APAC Regional Summit Singapore 

 Singapore| 19-20 September 202​​3 | Co-located with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)​​​

The APAC Regional Summit will take place at the Shangri-La Orchid Singapore on 19-20 September. 

This event features relevant, localized education—and is an important opportunity to network with industry professionals in your area. By attending, you will: 

  • Dive deep into mobility challenges and opportunities specific to the Asia-Pacific region 
  • Review the labor market, broad economic implications, and immigration trends 
  • Gain new connections during sessions and dedicated networking time 

Attendees will earn 8 continuing education credits towards CRP®, GMS®, (S)CRP®, (S)GMS®, and (S)GMS-T®.

The APAC Regional Summit schedule was as follows:

Tuesday, 19 September 

Coffee and Registration
Opening General Session: Navigating Talent Shortages & Strategies in APAC

Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office

Welcome Lunch and Expo
Sponsored Roundtables
Attendees participated in roundtable discussions focused on the biggest challenges in talent mobility. They rotated through three self-selected tables of interest during this interactive session with industry leaders. Topics included:
  • Experience Management (XM)
  • Moving 101
  • Immigration Impacts in APAC: Labour Market Trends
  • Best Practices in Selecting and Receiving International Transferees
  • Work Anywhere
  • How to Leverage U.S. Immigration into your Strategic Advantage
  • Cost estimates and gathering actuals data – do you do it, how accurate are you, if you don’t is that ok?
  • On the Go: Compliance for High-Volume Business Travel
  • Recreating Lives Abroad: Strategies for a Hassle-Free Relocation & Cultural Integration
Networking Break and Expo
2024 Outlook: Regional Mobility in APAC
  • Part 1: Talent Strategies (15:30-16:15)
    • Moderator: Sean Collins, Managing Partner, Talent Mobility Search
    • Hannah Yih, Senior Manager, Global Talent Mobility (APAC), Salesforce
    • Ally Jiang, Global Mobility Program Manager, Microsoft
    • Dawn Wu, Manager, Global Mobility, Uber
    • Guia Trinidad, Global Mobility & Immigration Business Partner (APAC & EMEA), Stripe
  • Part 2: Service Provider Challenges (16:30-17:15)
    • Moderator: Benny Tan, Senior Vice President, APAC, Altair Global
    • Robert Line, VP, Global Talent Mobility & Intercultural & Language Solutions, Cartus
    • Michael Johnsen, Vice-President of APAC Region, Arpin International
    • Steve Burson, CEO, Relo Network Asia
    • Damian Tan, General Manager, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Networking Cocktail Reception


Wednesday, 20 September


Corporate Networking Roundtables

Attendees joined their peers for roundtable discussions focused on key issues such as immigration, policies, technology, housing, and remote work

General Session: Economic Overview

James Cheo, Chief Investment Officer, Southeast Asia, HSBC Singapore

Networking Break and Expo
Changing Landscape of Immigration in APAC

Moderator: Sarrah Sammoon, Founder and CEO, Magella Champlain

Lee Smith, Vice President, Business Development APAC, Newland Chase

Kenneth Lau, Partner, Asia Pacific Coordination Center, Fragomen

Nina Scott, Mobility Specialist, USILAW

Lunch and Expo
Sustainability in APAC

Moderator: Simon Mason, COO & CRO, Writer Relocations and WERC Board Vice Chair

Stephen Park, International Mobility Centre, Schneider Electric Singapore

Vivian Lew, Founding Chief Executive Officer, PhilanthropyWorks

Networking Break and Expo
Working from Anywhere 

Moderator: Vanessa Hendriadi, CEO/Co-Founder, GoWork

Jod Gill, Partner, Deloitte

Elizabeth Keller, Head of International Mobility & Immigration, Standard Chartered Bank

Mark Samlal, General Manager, APAC, Deel


We look forward to seeing you at our next Regional Summit!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in reserving a sponsorship opportunity? View the official prospectus and submit an information request form. Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Please complete our information request form and a member of our team will promptly contact you.



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