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ProGlobal – Expatriate Management and Global Mobility 2017

8 June @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

£449.00 - £499.00
Expatriate Management Conference

Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf


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ProGlobal 2017 is Symposium's 9th annual global mobility forum covering the strategic and practical aspects of assignment management in the current VUCA climate as well as examining the future direction of global mobility, changing assignment types and how the global mobility role and scope is changing. This event has been specially designed to assist in-house HR and Mobility professionals responsible for the strategic management of expatriates and international employees.

Through a series of presentations and networking sessions, the conference will provide the latest strategic thinking, updates on immigration, taxation and employment regulations and best practice examples to enable you to take-away practical solutions and updated insights. You will also hear the latest case studies from organisations that have had real results and get the opportunity to discuss your key concerns with peers during our knowledge share networking session.

The summit will enable you to:

  • Gain insights from best practice case studies from a range of industries
  • Take away practical tools and strategies to develop an agile global mobility strategy
  • Attend smaller breakout sessions on the topics that really interest you
  • Network and share best practice insights with industry peers
  • Hear from leading industry experts about the changes affecting the future of global mobility

 We look forward to seeing you at the Summit

Who should attend:

  • Global and International Mobility professionals

  • Human Resources Managers

  • Reward, Benefits, Compensation and Payroll staff

  • International Talent and Resourcing Professionals

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Event Date Changes

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Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

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  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.


ECA International

ECA International is the market leading provider of knowledge, information and technology that enables businesses to manage their international reward programmes. Partnering with thousands of clients on every continent, 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. ECA International: Mobility solutions for a world that’s constantly moving.


When it matters, international companies choose K2. HR and in-house global mobility professionals trust K2 when they need their employee assignments to go perfectly. We provide a single and accountable point of contact for all your employee transfer requirements - for VIP, short-term, long-term and permanent assignments. Our comprehensive services include Advisory, Assignment Management, Immigration, Relocation, Move Management and Expense Management. When it matters, choose K2. Don’t take our word for it. Just ask our customers.

Visit the K2 stand for customer references and expert advice from our friendly team.

Relocation Support Service

At Relocation Support Services we have been providing bespoke, tailored solutions to our clients and their assignees for almost twenty years – setting the standard in quality, flexibility and efficiency. The success achieved throughout this time, culminating in achieving the EuRA Quality Seal earlier this year, has been built on the shared values the company adheres to – integrity, honesty, collaboration, innovation and dedication. Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire RSS assist over 700 relocating assignees and their families per year. Through a carefully selected network of service providers, we successfully manage international relocations to and from any location in the world.

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Crown World Mobility helps corporations manage global talent and talented individuals perform on the global stage. We work with all stakeholders to find the right solution, implementing a global mobility program that is successful for everyone. Services include research and consulting, assignment management, immigration services, compensation administration and employee and family support. Crown World Mobility – How the world works better - www.crownworldmobility.com


Santa Fe Relocation Services provides the full range of relocation services to support businesses with international interests from diverse industry sectors. Santa Fe is conveniently located across six continents and offers holistic relocation solutions to support businesses and relocating employees. Last year, we handled 120,000 relocations globally. Our core services are Immigration, Moving, Relocation, Real Estate and Records Management. We make it easy.

Newland Chase are a specialist immigration firm with over 50 offices in 15 countries, providing a truly global service. Our professional team of immigration experts understand the complexities of both UK and global immigration policies and can simplify the process to ensure you remain compliant. Our clients range from multi-national engineering firms to growing tech startups, so we are able to offer tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of your industry and company size.


If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site or contact our sales team at [email protected] or 020 7231 5100.


Please note this programme may be subject to changes

 09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:30 Chair's opening remarks - Santa Fe
 09:45 Global mobility in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) climate

  • Reviewing the changes and developments impacting on the global mobility agenda
  • Setting the frameworks and foundations to enable an agile global mobility function
  • Advancing beyond transactional global mobility to becoming a strategic business partner
  • Aligning the global mobility strategy to the corporate agenda

ECA International

10:10 Understanding employment and immigration changes and how to prepare

  • Overview of key employment and immigration changes
  • Understanding home and host country obligations
  • Best practice solutions to ensuring compliance
  • Understand what Brexit and the Trump administration may mean for your organisation and how to best prepare and manage

Asma Bashir, Global Managing Director, Newland Chase 

Antonio Lam, UK Managing Director, Newland Chase 

10:35  Panel Discussion: The business case for VIP assignments

  • Understanding the unique nature of VIP assignments
  • Insight to cost containment strategies and frameworks
  • Hear from organisations utilising these frameworks to increase the agility of their talent and global mobility strategy

K2 International Mobility


Questions and discussions with speakers


 11:10 Refreshments and networking

Advancing strategic global mobility with insights and data

  • Enabling speed to market and the ability to move skills to the right locations to address global market demands
  • Strategically driving global mobility from a transactional function to experts in the business
  • Enabling smarter global mobility decisions through data analytics
11:55 Knowledge share networking session

Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key global mobility challenges

 12:20 Questions and discussion with speakers  
 12:30 Lunch and networking  
13:30 Panel discussion: Transitioning towards a strategic approach

  • Team structures - structuring your GM team for success - centralised vs decentralised structures, communication channels from HQ to host countries and amongst global mobility specialists across the country
  • Business Partnerships - enabling greater business partnerships and input into business planning and decisions. Key skills and expertise required of GM professionals (now and in the future)
  • Communication - communicating and working with internal HR teams and global mobility specialists in host countries/regions.

