Tuesday, March 20, 201209:00 - 17:00Global Mobility Specialist Program: Module 2(Separate Registration Required)
Wednesday, March 21, 201209:00 - 17:00Global 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, 201207:00 - 17:00 Delegate Check-in and Registration China Hall Foyer - Grand Tower Level 3 09:00 - 10:30 Opening Plenary SessionChina Hall I & II – Grand Tower Level 3
The Three Myths of ChinaShaun 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 - 12:05Concurrent Educational SessionsAttendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. Emerging Markets: Challenges and OpportunitiesBeijing Room – River Wing Level 2Ongoing 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 2Corporations 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 2Asia-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 - 13:00Networking LuncheonChina Hall I & II – Grand Tower Level 3All Summit participants are invited to enjoy lunch and networking. 13:00 – 13:30Dessert and Networking in the Exhibition AreaChina 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 – 14:35Concurrent Educational SessionsAttendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. Talent Management: How Mobility Is Used as a Strategic Imperative Facilitating Talent Transfer and DevelopmentBeijing 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, SingaporeFreddie Chow, Vice President, Human Resources, Asia/China, Sanofi-Aventis, Shanghai Social Security Considerations for Mobile Employees in AsiaQingdao Room – River Wing Level 2Globally 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, SingaporeTony Jasper, Tax Partner, Global Employer Services, Shanghai Deloitte Tax Ltd., Shanghai Domestic Chinese RelocationsDalian/Changchun Room – River Wing Level 2This 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., ShanghaiAnna Zhao, GMS, 6 Sigma Black Belt/Cummins Business Services, Cummins Inc., Shanghai
14:45 - 17:00Global Mobility Benchmarking Workshop for Corporate HR ProfessionalsChina Hall II – Grand Tower Level 3Provided 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 – 16:30Global Mobility Service Provider Workshop: Speed UpdatingChina Hall I – Grand Tower Level 3In 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 - 18:30Networking Reception in the Exhibition AreaChina 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, 201208:00 - 09:00Delegate Check-in and Registration China Hall Foyer - Grand Tower Level 3 09:00 - 10:00 Global Thought Leaders - Senior Strategists DialogueChina 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 - 10:45Networking Break in the Exhibition Area China Hall III - Grand Tower Level 3 11:00 – 11:50Concurrent Educational SessionsAttendees are to select one of the following educational sessions.
Integrating Western and Asian Cultures into One WorkplaceQingdao Room – River Wing Level 2Building 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, SingaporeWim Klop, Vice President, Expert Center Asia, DSM, Shanghai
Lessons from 2011: Natural DisastersBeijing Room - River Wing Level 2First-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 KongAnita Blanchett, Global Vendor Manager, BP, Middlesex, UK
China Immigration Regulations Dalian/Changchun Rooms - River Wing Level 2This 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 - 12:45Networking LuncheonChina Hall I & II – Grand Tower Level 3All Summit participants are invited to enjoy lunch and networking. 12:45 - 13:30Dessert in the Exhibition Area China Hall III – Grand Tower Level 3Join us in the Exhibition Area for dessert and conversation prior to the next set of sessions. 13:45 - 14:35Concurrent Educational SessionsAttendees are to select one of the following educational sessions. Segmentation and Localization: How Companies Are Effectively Localizing Employees in AsiaBeijing Room - River Wing Level 2Mobility 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, ShanghaiSherry 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 MovesDalian/Changchun Rooms - River Wing Level 2The 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, ShanghaiBonnie Wang, Human Resource Director, Takeda Pharmaceutical, ShanghaiAntoine Zhang, HR VP for Asia, AREVA, Beijing
Talent Attraction: Finding and RecruitingQingdao Room - River Wing Level 2Attracting 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, ShanghaiGreg Morley, Vice President, Human Resources, Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai
15:00 - 15:50Concurrent Educational SessionsAttendees are to select one of the following educational sessions.
Expatriate Management in the New Global ContextBeijing Room - River Wing Level 2What 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, SingaporeRita Chye, Head of International Assignment Services, Asia Pacific, General Motors International Operations, Singapore
The Challenges of Internal InequitiesDalian/Changchun Rooms - River Wing Level 2Your 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, SingaporeHock Thiam (HT) Lim, HR Director, FSG, APAC, Flowserve China, Flowserve Pte Ltd, Singapore
16:00 - 17:00Closing Plenary SessionChina Hall II – Grand Tower Level 3 Welcome to the New World of WorkAs 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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