|8h Coffee, Strategic Connections
9h Moderator's Introductions
9h20 - 14h45 Education including Luncheon
14h45 Moderator's Call to Action then Reception... Adjourn
199 CHF General Admission
Corporate practitioner 99CHF
IDCN spouse 50CHF
Innovative Management of the 21st Century Workforce
for Global Business Utilizing Strategic Talent Mobility
for the world we will be living in...
|to be held at...
|Hotel Mandarin Oriental
1, Quai Turrettini, 1201 Geneva
• Come, join the conversations...
BUSINESS SOCIAL, 3 April in Old Town
Welcome Networking Reception + Dinner
No registration fee...No-Host...Come Play!
Edwin B Cohen, Chairman
Corporate Relations Network™
CEO, Editor & Publisher
Host & Executive Producer
Editor & Publisher
Bonjour et Hello my friends, and I welcome you to Geneva for the 11th edition of Switzerland GlobalBusinessNews Conference, presenting a unique combination of education from a bright, engaging faculty...perfect for education, idea exchange, collaboration, problem-solving, and making strategic connections for 2014 and beyond.
I love this business. It's in our DNA to 'communicate' and to bring together business people from a variety of industries and cultures, from across borders, time-zones and cultures. Today, with so many changes in our world, this global business tradition continues forward... and I thank you for participating. Let's thrive together.
Today's Continuing Professional Education agenda will include a variety of thought-leaders, subject-matter experts, and unique topics for audience collaborative-learning.
Check-in desk open
Coffee and Strategic Connections
Moderator's Welcome Remarks
...Who is in the room?
9h20 - 10h10
Families 'on the move'...
EXPAT ENGAGEMENT and ASSISTANCE;
Helping partners find work
Marian Chiraches, IDCN Global Coordinator
Louise Barrelet, Senior Manager | Human Capital
Ernst & Young LLP
Nestlé is leading a new effort with other multinational companies and organisations to help partners of its staff to find work.
The ‘International Dual Career Network’ (IDCN) scheme aims to retain the best people, boost dual couple careers and address the increasing problem of expats leaving their jobs because of worries over their partner’s career prospects.
More than one fifth of employers reported that their expats returned home early for this reason, according to recent statistics from the non-profit organisation Permits.
A survey by one of the IDCN members Ernst and Young revealed that more than 10% of expats leave their jobs before the end of their contracts, in one in 12 companies worldwide.
“We want to put partners of our staff on an equal playing field with other jobseekers to find employment in a new country,” said Peter Vogt, Deputy Executive Vice President for Nestlé and Head of Human Resources.
“This network provides advice on CVs, guidance on how best to look for a job, networking opportunities and access to HR contacts with member companies,” he added.
‘International Dual Career Network’ was first launched by Nestlé in Switzerland in 2011. There are now about 460 spouses in the country who are registered with the scheme.
In the same year, the initiative was launched in Mexico City, Paris in France and Zürich in Switzerland, to meet the growing need for career guidance for spouses.
In total, over 700 spouses and more than 40 multinational companies and organisations are taking part in the initiative.
10h10 - 10h30
Talent Mobility Strategy and Practices
Mr. Nicolas Pewny de Szentjob jr.
Strategic Director and Director of Consulting
Nicolas Pewny joined IPM Global Mobility in 2013 as Global Mobility Director, with a large international experience in major multinationals as a recognized HR Global Mobility leader. Nicolas is mainly responsible for the consulting operation and the internal and international expansion of the Company, leading the Operation team and supervising all the strategic matters of the Global Mobility of our clients. Nicolas has a distinguished career in Global Mobility and brings with him a vast wealth of experience as both an in house and external Global Mobility specialist with high technical and strategy knowledge. In recent roles Nicolas was interim Global Mobility Manager at BAT in London and interim Head of Global Mobility at Tetra Pak in Lausanne working on their Global Mobility restructuration.
10h30 - 10h50 break
10h50 - 11h20
Localisation of Expats?
John Rason, Head of Consulting Services
Santa Fe Group
As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), John is a recognised thought leader and speaker on key subjects of strategic International HR, Talent Management and Global Mobility. John has 14 years consultancy experience and has previously held senior HR roles at Cable & Wireless, Canon, Convergys and GEAC Software. John is an International HR Professional who works with Global Mobility and HR teams to enhance their mobility programmes. He has also personally undertaken senior international HR assignments in Saudi Arabia and Latvia. He possesses a Master’s Degree in Managing Human Resources.
11h20 - break
11h30 - 12h30 ...Keynote
SECURITY and SAFETY;
'DUTY OF CARE' for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAVELERS and EXPATS
Head of Sales & Marketing - Switzerland
Mr. Lionel Guirado, Group Benefits Manager,
Richemont International SA
WORKING LUNCHEON and keynote workshop
21st CENTURY WORKPLACE and the NEW WORKFORCE:
Transforming HR and Organizations
for Managing the 21st Century Workforce
Global HR Business Partner
Navid Nazemian is an interculturally experienced and commercially-focused global HR professional with over 15 years of progressive experience at operational and strategic levels.
He has worked across various industries for world-class organisations such as Adidas (sporting goods), General Electric/GE (commercial finance) and BAT (FMCG). He is currently working as a Global HR Business Partner for Roche.
Navid has delivered numerous speeches, workshops and keynote presentations across Europe, Middle East & Asia. He is the co-author of the books “Interimsmanagement”, “HR-Servicemanagement” and “Contagious Optimism!”. He has co-written the famous article series on “HR Transformation” with Dave Ulrich.
Navid holds a Master’s Degree in International Management/Foreign Trade from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany and is a Trained Principled Negotiator at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, USA.
As a member of Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council, McKinsey's Executive Panel and part time University Lecturer, he is passionate about connecting the corporate world and academia in order to enable individuals, teams and organisations the best they can be.
Moderator's CALL TO ACTION
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