Global Business Mobile Talent
Geneva April 12, 2016

presented at Credit Suisse, Geneva
NextGen challenges, social media impacting workplaces
Role of CSR, Employer Branding, Engagement, Retention
Global Employment Companies - what, why, who, where
Taking better care of the employee and family
How assignments can help grow company profits
to be held at...
Credit Suisse, rue de Lausanne 11-19, 1201 Genève
Auditorium Brusio - (separate entrance next to the bank)

Registration CHF 248; if 2 then 183/seat; if 3+ then only 100/seat

les Arcades (3min); Genève Gare (5min)

Memo from
Edwin B Cohen - Conference Developer & Moderator

I'm showing you brief videos ... one is about the 'new' Geneva airport only because it is about a great company using international talent for multinational purposes. We're in a new age ... so much interconnection between us ... email and the web of course but also travel for business and leisure. Advanced technologies and smart thinking converging to make life easier, better for people. Take a quick look; I think you will like it.

This GlobalBusiness Financial ExecutiveBriefing will ask you to expand your thinking upwards and otherwise to new 'spaces'. Come participate, experience, and thrive with us.

And here's a hot video about the beauty of Geneva and the lake area...enjoy...

Yes- it's my understanding that 'global business' has better enabled development of people and economies around the world, resulting in the rise of the global middle class, including increased education, and the tremendous opportunity for global product development and marketing. This requires 'global talent' and 'global mindset', ie, adapting local people and organisations to be better at 'going global'. On-going training to encourage and develop talent is critical for business success.

This unique education and networking event is designed to be helpful to you. Thank you for participating.

• practical info designed for better understanding
• new contacts...enhanced rapport '


8, check-in desk open s; coffee and connecting

830, Program starts with Moderator's Introductions

850 - 930,
Strategic role of CSR, Employer Branding, and international assignments

Chris Litherland, FCIPD, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Management Consultant, Executive Coach

935 - 10,
International mobility - it is more than moving from one country to another' ... companies invest millions, people are transformed to be better than ever...or severely impacted, impact on the company brand due to a misfit or compliance issues not managed correctly ...

Andreas Zink, Chartered MCIPD

Check this article...

Andreas is a strategic and operational HR leader with extensive international business expertise. Background includes building and cultivating strong cross-functional and pan-organizational relationships, and successfully leading high-performing human resources and project-mandated teams.

10 - 1015, BREAK

1015 - 11,
Executive services for the C-Suite and Top-level

Yves Monnat
Director / Head of the Geneva Executives & Entrepreneurs’s team
Credit Suisse

1105 - 1145,
Global Employment Company:

Building a perfect employment condition with cohesion
Managing large pools of expatriates across multiple subsidiaries

Subject expert:

Gordon Zovko, Chief Development Officer

MORE ABOUT... Global Employment Company:
Building perfect employment condition cohesion in managing large pools of expatriates across multiple subsidiaries.

Multinational companies constantly expanding across borders have a continuous need to move the right competencies to the right places. To achieve that, it can be extremely useful to centralize the management of the group’s expatriate personnel under one roof. Executive HR are more and more incline in incorporating Global Employment Companies and thus benefit from standardized expatriate employment conditions, cost control, clear and accurate reporting, reliable onboarding processes driving down to a minimum complicated negotiations for the individual mobility conditions for each international employee.

After completing a full analysis of the diverse conditions and processes, mobility rules and standards concerning employment conditions, compensation, social coverage and other benefits ITX mandate is prolonged to provide outsourced services for Global Employment Companies.

Thanks to ITX extended experience, Global Employment Companies benefit from permanent expert advice, standardization of all administrative processes, and simplification of the task of managing the international workforce and integration of subsidiaries around the circle of influence of the Global Employment Company. Respect of confidentiality concerning employment conditions and related data is guaranteed without losing control, and without having to resort to sometimes unreliable outsourcing.

1150 - 1230, audience discussion
Corporate Strategy: Mobility Trends, Challenges, Solutions

Chris Debner
Strategic Global Mobility Advisory

You will take-away from this session key trends and challenges in Mobility from the past, the current and also be provided with a glimpse into future trends and challenges. This experience will enable you to better understand which of these trends apply as well to your internal corporate Mobility programme and which ones will demand action from your side in the future. Presented will be evidence how specific companies are responding with adequate strategies to the key challenges; and, you will understand better how sound Mobility Strategies are developed considering the challenges.

1230 - LUNCH ... informal discussions

1315 - 1415,
The International Desk...
Management of International 'local hires', and Transfers-in practices

Antonio Brandao
Head, International Desk (Human Resources)

With our services we provide the International Local Hires and Transfers with full transparency about Switzerland
in connection with their local Swiss offer (local contract).

They receive a personalized documentation (Analysis Package), including:

• a draft salary statement and where required also a net-net comparison
between home and host country

• an introduction into the Swiss social security system

• an explanation of our Pension Fund system including precise figures regarding the cover for the employee and his/her family in case of retirement, disability and death

• an explanation of the Swiss Medical system including a real offer

• an introduction into to Swiss tax system including a detailed calculation of the employee’s situation and a comparison/analysis amongst various Cantons

• contact lists of relocation companies
(e.g. for moving, housing, international schools or other services)
and contact persons within Credit Suisse

• an explanation regarding the Swiss work permit process
including a list of documents needed for it

• required/recommended Swiss insurances
(e.g. household content insurance, liability insurance)

• further useful documents and brochures

• and more, based on the client’s need

 In a conference call of about 75-90 minutes this Analysis Package is discussed in detail with the candidate (and the spouse)

 HR/Line Management receive a Management Summary including Cost Projection (one-time costs and ongoing annual costs)

• You will learn about a state-of-the-art management model for international staff

• You will experience the needs and the wide range of topics covered for these key employees

• You will be surprised and amazed about the newest technical developments

1415, BREAK

1430 - 15,
Dual-Career Initiatives that work...Expat Engagement
Communications and Productivity regarding family/partner/spouse

Marian Chiraches, Global Program Director
International Dual-Career Network (IDCN)

The IDCN is a global association comprising of local networks formed to facilitate job search and career information sharing amongst the partners of its mobile employees.

Lynn Denton
Brand and Corporate Communications Manager

Medair is a Lausanne-based emergency relief and recovery NGO inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. Lynn introduced Medair to IDCN, which resulted in Medair becoming IDCN’s first NGO member.

15 - 16, audience discussion

Mobility management...getting to ROI;
KPI's and communicating with various stakeholders

leaders/commentators will include...

Luisa Raffainer,
Global Head International Assignment Management
Credit Suisse

Francis Docherty,
Managing Director,
Swiss Mobility

Chris Debner
Strategic Global Mobility Advisory

... additional thought-leaders will be announced

16 - adjourn to Networking Reception at a nearby pub

cosponsorships available at a reasonable price..excellent benefits...

please inquire if interested

Registration CHF 248; if 2 then 183/seat; if 3+ then only 100/seat
For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
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