Cerff – Managing Director, DBS International
The business case to advance meaningful change in the expatriate workforce globally
Key priorities to increase the ratio of women in international assignments
Tips and strategies to facilitate the increased participation of women in the globally mobile workforce.
Hedy Cray – Partner, Clayton Utz
Steven Asnicar – Director, Diversity Australia
Ben Travers – National Leader, People Services, KPMG
Dr Jennifer Sinclair – Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Victoria University
BREAK OUT SESSIONS
“Global Mobility and the Agile Organisation” presented by TopiaMore ...
“Women in Mobility: Weaving New Patterns in the Global Workforce Tapestry” presented by GraceMore ...
“Discuss & benchmark skills and compensation for Mobility professionals” presented by Talent Mobility SearchMore ...
“Collaboration with Service Providers for Success in Relocation Management” presented by Quest & Toll.More ...
“Supporting Early Career International Opportunities” presented by Crown.More ...
“Immigration trends in Australia and across the region” presented by EYMore ...
END OF BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Session objective: Discuss & evaluate methods to successfully validate local salary offers.
- Why organisations make ‘local’ salary offers to expatriates and international hires
- Objectives of a ‘local’ salary offer policy
- Types of ‘local’ salary offers
- Validation approaches and measures
Objective: Roundtable discussion whereby participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another and discuss some of the most important questions that global mobility managers will have to address in the coming years.
These dilemmas are not entirely new; however, demographic, technological, and business practice changes will give them a particular importance going forward. The discussion about these dilemmas explores the move away from oversimplified visions of global mobility, whilst the complexity of the issues discussed offers an opportunity for mobility and HR teams to become more strategic and expand their horizontals.
These dilemmas include: mobile millennials; job mobility vs employee mobility; rise of expat gig workers; flexibility vs duty of care; older expats: silver revolution and new assignment types.
Facilitators: Cameron Stewart (Astra Apartments)
Session objective: Roundtable discussion whereby participants will learn from one another the challenges each of us face when creating our accommodation program.
Short Term vs Long Term Accommodation requirements and explore the option of separation into different accommodation portfolios.
Travel requirements differ depending on the reason for travel and the length of stay. A quick overnight trip interstate vs a relocation or a longer stay requirement due to a project will pose different challenges for the travel booker. The decision process and the booking process is completely different. When creating your accommodation portfolio these considerations need to be taken into account and more and more corporates are splitting their program into a short-stay and a long-stay program.
ASTRA Apartments will provide a roundtable discussion whereby participants will learn from one another the challenges each of us face when creating our accommodation program.
Facilitators: Jane Hayman (ICC)
Session objective: Supporting mobility professionals working in global teams and with virtual colleagues
This session will take an honest look at the challenges of working with culturally diverse teams across geographies. International Consultants Centre will share the work we have done with clients to improve understanding, communications and effectiveness and the solutions that particular teams have arrived at. Participants will have an opportunity to compare their own experiences and best strategies to overcome cultural and geographical distance.
Facilitators: Annabelle Kirwin (Victoria SES)
HR being able to influence the whole business means it needs to be part of all of the business. As the leader of your team you need to know how your services can support the business today but also tomorrow. Try to be ahead of the game understand the nuances of your organisations’ people requirements. Ensure you know your business and your organisation products and services.
Todays HR/GM professional is more than a HR Generalist, they are a Business Generalist who knows and understands people solutions.
KPMG will focus on “hot topics” in the tax and immigration space for employees relocating both in to and out of Australia. This will include challenges we are seeing organisations grapple with and actions they are taking now to ensure their organisation doesn’t get left behind.
We look forward to hearing your “war stories” and lessons learned, workshopping your current tax and immigration challenges, and dispelling some common “urban myths.
Roundtable hosts to present brief ‘soundbite’ summary of main discussion points
Mykel Dixon – Speaker, Author, Advisor.
Mykel Dixon is a musician by trade, a gypsy by nature, fierce nonconformist, & prolific anti-perfectionist. Named Australia’s ‘Breakthrough Speaker of the Year’ in 2018, he helps innovative leaders, teams & brands reclaim their creative potential and redefine their relevance in a 21st-Century Renaissance.