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São Paulo '09
 
Bem-vindo à Conferência de Educação
 
 
to be held at...
Renaissance São Paulo Hotel, Alameda Santos 2233, CEP: 01419-002;
Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, SP • www.renaissance.com.br/saobr
Tel.: 55 11 3069-3044
Meeting Room: América do Norte
conference info... news@globalhrnews.com
 
 


EDUCATION COURSE

8.45am
Opening session is an audience-interactive workshop

OPENING REMARKS and CONFERENCE PURPOSE
INTRODUCTION OF THE DELEGATES

Presented by
ED COHEN, Conference Producer
Editor, GLOBALHRNews



10am
Theme Keynote

MANAGING TOMORROW’S PEOPLE …TRENDS IN SOUTH AMERICA AND BRASIL

Presented by
Mr. João Lins Pereira, Partner,
PricewaterhouseCoopers South America Ltda. (PwC)



ABOUT THE PRESENTER
João Lins is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has relevant experience in business organization and planning, as well as in human resources management. His experience has been built over 15 years as a consultant and professional at large domestic and multinational corporations. In the Human Capital Management area he has been in charge of coordinating projects focusing on diagnosis and redesign of human resources practices and policies. João Lins also has wide experience in the compensation area, carried out projects in manufacturing, commercial and service organizations, together with the HR strategic management, considering modern work configuration, knowledge management and performance management approaches.

Master in Business Administration – Organization and Human Resources at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (EAESP/FGV).Bachelor in Business Administration at Faculdade de Economia e Administração (FEA/USP). Specialization in HR Strategic Management/Organizational Design at York University (Toronto-Canada). University Professor for MBA courses, with various published works on the field.








11.20am
Technical Workshop on Compensation & Benefits

LEGAL ALTERNATIVES TO PAYROLL CHARGES

"The main benefits granted to executives in International Assignment Programs and the respective impacts in view of the 2009 Brazilian tax, labor and social security legislation".


Presented by

Edmar Perfetto, Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers South America Ltda. (PwC)


Fabia Bernarde, Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers South America Ltda. (PwC)


Flavia Fernandes, Senior Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers South America Ltda. (PwC)




This workshop will focus on the results of a local research considering the main benefits granted by the largest companies in Brazil to their executives, by category, in International Assignment Programs (foreigners in Brazil). Analyzing the correlated impacts in view of the Brazilian tax, labor and social security legislation (updates).

Moreover, for each benefit, further details will be presented in order to assist the company in structuring a remuneration package for the expatriate assigned to work in Brazil. The purpose is to put on dicussion legal alternatives to avoid that a common benefit be transformed into employee´s compensation/salary, what would trigger payroll charges.

Additionally, there will be charts showing the tax, labor and social security impacts if those benefis are delivered by companies located in other 4 different Latin America countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico)."








12.20pm to 1.15pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON






1.30pm to 2.30pm
Legal Updates


1.30pm to 2pm

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION IN LATIN AMERICA
NEW TRENDS


Presented by
Carmen de Téramond, Attorney,
Client Service Manager
FRAGOMEN GLOBAL








2pm to 2.30pm


BRASIL & IMMIGRATION:
POLITICS, CURRENT SCENARIOS, and TRENDS


Presented by
SAMANTHA MACHADO, Attorney-At-Law, Partner,
EMDOC


Samantha Machado has been working with immigration for eight years, cumulating wide comprehension on Brazilian immigration law. Samantha has diversified knowledge in client management, work permit processes, immigration legislation, and Brazilian documents. She is also fluent in English.





2.45pm
Corporate Benchmarking NEXT PRACTICES

ACCENTURE: How to Create Full-Cycle Support for over 20,000 International Assignees and their families in nearly 50 countries. Here is how we are doing it.


Presented by

Ms. ANA MARIA MARINGOLO, International Mobility Lead for the Relocation Management Solutions,
Accenture do Brasil Ltda.

and by

Ms. SUSAN MUSICH, Global HR & Mobility Consultant
Accenture (US)


With a strong focus on recruitment and retention of cross-border assignees, Accenture has recently revised its global mobility policies and support for cross-border assignees and their families to address the myriad issues afflicting more than 20,000 assignees in nearly 50 countries. Managing two divisions: the compliance and financial risk... while ensuring the assignee's needs ...are addressed. By doing so the result has been seen in various stakeholders working harmoniously to ensure a best-in-class global mobility program. These two divisions (compliance and financial risk) and (ensuring the assignee's needs) have revamped policy and programming to address critical issues--from managing the immigration, tax, legal and labor law issues for staff leaving on assignment in less than a week to supporting the assignees with regard to destination services, family matters, spouse career, education issues, cultural savvy, and repatriation.

Accenture has maximized technology to create a one-stop web site for access to this support and information as well as to create a network of support among the assignees and families themselves to encourage knowledge sharing and cross-border support.



Ana Maria Maringolo has a deep knowledge of international mobility as she has been long involved with negotiations of international services agreements, including importation of professionals, while working for a large Brazilian Steel company. Ana has been instrumental in the creation of Accentureʼs in-house expatriate management and relocation department in 1997. In addition Ana is responsible for the Central American region. She has been in charge of international mobility in Accenture since then.


