Schedule of Events 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
09:00 - 17:00
Global Mobility Specialist Program: Module 2
(Separate Registration Required)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
09:00 - 17:00
Global Mobility Specialist Program: Module 3
(Separate Registration Required)

16:00 - 18:00 
Delegate Check-in and Registration 
China Hall Foyer - Grand Tower Level 3
  
Thursday, March 22, 2012
07:00 - 17:00 
Delegate Check-in and Registration 
China Hall Foyer - Grand Tower Level 3
  
09:00 - 10:30 
Opening Plenary Session
China Hall I & II – Grand Tower Level 3

The Three Myths of China
Shaun Rein is the Managing Director of the China Market Research Group (CMR), the world's leading strategic market intelligence firm focused on China. He is one of the world's recognized thought leaders on strategy consulting in China. Shaun is the author of the upcoming book "The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World" published by John Wiley & Sons in the US. Millions of readers read his weekly column for CNBC on business in China. He has also written for Forbes on business in China and leadership and BusinessWeek's Asia Insight column.
  
10:30 - 11:15
Networking in the Exhibition Area with Refreshments 
China Hall III – Grand Tower Level 3  

11:15 - 12:05
Concurrent Educational Sessions
Attendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. 
  
Emerging Markets: Challenges and Opportunities
Beijing Room – River Wing Level 2
Ongoing financial worries in Europe, combined with global economic pressures, are impacting Asia’s accelerated growth.  Within the region there are, however, emerging markets offering bright spots to corporations.  These markets must be supported through human resource strategy and employee mobility.  This session will discuss some of the unique challenges that must be addressed when sending employees into emerging markets. 

Presenters: Anthony King, Chairman, James Day (Lubricants) Ltd., Jakarta
Frederic Potie, Medical Director for Assistance in China, International SOS
 
Expatriate ROI: What Is It? How Do You Get It?
Qingdao Room – River Wing Level 2
Corporations spend billions of dollars annually to send key talent on international assignments around the world.  Considering the enormous cost, is mobilization of talent sustainable and does it produce the return on investment (ROI) that corporations hope for?  Author of a soon to be released book on expatriate ROI, Dr. Yvonne McNulty will share with the audience a new theory of ROI  based on more than a decade of research, academic and consultancy experience, as well as personal stories from expatriates and mobility managers at some of the world’s leading multinational companies.

Moderator: Gill L. Aldred, SGMS, Senior Director, Consulting Services, Brookfield Global Relocation Services, London

Presenter: Yvonne McNulty, Ph.D., Monash University, Shanghai
 
Survey Results: Regional Differences in Globalization Strategies
Dalian/Changchun Room – River Wing Level 2
Asia-headquartered companies are ramping up their competitive position in the war for talent. And as they do, they are developing talent management and mobility programs that are somewhat different than those used by Europe- and U.S.-headquartered companies.  Be the first to hear the final results of a landmark study produced by Worldwide ERC® and Towers Watson, and join us for a fascinating discussion on the similarities and differences in MNC globalization strategies.

Presenters: Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS, President & CEO, Worldwide ERC®
Cathy Loose, Benefits Business Development Leader, Asia Pacific, Towers Watson, Tokyo

12:15 - 13:00
Networking Luncheon
China Hall I & II – Grand Tower Level 3
All Summit participants are invited to enjoy lunch and networking.
  
13:00 – 13:30
Dessert and Networking in the Exhibition Area
China Hall III – Grand Tower Level 3 
Join us in the Exhibition Area for dessert and conversation prior to the next set of sessions.
  
13:45 – 14:35
Concurrent Educational Sessions
Attendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. 
  
Talent Management: How Mobility Is Used as a Strategic Imperative Facilitating Talent Transfer and Development
Beijing Room – River Wing Level 2
“Winning” for mobility professionals is all about attracting, retaining and developing our best and brightest!  This session will focus on talent management strategies and best practices.  Discover how to use mobility as a recruitment and retention tool in growth markets and learn how to design Asian-centric mobility programs and policies for inbound and outbound expats.   

Moderator: Kenneth Kwek, Senior Vice President, General Manager, APAC, Cartus, Singapore

Presenters: Ray Yallop, Regional Lead for Global Mobility Asia Pacific, Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd, Singapore
Freddie Chow, Vice President, Human Resources, Asia/China, Sanofi-Aventis, Shanghai
 
Social Security Considerations for Mobile Employees in Asia
Qingdao Room – River Wing Level 2
Globally mobile employees can create significant additional costs for their employers through home or host country social security requirements.  This discussion will provide an overview of social security issues in the region, including the implications and impact of the new social security regulations in China.  Discover what companies are doing to prepare and implement the social security changes and how they are communicating to their stakeholders.

