Global Business Mobile Talent
MIAMI December 3 '15

$88/seat includes Education & support info, Breakfast, Lunch
presented in association with
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GlobalBusiness conference on MobileTalent™
to be held at...
KPMG LLP in Brickell, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard -Suite 2000- Miami 33131

Registration $88/seat •
following conference at NOVACENTO wine reception, NO HOST

DEC 2 from 6pm--WELCOME reception South Beach pub
informal, no registration fee, no host (each funds own) to to 6197873100 (text/call)

Memo from Ed Cohen, Content Developer & Moderator
Broadcast Host-

Hello and welcome. Today will be a very informative event designed for audience-interaction to max the "take-aways"...getting deeper understanding of key issues, questions raised, solutions offered.

CHANGE is enveloping us...allow me to inquire:
How are you dealing with CHANGE?

How are you communicating under pressure with direct reports, leadership, customers?

How are you managing the new generation...or how are you being 'managed' by them?

How are you 're-designing' your thinking about the business - employees, products, markets, investors?

We want you to take-away practical info, guidance, new contacts.

Reduce risk of assignment failures/disruption via assignment planning, coaching during the assignment, communicating and engaging with home country and others.

Retain the newly-developed skill-sets/experiences, utilizing for next posting the 'Human Capital Assets' to enhance corporate sustainability and profits.

Achieving the above leads to getting to a measurable ROI of Talent Mobility.

Program Agenda

8am, check-in desk opens

8:30, networking breakfast

9 - 9:20, Program Start
... Introductions of delegates
Moderator's commentary

9:20 - 9:50 ...Globally Mobile Employees and Compliance

Options for Penalty Relief - International Information Returns

Relevance for HR professionals with globally mobile employees, FATCA/FBAR points.
Non-compliance with FATCA and the desired relief from penalties
is an issue which we often deal with. Examples.

Angela D. Arnold, Tax Managing Director

Angela is a licensed CPA in Florida and North Carolina and leads KPMG LLP's Global Mobility Services practice in Florida. She has been with KPMG LLP for 21 years working in various tax positions. During that time she has specialized in the delivery of tax compliance and advisory services to support global mobility programs for companies based in the U.S. and abroad. Angela works with complex cross-border tax issues including those stemming from 'new country entry', corporate relocation and assignment terminations.

9:50 ... BREAK

10:10 - 12:30
Practices, Trends, Policy Development

Moderator - Ed Cohen, Editor,
Broadcast Host,

Hot topics and Thought-Leaders:

HR Transformation/CEO Outlook

Glen Collins, Senior Manager
Mobility Consulting Services

Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey

ANA L. MUNIZ, Senior Manager


Christopher Chalk, CRP, SGMS
Country Delegation Manager
Siemens Corporation

Mariana Symecko, LL.M, GPHR, GMS-T℠
Global Mobility Americas/APAC Region

Impact of Short-term Business Travel
Identifying and Managing the Issues
- employee and the company

Gerard Losardo, Manager - Global Mobility Services

Mariana Symecko is an accomplished Global Mobility professional with more than 15 years of experience in international assignment management, global human resources, international employment law and international business strategies. Extensive industry knowledge developed through consultancy and corporate experience in both Brazil and in the US. Recognized Global Mobility expert with extensive experience in developing, implementing and managing best in class mobility programs, policies and practices. Mariana is an inspiring leader and skillful people developer having built extremely effective and diverse global teams through her career. Due to her extensive career in Brazil, Mariana is also an expert on domestic and cross-border issues in Latin America . Combining her multicultural background with her legal knowledge of local laws, Mariana presents the unique capability to help clients that are considering or actively doing business in Brazil and Latin America. Mariana is fluent in English and Portuguese. Mariana has lectured at various courses and seminars internationally (Brazil, U.S.A, Argentina and Chile) on a wide range of topics related to global human resources and global mobility and is a writer and contributor to the International HR Forum.

Christopher Chalk graduated from the University of Georgia, the place where he first met his wife 14 years ago. 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 spending almost 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 Doosan, a global Korean firm in Atlanta. 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.

Glen Collins is a Senior Manager with KPMG’s Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice and a member of its Mobility Consulting Services (MCS) team. Glen has over 15 years of experience in global immigration, international human resources (IHR), and expatriate management having developed and led several corporate global mobility functions within the high-tech and consulting industries. He has comprehensive IHR outsourcing services experience, global service delivery modeling, organizational design and process improvement, policy design and development, and vendor management within the global mobility arena. Prior to KPMG, Glen developed and led several corporate global mobility and immigration functions and outsourcing services transitions in the high-tech and professional services industries. Specifically, he developed policies and programs to ensure employee foreign immigration and individual tax compliance, and the provision of domestic relocation and international assignment support services. Glen currently consults on IHR policy and advises senior executives, line business and IHR professionals on the risks and complexities of the recruitment, transfer and temporary work assignment of employees abroad.

