Global Business Mobile Talent
Paris '13

Transforming Yourself and Your Organisation for Global Business
Making Global Talent Mobility More Effective!

Full-Conference Package @ €333 for 1 person includes
... education discussions and sponsor tables 04 Dec at BERLITZ
... closing reception 17h a la Cafe de la Paix
... le Bienvenue 03 Dec, 19h15, la Seine networking dinner-cruise
(a la carte pricing available, please inquire)
to be held at...
BERLITZ 04 Dec 9h; 38 Avenue de l'Opéra, Paris 75002; Métro Opéra
Elegant Closing Reception 17h Café de la Paix

03 Dec 19h15, BIENVENUE... La Seine dinner-cruise, bateaux parisien

come with a colleague; learn new things; thrive 2013
Memo from

Edwin B. Cohen, Chairman
CEO, GLOBALHRMEDIA; Coronado California

Hello and welcome to this unique business conference. During this dynamic meeting delegates will participate in very timely topics of common business interest.

You will benchmark policies and practices. You will be able to better anticipate the future. You will increase your understanding of possibilities and potentially take action possibly resulting in better relationships and enhanced rapport-building.

When you experience this "take-away" then I can be a winner.

This perfectly-timed event will provide leaders with fresh, timely insight and input from their peers, domestic and global.

We are pleased to be a part of this strategic-to-tactical collaboration on mission critical international business and workforce plans shared by top leaders from Global corporations and companies "going global".

Come Connect Thrive ...
in the center of the universe at Berlitz Paris.

GUARANTEE: I believe that you will take-away practical information, guidance, new connections and or new learning ...or your money-back! I guarantee it. Lets come together, exchange ideas, collaborate, and thrive in 2013!
© Edwin B Cohen 2012. All Rights Reserved

la Seine Dinner Cruise

03 December
19h30 until 23h00

an unforgettable evening!

Have wine and dinner with friends and clients and enjoy the delicious cuisine, the jazz music and chanteuse, and especially enjoy the lights of Paris sparkling through the boat's glass canopy. This business-social open to HR and the global business community and guests.

Price: 150euros/person.
Payable in advance per invoice to be provided by GLOBALHRmedia.

Venue: Bateaux Parisiens
…board at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
Port de la Bourdonnais, Pier 7;
75007 Paris

TAXI to Pier 7, Port de la Bourdonnais
METRO: Bir Hakeim ou Trocadéro then walk (long walk)
RER C: Champs de Mars then a long walk
BUS: 42 82 then walk

Check-in 19h15 to 19h30 …7:15-7:30pm
Departure: 20h … 8pm
Return to quay: 23h …11pm

Attire: Upscale-cocktail / Smart Casual
Non-smoking venue
Free Cloakroom for outerware


From 08h15
Have a coffee and meet/greet

09h00 until 09h30, Opening Remrks
Strategic Global to Local

Delegate Introductions

presented by
Ed Cohen
Conference Chairman & Moderator

09h30 until 10h
Opening Keynote

presented by
BERLITZ Consulting

Have a Coffee and exchange ideas with peers in the sponsor table area

includes audience participation


presented by

MONA MALONE, Vice-President Human Resources, PHR;
BMO Financial Group

Mona Malone was appointed to the role of Vice President and HR Business Partner, Personal and Commercial Banking Canada effective June 2010.

Mona began her career in 1994 as a consultant at Ernst & Young, where she focused on organizational strategy, human resources and transformational change. She joined BMO in 1996 at the Institute for Learning focusing on the design and development of learning programs. She was Senior Human Resources Manager for Corporate Electronic Banking from 1997-1999. Late in 1999, Mona worked as Director of Human Resources for epost (a joint venture of Canada Post Corporation) and was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Product Management in 2001. Mona returned to BMO in 2004 and held a variety of training and professional development roles at the Institute for Learning and for Capital Markets before being appointed to Vice President of Advanced Leadership and Management Development for BMO Financial Group in May 2008. In this role she was accountable for the orientation, risk & regulatory, management and leadership development programs for all levels of leaders across the company.

