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08:40 - 18:00 | 12 March
IET London: Savoy Place

The Mobility Hub is back! Global mobility teams, this event is for YOU

In an ever-complex and ever-expanding GM landscape, stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends, leading technology and must-know insights to take your programmes to the next level!

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Engage with 100+ in-house GM professionals

Agenda

08:40-09:10

Registration & refreshments

09:15-09:25

Welcome from the ECA Group Chief Executive

09:25-10:05

Future-readying mobility: AI insights & strategies for 2030 and beyond!

Keynote

To kick-start the day, hear from the Optimistic Futurist, Matt O’Neill, who will explore the evolution of AI and how teams can embrace it to thrive and be future-ready.

Matt O'Neill
The Optimistic Futurist
Turing Lecture Theatre
10:05-10:40

What does digital transformation mean in the context of global mobility and where do you start?

Panel

Next up, the focus will turn to the significance and role of new tech and agile GM leaders in driving transformation. We’ll discuss how companies can navigate common barriers and optimise efficiencies to enable all types of employee mobility.

Ema Boccagni
ECA International
Liam Brennan
TST
Jacqueline O'Rourke
ECA International
Mike Hibberd
Global Expat Pay
Turing Lecture Theatre
Networking & coffee break
11:00-11:40

TST & Siemens: Business traveller management is becoming the norm!

Case Study

With 14+ years of successful traveller tracking, hear real-life examples from Siemens about how an organisation runs a large travel compliance programme. We’ll explore the benefits, trials, and tribulations of traveller management, compliance administration and risk mitigation. Discover the lessons learned, typical hurdles and Siemens’ daily management of their travellers.

Tobi Nehls
Siemens
Tom Crosby
TST
Turing Lecture Theatre

Flexible policies to mobilise diverse talent

Insights

Explore the typical challenges organisations face when incorporating flexibility into their policies, how these can be overcome and how they can help broaden the talent pool of mobile employees.

Helen Mildred
ECA International
Lee Quane
ECA International
Riverside 1
11:50-12:30

Optimising costs for optimal value

Insights

Covid and the global inflation crisis have put GM teams under pressure to provide more support to the business whilst containing costs. But how can you do this and still provide competitive packages and an outstanding employee experience? Join us as we divulge how to reduce, optimise and reconcile costs while transforming the business and retaining and attracting key talent.

Georgia Wilson
ECA International
Mustafa Bharmal
Global Expat Pay
Turing Lecture Theatre

International remote work - making it work for you

Discussion

While no longer a new phenomenon, many companies are still finding out what works for them. But how do you balance employee demand with compliance and overcome the challenges to reap the rewards? Join the debate!

Oliver Browne
ECA International
James Mathers
ECA International
Jeanette Ryan
TST
Riverside 1
Networking & lunch
13:20-14:00

ECA & HEINEKEN: Driving transformation through tech innovation

Case study

From automating processes using standard ECAEnterprise features, to a one platform approach with sophisticated expat and vendor management features, to the new assignee portal. Follow HEINEKEN's journey through technological innovation as they strive to continually deliver excellence for both the business and its employees.

Andrew McSkimming
Heineken
Cyril Brenninkmeijer
ECA International
Sandra Winstanley
Heineken
Turing Lecture Theatre
14:10-14:55

Global Expat Pay & Daimler Truck: The journey to a world class GM function (so far!)

Case study

Daimler Truck was separately listed in 2021 and had to create all new internal functions and suppliers. Uncover their transformation journey and their plans to support the current and future business requirements.

Mike Hibberd
Global Expat Pay
Jochen Lenz
Daimler Truck
Turing Lecture Theatre

Peer exchange - Your topics, your choice!

Discussion

While the whole day will provide you with lots of insights, opportunity for discussion, and food for thought, we know how productive conversations during the breaks can be!

We’re therefore running an informal session where you can take charge of the direction of discussion. From a selection of key themes, choose the topic that resonates most – or raise your own!

1. If you had a million pounds, what would it solve in your GM program?

2. Mobility SOS: dealing with constantly changing demands

3. AI is trying to steal my job. How do we stay relevant as GM specialists in the world of AI?

Our experts will be there to host, however you can decide the issues to focus on. Then halfway through, swap to a different topic that also grabs your interest.

