Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 9, 8:30 am– 9:30 am
Agile has been the buzzword of the last decade. Initially the concept was related to delivering software products and services, but now we have found ways to apply Agile principles to all aspects of business. Join us in this session where we will cover the roots of Agile, how Agile has benefited software teams, and how those same principles will benefit you as an HR Professional or Service Provider.
Thursday, May 9, 10:00 am– 10:30 am
With more technology, comes more access to information and more “self-serve” options. As a mobility manager or a mobility service provider, how do you add value to a mobility program or will technology replace us all?
Come hear how multiple generations and different workstyles means people and technology have to co-exist and be scalable.
Thursday, May 9, 10:45 am– 11:15 am
Mobility at its core is all about change management and effectively managing change is becoming an increasingly critical business skill. Design Thinking is a set of principles to develop a responsive, flexible organizational culture, empowering employees to make and effectively manage change. This is an interactive session that engages and instructs on the Design Thinking process and how mobility programs are using it to better manage the change that we all deal with.
Anand Diraviyam, CRPDirector, Product ManagementAires
Jonathan FrickManager Global MobilityIneo, LLC
Thursday, May 9, 10:00 am– 10:45 am
A panel of 3 immigration experts from Mexico, USA and Canada will explain the implications and trends that are taking place in the three countries as a result of the implementation of the USMCA.
Liane CooneyPartnerBerry Appleman & Leiden LLP
Vicente Fabela AlcaláStaff Relocation Services Mexico
Thursday, May 9, 10:00 am– 11:00 am
Lori Hassler, CRPRelocation Strategy – Service IntegrationBoeing
Agile has been the buzzword ofthe last decade. Initially the concept was related to delivering softwareproducts and services, but now we have found ways to apply Agile principles toall aspects of business. Join us in this session where we will cover theroots of Agile, how Agile has benefited software teams, and how those sameprinciples will benefit you as an HR Professional or Service Provider.
Thursday, May 9, 2:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Thursday, May 9, 2:45 pm– 3:15 pm
Traditional real estate and relocation models are changing. Relo departments struggle to sustain themselves exclusively on the corporate managed move, so how do we balance the needs of today’s consumer, who is knowledgeable, connected, and demands, with shrinking revenue margins? This session will discuss ways in which the real estate broker must adapt and reinvent themselves to remain not only relevant, but to thrive.
Leigh Massey Hayes, CRPRelocation DirectorAtlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Real estate
Thursday, May 9, 2:00 pm– 2:45 pm
This session would employ 4 speakers. One Corporate Client Representative and One RMC representative with a case study in lump sum Vs. a Second Corporate Client rep. and a second RMC rep. with the same case parameters under a managed care scenario. The lump sum advocates would speak first outlining their reasons for electing lump sum. The managed care team would follow covering the same case under their guidelines. Summary arguments (points) would be presented by service providers. Transferee satisfaction levels will be shared.
Patricia Pollard, CRP, SGMSVice President International Relocation and Strategic Growth Century 21 Realty Partners
Thursday, May 9, 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Learn about current mobility tax and legal issues from Worldwide ERC®’s Tax Counsel and Government Affairs Advisor, including an update on what’s happening in Washington that may affect you or your business. Improve your understanding of the issues Worldwide ERC®’s Government Affairs Forums are focusing on. Ask your most pressing questions during this popular Q & A session.
Hank RothAssociate Counsel and Compliance OfficerDwellworks LLC
Tristan NorthGovernment Relations AdvisorWorldwide ERC®
Pete ScottTax CounselWorldwide ERC®
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 pm– 4:00 pm
Who’s responsibility is it to build a mobility business case? Human Resources? Business Units? Relocation Providers?
Whether it’s a project, a budget, an idea … learn how to gather information/data and ideas to build a business case that can be presented to successfully achieve “buy in” from your organization.
Jim Carroll, SCRP, SGMS-TSenior Manager, Global MobilityWestRock Company
Mike LeQuier, SCRPVice President, Client ServicesWeichert Workforce Mobility
Thursday, May 9, 4:10 pm– 4:40 pm
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act radically change the US tax landscape of the mobility industry. But what was the real fallout?
Jonathan FrickManager Global MobilityIneo
Angela Sieber, CRPSenior Director, FinancePlus Relocation Services, LLC
Erika BeddowTax ManagerGlobal Mobility Tax, LLP
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 pm– 4:15 pm
Thursday, May 9, 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
7 presentations. 20 slides each. 15 seconds per slide. Be ready to learn a lot, fast. You will see industry leaders sharing innovative ideas in the mobility industry. Get ready to think different, have fun and challenge the status quo.
This one hour presentation will give attendees an overview of how various real estate markets across the country are performing in both real estate sales and residential rentals. Current challenges and market nuances will be discussed. Data will be shared via video clips from market experts with some actual tours of real estate in various markets. In addition, market disrupters and new innovations will be discussed in the last 10 minutes of the presentation. Each video clip will be 5 – 6 minutes maximum followed by the disrupters and trends wrap up video.
Annie Hamilton, CRPVP, RelocationCentury 21 Scheetz
Carol Kelly, SCRP, SGMS-TSVP Corporate Relo ServicesThe Corcoran GroupMarket: Manhattan and NY
Vicki Hamp, SCRP, SGMS-TSenior Vice PresidentLong and FosterMarket: Washington DC and Virginia
Karen McRae, SCRP, SGMS-TSenior Vice PresidentHarry Norman RealtorsMarket: Atlanta
Patricia Ann Pollard, CRP, SGMSVP International Relocation and Strategic GrowthCentury 21 Realty PartnersMarket: Houston
Marc Krebs, CRPDirector, Relocation and Client DevelopmentColdwell Banker Residential BrokerageMarket: Phoenix
Friday, May 10, 9:00 am – 9:30 am
This unique session will explore the benefit offerings many companies are using to attract and retain talent, helping us to understand the mixed menu of benefits that are trending to meet the needs of diverse generations of workers.
As global business and leisure travelers have more concerns about their health, safety, productivity and satisfaction and employer’s worry about gaps in support that lead to unsuccessful trips and reputational risk, this presentation and interactive presenters with help you rethink your approaches to managing one of your organization’s most important assets – the business traveler and their supportive family. We will also discuss the unique nature of global business travel to the United States and the recent “Munn vs. Hotchkiss” case that will underscore the need for programs that satisfy Duty of Care requirements and protect against Black Swan Events. We will also offer individual travel tips to support your own personal travel.
Moderator:Allen KoskiSenior Vice PresidentUnited Health Care Global
Scott GillespieHead of AnalyticsAirlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
Friday, May 10, 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Friday, May 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Much like relocation services, business functions like purchasing, warehousing and transportation were historically considered by corporate executives as cost centers. However, after a number of years of fighting for meager budgets, they shifted their business case approach. They wisely moved their economic justification towards demonstrating their actual revenue and business impacts. And, under the label of supply chain, it is now considered to be an essential strategic function, and in some cases even a profit center. In an effort to make a similar transition, we invited Dr. John Sullivan, an expert in identifying business outcomes. We asked him, to increase our awareness of the often-undercounted business impacts resulting from great relocation services. During this energized and thought-provoking session, he will cover these important topics:
Bring high expectations because this highly interactive session will answer all of your questions and provide you with the tools you need to bolster your own business case.
Dr. John SullivanProfessor, Author, Corporate Speaker and Advisor