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After a sellout conference last year, with over 100 attendees, we are delighted to announce the launch of Symposium Events 2014 Expatriate Management and Global Mobility conference programme.

The event is especially designed to assist in-house HR professionals responsible for the management and administration of international employees and features key insights, practical case studies and networking opportunities.

The number of suppliers in the audience is limited to just nine companies making this a unique opportunity to hear the latest trends in global mobility and to network with other in-house mobility managers without being swamped by providers.

The conference will open with Andrew Burley the Global Mobility Manager for GKN. Andrew has responsibility for assignment policy development and manages a diverse assignee population. He will examine different assignment types & challenges and how to ensure all are successful.

Following the morning presentations delegates will have the opportunity to split into breakout groups and choose the most relevant talks, ranging from immigration, tax compliance and employee benefits to setting up in new countries, managing in difficult locations and aligning policy to business needs.  We will then join back into one group towards the end of the day for two final presentations including a look at how to close the gap between talent and mobility.

Speakers during these sessions include:

  • Richard Pennington, Head of Global Mobility Management at General Motors. Richard manages expats working in 26 countries over 32 locations.
  • Kay Hall, General Manager Europe & Head of Business Development EMEA, AIRINC. Since 2000, Kay has assisted service providers in developing their businesses with a special focus on International Mobility. In 2012 she was awarded the European EMMA for “Global Mobility Professional of the Year (Service Provider).”
  • David Wells, Director of Global Mobility at Diageo. David has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational success of global mobility within Diageo.
  • Ellyn Karetnick, UK Head of the International Mobility practice in Mercer’s Talent business. With over 20 years of experience in the human resources and global mobility fields, both in corporate and consulting roles, Ellyn has designed and implemented effective international and domestic human resources strategies and programmes, and successfully managed global mobility programmes for many organisations.

More speakers are listed on the conference website.