Global Business Mobile Talent
Rome '11


Driving 2011 Results from a Focus-on-the-Customer via Innovation
& Next-Practice Management
to be held at...
EXCELSIOR HOTEL, Via Vittorio Veneto 125 • Rome 00187

• 23 May 19h15 until 20h30, BENVENUTO Networking Reception
Meet Leaders and Learn, Exchange Ideas, Thrive!

Continuing Education

from 8h00...

cappucino & croissant
... in the Sponsor Table area

Buongiorno !

What would be Your conference ROI?

Presented by
Edwin (Ed) Cohen, Conference Chairman

9h20 until 10h15
Presentation and Workshop

Alligning and Collaborating with CEO Expectations... PROVIDING CONSISTENT CAREER PATHS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION - An integrated talent management approach

Mr. Fausto Fusco is the Head of Group Organization & People Development Manager -INDESIT Company.

Fausto Fusco is a Senior HR Manager with 15 years of experience at national and multinational companies in Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services industries as HR Business Partner and Change mgmt Project Manager. He developed a successful track record managing organizational responsibilities, at both change management consultancy and complex multinational organizations in different countries (Italy, UK, France, Spain, Argentina, Mexico). In the last years he assumed significant roles in the HR Department of major companies, dealing with Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Development in continuously evolving environments.

At Indesit Company he is currently in charge of ensuring the highest organization effectiveness and efficiency in order to support the company in pursuing its strategic objectives, through design and implementation of most appropriate solutions oriented to culture, processes and tools integration. He is an appreciated speaker at Corporate academies, Training centers and Italian Universities on HR, Organization and Change Management related matters.

10h15 until 10h45

10h45 until 11h30
Benchmarking life in Abu Dhabi...Persian Gulf Business -


Ms. Sandrine Bardot is the Head of Compensation & Benefits at Mubadala Development Company, based in Abu Dhabi. In this role Sandrine specializes in tailored compensation solutions, control people costs, keeping your stars, drive company success, attract talent ! Sandrine’s background includes being the Vice President, Compensation & Benefits at Majid Al Futtaim Group; Compensation & Benefits Director, Europe and International at CNH - Case New Holland; and, EMEA Compensation & Benefits Consultant at Microsoft .

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a catalyst for the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi. It specializes in aerospace, energy and industry, healthcare, information & communications technology, infrastructure and real estate. Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, Mubadala’s strategy is built on the management of long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for the Emirate. Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional, and international investments. It partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors including aerospace, energy and industry, healthcare, information & communications technology, infrastructure and real estate. By doing so, Mubadala accomplishes its mission to expand the economic base of the Emirate and contribute to the growth and diversification of its economy.

11h35 until 12h00
Policy & Practice Benchmarking

INTERNAL COMPLIANCE; Processes, Resources, Technology

You have a policy to make sure the programme supports your strategy. How do you make sure that your administration and execution supports your policy?

Ms. Juliane Gruethner, Attorney-at-law, GMS©, is the Global Mobility Manager at Maersk Oil in Copenhagen. Juliane’s main objectives in this role are the development and implementation of globally aligned processes for the execution of the various international mobility policies. After graduating from law school in Giessen, Germany, Juliane started her career in the Expatriate Services Department of Ernst & Young in Frankfurt, Germany as tax consultant. She then moved on to take over the global responsibility for SCA’s Global Mobility Function in Munich, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden, before joining the Adidas Group in 2005 as their Global Mobility Manager.

Maersk Oil was founded in 1962 and is part of the A. P. Moller Maersk conglomerate. Maersk Oil is an independent oil and gas company producing some 700,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company has production and exploration activities in Denmark, the UK, Qatar, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Angola, Brazil, Norway, Oman and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. People, technology and safety are central to Maersk Oil and a growth strategy based on focused long-term goals enables progress. A strong performance culture with talented and engaged employees underpins the successful execution of this strategy.

12h05 until 12h40
Benchmarking Leadership Development

Selection for International Assignment > Mentoring, Coaching > Succession-planning = Human Capital Asset ROI

HSBC mandates a series of international assignments in order to be considered for Leadership Development. You will learn more about how it is achieved...

Ms. Tracy Figliola is the HR Head of Global Mobility EMEA for HSBC, based in the UK.

12h40 ...

