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ProGlobal 2016: International HR and Global Mobility


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proglobal - illustrationProGlobal 2016 – Symposium’s global mobility forum provides a unique opportunity for expat – illustrationsenior in-house HR and global mobility professionals to discuss the challenges, solutions and trends influencing the success of their international assignments. The event will cover practical aspects of assignment management as well as examining the future direction of global mobility, changing assignment types and how the global mobility role and scope is changing. Through a series of presentations and networking sessions the conference will provide you with the latest strategic thinking and real-life examples to develop your knowledge and take back to your office. Why this event?

  • Less providers than other global mobility events: We limit the number of suppliers attending the event so that you can network with more in-house professional
  • Real solutions to your mobility challenges: The programme features  tried and tested case studies from organisations that have had real results
  • Facilitated networking opportunities: During our knowledge share networking session you will have the opportunity to discuss you key concerns with your peers
  • Choose the sessions you want to attend: You will have the opportunity to attend smaller, practical breakout sessions on the topics that are relevant to your organization

What this event will do for you: This event has been specially designed to assist in-house HR professionals responsible for the management and administration of expatriate’s and international employees. You will learn to :

  • Examine the future direction of the industry including the changing role and scope of global mobility
  • Understand the legal and immigration changes to watch out for
  • Successfully integrate mobility into the broader HR remit
  • Manage a range of emerging assignment types from project driven, business travellers to junior mobility
  • Improve diversity across your assignees
  • Reduce costs and achieve a more cost effective mobility policy
  • Examine trends in global compensation and  innovate with global reward
  • Hear practical examples to address challenges and set up in demanding and emerging market

This event is for you if you are a:

  • Global mobility professional
  • International HR manager or director
  • Benefits and rewards manager
  • Global talent manager
  • Relocation manager
  • Expatriate manager

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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.
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  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
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  • 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.


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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.


K2 has own offices serving North America, LatAm, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia

Zurich International Life Zurich International Life International employee benefit solutions Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Insurance, offering life insurance, investment and protection solutions throughout the world. We have proven capability of operating internationally and in tailoring our products and services to meet the local requirements of expatriates and multinational corporations of all sizes. With a local presence in Europe, the Middle and Far East, we’ve developed our knowledge and understanding of key markets, enabling us to meet the needs of our customers and business partners for 30 years. Our standard or individually tailored financial solutions are both flexible and portable and ideally suited to support a globally mobile workforce.
SIRVA SIRVA is a leading partner for corporations to outsource their mobility needs, relocating and moving their executives and staff globally. SIRVA offers an extensive portfolio of mobility services across approximately 170 countries providing an end-to-end solution to deliver an enhanced mobility experience and program control and security for customers. SIRVA has a portfolio of well-known and recognizable brands including Allied, northAmerican, SMARTBOX, and Allied Pickfords. For more information please visit
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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.

Skyline Apartments

Skyline Worldwide is recognised as one of the leading providers of serviced apartments in the EMEA and LATAM regions, offering over 105,000 apartments across 76 countries.

Each Skyline Worldwide team member is experienced, friendly, approachable and confident in their ability to guide their clients every time towards the best serviced apartment for their unique requirements.

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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 –


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.


BTR International

We are an independent, UK based global mobility services company providing relocation and move management support to worldwide organisations, their assignees, families and partners relocating across the globe.

In addition to holding ISO9001, ISO14001 and FIDI FAIMplus accreditations, we are proud to be members of many internationally respected industry associations including EuRA, Worldwide ERC, IAM and BAR Overseas. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of service to provide mobility solutions tailored to the specific requirements of each of our clients.

BTR International: “Together, we’ll go further”.


Information for potential sponsors

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 or 020 7231 5100.


09:00 Coffee and registration
09:30 Chair’s opening remarks

Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services, Crown World Mobility

09:45 Policy review: Aligning assignments for a truly global policy

  • When and how to review your policy
  • Creating a policy fit for your future organisation
  • Understanding your organisations culture

Eluned Wallace, Group Global Mobility Director, Walt Disney Company

10:10 Determining what type of relocation approach to use

  • What skills and requirements do you need?
  • Long term assignments vs short term commuters & extended business
  • How is the mobility role and scope changing?
  • Emerging types of assignment
  • What to watch out for and be aware of
  • Examining the importance of family stability

Senior Representative, SIRVA

10:35 Questions and discussion with speakers
10:45 Knowledge share networking session
Facilitated networking session to discuss your challenges with your peers
11:20 Refreshments and networking


Reducing costs; How can you achieve a more cost effective mobility policy

  • Using new technologies to reduce administration
  • Measuring the value and keeping a lid on costs

Ema Boccagni, Software Solutions Consultant, ECA International


Integrating mobility effectively into the broader HR remit

  • Repatriation and retaining talent
  • Building and managing a diverse workforce
  • Getting the best from your people
  • Case study; Journey and successes

Anett Wilkie, HR Business Partner, Amey


Questions and discussion with speakers


Panel Discussion: Emerging types of assignments and compensation
13:15 Lunch and networking
14:15 Segmentation of policy and how to apply this to talent

  • Aligning with company’s talent management program
  • Where should mobility sit, separately or with talent?
  • Building internal relationships with business partners

Helen Walton, Director International Assignment, AstraZeneca 

 14:15 Helping international employees plan their financial future

  • Mobility, demographic changes and the shifting pensions landscape are creating interconnected risks for employers
  • Can an outcomes orientated approach to retirement savings help address these challenges?