Claudine Turner
ECA International
Ema Boccagni
ECA International
Grace Petrova
ECA International
Riverside 1
Networking & coffee break
15:10-15:50

TST & Ford: Don't hesitate, automate! Revolutionise the way you work & enhance the employee experience

Case study

Learn how you can harness data already present in your company systems to populate and automate time-consuming tasks such as vendor authorisation and regulatory applications. See how cycle times can be reduced by re-using data repeatedly for similar tasks. These efficiencies drive better info-security practices and enhance the user experience for employees and stakeholders, allowing your people to become more productive.

During this interactive session, there will also be opportunities for you to take part in live polls and ask any questions to Ford and the team.

Liam Brennan
TST
Stephen Swift
Ford
Turing Lecture Theatre
15:50-16:20

Putting it into practice - Thoughts from our panel of industry experts

Panel

Hear from our panel of industry experts as they reflect upon the practical application of some of the key themes we have discussed throughout the day.

Delphine Douroux
Cindex/TotalEnergies
Helen Mildred
ECA International
John Kerr
Pinsent Masons
Marco Dolci
Campari Group
Vanessa Dullaart
Philips
Turing Lecture Theatre
16:20-16:40

Wrap up & key takeaways

16:45-18:00

Drinks reception

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What's on the agenda?

09:00-09:30

Registration & refreshments

09:30-09:50

Welcome from our Managing Director, Andrew

Open
09:50-10:30

Does every GM programme need transformation? What is driving the need to revisit, remodel, rethink?

Panel

The panel will discuss some of the latest hot topics, trends and buzzwords circling the mobility sphere today. Hear their insights and perspectives to get you thinking, providing a starting point to explore and expand on during the day’s sessions and conversations.

Ema Boccagni
ECA International
Jacqueline O'Rourke
ECA International
Lee Quane
ECA International
Liam Brennan
TST
Mike Hibberd
Global Expat Pay
Turing Theatre
10:30-11:15

Managing mobility in a cost of living crisis

Plenary

High inflation around the world has caused significant issues for assignees and mobility teams, impacting everything from COLA to the cost of assignment benefits and relocation support. We look at how companies are balancing competitive packages and assignee support with keeping costs under control.

Alec Smith
ECA International
Georgia Wilson
ECA International
Steven Kilfedder
ECA International
Turing Theatre
Networking & coffee break
11:30-12:10

Cost estimates – the good, the bad and the ugly

Insights

While they might feel like an unnecessary admin burden, cost estimates provide essential insight for the business. Hear of the many ways you could be best utilising them to help optimise your GM programme.

Anni Keranen
ECA International
Cyril Brenninkmeijer
ECA International
Turing Theatre

Solving sustainability – turning reds into green

Discussion

Sustainability is a global challenge and we can all do our part. Come and discuss market leading practices, key actions to turn those reds into green and how to differentiate yourselves to investors and employees alike.

Claudine Turner
ECA International
James Mathers
ECA International
Riverside 1
12:15-12:45

Leonardo UK - business traveller tracking, an implementation journey

Case study

Follow Leonardo UK’s initial journey into tracking every business traveller, utilising traveller technology. Find out what worked well, the challenges faced and the transformative effect on the business.

Janice Wass
Leonardo UK
Liam Brennan
TST
Turing Theatre

Salary reviews - navigating the pitfalls of FX volatility & inflation

Discussion

Exchange rates and inflation can have a big impact when it comes to running your salary reviews. Through an interactive case study, we will discuss how to manage expectations and best communicate changes to your assignees.

Patrick Seuwen
ECA International
Talia Koch
ECA International
Riverside 1
Networking & lunch
13:30-14:10

Volvo Cars - creating transparency of processes for the optimal UX

Case study

Driven by a focus on technology and the user experience, Volvo Cars implemented an assignee portal to digitalise their processes and integrate key stakeholders and vendors. Hear their journey of implementation, the successes and the learnings.

Audrey Polwin
ECA International
Jacqueline O'Rourke
ECA International
Susanne Engström
Volvo
Turing Theatre
14:15-14:45

Daimler Truck – journey to a new GM model

Case study

Daimler Truck became separately listed in December 2021 and took the opportunity to re-evaluate their approach to mobilising global talent. Follow their journey of adopting a new operating model – all done within an immovable deadline!

Mike Hibberd
Global Expat Pay
Jochen Lenz
Daimler Truck
Turing Theatre

The impact of local salaries on mobility options

Discussion

When considering a permanent transfer, it is important to explore national salary comparisons to ensure you are fairly compensating your employees. See how taking into account the relative buying power of salaries in different locations can help you make more informed decisions about the financial aspects of a move.