Presenters: Felicia Law, Director, Global Mobility, Asia, Thomson Reuters, Singapore
Tony Jasper, Tax Partner, Global Employer Services, Shanghai Deloitte Tax Ltd., Shanghai
 
Domestic Chinese Relocations
Dalian/Changchun Room – River Wing Level 2
This session will explore domestic relocation policy components.  You will learn how to interpret the different needs of expat and domestic assignments and the support necessary for successful relocations including education, spousal support, hardship allowances, home leave and more.

Presenters: Yi Zhou (Polaris) Yu, Compensation & Mobility Manager, Asia, Bekaert Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai
Anna Zhao, GMS, 6 Sigma Black Belt/Cummins Business Services, Cummins Inc., Shanghai

14:45 - 17:00
Global Mobility Benchmarking Workshop for Corporate HR Professionals
China Hall II – Grand Tower Level 3
Provided exclusively for those who are directly responsible for HR and workforce mobility within their own organizations, this interactive session will provide the opportunity to benchmark policies and practices, identify solutions for challenges within your own programs, and examine cost-saving alternatives to standard mobility practices in a confidential, HR-only environment. (This session is open only to corporate HR delegates, and is closed to all press. Tickets are required for admission.)

Facilitator: Anna Zhao, GMS, 6 Sigma Black Belt/Cummins Business Services, Cummins Inc., Shanghai
 
15:00 – 16:30
Global Mobility Service Provider Workshop: Speed Updating
China Hall I – Grand Tower Level 3
In this energetic and fast-paced session, mobility service providers will have an opportunity to explore the latest trends and challenges in workforce mobility in small group discussions.  Participants will have the opportunity to address topics such as working with procurement, emerging markets, the changing face of expatriate assignments and more. 

Facilitator: Deborah S. Conlan, SCRP, SGMS, Principal, SYNAXIS, Washington, DC

17:00 - 18:30
Networking Reception in the Exhibition Area
China Hall III – Grand Tower Level 3 
All Summit attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while networking and sharing ideas learned earlier in the day.  

Friday, March 23, 2012
08:00 - 09:00
Delegate Check-in and Registration 
China Hall Foyer - Grand Tower Level 3
 
09:00 - 10:00 
Global Thought Leaders - Senior Strategists Dialogue
China Hall I & II 
Moderated by Worldwide ERC® CEO Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS, this panel discussion of senior leaders delivers information on critical issues facing workforce mobility professionals, how they are finding solutions to address them, and what their visions are for the future. 

Moderator: Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS, President & CEO, Worldwide ERC

Panelists: Dr. Tanaya Mishra, Senior Vice President, Group HR, JSW Steel Limited, Mumbai                
Jim Morrison, Vice President, Global Recruitment and Allocation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Shenzhen 
Elaine Bai, Commodity Manager, Standard Bank, Shanghai

10:00 - 10:45
Networking Break in the Exhibition Area 
China Hall III - Grand Tower Level 3
  
11:00 – 11:50
Concurrent Educational Sessions
Attendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. 

Integrating Western and Asian Cultures into One Workplace
Qingdao Room – River Wing Level 2
Building a culture that leverages the very best of Western and Asian work cultures is challenging and exciting!  It’s an opportunity to evolve to a shared platform that respects the past, but leads to future benefit for all.  How do companies reflect this in their reward packages and policies?  Come listen to organizations share their experiences on what has worked and what still needs to be addressed.   

Moderator: Tanja Velmer, Director, Regional Head of Human Resources Asia, Commerzbank AG Shanghai Branch, Shanghai

Presenters: Nicola Cheah, HR Solutions Manager – Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Diageo, Singapore
Wim Klop, Vice President, Expert Center Asia, DSM, Shanghai

Lessons from 2011: Natural Disasters
Beijing Room - River Wing Level 2
First-hand perspectives on what your policies and contingency plans must include: not only at the instance of a disaster, but also during and well after the event.  Your employees and their families need logistical and psychological support.  This panel’s experts have lessons to share on policy development and program execution.

Moderator: Deirdre Lander, Head of Human Capital Group, Hong Kong Director, Organization Measurement APAC, Towers Watson, Hong Kong

Presenters: Bianca Wong, Managing Director, North Pacific Human Resource Services, & Asia Pacific HR Information Systems and Solutions, Federal Express, Hong Kong
Anita Blanchett, Global Vendor Manager, BP, Middlesex, UK

China Immigration Regulations  
Dalian/Changchun Rooms - River Wing Level 2
This session will focus on China immigration regulations and how they relate to foreign employees and their China-based assignments. Gain insight into the updates to immigration practices across China over the past year. Learn about the recently proposed draft immigration law and the potential impact this may have on companies and their foreign employees in China.  