Susan Musich, for 18 years, has worked with international organizations on strategic approaches to global mobility programs and policy, with an emphasis on developing countries and emerging markets. Susan developed The World Bank’s first online Country Briefing Center and co-developed their first Global Mobility program to support staff and families moving to 120+ destinations. Susan specializes in dual career strategies and is a frequent speaker at international conferences speaking about global career transitions for all skill levels—ranging from Gen Y to executives. She advises other global organizations on these issues, including the United Nations, the U.S. State Dept, the Peace Corps, and other international organizations. Susan has also written 13 books, including co-authoring Your Career Planner—a college text book used by 30+ universities. Her most recent book is AFRICA JOB SEARCH (2007). She is also now the managing director of PassportCareer.com which is designed for organizations to support spouses’ and partners’ career transitions. Susan received the GLOBAL HR News COMMUNICATOR AWARD.








3.45pm
Technical Workshop

COMPANY R-O-I, TALENT RETENTION, and MOTIVATION

Companies now involved with World Trade and offering employee relocation, immigration services, taxation advice, and all the many related executive mobility services as International Assignment "benefits" is required... for sure... but there is more to it. The situation has become more complex and requires new thinking...a "NEXT Practice". Now we While some would ask: Where should I sign?... others would demand "Give me more" and, behind the stage, personal agendas could flourish with something like... What is in there for me and for my family?

This streamlined technical session is designed to provide you with a quick look and will help pave-the-way toward a new understanding. We will discuss Talent Management...motivating people, challenging them, and helping employees accept assignments and thrive during the timeframe. And this brief session will help you rethink ways of retaining your valuable international talent... and of course this will help increase the company ROI on investing in International Assignments. We must beware of the contextual Communication behind the YES or NO as final decisions of expats. This session will give you some insight on Learning How to Assess Needs and will help you prepare to better measure company ROI.


Presented by
Andrea Massoud,CEO,
Living in Brazil


Andrea Massoud is the company Founder and Managing-Partner. She Founded Living in Brazil in 1993, as an inbound mobility consulting company, after serving at Du Pont do Brasil as head of Expats Department. In the late nineties’, launched Living Internationally, International Executive Mobility Management, boosting Brazilian exports and internationalization of Brazilian Human Capital too. Andrea is an expert in the legal pathways connecting the world and Head of Immigration Department in the company. She holds three citizenships: Brazilian, American and Lebanese; and is fluent in Arabic, Portuguese, English and Spanish; conversational in French. She has resided and studied in the Middle East, Brazil and USA; and has graduated in Languages, major in Translations by PUCSP (São Paulo – Brazil); MBA by USP (São Paulo – Brazil); Masters in International Affairs (MIA - Columbia University in NY), in progress. Andrea Massoud is a Professor at UNERJ (Santa Catarina – Brazil) for International Executive MBA. She is a Specialist in International Executive Mobility, is an active speaker and committee member at Chambers of Commerce and Relocation Forums in Europe, USA, Canada and Brazil. Serves as the Latin American Editorial Advisor for Mobility Magazine worldwide for ERC / Washington.







4.15pm
Technical Workshop

GOING GLOBAL and YOUR EXPATRIATE POLICY:
A COMPLIANCE ISSUE


This session will provide a succinct, thorough look at Expatriate Policy, now mandatory to any business growing internationally. Delegates will learn about Global Policy vs. alternatives.


Presented by

Ana Maria Giesbrecht, CEO
FOCAL POINT


Focal Point is an Expatriate Service Management Center, with a strong sense of business ethics and a 20-year experience in relocation and documentation. It is also the pioneer in the outsourcing of Expatriate Management in Brazil, as well as the first company in the country to attain a Global Mobility Specialists certification by ERC - The association for Workforce Mobility. Focal Point can assist its clients in many Brazilian cities and, through solid partnerships, all over Latin America, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia/Pacific. A client oriented company, Focal Point's goals include: process optimization leading to savings to the client’s HR Department and full coordination, support and orientation to their staff.







4.45pm
Audience-interactive session

GLOBAL HR News TALK SHOW ...

Burning Issues involving HR Management Today and a review of the conference information. Delegates, led by Commentators, will try to develop and define key NEXT PRACTICES ...for implementing in their organizations.


Host: ED COHEN, Editor GLOBAL HR News
COMMENTATORS will include ...

Frederico G. Borges Wright, RH Corporativo/Remuneração e Benefícios,
PETROBRAS


Fabia Bernarde, Senior Manager
PricewaterhouseCoopers South America Ltda. (PwC)


Priscila Conduta Elias, Employee Benefits General Director,
HARMONIA Corretora de Seguros e Resseguros Ltda


Dora Sayegh, Country Manager,
LARM Brazil


Daniela Lima, Attorney-At-Law, Partner,
EMDOC


Susan Musich, Global HR & Mobility Consultant
Accenture (US)






5.55pm
NETWORKING WINE RECEPTION
in the Sponsor Resource Area




Feb 17th evening:
Your are welcome to join a small group going out to an informal networking dinner following the conclusion of the conference. This will be an optional event, and an extra cost per person sharing the total cost. Please RSVP if you have an interest to join us. You are welcome.




 
 
CONTACT
For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Email: editorglobalbusinessnews@gmail.com
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
   
   
Conference Sponsors:
 
pwc
Harmonia
john richard
emdoc
Fragomen
LARM Brasil
Metropolitan
focal point
Living Abroad
wells fargo
LIVING IN BRAZIL
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