Global Business Mobile Talent
Dallas - February 6'15

Presented in association with
AIG Travel Guard®


Driving performance and getting to a measurable return by understanding and communicating the expectations of stakeholders
to be held at...
AIG Plaza, South Tower, 4th floor 600 North Pearl St, Dallas 75201
• Registration $49 for HR related practitioners; all others $150
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coffee and connections
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9-10, Opening Keynote
...for the world we will be living in...
frontier markets,
emerging countries and regions,
the mature markets dealing with change

Edward Rivas, Regional Manager,
Kidnap & Ransom-Financial Lines

10 - 10:30, corporate benchmarking and audience discussion
Corporate Immigration policy and practices; benchmarking

Mr. Erin Green, Esq. - Head, U.S. Immigration
Compliance, Operations, Green Cards

coffee and connections
sponsor tables open

11-11:45, corporate benchmarking and audience discussion
Leadership cutting 1 billion dollars by end of 2015 and says ...
increase the value of services.
This session will discuss the challenge and some solutions.

o Hub model and Service Centers
o Technology & Innovation at Siemens AG
o Creating our own Assignment Management System

Chris Chalk, CRP, SGMS
Country Delegation Manager
Siemens Corporation

Christopher graduated from the University of Georgia where he first met his wife of 14 years. After 1 year in the workforce he embarked on his 15-year career in mobility on the business development team for a relocation management company. After a decade in business development and marketing, Christopher began working more heavily on the operational side for an RMC and was then coerced, yes, coerced or possibly even tricked into coming over to the corporate side working as global mobility manager for a global Korean firm, Doosan, in Atlanta GA. In his tenure at Doosan Christopher managed a team of assignment specialists and was responsible for delivering assignment management and relocation services to a multi-national population of international expatriates globally. Christopher also ran the domestic US program and domestic China relocation programs. In August of 2014 Christopher joined the Siemens Global Mobility Services Center in Orlando FL reporting to the Director of Global Mobility. Christopher manages a team of assignment consultants responsible for approximately 700 expats on long term assignments touching the Americas. Christopher’s responsibilities include managing the team’s workload, ensuring the consistent application of policy, processes, and principles. He is accountable for the team's delivery of a consistent administration, in a timely manner, with the anticipated level of customer service. Christopher also leads development and implementation of strategic projects related to global mobility within Siemens. In October, Christopher had the unique pleasure of being on the other end of the moving van when he relocated with his wife and 3 children to Orlando, where they have yet to turn on the heat in their new house and the kids went swimming in the outdoor, unheated pool mid-January. He is also President of MARC.

11:45 - 1 ...
Working Lunch
roundtable topics followed by audience discussion

Tables discuss how these key items impact them and organizations;
Table Leaders record key findings/questions;
Moderator asks Table Leaders to speak to the audience for discussion.


Stimulating internal innovation, What changes must evolve within your company culture?
Would it be incremental and/or disruptive?
Table Leader:

What must change to properly impact/engage people?
...specific HR issues like recruiting, rewards/comp and ben, mobility, and communications
Table Leader:

3, 1st 100 days
... of an assignment or any new project;
Where do you see opportunities for leaders to impact performance?
Table Leader:

4, R O I of a relocation assignment:
How would you measure a return on a relocation assignment?
Table Leader:

Table Leader: Chris Chalk, Siemens

Is your company now or will your company grow "diversity" via global assignments?
Table Leader:

challenges encountered, solutions and best practices deployed?
Table Leader:

Who is your customer? And what does the customer value?
Table Leader:

Tax issues, HR issues
Table Leaders: Steven Daas, COO, GTN US;
Mo Ahmad, Partner, Calgary/Vancouver GTN

1 - 1:15... BREAK

1:15 - 1:45,

Stephen Daas
Chief Operating Officer

Mo Ahmad, BA LL.B
Partner, Calgary / Vancouver Office

Steve is the Chief Operating Officer of Global Tax Network US, LLC with over twenty-five years of experience assisting clients in developing strategies to minimize the cost (including the global tax effects) and maximize the effectiveness of mobility programs. He has also assisted clients with the design of compensation packages, the review and development of mobility policies, international personal financial counseling, global equity taxation consulting, and administration process reviews. Prior to joining GTN, Steve was a Partner with the Ernst & Young global mobility practice in San Jose, CA and Singapore. During his 3-½ year assignment in Singapore, he coordinated the global mobility area wide services for a number of large accounts in the Asia Pacific region. Steve spent the first thirteen years of his career in the Minneapolis office global mobility practices of E&Y and Arthur Andersen. Steve received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. He is active in Carlson School alumni activities, including the mentorship and scholarship programs.

Mo is a senior tax professional with over 15 years of experience in both Canadian and US tax with international accounting firms offering extensive client services in tax planning, advisory services, and dispute resolution. Key accomplishments and strengths include resolution of tax issues and the creation of innovative tax solutions for personal tax clients, expatriate clients (both employers and employee), high net worth clients, and executive compensation solutions. Mo has proven effectiveness in leadership, client service and relationship management.

1:50 - 3:30, hot topics with leaders and audience discussion
Driving Performance to get to a measurable ROI
by Communicating with Stakeholders

Moderator Ed Cohen

Thought-Leaders will include...

Chris Chandler
Director, Global Procurement
Moneygram International

Chris’ career has spanned 15 years of end-to-end, global Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing experience, with some of the world’s largest brands. He began his career with General Motors, where he built five years of experience managing the inventory and distribution of over 500,000 SKUs, with almost 5,000 suppliers, across a network of 26 warehouse facilities. Following his tenure at GM, Chris spent several years with two different Tier I Automotive suppliers, working in the Procurement function, where he led the sourcing and negotiation of supply agreements for commodity goods such as steel, stampings, and castings, in support of multiple production facilities. In 2007, Chris left the Automotive industry to join Kellogg’s, where he took on strategic sourcing and hedging responsibility for the corn commodity, along with several other ingredient categories, during which time he accomplished a re-alignment and consolidation of the milling supply base, as well as developed several new hedging strategies for areas of spend previously purchased on a fixed price basis. In late 2009, after one too many Michigan winters, an opportunity to move to the Dallas area and join Dr Pepper Snapple Group presented itself. While at DPSG, Chris continued his work in strategic sourcing for both the Ingredients and Packaging commodities, before being selected to lead a newly created team in the development and execution of a formal strategy to address a roughly $2 billion Indirect category spend. For the past two years, Chris has led a Global Strategic Sourcing team at Dallas-based MoneyGram International, a global financial services organization, specializing in money transfer services, where he has global responsibility for oversight of all Marketing, HR, and Legal spend categories. Chris is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in the nation’s top-ranked Supply Chain Management program. He went on to earn a MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He also holds the designation of Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) from the Institute of Supply Management, and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from APICS.

Annabel Williams, MBA
AIG Travel Guard®

Annabel M. Williams graduated from Texas A&M with a Master’s in Business Administration and holds her Bachelors in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement from the University of North Texas. She has been managing accounts in the Property & Casualty department as well as Employee Benefits, Health and Life for the past 12 years. Currently, she specializes in providing Risk Managers, Human Resource Managers and Plan Administrators with Business Travel Accident coverage and Travel Guard assistance programs. Through her initiatives to provide midsize and multi-national organizations with solutions that help fit their global initiatives, she has created packaged and mono-line solutions for continued sales growth and client relations. Along with holding her Accredited Customer Service Representative designation, Annabel was recognized as one of D Magazine’s “Best Insurance Agent of 2011” and holds various accolades from the carriers she has conducted business with throughout the years.

3:30 - Moderator's Closing Remarks



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