Presenter: Becky Xia, Partner, Fragomen-China, Shanghai
  
12:00 - 12:45
Networking Luncheon
China Hall I & II – Grand Tower Level 3
All Summit participants are invited to enjoy lunch and networking.
  
12:45 - 13:30
Dessert in the Exhibition Area 
China Hall III – Grand Tower Level 3
Join us in the Exhibition Area for dessert and conversation prior to the next set of sessions.
  
13:45 - 14:35
Concurrent Educational Sessions
Attendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. 
  
Segmentation and Localization: How Companies Are Effectively Localizing Employees in Asia
Beijing Room - River Wing Level 2
Mobility broadly refers to moving people across borders, but those who are mobile are not all moving within traditional assignment models.  In this session regional talent deployment case studies utilizing emerging policies and varying compensation elements will be reviewed.  Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss how their mobile workforces are segmented to provide different types of packages for different situations.  The inherent challenges and opportunities of localization will be explored.

Moderator: Tom Farmer, Principal, Global Mobility Asia Pacific, Mercer, Singapore

Presenters: Grace Luo, HR Director, Asia Pacific North, Agfa HealthCare, Shanghai
Sherry Chen, Head of Philips People Service – North Asia, Philips Innovation Campus, Shanghai

The Challenges and Best Practices of Mobility Policy for Intra and Inbound China and Intra-Regional Moves
Dalian/Changchun Rooms - River Wing Level 2
The IMF recently revised China’s 2012 growth rate to 8.25% - against a world growth rate estimate of 3.25%.  Come learn more about the exciting changes, challenges and programs being tested in moving employees from Tier 1 and overseas cities to emerging markets in China and in the APAC region.

Moderator: Dan Shao, General Manager, Cartus, Shanghai

Presenters: Holly Lan, Human Resource Director, Global Business Unite – RES, Solvay - Rhodia Sector, Shanghai
Bonnie Wang, Human Resource Director, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Shanghai
Antoine Zhang, HR VP for Asia, AREVA, Beijing
 

Talent Attraction: Finding and Recruiting
Qingdao Room - River Wing Level 2
Attracting and retaining talented employees should be one of your company’s highest strategic imperatives.  The right employees are difficult to find – and some industries are harder struck than others.  Learn how some companies have reacted by diversifying their sourcing channels and geographic focus.  In this session you’ll hear about future trends and be invited to share in a discussion to discover what works best in your company.

Presenters: Jessie Ma, Director, Human Resources, Christian Dior Commercial Co., Ltd, Shanghai
Greg Morley, Vice President, Human Resources, Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai

15:00 - 15:50
Concurrent Educational Sessions
Attendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. 

Expatriate Management in the New Global Context
Beijing Room - River Wing Level 2
What drives organizations to outsource mobility related services to an external provider?  How is expatriate management evolving in emerging countries?  Come hear two companies share their perspective not only on these questions, but also on the success and pitfalls they’ve experienced. Discover insights into expatriate management best practices and key shifts and long term trends that continue to redefine mobility policies.

Presenters: Alf Carlesater, SGMS, Manager, Global Mobility Services – APAC, General Electronic Company, Singapore
Rita Chye, Head of International Assignment Services, Asia Pacific, General Motors International Operations, Singapore

The Challenges of Internal Inequities
Dalian/Changchun Rooms - River Wing Level 2
Your employees are moving from and to all types of geographies under all types of programs - each employee with their own set of needs and every program model with its own compensation and benefit standards.  It is critical to understand and be prepared to address what those differences are.  As stewards for our company’s human resources strategies equity must be found wherever possible – and where it’s not, being prepared so that the employees and their managers understand the distinctions will help ensure a more cohesive workforce.

Moderator: Katherine Wong, GMS, Client Solutions Manager, AIRINC, Hong Kong

Presenters: Lynette Ng, Compensation Director, Asia Pacific, Japan, China, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Singapore
Hock Thiam (HT) Lim, HR Director, FSG, APAC, Flowserve China, Flowserve Pte Ltd, Singapore

16:00 - 17:00
Closing Plenary Session
China Hall II – Grand Tower Level 3 
Welcome to the New World of Work
As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, demanding and dispersed global employees of all generations now expect more from their employers. Flatter hierarchies, sophisticated technology and strong values are driving changes in how we engage and retain our workforces in the 21st century.  In this energizing session Emma Reynolds will address the generational and demographic challenges facing organizations and how to reinvent traditional approaches to talent attraction and talent management.

Emma Reynolds is an expert on talent management and development. She focuses in particular on Gen Y - attracting, engaging and getting the best from fresh talent. Recently featured in Management Today's '35 Women Under 35,’ Emma is the former co-founder of e3Unlimited.

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