Mona received her HBA from Ivey Business School at University of Western Ontario in 1994 and is a Certified Management Consultant. In addition, Mona is active with youth development organizations and a National Board member for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program in Canada.

BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) is a highly diversified financial services organization. With total assets of $477 billion as of July 31, 2011, and more than 47,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

11h15, BREAK

to include audience participation


presented by

President and CEO of G2nd Systems®

This program has been submitted for 1.00 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through HRCertification Institute.

As all business is developing globally and borders have virtually disappeared, every organization must leverage talents, expertise, creativity, and contacts from multiple geographical areas, multiple cultures, and multiple languages.

When native and non-native language speakers converge in the workplace, significant and often unrecognized implications emerge that adversely affect collaboration, performance and business results. For example, English may be the language of business, but non-native English speakers and native speakers use English differently... often without realizing it.

We all come in daily contact with people that are from different backgrounds than our own. Yet, our jobs and activities rely more and more on the effectiveness of these interactions, and our ability to leverage the diversity of all these relationships, associated knowledge, contacts and resources.

Our productivity and the success of our endeavors are more and more dependent on our ability to collaborate in ways that are synergistic and result oriented.

In fact, achieving these synergies and learning how to identify metrics and measure effective communication and strategic thinking is fundamental to establishing and maintaining global leadership in business performance.

Whether you are a native or non-native English speaker, the purpose of my session is to:

* strengthen your strategic HR professional growth by helping you to recognize current and emerging trends to ensure your career is aligned with them;

* help you demonstrate you can support your company as it grows globally;

* discover the difference between cross-cultural communication and intercultural communication¡K and why it matters to HR professionals more than ever before; and

* learn how to use today's interconnected global workplace and economy as a tool for your success!

Results that you can apply in your office immediately:

Your participation in this highly interactive seminar will increase your awareness about unique workplace challenges for global HR professionals or managers, whose professional goals include working effectively with groups of people from multiple cultures and countries.

This session will help prepare you to:

* Engage others to share ideas in meetings that include non-native and native English speakers and present more effectively to multicultural groups¡ both in-person and virtual interaction;

* Manage HR conversations and discussions more effectively across multiple cultures and languages;

* Recognize the strategic relevance and importance of adopting a global mindset and developing a result-oriented communication style that functions effectively across multiple cultures simultaneously¡ today's global, technology-connected workplace!

informal Luncheon
sponsor tables open

13h15 until 14h, Cross-border employment

When will the law catch up with business reality?
presented by
Jean-François Rage, Avocat à la Cour, Partner

In this talk Jean-François Rage will explain, by reference to some decisions issued in the last 12 months, how the Courts in are struggling to formulate a consistent and clear set of principles as to how legal issues arising when staff are assigned overseas should be adjudicated and resolved. He will suggest how employers can best prepare themselves for them.

14h05 until 15h, Discussion led by experts with audience participation

Update and Forecast:

JEROME RENON, Directeur / Managing Director,
FRANCE IMMIGRATION INTERNATIONAL & President at French Association of Immigration Professionals

KARL WAHEED of Karl Waheed Avocats, correspondents in Paris,
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy.
Mr. Waheed is a member of the New York bar(1987) and Paris bar(1993). He founded Karl Waheed Avocats, which was retained in 2006 by the French Ministry of Labour to present a white paper on corporate immigration in France. This report presented a series of recommendations which were incorporated in the current French regulations on business immigration. Karl is a frequent speaker on subjects of interest to international mobility experts at conferences organized by AILA, the ABA, the IBA and the Union Internationale des Avocats. His articles have been published by the French government’s Bulletin de Migration, the French National Association of HR Managers journal La Revue Personnel, the IBA’s and UIA’s newletters on Immigration and Nationality Law.