Stewart Allanson, International Corporate Distribution Manager, Zurich Corporate Savings 

14:40 Considerations when setting up in challenging locations

  • Managing dangerous locations and risk
  • Where to start when setting up in a new location
  • Helping assignees settle in
  • Understanding culture and customs

Lucy Cowell, International Mobility Manager, BP

 14:40 Immigration update; changes across Europe

  • What is the impact of global mobility
  • Examining immigration related issues
  • Potential consequences for work mobility in the awe of Brexit
15:05 Questions and discussion with speakers 15:05 Questions and discussion with speakers
15:15 Refreshments and networking
15:35 Mobility and the taxman

  • Hint and tips
  • Challenging your tax provider
  • Understanding residential and double tax agreements
  • Cross border working and the impact in overseas countries

Stephen Mayled, Global Mobility, Tax Manager, Arup Group

16:00 Junior mobility

  • Managing the graduate experience
  • Pluses and minuses
  • How the policy differs to other types of assignees
  • How does mobility develop careers

Richard McBride, Global Mobility Director, Baker Hughes


Questions and discussion with speakers


Chairs closing remarks and end of conference

Expert speakers at this event:

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Eluned Wallace, Group Global Mobility Director, Walt Disney Company

Eluned Wallace is the Senior Manager for Global Mobility, EMEA, for The Walt Disney Company.  Eluned is responsible for assignees, international transfers, commuters and business travellers across EMEA.  Eluned has 18 years HR experience gained in various sectors including Construction, IT, Financial Services, Oil & Gas and Entertainment.  Prior to joining Disney, Eluned was most recently Global Mobility Senior Manager at KPMG UK, and Regional Manager, Europe and Russia Caspian, for Global Mobility at Baker Hughes.

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Ema Boccagni, Software Solutions Consultant, ECA International

Ema joined ECA International in 2008. She collaborates closely with ECA’s global Client Services, Software and Marketing teams to focus on the sales of software, and is responsible for collating client feedback and requirements and channelling these into the appropriate teams to support product development. Prior to this role Ema worked in ECA’s Client Services team for over six years and remains responsible for ECA’s clients based in Italy. Ema has worked extensively with many major multinational companies advising them on current practices in international HR and assisting clients with the management of assignments abroad, including data briefing and salary calculation work. She regularly presents at ECA training courses and webinars as well as speaking at ECA events and meetings in the UK and abroad. Ema graduated from Turin University, Italy, and apart from her native Italian is fluent in English and German.

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Stephen Mayled, Global Mobility, Tax Manager, Arup Group

Steve is currently the Arup International Mobility Tax Manager and is responsible for the management of income tax and social security liabilities of over 500 international assignees. He has recently spent 6 months working as the Joint Head of International Mobility involved in the wider aspects of international assignments.

Steve has previously worked for the Contributions Agency, HMRC, a Big4 accounting firm and, prior to joining Arup, running his own expatriate tax consultancy for 9 years. In all he has 24 years of international tax & social security experience from designing policies and processes, development of cost estimate tools, compensation planning, international payroll consulting, through to personal income tax reporting and managing exposure to revenue audits.

Arup Group

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Stewart Allanson, International Corporate Distribution Manager, Zurich Corporate Savings

Stewart is the UK’s distribution manager for Zurich’s International Corporate Savings Plans. He has been with Zurich for over 15 years with various responsibilities including national account management and government and public affairs.

Stewart has been in the world of employee benefits for over 30 years, having previously been a consultant with a leading employee benefit firm. He is a member of the International Employee Benefits Association and is a regular contributor to industry publications on international pensions and global mobility.

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Richard McBride, Global Mobility Director, Baker Hughes

Richard has over 25 years’ experience in International Assignments, Employment Taxes and Global Compensation Programs. He is the Global Mobility Director for Baker Hughes based in London with overall responsibility for the international assignment programs for some 3,000 employees in more than 80 countries worldwide.

As a business orientated International Assignment and Employment Taxes Specialist, he has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas, engineering and manufacturing sectors with a sustained record of achievement of delivering results in areas including:

  • Management of the international population
  • Alignment with the talent/diversity agenda
  • Innovative approach to tax management
  • Implementing efficient processes
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Helen Walton, Director International Assignment, AstraZeneca

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Lucy Cowell, International Mobility Manager, BP

Awaiting biography.


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Anett Wilkie, HR Business Partner, Amey

Having worked in both domestic and international HR for 18 years, Anett joined Amey in 2013 as an HR Business Partner, with a particular focus on global mobility. The company, with staff based in several countries gives her ample opportunity to draw on her international experience. She is passionate about working in a culturally diverse environment.


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Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Crown World Mobility’s Consulting Services.

She is responsible for supporting Crown’s clients and account teams with Global Mobility program and policy design and enhancements. In addition, Lisa is also responsible for Crown World Mobility’s quarterly Perspectives series, along with research and thought leadership output for the organization. Her articles have been published in numerous industry magazines including Mobility, Compensation & Benefits Review, and HR Executive.
Before joining Crown in 2012, Lisa had worked in the industry for 20 years. She has worked extensively in linking mobility to talent management and assignment related ROI strategies, conducting industry-specific research and leading client-driven consulting engagements. Her most recent research project focused on linking Mobility to Diversity & Inclusion strategies. In recent years she has also studied the impact of the millennial generation on the mobility industry and assignments into challenging locations. Additionally, she brings a background in global leadership development, intercultural training and change management initiatives.
Lisa is a regular speaker at industry conferences in Asia, EMEA, Latin America and North America. Born in Japan, and having lived and worked in Central America and Spain, Lisa currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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