Francine Smith
ECA International
Oliver Browne
ECA International
Riverside 1
Networking & coffee break
15:00-15:40

Keeping pace with change: how GM policies are evolving to meet challenges post-pandemic

Insights

With new patterns of mobility, a more demanding compliance environment, elevated employee expectations, increased cost scrutiny and ESG requirements, are your policies still fit for purpose? Looking at market trends, benchmarking survey stats and anecdotal evidence from client experiences we’ll be exploring how companies are gearing up their GM policies to meet these challenges head on.

Ema Boccagni
ECA International
Lee Quane
ECA International
Turing Theatre

Unlocking the power of your GM operational data

Discussion

The global mobility team is responsible for generating and sharing multiple sources of compensation and other assignment data as part of the day-to-day operations. Hear what companies are doing today, and discover the insights and analytics that could be available to your business with the right data management strategy and technology to support it. 

Audrey Polwin
ECA International
Mustafa Bharmal
Global Expat Pay
Riverside 1
15:45-16:10

International remote working – have you solved the puzzle?

Plenary

International remote working has secured a firm place in the post-pandemic mobility landscape and continues to be a much-debated topic. Companies had to quickly introduce new policies and processes to handle a huge increase in “work from anywhere” requests. With a bit more time to think this through, have you found the perfect balance of reaping the many benefits international remote working brings, without creating compliance risks?

We’ll discuss the feasibility of managing international remote workers in an equitable and cost-effective manner, and how technology can support risk mitigation and help keep track of this population.

Jacqueline O'Rourke
ECA International
Tom Crosby
TST
Turing Theatre
16:10-16:15

Closing remarks

Close
16:15-18:00

Drinks reception

Who will you meet?

Our Hub connects 100+ GM professionals from across the UK and Europe, putting you in touch with like-minded peers and expanding your network. We will also be joined by our partners Tracker Software Technologies (TST) and Global Expat Pay to offer you even more value through our combined insights and expertise.

Do join us! We welcome any HR professional who is responsible for the management of their company's mobile workforce.

A must-attend GM event, but don't just take our word for it...

I really enjoyed the Mobility Hub and see it as a valuable part of my toolkit for benchmarking our mobility policy and processes.

Global Mobility & Employment Tax Manager, Compass Group
The speakers and presentations were brilliant! It was great to hear how other companies respond to challenges we face, and to be presented with new ideas.

International Mobility Relationship Manager, Vodafone
Extremely well organised and very informative and professional.

Reward & Global Mobility Manager, Leonardo

Meet the speakers

 
Andrew McSkimming
Global Mobility Advisor
Heineken
 
Andrew Shaw
Group Chief Executive
ECA International
 
Claudine Turner
Head of Government Advisory
ECA International
 
Cyril Brenninkmeijer
Team Leader - Key Account Management
ECA International
 
Delphine Douroux
Cindex/TotalEnergies
 
Ema Boccagni
Customer Success Director
ECA International
 
Georgia Wilson
Key Account Manager
ECA International
 
Grace Petrova
Global Mobility Consultant
ECA International
 
Helen Mildred
Head of Consultancy
ECA International
 
Jacqueline O'Rourke
Head of Client Services
ECA International
 
James Mathers
Senior Consultant
ECA International
 
Jeanette Ryan
Head of Research (Tax and Immigration)
Tracker Software Technologies
 
Jochen Lenz
Head of Global Mobility
Daimler Truck
 
John Kerr
Head of Global Mobility
Pinsent Masons
 
Lee Quane
Global Head of Business Development
ECA International
 
Liam Brennan
Global Sales Director ECA & CEO, TST
Tracker Software Technologies
 
Matt O'Neill
The Optimistic Futurist
 
Marco Dolci
International Mobility Director
Campari Group
 
Mike Hibberd
CEO and Founder
Global Expat Pay
 
Mustafa Bharmal
Global Mobility Consulting Lead
Global Expat Pay
 
Oliver Browne
Remuneration and Policy Surveys Manager
ECA International
 
Sandra Winstanley
Global Mobility and Compensation Manager
Heineken
 
Stephen Swift
Global Travel Manager
Ford Motor Company
 
Tobi Nehls
Head of Global Mobility Management
Siemens
 
Tom Crosby
Head of Sales
Tracker Software Technologies
 
Vanessa Dullaart
Head of International Mobility
Philips

Key details

Timings

08:40-09:10 Registration

09:15-16:40 Conference

16:40-18:00 Drinks reception

Location

IET London: Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place, London
WC2R 0BL

Located in the heart of London, enjoy stunning views of the River Thames and easily accessible transport links.

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