Session Schedule

10:00 – 11:15          Concurrent Sessions A     (Choose One)

Elm - The Fitness Factor: Preparing Global Assignees for Duty

Elm - The Fitness Factor: Preparing Global Assignees for Duty

Laura Soto, Cigna
Dr. Doug Patron, SBC Global

An international assignment is a million dollar investment. Medical care in a foreign country can be a very different experience from back home and can result in a significant disruption in productivity and performance whether it involves the employee, spouse or child. There are opportunities to identify and mitigate risks while being best prepared for a particular assignment in a foreign country. This presentation will provide an overview of how to identify potential medical risk factors and how to mitigate risks to support a most successful assignment. Proactive identification, proper planning and ongoing support can SAVE YOU MONEY!

Pecan - Current Trends and Compliance Best Practices in U.S. Immigration

Pecan - Current Trends and Compliance Best Practices in U.S. Immigration

Roberto Caballero, BAL
Vina Ching Brown, Chevron

Whether implementing a new global mobility initiative for your organization or seeking to expand the capabilities of an existing program, this presentation will provide you and your team with an understanding of common issues in U.S. employment-based immigration, an analysis of significant trends and changes in the field under the new administration, and a detailed understanding of the essential components of a strong immigration program designed to meet your organization’s compliance needs.

Live Oak - Can you hear me now? - Building Global Virtual Teams

Live Oak - Can you hear me now? - Building Global Virtual Teams

Elizabeth Escobedo, IOR Global Services

Building working relationships across cultures is often challenging, and can be even more so when we can only communicate virtually – by email, phone, teleconference, IM — without the benefit of face-to-face interactions. In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of intercultural communication; examine the additional challenges of virtual communication; and identify ways to bridge those differences to build more productive and rewarding virtual relationships across cultures and more effective global teams.

 

12:45 – 2:00          Concurrent Sessions B     (Choose One)

Pecan - Global Security and your Mobile Workforce

Pecan - Global Security and your Mobile Workforce

Jose Cervantes, NOV

The Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) is National Oilwell Varco’s response to addressing the issues a company faces when operating in a complex global environment. Using advanced technology within a state-of-the-art command center, the GSOC is able to track and identify events that affect NOV’s operations worldwide and provide our employees, business units, and senior leadership with up to date information. This presentation will highlight what exactly is a “GSOC”, who we are, and what we do. By presenting the operations center’s capabilities itself and highlighting its numerous products, you will get a glimpse at how the GSOC’s highly trained security professionals/analysts continuously analyze patterns and information to provide assessments, critical to the company, to safeguard our employees. At the GSOC, the safety and security of NOV employees and assets are at its core principals.

Live Oak - Global M&A’s

Live Oak - Global M&A’s

Patti Wilkie, Deloitte Tax LLP
Carole Ellenberg, Baker Hughes

The M&A process results in the restructuring of a business’ purpose, corporate governance and brand identity. Achieving acquisition success has proven to be very difficult, while various studies have shown that 50% of acquisitions were unsuccessful. This session will discuss the role of global mobility during the lifecycle of the transaction.

 

2:30 – 3:45          Concurrent Sessions C     (Choose One)

Elm - Global Tax and the Impact on Mobility

Elm - Global Tax and the Impact on Mobility

Patrick Landers, EY; Leesa Lemon, EY
Alan Moidel, BMC Software, Inc.

This presentation will discuss how companies are responding to global uncertainty in the legislative and economic environment. Topics covered will include what companies are doing to address reporting requirements for Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), how companies are managing the cost of international assignments through the implementation of new tax policies, and what the changing workforce and different tax reform proposals in the US could mean for cross-border assignments in the future.

Pecan - Cost Savings Strategy in HR Mobility

Pecan - Cost Savings Strategy in HR Mobility

Diego Archer, Fragomen
Rico Fontana, Fluor Enterprises Inc
Daniel Baptie, TheMIGroup
Samir Mammadov, PwC

Human capital is a competitive asset in today’s global economy. As immigration rules tighten in the face of geopolitical events, energy industry challenges and global trends, successful global mobility requires HR professionals to be more strategic than ever. This presentation would examine how global HR can use the current state to recruit and retain top performers and key leaders while reducing costs and enabling business objectives.

Live Oak - Generational Differences Impacting Global Mobility

Live Oak - Generational Differences Impacting Global Mobility

Jennifer Manis, Halliburton
Carolina Ferrer, Halliburton

Using current data and real-world experiences, the ladies of Halliburton International HR will inform and entertain as they present thoughtful and useful information on a topic that everyone seems to know ‘just a little bit about.’ The message in this presentation is that it is time to take the conversation about generational differences past the “water cooler gossip” level and to start using real facts and helpful practices to ensure your organization continues to attract and retain employees as we as a profession face the challenges of the ‘generational gap.’