Ana L. Muniz is a Manager in the International Executive Services practice. She has sixteen years of professional Human Resources experience, including nine years focusing in global Human Resources and Payroll. Ana supports KPMG’s Global Mobility Advisory Services. She has worked with many multinational organizations to provide advisory services through benchmarking and redesigning policies and processes, and providing strategic administration support for various components of an international assignment program. Ana’s specialization applies across all markets and has provided services to a vast range of clients in terms of size, global locations, and industry (i.e. energy, automotive, logistics, technology, and manufacturing). Prior to joining KPMG, she worked in human resources for two multinational companies.

Gerard Losardo is a Manager with KPMG's Global Mobility Services practice. He assists companies in managing their global mobility tax compliance around the world, serving the needs of both the globally mobile employee and the employer. He works with companies to identify the impact of short term business travel on both the company and the employee. Gerard is a licensed presenter of proprietary technology tools designed to manage global mobility.

12:30 - working luncheon

Luncheon keynoter---

Nigel Dessau, the author of Become a 21st Century Executive – Breaking away from the Pack, and the founder of The 3 Minute Mentor website. Both the book and the website provide practical career guidance in simple-to-follow chapters and videos. The website is now followed by thousands of subscribers from all over the world.

Previously Nigel was Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Stratus Technologies, the industry’s leading provider of fault-tolerant computing. In this role he was responsible for all marketing, communications and product management. Before that he was Chief Marketing Officer of Advanced Micro Devices and StorageTek. He also worked at Sun Microsystems and spent 19 years at IBM. Nigel was born and educated in Nottingham, England and lives with his wife in Clearwater FL.

1:25 - 2
Managing the Hidden HR Costs of Overseas expansion

• If part of a Business Plan involves moving into new overseas markets, what does the strategic workforce planning process need to consider from a Business perspective to guarantee the talent is in place?

• What are some of the global HR trends that will affect Talent Planning

• What are you seeing in terms of the way that talent acquisition helps determine the choice of overseas location

Mike Butler
RADIUS Worldwide

Mike has more than 20 years experience working in the UK, France and US as a European HR executive and consultant working with such companies as British Steel (Corus) and Jones Lang Lasalle . Mike currently works for Radius Worldwide advising US companies setting up remote Sales / IT teams outside the US on all aspects of international expansion. Managing the hidden costs of overseas expansion---- a ‘What’s the Bottom Line’ type presentation / Hidden HR Costs (represent 70% of total costs) / Why companies need to get cost estimates for overseas expansion / Budgeting surprises. This will be very practical and interactive. HR working with Finance on the metrics.

Learning objectives:
• Understand the importance of preparing an accurate budget for international expansion
• Understand how your staffing costs will vary country-to-country
• Understand Mandatory, Customary, Termination, Ongoing and Indirect costs
• Understand costs related to headcount.
• How to avoid unwittingly creating a Permanent Establishment issues for the company.

If you’re considering opening operations in a new country, getting a handle on costs is likely at the top of your to-do list. It’s an important step in the planning and budgeting process. Reliable estimates will help you justify international expansion to your Board from a Payroll / HR / infrastructure perspective. Often, the starting point is domestic expenses using a standard list of costs — salaries, benefits, car allowance, office space, — then make adjustments from there. This is a reasonable approach to take if you haven’t budgeted for international expansion before. Unfortunately, the task is rarely that simple. The costs vary significantly from country to country. Then there are regulatory compliance requirements that will impact your bottom line. Toss in a host of hidden costs that you hadn’t expected, with painful penalties for doing things wrong, and it becomes clear that the process will be more involved than it seemed at first blush. This session will help you understand the importance of preparing an accurate budget for international expansion; for example, how your staffing costs will vary country-to-country; mandatory, customary, termination, ongoing and indirect costs plus costs related to headcount. This presentation will focus on costs in Europe, Asia and Latin America with examples from specific countries. It will also cover wider reasons why countries end up with specific employment frameworks.

2:10 - 2:50
Mobility Trends - LatAm

Gustavo Higuera
Regional Vice-President and Director - LatAm Center of Excellence
Weichert Workforce Mobility

Silvia Rivas
Human Resources Advisor

A Human Resources Advisor with extensive international operational and mining experience in recruitment and selection, benefits administration, employee development and work permit renewals and extensions. A goal oriented team player with demonstrated ability to work effectively and congenially at all levels. Possess a strong customer service orientation, creative problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills. Flexible and adaptable to different organizational / cultural requirements. Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.

Responsible for Latin America operations and leading the team of relocation experts in the "LATAM Center of Excellence" specialized to service corporate clients and organizations in this diverse and growing market. Provide advice and support to clients in optimizing their workforce mobility. Help assignees and their families to have a positive and satisfying relocation experience while adapting to their new living environment quickly and productively. Promote the unique quality service, industry thought leadership and expertise offered by Weichert Workforce Mobility in the Americas and globally.

corporate representatives will be joining this discussion and will be announced very soon

2:55 -3:55
Talent & Leader Development - LatAm

Alfredo Fuchs, Vice President-Latin America
Right Management

Alan Griffin, VP Consulting
Organizational expert
Right Management

3:55--- Moderator's closing remarks

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