CLAIRE MOROT-SIR, Compliance Consultant,
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy

Claire is responsible for managing the delivery of services to clients in respect to corporate immigration issues associated with transfer of staff into France. She provides business and regulatory compliance advice in order to support clients on immigration process related technical matters, in particular the labour and immigration requirements for expatriate staff transferring to France. She manages the services provided by our correspondence office, ensuring compliance and overall project / programme management. Prior to joining Fragomen Benelux, Claire was working as a project coordinator in an International NGO for global youth mobility. She also has graduated in Law both in France and in the UK. Her education includes: Paul Cézanne University, Master II in European Law; Strathclyde University, Master I in Private Law.

FRAGOMEN is widely recognized as the leading global corporate immigration services provider. For more than 60 years, Fragomen has represented a broad range of companies, organizations and emerging businesses, working in partnership with clients to facilitate the hiring and transfer of employees worldwide. Fragomen's sole focus on immigration allows us to dedicate our vast resources to service delivery, including the solutions we provide to address client needs, our innovative technology, and our integrated management reporting. We have more than 1,500 immigration attorneys or equivalent immigration professionals and supporting professional staff worldwide, with a total of more than 2,100 employees globally. Fragomen's professionals and support staff work with our clients to understand their business and immigration priorities, monitor regulatory and policy developments, and draw on our extensive resources to proactively counsel clients on strategies for most effectively managing their immigration programs. Fragomen has 39 offices strategically located in key business destinations across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. We serve our clients’ needs in more than 170 countries, both directly and through a network of carefully vetted Local Advisors. In addition, Fragomen has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping clients maintain a legal workforce. Our professionals are renowned for their experience in immigration compliance, and we utilize state-of-the-art technology to monitor the status of our clients’ workforces to ensure that our clients and their employees adhere to all visa requirements and meet filing deadlines. For example, Fragomen has developed advanced, web-based solutions to help our clients navigate the inherent complexities of employment verification. These solutions include our I-9 Service Center in the U.S., Employment Verification Tool (EVT) in the UK, and 457onTrack system in Australia. All of these web-based compliance tools are designed to assist employers with completion of employment eligibility verification processes in the designated countries.

15h, BREAK

15h15 until 16h

What are the consequences for HR as a direct result of making the strategic decision to "go international"?

How companies can adapt their HR practices to succeed in their international development

Understanding the rules of play.
How to construct and implement a policy.
The experience curve; how to adapt a system.
Lessons learned.

presented by

FRANCOIS DECLE, Managing Director
Rivoli Consulting, Paris

BREAK...sponsor tables open

16h15 until 17h, Commentary by Leaders; Audience Response; Discussion




LOUELLA EASTMAN, Managing Director Global Diversity Practice.

She will be speaking on utilizing Employer Branding and Talent Optimization

Louella was most recently Aviva plc’s Group Corporate Social Responsibility Director accountable for the implementation of vision and strategy for Aviva’s CSR programme globally, including external reporting, standards of business conduct, community, environment, diversity, global survey and employment brand. Her accomplishments included a very successful employee engagement program, accounting for sustainability standards, development of an investor program and carbon neutralization and a global community program called Street to School. Previously she was Group Diversity Director and her accomplishments included the development and implementation of diversity in Aviva, a global survey, the Think Again Diversity campaign, and the Respect toolkit. Louella has won a number of awards for her work including the UN Global Diversity Innovation Award, the City Award from Opportunity Now, the European Communication Award, the IVCA Clarion Award and the New York Film and Video Festival Grand Award. Prior to this, she was executive vice president, Human Resources & Communications for Aviva Canada and championed its re-brand to Aviva and the internal embedding of its corporate values. Harmonizing human resources, CSR and communications strategies, she worked on building a great new culture to make Aviva the employer of choice in its industry in Canada. Louella Eastman has an extensive background in all areas of Human Resources as well as experience in operations and purchasing. Her earlier career experience encompasses several years in senior HR roles at Johnson & Johnson, Northern Telecom and Connaught Laboratories (Sanofi Aventis). Louella holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

She will be speaking on global talent career management; developing talent internally and promotion from within in a company that is moving from a multi-national to global footprint.