13h45 until 14h40
Corporate Benchmarking

Linking TALENT, MOBILITY, GLOBAL BENEFITS = ROI for SAP ...Requires that Talent Mobility is embedded in the Business Strategy and meshed with HR Strategy

* Talent Mobility – the new dimension
* Workforce movement – expand the customer group
* Shared service organisation
* Talent Mobility- Protect the investment
* Outlook... Talent Mobility Framework

* Acquiring best talent regardless of geography
* Deploying best people from the global talent pool against the best business opportunities
* Developing leaders with a global mindset and experience to manage across cultural and geographic barriers

TALENT MOBILITY, in a broader sense, IS ALSO ABOUT...
* Mobility across jobs and functions
* Mobility across various forms of employment (full time, part time, home or office) – being able to work anytime, anywhere

Presenter and Thought-Leader
Mr.Thomas Efkemann, HR Lead/Head of Global Mobility,
SAP AG, based in the Frankfurt area.

14h45 until 15h00

15h00 until 15h45
HR IT Innovation... How IT can help transform HR

...Today, Corporate IT is more than just a "back office" function. IT is critical in helping companies with innovation and enable collaboration and alignment, manage services and people, help drive "transformation" and facilitate a return to growth.

This session will be practical, user-friendly...

2011 priorities: HR projects in a post-crisis enviroment.
What can be realistically automated?
What is hot and what is not?
Why do so many HR IT projects fail?

Best practices in vendor selection: Are RFP’s still useful? Tips to maximize chances of success

Understanding what hides under the hood of « SOP » (SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft): going beyond the hype. Localization issues for multinational operations

A la carte Human Capital Management: Is HR Administration + Payroll +Talent Management = the perfect system?

Is SaaS the solution? Or is it HR Outsourcing?


AHMED LIMAM, Independent HR Technology Expert

Based in Paris, Ahmed Limam’s 15-year experience includes working as an HR practitioner and an administrator with the United Nations as well as a variety of positions with HR software vendors such as Oracle (director for Europe), Fidelity HR Access (vice president, Product Management) and PeopleSoft (localized the offering for the French and Spanish markets). Ahmed, who holds a master’s degree in personnel management, speaks several languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. A blogger, author, advisor, influencer and speaker, he is a strong believer in the dual role of human capital and technology in enhancing the performance of organizations. He can be reached at

15h50 until 17h30
Audience Participation


* Global Mindset
* Innovation
* Compensation and Performance
* Integrating GEN Y and multiple generations
* Fixing Mobility
* Safety of your international population & property

Ed Cohen, CEO & Editor, GLOBALHR NewsMedia

Today, our guest Commentator/Thought-Leaders represent a variety of corporate employers and subject-matter experts. Here is our programme... (in development)

Issue: Talent Acquisition; Impact of changing demographics and global business

Els Van de Water, Talent Acquisition Lead & HR Business Partner - - Microsoft Italy

Issue: Safety of Expat Population & Business Travelers

Michela Tagliaferri is the Senior Business Development Manager for International SOS. Ms. Michela Tagliaferri is the Senior Business Development Manager at International SOS in charge of the Italian market. Michela has more than 15 years experience in sales and marketing roles. She previously worked for companies such as Oracle, Cable&Wireless and the United States Embassy in Italy, Ireland and France. By joining International SOS two and a half years ago she took over the responsibility of global consulting for large accounts management in the energy, mining and infrastructure sector but also business to business services, automotive and retail. She manages international projects which involve the coordination of security and medical experts, HR Managers, Risk Managers and Travel Managers. What Michela finds interesting and challenging in her role is the continuous involvement of International SOS to assess, mitigate and manage the medical and security risks facing clients’ travelers and expatriates at any time. During the recent events in the Middle East and Japan, the support given to customers showed the full commitment of all International SOS departments to assist and provide medical, security and operational services. As Duty of Care is no longer an option, Italian companies are responsible for the health and safety of their global workforce and are liable for developing a Travel Risk Management policy. International SOS ( is the world's leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance, and concierge services company. Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS provides integrated medical, clinical, security, and customer care solutions to organizations with international operations. A global team of over 8,000 employees led by 970 full-time physicians and 200 security specialists provides services including planning, preventative programs, in-country expertise and emergency response to 66 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

Issue: Recruitment & Retention: Using Flexible Global Benefits

Cesare Lai is the Manager and Project FlexBen Leader at WILLIS Italia, based in Milano. Cesare Lai is the Business Development Manager at Willis Italia Spa starting April 2010. His responsibilities at Willis include consultancy services related to Flexible Benefit Project, Welfare Plans and traditional benefit solutions. He has 15 years experience in the benefit area working in different positions: broker, insurer and consultant. Before to join Willis, he has worked at MERCER, ALICO (AIG Group), ING Employee Benefit, Europ Assistance and Marsh. Cesare has developed a thorough knowledge of local social security system, HR policy and employee benefit plans. Over the years he has been a regular speaker at several Italian forums and teacher at several training courses related to employee benefits. Based in Milan, Cesare provides a full assistance to all branches of Willis Italia in order provides the best level of services and solutions to all our clients.

