Session Schedule

1:30 – 2:30          Concurrent Sessions A     (Choose One)

What You Need to Know About Brexit - RED OAK A

What You Need to Know About Brexit - RED OAK A

Jordan Cowman, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Brexit will change human resources in material ways. In this fun and entertaining session, Human Resources Professionals will learn to gather relevant information, go through real-life scenarios, and what to do in the face of a diminishing pool of applicants from the European Union and the resulting war for talent.

Breaking Boundaries for Operational Excellence…A Global HR Perspective, Part 1 - PECAN

Breaking Boundaries for Operational Excellence…A Global HR Perspective, Part 1 - PECAN

Vince Bovino, Bovino Consulting Group

This presentation introduces four Operational Excellence improvement systems that deliver rapid, significant and sustained operating and profitability results. The focus is on the rigorous process of designing and implementing:

1. A Global Operating Performance Measurement System
2. A Global Incentive Pay System
3. A Global Performance Communication System
4. A Global Performance Improvement Team System.

The absolute necessity of integrating the four systems into ONE initiative is emphasized. The methodology of integrating the systems is thoroughly explained with examples.

Navigating Around Global Tax Traps Affecting Business Travelers & Assignees - LIVE OAK

Navigating Around Global Tax Traps Affecting Business Travelers & Assignees - LIVE OAK

Mesa Hodson, BDO USA, LLP
Jeanie Spates, BDO USA, LLP

This session will provide an overview of the corporate and individual global tax issues that can be encountered when employees are traveling for business or for an international assignment with a focus on US tax law. This will be the basis for an interactive discussion with attendees on how recognize the issues and coordinate internally with finance, payroll and tax colleagues. Additional discussion on how to address issues within the company policy so the net pay the employee is receiving matches the intended goal.

2:45 – 3:45          Concurrent Sessions B     (Choose One)

AI and Immigration: Using Technology to Manage Immigration for Global Business Travelers - RED OAK A

AI and Immigration: Using Technology to Manage Immigration for Global Business Travelers - RED OAK A

Joe Crumly, HollyFrontier Corp.
Ryan M. Freel, Fragomen

This presentation will show how companies can use technology to facilitate the overall immigration process and to assess the correct visa type for business travel. We will also share our experience on how to successfully integrate the technology into your Mobility/Immigration Program.

Breaking Boundaries for Operational Excellence…A Global HR Perspective, Part 2 - PECAN

Breaking Boundaries for Operational Excellence…A Global HR Perspective, Part 2 - PECAN

Vince Bovino, Bovino Consulting Group

This presentation introduces four Operational Excellence improvement systems that deliver rapid, significant and sustained operating and profitability results. The focus is on the rigorous process of designing and implementing:

1. A Global Operating Performance Measurement System
2. A Global Incentive Pay System
3. A Global Performance Communication System
4. A Global Performance Improvement Team System.

The absolute necessity of integrating the four systems into ONE initiative is emphasized. The methodology of integrating the systems is thoroughly explained with examples.

Current Trends in Global Benefits: Panel Discussion - LIVE OAK

Current Trends in Global Benefits: Panel Discussion - LIVE OAK

Allen Koski, UnitedHealthcare Global
Wes Proctor, GeoBlue
Danielle Turner, Cigna Global Health
Gerardo Pulido, Willis Towers Watson

A look at 2020 with 20/20 Vision. Four points of view from the top benefit companies.”

This is panel discussion with four of the top Global Insurance Carriers – Cigna Global, Aetna International, United HealthCare Global and GeoBlue. Gerardo Pulido with Willis Tower Watson is leading the discussion. During the session we will discuss Global Trends in Benefits for Global Assignees and what the future holds. Three key learnings include:

• Health and Wellbeing – what this looks like for the assignees and dependents
• Global Networks – where to access care
• Technology – accessing care at your fingertips

4:00 – 5:00          Concurrent Sessions C     (Choose One)

Warning: Proceed with Caution Artificial Intelligence Ahead! - RED OAK A

Warning: Proceed with Caution Artificial Intelligence Ahead! - RED OAK A

Leiza Dolghih, JD, Lewis, Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Rebekkah Ross, MoneyGram International

The presentation will explore what is AI and how it is defined differently around the world, provide examples of how various AI programs and solutions are being used by HR professionals world-wide, and discuss legal problems that have arisen due to such use and how to avoid such problems in the future.

Empathy & Communication with 2nd Language Employees - PECAN

Empathy & Communication with 2nd Language Employees - PECAN

Micah Bellieu, Fluency Corp.

In this session you will acquire an understanding of what it feels like as an expat, working in your 2nd language. You will gain empathy for your employees from abroad through various activities we will do in the session. You will learn 4 immediately-applicable strategies to enhance the effectiveness of your communication with 2nd language English speaking colleagues, bringing an ROI through simple word choice, speed of speech, and community-building at work. Get an insight as to WHY certain words are difficult to understand in English and how to avoid them.

Mercer's 2019 Global Talent Trends Research & Findings - LIVE OAK

Mercer's 2019 Global Talent Trends Research & Findings - LIVE OAK

Jeff Doucet, Mercer
John LeBoeuf, LyondellBasell

Drawing from the perspectives of 7,300+ employees, HR leaders and C-suite executives globally, Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Study uncovered four top talent trends that show how high-performing companies are leading through disruption to build a workforce for the future.

Get the key findings, hear real-world insight from current Mercer client LyondellBasell and learn about the actions you can take now to lead your organization on a transformation journey with a focus on your people.