Andrea Piacentini, Head of Reward UK and Europe, Standard Life and Founder of The RES Forum

Khadjee Islam, Global Mobility Manager, Aggrekko

Natalie Agostinho, Head of International Mobility Services, British Council

 14:00 STREAM A - Top mobility trends for 2017

  • Insights to the latest trends shaping globa mobility in 2017
  • Understanding key drives impacting these trends
  • How they will impact your global mobility agenda

Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Crown Mobility

STREAM B - The business case for careers without borders

  • Building a business case for an inclusive global talent management and development programme
  • Key learnings and advantages of having a globally minded and diverse workforce
  • How to make the most of international talent
  • Developing an employer brand as an inclusive international employer
14:25 Integrating diversity into your global mobility agenda

  • The latest research and insights about the diversity challenges in global mobility
  • Understanding the value of developing a more inclusive global mobility strategy
  • Questions to assist you review and benchmark your policy

Andrea Piacentini, Head of Reward UK and Europe, Standard Life and Founder of The RES Forum

Bridging the gap between HR and Global Mobility to ensure assignment success

  • How HR can assist to drive the global mobility agenda
  • Putting the human element back into global mobility - employee engagement, support and development
  • Devising innovative solutions to address barriers to successful international assignments

Erica Bone, HR Manager, CNN EMEA

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers Questions and discussion with speakers
 15:00 Refreshments and networking
 15:20 Tackling the renumeration and benefits predicament: developing a flexible renumeration policy

  • Developing cost effectie, fair and attractive global renumeration and benefits models
  • How emerging markets are impacting on renumeration and compensation
  • Facilitating employee initiated moves to increase development opportunities and retention
 15:45 Redesigning and evolving your global mobility strategy to be fit for the future  

  • Evolving policy frameworks to enable a more inclusive , commercially sound and agile global mobility agenda
  • Transforming the global mobility function to enable a more efficient, compliant and strategic approach
  • A case study example of British Council - overcoming the challenges of transitioning from a traditional to innovative, agile and talent focused approach to global mobility

Natalie Agostinho, Head of International Mobility Services, British Council

16:10 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair's closing remarks and end of conference

Some of the experts speaking at this event include...

Antonio Lam, UK Managing Director, CHAIR - Louise Aston. Wellbeing Director,  NewlandChase

Based in London, Antonio is the UK Managing Director for NewlandChase. He provides bespoke immigration solutions for individual and corporate clients and is a specialist in complex investment, family and employment immigration under UK immigration rules and under European Union Law. In the past years, he has also played an integral part in assisting corporates and SMEs from India and wider Asia in setting up and mobilising their key personnel and workforce to the UK.

Antonio has over a decade of experience in this field and has worked in both high-street and top-tier Legal 500 law firms.  He has been involved in a number of complex European and Domestic cases, notably with the right to work for third country nationals under European Freedom of Movement provisions and nationality cases involving BOCs, both at Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal.



Asma Bashir, Global Managing Director, Newland Chase

Asma leads the Newland Chase immigration business which specialises in strategic advice and tailored solutions for clients. The rapidly expanding practice caters to companies across a range of industries including private clients such as investors, sole representatives and those establishing a new subsidiary. 

Asma is recognised for her innovative outlook, which is used to 'lobby Government departments around the world with regards to changing policy', regularly participating in policy consultations and working parties. Asma is a prolific speaker and commentator on immigration law, presenting internationally and frequently speaking on visa risk and compliance solutions.

During the course of her career, she has developed strong relationships with governments and immigration departments around the world, regularly meeting with policy teams to represent the interests of clients. Asma has a law degree and a Masters in legal practice.


Andrea Piacentini, Head of Reward at Standard Life and founder of The RES Forum

Andrea is a senior International HR professional with 17 years of experience in the fields of International Mobility and Expat Management, International Compensation and Benefits, Employee Taxation and HR consultancy. Andrea currently works in Edinburgh for Standard Life as Head of Reward for UK & Europe.

During his career, Andrea has worked for market leading multi-nationals including Proctor & Gamble, PwC, RBS, Life Technologies and Howden. Andrea is trilingual in English, Italian and French and has lived and worked in the UK, Italy and France.

Andrea is also a founding partner at the RES Forum, an independent networking community of International HR and Global Mobility professionals with over 1200 members in around 650 companies in 35 countries. 

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8 June
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
£449.00 - £499.00
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Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom


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