Issue: Customer-Service: Mobility Transportation

Barbara Savelli, International Sales Manager, Italian Moving Network. Barbara is based in Rome; she has been involved in the moving industry for 18 years. She started working very young (at the age of 20 ) at Italian Moving Network as enterpreneur , investing her savings in the activity and buying shares of IMNI. Her initial involvment in the company was in the operations department: where she could learn most of the pratical aspects of logistics and customs regulations. After few years she then moved onto rates department, dealing with international bids for agents and Corporate Accounts. Since the beginning she was selected to be representing IMNI at every conference abroad thanks to her professional approach to clients and agents and her capability to build long-lasting relationships worldwide. Some of the conferences attended through the years: IAM, LACMA, EURA, FEDEMAC, YOUNG MOVERS CONFERENCE, AITI. She is currently responsible of global networking development and relations with agents. Barbara was also elected in 2009 as a board member of AITI – Italian Association of Movers, based in Rome with the purpose to watch closer the market and try to understand the moving industry problems from the “ inside “ , confronting situations with the competition and growing knowledge of the actual business trends and aims. Established in 1987, the Italian Moving Network is led and managed at the executive level by a tight-knit management team with a long line of experience. Italian Moving Network has long set itself apart because of its high-quality services, courtesy and professionalism and only hires workers who are properly registered and carefully selected after periods of intense training which have made them all capable, responsible and responsive. The Italian Moving Network obtained its quality certification– ISO9000– in Nov 2006 at its first exam. With this certification our company informs you that the quality of the services the customer senses is not just an accident—there is a precise plan and a set of rules that have allowed it to achieve this result. ... Our Objective, Our Values ... Our wish is to satisfy each of our customers with the utmost in service and quality. Thanks to our flexibility and insight we are certain we can meet the widest range of needs and the individual requirements of companies and people.

Issue: Role of a Consultant on Global Relocation

Chris Richardson – Director, Global Business Development, Pasha Group AG. Chris began his career in global relocation sixteen years ago, as a mobility consultant for a large relocation company in London. Since then he has held account management and sales positions in Paris, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Since 2009, Chris has been based in Zurich, and is now responsible for strategic sales and business development for in Europe for the Pasha Group AG. He speaks French and German as well as his native English.

Issue: Role of the Italy-based Mobility Manager

Damien O'Farrell, General Manager, Principal Relocation Company. Damien O'Farrell is a very special person. He has worked in the fields of relocation, immigration and language training for several years and has held several successful trainings on Marketing and Human Excellence for the European relocation association EuRA. Damien oversees every aspect of the day-to-day activities of Principal Relocation Company to make sure that its service delivery is always topnotch. He personally interviews and trains every employee and local counselor and is actively involved in both the cross cultural and spouse & partner support programs that Principal Relocation Company provides. At the Principal Relocation Company our mission is to constantly and effectively offer straightforward, cost-effective and quality controlled relocation and immigration services that are in line with today’s labor market, as well as the current market trends within the international business community. Principal Relocation Company is a leading Destination Service Provider for total relocation, immigration and language services. With a team of highly experienced and qualified relocation and immigration professionals, Principal Relocation Company is able to provide service delivery in any city in its destinations, however remote. Whether our clients require assistance with the preparation and filing of applications for business visitor visas, work and residence permits, entry clearances, entry visas, passports, visa assistance at a consular post in Italy, opening a branch office, or any other kind of Italian immigration assistance, Principal Relocation Company is able to provide timely and professional assistance for each phase of corporate immigration in the countries where it operates. In addition to this, Principal Relocation Company also offers complete, and when necessary, personalized relocation programs throughout the countries that it services. The company’s services have been put together in order to maximize the time, energy and financial resources of our clients, thus allowing them to concentrate on having their expatriate personnel start working as soon as possible without stress or unnecessary challenges. As several staff members are expatriates themselves, they have lived firsthand the challenges that an overseas assignment can sometimes present. With this solid business and life experience at its foundation, Principal Relocation Company is the ultimate relocation and immigration company for corporate HR to partner with.

additional Commentator/Thought-Leaders will be announced very soon

Wine Reception

May 24th evening following the a restaurant... you are cordially invited to participate in the GLOBALHR WRAP SESSION... an informal gathering of conference delegates and friends for drinks, dinner, good talk and good cheer... to chat about the conference day. This optional event has a NO HOST format (each guest pre-agrees to share in the cost) and this event is open to all, including people who could not attend the conference. Consider joining our group.

For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
Conference Sponsors:
Willis Italia