As HR Director, UK and Ireland, for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Leigh Lafever-Ayer oversees all aspects of human resources generalist, talent acquisition, training and development for nine operating groups and the corporate headquarters. She has over 20 years of experience with the company and has held a variety of roles in operations and human resources department. As part of her role, Leigh is responsible for and advises on diversity initiatives, organisation of International Women’s Day Events and volunteers to coordinate mentors for The Cherie Blair Foundation’s Women Entrepreneur programme. Enterprise has been recognised in the UK by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2006– 2012. Enterprise is a top employer of graduates and has been nationally recognised for work done on university campuses in the area of employability within the skills curriculum at universities by Association Graduate Careers Advisory Service (AGCAS) and by the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) for their internship programmes. In the area of employee development, they have also been recognised by Graduate Development Network for their Career Development / Progression Programme and by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) for Career Management. In 2011, Enterprise received the Target Jobs Award for Best Diversity Recruitment. Leigh is originally from Cookeville, TN and lives in the UK outside London with her husband, Trace and daughter, Alexandra. She is involved in a number of professional organisations, is on the Board of Governors at Guildford College and sits on the Advisory Board for Global Diversity Practice.

LUDOVIC LEMOINE, Relocation Manager Grospiron Relocation Services.

He started to work on Relocation 7 years ago and had the opportunity to improve his skills all along his carrier in a large scoop of responsibilities: International Assignment Manager and the Associate Manager at Brookfield Global Relocation Services (ex Pricoa France), Global Alliance Manager at Executive Relocations, and now Relocation Manager at Grospiron Relocation Services. Ludovic experimented many different cases as the 1st contact with the Assignee and handled many projects for the company and for the client. In general, 3 of them retained his attention: Arrival and Departure of an Assignee in an unknown country, Returning back to the country of origin and the crisis management. The international mobility leads to important human stakes. We have to take in consideration the psychosocial aspects of an assignment. The numerous and fast changes with which are faced the assignees can have considerable impacts on their health, their family situation, their performance at work...As a service delivery company, we have to be very sensitive to these aspects in order to be as proactive as possible not only for the Assignee but also to support the HR. To listen, to ask for the good questions, to install a reliable relation, to consider the expectations of every member of the family… are the essential elements of an assignment as smooth as possible and a way to be the best pivot between the Assignee and the HR.”

TONY WEISS, Partner, Expat Relocation France. He will discuss CUSTOMER CENTRICITY.

Expat Relocation France was founded by Nathalie Bourdin Gazal and Tony Weiss. With more than 15 years of industry experience, they gathered a team of experts having the know-how to offer inbound and outbound destination services. Over the past years, they have provided customized solutions to smaller-size and large-size corporations. Hands-on client-centered consultative approach has emabled them to acquire and retain clients by offering knowledge-based processing and outsourcing. They are based close to the first European business center of Paris, "la Defense". Long experience, knowledge of industry, and well-recognized expertise provides companies with unique advice and personal attention. Together they are a Team that knows how to master global issues linked to any professional move into France or abroad. Thanks to their network of key relocation professionals in each destination and service-level agreements with global partners. They master the relocation challenges with quick response and this makes Expat Relocation France the only partner and single point of contact you need for your relocation.

Tony Weiss has been in the Relocation business for the last 10 years in Europe after more than 8 years in the US where he achieved higher education at Loyola Marymount University. At the time he was also relocating foreign students for colleges and universities such as SMC and LMU. Tony decided to come back in France in 2001 and started at Executive Relocation France as Business Development Manager. He then created a successful business unit for the Foursquare Group in France as managing director which was then acquired by Primacy. At Primacy France he handled the transition and integration of the relocation department effectively over a 12 month period. He then restructured and managed Primacy Switzerland, and left shortly before the company was acquired by Cartus to create a new company called Expat Relocation France in 2009.Tony believes that to remain in the relocation business, relocation must be more than just a job but a passion…

RECEPTION... Café de la Paix

one admission to the December 4th education conference,
access to the education materials,
conference food/beverage and access to the sponsor tables,
closing reception at the elegant Cafe de la Paix,
festive la Seine networking DinnerCruise on December 3rd on Bateaux Parisien.

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Conference Sponsors:
pinsent masons
expat relo
france immi
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